“Claiming self-defense, man pleads guilty to drug charge in shooting, gets probation” - theadvocate.com
This Client was arrested for attempted second degree murder. After we did an investigation, it became apparent that my Client acted out of self-defense. We presented our findings to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office who then issued an arrest warrant for the alleged victim. After many court dates and negotiation with the District Attorney, they dropped all the violent felonies and let him plead to Distribution of Marijuana, a non-violent felony, under Article 893 with probation. No jail time. This was the best possible outcome for my Client because once he completes probation, he will be eligible to file an expungement to clear his criminal history.
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