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The Necessary Evil of Plea Bargaining

Plea bargaining is the process of negotiating a plea between the defendant’s criminal defense attorney, the prosecuting attorney and sometimes the judge.  Generally, the prosecution or the State offers concessions to the defendant in exchange for a guilty plea. The…

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Dressing Appropriately for a Court Appearance

As a criminal defense attorney in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana and Hinds County, Mississippi courts, I have often seen defendants appear before a judge inappropriately dressed. This is a big mistake. The district attorney and the judge will look at you…

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