Posts Tagged: "criminal defense"

  • Bench warrants and how to resolve them

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Thursday, November 2, 2017. It doesn’t actually take much to end up with a bench warrant in Louisiana. In fact, you may have one out there with your name on it for several years — and only find out when you’re pulled […]

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  • New Orleans’ district attorney accused of using fake subpoenas

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Friday, October 20, 2017. When someone has been the victim of a crime or has been witness to a crime, the last thing he or she should have to fear is the district attorney in charge of prosecuting the criminal. Unfortunately, that’s […]

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  • Understand what an arraignment is all about

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Thursday, September 28, 2017. For many people, the first big moment after the arrest comes at their arraignment — when they finally set foot in a courtroom. If your arraignment is about to be held, this is what you can expect to […]

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  • Thousands of prison sentences under review

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Friday, September 15, 2017. Just over 45 percent of the prison population of Louisiana could see changes in their sentences and an early release after correction officials get done reviewing their records. Criminal law changes are slated to take effect on Nov. […]

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  • Louisiana criminal defendants were victims of fraud, racketeering

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Thursday, August 31, 2017. They were probably some of the easiest people to defraud: people already in trouble with the law for some reason. Their credibility was low, many were uneducated or poor and few had the sympathy of the general public […]

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  • Cell phone tracking has evolved — understand its impact on you

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Friday, August 18, 2017. We’ve posted previously on the dangers of getting involved in cyber crimes. A related problem, however, is the danger of believing that electronic anonymity is even possible these days — especially if you’re carrying a mini-computer in your […]

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  • Do you really need a private criminal defense attorney?

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Monday, July 31, 2017. Is it worth the expense of hiring a private criminal defense attorney, especially if you may have to borrow from friends or family to do it? Should you just let a public defender handle the job? If you […]

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  • Why would your defense attorney delay your trial?

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Thursday, July 13, 2017. If you’re sitting in jail waiting on your trial or even out on bail, you probably don’t much enjoy living with the uncertainty surrounding your future. However, even though you may actually be hoping for a speedy trial, […]

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  • Louisiana’s new criminal law reform changes things for defendants

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Louisiana, like much of the rest of the country, has taken a tough stance against crime for quite a while — but it’s not helped the problems in the state over time. Now, the legislature has enacted new […]

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  • Is resisting arrest a hate crime?

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in criminal defense on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Could resisting arrest get you charged with a hate crime? In Louisiana, yes. Last year, Louisiana became the first state to enact what is now known as a “Blue Lives Matter” law, resisting arrest and scuffling with police […]

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