Louisiana Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

  1. Alexandria
    1. Davenport, Thomas: Drug and Narcotic Offenses D.W.I./D.U.I. Offenses Homicide/Murder Internet/Computer Crimes Sex Crimes Violent Crimes Non-Violent Crimes Theft Burglary Alcohol Related Crimes White Collar Offenses Assault/Battery Credit/Access Card Fraud Felonies Misdemeanors
    2. Hessler, David: Family Law Criminal Law Offshore Accidents Divorce Mediation Personal Injury
    3. Cicardo Law Office: DWI/DUI means "driving while intoxicated" or "driving while under the influence" and refers to the crime of drunk driving. This crime usually includes driving while abusing drugs and the operation of other kinds of motorized vehicles, such as boats. Drunk driving is defined by each state's criminal code.
  2. Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge
  3. Bossier City
    1. Settle, John: CRIMINAL LAW Individuals arrested and charged with violations of criminal laws- including DWI/DUI and serious traffic offenses – should seek the advice and counsel of a knowledgeable attorney before making their first court appearance. John Settle knows that to be effective a lawyer must not only know the law, but also the judges and the district attorneys/city prosecutors.
    2. Robinson & Williama: Robinson, Kyle: criminal charges, including: DUI, assault, battery, manslaughter, murder, drug possession or distribution, hit and run, domestic violence, theft crimes, embezzlement, welfare fraud, arson, kidnapping, prostitution, burglary, terrorist threats, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, immigration, DMV hearings, and criminal appeals
    3. Gatti, Ryan: Workers' Compensation Cases Personal Injury and Automobile Accidents Medical Malpractice Divorce and Family Law Matters Wills and Successions Criminal Cases
    4. Gergorio, Joseph: Louisiana DWI Defense / License Suspension If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), also known as driving under the influence (DUI), give us a call today. We have represented many clients throughout the Northwest Louisiana charged with drunk driving. Consequences of a DWI/DUI Conviction A DWI/DUI conviction can result in the loss of your license, increased car insurance rates and, in some cases, the forfeiture or your vehicle. Without a driver's license, you may lose your job and not being able to drive makes life very inconvenient. Administrative Hearing of Your DWI/DUI Case The administrative hearing portion of your DWI/DUI case involves the Louisiana Department of Public Safety. Before your criminal case commences, the DPS can suspend your driver's license. We help you schedule a hearing before that governing body to fight for your legal ability to drive and prevent license suspension. Handling your DWI/DUI will involve review of all the procedures followed by the police, including the initial stop and the field sobriety, breath and chemical testing. The arresting officer must have just cause to pull you over.
    5. Scott, Jacqueline: * Drug charges * DWI or DUI * Assault and battery * Theft, burglary, and robbery * Shoplifting * Juvenile crimes * And other misdemeanor and felony charges
  4. Covington:
    1. Magee, Zeringue & Richardson: Criminal Defense DWI Drug Charges Expungements Felony Juvenile Misdemeanors Traffic Violations
    2. Tranchina & Mansfield: criminal defense, personal injury and commercial litigation
    3. McNary, Kevin: Automobile Accidents Medical Malpractice DWI and Criminal Cases Injury and Death Cases Divorce and Child Custody Wills and Successions Notary Public
    4. Labadie, Juan: Don't wait! You have been arrested; don't be convicted! We give personal attention to all of our cases, whether it be felony, misdemeanor or DWI.
    6. Bauer Law Office: We take drunk driving charges seriously in Louisiana, and if you've been charged with DWI you need to hire a defense lawyer who will take your defense just as seriously. Your first DUI/DWI arrest can mean serious fines and other penalties. If this is your third or fourth charge within the last ten years, you face up to thirty years in prison. That's right, thirty years. Louisiana DWI penalties are serious: First Offense DWI up to: $750.00 fine, six months jail, community service, counseling, between three and six months' suspended driver's license Second Offense within ten years up to: $1,000 fine, six months jail, thirty days community service, counseling, 1 year suspended driver's license Third Offense within ten years up to: $2000 fine, five years prison, community service, vehicle seizure, 1 year suspended driver's license Fourth Offense within ten years up to: $5000 fine, thirty years prison, vehicle seizure, 2 years suspended driver's license
    7. Hidalgo & Associates: If you've been arrested for driving while intoxicated, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately. Under Louisiana's drunk driving laws, you must request a hearing within 15 days of your arrest in order to prevent the automatic suspension of your driver's license. This is just the beginning of the complex criminal and administrative maze that you must make your way through following an arrest for DWI/DUI in Louisiana. Louisiana's drunk driving laws are complex and can result in harsh punishments. You want an attorney who understands your rights. You need a lawyer who understands the complicated procedural and evidentiary issues involved in defending a DWI/DUI arrest. You deserve a skilled attorney who can evaluate your case and give you honest advice about your situation.
