Citizen's Defense


Many lawyers know the letter of the law, but few are as adept at navigating it as C. Gary Wainwright is.  While most attorneys refer to themselves as “criminal defense lawyers,” Mr. Wainwright identifies his profession as "citizen's defense," because he believes everyone has a right to a fair trial and is truly innocent until proven guilty. An arrest can be a frightening experience, particularly for someone who has never dealt with the criminal justice system, and the subsequent incarcertaion or investigation can leave you feeling violated, traumatized and overwhelmed. You need help discerning your basic rights and protecting those rights as you cope with this difficult time. Fortunately, with the aid of a knowledgable, methodical experienced attorney, your life can go back to normal.  Mr. Wainwright defends clients who have been accused of virtually any offense at the state, federal or municipal level, including, but not limited to:


Murder; manslaughter; negligent homicide; Mr. Wainwright is one of Louisiana's most successful attorneys at representing citizens accused of murder. It is his primary specialty. If you or a loved one are accused of ANY sort of homicide, we look forward to talking to you.

Drugs or Narcotics Offenses

Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance; distribution of a controlled dangerous substance; conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; and related civil asset forfeiture actions. Mr. Wainwright is Louisiana's premiere "drug lawyer." He is recognized as one of Louisiana's most knowledgeable persons with respect to the Drug War, Marijuana Prohibition, the medical use of cannabis, the law, it's effects and it's impacts. 

Crimes of Violence

Armed robbery; purse snatching; home invasion; aggravated battery; second degree battery; stalking; kidnapping; and illegal discharge of a firearm. Mr. Wainwright has represented citizens for these offenses for three decades successfully.


Sex Offenses

Sex trafficking; prostitution; pandering; rape; sexual battery. Mr. Wainwright handles these difficult cases with the discretion necessary to achieve the most favorable outcome possible for his clients.


DWI / DUI or Other Related Violations

Vehicular homicide; vehicular negligent injuring; driving while intoxicated; underage driving under the influence; and related administrative proceedings addressing driving privileges.


Theft, Property and White Collar

Theft; access device fraud; issuing worthless checks; theft of goods; forgery; monetary instrument abuse; embezzlement; money laundering; unauthorized use of a movable; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; possession of stolen property; burglary; and criminal damage to property.


Municipal or Misdemeanors

Battery; assault; misdemeanor aggravated assault; criminal trespass; possession of a concealed weapon; minor in possession of alcohol; disturbing the peace (by fighting or public intoxication); injuring public records; and criminal mischief.


If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


Payment Options 

We offer several affordable payment plans to our clients. Our staff can help explain all the available payment options and help you decide what works best. Upon signing a contract, we can work with you to put together a flexible payment plan that works for you and your budget. For your convenience, we accept payments in person, online and by phone and offer options for monthly auto-draft payments. 


We accept cash, checks and the following methods of payment:

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