Lafayette DWI Attorney
Were you arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated?
It is against the law in Louisiana to operate a motor vehicle or another type of vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or while having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% of higher. This criminal offense is referred to as driving while intoxicated, or DWI. It is important to note that some individuals can get arrested for BAC levels that are below 0.08%. Those who drive commercial vehicles are subject to a legal limit of 0.04%, and drivers who are under the age of 21 are subject to a limit of 0.02%.
If you are charged with DWI, you will be at risk of receiving DWI penalties, such as hefty fines, probation and/or incarceration. You could also potentially end up having your driver's license suspended. Penalties become more severe for those who have previous DWI records, those who are shown to have had especially high blood alcohol concentrations and those who have other aggravating factors. At Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C., our
Lafayette criminal defense lawyers can help you build and implement a strategic defense plan so that you can have a much greater chance of avoiding conviction. We can help you dispute your driver's license suspension in your administrative hearing, and we can also help you challenge your actual DWI charges in criminal court.
Hiring Legal Counsel for Your DWI Case
It is important to hire a thorough and hard-working attorney to handle your DWI case. If our criminal defense law firm takes on your case, you can count on us to analyze the specific details related to your DWI arrest and identify any weaknesses in the prosecutions' claims against you. We'll look closely for any mistakes made by law enforcement or any issues of compromised evidence. There are often scenarios in which drivers are falsely accused of DWI offenses because officers or medical personnel did not properly test drivers, or because testing equipment had mechanical errors that led to false readings.
Contact Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. so we can provide you with the high-quality legal advocacy you deserve. Our team has more than two decades of experience!