Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you face criminal charges, the impact on your life, both immediately and for your long-term future, can be severe. Putting an experienced and trial-tested criminal defense attorney on your side can be the difference between serving a prison sentence and having your charges reduced or dismissed altogether.

I am Rhett P. Spano, founding attorney of the Law Office of Rhett P. Spano, LLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I know how stressful and anxious it is to face criminal charges and have your future hanging in the balance while you await the outcome. I aggressively protect my clients' rights while working to minimize the impact of criminal charges on their lives.

Whether you need a lawyer for DUI defense, or you have been charged with a more serious federal offense, I am uniquely qualified to advocate on your behalf. I worked as a prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office before starting my own criminal defense firm. I have been involved in thousands of criminal cases and tried more than 50 criminal trials.

That experience provides me valuable insight on how state and federal authorities frame their cases and what is required to gain a conviction. It also helps me spot and attack weaknesses in the prosecution's case.

We Are Committed To Your Case From Start To Finish

At many criminal defense firms, you may meet initially with a lead attorney and then rarely speak with him or her again because your case is handed off to a junior colleague with less experience. At our firm, you are assured that you will work solely with me from the free initial consultation through the resolution of your case.

My past clients will tell you I am accessible and respond as quickly as possible to client messages. I also emphasize honest, open communication. I keep you informed of your options at every step of the process and make a point of not overpromising so that you can help make decisions with a clear understanding of the short- and long-term ramifications.

We don't rely solely on police reports for information, opting instead to pursue additional details that can help your defense by interviewing witnesses, conducting our own evidentiary tests and relying on an established network of forensic specialists whenever necessary.

We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case, answer your questions and provide a straightforward assessment during a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us or use our contact form on this website to schedule an appointment.