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Lafayette Criminal Defense Attorney

State and Federal Crime

Since 2005, Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. has provided select service to clients charged with state and federal crimes in the Lafayette area. The attorneys at the firm are experienced in making court appearances in state and federal courts in a wide variety of criminal matters from fixing of bail, handling complex conspiracy charges to appearing in post-conviction matters. In a criminal action one's freedom and reputation are at stake. It is important to be represented by an attorney with superior courtroom skills and known and respected by judges who may be presiding. Those charged in the Lafayette area are urged to contact a Lafayette attorney.

Defense Against Criminal Charges

Important to criminal defense is defense of the client's constitutional rights. The client is protected by the United States Constitution against unreasonable searches and seizures. Where police overstep, the attorney moves to exclude the evidence from the trial. This often results in a dismissal of charges. Where the client has made a confession, it may also be excluded if taken under duress or without notifying the client of rights to be silent or have an attorney present.

Criminal prosecutions based on conspiracy often involve clarifying the relationship of the client with the principals of a criminal conspiracy. For instance a passenger in a car may be charged with conspiracy to transport drugs when drugs are found in the trunk of the car. The criminal defense attorney will seek to show that the passenger did not know of the drugs and was not part of the criminal scheme.

Turn to a Lafayette Criminal Defense Lawyer

The attorneys at the firm are highly-respected members of the Lafayette legal community and well known to state and federal prosecutors and judges. They are zealous in defending their clients' rights and seeking the best possible resolution of criminal matters.

Contact a Lafayette criminal defense lawyer for vigorous defense against state and federal criminal charges.

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Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. - Lafayette Personal Injury Lawyer
Located at 521 E. Landry St.
Opelousas, LA 70570. View Map
Phone: (888) 527-4716 | Local Phone: (337) 948-8008.
Lafayette Office
(by appointment only):
600 Jefferson St.,
Suite 508
Lafayette, LA 70501
New Orleans Office
(by appointment only):
643 Magazine St,
New Orleans, LA 70130