Convent, Louisiana Criminal Lawyers

Jarrett P Ambeau
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Gonzales, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(225) 647-7529 804 E. Cornerview St.
Gonzales, LA 70737
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
I am an experienced felony criminal defense trial attorney – bringing more than 40 felony jury trials to verdict in the last nine years. Call me now if you have a serious legal matter and you need immediate assistance. I was born in Ascension Parish and grew up in Baton Rouge. After moving around the south, I settled back home in 1999 where I started back a LSU, concluding with a Law Degree from the Paul Hebert Law Center at LSU in 2008. I began further studies at the University of Florida, School of Pharmacy, where I am...
Thibodaux, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(985) 446-4020 207 W 3rd St
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Criminal, DWI and Insurance Defense
Gonzales, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(225) 644-0607 12320 Hwy 44
Gonzales, LA 70737
Criminal, DWI, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Thibodaux, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(985) 446-5480 410 St Philip St
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Thibodaux, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(985) 448-0404 102 Green St
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Gonzales, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(225) 647-8594 1404 S Burnside Ave
Gonzales, LA 70737
Criminal, Business, DWI and Real Estate
Thibodaux, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(985) 448-3612 307 St Philip St
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Harold E Weiser
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(504) 358-2273 3801 Canal St, STE 205
New Orleans, LA 70119
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Mr. Weiser is a Partner at the Weiser Law Firm, LLLC and practices Civil Ligation, Family Law and Criminal Law. Mr. Weiser is a member of the Louisiana State Bar, he is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, Jefferson Parish Bar Association, and National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers He practices law in the Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Louisiana & the Western District.

Mr. Weiser is a graduate of Loyola University School of Law in Civil Law with a Certificate International Law. His Bachelor's degree is from Loyola University in New Orleans with honors. Mr....
Andre Robert Belanger
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(225) 383-9703 8075 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
André Bélanger, a graduate of Loyola University, is a highly-respected criminal defense attorney serving the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and surrounding areas of Ascension Parish and New Orleans, for one of Baton Rouge's top-25 law firms. In his 15 years of practicing law, Mr. Bélanger has handled thousands of criminal cases at both the pre-trial and trial stage, including approximately 200 trials. This trial experience includes homicide defense and prosecution, large drug conspiracies and fraud cases making Belanger one of the few attorneys capable of handling even the largest, most complex federal cases. Having spent...
Paul Scott
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(225) 400-9976 10636 Linkwood Ct.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Criminal, Immigration, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Paul "Woody" Scott is passionate in his representation of clients. Mr. Scott founded The Scott Law Firm and practices in immigration law, deportation and removal defense, criminal defense, and Federal Criminal and Immigration Litigation. Mr. Scott was born in a small hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. At two years old he and his mother moved to the New Orleans, Louisiana, area where he was raised. After he graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, he moved to Baton Rouge where he attended Louisiana State University to obtain his bachelor degree. He went on to receive his Juris...
Seth Jeremy Bloom
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(504) 599-9997 839 St. Charles Ave
Suite 310
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University New Orleans
Seth Bloom is a DWI lawyer in New Orleans who also works on cases dealing with personal injury and criminal defense. Mr. Bloom is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in New Orleans for almost seven years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and family roots brought him to New Orleans and Loyola University Law School where he served on the Honor Board and received his J.D. Mr. Bloom is very experienced as a drug attorney and has even written many blog posts and provides many resources to others seeking assistance for...
Jimmy Simien
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(800) 374-8422 7908 Wrenwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Construction and Maritime
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
In 1989, Jimmy began the firm of Simien & Simien, LLC with emphasis on Admiralty and Maritime, Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, Mass Tort, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and other major litigation. Other areas in which the firm has extensive experience include Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Claims, Constitutional Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law and limited Criminal Defense matters. During his tenure with the firm, Jimmy was chosen by his peers to be section chief of the ATLA Litigation Committee involving CCA (Chromated Cooper Arsenate) Wood. The focus of that Committee was on litigation pertaining to CCA pressure treated wood,...
Craig Mordock
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(504) 304-2335 8220 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Tulane University School of Law
Craig Mordock is a veteran criminal defense attorney in New Orleans. He has handled high profile cases, including representing former AL Cy Young Award Winner Denny McClain on theft charges. He regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education classes on trial practice, DWI law, and expungements. He has appeared as a guest on Headline News and the Today Show and is frequently quoted as an expert in the local media on criminal law matters. In 2015, he was named one of top 100 criminal defense lawyers in Louisiana by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is also listed as a Top...
Alex Kriksciun
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(504) 226-6200 400 Poydras Street
Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law
I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2003, I worked as a business anaylst at a developer of information management and analysis systems for two years. I then moved to New Orleans a week before Katrina to attend law school. After being forced to return home for several months, I returned to New Orleans to complete my legal studies. I graduated from Tulane University School of Law in 2008 with honors. I began my career with a 2-year clerkship for the Hon. Fredericka...
Kara Larson
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Gretna, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(504) 368-8440 505 Weyer Street
Gretna, LA 70053
Criminal
Loyola University New Orleans
Kara Anne Larson is an associate attorney at the Law Office of Robert Toale. Kara is a graduate of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and in the top 5% of her class. While in law school, she was on the editorial board of the Loyola Law Review and competed in Moot Court. Kara also has previous federal clerkship experience for the Honorable Patricia Minaldi of the Western District of Louisiana.

