New Orleans Criminal Defense Lawyer
Futures are at stake in criminal defense cases. Prosecutors often lose sight of this fact. They get overzealous in their quest for convictions, forgetting that people make mistakes, that false allegations are possible and that the true goal is justice. After all, it is called the criminal justice system, not the criminal conviction system.
Holding Prosecutors To Their Burden Of Proof
At Palazzo Law Firm, our New Orleans criminal defense lawyers seek to balance the scales of justice. In the criminal justice system, the burden of proving the case is on the prosecutor. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime you are accused of. We refuse to roll over. We will hold them to this burden. We will thoroughly investigate your case and find the flaws in the evidence against you. We will show that evidence that looks strong on the surface may be much weaker than it seems. Count on us to put in the work necessary to keep your record clean and help you avoid fines, jail time and other penalties.
We are prepared to fight. We have a longstanding record of trial success, and we certainly are not afraid to take your case to court and argue for you in front of a judge and jury. We will stand up to any prosecutor.
We Know How Prosecutors Work
Our team features attorneys who previously served as prosecutors. We have stood in their shoes. We have worked side-by-side with the people in the District Attorney’s Office. We know their motivations and their methods. We know how to negotiate with them, and we know how to effectively fight against them to protect your future and your record.
What Crime Have You Been Accused Of?
From our law office in Gretna, we represent people charged with crimes in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and throughout the Gulf South region. We represent everyone from juveniles, college students and first-time offenders to tourists who were accused of crimes while visiting Louisiana to people who have been branded as career criminals.
We defend against all misdemeanors and felonies, including:
- Drug crimes
- Theft charges
- Assault and battery
- Rape and other sex crimes
- Homicide and manslaughter
- Traffic tickets
We handle all phases of the process, from bond hearings to final trials. We also handle all post-conviction matters, including expungements.
Improve Your Odds By Taking Immediate Action
The sooner you enlist a lawyer, the better. As soon as we get your case, we will begin fighting for you. There are a lot of opportunities early in the process that are easily overlooked. For example, in many criminal cases, the police officer submits a report and the case goes to a screening division at the District Attorney’s Office. We try to get to the screener before charges are filed. We seek to negotiate lesser charges, or to argue for no charges at all.
We will let you know what to do after being arrested. Our lawyers are also available to answer all of your questions about criminal charges.
Tell Us About Your Case In A Free Consultation
During your free consultation, we will not just stare at a pad and pencil. We will not make assumptions about your case. We will listen to your side of the story. We will get to know the facts and we will educate you about what we can do to help you fight the criminal charges and keep your record clean. Call 504-433-1442 or email us.