If you or a loved one was arrested during Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, Saint Patrick’s Day, the French Quarter Festival, Essence, the Sugar Bowl or any of the other events that have made New Orleans a favorite destination for travelers, you need a local lawyer who knows the system and who has the experience to fight for your rights.
At Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson, our attorneys offer experienced criminal defense representation to students, tourists, conventioneers, business travelers and international visitors to New Orleans and other attractions in Louisiana.
Our firm’s international scope and multilingual capabilities makes Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson a logical choice to represent visitors who would benefit from working with an attorney who understands the potential immigration implications of a criminal charge and who is fluent in Spanish or French and has access to interpreters specializing in translation of Portuguese or other languages.
We represent clients charged with a variety of crimes, including:
We understand that for many visitors to New Orleans, having to return to Louisiana to go to court may pose a serious inconvenience. We work to minimize the necessity of further travel by handling every aspect of the case and appearing on our clients’ behalf, when possible. Where appropriate, we also work aggressively to preserve expungement eligibility for first-time offenders.
While many of our student, out-of-state visitor or foreign clients face only misdemeanor charges, it should be noted that our criminal defense lawyers have represented clients charged with capital offenses (those for which the death penalty is possible). This means that, regardless of the nature of the alleged crime, our team has the skill and experience to protect your rights.
Call Stephenson, Chávarri & Dawson at 504-523-6496 or contact our firm by e-mail to schedule an initial consultation with a New Orleans lawyer who has extensive experience in the defense of students and visitors facing criminal charges of all kinds.