Being arrested or learning that you are under investigation for a criminal offense can be one of the most traumatic experiences. It is important that you contact an experienced New Orleans criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to ensure that any legal points that could affect your case are addressed. Our attorneys are prepared to determine if you actually violated city or state law, whether the police officer or other law enforcement official followed proper procedures, and any discrepancies in eyewitness testimony, all of which may be grounds for having charges against you dismissed or reduced.
Our attorneys are also well-versed in federal crime law, having successfully defended a number of clients against federal offenses. Conviction of a federal crime can carry severe penalties including incarceration, large fines, probation, and deportation. A skilled federal criminal lawyer louisiana defense lawyer is critical to your success in a case.
Our firm is ready to provide you with the best possible defense against all types of misdemeanor and felony charges. We understand that a conviction of a felony can significantly impact your life by denying you certain personal freedoms, such as the right to vote and own a firearm, and can cause you to lose employment opportunities and limit your future earning potential. If you are charged with murder or manslaughter, we are prepared to fight aggressively for your rights and liberties. First degree murder is a capital felony, and a conviction could mean the death penalty. Second degree murder is a non-capital felony and can result in life in prison at hard labor, with no possibility of parole or reduction of sentence.