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At the law office of J. Rodney Messina, APLC, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we focus our practice on providing quality criminal defense and personal injury representation.

If you have been charged with a crime or injured in an accident, attorneys J. Rodney Messina and Janna Messina Kiefer will serve as your diligent and dedicated advocates from the time you hire our firm through the resolution of your case.

Contact a Baton Rouge criminal defense attorney or call us at 225-343-9422 for an initial case evaluation.

An Experienced, Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Drug offenses — Drug crimes involving narcotics, controlled substances or prescription fraud carry serious penalties. At the law office of J. Rodney Messina, APLC, we represent clients from all walks of life who are accused of a drug offense, from possession of marijuana to drug trafficking and distribution.
  • White collar crimes — While not a crime of violence, a conviction for perjury or embezzlement can result in a lengthy jail sentence. We advocate for clients charged with serious white collar crimes, including charges of misapplication of construction payments.
  • Computer and Internet crimes — Online sexual solicitation of a minor via the Internet is a new and extremely high-profile crime. You have rights and those rights need protection. We handle the entire range of computer-related offenses from Internet sex crimes to identity and credit card theft.
  • Violent crimes — We encourage all existing and prospective clients not to talk to the police if they have been arrested for a violent crime such as assault and battery, manslaughter, vehicular homicide or murder. We will serve as your advocate and spokesperson throughout the entire process. Because violent crime cases often involve weapons, we also provide skilled defense against state or federal weapons and firearms charges.
  • Federal crimes — Our firm stands up for the rights of clients who are charged with all types of federal crimes, including drug cases, fraud, embezzlement, conspiracy and a wide range of other federal offenses.
  • DUI/DWI and vehicular crimes — We handle the criminal aspects of your case, and also the administrative process of driver's license suspension. If you are charged with a DUI, we will protect your rights and strive to keep you on the road.
  • Traffic tickets — Don't simply pay speeding or traffic tickets. Unless you challenge the ticket, you may face increased insurance rates and potential driver's license suspension. We handle traffic tickets ranging from driving under suspension to hit-and-run.
  • Theft and shoplifting — J. Rodney Messina has extensive experience representing people accused of shoplifting or other theft offenses. We aggressively defend clients facing charges for armed robbery, burglary, petty theft and grand larceny.
  • Juvenile crimes — One youthful mistake should not impact your child's life forever. If your child is charged with a crime involving anything from shoplifting to drugs or violence, contact our firm immediately.
  • Criminal appeals — We have a track record of success in appellate court. Our knowledge of the law and ability to analyze cases at the trial level has benefited many clients who were wrongfully convicted of crimes.
  • Expungements — Our firm is able to represent clients who are seeking the expungement or sealing of their criminal records. This may allow them to move forward with their lives without a criminal record constantly following them.

An Effective, Compassionate Personal Injury Lawyer

We represent clients who have been seriously injured in all types of personal injury accidents and incidents, such as:

  • Car accidents — If you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, we can help. Our job is to build your case while you focus on recovering from your injuries. We team with experts to fight for the best possible outcome of your case.
  • Truck accidents — Negligent truck drivers can cause accidents resulting in serious injury and death. You need an experienced personal injury attorney at your side throughout the entire process. We bring experience and a network of experts to build your case.

Call for an Initial Consultation With a Baton Rouge Criminal Attorney and Personal Injury Lawyer

For more information or to schedule an initial case evaluation with an experienced criminal defense, personal injury, contact our firm online or call us at 225-343-9422.

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Over 20 years experience in criminal defense and personal injury

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J. Rodney Messina, APLC
216 T J Jemison Blvd  
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 225-343-9422
Fax: 225-343-9424
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