    8. Rue, Stephen: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RELIABLE BATTERY OF STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS. In fact, the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (HNTSA) has found that "the tests and procedures used vary between local agencies and officers."
  5. Gonzales
    1. Messer, Randy: Business Litigation Criminal Defense General Litigation Medical Malpractice Nursing Home Litigation Personal Injury Product Liability Real Estate Litigation Wrongful Death
    2. Ambeau Law Firm: DWI and DUI work, both administrative proceedings at the DMV and the eventual criminal proceedings
    3. Dugas, LeBlanc & Mire: DWI and DUI, both administrative proceedings at the DMV and the eventual criminal proceedings
    4. Pujol & Pryor: After a drunk driving arrest, your probably have one or all of the following concerns: * Keeping your driver's license * Avoiding jail time * Keeping penalties to a minimum * Avoiding a criminal record Louisiana law dictates stiff mandatory penalties for DUI/DWI convictions, depending on whether it is your first, second, third or fourth offense. Other factors may increase penalties, such as being caught drinking and driving with a child in the car.
  6. Gretna
  7. Hammond
    1. Brown, Douglas: Homicide Drug offenses - such as possession or trafficking of marijuana, crack or methamphetamines DWI or driving while intoxicated - I represent people charged with DWI, whether it's your first or your fourth offense. Theft crimes — including grand or petty larceny, shoplifting, robbery or burglary Sex crimes Juvenile offenses
    2. Brown & Duncan: Homicide Drug offenses - such as possession or trafficking of marijuana, crack or methamphetamines DWI or driving while intoxicated - We represent people charged with DWI, whether it's your first or your fourth offense. Theft crimes — including grand or petty larceny, shoplifting, robbery or burglary Sex crimes
    3. Kemp, Duncan: Criminal Defense Capital Offenses Personal Injury
    4. Shawn McKee: Know your rights sooner rather than later.
  8. Houma
    1. Landry, Robert: Business and Commercial Litigation DWI Defense Estate Planning and Wills Family Law Personal Injury Real Estate Successions
    2. Joffrian, Todd: Personal Injury Auto Accidents Wrongful Death Offshore Injuries Maritime/Jones Act Domestic Divorce Alimony Property Settlement Child Custody/Support Criminal Defense DWI Drug Offense Felonies Misdemeanors
    3. Harrall, Eldon: * Violent crimes like murder, manslaughter, assault, battery, domestic violence * Sex crimes such as rape, sexual battery * Weapons offenses including drive-by shootings, illegal use and possession * White collar crimes like money laundering, counterfeiting * Drug crimes involving possession, distribution, manufacturing * Drunk driving charges like DWI/DUI/OVWI, hit and run * Cyber stalking and terroristic threats * Theft, burglary and robbery * Resisting arrest, resisting a police officer, assault on a peace officer
  9. Kenner
    1. Rue, Stephen: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RELIABLE BATTERY OF STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS. In fact, the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (HNTSA) has found that "the tests and procedures used vary between local agencies and officers."
    2. James D. Maxwell: A charge of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI) is a very serious offense. While the first and second offenses are considered misdemeanors, conviction of either carries heavy penalties. Third and fourth offenses are felonies and convictions call for heavy fines, lengthy jail sentences and forfeiture of the driver's vehicle.
    3. Lance Robinson: In Louisiana , a DWI conviction can mean that your drivers license may be suspended , your auto insurance rates rise , and you could experience having major employment problems - especially if you drive a company vehicle or customers cars. In some instances the DWI defendant can be forced to install a device on their automobile that regulates the ability to start the car based on the car owners sobriety level. In most cases we can obtain an Occupational Drivers License.
