Get a Case Review From Our Aggressive Lake Charles Criminal Defense Lawyer
Over 100 Years of Combined Criminal Defense Experience in Southwest Louisiana Criminal Law
As one would expect in criminal defense matters, our clients in Lake Charles often come to us anxious and confused about the unknown in the face of governmental criminal 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 legal system is dangerous and requires those charged to seek the help of experienced and talented legal advocates for their criminal case.
What is a Defense Attorney?
A defense attorney is a legal professional who works to represent individuals or organizations who have been accused or charged with committing a crime.
Their primary role is to defend their clients against the charges brought by the prosecution and to ensure their client's rights are protected during the legal process.
Criminal defense lawyers are responsible for acting in their client's best interests and effectively representing them. They may also negotiate plea deals, challenge and review the evidence, and present arguments in court on their client's behalf to secure a favorable outcome for their case.
At our law firm in Lake Charles, Louisiana, our criminal defense lawyers do just that. You can depend on our legal team to deliver a solid defense while prioritizing the protection of your legal rights.
At Sudduth & Associates, our criminal defense lawyers in Lake Charles 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 criminal 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. That's where our criminal defense attorney in Lake Charles, LA, comes in. Our law firm use all of our resources to fight for you!
Call 1-833-SUDDUTH for a consultation with our legal team today, or contact our law firm online for help with criminal defense law in Lake Charles. Our criminal lawyers offer our services in English and Spanish and always strive to be available to answer calls.
Why We're the Right Choice in Lake Charles
- Over 100 Years of Collective Experience
- Former Prosecutor Who Knows Both Sides of the Law
- Long Roots in the Local Community
- Cutting-Edge Technology to Bring You More Convenience
- Collaborative Approach to Your Case
- Highly Communicative & Responsive
Cases Our Criminal Attorney in Lake Charles Handles
Fighting for Your Freedom, Future & Reputation
If you are accused, you need a legal team of investigators, paralegals, clerks, and lawyers who can as aggressively defend the charge as the State of Louisiana can prosecute one.
At Sudduth and Associates, our Lake Charles criminal lawyers pride ourselves with being that leveling force for so many people.
What Should You Look for in a Criminal Defense Attorney?
When looking for a Lake Charles criminal defense attorney to handle your case, it's important to prioritize finding someone with a high level of experience and expertise.
- You should research the credentials of any potential hire, observing any awards or accolades they may have won and scouring online reviews from past clients.
- You’ll want to select someone who understands legal processes thoroughly and is confident in courtrooms. Communication is also critical; look for somebody who is willing to answer any questions promptly and keep you up-to-date on the status of your criminal case.
- You should review their fees and payment structures well in advance so that financial concerns do not arise unexpectedly during legal proceedings.
The Advantage of a Former Prosecutor on Your Side
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.”
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.”
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.”
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”
Our Criminal Attorney in Lake Charles 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 criminal case of another prosecutor. Mr. Sudduth brings his attention to detail, years of professional experience, and genuine care for his clients to each criminal case.
Criminal charges can be devastating: both professionally and personally. Level the playing field. Call our law firm today so that we can fight for you! Our Lake Charles criminal defense lawyers 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.