DWI and DUI in Louisiana
What if You're Arrested for DWI or DUI in New Orleans?
What happens after the arrest? That all depends. Was this your first drunk driving arrest? Maybe you can get a suspended sentence. Was your BAC over 0.15? If so, you must spend 48 hours in jail under the law. Do you have prior convictions? How many? A history of driving drunk can mean serious fines and lengthy jail time. The law is complicated, with a variety of results depending upon a number of different contingencies.
If you have been arrested, your first step is to get out of jail. An attorney can assist you in determining the right method to secure your release. While some people might rush to use a bail bond service, many times an attorney can work with a judge to secure your release. Therefore, it is important for you or a family member or friend to speak with an attorney who can begin working on securing your release from jail.
Once you are out of jail, the next big milestone is to file for an administrative hearing in order to protect your driver’s license privileges. Bloom Legal has experience working with clients from arrest to the conclusion of their DWI or DUI case and will guide you through the process from start to finish.
When Do You Need a DWI Lawyer?
If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for DWI or DUI, it is very important that you hire an attorney fast, to make sure the result is the best possible. Deadlines under the driving drunk laws come very quickly, and they cannot be extended. Negotiating the different punishments (fines, suspensions, jail time, classes, etc.) under the law requires skill and experience.
New Orleans’ Bloom Legal has extensive experience defending clients throughout the State of Louisiana for charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI). If you have received a DWI or DUI charge in New Orleans or elsewhere in Louisiana, you need the best legal representation possible --- which is why you need Bloom Legal’s DWI and DUI expertise.
Our goal is to get you out of trouble by letting you keep your driver’s license, insurance, and freedom. The initial consultation is free, and it is with an experienced DWI and DUI attorney, not some member of the support staff.
Let us help you by contacting us today. Give Bloom Legal a call at 504.599.9997 or fill out the form located on the left side of the website.
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DWI and DUI Information
For more information on DWI and DUI related arrests in Louisiana, please visit the following links:
- Louisiana DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Information and Statistics
- New Orleans Tourism and DWI in Louisiana
- Court Locations for Louisiana DWI and DUI Charges
-Bloom Legal LLC 700 Camp St Ste 212 New Orleans, La 70130-
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