  10. Kinder
    1. Guidry Law Firm: Personal Injury 18-Wheeler Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Real Estate (Commercial and Residential) Family Law Business Formation Debt Collection Contract Disputes Estate Planning Successions Criminal Defense DWI/DUI Wills and Powers of Attorney
  11. Lafayette
  12. Lake Charles
    1. Sanchez Law Firm: YOU FACE TWO LEGAL PROBLEMS A DWI arrest starts two legal proceedings against you — a criminal proceeding on the charge itself and an administrative proceeding that can lead to the suspension of your driver's license.
    2. Richard Law Firm: * Alleged Sexual Misconduct * Assault/Battery * Crimes of Violence * Drug/Property Seizures * Drug Offenses * DWI Offenses * DUI Offenses * Embezzlement * Forgery * Gun Offenses * Prescription * Racketeering/RICO * Sexual Charges * Stalking * Theft/Larceny
    3. Guillroy, Brad: * Select Felony * Drug Charges * Misdemeanors * DWI
    4. Edwards, Margaret: Wills And Trusts Successions Incorporations Criminal Defense Bankruptcy Personal Injury Real Estate Divorce Social Security DWI Collections Taxation/Corporate Child Custody/Adoptions Child Support Notary Public IRS Audits
    5. White, Lea: DWI/Traffic Drug Offenses Sex Offenses Violent Crimes Burglary/Theft
    6. Bouquet, Eugene: Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyer Eugene Bouquet * Drug offenses (trafficking, cultivation, possession) * Conspiracy * Assault * Burglary * Theft * Arson * White collar crimes (fraud, embezzlement) * DUI/DWI * Homicide/Murder * Rape * Sexual crimes * Child pornography * Internet and computer sex crimes
    7. Lorenzi & Barnatt: All DWI Arrests and Drug Possession Charges Can Lead to Serious Consequences An arrest for a crime like drunk driving or drug possession is one of those events that can quickly snowball into a much bigger problem than it first appeared. Faced with a DWI arrest or a drug possession charge, too many people ignore the potential long-term consequences and assume they do not need a defense lawyer's help. Even for first-time offenders, Louisiana's drug and DWI penalties are extremely serious. You may not go to jail, but you will almost certainly face a months-long driver's license suspension, as well as increased insurance rates. You will also have a criminal record. If you should be arrested and convicted again of a drug or DUI crime, you will face stiffer penalties—including the very real possibility of jail time. A DWI Conviction Can Sentence You to Unemployment The financial impact of a DWI conviction can be dramatic. Without driving privileges, many people find they cannot keep their jobs. This is especially true for those with a C.D.L. Loss of family income can result. Car insurance rates will increase after a DWI conviction, resulting in further financial pressure. There are many excellent reasons to fight back against a DWI arrest, and there are so few reasons to simply accept the citation without trying to lessen the negative consequences. A conviction for possession of illegal drugs carries even more severe consequences such as being barred from work places deemed sensitive under federal law, loss of professional licenses and disqualification for benefits even in cases' likely to result in little or no incarceration.
    8. Bryan Gill: DWI is the most aggressively prosecuted misdemeanor in Louisiana; a third offense DWI is a felony. Any attorney assisting you with DWI charges will assist you with the DWI and related charges in court, as well as handle the administrative law hearing involving your driving privileges. NOTE: Persons arrested for DWI must request a hearing concerning the loss of his or her driving privileges within 15 days of his or her arrest or risk loss of driving privileges for one year or more in Louisiana.
    9. Michael Garber: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
  13. Leesville
    1. Anderson & Westerchil: Time is of the essence in DWI cases. You have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing for your charges. Failure to request this hearing will automatically result in your license being suspended starting 30 days after the date of your arrest. If you took the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test, your license could be suspended for 90 days if you tested at.08 or higher (or.02 or higher for those under 21 years of age), or suspended for 180 days if you refused the BAC test and were later convicted for DWI. Moreover, people facing DWI charges should realize their rights under the law and the possible consequences they face with a conviction, which include fines, the development of a criminal record, and even jail time. Habitual offenders face the additional penalties of having an interlock device placed on their vehicle and increased fines and jail time.
