(318) 221-5213​​

EDWARD MOUTON 
Attorney at Law

"For You, Your Family, & Your Future"


What follows are some common questions clients bring up, and mistakes they make when they are being investigated, arrested or prosecuted for a crime. 


If you read this and wonder if you have made a mistake, relax!


We have successfully handled many cases where clients started out making mistakes.  Call our office to see how we can help you. 
ARE POLICE ASKING YOU TO COME IN FOR AN INTERVIEW?
If you have been contacted by law enforecement or court personnel, you need to contact an attorney as quickly as possible! Our office advises that you NEVER speak with law enforcement, district attorneys, etc. until seeking the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Mouton Law Firm understands that in most circumstances your mater is urgent and at the upmost importance, our office will do our best to accommodate your urgent needs.

SHOULD I TELL MY SIDE OF THE STORY?
Good question. In most cases the answer is going to be no. There are many people in Louisiana jails and prisons, on probation or with criminal records because they THOUGHT  what they told police would help. 

Per Miranda Warning "anything you say, can and will be used AGAINST you." 

IF I ASK FOR AN ATTORNEY WONT I LOOK GUILTY?
No. You will look intelligent! Police understand that it is wise to hire an attorney, they just don’t want you to do it because it makes their job easier if they have unlimited access to a suspect. The Mouton Law Firm has represented numerous police officers and their families because they know to 'lawyer up' as soon as they learn they are being investigated. 

CAN I DISCUSS MY CASE WITH THE ATTORNEY ON THE PHONE?
For professional responsibility reasons, the Mouton Law Firm does not risk client confidentiality by discussing legal matters via telephone.  Although, often times a client may be out of town or out of state, in limited circumstances, our office will make accomodate a telephone conference. We will also accomodate late night and weekend appointments upon request. 

BUT MY LOVED ONE IS IN JAIL?
Often times a new or potential client may be detained at a correctional facility. The Mouton Law Firm will personally interview clients at the correctional centers. We understand that family members want to be involved in every aspect of the case, therefore we encourage friends and family members to schedule appointments and stay actively involved. Once our office is retained, we routinely visit with clients who are incarcerated on a regular basis. 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Please be sure to bring any citations, tickets, summons, or any other paperwork upon posting bond. We also ask that you bring a photo ID and any witnesses.  

*Please leave children at home, as your full attention is required.

WILL I SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE ATTORNEY?
Your initial consultation will be with Mr. Mouton or Mr. Golden. After the inital appointment you will  keep in contact with the firm's paralegal, Lyra, unless you make an appointment. Paralegals allow law offices to keep legal fees as reasonable as possible. During court hearings and other legal proceedings the Mouton Law Firm will be at your side every step of the way.