Earning a DUI/DWI in the state of Louisiana is a serious offense. Elevated alcohol or substance levels in a driver's blood diminishes mental and motor reactions, which can put the driver and all other commuters at risk of severe injury or death. DUI/DWI charges are not taken lightly, as it is the leading cause of motor vehicle related deaths. As a resident of Louisiana with a driver's license, it's important to know and understand the impaired/intoxicated driving laws. Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limits are as follows:
If you are pulled over and refuse a sobriety test, you will more than likely be arrested. An officer requesting a sobriety test feels that they have enough evidence against you to charge you with a DWI. However, Kevin Stockstill actually encourages his clients NOT to submit to the sobriety test. Submitting to the test only adds to the evidence against you. It is better to be arrested than to submit and have that evidence held against you. Without submission to the test and a strong case with a good lawyer, you greatly increase your chances of winning the case and having the charges dismissed.
Regardless, it is important to know the penalties of receiving a DWI charge. First offense - Misdemeanor
Second offense - Misdemeanor
Third offense - Felony
All offenses require Louisiana SR22 auto insurance. It is also noteworthy that any drunk driver who causes an accident that kills at least one person could face up to 30 years in jail. Charged with a DUI/DWI in Louisiana? Call Kevin Stockstill today.