Being charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) in Louisiana is a serious matter. A defendant’s finances, reputation, and freedom can be at stake. Fortunately, the help of a competent DWI attorney can make the always complicated process manageable, and skilled legal counsel is essential to protect your rights and limit legal penalties or even avoid them altogether in some cases.
What Do I Do if I Get Arrested for a DUI?
The answer is simple: keep calm and contact an attorney as soon as possible. While being pulled over and arrested, be polite, respectful, and compliant but say as little as possible. While you cannot refuse a breathalyzer, urine, or blood test without surrendering your right to a driver’s license, it is always your right to refuse to speak to an officer or answer their questions. “Anything you say can and will be used against you” is the literal legal truth. It is always best to avoid speaking to police officers until you have an attorney present to advise you.
Does a DWI Attorney Handle the Entire Legal Process?
Ideally, yes. It’s common knowledge that attorneys differ in many ways – and this is one of them. Calling up an outstanding DWI attorney in Baton Rouge like the team at the Russell Law Offices means that we help simplify the process by managing all transactions with the authorities, including fines and other financial penalties. Of course, as your representative, we will do everything we can to minimize the damages.
The same applies to non-financial penalties including probation, license suspension, and jail time when applicable. Danny Russell, a leading Baton Rouge DWI lawyer, and all of the legal professionals at the Russell Law Firm understand that being charged with a DWI is incredibly stressful for most people. We are here to manage all aspects of your case while your case makes its way through the legal system so you can go about your life.
Contact Baton Rouge’s Best DWI Attorneys
Don’t wait to obtain the representation you need. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DWI or an OWI (operating while intoxicated), contact our team today at (225) 307-0088 or visit our contact page.