The Louisiana criminal defense lawyer you choose will play a critical role in your case. He or she will help you create a strong legal strategy, do damage control to prevent you from saying things that could hurt your case and act as your advocate before the prosecuting attorney, judge and jury. He or she will also visit you in jail if necessary and explain your legal options.
A conviction on murder charges, whether in the first or second degree, can change your life forever. Whether you are accused of a crime of passion or a premeditated killing, the consequences can be devastating and may include years in prison without parole, a loss of your right to vote or own a firearm, and being registered as a convicted felon. The most serious homicide charge is first degree murder. The penalty for this is death. In some cases, however, a person can be charged with manslaughter.
Criminal cases involving drug offenses and alcohol crimes can significantly alter your life. The penalties for a DUI conviction can be severe and may include large fines, jail time, loss of your driver’s license and your right to vote, as well as a permanent mark on your record as a convicted drunk or drug offender.
White-collar crimes include financial fraud, embezzlement, bribery, public corruption and money laundering. Kean Miller’s white-collar team is led by Chris Dippel, who previously served as a federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Louisiana.