Criminal Court Process

What to Do If You’re Arrested in New Orleans

New Orleans is renowned for being a city with one of the largest party scenes. Unfortunately, though, this often leads to legal troubles for those who let things get out of hand. If you’ve been arrested, though, it’s not the end of the world— you just need to know what steps to take next. Not […]


What Is a Summons and How Is It Different Than a Subpoena?

Are you wondering what is a summons is? Trying to figure out how it differs from a subpoena? Well, you’re in the right place. Considering that both documents are quite similar, it’s best to get in-depth and approach the question with tangible information.  In this article, we will cover exactly what a summons is, and […]


Can You Be Prosecuted for Shoplifting After Leaving the Store?

Shoplifting may seem like a low-level crime committed mostly by rebellious teenagers, but the Louisiana state statute considers it to be a severe offense. Getting caught and charged with shoplifting in Louisiana can mean facing fines and even jail time. Even still, many people have a lot of questions about Louisiana shoplifting laws. For example, […]


Theft vs Robbery in Louisiana: The Key Differences Explained

Theft and robbery both involve stealing something that doesn’t belong to you. But did you know that Louisana law distinguishes between the two acts? The Louisiana Criminal Code deals with the differences between theft vs. robbery beginning in Section 14:01. While there are plenty of nuances in the law, one of the key differences between […]


St. Tammany Parish Jail: Guidelines You Need to Follow

Is your friend or family member detained pending trial in St. Tammany? All things considered, there is just one place where persons awaiting trial or sentencing are held in St. Tammany; The St. Tammany Parish jail.  St. Tammany Parish’s Jail is a parish detention center situated at #1200 Champagne Street PO Box 908, Covington, LA, […]

Criminal Law

Guide: Louisiana Criminal Law Terms

Accessory after the fact – a person who aids or hides another person whom he believes to have committed a felony offense when the accessory intends that the offender escape prosecution. Accomplice – a person who knowingly consents and engages in criminal conduct with another. Acquittal – dismissal of the charge by the judge or […]


How to Bail Someone Out of Jail in Louisiana

Bail Bond Process It can be very stressful when a friend or family member lands in prison. Many people don’t even know the first step to getting someone out. In truth, there are many factors to consider when getting someone out of jail and that’s what we’d like to discuss with you today. How is […]

Drug Charges

Prescription Opioids, Heroin, Fentanyl in Louisiana

Fentanyl Lawyer Louisiana There is an opioid epidemic in Louisiana and the rest of the country.  Prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl have created a lot of substance abuse addictions and deaths.  The Barkemeyer Law Firm focuses its practice on defending clients with drug charges, including possession of prescription pills, heroin, and fentanyl in Louisiana.  Contact […]


Hardship License for DWI in Louisiana

One of the most unfortunate inconveniences associated with a DWI arrest in Louisiana is the suspension of one’s driver’s license. The possession of a driver’s license is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, the license can be suspended by the Department of Public Safety for many reasons. However, if the offender follows proper procedure, he […]


Underage DWI Lawyer in Louisiana

When the operator of a motor vehicle is believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and he is under the age of twenty-one (21), he may be arrested and charged with Underage DWI.  Underage DWI is a separate statute that regular DWI.  Underage DWI or DUI A person under that age of […]