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parishes of Acadia who are facing criminal charges.
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A Common Story: Assault And Battery

Many assault and battery charges involve people with differing opinions and often occur while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. An argument starts over something insignificant, one thing leads to another, and a fight ensues. It could happen to anyone. Although this story is common, it often leads to serious criminal charges.

The charges are serious, and you need a Louisiana violent crimes lawyer who can stand up for you against the prosecutor and get you the best deal possible or bring your matter to trial. I became an attorney and opened the Donald D. Cleveland, APLC, law firm to defend my Lafayette Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish and Vermilion Parish clients against the accusations that they committed a violent crime or other criminal charges.

Defending You Against Violent Crime Charges

As a skilled Lafayette Parish assault and battery lawyer, I can handle many types of violent crime charges, including:

  • Battery
  • Second degree battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Assault
  • Aggravated Assault

The Process

The process of defending you against violent crime charges largely depends on the quality of the prosecutor’s case against you. First, I will sit down and discuss the case with you, looking at the facts and evidence to evaluate the quality of the prosecutor’s case and determine our game plan.

We will then move forward with the plan that is in your best interest and either seek to negotiate a plea-bargain to have the charges reduced to a less serious offense and get you the lowest sentence possible or proceed to trial. I will fight to exploit the weaknesses of the prosecutor’s case and the evidence against you.

A Louisiana Violent Crimes Defense Attorney Fighting for Your Rights ∙ 337-205-0319

The United States Constitution affords everyone the right to be presumed innocent. You also have the right to representation from a quality criminal defense attorney. Contact me.