White Collar Crimes

There are many reasons why good people wind up charged with fraud or another serious white collar crime. Honorable men and women can find themselves accused of laundering money or embezzlement. John J. Pace represents individuals and businesses in Louisiana that are under investigation or facing formal state or federal charges for a wide range of white collar crimes including:

  • Banking fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Identity theft
  • Health care fraud

Environmental Fraud

As the nation continues to increase environmental awareness and protection, prosecution efforts against violators of environmental laws are also increasing. When a business engages in practices that violate state or federal environmental laws, the corporate officers, business owners or other key employees may be held civilly and criminally responsible for:

  • Illegal dumping of hazardous waste
  • Violation of pollutant emission standards
  • Illegal groundwater contamination
  • Operating with falsified permits
  • Other violations of state or federal environmental laws

Assault and Battery

Louisiana law enforcement takes violent crime very seriously. It is not unheard of for a prosecutor to charge a simple bar fight as an aggravated assault. Aside from the police custody, prosecution and trial, and jail time that you are facing, a conviction for these types of crimes can leave a mark on your record that can haunt you. We can help you aggressively fight for your rights and ensure that your voice is heard. John J Pace has experience in handling a diverse range of assault, battery and other violent crime cases including:

  • Bar fights
  • Second degree battery and aggravated battery
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Stalking and making threats
  • Simple assault and aggravated assault (assault with a deadly weapon)
  • Kidnapping
  • Armed robbery

Manslaughter and Murder

When you are accused of causing the death of another person, either through reckless disregard for their safety or through an intentional act, you need the immediate assistance of an experienced attorney with the skills and resources to defend your rights. A conviction for second degree murder means a life sentence, and in Louisiana, life means life. John J. Pace can offer insistent defense representation in the most serious violent crime cases including:

  • Manslaughter
  • Second degree murder (i.e. crime of passion)
  • First degree murder (i.e. premeditated murder)
  • Drug overdose death charged as murder
  • Vehicular negligent homicide and vehicular manslaughter charges in a fatal drunk driving accidents

Juvenile Crimes

A conviction for a juvenile offense can have lasting consequences. John J Pace can help you fight for your child’s future against charges of juvenile crimes such as:

  • Fighting
  • Battery or assault
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Shoplifting
  • Vandalism
  • Home invasion
  • Drug charges such as possession of marijuana or prescription pills
  • Underage drinking
  • Underage DWI (minor charged with drunk driving)

Drug charges

The law office of John J. Pace can help you fight for your future after a serious drug possession, distribution, drug trafficking or drug manufacturing charge in Louisiana.

He offers knowledgeable legal advice and dedicated defense to men, women and juveniles charged with serious drug crimes, including:

  • Simple drug possession of marijuana, crack, ecstasy and other illegal substances
  • Felony drug possession or possession with intent to distribute
  • Importation, transportation, distribution or trafficking of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines and other illegal drugs
  • Illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs including Zanax and OxyContin
  • Manufacturing or cultivation with intent to distribute drugs

Sex crimes

John J Pace’s trial experience and personal dedication to producing results for his clients enables him to provide high quality representation to men and women facing charges for any type of sex crime in Louisiana, including:

  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Date rape or acquaintance rape
  • Rape charges involving alcohol or drugs such as GHB or Rohypnol (sometimes called roofies)
  • Child sexual abuse or molestation
  • Indecency with a child
  • Pedophilia
  • Prostitution and solicitation
  • Internet sex crimes such as child pornography and online solicitation of a minor

You need the immediate assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows the system and what the courts need to hear to help your case reach the best possible outcome.


DWI & Drug Charges

When a driver registers .08 or greater in a breath or blood test, fails a field sobriety test, or refuses to take the test.

Mass Torts/Class Actions

John J. Pace has extensive experience handling and litigating class action and mass tort lawsuits.

Personal Injury

John J. Pace is committed to providing representation and advocacy for those who have been severely injured.

Defective Product Liability Claims

Companies and businesses that create and sell products have a responsibility to ensure that those products are designed and manufactured safely.