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In Louisiana, misdemeanors are “less serious” crimes punishable by up to one year in parish or local jail, carry a fine up to one thousand dollars, or both.   Louisiana Criminal Code defines a misdemeanor as any crime other than a felony. In other words, a misdemeanor crime in Louisiana is any crime that does not carry a sentence of hard labor, death, jail time for one-year or longer, or a fine of $1,000 or more.  In Louisiana, misdemeanors are “less serious” crimes punishable by up to one year in parish or local jail, carry a fine up to one thousand dollars, or both.   Louisiana Criminal Code defines a misdemeanor as any crime other than a felony. In other words, a misdemeanor crime in Louisiana is any crime that does not carry a sentence of hard labor, death, jail time for one-year or longer, or a fine of $1,000 or more.  

Just because a misdemeanor is viewed as a less serious crime, it is still a crime that carries a potential fine, jail sentence, or both.  If you are charged with a misdemeanor crime, you should obtain legal representation from a misdemeanor defense attorney.  At The Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory, we are experienced in providing effective criminal defense for our clients facing misdemeanor charges.  Some of these misdemeanor charges include:

  • Possession of Drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana (simple)
  • DWI / DUI (first and second offense)
  • Domestic Abuse Battery (first and second offense)
  • Public Drunkenness
  • Disturbing the Peace
  • Underage Drinking
  • Resisting an Officer
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Open Container
  • Public Intoxication
  • Assault and Battery
  • Battery of a law enforcement officer
  • Simple Battery
  • Destruction of Property
  • Simple criminal damage to property
  • Theft and attempted theft, theft of goods

The above list of Louisiana misdemeanor crimes is not an exhaustive list.  Attorney Joshua S. Guillory is ready to provide a strategic defense on your behalf.  Remember, the government will have their lawyers, even for misdemeanor crimes.  You need an aggressive lawyer on your side, as well.  
If you or a loved one are facing a misdemeanor charge, contact our office at (337) 233-1303 or click here to arrange a legal consultation.  Do not wait, and do not face the government alone. 

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!