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Lafayette, Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorney

Defense Against All Misdemeanors and Felonies

Being arrested can be scary and confusing. If you hire Louisiana criminal defense attorney Thomas V. Alonzo, he will expertly guide you through the criminal process, from arranging for bail, attending the arraignment, going to trial, sentencing, and, if you are eligible, sealing your record. You will not be on your own – Mr. Alonzo will attend all court hearings with you and be your advocate before the prosecuting attorney, the judge and the jury.

If you are incarcerated, Mr. Alonzo will visit you in jail to discuss the charges and explain your legal options. Mr. Alonzo is also available to meet with your friends and family members to explain the legal process and answer their questions.

Your case will be handled by Mr. Alonzo personally and you or your family may call him anytime at (337) 704-2615 with questions and concerns.

Contact Us to Request an Appointment

Please call us to schedule an appointment to talk with Thomas Alonzo about your criminal charge. Initial consultations are free. (337) 704-2615

Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

Your choice of criminal legal representation can be the most important decision you make. Even a relatively minor charge can seriously disrupt your life. Depending on your situation, you can experience a loss of driving privileges, lost wages if your arrest causes you to miss work, and a permanent criminal record.

Felony charges can strongly impact your life with loss of personal freedoms such as the right to own a weapon or vote, jail time, restitution, loss of future earning capacity, and a record as a convicted felon. Do not gamble with your future – the stakes are too high. The criminal defense law firm of Thomas V. Alonzo cannot guarantee a specific outcome, but if you hire Mr. Alonzo as your criminal defense attorney, you can be assured that you will receive the most competent and aggressive legal defense possible.

Thomas V. Alonzo has over two decades of criminal defense experience defending clients against misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Alonzo has national training in capital defending and is certified in Louisiana to handle death penalty cases.


“Best damn trial lawyer I have ever seen.”

-Former Lafayette police officer

First trial – Not Guilty.   Second charge – Case Dismissed.

Aggressive and Comprehensive Criminal Defense

If charges are filed against you, Mr. Alonzo will immediately start preparing the best defense for you. He will quickly and thoroughly investigate the facts surrounding your arrest, start taking statements from witnesses, talk to the arresting officer, and work with a private investigator if necessary. If expert testimony can help your case, Mr. Alonzo will identify the appropriate experts, including DNA, ballistic, fingerprinting, handwriting, scene reconstruction, medical or other experts, to help defend you.

It is sometimes possible to get charges reduced or even dropped, but the district attorney must know that you have a lawyer who is ready to go to trial. Mr. Alonzo has extensive trial experience and defends clients in court every week. Mr. Alonzo is not afraid to go to trial to defend you.

Not Guilty Verdict for Client Charged with Murder

Thomas V. Alonzo defended a 23 year old woman in South Louisiana who was charged with murder and facing a life sentence. Mr. Alonzo prepared an aggressive defense including expert testimony from a psychological expert from New York City. Mr. Alonzo made arrangements to fly in this renowned expert to the State Court hearing. After the judge heard the expert testify, he found Mr. Alonzo’s client Not Guilty. Today the woman is raising her family and thankful that she hired Thomas V. Alonzo as her criminal defense attorney.

Cost of Representation

There is no charge for the initial consultation. Once you hire Thomas V. Alonzo, he will charge a flat fee to represent you. The exact fee varies depending on the specifics of your case, and can depend on the number of court appearances that could be involved, motions to be filed, and complexity of the case. There will be no other fees charged unless you request additional legal services. Mr. Alonzo strives to keep fees reasonable. We accept Paypal and credit cards and can usually work out payment agreements. Please call the Thomas V. Alonzo Law Firm for a quote.

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