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On The Dangers Of Police Chases

Posted by Alex K. Kriksciun | Jul 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, NOPD Commissioner Shawn Ferguson fired four police officers involved in a deadly chase and crash that claimed the lives of the two teenagers being chased and a woman that was a customer in the beauty salon that the teenagers crashed into.  An NOPD investigation concluded that the fired...

Do I Need A Lawyer In Municipal Court?

Posted by Alex K. Kriksciun | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

I get this question a lot.  People give my office a call and wonder if they need a lawyer in Orleans Parish Municipal Court.  Please note that this post applies not just to Orleans Parish Municipal Court, but also to Jefferson Parish First/Second Parish Court and any other local court of limited ...


Posted by Alex K. Kriksciun | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

David Chislton, a Cleveland man, was in the news recently after sucker punching his lawyer in the face after receiving a 47-year prison sentence.  Apparently, he knew that he was looking at significant time but was hoping to receive a sentence of less than 20 years.   The attorney was left with a...

The Trials, Tribulations, And Travails Of Justin Wolfe

Posted by Alex K. Kriksciun | Jan 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

I grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia, which is largely composed of upper-middle class suburban towns and suburbs.  The Justin Wolfe story was one of the biggest stories to hit Northern Virginia in a long time.  Full disclosure: I played youth basketball and Little League with Justin.  We earned ...

Expungements in Louisiana (Part 1)

Posted by Alex K. Kriksciun | Dec 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

I get a ton of calls about expungements.  Most of them go something like this – “I was thinking of starting a new job and when they went to go run a background check, an old charge showed up on my record.  Can you make that charge go away by next week?” The answer to the question as to whether I...

Yes, Marijuana Is Still Illegal In Louisiana

Posted by Alex K. Kriksciun | Nov 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

I get a fair amount of calls from people who are either arrested or given a summons for possession of marijuana.   Many times on those calls I get a potential client on the other line expressing disbelief that marijuana possession is still illegal in Louisiana or expressing to me a desire to “f...

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