Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious crime that can change your life. Being arrested for DWI is a frightening ordeal, and it is one that happens frequently in Louisiana, where so many events and activities include the consumption of alcohol.
Unfortunately, these lapses in judgment can lead to harsh criminal and civil charges, including increased mandatory minimum jail time and longer suspensions of drivers’ licenses. If you have been charged with DWI, it is urgent that you hire an experienced attorney who can give you the best chance of putting this situation behind you.
Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher are considered alcohol-impaired by law. And, if a subject has a BAC of 0.02% of higher and is under the age of 21, a DWI offense will also be issued. The higher your BAC is, the more strenuous the penalties will be.
A DWI/DUI offense could result in the following:
- Time in jail
- Revocation or suspension of a driver’s license
- Heavy fines
- Community service
It’s serious and scary. We understand that individuals who face a DWI arrest are often first-time offenders who made a mistake and wish they could hit the reset button. The DeJean & Noland Law Office team is dedicated to helping our clients resume their lives as quickly as possible after a DWI charge. From the very beginning, we investigate whether our clients’ rights have been protected. We examine whether law enforcement officers have followed lawful procedure in ordering traffic stops and in having the accused submit to a Breathalyzer and in field sobriety or blood tests. Our team’s goal is to work every angle to help you retain your driver’s license and avoid penalties so that your personal life and your professional commitments can return to normal as quickly as possible.