Crimes that involve alcohol or drunk driving can carry serious penalties, including a felony charge of up to ten years for a hit-and-run fatality
or an equally lengthy prison penalty for a hit-and-run injury felony charge. Even a DUI or DWI conviction can carry a penalty of jail or prison
time, depending on the circumstances of the case.
The reality of these penalties makes it critical to get early legal representation from a defense attorney that is experienced in handling these
criminal cases. You deserve more than a defense lawyer that will churn out a plea bargain as quickly as possible. You deserve advocacy from
a defense lawyer that will address your case with unwavering dedication to protecting your rights and freedom.
For more than 20 years, Kevin Stockstill has done just that, providing high-quality legal services to people accused of offenses under the influence
in Lafayette and surrounding areas.
"Proving causation is very important in alcohol-related cases. To get a conviction in a vehicular homicide or vehicular assault case when the driver
is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, the prosecution has to prove that my client's alcohol-related impairment
actually caused the accident. In drunk driving cases we frequently work with accident reconstructionists — they get to the scene as quickly
as possible and make observations and measurements to see if we can find evidence to support a different opinion than the opinion in the police
report." — Attorney J. Kevin Stockstill