Criminal Defense Lawyers in New Orleans
We Will Fight for You
Is law enforcement questioning you about an alleged crime? Or do you believe you are under suspicion by the police? If you are arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or a felony in Louisiana, you need a criminal defense attorney to represent you both in and outside of the courthouse. These are serious charges and can significantly damage your chances of future employment, housing, and more—as well as your reputation.
Mounting the best defense is only possible with an experienced New Orleans criminal defense lawyer on your side. An attorney who understands the ins and outs of the complex and often unfair criminal justice system can guide you through the legal process and fight to have your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed. The criminal defense attorneys at The Burrell Firm, LLC in New Orleans and Ruston are aggressive and professional litigators who are trial-tested and effective advocates for justice. We will stand by you throughout your case and do what it takes to get you the lightest sentence possible.
Contact us now to schedule your free case evaluation. We are available 24/7.
If you have been accused of a crime in Louisiana, you have a right to an attorney. Our aggressive criminal defense attorneys have years of experience standing up for clients who have been accused of offenses ranging from drug crimes to battery. We believe that everyone has the right to a fair trial and that a person, regardless of the accusations against them, is innocent until proven guilty.
It is your legal right to hire an attorney if you’ve been accused of a crime and you deserve someone who is experienced in litigation and local law. Our New Orleans and Ruston criminal defense attorneys have extensive expertise defending many types of crimes, from misdemeanors to felonies.
Our criminal defense focuses include:
Our criminal defense lawyers are aggressive advocates for our clients, but we also take the time to listen to our clients’ needs and get to know them. Though you can go through the criminal justice system alone, it can be incredibly challenging and isolating. Even court-appointed attorneys are too busy to fully dedicate their time and attention to your case. We can. We will work with you to provide legal services that are affordable and meet your needs.
Guilty or not, when facing jail time or other harsh penalties for your actions you deserve to have an assertive and dependable legal advocate in your corner to make sure your rights are granted and you get off with the lightest sentence possible.
If you are being accused of a crime, such as a robbery, the burden of proof lies with the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. However, if an individual is suing you, then it is up to them to provide it.
One of two ways a criminal defense attorney can approach these cases is to provide evidence that contradicts or undermines the prosecution’s, or by arguing against the prosecution’s evidence. One possible defense is to show that you were coerced into committing a crime that you would have otherwise not committed had a great threat not been placed on you. If you were under threat of serious injury or death, then you want to speak with your attorney about what happened to ensure you get justice, rather than stuck with a criminal record you do not deserve.
Depending on the facts of your specific case, we will create the defense that works best in your favor.
Every case is different. Some will require more time than others. Criminal defense cases are not handled the same way as personal injury cases, which are generally charged on a contingency fee, because of their complex and varied nature. To learn more about fees for criminal defense, please check out our FAQ page. We will also discuss payment options with you directly once we meet about your case.