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LouisianaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Louisiana

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Louisiana, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Louisiana should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Robert Stephen Toale

Robert Stephen Toale
Robert Stephen Toale
505 Weyer St
Gretna, LA 70053
Licensed for 12 years, Robert Stephen Toale is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Robert Stephen Toale
Life Member

Andre Robert Belanger

Andre Robert Belanger
Andre Robert Belanger
Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger
8075 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70089
Licensed for 20 years, Andre Robert Belanger is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Andre Robert Belanger
member

C. Frank Holthaus

C. Frank Holthaus
C. Frank Holthaus
deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthause & Fruge, LLP
618 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Licensed for 45 years, C. Frank Holthaus is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
C. Frank Holthaus
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Gregory Q Carter

Gregory Q Carter
Gregory Q Carter
The G. Carter Law Firm, LLC
1100 Poydras Street Suite 2990
New Orleans, LA 70163
Licensed for 10 years, Gregory Q Carter is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Cincinnati College of Law... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gregory Q Carter
Member

Jarrett Ambeau

Jarrett Ambeau
Jarrett Ambeau
The Ambeau Law Firm
343 3rd Street Suite 500
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Licensed for 11 years, Jarrett Ambeau is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jarrett Ambeau
Member

Vincent A Miceli Jr

Vincent A Miceli Jr
Vincent A Miceli Jr
Law Office of Vincent A Miceli, Jr
118 B North Cypress St
Hammond, LA 70401
Licensed for 26 years, Vincent A Miceli Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

S Christie Smith IV

S Christie Smith IV
S Christie Smith IV
SmithBush, LLP
300 Courthouse St. Post Office Drawer 1528
Leesville, LA 71496
Licensed for 23 years, S Christie Smith IV is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Loui... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
S Christie Smith IV
Member

J. Broocks Greer III

J. Broocks Greer III
J. Broocks Greer III
Broocks Greer, Attorney at Law, LLC
839 Kings Highway Suite #230
Shreveport, LA 71104
Licensed for 50 years, J. Broocks Greer III is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Louisiana State University... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
J. Broocks Greer III
Member

Stephen David Hebert

Stephen David Hebert
Stephen David Hebert
STEPHEN D. HEBERT, LLC - ATTORNEY AT LAW
700 CAMP ST. #216
New Orleans, LA 70130
Licensed for 18 years, Stephen David Hebert is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Loyola University - New Orleans School ... read more >

Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr

Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr
Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr
The Law Firm of Jerome W. Matthews, Jr., LLC
643 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Licensed for 9 years, Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Californ... read more >

Hallye Casey Braud

Hallye Casey Braud
Hallye Casey Braud
Dewey & Braud Law LLC
9270 Siegen Ln BLDG 103
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-1999
Licensed for 4 years, Hallye Casey Braud is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Hallye Casey Braud
Member

Dwayne Burell

Dwayne Burell
Dwayne Burell
The Burrell Firm LLC
201 St. Charles Ave Suite: 2500
New Orleans, LA 70170
Licensed for 6 years, Dwayne Burell is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Louisiana State University... read more >

Seth J. Bloom

Seth J. Bloom
Seth J. Bloom
Bloom Legal LLC
839 St. Charles Ave #310
New Orleans, LA 70130
Licensed for 17 years, Seth J. Bloom is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law... read more >

James L Bates Jr

James L Bates Jr
James L Bates Jr
Bates and McMillin, LLC Attorneys at Law
2128 Front St
Slidell, LA 70458
Licensed for 51 years, James L Bates Jr is a DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Paul M. Hebert Law Center - Louisiana State University... read more >

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
John D. & Eric G. Johnson Law Firm
303 Green Street
Minden, LA 71055
Licensed for 27 years, Eric Johnson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Eric Johnson
Member

William Walter Thies

William Walter Thies
William Walter Thies
Beall & Thies LLC
351 Saint Ferdinand Street Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Licensed for 18 years, William Walter Thies is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southern University Law School... read more >

Barry J Sallinger

Barry J Sallinger
Barry J Sallinger
Barry J Sallinger, APLC
820 E St Mary Blvd Ste 1
Lafayette, LA 70503
Licensed for 39 years, Barry J Sallinger is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Barry J Sallinger
Life Member

Joseph Greenwald Jr

Joseph Greenwald Jr
Joseph Greenwald Jr
Greenwald Law Firm, LLC
7591 Fern Ave Ste. 1901
Shreveport, LA 71105
Licensed for 22 years, Joseph Greenwald Jr is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

Carl Barkemeyer

Carl Barkemeyer
Carl Barkemeyer
Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney
7732 Goodwood Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Licensed for 15 years, Carl Barkemeyer is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer... read more >

Lewis O Unglesby

Lewis O Unglesby
Lewis O Unglesby
Unglesby Law Firm, LLC
246 Napoleon St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Licensed for 46 years, Lewis O Unglesby is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Lewis O Unglesby
Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy

James Heath Dillon

James Heath Dillon
James Heath Dillon
Heath Dillon Law LLC
300 Courthouse Street
Leesville, LA 71446-4246
Licensed for 24 years, James Heath Dillon is a Criminal Defense and Employment Law lawyer who attended Paul M. Hebert Law Center - Louisian... read more >

Rusty M. Messer

Rusty M. Messer
Rusty M. Messer
Earl & Messer, Attorneys
9497 Brookline Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Licensed for 14 years, Rusty M. Messer is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southern University Law Center... read more >

Jacob Colonna

Jacob Colonna
Jacob Colonna
Colonna Law Firm, LLC
One Lakeshore Drive Suite 1800
Lake Charles, LA 70629
Licensed for 11 years, Jacob Colonna is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Paul M. Hebert Law Center - Louisiana State U... read more >

