Criminal law involves prosecution by the government of a person for an act that has been classified as a crime. If you have been a victim, contact us for professional representation and support.

If you have lost a family member or suffered injuries as a result of another person’s negligence or misconduct, you could be legally entitled to compensation for your loss.

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Personal Injury • Criminal Defense • Family Law

The law firm of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe, & Bélanger is rooted into the legacy of one of Louisiana’s great trial lawyers. For over 20 years, we have sought justice for our clients regardless of their case size, because we realize each case is important to our individual client.

During that time, we have steadily grown in number and reputation. We provide the highest quality representation and professional standards in and out of the courtroom.

We are committed to continue providing excellent service for many decades to come and are eager to meet the needs of our growing community.


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Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger

Spring officially begings today but the it arrived early as the azaleas bloomed at the Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger offices on Jefferson Highway. If your spring cleanup routine includes clearing a record of a past misdeed or legal mishap, we can help. Our firm handles expungements, and represents people in criminal defense, car wreck, family legal matters.
Give us a call at 383-9703 in Baton Rouge or 686-2311 in Livingston.
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Baton Rouge turns green this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
The 33rd annual Wearin' of the Green parade rolls Saturday at 10 a.m. Details at If your fun rolls a little overboard, the lawyers at Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Belanger law firm can help.
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Here is how MANASSEH, GILL, KNIPE & BÉLANGER can help you:
We can serve as a buffer between you and law enforcement and prevent them from harassing you at work or coercing you into giving a statement that they will only use against you later.
We can negotiate your self-surrender if there is a warrant for your arrest so you do not have to worry about the U.S. Marshalls kicking down your door in the middle of the night and scarring your family or making a �show of force� at your workplace.
We can contact the prosecutor before charges are filed against you to see whether prosecution is even necessary and, if so, discuss the possibility of charging you with a lesser grade of offense than you were arrested for in the first place.
We can immediately reach out to the court and request a bail amount you can afford once you are arrested.
We are not �guilty plea lawyers� and will not force you into a guilty plea, because we are afraid of going to trial. We will gladly bring your case before a jury. That being said, we will provide you with candid advice on whether a guilty plea is appropriate for your case. We will respect your decision to plead or go to trial.
We can review your conviction to see if there are any errors to raise on appeal or post-conviction that would possibly overturn your conviction.
We want you to succeed and do not want �repeat customers.� If you have a drug problem or anger management issues, we can put you in contact with professionals who can help treat those disorders. We can also help those eligible obtain expungements for certain convictions which, if granted, would shield your criminal conviction from the public eye.
We will explain to you your legal rights and the consequences of your decisions in handling the case. We realize that this case is your life and do not take that for granted.
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Baton Rouge Office

Phone: 225-383-9703

Fax: 225-383-9704

Livingston Office

Phone: 225-686-2311

Fax: 225-686-2338

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