Facing criminal charges is a very intimidating experience. You feel scared and probably very alone, as though nobody really understands what you’re going through. You may be a little embarrassed about your situation. At the very least, you wonder what is going to happen to you, your family, your property, and your job.
I can appreciate the stress that being charged with a criminal offense causes in your life. I know the criminal court system is a foreign place for most people, a place where things happen that you don’t understand and offers are made that don’t make sense to you. It becomes a confusing maze of legal words and court proceedings that are almost mysterious.
If you find yourself in this situation, I can help you work your way through the system. I develop a connection with my clients and take their cases as seriously as they do. I take the time to explain everything that is happening what each hearing is about, what the next steps will be, and how it affects your case. I am available any time to help you understand where you are in the system and what is going to happen next. I handle all levels of crimes, from misdemeanors to felonies.
I have a good working relationship with the judges and prosecutors in the River Parishes. After the evidence is received from the prosecutor, you and I will review this evidence and decide on a plan of action. However, the decision whether to take a plea offer is strictly yours, and I will stand by whatever decision you make. All I can do is advise you and make sure that you understand what is going on so that you can make a fully informed decision.
If you have been arrested, I will take the time to meet with you. If you are being held in custody, I will come to the jail to talk to you about your case. I will answer all of your questions and try to clear up as much confusion for you as I can. Thereafter, we can work together to deal with the charges.