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Aggressive Defense Combined With Empathy

At The Thompson Law Office, LLC, we understand how frightening it can feel to face a criminal charge. We provide the strong defense necessary to protect you from the criminal justice system. At every step of your case, we will also provide you with the compassion that you deserve in this difficult time.

Our team never simply gives up and settles. We strive for the best outcome available, whether this is reducing the penalties or getting your charges dropped completely. With empathy and strength, we will help you navigate this overwhelming situation.

Misdemeanors Vs. Felonies: What Is The Difference?

Misdemeanors are crimes that can result in a penalty of up to one year in jail. Felonies are crimes that can result in more than one year of jail. Misdemeanors are less severe than felonies and typically have less severe consequences. Some examples of misdemeanors include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Reckless driving
  • Simple assault

Felonies can include:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Sexual assault

The conditions surrounding an offense can elevate it from a misdemeanor to a felony. For example, driving under the influence (DUI) becomes a felony if you have two or more previous DUIs.

Criminal Charges Can Impact Your Family

A criminal offense can affect much more than just your permanent record. If you have children, then a criminal charge can permanently impact your custody arrangement. It is critical to work with an attorney from The Thompson Law Office, LLC, to ensure that you uphold your rights as a parent and can continue to see your children.

Seek Our Representation Today

Time is critical. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can work on your defense. Contact our firm in Lafayette today to schedule an initial consultation. To reach us, call 337-534-8761 or send us an email.