Homicide, Aggravated Assault Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused of a violent felony offense such as aggravated assault, first-degree sexual assault (rape) or homicide, you face many years in prison if convicted. Assistant attorneys general are given every resource to aggressively pursue a guilty plea or win a guilty verdict in court. Your lawyer better be able and ready to fight aggressively. Your entire future is on the line.

I am attorney Neal Wilkinson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have been successfully defending individuals charged with violent crimes for more than 40 years. When I say "successfully" defending, I do not mean always getting charges dismissed or winning an acquittal in court — although I am proud of my record for dismissals and acquittals, too. Sometimes, a successful defense means working aggressively with the prosecutor to have a first-degree murder charge reduced to a lesser charge or even involuntary manslaughter. Sometimes, a successful result means fighting for a reduced sentence in a deviation from the sentencing guidelines.

Murder Or Manslaughter — There Is A Difference
First- and second-degree murder charges require more than just evidence of a homicide. The prosecutor must prove criminal intent. I work hard to make sure the charges do not exceed the offense committed.

Call my office right away to discuss your state or federal criminal defense needs:

  • Murder, manslaughter
  • Aggravated assault, battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Aggravated sexual assault, rape
  • Lesser degrees of assault or battery, bar fights
  • Gang-related violence
  • Drug-related violence
  • DWI accident homicide or assault charges

I Am An Experienced Violent Crimes Attorney — Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent felony offense, call me right away. As a former assistant attorney general (prosecutor), I know how the AG will prepare the case against you. I will begin investigating the circumstances of the offense and pursue every legal strategy to protect your rights and your future.

I have been practicing primarily in the area of criminal defense in Baton Rouge and throughout east and west Louisiana for more than 40 years. I have earned a reputation for hard work and integrity among prosecutors and judges. Call my office at 225-378-9990 or contact me by email to explain your circumstances and criminal defense needs right away.