If you or a loved one is charged with a crime in Louisiana, it is important to consult with a local and experienced attorney. The Ambeau Law Firm offers a free consultation to all potential new clients. The consultation includes an initial interview, which is explained below.
REMINDER: If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, DO NOT talk to anyone about your legal matter before communicating with a criminal defense attorney. There are times when communication is the best way forward, but that decision should be made with the advice of counsel. If you wish to remain silent, the most important thing to do is REMAIN SILENT – DO NOT TALK. If you do not wish to speak, you must invoke your right to counsel by saying, “I do not want to answer any questions without speaking to my attorney first.” You have to be clear, if you are not clear, say it over and over again until you get it right – and do not say anything else – REMAIN SILENT.
Initial Interview Process
The initial interview is a two-way street. The potential client will interview our attorney to determine if they are the best person to represent their interests in their criminal defense or family legal matter, and our attorney will interview the potential client to make sure The Ambeau Law Firm can provide the kind of assistance and representation necessary to achieve the best outcome possible.
Call 225-330-7009 to schedule a free consultation.
Our team of attorneys is available to conduct an initial interview:
- In Person
- On the Phone
- Via Zoom
Learn more about our process.
How Much Do You Charge?
The fee for criminal defense is determined by the level of difficulty of the representation in terms of hours, complexity, court costs, experts (if necessary), and several other factors. In most cases, The Ambeau Law Firm charges a flat fee and requires a down payment for hourly services plus money for a trust account to pay for filing costs. The Ambeau Law Firm determines fees by estimating the total number of hours required to achieve an outcome multiplied by our hourly rate.
The fee for criminal defense representation is different for distinct phases of a criminal case. For example, The Ambeau Law Firm charges separate fees for:
This fee structure ensures that we avoid charging clients for work not expected to be performed and lessens the financial burden of hiring our firm.
Often the cost is the determining factor in who you choose for legal representation. This is an unfortunate reality of running a private criminal defense and family law practice. The Ambeau Law Firm offers payment plans, but requires a down payment in all cases.
For more in-depth information on our fees and payments, click here.
IMPORTANT: This is not legal advice. I have provided this in an effort to inform you of what to expect, not to advise you on a course of action. Please consult with an attorney before making any decision that may affect your legal rights, liberty, freedom, or safety.
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