Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans DWI lawyer’

Happy Mardi Gras from Bloom Legal!

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Local Issues, Mardi Gras by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Mardi Gras 2014 Parade Schedule courtesy of Bloom Legal

Mardi Gras 2014 Parade Schedule courtesy of Bloom Legal

Bloom Legal would like to take this time to wish everyone in New Orleans and the surrounding areas a happy and safe Mardi Gras! Please note that New Orleans Municipal Court will be closed from Monday, March 3rd, through Wednesday, March 5th, and New Orleans Traffic Court will be closed Monday, March 3rd, through Tuesday, March 4th.

If you or someone you know is arrested or injured this Mardi Gras season, please give us a call at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

Former SNL Star, Chris Kattan, Arrested for DUI

February 10th, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Justice, DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

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Former SNL star, Chris Kattan, was arrested for DUI early Monday morning after crashing into a a Department of Transportation vehicle near Encino, CA. The actor, who’s most known for his role as an SNL cast member from ’96 to ’03, was seen weaving in and out of lanes in his Mercedes before crashing into the DOT truck.

Kattan can be seen submitting and failing the field sobriety test in the video posted here.

If you or someone you know is arrested for DWI in the Greater New Orleans area, Bloom Legal can help. Please call our office at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

REMINDER: NOPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight Feb 6th

February 6th, 2014 | Posted in DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

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As an ongoing proactive effort to remove impaired drivers from the roadways, the Orleans Parish Police Department will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint, Thursday, February 6, at an undisclosed location in Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will begin around 9pm and end at 5am.

Be sure to look at our DWI Checkpoint map here for updates.

Never drink and drive. If you are planning on drinking, always use a designated driver. If you are intoxicated and you do get a DWI, please don’t hesitate to call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal for a free consultation. There is nothing easy about dealing with a DWI charge. Let Seth help you through this tough and complicated time.

Call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal, (504) 599-9997, or email info@bloomlegal.com.

NOPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Feb. 6th

February 5th, 2014 | Posted in DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

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As an ongoing proactive effort to remove impaired drivers from the roadways, the Orleans Parish Police Department will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint, Thursday, February 6, at an undisclosed location in Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will begin around 9pm and end at 5am.

Be sure to look at our DWI Checkpoint map here for updates.

Never drink and drive. If you are planning on drinking, always use a designated driver. If you are intoxicated and you do get a DWI, please don’t hesitate to call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal for a free consultation. There is nothing easy about dealing with a DWI charge. Let Seth help you through this tough and complicated time.

Call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal, (504) 599-9997, or email info@bloomlegal.com.

Justin Bieber Tests Positive for Marijuana, Xanax after DUI Arrest

January 31st, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Justice, Drugs, DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

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After returning to Canada to face an assault charge from December, reports show that the pop singer tested positive for marijuana and Xanax in his system after his January 23rd DUI arrest. Although he had a BAC of .014, which is below the legal limit in Florida for underage drivers, the marijuana in his system could help the DUI charges stick.

If you or someone you know is arrested for DWI or drug possession in the Greater New Orleans area, Bloom Legal can help. Please call our office at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

Police Confirm Justin Bieber Still Facing Charges on DUI, Drag Racing

January 27th, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Justice, DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

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After erroneously reporting that the charges against the pop start had been dropped to a misdemeanor, police confirm Justin Bieber is still facing charges for the DUI and Drag Racing arrest on January 23rd, 2014. Bieber and his friend, Khalil Sherieff, were arrested on suspicion of DUI and drag racing after reportedly going roughly 60 mph in zones that were 25 and 30 mph.

If you or someone you know are arrested for a DWI in the Great New Orleans area, give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

Justin Bieber Arrested in Miami for DUI, Drag Racing

January 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Justice, Drugs, DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Photo courtesy of eonline.com

Photo courtesy of eonline.com

Justin Bieber is in trouble with the law again. According to the Huffington Post, Bieber was arrested in Miami for DUI and drag racing. He was pulled over in a rented yellow Lamborghini after police witnessed him drag racing. He was administered the standard field sobriety texts, which he failed. As of Thursday morning, there are no charges against Bieber and he is no longer in police custody.

