Who Can See My Record After an Expungement? – Louisiana

  The $25,000 question: Who can see my expunged record?   By Elizabeth B. Carpenter -- New Orleans Expungement Attorney   In my law practice, every client wants and needs to know whether he needs to state that he has had a criminal record expunged on a job application.The answer to this question is often best answered on a case-by-case basis, even though the law clearly states that the defendant does not have to disclose the arrest or expungement.   Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 978(C) states "Except as to persons and other entities set forth in Paragraph A of [...]

Plea Bargaining in Criminal Cases — New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Premiere Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.   Plea Bargaining in Criminal Cases  By Elizabeth B Carpenter Although plea bargaining is often criticized, more than 90 percent of criminal convictions come from negotiated pleas. Thus, less than ten percent of criminal cases go to trial. Plea negotiations have become a central part of every criminal case. So, what are the [...]

Article 893 / 894 — First Time Offenders and Expungements Louisiana

  Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893 / 894 If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor for the first time in Louisiana, you should ask your attorney to enter any guilty plea under Article 893 or 894 of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure.  Article 893 is for felony pleas and 894 is for misdemeanor pleas.  The advantage of the 893 / 894 plea is that the conviction is never entered on your record.  If you follow all the conditions of your sentence, you will be granted the opportunity to expunge the arrest.   Example #1 Client [...]