In her spare time, Kara enjoys playing with her dog, reading comic books, and traveling. Kara also cohosts "Overruled Radio: Sustaining...
Stephen David Hebert
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(504) 528-9500 700 Camp St. STE 216
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans criminal defense lawyer Stephen D. Hebert represents clients who have been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes in district courts across Louisiana. Yet, Stephen D. Hebert is not solely a criminal defense attorney. Stephen D. Hebert is also a highly skilled personal injury lawyer.
Danny Dustin Russell
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(225) 307-0088 11616 Southfork Avenue
Suite 101
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Danny Russell is an experienced and aggressive attorney representing clients who face DWI charges in Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, St. Tammany, Covington, Mandeville, Gonzales, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Jefferson, St. John the Baptist, Slidell, and throughout Louisiana.
Thomas Shlosman
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(504) 826-9427 4907 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Maritime and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Tom's practice focuses on personal injury and criminal defense litigation in all Federal and State Courts. He has successfully taken on big corporations and local, state and federal governments in personal injury and criminal defense cases. Tom has helped injured clients and their families who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and tragic wrongful deaths. He has handled a variety of personal injury cases across the state of Louisiana, including maritime and offshore accidents. He also represents individuals accused of violent and non-violent criminal conduct, as well as grand jury investigations and regulatory matters. Tom has...
Stephen Robert Rue
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Kenner, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(504) 529-5000 3309 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Stephen Rue has been voted "BEST ATTORNEY" in New Orleans' Gambit Weekly "Best of New Orleans Readers Poll 2012!
Martin Regan
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(800) 798-5019 2125 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Attorney Martin Regan believes in the law and the right to the best defense. Any case, for all clients anywhere in the world: Homicide or Drug, Medical Malpractice, Federal Habeas Corpus and more. As the senior managing partner of Regan Law PLC who brings more than 40 years of success and experience to each case, Attorney Martin Regan is not only esteemed by judges and colleagues in any court of law, he is respected and revered, known as the attorney to watch and flanked by the strongest team of six professional attorneys prepared to support you....
David Stanley
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(225) 926-0200 1055 Laurel Street, Suite 2
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Criminal, Appeals, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
DAVID STANLEY is the founder and principal of David E. Stanley, APLC. Since 1983, Mr. Stanley has successfully practiced law from his office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a distinguished trial lawyer fiercely dedicated to representing individuals accused of committing serious or complex federal or state felony crimes or who seek to appeal their federal court, or state court, conviction or sentence.

In 2018, Mr. Stanley became a Lifetime Charter Member of Best Attorneys in America. From 2015 to the present, he has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers. The American Society...
Carl Alexander Barkemeyer
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(225) 964-6720 7732 Goodwood Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
Carl Barkemeyer is an experienced criminal defense attorney representing clients with criminal and DWI charges. He handles cases for clients arrested or who received a summons in Baton Rouge, Livingston, Amite, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Covington, Mandeville, Slidell and many other areas along I-12 in southeast Louisiana.
Robert H. Harrison Jr.
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Denham Springs, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(225) 664-1500 Suite F-2
32350 LA Hwy 16
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Criminal, DWI, Family and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Robert H. Harrison, Jr. of the Harrison Law Firm is a lifelong resident of Livingston Parish. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, where he was selected for the Louisiana Law Review, was a Flory Trial winner and was a member to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Following law school, Mr. Harrison was a law clerk for the Hon. J. Michael McDonald of the 19th Judicial District Court. Mr. Harrison is a former partner in the...
James Spokes
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(225) 400-9976 10636 Linkwood Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
James A. Spokes is Partner at The Scott Law Firm, LLC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His primary practice is in the area of criminal defense in both state and federal courts throughout the State of Louisiana, with a specialization in representing non-citizen defendants facing potential immigration consequences.

Additionally, he serves on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel in the Middle District of Louisiana and he also practices in the areas of personal injury and immigration.
Jennifer Moroux
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(225) 236-3636 12345 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Attorney at Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens
John Shamaa Williams
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
4164 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
William H. Bowen School of Law
John S Williams, Esq. is committed to aggressive courtroom representation of his clients.
Rusty Monet Messer
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(225) 963-9638 9497 Brookline Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
Rusty is a litigation attorney licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas. He regularly handles complex legal matters in both state and federal courts.
Mr Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(504) 247-6411 643 Magazine St
Ste 102
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of California - Berkeley
Mr. Matthews is a native of the New Orleans area. He grew up on the Westbank, and graduated from West Jefferson Senior High School in 2001. After high school, Mr. Matthews joined the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter technician where he served honorably as a Corporal from 2001-2006. His service included a tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Matthews received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy from Tulane University in 2008. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2011. During law school, he...
Glynn Joseph Delatte Jr
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(225) 709-9000 9247 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
Felix Anthony DeJean IV
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(225) 344-2639 604 St Ferdinand St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
Felix Anthony DeJean IV, known to friends and family as Andy DeJean, opened DeJean Law Office, LLC in 1997. Andy, was born and raised in Louisiana and received his JD from Southern University Law School in 1997. Andy is married to Amy Maida DeJean, and they have four children together. Andy's guiding concern is to give clients clear and straightforward advice on complex areas of law. He does not want to settle a case before it even gets to court. He wants to take your matters to trial to aggressively seek the results you want and deserve. Andy DeJean he has...
Ariel DiGiulio
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(877) 662-8897 1055 St Charles Ave
#208
New Orleans, LA 70130
Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
John S. McLindon
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(225) 408-0361 12345 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
John S. McLindon is "Of Counsel" to Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC.
Robert Joseph Killeen Jr
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New Orleans , LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(504) 525-8111 400 Poydras Street
Suite 1560
New Orleans , LA 70130
Criminal, Business, Environmental and Insurance Defense
Robert Killeen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1962. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1984, and a Juris Doctor in 1987. Mr. Killeen was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1987, and the Texas Bar in 1990. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, and United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts...
Mr. John James Radziewicz
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1515
New Orleans, LA 70163
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Loyola University New Orleans and Florida State University College of Law
Benjamin R. LaBranche
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Baton Rouge, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(225) 927-5495 6777 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Southern University Law Center and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Elizabeth B Carpenter
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(504) 599-5595 201 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70170
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Our firm represents individuals who are facing state or federal criminal prosecutions in Louisiana. A large part of our criminal practice is dedicated to the defense of sex crimes and DWIs. We have obtained an overwhelming number of dismissals and acquittals in difficult cases involving well respected individuals. The outstanding results we achieve are largely due to the fact that we limit the number of cases we take which allows us to conduct thorough investigations, employ an aggressive pretrial motion practice and use innovative trial preparation tools. Our firm also serves as local counsel for out-of-area and out-of-state attorneys....
Beau James Brock
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(225) 999-1100 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, LA 70815
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Environmental and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Beau practices in his own private law firm of Brock Law, LLC. and his main areas of focus include criminal law, environmental law, DWI and personal injury.

Beau’s primary areas of practice include DWI, criminal defense, environmental law, and personal injury. Previously, he worked at the private law firm of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger from 2011-2019. Before entering private practice, he was employed at LDEQ as a member of the Secretary’s Executive Staff from 2008-2011. From March 1999–Feb. 2008, he worked as Regional Criminal Enforcement Council for the Environmental Protection Agency, and provided in-house legal oversight to all...
DeVonna Ponthieu
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Denham Springs, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(225) 236-8125 30984 LA Hwy 16
Suite B-2
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
DeVonna Ponthieu attended Southeastern Louisiana University in 1993 and graduated cum laude in May 1998. She applied and was accepted to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law School and graduated in 2001. After passing the bar exam, she opened her private office in Denham Springs and has been practicing law there ever since. She has had cases in all of the 21st Judicial District (Livingston, Tangipahoa and St.Helena), East Baton Rouge Parish, Ascension Parish, East Feliciana and other parishes.

DeVonna is a member in good standing with the Louisiana State Bar Association. She was a past president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer...
Erik Lane Burns
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Denham Springs, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(225) 791-2340 510 N Range Ave
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Criminal, Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Erik Burns was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he continues to reside with his two sons. Prior to graduating from the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993, Erik graduated from Catholic High School of Baton Rouge and then obtained a B.A. degree in Business Management with a minor in marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University. Erik began his practice in downtown Baton Rouge as a solo practitioner where he did significant personal injury work having worked closely with a seasoned attorney. In 1997 Erik was presented with an opportunity to move his office...
Dylan C. Utley
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(877) 662-8897 1055 St Charles Ave
#208
New Orleans, LA 70130
New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.