Criminal Defense Attorney

New Orleans, Louisiana

Have you been charged in a state or federal criminal matter in the state of Louisiana? Whether facing a simple municipal violation or multiple felony charges, we take pride in assisting our clients in navigating the criminal justice system from beginning to end.

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Trusted, Compassionate Criminal Defense Attorneys

Ralph Capitelli began his career in the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office in 1972 and was promoted to First Assistant District Attorney within just five years. Following his time as a prosecutor, he has dedicated his practice to the defense of individuals and businesses facing criminal investigations. He has handled every type of criminal matter at both the federal and state levels.

In 2010, his son Brian joined the firm after a successful career as a Federal prosecutor in New Orleans. Their combined skills and experience are unmatched in the criminal defense arena in the New Orleans area. This team has handled every type of criminal matter at both the State and Federal levels as both prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Fighting for your rights and future

After an accusation or arrest, we work hard to fight for the rights and future of every client that comes to us for help. It is because of this commitment and our effective results that we have a strong legacy of client satisfaction.

As former prosecutors, Brian and Ralph Capitelli can evaluate criminal cases from both the prosecution and the defense viewpoints, allowing them to anticipate strategies from the other side of the aisle.

Our criminal defense attorney team has vast experience representing parties in a wide variety of roles, ranging from recipients of grand jury subpoenas to defendants in high-profile criminal trials.

Fighting for your rights and future

After an accusation or arrest, we work hard to fight for the rights and future of every client that comes to us for help. It is because of this commitment and our effective results that we have a strong legacy of client satisfaction.

As former prosecutors, Brian and Ralph Capitelli can evaluate criminal cases from both the prosecution and the defense viewpoints, allowing them to anticipate strategies from the other side of the aisle.

Our criminal defense attorney team has vast experience representing parties in a wide variety of roles, ranging from recipients of grand jury subpoenas to defendants in high-profile criminal trials.

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Our areas of defense in criminal matters include:

  • Grand jury investigations, including recipients of grand jury subpoenas
  • Public corruption, including malfeasance, bribery, extortion, racketeering, and obstruction of justice
  • Student Arrests & Charges, ranging from underage drinking to Title IX violations
  • Theft & fraud offenses, such as shoplifting, ticket resale (“scalping”), robbery, and burglary
  • State and federal drug offenses, including simple possession; possession with intent to sell; manufacture, distribution, and trafficking; federal offenses; and other criminal charges involving illegal or controlled substances
  • Intoxication charges, including DWI/DUI, public intoxication, and lewd conduct
  • Assault & battery, simple Battery, Sexual Assault, Indecent Behavior
  • Violations of municipal, city & parish ordinance, alcohol violations, business licensure issues or suspension, health or safety code enforcement violations
  • Expungements of criminal & arrest records, remove of arrest and/or convictions from public database to assist in employment or education applications or opportunities.
  • Drug charges, representation of clients involving all types of controlled substances, marijuana, opioids, cocaine, heroin.
  • Sex crimes, rape, molestation, sexual assault
  • Grand jury investigations, including recipients of grand jury subpoenas
  • Public corruption, including malfeasance, bribery, extortion, racketeering, and obstruction of justice
  • Student Arrests & Charges, ranging from underage drinking to Title IX violations
  • Theft & fraud offenses, such as shoplifting, ticket resale (“scalping”), robbery, and burglary
  • State and federal drug offenses, including simple possession; possession with intent to sell; manufacture, distribution, and trafficking; federal offenses; and other criminal charges involving illegal or controlled substances
  • Intoxication charges, including DWI/DUI, public intoxication, and lewd conduct
  • Assault & battery, simple Battery, Sexual Assault, Indecent Behavior
  • Violations of municipal, city & parish ordinance, alcohol violations, business licensure issues or suspension, health or safety code enforcement violations
  • Expungements of criminal & arrest records, remove of arrest and/or convictions from public database to assist in employment or education applications or opportunities.
  • Drug charges, representation of clients involving all types of controlled substances, marijuana, opioids, cocaine, heroin.
  • Sex crimes, rape, molestation, sexual assault
  • Grand jury investigations, including recipients of grand jury subpoenas
  • Public corruption, including malfeasance, bribery, extortion, racketeering, and obstruction of justice
  • Student Arrests & Charges, ranging from underage drinking to Title IX violations
  • Theft & fraud offenses, such as shoplifting, ticket resale (“scalping”), robbery, and burglary
  • State and federal drug offenses, including simple possession; possession with intent to sell; manufacture, distribution, and trafficking; federal offenses; and other criminal charges involving illegal or controlled substances
  • Intoxication charges, including DWI/DUI, public intoxication, and lewd conduct
  • Assault & battery
  • Violations of municipal, city & parish ordinance
  • Expungements of criminal & arrest records
  • Drug charges

When you have been accused of a crime, it is normal to feel embarrassed, frustrated or confused about the situation you are in. In this difficult and stressful time, it is important that you work with a criminal defense attorney you can trust.

If you are under criminal investigation or have been charged with a crime, it’s imperative that you contact us immediately. Do not discuss your case or answer questions from the Police Department until you have experienced legal representation. Contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer who will provide you with personal attention with your criminal case and has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the court process in Louisiana.

If you are looking for representation backed by proven results and that will fight tirelessly for you, then call our office today.

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Capitelli & Wicker understands that you have many choices when choosing an attorney. We are committed to representing all of our clients to the best of our abilities and strive to treat each of our clients the way we would want to be treated if we were in their shoes. It would be our honor to represent you.

Get in touch with us by either calling us at 504-582-2425 or scheduling a consultation online.

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