The criminal defense team at The Ambeau Law Firm begins working on your case the same day you hire us. We are committed to getting you through your legal challenge and achieving the best outcome possible. Trial attorney Jarrett Ambeau has successfully helped criminal defense clients across South Louisiana dealing with federal crimes, felony criminal defense, violent crimes, sex crimes, and DWI defense.
Here's what happens after you hire The Ambeau Law Firm:
Review Criminal Charges
If it is known, or obvious, what the criminal charges are in your criminal case, your attorney will examine all of the elements of the crime and the possible consequences. If the charges are not known or obvious, your attorney will discuss possible criminal liability from a set of facts. This important step in the process ensures that everyone understands the seriousness of the matter and has context for the discussion of the facts. The discussion of the law does not stop with an examination of the law itself, but rather is the foundation upon which everything else is discussed.
Establish the Facts
This is the most difficult part of any discussion of possible criminal liability – including often having family, friends or advisors leave the room to the prospective client and the attorney. The privilege that exists between attorney and client does not extend to others, generally, and this part of an interview is often one-on-one. It is essential that prospective clients be honest and forthcoming with information in this part of the interview. There are few things more detrimental to the defense of a client than not having the full information and/or misrepresentations – this kind of thing can only hurt one person, the client. Again, this can be difficult, but it is very important. We are here to understand and advise, not to judge. Our purpose is to guide you through the process and help you to achieve the best possible outcome by being your advocate – you must arm us with the information necessary to achieve that goal.
This part of the process includes bringing with you any and all documents and/or tangible objects, other than weapons, having to do with your criminal matter. I constantly tell clients that information is the fuel of criminal defense, the more I have the better I will be at fighting for the best outcome possible. In fact, bring too much stuff, you can always take it home if it's not needed.
This also includes an examination of the version of events being offered against you or for you by alleged victims, witnesses, and/or law enforcement. There are times where we will have extensive information of this kind at an initial interview and times where this information will not be available until much further into the representation. It is also important to note that the version of events the client remembers or knows to be true, is often not the version of events we get from alleged victims, witnesses, and law enforcement.
Examine The Law & Facts
This is the lawyer part of the interview. We are here to give you an honest appraisal of the criminal matter you face. In combination with the elements of the possible crimes applicable, we will talk about the difficulty/ease of proving the case from a prosecutor's perspective, and about the difficulty/ease of forcing the prosecution to bear the burden of proving the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. Our attorneys are not interviewing you to tell you everything will be ‘okay'. Quite the contrary, we are here to honestly inform you of the risk and possible consequences. It is our duty to tell you the truth and to interpret the law and facts in an honest and straightforward manner. That is what you will get from us, every time.
In this part of the interview, your attorney will ask you about important information related to your history, this includes criminal, medical, family, education, work, interests, and more. Information is power, and giving us all the information is the best way forward. We will determine what applies to the particular matter at hand.
Crafting Your Defense
This is who we are – we are criminal defense attorneys. Along with the honest appraisal above, we will examine the possible defenses in your matter. We will explain the process and a way forward, and do our best to prepare you for the difficulty ahead. The State and/or Government is a powerful and formidable foe. We will treat them as such at every moment. Our duty is always to represent your best interests in an honorable and ethical manner and to bring the fight on your behalf. We will bring our extensive experience and skill to bear in the most effective and efficient manner possible, and work with you to get through this difficult time. I don't believe in being unnecessarily adversarial, I will not fight just to fight. On the other hand, when it is time to fight, I will go to war for you, without mercy, period.
Our trial attorney, Jarrett Ambeau, believes he is living the purpose of his life in defending people in these kinds of matters, while fighting for the Constitution of the United States and the State of Louisiana. We here at The Ambeau Law Firm believe we are on the front lines of the fight for freedom and liberty, and holding the state accountable to its burden before depriving any citizen of these essential rights.
Need To Speak To An Attorney?
We understand that dealing with an arrest or criminal charges is a difficult time. If you or a loved one is in need of a criminal defense attorney in Louisiana, please call our office at 225-330-7009 or chat directly on our website to schedule a free consultation with Baton Rouge criminal defense attorney Jarrett Ambeau and his criminal defense team. The Ambeau Law Firm proudly serves clients across South Louisiana, including in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Prairieville, Livingston Parish, Assumption Parish, Ascension Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, St James Parish, Louisiana, and the surrounding areas.
This is not an easy time for you or your loved ones, and we are here to help you through this matter. We will stand out front and fight for your rights. At The Ambeau Law Firm, we will not give up on you or your case, and we will take the matter to a jury trial if it's in your best interest.