SHREVEPORT CRIMINAL LAWYERS
Shreveport Bossier City Criminal Lawyer Joseph Greenwald has the experience you need when you are fighting a criminal case. Call us today for a free legal consultation. When you hire the Greenwald Law Firm, you hire the most experienced criminal lawyer in Shreveport.
Criminal Lawyer Shreveport Bossier
The Greenwald Law Firm, L.L.C., handles all criminal law matters, in all courts (state and federal) throughout Northwest Louisiana. We have successfully represented many clients in cases involving the following charges:
- Felony drug charges, including possession, production, and possession with intent to distribute all scheduled narcotics, including cocaine, marijuana, prescription medication and methamphetamine.
- Simple possession of Marijuana (first and subsequent offenses)
- Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI)
- DWI / DUI Charges in Shreveport
- Reckless and careless operation of a motor vehicle
- Property crimes (burglary, theft, fraud, forgery, illegal possession of stolen things, issuing worthless checks, damage to property)
- Crimes against a person (battery, assault, sex crimes, firearm offenses)
- Unauthorized use, unauthorized entry, trespass, computer crimes
- Expungements (removal of recorded convictions)
2011 Louisiana Laws Revised Statutes Title 14 – Criminal Law
10 helpful tips if stopped for DUI:
- Pull over properly. Slow down and pull off the road, usually to the right, but only when safe to do so. Use your turn signal to indicate your intent to the officer.
- Stay in the car. Turn off the engine and keep your hands on the steering wheel. Stay in the car unless the officer asks you to get out.
- Don’t act suspicious. Avoid any actions that could suggest that you are attempting to hide, destroy or dispose of something.
- Follow instructions. Listen to what the officer is saying and follow the officer’s instructions.
- Speak only when spoken to. Don’t volunteer information and don’t argue, simply answer the officer’s questions. Save your argument for the courtroom and tell your passengers to follow your lead.
- You’re on camera. Police officers are equipped with cameras, both on their person and in their cars. Everything you do and say is being recorded, including what happens at the scene and inside the squad car on the way to the station.
- Do not answer any incriminating questions, but don’t lie. If asked about alcohol and/or drug consumption or your of impairment, simply state:
“I’m sorry, officer, but I’ve been advised not to answer any questions.”
- You are not obligated to take the Field Sobriety Test or the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Test. The Field Sobriety Test and BAC test will be the most important pieces of evidence, most likely against you, in your case. Under most conditions the test can be impossible to pass. Failure of the BAC Test is strong evidence of intoxication which is hard to overcome.
- Be polite. Anything else will simply hurt your case.
- Call the Greenwald Law Firm. We’re here to listen. We’re here to help.
Greenwald Law Firm LLC has experience representing clients across Louisiana for almost 20 years. If you or a loved one has been arrested, know your legal rights. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 318-219-7867.