607 E. Boston St., Suite 207 Covington, Louisiana 70433

(985) 809-1442

Stephanie Griffith Beard, Attorney at Law

Workers' Comp, Longshore/DBA, Jones Act Claims Attorney in Covington, LA



Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney Services

     Have you been arrested for DWI? Do you have a ticket for speeding or running a stop sign? Do you have other, more serious criminal charges? How about old charges you need to have expunged from your record?

     Since 1999, Stephanie Griffith Beard's work as a criminal defense attorney, trial attorney, and litigator has included representation in the defense of felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecutions. Her experience includes:

  • Drug-Related Charges
  • Felonies, Including those Defined as Crimes of Violence
  • Misdemeanors
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Habitual Offenders
  • Juveniles
  • ​Appeals
  • Expungements


     Stephanie's criminal defense experience includes seven years working as court-appointed counsel, during which she also qualified as a court-appointed capital crimes defense attorney.  She has represented hundreds of defendants charged with varying offenses, from juveniles to habitual offenders charged with crimes of violence, from DWI to charges of child abuse. If you are seeking competent and experienced representation, call for an appointment to discuss your particular case.​

     Stephanie believes that staying current with the law is paramount to providing the best representation possible for her clients. For this reason, she attends more than the minimum required annual continuing education hours each year, and ensures that her focus on DWI defense and other aspects of criminal law are included in those hours.

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DWI Defense and DUI Defense

You need a lawyer who knows what police officers are being taught in DWI detection school.


     Stephanie is a well-trained DWI defense attorney, having taken several of the courses that police officers take to learn how to detect alcohol and drug impaired drivers. In fact, she is a trained field sobriety testing instructor for other defense attorneys.

     Facing criminal charges for DWI or DUI can be a frightening process. A conviction for DWI or DUI can have serious implications for your job, or even for keeping your drivers' license. Can you afford to hire an inexperienced lawyer?

     It is to your advantage to hire a knowledgeable attorney soon after your arrest, in order to ensure that your constitutional rights are being protected. If you are facing DWI or DWI-drug (DUI) charges in southeast Louisiana, call Stephanie today!

     As a criminal defense attorney for the last 18 years, Stephanie Beard has defended hundreds of people accused of crimes, and now focuses her criminal law practice as a DWI attorney.



DWI Defense

Standardized Field Sobriety Test Practitioner


Stephanie Beard is a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing practitioner. She can recognize both properly and improperly performed SFSTs, to better defend your DWI case.

Drug Recognition Expert Overview


Stephanie has completed a 24-hour overview course so that she is fully aware of what the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) is being taught and trained to look for in detecting impaired drivers, and making an arrest for DUI.

ARIDE Training Course Completed


Officers take this course to learn how to detect whether a driver is under the influence of a drug during a traffic stop and how to establish probable cause for a DWI drug (DUI) arrest.

Field Sobriety Testing Course Instructor

NHTSA SFST Instructor Certificate

Stephanie Beard's training used the NHTSA curriculum. Contact Stephanie today to schedule your law firm's in-house or offsite training. (Live alcohol workshops available.)