What If I Get a DWI During COVID-19?
Posted on Apr 9, 2020 in DUI/DWI, National Issues
Though the courts remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, cops are still arresting people for crimes. That includes drunk driving and DWIs.
We understand that the pandemic is a particularly stressful time with everything that is going on. If you’re having a few drinks to take the edge off or pass the time—more power to you!
However, as always, drink responsibly and do not operate a vehicle after you have consumed alcohol or drugs.
New Orleans Police Officers Are Looking For Drunk Drivers
If you haven’t driven through the streets lately, they’re pretty darn empty. The quarantine is working effectively in that regard, keeping people safe and inside.
However, that means that if you are out and driving around, you’re going to stand out more than usual. If you are swerving or speeding and a cop sees you, you are likely to get pulled over. If you have been drinking or using drugs, you will be charged with a DWI.
Cops Are Still Arresting People During COVID-19
Despite the stoppage of so many aspects of life as we know it during COVID-19, the law is still in effect and being enforced. That means if you’re caught drinking and driving, you will be arrested.
Getting people out of jail, however, is complicated right now due to the court closures.
Bloom Legal Can Help Get People Out of Jail During COVID-19
Dates aren’t being set at this time since the courts are still closed. Aside from some first appearances, conducted remotely via video, all court operations are on standby until at least May 4, 2020.
This can make getting a loved one or friend out of jail more complicated than usual.
Bloom Legal can help in that department though. Our criminal defense attorneys know the in’s and out’s of the criminal justice system. We have helped get multiple clients released from prison during the COVID-19 quarantine.
Time is particularly of the essence in this case, since more time spent in jail can mean more risk of being exposed to the virus in close quarters.
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Bloom Legal handle DUIs in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, Metairie and Gretna.
We will do everything we can to protect you and your loved ones through this difficult time. We are available 24/7 to take your call.