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Protecting Your Rights And Freedom

Everyone makes mistakes. Unfortunately, a mistake that results in a criminal conviction can have severe, lifelong consequences. Because of these consequences, having a knowledgeable professional on your team can make a big difference in your outcome and ultimately your future. Although creating the best defense can be a challenge, the process can be made easier with the help of strong legal guidance.

At Southern Oaks Law Firm, we will use our years of experience to create a personalized and strong defense strategy that allows you to get the best possible outcome. We will closely work with you to explore all your options and prepare you for each potential result. Navigating legal jargon, managing requirements and expectations can be overwhelming, but there are tools that our experienced attorney will use to help you through the toughest challenges.

A Trusted Attorney By Your Side

Regardless of the circumstances of your case, we will use every resource available to advocate on your behalf. Our lead attorney, Taylor Fontenot, believes his role is to provide a defense that focuses on your best interests and restores your ability to resume a fruitful personal and public life. Whether you’re innocent, wrongfully accused or seeking a lesser sentence, we are prepared to serve as your counsel. We will make sure your rights are protected because we know there is nothing more precious than your freedom. We practice with integrity and empathy while delivering expertise at every step. Give us a call today at 337-704-7255 or send us an email and breathe easy knowing that we can help.

Get A Strong Defense For Many Types Of Crimes

Our law firm assists clients with many types of criminal law matters, including those involving:

  • Misdemeanors: Misdemeanors consist of crimes that are lesser in degree than felonies. They are usually minor in nature and typically cause little or no injury to another person or to society as a whole. Misdemeanors in Louisiana are classified into three categories: Class A, Class B and Class C, with each having their own magnitude and penalties. Our experience with crimes like petty theft, harassment and DWIs gives you an advantage as we can navigate the process so that you can return to your day-to-day life as soon as possible.
  • Felonies: Felonies are more serious crimes than misdemeanors and are punished with a variety of consequences, including fines, prison sentences, probation, community services, loss of rights and others. Felony charges are divided into two categories, violent and nonviolent, and several classes. It is important that you have representation as you deal with the details of an arrest, trial and sentencing. We can give you the peace of mind knowing all avenues are being explored.
  • Criminal case-related matters: In the time we are working on your case, there is a wide array of services we can offer, including: interviewing witnesses, locating case law related to your specific circumstances, developing a strategy for your proceedings, negotiating with the opposing side, filing appropriate paperwork and/or motions, representing you at trial, and following up with appeals where necessary. We also assist clients who have been convicted of a crime moving forward with their lives free of the stigma of a conviction with an expungement.

Get Help Now

If you were charged with a crime, time is a critical factor in your case. Contact our Lafayette office now to discuss your options. Call us at 337-704-7255 or send us an email with your information.

Caring, Strategic, Attentive – And Focused On You!


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