We handle criminal cases in the Mandeville, Covington, Slidell, Franklinton, Bogalusa, Hammond, and Amite areas of Louisiana. Being arrested and charged with a crime can be scary and you do not want to be alone in the process. I will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your issue and possible options available to you. Outcomes of criminal charges range from dismissal to conviction and jail time, depending on many factors. I will discuss your situation with you and possible options and outcome for you. Charges can range from misdemeanors that usually do not result in jail time (assault, simple battery, theft, disturbing the peace, public intoxication, driving while intoxicated - DWI, simple possession) and felonies that carry a substantial risk of jail time (aggravated assault, aggravated battery, robbery, burglary, 3rd+ offense driving while intoxicated - DWI, 2nd+ offense possession marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, forgery, embezzlement, drug manufacturing). You need to know the risks of jail time for your charge and the burden of proof the City or State's burden of proof to convict you. If it appears the burden of proof can be met, it is important for you to have an attorney to negotiate the best possible outcome for you. On the other hand, if you have been falsely charged, you need an attorney to fight for your innocence.
There are other options prior to trial, such as Pre-Trial Intervention, Diversion, drug court, and probation that can be utilized, which if sucessfully completed the charges can be dismissed.
It is also important that you have a clean criminal record, and prior convictions, and even arrests that did not result in a conviction, can be expunged from your record. There are many expungement procedures that we can assist you with to clear up your criminal record.