New Orleans Municipal Court Attorney
Did you receive a citation for a misdemeanor offense while visiting New Orleans?
Many New Orleans tourists and visitors learn that one simple mistake can land them in Municipal Court facing misdemeanor charges. A bad decision, misunderstanding, or overzealous police officer can ruin your trip to New Orleans.
If you have been charged with a municipal court offense in New Orleans, the good news is that such offenses are typically considered the least serious criminal offenses. The bad news is that such cases can still carry a maximum penalty of $500 in fines and/or 6 months in jail. As such, it is often a good idea to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side when charged with a municipal offense.
Municipal offenses are initiated by the city of New Orleans rather than the state of Louisiana. Generally, municipal court offenses mirror equivalent state laws. Municipal court violations can be initiated by a summons or arrest. Municipal violations are always misdemeanors.
Misdemeanor Defense Attorney New Orleans
You know the facts of your case, and whether you committed the crime, but it is unlikely that you know the internal workings of the court system. Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter can help you with any municipal citation you may have received while visiting NOLA.
Ms. Carpenter is here to defend you with the least amount of inconvenience for you. Whether you are arrested for simple possession of marijuana, public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol, lewd conduct, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, underage drinking, simple battery, assault or any other municipal violation, we can probably represent you without your having to return for the Court date.
Attorney Carpenter also represents local New Orleanians who find themselves in a bit of trouble in the French Quarter, Uptown or Downtown. She will work with you and keep you informed every step of the way. Crimes charged in municipal court are not as serious as felonies, but they are offenses that can have a detrimental effect on your future. She is dedicated to protecting your future. She can also help with an expungement after the case is over.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime in New Orleans, our law firm may be able to help you with getting the charges against you dismissed. At our law firm, we are committed to fighting for our clients. If you need to consult a New Orleans misdemeanor defense attorney, please contact our office at: 504-599-5955. Available 24/7.