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Seek the Advice of an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Now – Not Later.

Being charged with a Louisiana crime of violence is one of the most serious charges in our criminal code.  We have extremely brave and loyal law enforcement officers in our state.  These officers, however, are human, and humans sometimes make mistakes.  It is not terribly uncommon for an accused to be wrongfully charged with a crime of violence even if the accused would be more appropriately charged with a lesser crime given the facts of the case.  If this mistake is not caught by the reviewing District Attorney’s office, the accused could very well be charged with a crime of violence. 

For this reason alone, you should not hesitate in contacting a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you are accused of a crime of violence.   Lafayette Attorney Joshua S. Guillory is experienced in providing an aggressive and quality defense for those who are accused.

What is a “Crime of Violence”?

Louisiana law defines a “crime of violence” as an offense that has, as an element, the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, and that, by its very nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense or an offense that involves the possession or use of a dangerous weapon. 

Louisiana law, under La. R.S. 14:2 provides an enumerated list of 55 crimes that are considered to be a “crime of violence.”  Whether you are facing a crime of violence charge, falsely accused, or incorrectly charged with committing a crime of violence, do not wait in contacting The Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory today at (337) 233-1303 or click here (hyperlink) to arrange a consultation.


In addition to handling criminal law issues, Joshua S. Guillory is prepared to help individuals with a wide range of legal matters, including family law matters, estate planning up to include wills and trusts, business law, and personal injury. Do not hesitate to call The Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory, LLC at 337-233-1303 or contact us online today!