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Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting Felony & Misdemeanors in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana

While felonies are more severe and concerning than misdemeanors — warranting higher fines, longer prison sentences, and greater social repercussions — the reality is that any criminal charge is a serious matter. Whether you have been accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or you face complex federal charges, seek legal representation. I am proud of my ability to defend my clients no matter what type of charges they may face.

In the state of Louisiana, felony offenses include:

  • Sexual assault/rape
  • Theft crimes including armed robbery, theft of more than $500, and burglary
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder / manslaughter
  • Violent crimes including aggravated assault
  • Drug crimes including trafficking
  • Treason
  • Arson
  • A third DWI conviction

Felonies are defined under La. Rev. Stat. § 14:2 as crimes punishable by death or a state prison sentence, as well as / or a fine in excess of $1,000. Most crimes against another person, except for simple assault, are felonies. If convicted, you could face long-term consequences outside of the actual penalties included in your sentence, including a criminal record and restriction of your rights.


While misdemeanors do not carry equally severe repercussions, it would be a grave mistake to view an accusation as trivial. You may still face up to a year in jail as well as fines and/or loss of property. Examples of misdemeanors include first and second-time DWI and petty theft. Working with a criminal defense attorney is the best way to defend your future — no matter how serious your charges might be.


Schedule a free case evaluation at my firm today. Having handled high-profile cases, including first-degree murder charges in both state and federal court, I am prepared to provide the decisive counsel and advantageous service necessary to adequately protect your future. Obtaining the right criminal defense lawyer matters. Call the Shlosman Law Firm.