900 Ryan St, Suite 402, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 656-3212
(337) 385-5858

Criminal Law

Lake Charles Criminal Lawyer
Police arresting a suspect

Criminal Law is the most important area of law in which I practice. The fear of an attorney costing a person money is nothing compared to costing a person his or her freedom. My most important job is to ensure that my client’s rights are protected at all times.

A criminal case can be very confusing for people and their family. Most people do not have experience with the criminal process outside of a traffic or parking ticket. My varied experience allows me to explain the complicated process of a criminal prosecution to my clients with little confusion. It is very important to me that my client is informed fully all the way through the prosecution.

Lake Charles, Lafayette, and Baton rouge are three cities that have a lot of drug traffic due to Interstate 10, which means there will be many drug arrests, whether they are legit or not. If you find yourself in a situation and you need help, contact me.

DWIs are scary and confusing experiences for people. Do I blow? Will I lose my license? Will I lose my job? These questions flood the mind of a person being accused of a DWI, and unless you have been through the process before, you won’t have the answers. Did you know that if you blow over a certain amount, there may be mandatory jail time? Did you know that if you have never pled guilty to a crime before, there are ways to possibly get a DWI off of your record? Having experience in DWI defense allows me to easily answer these questions for clients. If you have been arrested for a DWI incident, contact me today for a free consultation.

Often my criminal clients are removed from their lives and left in jail with high bonds, keeping them from their normal life. Many clients do not realize how to properly move to reduce a bond, which leaves them in jail. IF you find yourself in this situation, don’t take a plea just to get out of jail. That plea will stick with you for the rest of your life. I aim to work as quickly as I can to resolve cases so that one way or another, you can get out of jail as quickly as possible to be with your friends, family, and job.

I have extensive courtroom experience in all varieties of Criminal Law in the following cities: Lake Charles, Sulphur, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Jennings, Kinder, and Cameron. I have litigated cases ranging from allegations of criminal mischief to aggravated rape. I believe I have established a good working relationship with the District Attorneys in Southwest Louisiana and these relationships give me a credibility with the prosecution which gets my clients the best treatment.

I offer our services both in flat fee and hourly-billing options. I also offer payment plans.

As my mentor says, if you have been accused of a crime whatsoever, contact me IMMEDIATELY. No matter what anyone advises you, do NOT speak to anyone, law enforcement or otherwise, until you have been properly advised by an experienced attorney.

Colonna Law Firm represents defendants in the following areas of Criminal Law representation (please click on each area for more information):

• DWI or DUI

• Drug Offenses

• Marijuana Possession

• Theft, Larceny, or Embezzlement

• Assault and Battery

• Burglary

• Robbery

• Traffic Offenses

• Expungements