A DWI is a serious offense that can threaten your livelihood, reputation, and freedom, so it’s important to hire an experienced DWI lawyer immediately. Even misdemeanor DWI charges present possible jail time, ranging from 30 days to 6 months. A third or subsequent offense is classified as a felony under Louisiana law, with possible jail time ranging from 1-5 years for a third offense and 10-30 years for a fourth and subsequent offense. Moreover, the accused also has to defend against a possible suspended licence by participating in an administrative hearing with the Louisiana Division of Administrative Law. Louisiana law requires different burdens of proof when defending against jail time in criminal court and a suspended license with the division of administrative law.
That is why it is important to immediately retain a DWI lawyer who has the experience and a trained eye for examining the evidence gathered against you and the pertinent law to mount a defense against your charges. Our DWI attorneys at the Russell Law Firm have been recognized for having impeccable client satisfaction when it comes to the results they obtain for clients. In 2018, Danny Russell and the Russell Law Firm was named as one of the Top 3 Best DWI Defense Lawyers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by Three Best Rated.®
For information related to penalties associated with a DWI conviction for drunk driving in Louisiana, read our previous article, “Louisiana DUI Laws and Penalties.” DWIs can have other serious consequences, so if you’ve been arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, contact a skilled DWI lawyer at the Russell Law Firm.
The DWI lawyers at the Russell Law Firm represents clients in DWI cases throughout the State of Louisiana, including the parishes of East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish, Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, St. Charles Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Assumption Parish, Lafayette Parish, Lafourche Parish, Lafayette Parish, St. Landry Parish, Evangeline Parish; and the cities of Baton Rouge, Livingston, Denham Springs, Walker, Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Port Allen, Brusly, Addis, Lafayette, Napoleonville, Kenner, Harvey, Marrero, Estelle, Gretna, Metairie, New Orleans, Terrytown, Westwego, Ville Platte, Eunice, Opelousas, Thibodaux, Houma, Belle Chasse, and Hahnville.
Baton Rouge DWI lawyers at the Russell Law Firm, LLC are skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable about the Louisiana DWI laws, related non-DWI statutes, and how to evaluate evidence that law enforcement and prosecutors might try to use against you. If you or someone you know is facing a potential DWI conviction, contact a DWI lawyer at the Russell Law Firm at 225-307-0088. We offer free, no obligation initial consultations.
By: Danny Russell, Baton Rouge area personal injury attorney, licensed in Louisiana and admitted in the following courts:
- All Louisiana District Courts
- All Louisiana Appellate Courts
- Louisiana Supreme Court
- Middle District Court of Louisiana
- Western District Court of Louisiana
- Eastern District Court of Louisiana
- Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Information furnished herein is only general and not a substitute for personalized legal advice.