Lafayette Criminal Defense Lawyer

Practicing more than 20 years in Louisiana courts

Justice can only be obtained when both sides in a criminal case have competent legal representation.  For this reason, it is critical to call the criminal defense lawyers in Lafayette of James Kirk Piccione in Lafayette. Kirk Piccione has been practicing law and engaging in criminal defense for over 20 years. He is one of only 10 attorneys in the city of Lafayette certified by the Louisiana Supreme Court to handle death penalty cases.

A broad practice to suit your defense needs

When suspected of a crime, contact a criminal defense attorney.   Kirk Piccione defends clients across Southern Louisiana in nearly all areas of law, including—

Helping you understand your case

At our Lafayette criminal defense law firm, we do our best to make sure you understand your situation and the options available to you.  We present you with an honest assessment of your case, and explain it simply.

How can you represent someone you know is guilty?

Sometimes, a criminal defendant may be guilty of a lesser offense, but not guilty of the greater offense with which he is charged. For example, a person in Louisiana might be charged with distribution of marijuana, but only guilty of possession of marijuana, a lesser offense. It is the duty of defense counsel to convince the jury not to lump all the charges together, but rather to look at the evidence presented for each criminal charge on the table and make their decision based on the facts at hand.

In some cases, a criminal defendant is guilty of a crime, but the sentence being sought by the state is too harsh. It is the duty of defense counsel to tell the defendant’s individual story, show his humanity to the court or the district attorney, and convince them that the proposed sentence is not appropriate.

And in some cases, a criminal defendant is wrongfully accused. He or she is simply and plainly innocent. In that case, it is the duty of defense counsel to be a champion of justice. He must marshal all of his resources and fight with all of his skill to see that the liberty of an innocent man or woman is not taken away unjustly.

In each of those instances, the defendant requires the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney. In all three situations, where the punishment sought is excessive, where the defendant is overcharged, or where the defendant is truly innocent, the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney is absolutely necessary.

Skill and experience on your side

If you or a loved one face a criminal charge in Louisiana, obtaining a lawyer well versed in criminal law is vital to your freedom and your future.  Lafayette criminal defense attorney,  James Kirk Piccione is qualified and respected in the Louisiana legal community.

At the Louisiana law firm of James Kirk Piccione, our commitment is to provide aggressive, competent, legal representation to our clients.  Call a criminal defense attorney in Lafayette today at 337-233-9030 or contact us online today.