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Decades Of Legal Experience

Let my 30 years of criminal defense experience within
the New Orleans and Gretna Area help you.

Nationally Recognized Criminal Defense

When you are in trouble, you need a criminal lawyer with
the skills and commitment you need to win your case.

Tailored Representation

I am an aggressive and compassionate criminal defense attorney, and will
not rest until I get the best possible resolution to your situation.

Why Choose Robert S. Toale? 3 Reasons to Hire Me
  • Experienced

    I have over 30 years of criminal defense experience within the New Orleans and Gretna Area.

  • Focused on You

    I can determine if your rights were violated & whether the evidence to be used against you was illegally seized. Let me begin preparing your defense & work towards securing the best outcome possible.

  • Reputation

    I am the Past President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense & presently on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Focused. Experienced. Driven. Helping You Get To Know Me

Originally from Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, I moved to New Orleans in 1974. I am a graduate of Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Although I was not raised in New Orleans, I simply cannot imagine calling anywhere else home. I am admitted to the Louisiana Bar and the State Bar of Georgia, and also admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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We Are Here to Help You With Any Criminal Charge:
See What People I Helped Are Saying
5 Stars
“A calm, collected intellectual.

Mr. Toale got me out of some hot water many years ago and I owe him my life. You never really realize the power of a good attorney at your side until all hell breaks loose unexpectedly. Thank you Mr. Toale. My life and future are all... Read More

— Ted Wheelock
5 Stars
“I have not and will not hesitate recommending Robert to anyone needing legal advice or assistance.

I have known Robert Toale professionally over the past 30 years. I have personally observed him in the court room numerous times, and twice have retained him as counsel. Both times I found him to be very informative. He is straight-forward ... Read More

— Gary Thompson
5 Stars
“I am impressed with and appreciative of the work that the Law Office of Robert Toale did for me recently.

My case was handled very professionally and expeditiously. I have consulted Mr. Toale occasionally over the past 30 years, and his advice and service has always been on point. Friends that I have referred to him have also been very satisfied with their ... Read More

— Ted Wheelock
5 Stars
“Robert S. Toale has provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation.

I found him to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable and honest. While working with Robert, I fell as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands, and he did not disappoint. Read More

— Dawn Bailey
5 Stars
“Robert Toale is our Super Hero....He saved my family from heartache & devastation...

what more could you ask from a lawyer? Well he did more, he went above and beyond as we were from another State unfamiliar and facing legal uncertantities to put it very simply. Robert and his staff helped us personally as well as ... Read More

— Virginia Friedman

New Orleans Criminal Lawyer

Dedicated to Helping You Defend Yourself Against Criminal Charges in Louisiana

The Law Office of Robert S. Toale is a Louisiana law firm exclusively representing criminal defendants who are being investigated or prosecuted for a crime in Gretna and throughout Jefferson Parish and New Orleans. Seasoned New Orleans criminal lawyer Robert S. Toale has more than 30 years of experience representing a wide range of clients across all types of criminal defense matters, including Louisiana state and U.S. federal criminal charges, violations, misdemeanors, and felonies, including everything ranging from DWI to assault to white collar crimes.

Representing Clients Throughout the New Orleans Area

Mr. Toale’s practice is focused on the New Orleans area, serving clients in New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, and Gretna. Mr. Toale knows the procedures, the police, the prosecutors, and the courts in the New Orleans area, having spent decades perfecting his practice there. He is well-known and well-respected in the New Orleans legal community and is recognized by peers across the country for his unparalleled criminal defense work and dedication to his clients.

We Practice Criminal Law. Period.

If you are facing criminal charges in New Orleans, you need an expert dedicated to criminal matters, not a general practitioner. Mr. Toale is one of the only lawyers in Gretna to practice exclusively criminal law; the Law Office of Robert S. Toale does not practice criminal law on the side while focusing attention on more lucrative personal injury cases. This is a criminal law firm, and we represent clients with criminal matters. Period.

Serving All Types of Clients Across All Areas of Criminal Law

The Law Office of Robert S. Toale has decades of experience defending clients across the gamut of criminal cases. We represent adults and juveniles, New Orleans locals and tourists, and even college students across all areas of criminal law.

DWI – We know the New Orleans reputation, and we have helped plenty of clients who came to Louisiana for a good time only to find themselves in jail after a DWI arrest. We represent tourists and Louisiana locals alike in defending against DWI charges, helping clients keep their driver’s licenses and avoid extended jail time whenever possible. If a diversionary program is available to keep a DWI conviction off your record, we will fight for it.

Drug Crimes – Whether it’s a misdemeanor offense for a small amount of marijuana, or a felony offense for drug distribution or drug trafficking, the Law Office of Robert S. Toale will bring all of its experience and resources to bear in protecting your rights and defending you against overzealous prosecutors and police trying to throw the book at you. We have represented clients facing possession and sale charges for marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, as even prescription drugs, and we know how to handle larger conspiracy cases as well. We are also experienced in defending tourists or locals who have found themselves in trouble at the New Orleans airport.

Violent Crimes – We have helped clients defend against a range of violent crimes, including assault & battery, domestic violence, and even homicide. Our team at the Law Office of Robert S. Toale understands the gravity of the most serious criminal charges brought in the State of Louisiana, and we will fight with everything we have to make sure our clients put together the strongest case possible.

White Collar Crimes – At the Law Office of Robert S. Toale, we are also prepared to take on the more complex cases involving crimes such as embezzlement, mail and wire fraud, and computer crimes. White collar criminal charges can lead to not only a conviction, but also to reputational damage, loss of your professional license, and even a prohibition on practicing your chosen profession. We know the forensic accountants and other experts in Louisiana to bring on board for these more complicated financial matters, and we will tailor our legal defense to your specific needs.

Sexual Offenses – Cases involving sex crime charges often not only involve the most severe potential penalties, but also the most sensitive and reputation-damaging allegations. We work not only to protect our client’s rights, but also to protect their privacy to avoid a public witch hunt before the trial is even over. We represent clients facing charges involving sexual assault, solicitation, child pornography, statutory rape, and molestation. Our firm does not prejudge guilt, and we believe that every defendant has the human right to a strong legal defense.

When Your Life is on the Line, Hire a True New Orleans Criminal Defense Firm

A criminal conviction can ruin your life. If you have been arrested or charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense in Louisiana, hire a firm that is dedicated solely to serving criminal defense clients in the New Orleans area. At the Law Office of Robert S. Toale, we have more than 30 years of experience defending clients against criminal charges, and we will do everything in our power to fight for the best outcome for you and your family. Call 504-370-9233, or simply contact our New Orleans criminal lawyers online to schedule your initial consultation.

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Second Degree

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Indecent Behavior With Juvenile

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