ARCHIVES: September 2017

  • 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 happen: You’ll be brought to the courtroom. If you’ve previously been given bail, you’ll have been told where and when […]

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  • Depositions and personal injury claims: How to handle one

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in personal injury on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Have you been asked to give a deposition in your personal injury case? If so, you may already be starting to feel nervous — and that’s natural. However, there are a few tips you can use to get through the deposition a little more easily: 1. Realize that the opposition in your case has several goals: They want […]

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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. 1, 2017 — reforms that many felt are necessary in light of the fact that Louisiana currently holds the record […]

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  • Heroin laws in Louisiana are incredibly harsh

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in blog on Friday, September 8, 2017. People who cross the bridge into Lake Charles from Texas are sometimes shocked to find that Louisiana has some very strict drug laws. Texas is known for its strict penalties for cases involving heroin. However, the penalties in Louisiana are usually a lot harsher. It is imperative that anyone who has anything to do with heroin understand the serious […]

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  • Can you sue for false imprisonment?

    On behalf of Vamvoras Schwartzberg & Antoon, LLC posted in personal injury on Thursday, September 7, 2017. It seems like Louisiana has a problem with false imprisonment — one that comes with financial motives that aren’t too hard to discern. False imprisonment is the unlawful and purposeful restraint or detention of an individual without the person’s consent. It seems like that would be a pretty straightforward thing to remember, especially if you’re operating a prison. […]

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