If You Are Facing Gun Charges, Turn To Us

While the right to bear arms is a right afforded to us under the United States Constitution, this right is not without its limitations. Like many states, Louisiana restricts who can carry firearms in the state as well as where such weapons can be discharged. Failure to abide by these laws can result in serious criminal charges that necessitate the need for a skilled criminal defense attorney.

With 38 years of legal experience, The Law Offices of James A. Williams, L.L.C., in Gretna, provides the knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense needed to successfully defend people against potentially damaging gun charges. We act quickly to investigate the facts of your case and develop a plan tailored to secure the best outcome on your behalf. The sooner you speak with our highly experienced legal team, the sooner we establish a strong defense for you that protects your rights and your future freedom.

A Proven Record of Success In Court

Jim Williams' record of successes in court — including acquittals for clients facing murder and other violent crime charges — speaks volumes about his thoroughness, strong defensive strategies and tenacity in the courtroom. His reputation for securing the best possible outcomes for his clients is the reason so many chooses our law firm to handle their high-profile criminal cases.

Gun Charges Are Serious Matters

Weapons violations are unique in that they can occur as a separate charge as well as in addition to other criminal charges. Weapons charges in Louisiana can range from:

  • Conceal and carry violations
  • Negligent carrying of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm without identifying marks
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Discharging a firearm in a prohibited area
  • Using a firearm to commit a crime
  • Possession of a firearm while possessing drugs

Consequences of gun charges in Louisiana can be steep, with some offenses resulting in felony charges, decades in prison, excessive fines and the loss of your right to possess firearms in the future if you are convicted.

What happens if I'm arrested? Firearms almost always exacerbate a situation, especially when a gun is found on your person while in connection with another criminal offense. Law enforcement often take swift, aggressive action that can leave you feeling intimidated and pressured to think a plea deal is your only option. It's important to remember you do have rights, and the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work building a defense strategy aimed at keeping charges off your record and your gun rights intact.

Rely On Our Extensive Trial Experience

Our law firm understands that in order to get a favorable outcome, you have to be willing to go to court. Our founding attorney James A. Williams has 350 jury trials to his name and a track record of successes in numerous criminal cases, including several involving gun charges. He has developed a reputation as an aggressive, capable and willing trial lawyer who is always prepared to take matters to court when necessary.

In addition to his trial experience, Jim Williams once served as a district attorney, which gave him a unique, firsthand understanding of the strategies prosecutors use when pursuing gun charges or when seeking a plea deal. His full understanding of the criminal justice system helps our firm identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution's case, which often allows us to get reduced or dismissed charges, as well as outright acquittals for our clients.

Learn How We Can Defend Your Rights

No matter how serious the charges against you are, we know how best to guide you forward. Put your trust in an attorney and law firm known for getting results and having the highest respect of judges and prosecutors in the greater New Orleans area.

To schedule a free consultation in our Gretna office, call 504-266-0354 or send us a message containing a brief description of your case and legal needs.