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Shreveport Criminal Defense Attorneys

Defending the Rights of the Accused Throughout North Louisiana

Have you or a loved one recently been arrested for a crime in Shreveport? Or do you believe you are under investigation for having committed a crime? This can be a time of great fear and uncertainty in your life. Not only may you or someone close to you be facing fines or jail time, but a criminal record can damage your reputation and make it difficult to hold a job and housing long into the future. No one should have to face such a trying time alone, and yet many people unfortunately believe they cannot secure affordable or competent legal counsel to represent them in their time of need.

Stroud, Carmouche & Buckle is here to fight for you. Our team of Shreveport criminal defense lawyers is experienced, dedicated, and aggressive. We believe everyone deserves just treatment under the law and will stand up for your right to a fair trial and ethical treatment. We will work closely with you to ensure you are receiving the legal representation you deserve within your needs and budget. With us by your side, you will have legal protection throughout the duration of your case as well as your best shot at receiving the lightest possible sentence, if not having your charges dropped altogether.

Call (318) 217-8455 or contact us online to set up your free consultation. We will defend your rights and fight for your freedom!

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Focused on Criminal Defense

What Is the Difference Between Accused, Charged & Convicted?

Unless you already possess experience in such legal matters, there is probably some confusion when it comes to terms commonly associated with criminal accusations, such as “charged” and “convicted.”

So, what’s the difference? The explanations are below:

  • Being accused of a crime simply means that one or more individuals have claimed that you committed a crime. However, this is not a formal accusation.
  • Being charged with a crime means that the government has officially accused you of committing a crime. A person who has been charged with criminal activity is still considered “innocent”
    under the law.
  • Being convicted of a crime means that the accused has either been proven or has pled guilty. Once an individual has been convicted, sentencing is next. A “sentence” is a formal judgment that entails the convicted individual’s punishment, such as jail time.

Fortunately, it is far easier to charge someone with a crime than it is to convict them. To charge a person, law enforcement must only have “probable cause” which is often no more than a hunch. To convict someone, however, the prosecution must show strong evidence proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt (or the charged person, also known as the defendant, must plead guilty themselves).

What to Do If You’ve Been Accused of a Crime

An arrest or accusation can seriously threaten your future and freedom. If you have been placed under arrest, take advantage of your rights to remain silent and to hire an attorney. Anything you say to the police can be used against you, so simply say something like, “I’d like to speak with a lawyer,” and then give us a call.

We will do whatever it takes to ensure you receive the lightest sentence possible if we can’t get your charges dropped entirely. Our legal team has decades of combined legal experience in criminal defense and will use aggressive, innovative strategies on your behalf. If possible, we can explore alternative sentencing options, such as community service, and can assist with expungements, which can reduce or erase your criminal record.

If you even suspect you may be under investigation for a crime in North Louisiana, you need to seek legal help right away. Make sure to get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer near you to discuss your rights and options rather than leaving your fate up to the often unfair and at times even ruthless criminal justice system.

Get the representation you deserve. Call (318) 217-8455 now for your free case evaluation.

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