As a Baton Rouge criminal defense attorney, I have helped thousands of people over my career, and I can help you.

Defending People Against Criminal Charges For Over 40 Years

Over my career, I have handled over 5,000 criminal defense cases. I have the knowledge, skills and experience to guide you and your family in times of crisis.

An Experienced And Professional Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Attorney Who Is There In Your Time Of Crisis.

A Determined Advocate For You In Your Time Of Crisis

I understand the stress that facing criminal charges brings. Whether it is a simple shoplifting charge or a complex felony, any kind of charge will disrupt your life and cause high levels of anxiety. My belief is that, as your legal representative, it is my duty to do everything in my power to protect your rights and fight to reduce penalties and possibly get your charges dropped. If you hire me as your lawyer, you can expect a dedicated servant fighting tirelessly on your behalf.

Fighting Hard To Protect Your Rights

As a lawyer licensed to practice in all the state courts in Louisiana and a combat veteran who served the 5th Mechanized Infantry Division in Vietnam, I know a thing or two about fighting. After more than four decades doing battle with prosecutors from across the state, there is nothing I haven’t seen before. I know how to build a strong defense to counter the strategies used by prosecutors and have a decades-long track record of success to show for it.

Handling Criminal Cases Since 1975

I have handled thousands of cases since getting my license to practice law in 1975. From misdemeanors and DUI cases to serious felonies, I have successfully represented clients in courtrooms across the state. My track record of success in plea bargaining, jury acquittals and charge dismissals is unparalleled. As a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense, I have shared my knowledge and insights and defending DUI/DWI charges to attorneys from across the country. I regularly speak to law students and legal organizations on the subject.

LA. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Best Lawyers
AV AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
Rated By Super Lawyers
National College for DUI Defense MCMXCV

Active In The Legal Community And Recognized By My Peers

For criminal defense services from an attorney with 40 years of experience, contact John P. Calmes to set up a consultation.