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Defending You in Southern Louisiana

Criminal Defense & Violent Crimes Attorney in Lafayette, Louisiana

If you've been accused of criminal activity, you know how overwhelming your life can feel. When so much is on the line for you and your future, it's important to seek counsel. Whether the situation involves drug possession, a DUI, or a violent crime, I provide the skilled and straightforward guidance you need to pursue justice. If you are in Lafayette or anywhere else in South Central Louisiana, contact me right away. We'll set up an initial consultation to get started defending your rights and protecting your future.

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J. Clay LeJeune

Attorney at Law

After earning my B.A. and J.D. from LSU, I spent one year working for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. There, I started to recognize that the system is tilted in favor of the prosecution. I noticed that those who were arrested were presented with limited options and a narrow path forward. It seemed impossible for honest, hardworking individuals to get the relief they needed after being accused of a DUI, drug crime, or violent crime. I decided that I wanted to make a difference. I started my firm more than two decades ago in order to help people in Lafayette, Crowley, and elsewhere in Louisiana get back on their feet so they can move forward. Nobody wants one mistake to define their future; nobody's trying to go to jail. That's why I fight as hard as I do to protect your rights and seek justice.

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A Real Communicator

I don't tell my clients what they want to hear. Instead, I tell them what they need to hear, and when they need to hear it. I hope to keep the lines of communication honest and open at every step of the process, ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

A Compassionate Fighter

I care about you and your future. I'm willing to listen to your story, empathize with your situation, and fight for you. The cards are stacked against you in the criminal justice system, which is why I'm here, ready to make a difference for individuals in Louisiana.

Criminal Justice: Advocating For Your Future & Your Freedom

When you or someone you love is accused of a crime, you most likely have many questions: How did this happen? Where do I go next? How can I face my future? These questions are completely natural, especially because a criminal conviction on your record can lead to devastating consequences. Finding employment, renting an apartment, or winning custody of your children—these milestones are that much more difficult to reach if you've ever been convicted of criminal activity.

Here at J. Clay LeJeune, Attorney at Law, LLC, I understand. When I hear worried questions from my clients who wonder how they can move forward, I respond that they've taken an important first step by reaching out to me. Since 1999, I've been offering honest, fearless, compassionate legal counsel to clients in Lafayette, Crowley, Opelousas, Abbeville, and elsewhere in Louisiana. With my complete, 100% focus on criminal defense and criminal justice, I can support you on the path to justice.

Many of my clients are first-time offenders who feel intimidated by the legal process. When they get in touch with my firm, I strive to listen to their story, understand their situation, and work with them to put a plan in place. Honest communication is key. From my offices in Lafayette and Crowley, Louisiana, I've helped all kinds of individuals fight for the justice and the freedom that I truly believe they deserve. Whether you've been arrested for a DUI, or you're facing charges of domestic violence, drug possession, or sex crimes, your future is worth fighting for.

I'm ready to listen to you and your story. Let me take up the legal burden so you can return to what really matters. For clients throughout Louisiana, including Lafayette, Crowley, Opelousas, Abbeville, and New Iberia, reach out to an attorney who will advocate for your future and your freedom. Schedule an initial consultation with me so we can get started protecting your rights and working toward a brighter tomorrow.