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How jury trials and bench trials differ?

A case that is moving through the criminal justice system is likely going to have several steps to go through. For some cases, going to trial is one of those steps. Some people might find it interesting, or disturbing, to know that not all trials take place in front of a jury. Instead, some trials are bench trials. Understanding the difference between a bench trial and a jury trial is crucial if you are facing the criminal justice system.

What are some penalties of drunk driving charges in Louisiana?

It is widely known that Cajun Country is an area with residents who know how to party and have a good time. Alcohol is the central theme at many events across Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. If you are planning on going to an event that will feature alcohol, you should be aware of the drunk driving laws in the state because these laws have harsh penalties that you might have to deal with if you are found to be drunk when you drive.

Should I get a lawyer for a misdemeanor?

Any criminal charge can turn into a conviction that will affect your life in ways that you might not realize. When the crime you are charged with is a misdemeanor, you might start to think that you can handle things on your own. Before you make that decision, you should realize what is at stake in a misdemeanor case.

Change of venue decision not yet made in Marksville trial

The nation was rocked to the core when the 6-year-old boy was shot and killed by Marksville marshals. If you recall, the boy and his father were both shot. The father was injured in the incident. One of the marshals who is facing criminal charges for this fatal shooting has petitioned the court for a change of venue under the premise that the parish is so small that nobody in a jury pool wouldn't have a direct or indirect connection to the man.

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