Joshua S. Guillory

Joshua S. Guillory
Joshua S. Guillory
The Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory, LLC
317 East University Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70503
Joshua S. Guillory is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Heather C. Ford

Heather C. Ford
Heather C. Ford
Law Office of Heather C. Ford
6221 S. Claiborne Ave Ste 489
New Orleans, LA 70125
Licensed for 13 years, Heather C. Ford is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Alan Stegall

Alan Stegall
Alan Stegall
Law Office of Alan Stegall
212 Texas St Suite #100
Shreveport, LA 71101
Licensed for 22 years, Alan Stegall is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Nathan S Fisher

Nathan S Fisher
Nathan S Fisher
301 Saint Ferdinand St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Nathan S Fisher is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Nathan S Fisher
Life Member

Andre' . LaPlace

Andre' . LaPlace
Andre' . LaPlace
The Law Offices of Andre' P. LaPlace
2762 Continental Drive Suite 103
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Licensed for 40 years, Andre' . LaPlace is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended LSU Law School... read more >
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nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Andre' . LaPlace
Member

James Baum

James Baum
James Baum
J. RODNEY BAUM ATTORNEY AT LAW
830 Main St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Licensed for 29 years, James Baum is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

M. Scott Ogden Jr

M. Scott Ogden Jr
M. Scott Ogden Jr
Sudduth and Associates, LLC
4216 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Licensed for 5 years, M. Scott Ogden Jr is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Alfred F. Boustany II

Alfred F. Boustany II
Alfred F. Boustany II
Boustany Law Firm
421 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Licensed for 42 years, Alfred F. Boustany II is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Robert D McMillin

Robert D McMillin
Robert D McMillin
Bates and McMillin, LLC Attorneys at Law
2128 Front St.
Slidell, LA 70458
Licensed for 16 years, Robert D McMillin is a DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Robert D McMillin
Member

Jason T. Olivier

Jason T. Olivier
Jason T. Olivier
Olivier Law, LLC
4011 Highway 59 Suite C
Mandeville, LA 70471
Licensed for 30 years, Jason T. Olivier is a Consumer Law and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Loyola New Orleans School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey L. Little

Jeffrey L. Little
Jeffrey L. Little
Law Office of Jeffrey Little
642 Stoner Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Licensed for 34 years, Jeffrey L. Little is a Criminal Defense and Premises Liability lawyer who attended Louisiana State University and A.... read more >

LaShaunté S. Henry

LaShaunté S. Henry
LaShaunté S. Henry
The Law Office of LaShaunté S. Henry, L.L.C.
9655 Perkins Road Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Licensed for 9 years, LaShaunté S. Henry is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Kenneth E Badon

Kenneth E Badon
Kenneth E Badon
The Badon Law Firm
1318 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Licensed for 49 years, Kenneth E Badon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Catherine I Chavarri

Catherine I Chavarri
Catherine I Chavarri
Stephenson, Chavarri & Lambert, LLC
400 Poydras St Ste 1990
New Orleans, LA 70130
Licensed for 30 years, Catherine I Chavarri is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John C Coffman

John C Coffman
John C Coffman
John C Coffman, APLC
1827 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Licensed for 30 years, John C Coffman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Marion B Farmer

Marion B Farmer
Marion B Farmer
Law Office of Marion B Farmer, LLC
404 E Gibson St
Covington, LA 70433
Licensed for 53 years, Marion B Farmer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Pennington Gibbens

William Pennington Gibbens
William Pennington Gibbens
Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, LLC
909 Poydras St Ste 1600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Licensed for 19 years, William Pennington Gibbens is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Shelley Ann Goff

Shelley Ann Goff
Shelley Ann Goff
Goff & Goff
612 N Vienna St
Ruston, LA 71273
Licensed for 9 years, Shelley Ann Goff is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Eric Timothy Haik

Eric Timothy Haik
Eric Timothy Haik
Haik, Minvielle & Grubbs, LLP
1017 E Dale St
New Iberia, LA 70560
Licensed for 18 years, Eric Timothy Haik is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Douglas Lee Harville

Douglas Lee Harville
Douglas Lee Harville
The Harville Law Firm, LLC
1244 Texas Ave
Shreveport, LA 71103
Licensed for 19 years, Douglas Lee Harville is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Shane Keith Hinch

Shane Keith Hinch
Shane Keith Hinch
Shane K Hinch PLC
4216 Lake St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Licensed for 15 years, Shane Keith Hinch is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel Lawrence Lorenzi

Daniel Lawrence Lorenzi
Daniel Lawrence Lorenzi
Lorenzi & Barnatt, LLC
518 Pujo St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Licensed for 11 years, Daniel Lawrence Lorenzi is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James P Manasseh

James P Manasseh
James P Manasseh
Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger, PLC
8075 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Licensed for 32 years, James P Manasseh is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

F Charles Marionneaux

F Charles Marionneaux
F Charles Marionneaux
Bienvenu, Bonnecaze, Foco, Viator & Holinga, APLLC
4210 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Licensed for 33 years, F Charles Marionneaux is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Cameron M Mary

Cameron M Mary
Cameron M Mary
Brown & Mary, LLC
4021 Desoto St
Mandeville, LA 70471
Licensed for 23 years, Cameron M Mary is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ross Stewart Owen

Ross Stewart Owen
Ross Stewart Owen
Office of Lucy Sikes Chapter 13 Trustee
229 Milam St 2nd Floor
Shreveport, LA 71101
Ross Stewart Owen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kenneth Allen Polite Jr

Kenneth Allen Polite Jr
Kenneth Allen Polite Jr
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1701 Market St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Licensed for 10 years, Kenneth Allen Polite Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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