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New Louisiana Laws Go Into Effect: 2 High Profile Criminal Trials Provide Impetus

The 2012 legislative session was an active session with some 900 new laws signed by the Governor. Most notable, are the new criminal statutes including a new statute that prohibits sex offenders from frequenting public libraries during times when children are around; another new law is aimed at curbing food stamp fraud with fines ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 and a mandatory minimum five year jail sentence. Additionally, in response to the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, an adult’s failure to report witnessed sexual abuse is now a crime which carries up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. In response to the high profile case of Casey Anthony, Louisiana now requires that if a child under 13 is missing for 12 hours the authorities should be notified. Likewise, a 13 to 16 year old must be reported missing after no contact with the child for 24 hours. Need a criminal defense attorney in Louisiana? Call DiGiulio Utley, LLC at (504) 524-4080.

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"I hired Dylan in 2011 to represent me after I was falsely arrested for domestic battery. Dylan was able to prove to the prosecuting attorney that I was not the aggressor in the case. He did a phenomenal job representing me and was extremely professional in his communication and knowledge of the Louisiana legal system. Thank you so much for helping me.” Richard M.
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"He is the most professional and caring attorney. He was there for us in every aspect. He answered any questions or concerns and was very upfront and honest. We live out of state and he made it so we could bring our daughter home and not have to make trips back to Louisiana for every court appearance. He was great during a really hard time in our lives and he was there for us every step of the way. Dylan is the BEST ATTORNEY EVER!" Lisa B.
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"DiGiulio Utley Criminal Defense Attorneys came to my aid in a great time of need. I live out of state and they were able work with the court to prevent many trips back and fourth during the proceedings. They are professional, up front, factual and well connected within the NOLA legal system. You can trust you are in good hands with the advise they render. I will use them again during the expungement process. This team will go the extra mile to make sure your taken care of. We could not have felt more comfortable in a situation of unrest than we did with them." Jordan L.