Plaisance Law successfully opposed the State’s supervisory writ application at the First Circuit Court of Appeal and application for writ of certiorari at the Louisiana Supreme Court in State of Louisiana v. Justin Zeringue. The case originated from the Seventeenth Judicial District Court in Lafourche Parish.

The State argued District Court Judge Steven M. Miller abused his discretion in granting Zeringue’s motion to suppress. Plaisance Law argued two main points. First, the trial court has broad discretion in granting or denying a motion to suppress. Second, Judge Miller rightfully granted the motion because the officer’s credibility was destroyed due to false statements within an affidavit. The First Circuit Court of Appeal agreed and denied the State’s writ. The Louisiana Supreme Court also denied the State’s writ of certiorari after opposition filed by Plaisance Law.

Our attorneys, Mark D. Plaisance and Marcus J. Plaisance, stand ready to assist with your case. If you are a criminal defendant, or represent one, call us today at 225-775-5297 or contact us here.

To read the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal’s writ denial in State of Louisiana v. Justin Zeringue, click here.