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Helping You Face Your Criminal Charges

A criminal conviction can change your life. It can affect your family, your career and your relationships with friends. When the stakes are high, you need help you can trust from an attorney who has a firm grasp on the Louisiana justice system. The good news is that you do not have to face this challenge alone.

My name is Barry S. Ranshi, and I have over a decade of criminal law experience. I know that many of my clients are good people who simply made poor decisions Even so, our Constitution requires that even those accused of the most heinous crimes are entitled to legal representation.  I understand the impact these charges can have on your life, which is why I encourage you to get in touch with me as soon as possible. The sooner I start working on your case, the better your chances of minimizing the damage that comes with criminal charges and convictions. From the outset, I will gather discovery, investigate the evidence, interview witnesses to develop a case strategy, and file pleadings in court. I pride myself on always being accessible. My clients do not have to talk to a secretary or an off-site answering service. My cell is 504.905.8399 and I’m available to talk or text during reasonable times of the day. If you find yourself in a legal emergency, then call me immediately regardless of the time.

Experience On All Sides

I started my career working for a New Orleans criminal court judge, then a prosecutor in New Orleans and then a public defender in Thibodaux. As a staff attorney at Orleans Criminal Court, I observed countless criminal jury trials and saw first-hand trial advocacy at its best and even worst. I took this experience of learning what to do and not to do and entered the arena. As a prosecutor, I built cases by interviewing law enforcement officers, victims, eyewitnesses, reviewing evidence such as body camera videos and surveillance videos, and reviewing scientific evidence tested by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. As a public defender, I represented individuals charged with DWI all the way up to Second Degree Murder. I began my private criminal defense practice, first, by winning writs in the Courts of Appeal. I have practiced criminal defense in Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, and Avoyelles Parishes.  My experience gives me unique knowledge on the tactics and strategies employed by prosecutors throughout Louisiana which I use to create winning courtroom strategies. I have spent my entire career inside the courtroom and will not hesitate to take your case to trial if that is the best route for you.

Representing A Wide Range Of Cases

At The Barry S. Ranshi Law Firm, LLC, I represent a wide range of criminal cases. If you’ve been arrested, then I handle it. I am licensed to practice in both state and federal courts, where I have handled:

  • Drug violations – From minor possession to distribution, our state takes drug offenses seriously, and so do I.
  • Felonies – Whether you face charges of robbery, weapons violations or even homicide, I have the experience to handle these high-stakes cases.
  • DWI – Louisiana law does not treat drunk driving offenses lightly, and consequences can be far-reaching.
  • Misdemeanors – Misdemeanors can range from low-level theft to assault. Although the penalties are lower than felonies, the impact on your life can be severe.
  • Traffic tickets – For people who rely on their license for a living, a traffic ticket is much more than a nuisance.
  • White collar crimes – These are often fraud-related crimes involving money and many are tried at the federal level.

I believe that everyone deserves the right to counsel, and I am proud to serve the people of Louisiana in this role. I will fight to hold the government accountable to meet its burdens and provide you with zealous and experienced advocacy throughout your case.

You Have No Time To Lose

The sooner I start working on your defense strategy, the better. You have no time to lose when facing criminal charges. Contact my New Orleans office to schedule a free initial consultation right away. You can call my office at 504-360-8484, my cell phone at 504-905-8399 or you can send me a confidential email.