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The firm congratulates Mrs. Sarah Clayton Phillips on her selection to the 2016 Louisiana Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers.  Sarah has demonstrated excellence in the practice of law and has received this honor that is limited to no more than 2.5% of the…
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Working with your defense attorney to get the deal you deserve.

Can the state threaten you with more time if you don’t take a plea deal?  Generally speaking, yes. Just as the state may grant concessions for a plea, the state can threaten more punitive treatment of a defendant who refuses to plea.  For example, in…
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Plea deals: Why are they important to my criminal case? (Part 1 of 4)

Whether you are facing criminal charges for the first time or whether you have other convictions under your belt,  you will always hear your defense attorney talk about “plea deals.”  Why is it so important to understand not only what a plea deal is, but…
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When is a defendant not competent to stand trial?

Many times people confuse “competency” with the “insanity defense.”  When a defendant is set for a “competency hearing” to determine whether or not they are “competent” it generally has nothing to do with whether or not they are seeking a “not guilty by…
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What to expect during your criminal arraignment.

What is the “arraignment?” After the District Attorney files a bill or information or indictment, the DA must set the case for an “arraignment” within 30 days unless “just cause” exists for a longer delay.  “Just cause” includes any reason beyond the…
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Meet the attorneys at Phillips Law!
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When can I claim self-defense?

“I was charged with battery, but it wasn’t my fault…I was trying to defend myself!”  As defense attorneys, we hear this argument quite frequently when a client is charged with an assault and/or battery charge.  There are really only a handful of not only…
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