Criminal Defense

In the face of criminal charges, the path to justice can seem overwhelming and fraught with uncertainty. At Ricci Partners, LLC, you’ll work with a criminal defense attorney who understands the gravity of your situation and is dedicated to empowering you through this challenging time. Our criminal defense goes beyond just legal help. We offer hope and support, ensuring we uphold your rights and listen to your voice. 

The moment you decide to seek expert legal guidance for your criminal defense, you embark on a path towards clarity and strength. Picture working with a lawyer in New Orleans who goes beyond legal facts to understand the human story. This lawyer not only provides a defense plan but also offers hope for the future. Here, we listen to your concerns with empathy and pay meticulous attention to detail in your case. 

Your experience is shaped by personalized care. Your voice matters, and your unique situation is the basis for a tailored defense strategy.  

This journey is about changing the story. It’s about making difficult things easier. It’s also about making sure you have support every step of the way. Your peace of mind and sense of empowerment are the priorities, guiding each decision and strategy towards the most favorable outcome. 

In this guided journey to justice, the focus is on you—your needs, your future, and your triumph over adversity. Welcome to a new chapter where your defense is a partnership, your rights are a priority, and your victory is our shared goal. 

Who is a Criminal Defense Attorney? 

Navigating the complexities of the legal system requires a guide who is not only well-versed in the law but also deeply committed to protecting your rights and interests. A criminal defense attorney serves as this essential guide, offering expertise and advocacy to those accused of crimes. Here’s what sets them apart: 

  • Legal Expert and Advocate: Criminal defense attorneys are legal experts who defend individuals and companies accused of criminal activity. Their role extends beyond mere representation; they are advocates for the accused, dedicated to ensuring fair treatment within the justice system. 
  • Strategist and Negotiator: They don’t just defend; they strategize. A key part of their role involves developing a comprehensive defense strategy tailored to each case’s unique circumstances. This can include negotiating plea bargains with prosecutors to reduce charges, a critical aspect of the legal process that can significantly impact the outcome of a case. 
  • Protector of Rights: One of the most crucial roles of a criminal defense attorney is to protect the constitutional rights of the accused. From ensuring lawful treatment by law enforcement to defending the rights to a fair trial and legal representation, they are the first line of defense against the misuse of the legal system. 
  • Guide Through the Legal Process: The legal system can be bewildering and intimidating. Criminal defense attorneys demystify this process, guiding their clients through each step, from arraignments to trials. They provide clarity, preparing clients for what to expect and offering support throughout. 
  • Evidence Analyst: A significant part of their job involves the analysis of evidence related to the case. This can include questioning the validity of law enforcement procedures, examining the evidence presented by prosecutors, and gathering additional evidence to support the defense. 
  • Jury Selector and Legal Representative in Court: In cases that go to trial, criminal defense attorneys play a pivotal role in selecting the jury and representing their clients in court. Their ability to present the case compellingly and argue on behalf of their client is paramount to achieving a favorable outcome. 

Understanding the multifaceted role of a criminal defense attorney in New Orleans illuminates the critical importance of their expertise in the justice system. They are not just defenders; they are champions of justice who make sure everyone gets a fair legal process. 

  • Initial Case Evaluation: The journey begins with an in-depth evaluation of the case. This involves analyzing the charges, examining the evidence presented by the prosecution, and identifying any legal issues that may work in favor of the defense. This stage is crucial for developing a preliminary strategy. 
  • Investigation of the Case: Defense lawyers continue to investigate after the initial assessment, gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses, and collecting information to support the defense. This might involve working with private investigators to unearth evidence that challenges the prosecution’s case. 
  • Analysis of Evidence: A critical aspect of their role is to meticulously analyze the prosecution’s evidence against the accused. This involves questioning if the evidence was collected legally. It also involves determining if the evidence is reliable. Additionally, it involves finding any mistakes or missing information in the prosecution’s argument. 
  • Legal Advice and Strategy Development: Offering legal advice to clients about their rights and the possible outcomes of their case is a fundamental duty. They use evidence and legal analysis to create a defense plan that fits the case. This can include arguing innocence, discussing a plea deal, or asking for a shorter sentence. 
  • Plea Bargaining: Criminal defense attorneys negotiate with prosecutors to reach a plea bargain. This can result in reduced charges, lesser sentences, or in some cases, the dismissal of charges. Their negotiation skills can significantly alter the course of a case, making this aspect of their role immensely impactful. 
  • Trial Preparation and Court Representation: If a case goes to trial, they prepare by organizing evidence, developing arguments, and rehearsing witness testimonies. In court, they represent their clients, presenting evidence and arguments to the judge and jury, cross-examining witnesses, and striving to achieve the best possible outcome for their clients. 
  • Sentencing: In cases where the client is convicted, criminal defense attorneys play a key role in the sentencing process. They advocate for leniency, present mitigating factors, and may suggest alternative sentences that are less severe than the standard penalties for the offense. 
  • Appeals: If necessary, they can file appeals against convictions, arguing for legal errors that could have affected the verdict. This requires a deep understanding of appellate law and the ability to present a compelling case for review by higher courts. 

