Carl Barkemeyer is a Louisiana licensed attorney that has defended over a thousand clients charged with crimes in city, state, and federal courts. His practice is based solely on protecting the constitutional rights of his clients.
Mr. Barkemeyer believes that to really be a benefit to his clients, the lawyer must have advanced skills at negotiation and trial. He is able to effectively evaluate a case to determine its strengths and weaknesses so he can give beneficial advice to his client. His skills as a trial lawyer have been fine-tuned as a result of years of dedication. He has represented clients at trial for all types of criminal charges in many courts throughout Louisiana.
Also, he provides assistance and/or counseling with other lawyers at criminal and civil trials. His services vary from case evaluation and strategy to evidence tactics as well as questioning potential jurors and cross-examining witnesses and other facets of trial.
He provides news interviews, videos, and lectures to other attorneys regarding the latest criminal law issues. His lectures and presentations focus on the changes of drug laws in Louisiana and how to protect clients with drug charges.
Although trial skills are important, not every case goes to trial. Mr. Barkemeyer takes a proactive approach in helping his clients by advising them on how to seek treatment for alcohol/drug abuse if necessary. He helps his clients clean up their lives, which can help them clean up their drug charge. His most rewarding client is the one who turns his/her life around and is able to move forward again after the case is over.
This book provides useful information for people charged with drug crimes. Drug charges are unique crimes, since they have an entire body of law dedicated to them in Louisiana. There is a lot of interplay between drug charges, so it is basically a subsector of criminal law.
Usually, there is no victim involved; the City, State, or U.S. Government is essentially the victim. This means the prosecutors can make all the decisions regarding how they want to prosecute a particular defendant. The prosecutor does not have to clear any deals with the victim. However, the prosecutor may have to run everything by the arresting agencies or the officers that made the arrest. The police officers may have a lot invested in the arrest of a defendant. The arresting agency may have spent a lot of time and money in pursuing the arrest. Therefore, they will want to be considered regarding any deals to the defendant.
There are a lot of constitutional issues involved with drug charges, including traffic stops, searches, and seizures relating to a drug arrest. You do not see as many issues as often in a lot of criminal charges, such as sex charges, burglary, or theft.