Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are charged with of a crime in Louisiana, you need a Louisiana lawyer who focuses on criminal defense law. The aftereffect of a Louisiana criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Louisiana attorney. Every criminal charge in the State of Louisiana, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. Being convicted of a crime in Louisiana could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified criminal defense lawyers in Louisiana you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring a qualified Louisiana criminal defense attorney will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Louisiana attorneys on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then build an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in Louisiana, the primary goal of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Louisiana
In Louisiana the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
In Louisiana to be arrested for drunk driving or DWI a police officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be arrested for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC Louisiana. You can be charged with drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.