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To Err Is Human

Contact an Experienced Criminal Lawyer

Everyone makes mistakes, but if you are charged with a crime, there are serious consequences that require serious assistance. Having a knowledgeable professional on your team can make a big difference in your outcome and ultimately your future. Although building the best defense can be a challenge, with strong legal guidance, the solution is within reach.
There are a lot of things to consider when planning your course of action. It is stressful juggling all these considerations while trying to maintain some sense of normalcy. Navigating legal jargon, managing requirements and expectations can be overwhelming, but there are tools that an experienced attorney uses that help you through even the toughest challenges. We will use our know-how to arrive at the most favorable outcome possible. We will work with you to make sense of all your options and prepare you for each potential result.
Regardless of the circumstances of your case, we will use every resource available to advocate on your behalf. Whether you’re innocent, wrongfully accused, or seeking a lesser sentence, we are prepared to serve as your counsel. We will make sure your rights are protected because we know there is nothing more precious than your freedom. We practice with integrity and empathy while delivering expertise at every step. Give us a call today and breathe easy knowing that we can help. 

Lafayette Criminal Lawyer Taylor Fontenot

Southern Oaks, Lafayette criminal law attorney Taylor Fontenot believes his role is to provide a defense that focuses on your best interests and restores your ability to resume a fruitful personal and public life.

Types of Criminal Cases in Louisiana


Misdemeanors consists of crimes that are lesser in degree than felonies. They are usually very minor in nature and typically cause little or no injury to another person or to the society as a whole. Misdemeanors in Louisiana are classified into three categories: Class A, Class B and Class C – each having their own magnitude and penalties. Our experience with crimes like petty theft, harassment and DUIs gives you an advantage as we can navigate the process, so that you can return to your day-to-day life as soon as possible.


Felonies are more serious crimes than misdemeanors and are punished with a variety of consequences including: fines, prison sentences, probations, community services, loss of rights and others. Felony charges are divided into two categories (violent and non-violent) and several classes. It is important that you have representation as you deal with the details of an arrest, trial, and sentencing. We can give you the peace of mind knowing all avenues are being explored.

Criminal Case Related Matters

In the time we are working on your case, there is a wide array of services we can offer including: interviewing witnesses, locating case law related to your specific circumstances, developing a strategy for your proceedings, negotiating with the opposing side, filing appropriate paperwork and/or motions, representing you at trial, and following up with appeals where necessary. Contact Lafayette Family Law Attorney Taylor Fontenot today to discuss your options.

The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.