Court Appointed Lawyers for the 17th Judicial District | Parish of Lafourche
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The link above provides you access to printable expungement forms and instructions.
Consequences of Criminal Convictions
The Louisiana Justice Coalition and the Louisiana State Public Defender Board has released a report on the consequences of a conviction. You can download the report in English or Spanish by clicking below. We hope that this will help our clients make informed decisions throughout the course of their case. The booklet is entitled: Now & Later: The Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Louisiana.
Know yours rights!
It's an important part of the criminal justice system on the street and in Louisiana courts. The guide provided below - Know Your Rights - provides helpful information regarding the Louisiana criminal justice system.
893 Plea Information (Felony)
“893” is simply the code of criminal procedure article that allows for a felony conviction to be expunged after successfully completing probation. So the term “893 plea” simply means you are pleading guilty to a felony with an expungement opportunity. Under article 893, a guilty plea conviction is recorded but a sentence is not imposed. Instead, the offender is placed on probation. The benefits of art. 893 can only be used one time during an offender’s life. Download the information sheet below.
894 Plea Information (Misdemeanor)
“894” is simply the code of criminal procedure article that allows for a misdemeanor conviction to be expunged after successfully completing probation. So the term “894 plea” simply means you are pleading guilty to a misdemeanor with an expungement opportunity. Under article 894, a guilty plea conviction can be set aside and the prosecution dismissed after the conclusion of the probationary period when the probationary conditions are satisfied; there are no new convictions; and no new arrests pending against the probationer. As a general rule, article 894 can be used every 5 years unless it is for a DWI. In that case, it can be used every 10 years. Download the 894 information below.
Probation and Parole Map & Information
If you are placed on supervised probation with the Department of Corrections, the information sheet below will provide you with a map and officer information for the local probation and parole office. Timely registration and reporting is important.
Law Office of the Public Defender
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