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Drunk in Public Defense in New Orleans, LA

A drunk in public charge is not only embarrassing, it can have a long-term impact on your professional standing. Public intoxication is a misdemeanor, which means it has to be disclosed to future employers. A conviction can also impact your ability to qualify for professional licenses, like a nursing certificate or commercial driving license. Professional legal representation can help you mitigate the damage and perhaps lessen the impact of a conviction on your professional and personal future.

Good People Who Made a Mistake

Here at NOLA Criminal Law, we understand that good people sometimes make mistakes. New Orleans is an attractive destination for visitors and tourists, and the atmosphere of the city can encourage a sense of reckless fun. Even normally mild-mannered, hard-working people can find themselves in legal hot water after a night out on the town. As inconvenient as an arrest can be, it doesn’t have to ruin the memory of your vacation. As upsetting as an arrest can be, we can help set things right. With more than 20 years of criminal law experience, NOLA Criminal Law is here to help you deal with a difficult time, and get your life back in order after an arrest.

Visitors Facing Charges

Being arrested while on vacation is a frustrating and frightening experience. You are in an unfamiliar area and don’t have the support of family and friends around you. You need to get back to work or your family since your vacation time is up, and now you’ll have to remain in, or travel back to, New Orleans, to deal with a court case. Even if you live locally, the travel time means you’re missing time at work or school, compounding the impact of the original charge.

Fortunately, having professional legal representation provides you with the option of going home and getting on with your life while your case makes its way through the legal system. Your lawyer can represent your interests in absentia, saving you an expensive trip back for your day in court. Your rights are protected even if you can’t be there in person.

Choose a Trusted Local Attorney

When you are facing criminal charges, no matter how minor they may seem, it is important to work with an attorney with the experience and knowledge to guide you through the legal process. NOLA Criminal Law is here to help with a drunk in public or other misdemeanor charges. We will evaluate your case, determine the next steps, and advise you on your best course of action. When you choose NOLA Criminal Law to represent your case, you can expect open communication, dedication, and attention to your case from beginning to end. It is not always pleasant to hear the facts of your case, but open communication and honesty are the best ways to approach your case. You will have all the facts, from the initial evaluation to the conclusion. Life doesn’t always go the way we plan. Don’t let one poor choice impact your future. Get the legal help and support you need by calling me today.

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