The criminal legal system can be intimidating and confusing. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a crime in the State of Louisiana, you need an experienced louisiana criminal lawyer to protect your rights. Our office will expertly guide you through the process – from arranging for bail, attending your arraignment, going to trial and, if eligible, sealing your record. We will also attend all hearings with you, representing your interests before the prosecuting attorney and the judge. We will even visit you in jail to explain your legal options.
The Bayou State has complex state laws that identify a wide range of offenses and penalties. You can face criminal charges for anything from white-collar crimes like tax evasion to violent crimes such as murder. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, a conviction can negatively impact your life by depriving you of your freedom and your ability to work, lease an apartment or obtain a loan. It can even prevent you from voting and from owning a gun or other firearms.
The Constitution and the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure both protect your right to a speedy trial. If the delay in your case has hampered your ability to defend yourself or has constituted actual prejudice, you may be able to have the case dismissed. We can review your case to determine if the police and law enforcement officer followed the correct procedures, there are any discrepancies in eyewitness testimony or any other possible legal defenses.