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Criminal Defense » Expunge Louisiana Expunging Louisiana Misdemeanors and Parish or Municipal Ordinance Offenses, Article 894

Any person arrested in the state of Louisiana for a violation of misdemeanor state, parish, or municipal law can file a motion for expunging their records.  This is generally done under the provisions of Article 894 for all misdemeanor charges and municipal criminal violations in the state of Louisiana.  A written claim from individuals seeking to expunge their records must be filed at the location of the jurisdiction where the arrest and violation originally occurred or was prosecuted.  A sufficient time period must have elapsed, based on the original arrest crime or crimes, before a motion to expunge Louisiana arrests can be made.  Typically, motions to expunge in Louisiana, if granted by a judge, will include destruction of all documents related to the investigation, arrest, and trial including:

  • Photographs
  • Fingerprints
  • Electronic files
  • Films
  • Paper documents
  • Any references of inferential documents to infer an arrest

As an attorney focusing on catering to the clients of Orleans Parish, as well as Jefferson Parish and the entire New Orleans area, expunging criminal misdemeanors and municipal criminal charges covers a large area of Bloom Legal’s experience.  Given the high number of tourist, party, and festival related charges involving disputes and alcohol found throughout the year in New Orleans, Bloom Legal regularly assists clients in expunging records under the provisions of Article 894 and Article 893.  Some of the misdemeanor charges and Orleans and Jefferson Parish municipal violations Bloom Legal will expunge, under the provisions of Article 894, for all clients include:

  • Public intoxications
  • Open container ordinance violations
  • Underage drinking
  • Lewd Conduct
  • Solicitation
  • Resisting arrest
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Domestic violence
  • Simple battery
  • Truancy
  • Assault

All of the aforementioned charges, as well virtually any other misdemeanor charge, can be expunged through the provisions of Article 894 and the counsel of Bloom Legal.  Almost any individual can recognize the immediate and long term benefits of expunging criminal convictions, even simple misdemeanors and municipal offenses.  Especially for DUI/DWI offenders, the provisions of Article 894 are essential for not expunging charges, but also, a feasible means of returning their unabated driving and license privileges.   At Bloom Legal, we maintain a high reputation for counseling and representing clients seeking expungements of records under the provisions of Article 894 in Louisiana state law.  

Let us help you by contacting us today.  Give Bloom Legal a call at 504.599.9997 or fill out the form on the left side of the website.

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