Convent, Louisiana DWI Lawyers
New Orleans, LA 70119
William H. Bowen School of Law
Collin has experience advocating for clients in both Louisiana federal and state courts. He has handled cases ranging from complex business disputes to individual disagreements. Collin is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States...
Cynthia is a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel in the Eastern District of Louisiana and serves on the board of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She has presented at CLEs regarding the...
DeVonna is a member in good standing with the Louisiana State Bar Association. She was a past president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer...
He is a Life Member of NACDL, which he joined in 1986. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Public Defense Committee. Mr. Toale is a member of NACDL’s Budget and Death Penalty Committees. In addition to his contributions to NACDL, Mr. Toale is a Lifetime Member of NACDL's affiliate, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense...
New Orleans, LA 70163
Loyola University New Orleans and Florida State University College of Law
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Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?
Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.
Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.
DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.
Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.
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