Whether a felony or misdemeanor, a criminal charge can have a serious impact on your career, family, finances, and future.
If you are sent to jail, you could face a loss of your freedom, crippling fines, and a criminal record that can haunt you for the rest of your life, even keeping you from getting a job.
If you are a student at University or another institution of higher education, you could be suspended or expelled.
I fight for some of the most fundamental rights we have: The right against illegal search and seizure, the right to competent representation, and the right to a fair trial. If prosecutors can’t prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, then your case must be dismissed.
Sam Winston is one of the hardest working, honest, and imaginative criminal defense lawyers I know. He has a great reputation and is not afraid to go to trial, but also is skillful in negotiating resolutions of cases. I wouldn’t hesitate referring a potential client to Sam.
Tough and Professional Criminal Defense | New Orleans, La
Throughout my career in criminal defense work, I have learned firsthand that good people can sometimes make a mistake and that individuals are often falsely accused of wrongdoing.
However, these errors do not mean that an individual should spend the rest of their life paying for them.
I have successfully defended a young man who was wrongly accused of a robbery in the French Quarter and faced a lengthy jail sentence. I was able to point out, through the use of video and other physical evidence, that my client was misidentified and should not have been charged. He was released and able to get on with his life.
I’ve also successfully negotiated many other cases that resulted in no jail time for my clients or greatly reduced their sentences and saved them many years of their life.*
I understand the overwhelming stress, fear, and uncertainty associated with an arrest and criminal charge. My goal is to eliminate this anxiety by coming up with a plan to defend you. I pride myself on fully explaining the legal process to you in terms that you can understand.
Any time you face accusations of a crime, there is a tremendous amount at stake. A smart, aggressive lawyer can make the difference in your freedom.
Call The Law Office of Sam Winston today at 504-577-2500 to set up a free consultation to discuss your criminal charges.
*Disclaimer: No outcome is ever guaranteed in a criminal case and no amount of past success can guarantee a future outcome. Each case is different and you should consult with an attorney about the specific facts and circumstances of your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of criminal defense cases do you handle?
I handle and have experience defending all types of criminal defense cases, including white-collar cases, criminal appeals, drug cases, violent crime, and sex crimes.
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I was charged with possession of drugs. The drugs were in my car but they belong to someone else. Can they really charge me with drugs that were not mine?
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