Orleans Parish, Louisiana Criminal Lawyers
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Collin has experience advocating for clients in both Louisiana federal and state courts. He has handled cases ranging from complex business disputes to individual disagreements. Collin is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States...
New Orleans, LA 70163
Loyola University New Orleans and Florida State University College of Law
By the time Gary graduated in 1982, he had tried several criminal jury trials, as well as a number of civil judge trials. He has worked in a private practice and as a public defender. Gary has experience in both state and federal courts in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and California.
Mr. Winston started his legal career as an associate attorney in the white-collar section of Jones Walker LLP, one of the top law firms in the Gulf South, working on both civil and criminal cases for five years. In 2017 he opened his own criminal defense practice that specializes in white-collar criminal defense...
In her spare time, Kara enjoys playing with her dog, reading comic books, and traveling. Kara also cohosts "Overruled Radio: Sustaining...
He is a Life Member of NACDL, which he joined in 1986. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Public Defense Committee. Mr. Toale is a member of NACDL’s Budget and Death Penalty Committees. In addition to his contributions to NACDL, Mr. Toale is a Lifetime Member of NACDL's affiliate, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense...
Metairie, LA 70002
Tulane University School of Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
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.
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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.
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