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Baton Rouge Criminal Attorney

Offering Extensive Experience and Knowledge of Criminal Law

With more than 35 years of legal experience, John P. Calmes, Jr., has defended thousands of people over his career. Perhaps most notably, John has defended more than 3,000 DUI/DWI cases in his career. John's experience cannot be measured simply in years of practice or numbers of clients, however. While based in Baton Rouge, John has defended clients in courtrooms across the state. He has tried many different types of cases before many different judges and against many different prosecutors. If he is not familiar with the people involved in a case, John will not hesitate to ask other attorneys across the state. As the Past President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, John has cultivated many professional relationships over his years of practice.

A Willingness to Take Cases to Trial When Necessary

It is critical that your lawyer is fully prepared to try your case. When prosecutors know that the defense lawyer on the other side is unafraid of taking a case to trial, it can open up a number of options. Depending on the facts of the case, prosecutors may be more likely to offer a favorable plea agreement. John Calmes takes every case knowing that trial may be necessary. He will never try to convince his client to accept a plea agreement if he believes that a trial is likely to lead to a better outcome.

Staying Fully Aware of All Legal Developments

The law is always changing and evolving. In order to be successful, a lawyer must adapt his or her strategies and tactics to reflect these changes. Certain areas of criminal law, such as drunk driving cases, can change particularly rapidly. John takes pride in staying current on the law in order to provide his clients with the best possible defense in every case.

Contact John P. Calmes, Jr.

The sooner you contact John Calmes, the sooner we will be able to get to work on your defense. Call 225-366-7947 or toll free at 800-655-6139, or complete the contact form to schedule a consultation.

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