Crimes involving alcohol or drunk driving can carry serious penalties. A hit and run with a fatality is a felony carrying a prison sentence of
up to ten years. A hit and run accident with serious injury is also a felony that carries the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence. Even
a conviction for a DWI or DUI without injury carries a possible penalty of jail or prison time, depending on the circumstances of the case.
If you are arrested or under investigation for an assault or homicide charge involving drunk driving, get early legal representation from a criminal
defense attorney who handles these cases with the serious attention they deserve.
You deserve more than a DUI defense lawyer who churns out plea bargains as quickly as possible. You deserve advocacy from a serious criminal defense
lawyer who will address your case with unswerving dedication to protecting your rights and your freedom.
For more than 20 years, Lafayette criminal defense lawyer J. Kevin Stockstill has provided high-quality legal services to people accused of drunk
driving crimes in Lafayette and throughout other parishes in southern and central Louisiana.
"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