Drunk driving is not a crime that law enforcement officials take lightly, and it is not an accusation that you should take lightly either. Being convicted of a DUI or DWI in Louisiana can cause your license to be suspended or even land you in jail. You may be facing dire circumstances if you are charged with drunk driving, but it is important not to give up hope. The right approach can help you avoid a conviction.
What is particularly scary about drunk driving charges is that they are rarely handed out flippantly. In nearly every instance, a law enforcement official will conduct a field sobriety test or have the suspected driver breathe into a Breathalyzer in order to determine their level of intoxication. A law enforcement official will usually only charge someone if they believe that the suspected driver is truly and undeniably intoxicated. Because of this, you may worry that being charged with a DUI is tantamount to a conviction; after all, a Breathalyzer indicating that your BAC is above the legal limit is impossible to deny, isn’t it?
Louisiana is part of the United States of America, and as everyone knows, in the USA, people are innocent until proven guilty. This means that even if you are charged with drunk driving, it is up to the prosecution to prove that you were truly driving while drunk, and there are many ways that you can defend yourself against their accusations. For example, breathalyzers are just machines, and machines can be faulty. An improperly calibrated Breathalyzer could be the difference between your innocence and a conviction.
If you are accused of a DUI, it is imperative that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Visit our drunk driving defense webpage to setup a free consultation to discuss your case. The more time we have to become familiar with your case and circumstances, the more legal defense options we can provide you with moving forward.