Criminal Defense

Handling state and federal criminal law matters, defending clients against DUI, drug crimes, white collar crimes, Internet crimes, weapons crimes and other charges. As one of only four lawyers in the state of Louisiana to be certified in criminal trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Holthaus has achieved verdicts of not guilty and the immediate release of his client in numerous federal prosecutions. His litigation experience includes those involving violations of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization Act (RICO); Continuing Criminal Enterprise Act (CCE); Labor Racketeering Act; Hobbs Act; Industrial Espionage; Theft of Trade Secret; Federal Jury Tampering; Anti-Trust; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Capital Murder; Bank Fraud, Federal Land Bank Loan Fraud; Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property; Federally Funded Contract Fraud; Federal Jury Tampering; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund – CERCLA) violations; Federal Bribery Statute; Medicare & Medicaid Fraud; ERISA Fraud, Deprivation of Civil Rights by Murder; and Brokerage House Fraud.

Defense and Discretion

The Holthaus goal is to provide the best possible defense for clients with the minimum amount of exposure.
  • Federal Criminal Indictments like Fraud, Tax Evasion, Embezzlement
  • State & Local Arrests like Theft, Forgery, Violent & Sex Crimes, DWI and other Title 14 offenses
  • Corporate Crimes like Environmental Crimes, Tax Avoidance, Bank Fraud, Insurance Fraud, and Government Contract Fraud