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What is Pimping and Pandering in Louisiana
Criminal Defense

What is Pimping and Pandering in Louisiana?

In Louisiana and many other states, the laws and penalties surrounding prostitution extend past engaging in sexual activities and include intentional acts of pimping and pandering. But what is pimping and pandering in Louisiana? At The Law Offices of Michael J. Vergis, we’re here to help walk you through the laws surrounding pimping and pandering as well as the penalties for these offenses.  If you or someone you know is

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What is a Broadside Collision
Personal Injury

What is a Broadside Collision?

Broadside car accidents, also known as side-impact crashes, or more commonly, as T-Bone accidents, are an extremely dangerous type of car accident and are one of the leading causes of serious car-related injuries or deaths. If you or a loved one has experienced injuries as a result of a broadside collision, Bossier City car accident lawyer Michael J. Vergis is ready to assist. With extensive experience handling a variety of

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Eggshell Plaintiff Rule
Personal Injury

Eggshell Plaintiff Rule

The Eggshell Plaintiff Rule is a legal principle ensuring that if you are injured in an accident, the party at fault cannot argue against the severity of your injuries due to any pre-existing injury you may have by claiming that an average person would have sustained less severe injuries.  If you’ve been injured in an accident in Shreveport-Bossier City or the surrounding NWLA areas, whether or not you have a

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Louisiana DWI First Offense
Criminal Defense

Louisiana DWI First Offense

Attorney at Law Michael J. Vergis understands the pressure and uncertainty that comes with a Louisiana DWI (first offense) and is committed to providing compassionate, experienced legal representation. For over 25 years, Louisiana DWI attorney Michael J. Vergis has represented countless clients as they face DUI charges and will work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for your DUI offense. With an in-depth understanding of Louisiana DUI laws, you

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Louisiana Probation and Parole
Criminal Defense

Louisiana Probation and Parole

In Louisiana, probation and parole are two key components of the criminal justice system that offer alternatives to traditional incarceration. Essentially, they’re opportunities for individuals who’ve been convicted of a crime to serve part or all of their sentence in the community, under supervision.  Navigating Louisiana’s probation and parole system can be daunting, but understanding the process and having the right legal representation can make all the difference. The rules

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is inheritance community property
Family Law

Is Inheritance Community Property in Louisiana?

Louisiana has a number of unique community property laws that can affect how property is divided in a divorce, including property that one spouse has inherited from a third party during the marriage. In general, inheritance is protected from becoming community property. However, if there’s any revenue generated from that inheritance during the marriage, that revenue may become community property in the event of a divorce. Understanding how community property

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vehicle rollover accident lawyer
Personal Injury

What is a Rollover Accident?

Rollover accidents, though less common than other types of vehicle crashes, can be some of the most devastating and life-altering incidents on the road. These accidents occur when a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof during a collision, sometimes even completing a full rotation before coming to a stop. In this blog post, we will delve into the causes of rollover accidents, common injuries sustained by victims, and

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louisiana divorce cost
Family Law

How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Louisiana?

Divorce is a significant life event that often comes with a multitude of emotional, logistical, and financial challenges. One of the most pressing questions that those considering divorce have is, “How much is this going to cost?”  In the state of Louisiana, the cost of a divorce can vary widely, depending on several factors. Understanding these factors and having a clear picture of the potential expenses can help you make

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Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped in Louisiana
Criminal Defense

Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped in Louisiana?

When you’ve been arrested for domestic violence, it can often feel like you’re already guilty before you’ve had a fair trial. While as dire as the circumstances might feel, working with an experienced criminal defense attorney can increase your chances of having the domestic violence charges dropped.  In this blog, Bossier City criminal defense attorney Michael J. Vergis and his legal team shed light on this complex and sensitive subject.

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What Is False Imprisonment
Criminal Defense

What is False Imprisonment?

False imprisonment is a serious offense that involves the unlawful confinement or restraint of an individual against their will. In Louisiana, false imprisonment is considered a criminal offense, and those found guilty may face significant legal repercussions. Below, our criminal defense attorneys will provide valuable insights into the nature of false imprisonment and its legal implications in Louisiana. If you’re seeking legal representation for a false imprisonment case in Bossier

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Gun Laws for Felons in LA
Criminal Defense

Louisiana Gun Laws for Felons

One of the many consequences of a felony conviction is that it strips an individual of certain civil rights, but what happens when the prison sentence has been served? One topic frequently discussed in the legal community is felons’ right to bear arms. In this post, Bossier City criminal defense attorney Michael J. Vergis explains both the state and federal gun laws for convicted felons.  If you’re facing a felony

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Louisiana Revenge Porn Laws
Criminal Defense

Louisiana Revenge Porn Laws

When someone is in a committed relationship with another person, they may choose to share intimate images of themself with their partner. While this is legal for people over the age of consent to do, sometimes, vengeful partners will take these explicit images and share them without the other person’s permission. This is commonly referred to as “revenge porn.” In today’s digital landscape, it’s easier than ever for people to

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