Criminal Law

Attorney Profile

I am Baton Rouge criminal defense attorney Rhett P. Spano and I provide experienced and aggressive legal representation for all types of criminal cases. I have more than 13 years of experience in criminal law.

I understand the seriousness of any criminal charge, from a traffic offense or DUI, to a federal offense such as drug trafficking or a sex crime. I provide highly personalized legal guidance that is designed to minimize the impact of criminal charges on each client's professional and personal life.

As a former criminal prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, I have a thorough understanding of how prosecutors build a case, as well as the flexibility that state or federal authorities have in terms of negotiating an agreement in order to avoid going to trial. In that role, I led a team that prosecuted everything from first-degree murder to misdemeanors. I was also assigned to the Economics Crime Unit responsible for prosecuting white collar crimes.

I have been the lead attorney in several hundred criminal cases, and I have been involved in more than 50 cases that have gone to trial.

To learn more about my work history and education, click on the link below.

I welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and answer questions you have about the charges you face during a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 225-387-8327 or 800-200-0927, or use our contact form to schedule a meeting with an experienced Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyer.