Criminal Lawyers and DWI Attorney in Livingston, Louisiana


Drug Defense Attorneys in Livingston, LA


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Carl Barkemeyer, Livingston Criminal Lawyer and Livingston DWI Attorney, provides aggressive and experienced representation throughout Livingston Parish. He represents clients from Denham Springs, Walker, Livingston, Holden, Albany, Springfield, Frost, and Watson. He has defended those charged with crimes his entire career. He is experienced in handling cases in Livingston. 



Livingston Criminal Defense and DWI Attorney

Carl Barkemeyer defends those with criminal charges in Livingston Parish District Court which may include felony and misdemeanor crimes, such as:  


Denham Springs Criminal and DWI Lawyer

Carl Barkemeyer, Denham Springs Criminal and DWI Lawyer,  represents clients charged with misdemeanors in Denham Springs Municiapal Court.

Examples of misdemeanors commonly charged in Denham Springs, Louisiana include the following crimes which have been alleged to have been committed within the city limits of Denham Springs:

  • DWI or DUI
  • Reckless Driving
  • Hit and Run
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Disturbing the Peace
  • Public Intoxication, Theft
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Open Container
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Domestic Abuse Battery
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Criminal Damage to Property
  • Flight From an Officer
  • Resisting an Officer, and many more.


Criminal Court in Livingston, Louisiana

Livingston Parish is the 21st Judicial District in Louisiana. The Judicial District includes Tangipahoa Parish and St. Helena Parish.  Therefore, the three parishes have the same district attorney and judges.  The judges sit in all parishes at the same time so that they hear cases in all parishes regularly.  The assistant prosecutors may vary depending on whether criminal case is in Livingston, Tangipahoa, or St. Helena.


Criminal Defense Process in Livingston, Louisiana

If your loved one has been arrested for criminal charges, then you may need to hire a bail bond service in Livingston, Louisiana.  Our criminal attorney may help you if you are seeking a bond reduction in Livingston.  Every case is different, so just contact us and we will see what we can do. Click here to learn more on the Livingston Parish Jail.

If you get a criminal charge in Livingston, there will be a period of time after the arrest in which you will have to wait for the prosecutor to examine the reports and potential evidence to determine how he/she wants to formally charge the arrestee.  It is a good idea to have your criminal lawyer in contact with the prosecutor at this point to start advocating on your behalf. 


Arraignment in Livingston

After the prosecutor files the formal charge, which is called a bill of information, or he obtains a grand jury indictment, the case will then be scheduled for an arraignment.  This is when the judge will inform you of the charges against you. We usually recommend pleading not guilty at this hearing. 


Criminal Court Hearings in Livingston

We will then get a series of court dates such as Motions and Pretrial Conference.  During this time, your criminal defense attorney and the prosecutor may be working towards a resolution or to trial if that is the best option for you.  Very few cases actually go to trial in Livingston.  Depending on the nature of your case and charges, trial may be the best route.  You will have a trial by judge if the case is a misdemeanor such as a DWI first or second offense.  If the charge is a felony, you could have a trial by judge or jury. 


Sentencing by the Judge

After the judge or jury determines your guilt, your criminal case may be set for Sentencing.  At Sentencing, the judge will determine the sentence.  The jury does not determine sentences.  We are lawyers in Livingston that focus primarily on criminal defense and DWI defense.  We know the criminal justice system in Livingston and how to get the best result for our clients.


How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

Facing an official investigation by the authorities with regard to your link to an alleged criminal activity could be extremely disheartening. Worse yet, is when you are actually arrested. These things could occur at any point in time and leave someone feeling flustered and disoriented. But in such situations, it is advisable that one seeks legal defense as soon as possible. This is because the longer one delays, the more the chances of unnecessary complications arising becomes. But you could delay because you do not want to get a lawyer that would not be able to make a major impact on the case. On the other hand, you would most likely prefer a qualified and highly experienced lawyer who would allow your mind to rest somewhat easier. This is because you know that if there is anything can be done (within the boundaries set by the law) to salvage the situation and ensure that you get the best possible outcome, the odds are that your lawyer is doing or has already done these things.

Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney is a law firm based in Louisiana. We have over time, served to represent clients all over the Louisiana area and we have an outstanding success rate. We have under us, a team of attorneys that have received all the necessary training and certifications to be known as criminal lawyers. But unlike most other criminal lawyers and criminal defense firms, we at Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney has been able to amplify our capabilities with the aid of experience over the years and after a decent number of cases. In Livingston Parish, our services are always available to our clients. These services are also accessible by those in the Livingston area.

The court trial itself, trial preparations and even pre-indictment investigations, all these and a few others are aspects of that our services cover. Whatever the situation may require of us, our clients rest easy knowing that our very best efforts would be poured into the endeavour to get a suitable result after the entire court proceedings and trial sessions. This habit of giving our very best is one of the reasons that we could just be invited to represent you and with a few preparations we would be able totally to turn the odds that were previously against you, in your favour. At Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney we may be able to get you a significantly reduced sentence or we may even get you acquitted because we may be able to arrange a professional meeting with the district attorney or whatever authority is presiding over your case.

So, as you can see there are a lot of processes involved in arranging the very best defense to present. With this in mind, we can all agree that time is a very essential factor. On that note, if you do not already have us retained as your criminal defense attorney, then it would be wise to contact us as soon as possible so that we can get work. At Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney, we have a reputation for delivering a very convincing and aggressive defense on behalf of our clients.

We handle all sort of legal criminal cases. Some of the crimes that we handle and have tackled over the years include felony, gun charges, forgery, hit and run, reckless driving, trespass, fraud, federal crimes, flight from an officer, prostitution, murder, drug charges (such as possession, possession with intent and distribution), resisting an officer, and many others.


Arrested in Livingston Parish

The alleged crime is not important to us, as long as you contact us from Livingston Parish then the odds are that we would be able to put up a very intense defense. If you contact us early then we would have more time to do a better job. But still remains that whenever we are contacted, given our methods and approach we would most likely still be able to work out a satisfying result for you. Some crimes that we have been involved in successfully defending include driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, flight from an officer, domestic abuse battery, gun charges, drug possession, felony charges and many others.

At Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney we have chosen to be entirely honest and transparent with our clients. We involve them in the making of our plans so that they are not surprised by any sort of development as the trial proceeds. This also serves to alleviate any unnecessary worry from their minds so that they can calmly face the trials. This is the bases of the trust that our clients have in us.

Additionally, we have established a sort of professional connection with other experts whose opinions would be vital at one point of the trial or the other. An example of these professionals is the lead investigator for various crimes. The input of these experts would help us compose a more aggressive defense method. This is to make sure that no avenue is left unchecked and no stone left unturned. Our attorneys are now known for their aggressive method of defense. All the criminal attorneys affiliated with our firm have the drive to keep pushing forward in order to achieve the most convenient and conducive result for the client.

With all our methods in place, we have managed to create a virtually unbeatable record of the most successful trials in the region.


Contact Us

At Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney in Livingston, we have meticulous plans for countering or dealing with all sort of evidence that the prosecution might present. This is to ensure that we would be able to get you the most favourable result available for the alleged crime (whether a reduced sentence or better yet we could even help you walk free).

Our firm also has a branch hosting equally aggressive and professional criminal attorneys in Livingston Parish in the cities of Livingston, Walker, and Denham Springs in Louisiana.   

Contact Carl Barkemeyer, Livingston, Louisiana Criminal Defense and Livingston DWI Lawyer, at (225) 964-6720.


Related Links

Livingston Parish Clerk of Court

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Livingston Parish Information         

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office      

Denham Springs Police Department           

Denham Springs Municipal Court                  

Walker Police Department

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