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May 2014 Archives

Wrongfully convicted Louisiana man freed after 34 years in prison

In order to ascertain the truth in any situation, the first and perhaps most important rule is to remain objective. In many cases where individuals have been wrongfully convicted of a crime and sent to prison, mistakes and intentional misconduct were likely the result of police investigators and/or prosecutors who were not objective in their approach.

Life in prison for a single batch of pot brownies? It may happen

We have previously written about how increasingly strict state and federal drug laws have resulted in disproportionately harsh sentences for many non-violent offenders. Mandatory minimums and similar laws essentially take away a judge’s discretion and force them to impose sentences that may be wildly inappropriate. Other times, these laws give overzealous prosecutors an excuse to impose unreasonable charges on a defendant.

Louisiana drunk driving suspect visits police station before arrest

A cornerstone of the American criminal justice system is the principle that each of us is to be considered innocent until proven guilty. This is important because it places the burden of proof squarely on the shoulders of law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. It is not up to an individual to prove that he did not commit a crime. It is up to the state to prove that he did.

Don't let TV fool you: Crime labs can be full of serious errors

For a number of reasons, Americans love police procedural dramas about forensic evidence and analysis. There must be about two dozen television shows at any time dealing with the unsung heroes of murder and drug investigations: genius lab technicians who solve cases with mere traces of evidence.

What not to do in the aftermath of a DWI arrest

Getting arrested can be scary. As such, arrestees are not always thinking clearly and rationally. This is one reason why it’s important to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. He or she can make sure you understand your rights and options, as well as to make sure you don’t risk making your situation worse by doing something foolish in the aftermath of your arrest.

Meet Attorney Guillory

Attorney Joshua S. Guillory was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. Upon graduating high school from Alexandria Senior High, he enrolled in classes at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Josh was a member of Mu Kappa Tau, a national honor society for marketing majors, while attending... Read More

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