Criminal Damage to Property Lawyer Lafayette


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For years now, Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorneys as a law firm has represented a lot of people in hundreds of cases so far. As more times passes, so does the vast well of experience gathered by Carl Barkemeyer and his colleagues. In the state of Louisiana and even the Lafayette Parish, the team of Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorneys has in more than a few occasions represented those facing simple criminal damage to property charges. This charge as seemingly admissible as it sounds, could either be a misdemeanor or a felony. This depends on the value of the property which was supposedly damaged. If you require criminal damage to property lawyer Lafayette, then we at Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorneys are more than happy to help you out.

At Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defence Attorneys we have the aim of helping you to make the best out of any situation you find yourself. We have several methods that we usually apply within the justifications of the legal system of the state of Louisiana. In most cases, we have gotten a reputation due to our use of a forward and aggressive means to achieve our goal. Our goal as a firm is to get the best possible outcome from any case on behalf of our clients. 


Excellent Communication and Relationships

We base our system on good communication with the clients. transparency between us and our clients throughout the legal process is what we hope to achieve. This is why at every point in time the client is made aware of what options he or she has open to themselves. This way, if acquitting the client is impossible (due to certain surrounding circumstances), then a plea deal can be negotiated (if possible). But throughout, we want to ensure that the client is fully and completely aware of what is going on.

Our professional relationship and dealings with the prosecuting party (office of the district attorney, D.A), has made future dealings easier. If circumstances permit, we could have meetings with the office of the district attorney to work toward acquitting the person. If that is impossible, then negotiating a deal to reduce the sentence of our client to a reasonable extent is not impossible. Although no one is infallible or perfect, our firm has success rates that can boost the confidence of all our clients in our methods.

Additionally, we endeavor to conduct pre-indictment investigations. So as your lawyers, we will critically evaluate the evidence collected against you. we will also try to dig out any other evidence that might be useful in liberating you. so, you can see, as long as it is possible and legal, we can put our best effort into pulling it off to acquit our client(s).



What Does Criminal Damage to Property Entail in Lafayette Parish?

Life in the city of Lafayette can be quite relaxing mentally and the lifestyle is suitable to just about anyone. You might be a resident of the region or you might just be visiting. Either way, a run-in with the law or a court summon is not something that makes one particularly glad. It could entirely tip your internal scale and the only emotion you have left is anxiety. At Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorneys, we are here to ensure that in this your moment of need you have a professional supporting you whom you can trust. Your trust is not something you can easily give away, but you can rest assured that with us by your side you will have one less worry. You will not have to worry about what to do next. We will always be able to help you in that regard by letting you know all of the legal options that are available to you. in cases, where no option seems to align with your thoughts, we will do our very best in ensuring that your case ends with the best possible outcome. No one can guarantee the result of a court case. But at Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorneys, we can guarantee that we will do our very best in the defense of our clients.

Moving on to what exactly criminal damage to property is, we will start with a basic fact. The right to own property legally is natural and inherent. If a person takes a liking to an item or something that attracts him or her, they could purchase it and legally own it. It would be quite distressing to have such property damaged or destroyed by someone else. Nevertheless, some people today intentionally still go out of their way to cause damage to other people's property without the owner's express consent as a result of malicious motives. This is a serious offense in many places, one of which is Louisiana. Hence, if you find yourself facing criminal damage to property charges, it would be best to act quickly and get yourself a legal representative. The earlier the better. A more experienced and seasoned professional would do your case a lot of good, especially in the Lafayette region. Property here could be said to include a dwelling, house, apartment building or any other structure which is or could be used in part or whole as part of a home, place of abode or residence by the person who leased or rented the property.

The value of the item damaged will determine the punishment or sentence and most times it is judged as a misdemeanor. But on occasion where it becomes a felony, the sentence can also be quite severe. This severity is as a result of the presence of bodily harm or intent to harm, which largely aggravates the charge.


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At Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney, we want to help as many people as possible. Carl Barkemeyer is available to those who request his services and the team of attorneys associated with him is also the same. The best possible outcome for the client in any given situation is what they will pursue.


Important Resources

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Lafayette Sheriff

Lafayette Parish District Court

Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court

Lafayette City Police

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