  14. Madisonville
    1. Reeves Law Firm: * I was arrested for a DUI or DWI. What should I do? * I have been convicted of a DUI/DWI before and was arrested again. Will I go to jail? * Can I refuse a breathalyzer or blood test if I am pulled over? * Do I still need an attorney if I plan to plead guilty? Q: I was arrested for a DUI or DWI. What should I do? A: Louisiana law only allows you 15 days after your arrest to schedule an administrative license revocation hearing. You should contact us immediately so that we can assist you with this hearing and begin strategizing your defense. Additionally, joining you at the hearing gives us the chance to learn about some of the evidence the state has against you, which assists our defense strategy. This hearing is very technical and you may be able to prevail at the hearing if the police made any mistakes or did not follow testing procedures properly. If you lose at the administrative hearing or fail to schedule one in time, you face immediate suspension of your license for at least 90 days and up to four years, depending on how much alcohol was in your system and if you have prior DWI or DUI convictions. Top Q: I have been convicted of a DUI/DWI before and was arrested again. Will I go to jail? A: Like all criminal cases, the punishment in a particular case depends on the facts and what evidence the state possesses. It is true, however, that punishments for multiple DWI or DUIs increase drastically. It is important to remember that just because you have been convicted of one or more DWI/DUI offenses in the past does not mean you will be convicted of this one; an experienced DWI/DUI defense attorney will examine the evidence in your case, challenge the prosecution's case and advocate to have the charge against you reduced or dropped. Top Q: Can I refuse a breathalyzer or blood test if I am pulled over? A: Yes, but you will face consequences. Louisiana law states that anyone who drives in the state gives implied consent to chemical tests of blood alcohol content. If this is your first DWI offense, your license will be suspended for 180 days (instead of just 90 days if you failed the test). If it is your second or subsequent offense, you face losing your license for one and a half years instead of one year. Additionally, if you have refused to submit to a test on two previous occasions, Louisiana law states that a third refusal is a crime carrying the same penalty as a first DWI conviction. Top Q: Do I still need an attorney if I plan to plead guilty? A: Even if you were drinking and driving, you should not plead guilty on your own. An experienced attorney who is committed to fighting to protect your rights can assist you in many ways. We will carefully analyze your case and discuss all of your options with you, and we will work with the District Attorney to negotiate minimum penalties, or have the charge dropped. We also use our experience to examine the facts and circumstances of your case and determine if the police made any errors or if the field sobriety test was administered incorrectly; these mistakes could result in your case being dismissed. Moreover, pleading guilty often has other consequences. You may find it difficult to procure certain kinds of employment or keep your current job, and it may even impact your immigration status if you are not a U.S. citizen. Even one DWI or DUI conviction can have serious implications on many aspects of your life. If you have been arrested for drunk driving of any kind, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights.
  15. Mandeville
    1. Donovan Firm: If you are convicted of a DWI, you are facing a range of consequences. Though not all consequences apply in all cases, they can include: Driver's license suspension or revocation Jail time Large monetary fines Vehicle forfeiture Home confinement (house arrest) Mandatory rehabilitation Permanent criminal record Loss of auto insurance Drivers who are found guilty of additional DWI offenses (those with two or more DWI arrests) are facing consequences that are more severe than the penalties of their first DWI arrest. Also, underage drivers who are found to be in possession of alcohol or intoxicated are also subject to additional penalties. Do not risk your life and your future by attempting to handle your DWI charges on your own. Let an experienced attorney at our firm help you fight your drunk driving arrest and charges.
    2. McCool Law Firm: DWI/DUI Drug charges Domestic violence Assault Theft and shoplifting Juvenile offenses Other criminal law matters
    3. Gonzalez, Braden: Immigration & Naturalization Personal Injury General Civil Practice Criminal DWI
    4. Alvin Dupre:


      In today's society, a vehicle is a necessity. Being charged with the offense of DWI is a serious legal matter.

      1. Until your case is finalized in court, you should not discuss your case with anyone other than your lawyer.
      2. If you are contacted by the police or anyone else, you should decline discussing the case without the presence of your lawyer.