Selecting the right criminal defense attorney is a decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your case and your future. Here are key factors to consider when choosing an attorney to ensure you’re making an informed decision: 

  • Experience and Expertise: Look for an attorney with extensive experience in criminal defense. They need to know criminal law well and have experience with cases like yours. Experience in the specific area of criminal law relevant to your charges—such as DUI, drug offenses, or white-collar crimes—is crucial for effective representation. 
  • Reputation and Track Record: Evaluate the attorney’s reputation within the legal community and their track record of success in court. A firm like Ricci Partners, LLC, known for its positive outcomes and strong advocacy, can provide confidence in our ability to handle your case effectively. 
  • Client Testimonials and Reviews: Client testimonials and reviews can offer insight into the attorney’s approach and effectiveness. Look for feedback that highlights the attorney’s skill, dedication, and the positive outcomes they’ve achieved for their clients. 
  • Personal Compatibility: It’s important that you feel comfortable and confident in your attorney’s ability to represent you. During consultations, assess whether the attorney listens to your concerns, explains legal concepts clearly, and shows a genuine interest in achieving the best possible outcome for you. 
  • Availability and Communication: Your attorney should be readily available to address your questions and concerns throughout your case. Having reliable communication is essential to keeping you informed and involved in the decision-making process. 
  • Legal Fees and Billing Practices: Understand the attorney’s billing practices, including their fee structure (e.g., flat rate, hourly rate, contingency fee) and any additional costs that may arise during your case. Transparency in billing practices is essential to avoid unexpected expenses. 
  • Area of Expertise: Ensure the attorney or law firm specializes in criminal defense. Ricci Partners, LLC, specializes in criminal law and can provide valuable knowledge and experience for your case. 
  • Courtroom Confidence: Given that some cases go to trial, you’ll want an attorney who is confident and persuasive in the courtroom. Their ability to argue effectively before a judge and jury can greatly influence the outcome of your case. 

Choosing Ricci Partners, LLC means working with a team that has a strong history of success. This team brings experience, expertise, and dedication to your defense. With their guidance, you can navigate the legal system with confidence, knowing that your rights and future are in capable hands. 

What Crimes Require a Criminal Defense Attorney? 

Ricci Partners, LLC. Here’s a look at the types of cases we can help you with.  

Murder Case

Drug Crimes

Federal Crime

Weapon Crimes/ Violent Crimes

Juvenile Crimes



White Collar

  • Murder Case: Handling the most serious of charges, Ricci Partners, LLC provides defense for individuals accused of murder, offering meticulous legal representation aimed at securing the best possible outcome in these high-stakes cases. 
  • Drug Crimes: Whether the charges involve possession, distribution, or trafficking, our firm has extensive experience in navigating the complexities of drug-related offenses, striving to mitigate the consequences for our clients. 
  • Federal Crime: Facing federal charges can be particularly intimidating due to the resources and reach of federal prosecution. We help clients with federal charges by using our knowledge of federal laws and court procedures to defend them. 
  • Weapon Crimes/Violent Crimes: Our firm offers defense plans for clients facing charges related to weapons or violence. We understand the severe consequences and potential for harsh punishments in these cases. 
  • Juvenile Crimes: Recognizing the unique aspects of the juvenile justice system, Ricci Partners, LLC provides compassionate and effective legal representation for young individuals facing criminal charges, aiming to protect their future. 
  • Misdemeanors: Even less serious charges can have significant impacts on an individual’s life. Our firm handles misdemeanor cases with the same level of diligence and commitment to achieving favorable results for our clients. 
  • Felonies: With the potential for harsh penalties, including prison time, felony charges require the expertise of seasoned defense attorneys. Ricci Partners, LLC brings our extensive experience to bear in defending clients against felony charges. 
  • White Collar: Specializing in the defense of white-collar crimes, such as fraud, embezzlement, and insider trading, our firm offers sophisticated legal strategies to navigate these complex cases. 

Speak With Our Attorneys Today

Our wide-ranging expertise across various areas of criminal law underscores the importance of having a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney when facing charges. We are dedicated to fairness and protecting our clients’ rights. We handle each case individually, creating defense strategies that fit each client’s specific situation.