Misdemeanor Offenses in Louisiana
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If you’re facing one or multiple misdemeanor charges, you may have serious concerns about your arrest and future. The legal system can be complex, and depending on the nature of your charge it can be difficult to know how you should proceed. Since misdemeanor crimes are treated less severely than felonies in court, many defendants can be tempted to pursue representation by a public defender.
Unfortunately, this can be extremely unwise and could land you with a conviction that would have been avoided with adequate representation and a great defense. An aggressive Shreveport criminal defense attorney has numerous tools and strategies to put up a strong defense and commonly help you avoid more serious consequences.
The Law Office of Verity Gentry Bell, LLC we are prepared to:
- Consult with you to discuss the events surrounding your case.
- Carefully examine any relevant lab reports or field sobriety test details.
- Prepare witnesses to testify in your defense.
- Review police reports and talk to arresting officers.
- Pursue a dismissal or a reduction in charges through negotiation with the prosecuting attorney.
- Argue for alternative sentencing, including arrangements for rehabilitative treatment.
If you have questions about your misdemeanor case, ask us. Call (318) 225-7140 to speak with us today.
Which Charges Are Misdemeanors?
Misdemeanors are considered the least serious crimes that can be charged in Louisiana. While many assume that they will result in just a "slap on the wrist," these charges can result in serious consequences for the accused, including hefty fines and jail time.
Common examples of misdemeanors charged in Louisiana include:
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Ms. Bell has represented clients in numerous complex trials. She understands the factors which can increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome to your case and knows how to find shortcomings in the state's case against her clients. Unlike other firms that look for the swiftest route to a plea deal, we are ready to aggressively litigate and ensure that the charges against our clients receive the scrutiny they deserve.
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