      3. You should never attempt to contact witnesses who have been listed to testify against you. This can sometimes be misinterpreted as an effort to intimidate or influence such witnesses' testimony and can have disastrous consequences.
      4. If you believe that witnesses may actually be helpful to your case, make a note of the way in which you think they may help and tell your lawyer about it. This will protect you from any unfair claims with respect to such witnesses.
  16. Many
    1. Dyess Law Firm: If you believe you may fail, you should not blow. Although you may lose your driver's license for a limited amount of time, the intoxilyzer test is very difficult to overcome and puts you at a severe disadvantage in a DWI case.
  17. Marksville
    1. Manuel, Derek: FAMILY LAW, including divorces, spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation, and related issues. INSURANCE CLAIMS, including personal injury and property damage from automobile accidents as well as homeowners claims. WILLS AND SUCCESSIONS DWI AND OTHER CRIMINAL DEFENSE
  18. Metairie
    1. Conroy Law Firm: DUI, domestic battery, stalking, theft and a host of other possible charges
    2. Brandner Law Firm: Personal Injury Auto Accidents | Big Rig Maritime Injury Head Trauma Insurance Claims Aviation Accidents Business Litigation Medical Malpractice Criminal Defense
    3. Redmann, Eugene: Personal Injury Automobile Accidents DWI Criminal Cases Traffic Tickets Divorce Cases
    4. Broussard, Troy: 10 TIPS ON HIRING A LOUISIANA DUI LAWYER OVER THE TELEPHONE When you need legal services, it most often starts with a telephone call. The lawyer will most likely want to meet you in person; however should you wish to hire a lawyer over the telephone, these are the questions that should be asked: How long have you been in practice? What part of your practice is devoted to the Defense of DWI CASES? In what part of the state of Louisiana (or Surrounding States) do you usually practice? Have you tried DWI cases in the Appallate Courts to define or promote DWI defense? How many City and Parish Court DWI's have you handled? How many DWI jury trials have you tried? Have you presented Seminars on DWI defense to other Attorneys or taught Attorneys how to defend DWI's? Are you trained/certified in the use of the Intoxilyzer 5000, The Breath Test, machine used in DWI cases? Are you trained/certified in the use of field sobriety tests such as The Walk and Turn, the One Legged Stand, or the Eye Nystagmas Test? Do you have sufficient staff and experts to investigate AND pursue my case in ALL Courts? In addition, check the lawyer out in the community, as often times the lawyers reputation will speak louder than anything else. The lawyer should also handle your case personally, not through an assistant unless it is a preliminary matter or the assistant is thoroughly trained in DWI defense. Always ask the lawyer for background information. This should be freely given. Initial consultations should be without charge; however, good lawyers are generally expensive in defending criminal matters.
    5. Anthony Taormina: Drunk Driving / Traffic Defense-Drunk driving is an imprecise term, used by the public and attorneys alike, but misleading in virtually every respect. If you have been arrested or accused of drunk driving (DUI) (DWI) (OWI) or any other alcohol-related criminal offense, you are probably frightened, confused, and concerned about your future and that of your family.
  19. Minden
    1. Warren, William: Automobile and Personal Injury Serious Bodily Injury Death and Survivor Claims Probate and Successions Real Estate Practice Title Insurance Criminal Defense Felonies / Misdemeanors / DWI Divorce Child Custody General Civil Practice
  20. Monroe
    1. Jones Law Group: Expungements Forfeitures Domestic abuse Any drug related offenses DUIs Domestic battery And any other misdemeanor or felony offenses
    2. Murray, Cameron: Criminal Defense, Drug Possession, DUI-DWI Charges, Murder, Federal Offenses, Burglary, Drug possession, Manslaughter, Drug trafficking, Probation
    3. Manning, Bobby: Auto Injury (Accidents) Wrongful Death Defective Products Nursing Home Neglect Chemical Exposure Animal Bites Toxic Waste Spills DWI Felonies Misdemeanors Drug Cases Juvenile Law
    4. Newman & Oliveaux: Per Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 7.4, our description of our fields of practice does not state or imply certification, specialization or expertise in any particular areas of law, unless a particular lawyer listed holds a certification or other expertise recognized by the applicable State Bar or regulatory authority.
