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Great Result For The Law Office Of Alex Kriksciun!

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

Last Wednesday, August 6, I went to trial in the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.  The client was charged with a violation of LSA-R.S. 14:95.1 (being a felon in possession of a firearm).  After a grueling day of jury selection, argument, and testimony, the jury returned with a not guilty verdict in approximately 15 minutes!  This was the quickest not guilty verdict of my career, other than those cases where I have obtained a directed verdict for my client.

Needless to say, I am very happy for the client.  I think that the state did an excellent job in conveying the evidence that it had, but apparently, the jury was unconvinced.  I would note that some criminal defense lawyers make a point NOT to try cases.  They are either afraid to put their reputations on the line or of the consequences that may flow from a guilty verdict.  Those same lawyers often put pressure on their clients to take deals that they really do not want to take.

As far as I am concerned, the decision as to whether to go to trial ALWAYS rests with the client.  I have had clients that I thought should have gone to trial decide that it was not in their best interests to do so, and I have had clients that I did not think should go to trial decide to go to trial regardless.  I am never too scared to go to trial if that is what the client ultimately wants.  It goes to show that a tough, aggressive trial lawyer can make miracles happen given the proper circumstances.  If you have been charged with a crime or are under threat of prosecution, make sure that you call the Law Office of Alex Kriksciun today!

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Alex K. Kriksciun

Attorney at Law/Notary Public Alex K. Kriksciun has devoted most of his legal career to defending the rights of people accused of crimes and the rights of people harmed by the negligence of others.  Whether the case involves a municipal citation, a life imprisonment without parole case, a wrongf...

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