Do you need a DWI attorney in New Orleans or Gretna?
Although usually handled in traffic or other lower courts, driving while intoxicated (“DWI”) charges have serious implications. Suspension of your driving privileges can affect not only your day to day life, but also your ability to maintain employment. A conviction can additionally tarnish your driving record and can dramatically increase your auto insurance rates. Further, depending on the level of intoxication or number of prior DWI convictions on your record, you may be facing mandatory jail time.
After a DWI arrest, it is very important that you hire a criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible to insure the best results in both the criminal case as well as the related administrative proceeding concerning your driving privileges. In fact, once you are out of jail, you should immediately address whether you should file for an administrative hearing in order to protect your driving privileges because the deadline to apply for this administrative hearing comes very quickly and cannot be extended. Your attorney should also quickly begin preparation and negotiation in the criminal matter, so that your life can go back to normal as soon as possible. Timing, however, is critical. You need to know your rights and act to protect those rights immediately. Stephen Hébert has extensive experience defending clients in DWI cases throughout Louisiana and will guide you through this process from start to finish.
If you, or someone you know, are facing DWI charges, contact us today to schedule a free consultation to begin to process of retaining Stephen D. Hébert, LLC - Attorney at Law!
DWI Defense Resources
- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated - R.S. 14:98
- Operating While Intoxicated; First Offense; Penalties - R.S. 14:98.1
- Operating While Intoxicated; Second Offense; Penalties - R.S. 14:98.2
- Operating While Intoxicated; Third Offense; Penalties - R.S. 14:98.3
- Operating While Intoxicated; Fourth Offense; Penalties - R.S. 14:98.4
- Underage Operating While Intoxicated - R.S. 14:98.6
- Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test; Submission to Chemical Tests; Exception; Effects of - R.S. 32:666
- Seizure of License; Circumstances; Temporary License - R.S. 32:667
- Procedure Following Revocation or Denial of License; Hearing; Court Review; Review of Final Order; Restricted Licenses - R.S. 32:668
- Article 894 of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure - Suspension and Deferral of Sentence; Probation in Misdemeanor Cases
- Municipal & Traffic Court for the City of New Orleans
- Jefferson Parish First Parish Court - Metairie
- Jefferson Parish Second Parish Court - Gretna
- Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles
- AA Central Office of New Orleans