No one enjoys facing traffic violations. While these are typically minor offenses, they still have the ability to impact your personal life and cause you to endure fines and other penalties. However, when a motorist is accused of drunk driving, he or she will likely treat this more seriously than a speeding ticket. This is for a good reason because a driver could face penalties such has large fines, license suspension and other consequences.
Thus, a driver facing a DUI will want to take steps that could help them reduce or eliminate the charge against them. Whether this is your first offense or not, it is important to understand your rights to a criminal defense. The attorneys at Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, have years of experience handling a wide variety of DUI cases. Our law firm is dedicated to helping individuals in Baton Rouge assert their rights and clear their name.
Our law firm prides itself in taking an aggressive approach against DUI charges. We see it all the time; a failed field sobriety test does not mean you will be convicted of a drunk driving charge. Errors and mistakes can be made, and we have the skills and resources necessary to assess whether there was a legal stop, reasonable suspicion, probable cause, all steps and protocols were followed and whether there was a legal arrest. Our goal is to poke holes in the state’s case in order to weaken it. This provides our clients with the opportunity to have their charges reduced or entirely dismissed.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s drunk driving website. While a DUI might be a traffic offense, it is a criminal charge that could morph into a serious criminal charge if the accused has several DUIs on their record. Because of that, it is important to assert a criminal defense each and every time a person is faced with drunk driving allegations.