Criminal Defense

For many people, being charged with a crime is one of the most difficult experiences they and their loved ones will face in their lives.  In a criminal case, the full force and awesome power of the State is brought to bear against the accused.  Despite the presumption of innocence, being charged with a crime can feel like all of society is against you.  In many cases, the State’s accusation is unjust, unfounded, or just plain wrong.  In others, the charge might be correct but the punishment sought too harsh in light of the crime’s circumstances or the life history of the defendant.  Thankfully, the accused does not have to face this onslaught alone.  Instead, he or she is guaranteed a champion, someone who will work to clear his name, defend his rights, and, if appropriate, make sure the punishment truly fits the crime.  In other words, the accused is guaranteed a lawyer.

Stephen Haedicke has deep experience being that lawyer.  Over the course of his career, he has successfully defended both individuals and companies in all types of criminal matters.  He has represented individuals in cases ranging from capital murder, to contractor fraud, to drug and weapons violations, to DUIs and other traffic offenses.  His goal is to defend each of his clients passionately, honestly, and effectively.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, Stephen may be able to help.  Contact his office today for a free consultation.  For more information on criminal law in Louisiana, click on one of the links below.