Criminal Defense Lawyer

Do you need a criminal defense attorney in Gretna or New Orleans?


An arrest is a frightening experience, particularly for a person who has never had contact with the criminal justice system. Without warning, you find yourself thrust into an unfamiliar world, where you are subjected to incredible indignities. The stress of being the subject of an investigation or trauma of being arrested and booked into a jail can truly be overwhelming. It will make you question your most basic assumptions about yourself and the legal system.

Fortunately, with timely intervention, negotiation and preparation by an experienced attorney, your life can go back to normal. Timing, however, is critical. You need to know your rights and act to protect those rights immediately.  Stephen Hébert knows the intricacies of the legal system and has years of experience as a former prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer.

While utilizing this experience, Stephen Hébert defends clients who have been accused of virtually any Louisiana, federal or municipal offense, including but not limited to the following:

DWI / DUI or Other Related Violations

Vehicular homicide; vehicular negligent injuring; driving while intoxicated; underage driving under the influence; and related administrative proceedings addressing driving privileges.

Read More…

Municipal or Misdemeanors

Battery; assault; aggravated assault; prostitution; criminal trespass; possession of a concealed weapon; minor in possession of alcohol; disturbing the peace (by fighting or public intoxication); injuring public records; and criminal mischief.

Read More…


Crimes that have a potential sentence of more than one year in prison, and the accused has the right to a trial by judge or jury.

Read More…

Drugs or Narcotics Offenses

Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance; distribution of a controlled dangerous substance; conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; and related civil asset forfeiture actions.

Read more…

Theft, Property and White Collar

Theft; access device fraud; issuing worthless checks; theft of goods; forgery; monetary instrument abuse; embezzlement; money laundering; unauthorized use of a movable; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; possession of stolen property; burglary; and criminal damage to property.

Read More…


Crimes of Violence

Murder; manslaughter; negligent homicide; armed robbery; purse snatching; home invasion; aggravated battery; second degree battery; stalking; rape; sexual battery; kidnapping; and illegal discharge of a firearm.

Read More…

Every case is different. Nonetheless, Stephen Hébert strives to minimize the effects of a criminal accusation on your life and will guide you through this emotional and legal maze with the following goals in mind:

  1. Avoiding any further jail time;
  2. Avoiding any conviction; and
  3. If the conviction cannot be avoided, providing you the opportunity to expunge the arrest and conviction from your record at a later date.

Whether you're facing a drug charge, DWI or any other accusation, count on us! We'll inform you of your rights and focus on getting you the best result.

If you are facing criminal charges, contact us today to schedule a free consultation to begin to process of retaining Stephen D. Hébert, LLC - Attorney at Law!

Criminal Defense Resources