Criminal Defense in Tangipahoa Parish

We are criminal defense attorneys that defend clients with criminal and DWI charges in Tangipahoa Parish.  Whether you received a charge in Hammond, Amite, Ponchatoula, or anywhere else in Tangipahoa, we may be able to help.  Our criminal lawyers know the criminal justice system in the Tangipahoa District Courthouse and Hammond City Court.  Our firm practices primarily criminal defense. So, you will know that defending your rights in criminal court is what we do every day.

What to do after being arrested in Tangipahoa Parish?

It depends on the criminal charge you picked up. If you were arrested for a misdemeanor in the city limits of Hammond, Louisiana, then you may have court in Hammond City Court.  Any other charge will go to the Tangipahoa District Court in Amite, Louisiana.

The first court date in a criminal proceeding is the arraignment. You will have an arraignment regardless of which courthouse you are in. If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or received a summons for a misdemeanor, we may be able to go to the first court date for you.  Having a lawyer there for you at the arraignment is essentially like you being there.  The benefit of the lawyer attending court for you is that you can attend your work or school instead.  However, if you are charged with a felony, you will need to be present at all the court dates, including the arraignment.

After the arraignment in Tangipahoa, you may have a series of court dates, depending on the nature of your criminal charge. The court dates may be scheduled for motions, pretrial conference, status, and trial.  These court dates allow your criminal defense attorney to obtain the reports and determine what evidence the prosecutor has against you.  Then, your attorney can begin to negotiate with the prosecutor to try to get the best possible result in your case.

What types of cases do we handle in Tangipahoa?

Our criminal lawyers handle all types of criminal cases in Amite and Tangipahoa.  We represent clients from Criminal Trespass to Murder.  Our goals are always to keep you out of jail and try to protect your criminal record as best we can so you can continue to work or attend school. Here are some of the types of cases we handle:


Reckless Driving

Hit and Run

Drug Possession

Possession with Intent to Distribute


Heroin Possession   


Theft at Target and Walmart




Car Burglary

Contractor Fraud

Disturbing the Peace

Public Intoxication

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Open Container



Domestic Abuse Battery

Domestic Abuse Assault

Criminal Trespass

Criminal Damage to Property

Flight From an Officer




Resisting an Officer, and many more.

How to Hire a Lawyer if I’m Out of State?

Regardless of whether you are local or out-of-state or out of the area, we can help with your Tangipahoa criminal arrest.  If you are local, you can come to one of our offices to sit down face-to-face with a criminal attorney.  If you are out of the area and too far to drive, do not worry, we can help.  We can do the consultation over the phone so you do not need to come here.

You can hire us with a credit card or sending in the payment.  We have made hiring us easy for you so you can quickly reduce your stress.  Even if you live in the area but are too busy to come see us, then give us a call to hire us and obtain our legal services.  Contact our Tangipahoa criminal attorneys at the Barkemeyer Law Firm at (985) 888-0009.


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