New Orleans Criminal Defense Lawyer
Being arrested for a crime can be a scary situation, even if you’re no stranger to the criminal system. Innocent people are put in jail all the time. If you are ever in this situation, remember two things: you have the right to remain silent and you have the right to an attorney. The latter is the more important right. Do not talk to police without a lawyer present. Palazzo Law Firm can help with your criminal defense needs. Our lawyers are available to answer your questions about criminal charges.
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. Contact an experienced New Orleans criminal defense lawyer today to learn more.
Holding Prosecutors To Their Burden Of Proof
At Palazzo Law Firm, our New Orleans criminal 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.
How Palazzo Law Firm Can Help You
We represent everyone, including juveniles, college students, first-time offenders, and tourists. We handle all phases of the process, from bond hearings to final trials. We also handle all post-conviction matters, including expungements. Palazzo Law Firm offers the best chance for success. Our team features attorneys who previously served as prosecutors. We have worked with the people in the District Attorney’s Office. We know how to negotiate with them. We also know how to effectively fight against them to protect your future and your record.
Criminal cases are high stakes. Your future is at risk. You shouldn’t handle this type of case on your own. Here’s why you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side:
- Protect your legal rights. An attorney can keep you from accidentally incriminating yourself. They can also keep police from searching property they may not otherwise have a right to look at.
- Investigate your case. A lawyer can thoroughly investigate your case and find the flaws in the evidence against you. They will show that the evidence is weak.
- Save you money. This may be surprising, since lawyers can cost a lot of money. However, the long-term benefits are well worth it. A lawyer can help you keep your job or professional license. They can help you avoid missing work for jail or extended court.
- Negotiate a plea bargain. If you are considering pleading guilty, your attorney can negotiate a plea bargain by working with the prosecutor to negotiate the best possible deal.
- Protect your future. An experienced criminal defense attorney can protect your future by getting your charges reduced and your penalties lessened. They may even be able to get your case dismissed.
Tell Us About Your Case In A Free Consultation
In a criminal defense case, futures are at stake. You need someone on your side who isn’t afraid to stand up and fight for your legal rights. At Palazzo Law Firm, we will help balance the scales of justice. Schedule a free consultation and we will educate you about what we can do to help you fight the criminal charges and keep your record clean. Contact our experienced New Orleans criminal lawyer today by calling 504-433-1442.