  21. Morgan City
    1. Ramsey, Skiles & Streva: Auto Accidents Personal Injury Professional Malpractice, Medical and Legal Social Security Disability Claims Mesothelioma and Dangerous Drug Cases Long and Short-Term Disability Insurance Claims Longshore and Worker's Compensation Business Litigation Seaman's Claims Maritime Law Wrongful Death Cases Domestic Cases (Divorces, Child Custody, etc.) Criminal Law (Misdemeanor and Felony) Expungements Wills, Successions, and Estates Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  22. New Iberia
    2. Haik, Minvielle & Grubbs: Facing a criminal charge is never easy. You may be frightened about the court system, unsure what is going to happen to you. You may wonder what your options are.
    3. Michael Lopresto: Generally, the crime of operating a vehicle while under the influence is the operation of a vehicle (1) while under the influence of alcohol, or, (2) when the operator's blood alcohol level is over ".10", or, (3) when the driver is under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance ("drugs"). The conviction of a 1st or 2nd offense DWI is a misdemeanor. The conviction of a 3rd or subsequent offense is a felony. The required sentence, however, gets increasingly stiffer with each conviction. There are also stiffer sentences required when the offender's blood alcohol level is over ".15" or a minor is in the vehicle.
  23. New Orleans
  24. Opelousas
    1. Doran & Cawthorne: If you've been charged with a crime, the first thing you need to do is call an experienced attorney.
  25. Patterson
    1. Morella, Joseph: The sixth amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right to every person accused of a crime to be represented by legal counsel. If you have been charged with a crime, you have a right to a criminal defense attorney.
  26. Pineville
    1. Tannehill & Sylvester: Traffic violations can have serious criminal consequences, particularly when a driver is accused of driving under the influence. A conviction on DUI/DWI charges may result in fines, the revocation or suspension of your driver's license, and possible jail time. In addition, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level. In defending against an impaired driving charge, you have many rights as a criminal defendant, including the right to cross-examine the witnesses against you, even if they are police officers. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in such a difficult case.
  27. Ponchatoula
    1. Layrisson, Parker: Understanding Louisiana DWI and DUI laws and related matters can be a challenge without the assistance of a qualified Louisiana DWI / DUI defense lawyer. For example, most Louisiana DWI / DUI arrests result in two legal proceedings. The first is criminal in nature; it is prosecuted through the state, parish, or city criminal court system. The second is administrative in nature; it involves an attempt by the Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend your driving privileges. The latter proceeding allows only 15 days after the date of the arrest for the request of a formal hearing. Thus, it is important to consult a Louisiana DWI / DUI defense attorney immediately after a drunk driving arrest.
  28. Prarieville
    1. Sotile Law Firm: The penalties for driving while intoxicated, or DWI, in Louisiana are tough, and they get tougher if you continue to commit offenses. Mandatory prison sentences, high fines, loss of your drivers license it all adds up to spell trouble for you. If you have been charged with DWI, you need a lawyer fast. In particular, if you refused to submit to testing, you only have a very limited time period in which to file a Request for Hearing with the Department of Public Safety or you risk having your drivers license suspended for 180 or 545 days. And if your test showed a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, your license may be suspended for 90 days or 1 year.
  29. Ruston
    1. Moegle, Forrest: Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Offenses, including Distribution of Controlled Substances Felony and Misdemeanor Theft Simple Burglary Armed Robbery Aggravated, Domestic Abuse, and Simple Battery Firearms and Weapons Offenses, including Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon DWI Traffic Violations
    2. >Gallot & Bradshaw: A drunk driving conviction has severe consequences, including possible jail time, fines, probation and loss of driving privileges. It is extremely important to have a qualified DWI attorney to defend your rights. We also defend against reckless driving, hit-and-run, driving on a suspended license and other traffic offenses.
    3. Gallot Law Office: A drunk driving conviction has severe consequences, including possible jail time, fines, probation and loss of driving privileges. It is extremely important to have a qualified DWI attorney to defend your rights.