If you or someone you know gets arrested for a DWI, please call us at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

Bloom Legal DWI Guide: Breath Test Accuracy

January 17th, 2014 | Posted in DUI/DWI, Local Issues by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Photo courtesy of breathalyzer.net

Photo courtesy of breathalyzer.net

If a police officer suspects that a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the officer will administer various test, starting with a field sobriety test, and then possibly moving on to a blood, or breath test. A breath test is an analysis of breath gas, using a “breathalyzer” (which the police can do immediately, on the road) gives only an indirectly determined value for blood alcohol level (BAC). It’s based on how much alcohol is in some portion of exhaled air, not how much alcohol is in the blood.

As we have discussed on Bloomlegal.com, Louisiana has an implied consent law, wherein anyone arrested of a DUI must submit to a breathalyzer test or face an automatic one year suspension of their license. The result of this breath test will have an affect on your criminal sentence and also the length of your driver’s license suspension.

However, over the last few years breath tests have been under much scrutiny. Evidence exists that the breathalyzer tests are not 100% accurate. Accordingly, some states have begun to reject the breathalyzer as evidence in DUI cases. Courts in Ohio and Pennsylvania have recently refused the admission of the breathalyzer in DUI cases.

The State University of New York’s sociology department points out that a breath test is not based on science. A breath test looks for the presence of ethyl alcohol, which is found in beer and wine, but other substances contain a similar molecular structure. This means that the results of a breath test can be influenced by things such as: dirt, moisture, cell phones and police radios, body temperature of the person being tested, breads and blood in the mouth.

Alcohol-containing substances in the mouth can also produce falsely high readings, since the amount of alcohol vapor they give off is much greater than any amount exhaled from the lungs. This includes stomach fluid vomited or regurgitated up within 20 minutes of taking the test, some toothache medicines, mouthwashes, and breath fresheners. Even a burp just before or while blowing into the breathalyzer may cause a falsely high reading.

Studies have even shown that exercise and contact with certain chemicals can create a false reading on a breathalyzer. In one experiment, a man’s BAC was tested after he had worked with contact cement and oil-base paint. The test was performed 20 minutes after he finished the project and showed his BAC at 0.12, even though he had not touched a drop of alcohol.

When people are facing a charge of DUI, it is important for them to meet with an experienced attorney who can discuss defense strategies with them. Every case is different and we cannot predict the outcome of your individual case. It is important to consult a lawyer regarding the facts of your case. Never drink and drive. If you are planning on drinking, always use a designated driver. If you are intoxicated and you do get arrested, please don’t hesitate to call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal for a free consultation. There is nothing easy about dealing with a DWI charge. Let Seth help you through this tough and complicated time.

Read: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1670465#ixzz2qgRfV5AM

Former ‘Survivor’ Runner-Up Arrested for DWI in Baton Rouge

January 14th, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Justice, DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Photo courtesy of TMZ.com

Photo courtesy of TMZ.com

Saturday night Jessica Kiper, former contestant on ‘Survivor: Gabon’, hit the back of a parked vehicle in Baton Rouge and was arrested on suspicion of DWI. After failing to follow instructions for the Breathalyzer, Kiper was arrested and placed in the police vehicle, where she snapped a photo and tweeted about her arrest.

Kiper was also on Celebrity Rehab for alcohol and various drug addictions.

If you or someone you know gets arrested for DWI, give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

Erin Henderson, Vikings Linebacker, Arrested for DWI Again

January 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Justice, DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Photo courtesy of huffingtonpost.com

Photo courtesy of huffingtonpost.com

According to the Huffington Post, Erin Henderson, Vikings Linebacker, was arrested again for driving while intoxicated. He was stopped in a suburb near the Eden Prairie headquarters for the Vikings. He was still in jail as of Thursday morning and was charged with 3 counts of driving under the influence and suspended driver’s license. He was previously arrested in mid-November for similar charges.

If you or someone you know gets arrested for DWI, give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

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