DWI Defense Lawyer
In Louisiana, driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while under the influence (DUI) laws are strictly enforced. A conviction can result in loss of your driver’s license, hefty fines, incarceration and a criminal record, which can impact your livelihood for years.
If you have been stopped at a checkpoint and charged with a DWI/DUI offense, you need to contact The Joe Larré Law Firm LLC immediately. Our DWI defense lawyer has years of experience in handling DWI cases and is board-certified by the National College for DUI Defense.
Multiple Offenses Can Be Devastating
Specific penalties for DWI offenses increase dramatically with each subsequent conviction. If you are convicted for a second time, you are subject to a prolonged jail sentence and could lose your driver’s license for up to a year. A third conviction can result in a prison sentence of up to five years, losing your driving privileges for two years and seizure of your car. A fourth conviction will have even more severe consequences, including up to a 30-year prison sentence.
Regardless of the number of convictions on your record, our firm will work with you to formulate a strategy to attain the best possible outcome for your case. There are various circumstances that can impact your case, such as:
- Whether you’ve had prior offenses in the last 10 years.
- To what extent your blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeded the legal threshold.
- Whether you were underage or a minor.
- The existence of a minor passenger.
- Whether you have a commercial license.
Depending on the specifics of your case, our DWI defense lawyer may recommend negotiating a favorable plea bargain. While some prosecutors are reluctant to allow a plea bargain, our firm will work diligently to convince the prosecutor that you deserve leniency. Once the prosecutor agrees to a plea bargain, you may plead guilty to a lesser charge, typically for reckless driving. While the plea deal will have less onerous consequences, it may still result in loss of your driver’s license and other penalties, though they would be less than what you would have been subjected to if you were prosecuted for DWI.
Contact Us Today
Given the harshness of the penalties you may face for DWI, you should not entrust your case to just any lawyer. Our firm has represented countless individuals in Louisiana facing DWI charges, and can aggressively represent you to obtain the best possible result. Contact our office at (504) 520-8989 or submit our confidential online contact form to get started.