Frequently Asked Questions
Find Out Why You Need an Experienced DWI or Automobile Accident Lawyer
If you have been charged with a DUI/DWI offense or have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you need experienced representation immediately. The legal team at Joe Larré Law Firm has handled hundreds of cases just like yours. While you can always hire a lawyer you may have used before for another case, chances are the practice does not have the same focused experience in DWI or accidents as Joe Larré Law Firm.
Our firm’s DWI and automobile accident lawyer is highly adept and applies advanced legal strategies that have proven effective in numerous clients’ cases. Whether you have been involved in an automobile accident that resulted in injury or you have been charged with your first or subsequent DWI, our firm can help you.
We know you have a lot of questions. Until we can meet in person, please review our FAQs for answers to the most common questions our clients ask.
If you are involved in a car accident, you should seek necessary medical treatment immediately. Even if you are not injured, it is important that you call the police and file a formal police report which can later assist with insurance claims and any lawsuits which may follow.
During this time, you will be required to show your driver’s license and documentation of your insurance coverage. It is important that you obtain this information from the other driver as well. If you have a camera, you should take a photo of the scene or soon after to show any damage to your vehicle. You should also contact your insurance carrier as soon as possible so they can instruct you on the necessary steps to file your claim.
To ensure that you receive the greatest settlement possible, contact a personal injury attorney who can initiate an investigation before witnesses forget their testimonials and evidence is lost.
It is always a good idea to call the police at the time of an automobile accident. Although all insurance carriers have different policies regarding the necessity of a police report when filing a claim, many will accept an auto insurance claim without one. Nonetheless, police reports are helpful in determining the involved parties and documenting who was at fault. This information will assist your insurance company in their investigation and may expedite the resolution of the claim.
No! More often than not, the other driver’s insurance company is calling to obtain information which may be used against you as you seek to recover losses. Respectfully decline their request and inform them that if they would like a copy of your statement, they may contact your insurance carrier directly.
In most cases, the party at-fault (or his respective insurance company) is responsible for paying for medical treatment and other related expenses such as lost work and compensation for vehicle damage. The extent of liability for an injury resulting from a car accident can vary based on jurisdiction. As a result, it is crucial that you hire a personal injury attorney who can help determine fault and recover any financial losses you’ve incurred.
Our fees are affordable and reasonable given our experience. Call us for a free telephone consultation, and we’ll discuss the facts of your case and what it will cost to hire us to defend you. Once we have the basic information about your case and the specific charges you face, we can tell you how much it will cost.
The cost of DWI defense varies from case to case. While there are certainly cheaper and more expensive attorneys, our experience, training and the hundreds of DWI/DUI cases we handle a year allow us to charge a little differently. We pride ourselves on charging reasonable fees for the services you want. If you just want us to handle your driver’s license part only, we can do that. If you don’t want a trial, we will not factor a trial into our fee just to make a buck. If you’re in a financial bind, you will be surprised at how reasonable and affordable our payment plans are. All you have to do is make the free call or fill out the contact form here. Additionally, we accept Visa and MasterCard.
Different states call it different things, but they are all the same in Louisiana. DWI (driving while intoxicated) is the same as DUI (driving under the influence) and OUI (operating under the influence). In fact, in Louisiana all are based on under the influence and not intoxication theory, meaning it is no longer good to tell a police officer “I only had 2 beers”, or “a sleeping pill last night”. Both could be an admission used against you in court. Remember that you still have a 5th amendment right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself.
The quick answer is yes. However, if this is your case you definitely need a DWI/DUI attorney like Joe Larré because the State (DA) must prove that the other state conviction is first valid under Louisiana law in form, procedure, and legal theory in order to be used against your arrest record.
our driver`s license suspension goes from 30 days from your arrest to 5. Second, the suspension of your CDL endorsement is longer than your regular class E license regardless of if you were driving your personal vehicle at the time of your arrest. If this is your case you definitely need a DWI/DUI attorney like Joe Larré so that you know all of your options.
Yes, only if you are charged as a 1st or 3rd offense depending on the facts of your case. Again, if this you it is worth the free call to the The Joe Larré Law Firm LLC to discuss your specific facts and options.
No you will not get a public defender. In Louisiana your driver`s license is a privilege and not a constitutional right entitling you to an attorney if you cannot afford one. However, the The Joe Larré Law Firm LLC can represent you just for you license hearing.
No, not unless they present you with a warrant signed by a judge to take your blood only. However, failure to give a sample could result in longer suspension of your driver`s license. Refusing could keep you from mandatory jail time on the criminal side.
No, you do not have to perform any test; you have every constitutional right not to incriminate yourself.
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