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Criminal Defense

Facing Criminal Charges in Lake Charles?

The Experience You Need; The Solution You Deserve

As one would expect in criminal defense matters, our clients often come to us anxious and confused about the unknown, in the face of governmental charges, investigation, and intrusion into their personal and professional lives.

Far too often our culture and even our criminal justice system is all too eager to presume someone guilty until proven innocent. This perversion of our system is dangerous and requires those charged to seek the help of experienced and talented advocates for their case.

At Sudduth & Associates, we commonly like to use the phrase that we “level the playing field” but we want to take a minute and explain exactly what that means. Think for a moment of all the resources in the possession of the State: officers to effect an arrest or issue a warrant, detectives to investigate a case and question witnesses, forensic equipment and laboratories to test evidence, and finally prosecutors, with their own investigators, armed with virtually unlimited resources with which to effectively prosecute the accused. It is as easy to see as it is disparaging just how stacked the deck is against the accused.

The Advantage of a Former Prosecutor on Your Side

When you choose Sudduth & Associates, LLC, you’ll be represented by a team that consists of two former prosecutors. In this video, Attorney James E. Sudduth, III explains the strategic advantage of working with lawyers who know the judicial system from both sides of the courtroom.

Recent Case Results

Pursuing the Best Possible Outcomes
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • DWI and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Charges Dismissed
  • Attempted Second Degree Murder Reduced to Illegal Carrying of Weapon
  • Possession of CDS II and Possession of Marijuana Drug Possession Charges Dismissed
  • DWI 3rd Offense, Hit and Run, and Possession of Marijuana Charges Dismissed
  • Domestic Abuse Battery w/ Child Endangerment Case Dismissed
  • Aggravated Incest; Oral Sexual Battery No Jail Time
  • Murder, Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide No Discharge Ordered of Any Kind
  • Hit and Run, Reckless Operation, Overtaking a School Bus Most Serious Charge Reversed on Federal Appeal
  • First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring Case Dismissed

Types of Cases We Handle

Fighting for Your Freedom, Future & Reputation 
If you are accused, you need a team of investigators, paralegals, clerks, and attorneys who can just as aggressively defend the charge as the State can prosecute one. At Sudduth and Associates, we pride ourselves with being that leveling force for so many people.

Our Clients Say It Best

Read Some of Our Client Reviews
  • If having someone on your side that gives a 110% and delivers a quality product is important, then James Sudduth III comes with my highest personal recommendation.

    “If having someone on your side that gives a 110% and delivers a quality product is important, then James Sudduth III comes with my highest personal recommendation.”

    - Chris
  • If you're looking for an attorney to fight for you, call James.

    “Throughout the entire ordeal, James could not have been more professional, courteous and knowledgeable regarding my employment issue. He was prompt with his responses and could not have shown more compassion for the issue.”

    - Former Client
  • They truly care about the legal issues I face, and aren't just 'going through the motions.'

    “James & his caring team of professionals are a cut above the rest. They truly care about the legal issues I face, and aren't just 'going through the motions.' It's been a tremendous help during this transitional period in my life to have Jame”

    - Ashley
  • His passion for helping people sets him apart from any other attorney in this area.

    “Smart, driven, direct, passionate. Amazing man, which makes him an amazing attorney. Treated me and my family as if we were a part of his. I am forever grateful for the hard work and dedication he put into my case.”

    - Sherese

We Will Fight For You!

As a former prosecutor, James Sudduth leads an incredibly talented team of individuals in aggressively defending the rights, reputation, and confidentiality of the accused. There is truly no substitute for the critical eye of one prosecutor evaluating the case of another prosecutor. Mr. Sudduth brings his attention to detail, years of professional experience, and genuine care for his clients to each case.

Criminal charges can be devastating: both professionally and personally. Level the playing field. Call us today so that we can fight for you! Our criminal defense attorneys defend those accused of all possible criminal charges, from the highest level felonies to the lowest level misdemeanors, whether at the local, state or federal levels.

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