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Arrested While Visiting New Orleans

IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED OR ISSUED A SUMMONS WHILE VISITING NEW ORLEANS CALL TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR CASE:

(504) 524-4080 (24 HOURS)

Visitors to New Orleans are often arrested for charges such as:

  • DWI/DUI
  • Drug Charges, possession, possession with the intent to distribute
  • Public Drunkenness
  • Possession drug paraphernalia
  • Disturbing the Peace
  • Simple Battery
  • Battery
  • Battery of a Police Officer
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Lewd Conduct (public indecency, public urination)
  • Obscenity
  • Theft
  • Aggravated Battery
  • and many more offenses.

In most cases, you will never have to appear in court as we will appear on your behalf at your arraignment and later court appearances. CALL TODAY to ease your mind, so that you can continue to enjoy New Orleans!

Criminal Defense

Attorneys Dylan C. Utley and Ariel K. DiGiulio focus their criminal defense practice on aggressive representation and strategic defense of people who are facing Louisiana or federal charges as well as municipal code violations and expungements of criminal records.

The attorneys at DIGIULIO UTLEY, LLC have the experience and skill to protect your rights— and your reputation—as they fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

As a law firm, we are compassionate in guiding our clients through the criminal justice system and work to resolve every case in the best interests of our clients.

We defend clients who have been charged with virtually any Louisiana or Federal crime and Municipal Code violations:

  • Louisiana drug crimes and Federal drug crimes:
    We handle the defense of state and federal drug crimes, misdemeanor and felony charges, including, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with the intent to sell, distribution, trafficking, cultivation, manufacture and prescription drug crimes. Learn more about our Drug Crimes Practice >>

  • DUI / DWI and Other Traffic Offenses:
    We handle traffic offenses including DUI and DWI charges. Be sure to contact us immediately after being arrested for DUI or DWI so that we can help you keep your driving privileges. Learn more about our DWI / DUI Practice >>

  • Theft and Property Crimes:
    We defend clients facing property crimes charges including robbery, burglary, scams, purse snatching, auto theft, vandalism, shoplifting, mugging and shoplifting. In federal, state and municipal court.

  • Misdemeanors and Municipal Ordinance Charges and Violations:
    If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana, public drunkenness, disturbing the peace, underage drinking, resisting an officer or resisting arrest, an open container charge, lewd conduct, public intoxication assault and battery, battery of a law enforcement officer, simple battery, destruction of property or for any other misdemeanor or other municipal charge, contact us to aggressively represent you.

  • Violent crimes and murder:
    Our violent crimes and murder defense practice handles cases of assault and battery, murder, homicide, abuse, domestic violence, manslaughter and homicide.

  • White Collar Crimes:
    We represent clients accused of complex white collar crimes in cases involving embezzlement, fraud, forgery, money laundering, RICO Act violations, public corruption, Internet crimes, and bribery.

  • Sex Crimes:
    Contact us if you have been arrested for any sex crime, including statutory rape, rape, soliciting sex crimes (solicitation), sexual assault, sexual battery, Internet sex crimes and soliciting sex violations.

  • Federal Grand Jury Representation:
    Whether you find yourself a target, subject, or a witness, we can guide you through this stressful process.

  • Traffic Tickets:
    Contact us if you have been given a ticket for speeding, following too closely, running a red light or any other traffic violation. We will aggressively represent you for any alleged traffic violation.

  • Expungements:
    Often times clients are unable to obtain employment because employers conduct criminal background checks on potential employees only to find that the person has a criminal record. We have experience in obtaining an expungement for clients so that they can clear their record and obtain employment. Depending on the crime, an expungement may be possible in state, municipal or traffic court. LEARN MORE ABOUT EXPUNGEMENTS >>

  • Post-Conviction:
    Probation, Parole, Sex Offender Registration and Appeals. The law firm of DiGiulio Utley, LLC refers appeals and post-conviction applications to the Law Office of Letty S. Di Giulio.

Contact us now to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney and for an immediate, free evaluation of your case.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
"I hired Dylan in 2011 to represent me after I was falsely arrested for domestic battery. Dylan was able to prove to the prosecuting attorney that I was not the aggressor in the case. He did a phenomenal job representing me and was extremely professional in his communication and knowledge of the Louisiana legal system. Thank you so much for helping me.” Richard M.
★★★★★
"He is the most professional and caring attorney. He was there for us in every aspect. He answered any questions or concerns and was very upfront and honest. We live out of state and he made it so we could bring our daughter home and not have to make trips back to Louisiana for every court appearance. He was great during a really hard time in our lives and he was there for us every step of the way. Dylan is the BEST ATTORNEY EVER!" Lisa B.
★★★★★
"DiGiulio Utley Criminal Defense Attorneys came to my aid in a great time of need. I live out of state and they were able work with the court to prevent many trips back and fourth during the proceedings. They are professional, up front, factual and well connected within the NOLA legal system. You can trust you are in good hands with the advise they render. I will use them again during the expungement process. This team will go the extra mile to make sure your taken care of. We could not have felt more comfortable in a situation of unrest than we did with them." Jordan L.