If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for DWI or DUI, it is very important that you hire an attorney fast, to make sure the result is the best possible. Deadlines under the driving drunk laws come very quickly, and they cannot be extended. Negotiating the different punishments (fines, suspensions, jail time, classes, etc.) under the law requires skill and experience.

A DWI/DUI charge can have serious implications for your freedom, not to mention your driving record and insurance rates. You can avoid having your life permanently affected by a DWI/DUI arrest, however, by making sure you have solid legal representation. In many cases, a skilled criminal defense attorney can negotiate a dismissal or reduction of the charges in DUI/DWI cases.

Our goal is to get you out of trouble by letting you keep your driver’s license, insurance, and freedom. We have experience defending clients throughout the State of Louisiana for charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).

In Louisiana, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent of above. The BAC limit for minors is .02 and for drivers of commercial vehicles the limit is .04 percent.

The penalty for a first offense DUI/DWI is from ten days to six months in prison plus a fine that will range from $300 to $1,000. It is possible for a DUI/DWI attorney to negotiate a suspended prison sentence, under the provisions of Article 894 of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure, which can ultimately result in the dismissal of the charges and an opportunity to have your record expunged. This usually includes some AA meetings, community service, a driver improvement class, the payment of $300-500 fine, and probation for 6 months or less.