America has the best criminal justice system in the word, but it is still not perfect. Persons charged with crimes are innocent until proven guilty, and the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a conviction. However, innocent people often plead guilty or are convicted of crimes they did not commit. Having good legal representation while faced with criminal charges is the best way to insure your rights will be protected. Ben LaBranche is a dedicated Baton Rouge criminal lawyer with experience helping those faced with all types of crimes in Federal, State, and Municipal Courts. He also advocates for criminal justice reforms by serving on the board of directors for both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ben has also been president of the Baton Rouge Bar of Criminal Justice since 2008. If you need aggressive representation because you have been accused of a crime, call Ben LaBranche for a free consultation.
Being accused of a crime can be one of the most serious issues a person may face in their lifetime. Most people often worry about criminal convictions affecting their personal freedom, but they can also affect their employment status, education opportunities, family relationships, right to bear arms, and reputation in the community. There are also times when a person’s immigration status can be impacted by a criminal conviction. Even misdemeanor convictions can result in jail sentences, driver’s license suspension, or be used to enhance penalties for other offenses. No one should face prosecution without adequate legal representation. Benjamin R. LaBranche is a very skilled Baton Rouge criminal lawyer who can help make sure your case is handled properly.
People often plead guilty to crimes because they are unaware of their options, or they are intimidated by the system. Even misdemeanor convictions without jail time can affect you for the rest of your life. Many times people wonder if there was anything they could have done to defend themselves after it is too late. If you are accused of a crime, you should be informed of all your options prior to pleading guilty or going to trial. Having good legal representation can often result in dismissals, reduction of the charges, or acquittals at trial. The main benefit having an experienced lawyer by your side is that you will feel more comfortable with the process because you will have someone to guide you through the process. Ben LaBranche is an experienced Baton Rouge criminal attorney who can help you avoid getting lost in the system.
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