If you are being investigated in a criminal matter, or are a suspect in a criminal case, or have been questioned in a criminal case, contact Stephen Hebert, a New Orleans criminal attorney whose extensive experience in criminal law and trial litigation guarantee the best possible results for your case.
If you have been arrested in a criminal matter, you are entitled to legal counsel and representation. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you by the court.
There is a difference between criminal law and civil law. In a criminal case, a prosecutor, as representative of the injured community, initiates and controls the case and the defendant is entitled to representation by an attorney if necessary.
Both criminal and civil laws may be violated by the same action. For example, a defendant may be civilly sued by a victim for monetary damages and criminally prosecuted by the state.
The criminal justice system in America is complex. It is important to hire an individual who has experience and success as a trial attorney. His knowledge and expertise can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.
Under the United States Criminal Law, crimes are divided into felonies and misdemeanors with potential punishment as the determining factor. If the crime is considered a felony, it is punishable by imprisonment for longer than a year. Punishment for a misdemeanor is for a year or less. Some crimes are called “wobblers,” as sentence may be imposed by a judge who has the legal discretion of imposing a sentence of less than a year thereby determining the class of crime (misdemeanor or felony). Actions punishable only by fine are usually considered infractions and not crimes at all. In more recent times, it has become the norm to classify crimes as “white collar” or “violent.”
Violent crimes in the U.S. include child abuse, domestic violence, arson, assault, battery, homicide, murder, robbery, and rape among others. Do not hesitate to contact this New Orleans criminal defense attorney at https://www.StephendHebert.com to schedule an appointment to understand your options.
Stephen D. Hebert, LLC – Attorney at Law
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New Orleans, LA 70130