  30. Shreveport
  31. Slidell
    1. Bates, James: Louisiana DWI Laws Louisiana Revised Statute 14:98 states the law of DWI. Driving While Intoxicated is defined as operating a motor vehicle when under the influence of alcohol, or controlled dangerous substance drugs, or, when a person's blood-alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or greater, or When a person is under the influence of a combination of alcohol and a non-controlled dangerous substance, or When a person is under the influence of one or more drugs which are not controlled, and which are obtainable with or without a prescription. Learn more about DWI and drugs. If there is a child under the age of 12 in the vehicle, then there is an additional violation of the “Child Endangerment Law,” requiring harsher penalties. Learn more about penalties for DWI-related child endangerment. If the driver of the vehicle has a blood alcohol over .15, or the next level, .20, then penalties are harsher. The penalties are “enhanced,” or made harsher, as one goes from a first to a second, to a third, to a fourth, to a subsequent fourth offense for DWI. At the third offense level, the DWI becomes a felony, as opposed to a misdemeanor crime, which is what DWI first and second offenses are. Learn more about the penalties for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and subsequent-4th DWI. There is a “cleansing period” of ten years, after which a prior DWI conviction or plea in any state, including Louisiana, cannot be used against a person charged with DWI, for enhancement of charges. However, in 2008 the law was amended to extend that ten-year period by excluding all time spent between date of arrest and time spent on probation, which can extend the time period to use prior arrests for many years longer than ten years. Note that it does not matter in which state the charged person incurred the prior DWI. There are two other instances where there are crimes involving DWI. Both are very serious: The first is Vehicular Homicide, defined under Louisiana Revised Statute 14.32.1, which will be the charge when a person is determined to be intoxicated under LSA R. S. 14:98, as defined above, and in operation of a motor vehicle kills another human being. Penalties are severe. The second is First Degree Negligent Injuring, defined under Louisiana Revised Statute 14:39.2, which will be the charge when a person is determined to be intoxicated under LSA R. S. 14:98, as defined above, and in operation of a motor vehicle seriously injures another human being. Penalties are severe. Learn more about Vehicular Homicide and First Degree Negligent Injuring. THE FOREGOING INFORMATION IN THIS SECTION IS NOT INTENDED TO COVER EVERY ASPECT OF THE LOUISIANA LAWS REGARDING DWI, BUT TO GIVE THE LAYMAN ENOUGH INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND THE SERIOUSNESS OF A DWI CHARGE.
    2. Turgeau Law Office: *PERSONAL INJURY **CRIMINAL LAW Automobile & Motorcycle Accidents Felonies - Misdemeanors Wrongful Death Cases DWI / DUI - Traffic 18-Wheeler Accident TROs - Protective Orders Serious Personal Injury Expungements - Revocations Slip and Fall Bond Reduction FAMILY LAW JUVENILE LAW Divorce - Property Division Misdemeanors Child Custody & Visitation Felonies Child Support - Intrafamily Adoptions Revocations Interdictions Emancipations GENERAL CIVIL LAW Power of Attorney Wills - Successions Collections - Name Changes Contract Disputes
    3. Branton & Associates: DWI (DUI) Drug Cases Traffic Expungement Misdemeanors Felonies Theft Assault and Battery Sex Offense Cases Domestic Violence
    4. Nick Law Firm: DWI or DUI
    5. Faustermann Law Firm: In DWI defense, most people are interested in protecting their right to drive.
    6. Powell, Tracy: Crimes that involve alcohol and drugs can carry severe penalties. If you have been accused of DWI or drug possession, you need answers as soon as possible.
