Marino Criminal Law LLC

Marino Criminal Law LLC

The Marino Criminal Law firm has annually made over 500 criminal court appearances in the courtrooms of Jefferson Parish.

Firm Overview

We guarantee experienced professional service.
Marino Criminal Law, LLC, was founded in 1992 on Derbigny Street in Gretna, Louisiana with the purpose of handling criminal cases in an effective and professional manner. Our firm has received the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale Hubbell.

Our primary focus has always been representing clients in criminal courts in Jefferson Parish. This includes cases in the 24th Judicial District Courts, First Parish Courts, Second Parish Courts and Juvenile Courts. We have also represented defendants across the State of Louisiana at both the state and federal levels. With over 22 years of criminal defense experience in Jefferson Parish we can assist you in navigating the criminal justice system in Jefferson Parish.

At Marino Criminal Law we work to provide the best possible defense. We thoroughly evaluate your individual case, investigate possible defenses, review the evidence and consider the particular legal issues involved. We believe that our clients should be fully informed about every aspect of their case as the case progresses. We use our specialized legal knowledge and skill to advise you on the different courses of action available to you and the possible consequences of each course of action so that you can make the best decision about how your case should proceed.

We have extensive felony jury trial experience in Jefferson Parish and have obtained Not Guilty verdicts or lesser included verdicts in cases involving Possession of Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Distribution of Cocaine, Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Burglary, Armed Robbery, Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Simple Burglary, Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, Possession of Heroin and others. Before judges we have obtained Not Guilty verdicts in misdemeanor cases involving Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Possession of Marijuana, Simple Battery, Disturbing the Peace, Aggravated Assault, Battery on the Police, Resisting Arrest, Harassing Phone Calls, Prostitution and others.

Main Office

Main Office
501 Derbigny Street
Gretna LA 70053



Criminal Defense

This firm devotes 100% of its time and resources to representing those charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses primarily in Jefferson Parish.

We make an average of 2-3 criminal court appearances each day in the 24th Judicial Districts Courts and Parish Courts. Over the years we have developed a familiarity with all aspects of the criminal justice system in Jefferson Parish including the Clerk of Courts office, the District Attorney's office and with Judges of the 24th J.D.C. and Parish Courts. We can guide you through the process from arrest to court.

Our firm is involved in the defense of charges such as:
-Drug and narcotic violations (including R.S. 40:966, 40:967, 40:969)
Possession, possession with intent to distribute, manufacturing, and distribution of controlled dangerous substances such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, LSD, MDMA and prescription medications.

-Crimes against property
Aggravated burglary, simple burglary, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, criminal trespass, carjacking, theft, unauthorized use of a movable, illegal possession of stolen things, forgery, aggravated arson, simple arson, and criminal damage to property.

-Crimes against the person
Second degree murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, vehicular homicide, armed robbery, first degree robbery, simple robbery, extortion, aggravated battery, second degree battery, battery of a police officer, simple battery, aggravated assault, assault by drive-by shooting, aggravated assault with a firearm, negligent injuring, stalking, aggravated rape, forcible rape, simple rape, sexual battery, aggravated kidnapping, second degree kidnapping, simple kidnapping, and false imprisonment

-Crimes affecting the public morals
Carnal knowledge of a juvenile, indecent behavior with juveniles, prostitution, crimes against nature, gambling, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, illegal use of a weapon, illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, disturbing the peace, obscenity, resisting an officer, flight, simple escape, and malfeasance.

-Crimes affecting the family
Criminal neglect of family, bigamy, incest, and criminal abandonment
Misdemeanor and traffic offenses
Driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and careless operation of a motor vehicle

We also handle the following matters:
-Probation and parole revocation hearings
-Expungement of arrest record
-Bond/bail reduction hearings Call an attorney before you call a bail bondsman.
-Asset forfeitures: seizures of money and property
-Appeals and post conviction relief
-Representation during police investigations

Joseph A. Marino

Marino Criminal Law LLC

-Awarded an AV Rating for the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell, 2008-present
-Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2008-present
-Front End Committee Member of the Louisiana Sentencing Commission since 2012
-Gretna City Councilman, elected 2013
-Named to New Orleans Magazine's Top Lawyers 2009 List.
-Recipient of the CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award 2006.
-Certified Instructor for the Kenner and Gretna Police Academy, 2007-present
-President of Jefferson Bar Association in 2006 and 2007
-Fellow of Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2009-2012
-Representative in the Louisiana Bar Association House of Delegates, 2010-2012
-Graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism Advertising and the University of South Carolina School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.
-Member of the Louisiana Bar Association, 1992-present
-Board Member of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010-present
-Member of Rotary International, 2005-present
-Speaker: "What to do when your civil client gets arrested in Jefferson Parish," Jefferson Bar Association Annual CLE.
-Speaker: "Jefferson Parish Probation Revocation Hearings," Jefferson Bar Association Annual CLE
-Speaker: "Professionalism," Jefferson Bar Association Annual CLE
-Speaker: "Voir Dire Jury Selection," Criminal Litigation Seminar, La. Public Defender's Association
-Speaker: "Expungements in Jefferson Parish," Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference
-Speaker. "Zealous Defense Meets Tough Prosecution," La. Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar
-Contributing Writer for the Westbank Beacon
-Frequent guest criminal defense law expert on Power of Attorney (a legal television series-)