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Client was charged with conspiracy of intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine, 7 kilos, in federal court. Client was sentenced to 5 years in prison, which was a downward departure from 10 years to life.
Client was charged with violating the Federal Lanham Act. Client was given 6 months in federal prison, which was a downward departure from a possible longer sentence of 18 to 24 months.
Client was granted an unsecured bond in federal court for in excess of seven hundred counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles.
Client was charged with conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States and wire fraud. in federal court. Client was facing a sentence of 12 months to 18 months. Client received no jail time.
Clients’ house burned down and was a total loss. The insurance company refused to pay the claim and said the fire was caused by arson. A suit was filed for bad faith. After summary judgment was granted in favor of the clients, the insurance company settled for policy limits.
Client filed an emergency request for temporary sole custody and for permanent sole custody of her minor child. As a result of trial, client was awarded sole custody by the district court. The opposing party appealed the trial court’s decision to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, which upheld the trial court’s ruling.
Sole custody to client with the father having to submit to numerous psychological testing and counseling before being allowed to have access with his minor children.
Opposing party failed to visit minor children and failed to pay child support as ordered by the Court. Parental rights of the opposing party were terminated and sole custody was granted to the client.
Client filed an emergency request for temporary sole custody and for permanent sole custody of her minor child due to opposing party abusing alcohol, being admitted to a psychiatric facility, and burning down his home. Client was awarded sole custody of her minor children.
Opposing party moved out of state with the minor children without permission from the Court. Client filed an objection to the relocation and as a result of trial, the opposing party was found to be in bad faith and was ordered to return to Calcasieu Parish with the minor children.
Client was involved in a divorce in which client was awarded approximately $900,000.00 in community property funds within 6 months of the divorce proceedings being filed.
Client was initially charged with first degree murder, but was amended to second degree. Client’s bond was set at $50,000.00 and was released on bail, pending trial. After trial, in which the client was convicted of second-degree murder by an 11-1 vote with one juror voting not guilty, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal heard oral arguments on 9 assignments of error. The conviction was upheld, but one judge dissented stating that the conviction should have been reversed and the case remanded to the district court for a new trial.
Client was charged with second degree murder (which carries a mandatory life imprisonment sentence in Louisiana without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence) and pled to manslaughter. Client was sentenced to 9 years in prison.
Client was charged with sexual battery of a juvenile, which carries up to 10 years in prison. Client pled to obscenity and was given credit for time served and immediately released from prison. Client had the ability to have the charge expunged from the client’s record after satisfactorily completing the terms of probation.
Client was charged with Misapplication of Payment by Contractor after a civil case involving the same parties was settled. The charge was dismissed by the State of Louisiana.
Client was charged with possession of pornography involving juveniles in excess of fifty counts. After filing numerous motions over the course of several years, the charges were dismissed by the State of Louisiana and the charge was later expunged.
Client was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. Client pled to a misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault and was put on probation with the ability to have the charge expunged from the client’s record.
Client had a $1,000,000.00 marker at a local casino, which the client failed to pay within the time allowed. After negotiations with attorneys for the casino, no charges related to the marker were ever filed.
Client was charged with felony vehicular homicide and vehicular negligent injury. Client pled to negligent homicide with a one-year sentence and was given credit for time served and immediately released from jail. Client was given three years of supervised probation and had the ability to have the charge expunged from his record.
Client was charged with vehicular homicide. Client was sentenced to 18 years in prison, with 11 years suspended, partly due to being a veteran of the United States Army. Client ultimately served 3 years in jail.
Client was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. The charges were dismissed after the filing of a Motion to Suppress the search of the client’s residence.
Client was charged with video voyeurism. Client pled to an amended charge and was sentenced to two years in prison, instead of ten years in prison, and the sentence was suspended.
Client was charged with terrorizing after placing a phone call to the hospital where the client worked, stating there would be an active shooter at the hospital. Client pled to disturbing the peace and was received no jail time.
Juvenile client was charged with pornography involving juveniles. Client pled to sexting, which is a non-registerable offense, received one year of probation, and had the ability to have the charge removed from his record.
Client was charged with forgery, theft over $25,000.00, and unauthorized use of an access card. All charges were dismissed.
Client was charged with armed robbery with firearm, armed robbery, four counts of distribution of CDS I, and illegal possession of a stolen firearm. Client had a previous criminal history which would have exposed the client to being charged as a habitual offender. Client pled to 2nd degree robbery with probation and was given credit for time served.
Clients owned a construction business. A search warrant was issued for any and all aspects of work done on a restoration of a building complex. The search warrant was quashed. After the search warrant was quashed, a Subpoena Duces Tecum for Grand Jury for records previously included in the search warrant was issued and was also quashed.
Juvenile client was charged with several counts of first-degree rape and two counts of sexual battery. Client was kept in juvenile custody instead of being allowed to be tried as an adult. If tried as an adult, client would have faced life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. Client was placed in the care of the Office of Juvenile Justice and would be eligible to be released within no more than 5 years.
Client was charged with possession of CDS II and CDS IV. Client was admitted to the Pre-Trial Diversion program with the ability to have the charges removed from his record if he completed all terms of the Pre-Trial Diversion program.
Clients’ infant child suffered second degree burns from being splashed with hot grease at an open hibachi grill. Clients settled with the insurance company for $10,000.00.
Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in minor injuries. Client settled with Defendants for $17,000.00.
Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in a torn labrum that required surgery. Client settled for policy limits within 3 months in the amount of $155,000.00
Client fell in a parking lot due to a light being out. Client settled with Defendants for approximately $980,000.00.
Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in soft tissue injuries. Client settled with Defendants for $40,000.00.
Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a concrete truck. Client settled with Defendants for $92,500.00.
Toxic tort case dealing with release of hazardous gases. Plaintiffs settled with Defendants for $28,000,000.00.
Clients filed for a Petition for Protection from Abuse against a family member after an incident involving a firearm being pulled on a law enforcement agent. Clients were granted an Order of Protection for 12 months against the family member.
Client was a Fortune 500 company against a local law enforcement agency. The company’s assets were seized. Within 24 hours, the assets were returned.
Prominent family law attorney had attorney disciplinary proceedings brought against him for the attorney’s consensual sexual relationships with women who had either retained or consulted with the attorney regarding family law cases. The case was heard by the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, who recommended the attorney be suspended from the practice of law for thirty days. The ruling was appealed by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel. The case was then heard by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The Louisiana Supreme Court held that the attorney violated the rule governing conflicts of interest by referring a client to a law firm where the attorney was listed as “Of Counsel”. The attorney’s license was suspended for 6 months, with 3 months deferred, which was warranted for referring the client and engaging in a sexual relationship with a current client.
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