    7. Gillio Law Firm: * Probable cause for police to stop you * Examination of arrest procedures * Validity of field sobriety, blood, breath and chemical testing * Investigation into weather and road conditions at the time of your arrest * Representation at administrative hearings * Any pre-existing medical condition, or prescription medication you may be taking * Protection of your driving privileges * Recommendations of lighter alternative punishments, in event of conviction * Defense against charges of driving with license suspended or revoked * Representation of CDL (commercial driver's license) holders in drunk driving cases
    8. Thornhill Law Firm: If you are stopped by a Louisiana police officer because you are under suspicion of drunken driving or driving while under the influence of drugs and you refuse to take a Breathalyzer test, a blood test, or a urine test, your driver's license could be suspended for up to six months or more if this is not your first refusal. For adults: If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is.08% or greater, you will be arrested for DWI and your license will be suspended. For drivers under 21 years of age: You will be arrested for DWI if your BAC is at .02% or greater. BAC of .15% or greater: You face a minimum mandatory 48 hours in jail. Thornhill & Collings, For the People Our DUI/DWI lawyers know how to contest an administrative license suspension and check your case for defects or inaccuracies in test results. Even if this is your first offense, you do not want to try and navigate the Louisiana legal system alone. If you are convicted of DUI/DWI even once, you will have earned a criminal record. A 3rd or 4th drunk driving offense turns a misdemeanor crime into a felony. The severity of the penalties for a drunk driving conviction will depend on whether or not it is your first offense and if anyone was injured or killed because you were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    9. Lobello, Vincent: The state of Louisiana takes drunken driving charges very seriously, and hands out penalties accordingly. If you have been charged with DWI/DUI, you are going to have to make some important decisions that will affect your life in big ways. You could lose your driving privileges, your insurance rates will certainly spike (with the concurrent risk that your carrier might drop coverage altogether), your current job and future employment opportunities might be in jeopardy, and your family life will be strained. Your third drunk driving arrest turns a misdemeanor DWI/DUI into a felony, meaning you could spend a long time in jail and pay heavy fines. With all this on the line, you need an experienced, qualified attorney on your side to protect your rights and challenge the evidence that could affect your life so dramatically.
    10. Branton & Associates: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
    11. Nick Law Firm: If you have been charged with DWI or DUI, our law firm will represent you at your administrative hearing regarding your driver's license, and we will remain at your side to fight your DWI charges at all subsequent criminal court appearances.
    12. John Wells: WELLS' LAWS

      1. You Get What You Inspect Not What You Expect!
      2. When You Want it Bad You Get it Bad!
      3. Prior Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance!
      4. Set the Example - Don't Be the Example!
      5. When You Point the Finger at Someone Else There Are Three Fingers Pointing Back at You!
      6. The Good Lord Made Arrogant Bullies for Me to Have Fun with!
      7. When You Are 100% Sure That Everything Is Going Perfectly, You're In Deeeeep Trouble!
      8. Make the Program Work for You Instead of You Working for the Program!
      9. You Can't Take a Conversation Into Court But You can Always take a Document Into Court!
      10. Deadlines Always Arrive on Time!
      11 A Plan Is a Guidebook and Not a Rulebook!
      12. There are Only Two Kinds of Trials - Acquittals and Successful Appeals!
      13. There's Never Time to Do it Right, but Always Time to Do it Over!
      14. When You Have Figured out What I Am Doing - I'm Doing Something Else!
      15. When You Re-invent the Wheel, You Usually Get a Square Product!
      16. When in Doubt - Go Nuke Early!
  32. Sulphur
    1. Harry Fontenot: NHTSA Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Practitioner, a member of the National College of DUI Defense.
  33. Thibodaux
    1. Louque Law Firm: Being accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a very serious matter. You have a limited amount of time to ask for an administrative hearing to maintain your license. If you do not request a hearing, your license is automatically suspended. A DWI conviction carries very serious consequences, including potential jail time, substantial fines, and other restrictions on your freedom and liberty. Also, you will almost certainly face a large increase in insurance premiums if you are convicted of DWI, if your insurance is not cancelled all together. Anyone accused of DWI should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who handles such matters.
  34. Unknown
    1. Austin & Associates: Class Action Personal Injury Car Accident Truck Accident Motorcycle Accident Slip and Fall Government Criminal Defense DWI Civil Defense
  35. Vidalia
    1. Ann Siddall: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
  36. West Monroe
    1. Scott, Jacqueline: * Drug charges * DWI or DUI * Assault and battery * Theft, burglary, and robbery * Shoplifting * Juvenile crimes * And other misdemeanor and felony charges
    2. Cook, Ronald: Personal Injury Criminal Law Family Law
  37. Zachary
    1. Myles Law Firm: Depending on the severity of the offense, a conviction on a drunk driving charge can result in serious penalties, including: Fines Jail time License suspension Loss of a vehicle Community service
A directory of sites maintained by Jim Forslund, a DUI defense attorney in Colorado. Links checked weekly. Mail proposed additions to RECIPROCAL LINKS APPRECIATED END