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DWI Defense Lawyer

New Orleans and South Louisiana are well known for having a good time, wild nights and drive up daiquiri shops. And so, drunk driving is one of the most prosecuted crimes in Louisiana, and if you are charged with driving while intoxicated, you should speak with an experienced DWI lawyer as soon as possible. Trying to handle DWI charges yourself or with an inexperienced attorney can have devastating results. We at Becnel Law have successfully handled hundreds of DWI cases throughout the River Parishes and Southern Louisiana. Careful review of each case is implemented and as we craft a strong legal defense.

Driving While Intoxicated in Louisiana

In Louisiana it is illegal to drive a vehicle if the consumption of alcohol or drugs prevents a person from safely operating that vehicle. Due to the danger a drunk driver poses to passengers in the vehicle, to pedestrians, and other drivers, Louisiana has imposed very strict laws with regard to DWI. Because the rules and legal procedures related to DWI cases do not favor defendants, it is important to have a skilled Louisiana DWI lawyer asserting your rights and presenting your defense in court.


Louisiana DWI Laws: Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits and Implied Consent

BAC Limit:  0.08 PERCENT

Zero Tolerance (Underage) BAC Limit:  0.02 PERCENT

Enhanced Penalty (Aggravated) BAC Limit:  0.15 PERCENT

Implied Consent to Submit to BAC Test?  YES

Louisiana DWI Laws: Select Penalties

Minimum License Suspension or Revocation (1st, 2nd, 3rd offense): 90 DAYS / 1 YEAR / 2 YEARS

Mandatory Alcohol Education, Assessment and Treatment: BOTH

Vehicle Confiscation Possible?  YES

Ignition Interlock Device Possible?  YES

Speak with a Lawyer - Call 1-877-4-BECNEL

Arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experienced DWI attorneys by calling 1-877-4-BECNEL. We represent individuals throughout South Louisiana from our offices in LaPlace. Every person deserves to be well-represented while fighting DWI charges. We can use our knowledge and litigation skills to help you.