Louisiana Expungement Assistance & Advocacy Center – Your Resource for Louisiana Expungement Law
Serving Monroe, Ruston, and the Delta Parishes from Our Centrally Located Offices in Alexandria
CapitalONE Bank Tower
TENTH FLOOR, Suite 1001
934 Third Street
Alexandria, Louisiana 71309
Louisiana Expungement Assistance & Advocacy Center (a division of the law practice of S. Christie Smith IV)
934 Third Street, Suite 1001
Phone Number: 318-308-7667
Why Hire Us
The Louisiana Expungement Assistance & Advocacy Center (LEAAC) is dedicated to helping people put their criminal arrests and convictions behind them. We understand the serious and long lasting consequences of a criminal record and are committed to assisting qualified ex-offenders find the most effective means to seal their records so that they can move forward with their lives. The expungement process in Louisiana is complicated and is best handled by an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of Louisiana’s expungement laws. Trusting your case to a qualified expungement lawyer can save you hundreds of dollars in non-refundable court costs and thousands in unnecessary legal fees. It can also help you obtain an expungement in cases where it may not clearly be available, or on a more advantageous timetable.
LEAAC represents individuals in need of criminal expungements throughout the state of Louisiana, and we are able to offer our clients a number of key benefits:
- We focus 100-percent of our work on obtaining expungements in Louisiana and lobbying to reform the laws governing the expungement process.
- Our legal team is committed to obtaining expungements in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
- We provide straightforward and practical advice, and we will only accept your expungement case if we believe that you have a reasonable likelihood of success.
- A LEAAC attorney will personally review your case and work one-on-one with you to develop an individualized plan of action that best meets your needs and objectives.
- We will give you an honest appraisal of your chances of success before you commit the resources needed to pursue an expungement.
- We will help you evaluate whether an expungement is necessary, beneficial, or irrelevant in your particular circumstances, to accomplish your goals.
If you are thinking about trying to expunge your criminal record, we encourage you to discuss your situation with a LEAAC attorney so that we can help you obtain the relief that you are looking for.
About our Firm
LEAAC grew out of the belief that everyone deserves a second chance. S. Christie Smith is the managing attorney for LEAAC, which is a division of his private law practice that offers legal advice and representation to individuals in all parts of Louisiana in need of criminal expungements. Mr. Smith is board-certified in both criminal and civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification,and has been awarded the highest distimction of an AV® Preeminent™ rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Attorneys. He has been named toThomson-Reuters’ “Top 50 Louisiana SuperLawyers” list in the Louisiana SuperLawyers publications, and has been recognized in Woodward-White’s Best Lawyers in America. The Louisiana Expungement Assistance and Advocacy Center is a natural extension of his criminal litigation practice.
At LEAAC, we focus exclusively on Louisiana expungement law. We are an experienced and skilled team of professionals who are often able to obtain expungements for clients who might otherwise not qualify for an expungement. LEAAC is also considered to be one of the leading authorities on Louisiana’s expungement laws. We have developed a comprehensive resource center designed to provide individuals with important information about the expungement laws in Louisiana so they can make informed choices about the options that may be available to them.
About Louisiana Expungement Law
In the state of Louisiana the expungement process removes records of an arrest, a conviction or other criminal disposition, fingerprints, photographs and all other related information from public access. The expungement process in Louisiana does not destroy the record; rather it acts to prevent the public, including private background check companies, the media, private investigators and individual citizens, from gaining access to your records. Any person who has been convicted of a non-violent felony or misdemeanor in a Louisiana state court and has completed the sentence and waited the required period of time may ask for an expungement.
No-Obligation Initial Consultation
If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime in Louisiana and are thinking about asking for an expungement, contact LEAAC today. LEAAC represents clients seeking an expungement who have been arrested in all parts of Louisiana, including individuals who have traveled to the state for pleasure and recreation. We know that people can make mistakes when they get caught up in the fun and excitement of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, or they become careless when enjoying recreation at our numerous lakes, campgrounds, and casinos. And those momentary lapses in judgement may lead to an arrest or a conviction. If you find yourself in this type of situation, we will answer your questions and carefully review your case to determine the best course of action available to you.