Most people arrested or receiving a summons for “party-related” crimes in the French Quarter or other parts of the city find themselves with a case pending in New Orleans Municipal Court. Events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, or weddings and conventions where young people and professionals let loose, are examples of situations that can lead to arrest or summons, and prosecution in Municipal Court. An attorney with experience handling cases in New Orleans Municipal Court can help you get your charges dismissed, and can often resolve the case without the need for you to appear in court.
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Representing a Client in New Orleans Municipal Court
Municipal Court cases involve violations of City of New Orleans ordinances, and include such crimes as:
- Public Intoxication (Drunk in Public)
- Criminal Trespass
- Public Urination
- Disturbing the Peace
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP)
- Resisting Arrest
- Open Container of Alcohol
First things first. If you are trying to help a friend or loved one who is still in jail for a Municipal violation please click here for information on how I can help you get them out of jail.
If you have received a summons or been arrested for a Municipal Court case and are already out of jail, I promise you the worst is over. I have done this for over 20 years, and I represent 10-15 people like you every month! Unless you do something really stupid, you are not going to jail, and in most cases your problems are on their way to being a bad memory.
There are a variety of ways that an attorney can help you get your case in New Orleans Municipal Court dismissed, and as discussed below, most of those can be accomplished without your needing to be present in court. Please call me so I can help you discover the most effective way to help you get your case handled.
Help for Out of Town Visitors
If you are from out of town and are worried about having to appear in New Orleans Municipal Court, I can help you by appearing in court for you, and you can go home. To find out how, please click here.
There are a variety of ways a criminal defense attorney can help you get a case in New Orleans Municipal Court dismissed and kept off of your permanent record. In most situations these cases can be handled without the presence of the defendant, meaning that if you are from out of town, or just can’t be in court, your case can be handled without the need for you to be there.