Criminal Defense 2017-07-12T16:20:49+00:00

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If you are facing criminal charges in Louisiana, you cannot fight that fight alone. You need a skilled criminal defense lawyer to represent you and defend your freedom.

Mr. Winston has experience defending clients at trial against the most serious of criminal charges, including murder, rape, drug, and gun charges. Some of Mr. Winston’s greatest results for his clients have come before trial where charges were never brought. Mr. Winston has also had success negotiating favorable results for his clients in bond reduction motions, preliminary hearings, and motions to suppress.

What sets Mr. Winston’s criminal defense practice apart is his commitment to his clients. Whatever charge you may be facing, Mr. Winston takes defending your freedom personally. It is the only way he knows how to defend your case. Mr. Winston is committed to staying in communication with his clients to keep them informed of their choices and their circumstances in each stage of the case.

Importantly, there are two sides to every story in a criminal case. Often times when you’ve been indicted or arrested, the government has already completed its investigation while you’re just getting started with your defense. Aggressively building your own case to get on equal footing with the government is the key to any successful defense. Mr. Winston’s criminal defense focuses on telling his client’s story through the use of investigators, hard evidence, and cross-examination when necessary.

Mr. Winston handles the following types of criminal charges in Louisiana in both state and federal court:

  • Murder (homicide)
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated assault/battery
  • Sex Offenses
  • Drug Offenses (possession, distribution, etc.)
  • Gun Charges
  • Conspiracy
  • Alcohol Offenses
  • Miscellaneous Criminal Offenses

Statewide Louisiana Criminal Defense Practice (including): Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette.