Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense
If you are facing a criminal charge, your job could be in jeopardy and your freedom is in jeopardy. You need to seek the advice of a competent criminal defense attorney to fight back against any charges you are facing. In some instances, we can get charges reduced, help negotiate lower fines and other penalties or have the charges against you dismissed.

DWI and other Alcohol Related Arrests

If you are facing a DWI charge, public intoxication or other alcohol-related charges, you need an aggressive defense. You could be facing steep fines, the loss of your driving privileges and jail time. Paying a fine for these charges is tantamount to pleading guilty; this means a criminal record which could cause problems finding work in the future. It is important to remember, just because you have been arrested does not automatically mean you will be found guilty; law enforcement officers must have had probable cause to arrest you. Even when this cause is valid, there are other ways to fight back against these charges. A skilled criminal defense attorney will take the time to discuss the circumstances that led up to your arrest and determine what defense works best for your case.

Louisiana Arrests Involving Drugs

Drug charges must be taken seriously even if you believe a minor possession charge is not a big deal. Even a minor possession charge of marijuana can result in time in jail, steep fines and a life-long criminal record meaning a second arrest and conviction would result in even more serious penalties.

It is important to remember prosecutors are likely to file the highest possible charges against you when you are found in possession of drugs. This may mean you are facing distribution, manufacturing or possession with intent to sell, even if you had no intention to sell or distribute.

You may think if you are arrested with a controlled substance on your person, there is no defense. This is wrong; police officers must have had good reason to stop and question you in the first place and we will fight aggressively to determine the reason for your stop. We can also make sure your rights were not violated after an arrest, including your Miranda rights and your rights to an attorney.

Assault or Battery Charges

If you are facing an assault charge because of something you said in the heat of the moment, or you struck someone in self defense and are facing a battery charge, you need to seek legal counsel immediately. These charges are very serious and if you were in possession of a weapon at the time, you could be facing felony charges. You could potentially face stiff fines, a prison sentence and if you are charged with a felony, the loss of your rights to vote or own a weapon. These types of charges can be very serious and impact your future.

When you are facing a criminal charge, you may not know where to turn for help. Contact a skilled criminal defense attorney in Baton Rouge, LA at Dewey & Braud Law, LLC if you have been arrested in Louisiana and are facing criminal charges. We will do everything possible to fight back against these charges and preserve your freedom.