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Criminal Defense

Aggressive Louisiana criminal defense attorney
Have you been accused of committing a crime? Don’t let the prosecution bully you around. Stand up for your rights, beginning by hiring a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will represent you forcefully in the face of prosecution accusations. Attorney Elvin C. Fontenot,
Jr. has more than 35 years of experience serving Leesville clients in criminal cases, providing aggressive representation with proven results.

Ensuring your freedom
Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. is devoted to protecting his clients’ freedom. He strongly challenges prosecution efforts to prove their case and does everything in his power to avoid conviction or reduce any sentence that might be imposed. He knows that witnesses may lie on the stand, crime scenes can be tampered with, and police officers can make mistakes. He personally speaks with witnesses to ensure that they are telling the whole truth. He examines the alleged crime scene thoroughly, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. He also pores over police records and brings in experts to challenge the prosecution’s theories.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. today.

Protecting our clients for more than 35 years
Attorney Fontenot represents clients in the following criminal matters:

Felonies
If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to zealously defend you in court. Felonies are the most serious crimes — such as murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary. Felony convictions also have the most serious consequences. A person convicted of a felony is sentenced to serve at least one year in state or federal prison, and may be committed for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications and can be deported if they are not American citizens.

How your felony charge is defended can make the difference between life and death for you. Attorney Fontenot has more than 35 years’ experience handling felony charges and is committed to attaining the best possible outcome for you.

Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are crimes such as disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting and trespassing that are punishable by less than a year in prison. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and result in a jail sentence. Ensure that you receive a fair trial by letting attorney Fontenot represent you.

Motor vehicle offenses
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license or vehicular manslaughter, Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. can help. He also assists clients who need to get their drivers licenses restored or to fight traffic tickets.

Drug crimes
Charges of trafficking, distributing or possession of illegal substances or drug paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail. You can rely on attorney Fontenot’s knowledge of drug crimes and our history of successful results to help eliminate or minimize the charges against you.

Sexual offenses
Rape and sexual assault cases are among the hardest for defendants to win. Elvin C. Fontenot,
Jr. has the experience and skills to successfully litigate these cases. Contact him today.

Sealing and expungement of records
A criminal record can prevent you from pursuing higher education, securing your dream job or traveling abroad. Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record or get those records sealed so that you can move on with your life.

Don’t delay. Contact Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. today.

When your freedom is on the line, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call attorney Fontenot at 337-397-4361 or contact him online to schedule a free consultation today. With an office conveniently located in Leesville, Louisiana, Elvin C. Fontenot, Jr. stands ready to represent you in your criminal matter.