Driving Under the Influence or Drinking While Intoxicated?

DWI and DUI are serious charges with complex consequences.

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If you’re looking at this, there is a good chance you (or a loved one) just got out of jail for a DWI, Driving While Intoxicated, in Louisiana. This may have been one of the worst experiences you’ve ever been through…

You are probably anxious about the possibility of going back to lock up, losing your job, relationships, drivers license, and all the money that goes with it.  ( DUI ) & Driving While Intoxicated ( DWI ) can lead to some serious conflict in your life.

Call immediately.  Free consultation.  Your driving privileges have a  deadline that must be met to keep your license]
Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in Louisiana.  It is complex as well – because it has two modes of prosecution.  On the one hand, the parish you were driving in will prosecute you criminally.  On the othe hand, the DMV will suspend your driver’s license.
You need to be prepared to fight a battle on two fronts.
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Diversion or Pretrial Intervention
The good news is that many parishes will treat a DUI charge as an addiction problem.  This makes sense, since driving while intoxicated is a good reason to assume that someone has a problem with addiction.  If this is the case, you might be able to satisfy the State by taking therapeutic measures instead of doing time.  The availabilty of this as well as the specific terms vary, and should be discussed by your attorney.
Hardship License
If you have a pending or active DUI, and your driving privileges have been suspended, it may still be possible to retain a limited driver’s license.
Administative Hearing
Before your drivers license is revoked, you should request an administrative hearing.  Herein you explore probable cause and the exact procedures used in your arrest.
Intoxilyzer Device in Car
If required to have a breathalyzer device in your car, you have options on which company to use, and how much they charge.

There are papers you can file to submit for an administrative hearing; this will delay and possibly prevent any license suspension.

Don’t wait to do something!
There is a 30 day deadline starting from the date of arrest to apply for this hearing.  Contact Orleans Legal Attorneys at Law now to make the next step as smooth as possible.

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