The state of Louisiana takes driving while intoxicated (DWI) seriously and has imposed strict penalties for DWI convictions. Consequences that can flow from a DWI arrest and prosecution include loss of your driver's license, heavy fines, court costs and extensive administrative fees, probation, jail or state prison, vehicle impoundment or forfeiture, and an ignition interlock device put on your car. If you have been charged with DWI, Bruno & Bruno is here to help you.
Aside from the more obvious legal consequences of dealing with the police, the courts and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there are practical consequences that often flow from a DWI arrest or conviction. Because DWI is a crime and a DWI conviction will give you a permanent criminal record, you could lose your job or be denied certain future employment — especially if it is a job with the state or law enforcement or involves driving.
If you are a commercial driver, you could lose your privilege to drive commercially for at least one year. A DWI conviction can cause your insurance rates to skyrocket; sometimes insurance companies will cancel your coverage altogether. There are other, hidden DWI penalties such as limitations on travel outside of the state or abroad. A DWI prosecution and conviction may bring community service and substance abuse treatment.
At Bruno & Bruno, our DUI defense attorneys have years of experience representing Louisiana clients who have been charged with DWI. We serve South Shore clients from our New Orleans office and North Shore clients from our Covington office. Our Louisiana attorneys will thoroughly review your arrest records to ensure that police procedures were performed correctly and that your rights were upheld during your arrest. When constructing your defense, we will consult with a DWI expert who can testify on your behalf regarding the results of blood alcohol content (BAC) testing, field sobriety testing and other factors.
Contact Our Louisiana DUI/DWI Charge Attorneys
A drunk driving arrest is a serious matter and could result in an array of negative consequences far into the future. To discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers, call 504-525-1335 (800-966-1335 toll free). You may also contact us online. Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans and Covington.