Felony Defense Attorney in Abbeville and Vermilion Parish

If you have been accused of a felony, your life is literally on the line. If you have been arrested and are facing jail time, it is important to understand that the State of Louisiana has some of the harshest laws in the nation. Lafayette Parish has the highest per capita incarceration rate in Louisiana, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the U.S., and the U.S. has more inmates, per capita, than any other first world country. Felons cannot vote or possess firearms in the U.S., and run the risk of having difficulty finding gainful employment after a conviction.

Your legal team can be the difference between being a free person and being another criminal justice statistic. Many studies in recent years have pointed to the institutionalization that happens in prisons, making it difficult or impossible for felons to assimilate back into society long after their crimes have been atoned for and their time has been served. Anthony Fontana will be by your side from arrest to a resolution and the repair of your reputation. While it is imperative to contact an attorney as early in the criminal justice process as possible, we can help you at any stage of the process, including arrest, booking, plea bargain, probable cause hearing, arraignment, bond hearings, motions, suppressions, bench and jury trials, sentencing, probation, probation revocation, and more.

Anthony J. Fontana Jr. is one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Vermilion Parish. He has over 40 years of effective legal representation and is widely respected by judges and the legal community at large.