No man is above the law and no man below it.

- Theodore Roosevelt


Sobriety Checkpoints; What Are They?

Depending on one’s individual perspective, sobriety checkpoints are either considered a part of a comprehensive strategy for the interdiction of possible impaired drivers or an […]

No Refusal and Forced Blood Extraction

Certain parishes institute a “no refusal” program. Under these programs, an individual who “refuses” to voluntarily submit to a breath test will be served with […]

Trust Your Lawyer, No One Else (unless he tells you to)

Those arrested for drinking and driving seek solace and advice from the most unlikely sources.  The advice is ample and free.  It is usually wrong. […]


My law firm is focused on the representation of individuals who have been arrested for drug offenses, OWI, DWI, DUI and complex litigation. We serve clients in Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville, and surrounding areas. We recognize the special needs of those who find themselves in the strange world of the criminal justice system. Arrests for drug or alcohol offenses can lead to consequences beyond deprivation of liberty; loss of jobs, employment and educational opportunities, insurance complications and extensive probation are all issues that can arise as a result of criminal charges.

Our job is to provide the experienced, committed and professional legal representation in the complex arena of criminal law. We are also committed to assisting our clients in resolving those issues which led to their arrest in the first place. We have valued and trusted relationships with many professionals in a variety of different areas who will work with us in an effort to obtain a satisfactory resolution to our client’s legal and personal problems.
We have made our reputation through hard work and committed representation of our clients. We have earned their trust through performance and dedication to their cause in very difficult times. It is our pledge to serve all of our clients with dignity, respect and professionalism.
Barry Sallinger