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James Layrisson’s Legal Guides

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  • Louisiana Law on Stand Your Ground Self Defense

    The high profile murder trial of George Zimmerman has placed Florida's controversial "stand-your-ground" self-defense law at the forefront of Facebook posts and water cooler conversations throughout our community. This case, the most polarizing since the O.J. Simpson murder trial...

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  • Who Can Recover For the Death of A Loved One?

    Losing a family member due to another person's fault is always tragic.As an auto accident attorney, the most sensitive aspect of my law practice is helping clients handle the horrors of losing a loved one in a car crash.It is weighty, gut-wrenching work. For example, our firm re...

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  • How Much Do Lawyers Cost?

    A lot.There is no denying the fact that legal services are costly.Effective representation typically comes at a steep, but reasonable, price. Like buying a home or hiring a surgeon, retaining an effective attorney is expensive, important, and ultimately valuable if you make the ...

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  • Should I Fight A Traffic Ticket With A Lawyer?

    Most people never consider fighting a traffic ticket. However, hiring a lawyer to challenge your citation can result in saving your time, money, and drivers license. The odds of success are high and the process is private, quick, and easy. Many folks facing a ticket think, Why do...

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  • Do I Have A Good Auto Accident Injury Case?

    If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, you may have a valuable claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer could help you maximize your recovery. However, not every injury resulting from a motor vehicle crash is worth money. Within a few months of your accident,...

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  • Considering a Plea Bargain

    The decision whether to accept a plea bargain depends on the strength of your case and your comfort level with the risks of trial. A plea bargain is a deal in a criminal case offered by a prosecutor as an incentive for a defendant to plead guilty before trial. Usually, plea barga...

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  • Handling an Arrest

    If you expect to be arrested, don't make a bad situation worse by mishandling the process. By considering your rights and responsibilities, you can avoid most common mistakes. Begin by preparing your family. Memorize your lawyer's telephone number and make other emergency plans. ...

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  • Expunging a criminal record

    What can I do to clean up my criminal record? Because of your criminal record, the challenges you face as someone convicted of a crime don't end after you pay your debt to society. Criminal records are public records. That means anyone -- your employer, landlord, or mother-in-...

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  • Facebook and your case

    Can my Facebook page be used against me legally? Think before you click! Louisiana law allows the information you share on social networking sites like Facebook to be legally used against you.Facebook now has over 500 million users, and an increasing number of them are facing leg...

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  • Length of litigation

    How long will my lawsuit last? Predicting the length of litigation is difficult. Each case is unique. A host of factors outside your control could expedite or delay the process. Some cases settle quickly while others last years awaiting trial and appeals. For example, in my law...

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