Judges in Covington and the rest of St. Tammany treat offenders convicted of DWI harshly. When you find yourself accused of a DWI, you need an attorney who will fight for you at every stage of the legal process.
For more than three decades, I have provided fierce advocacy and honest counsel to individuals in Covington, Louisiana, as well as those located in the surrounding areas of Mandeville, Abita Springs, Folsom, and St. Tammany Parish. When you're ready to get back on the road, I'm ready to help you seek results. Set up a consultation with me as soon as you can.
Under Louisiana law, a person can be convicted of driving while intoxicated while they are under the influence of alcohol and/or any type of narcotic drug. This can include prescription medication. A person is presumed to be under the influence if their blood alcohol level is 0.08 percent or above.
A first and second offense DWI in Louisiana are considered misdemeanors and are punishable up to six months in the Parish Jail. Under certain circumstances (blood alcohol level over 0.15 percent), a person charged with first or second offense DWI may face a mandatory jail sentence, and he or she will need an attorney to prevent the mandatory jail sentence from being instituted. A person convicted of a third offense DWI faces a minimum of one year in jail and a maximum of five years in jail. A person convicted of a fourth offense DWI faces a minimum of two years in jail and a maximum of thirty years in jail. As you can see, penalties for third and fourth DWI offenses are severe.
As your DWI attorney, I will look for all available defenses. If no defenses are available, I will look for sentences that avoid jail such as diversion and/or treatment for any substance abuse problem you may have.
If you have been arrested for DWI in Covington or anywhere else in Louisiana, you may also face suspension of your driver's license. You will need an attorney who will fight to preserve your license.
Call me today for a free consultation.