Once we hit the age of 16, most individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere obtain a license to drive. And when we finally reach age 21, we seek to legally drink. While both of these activities are legal to do once the proper age is reached, doing both activities at the same time is not only considered dangerous but could also result in a driver facing criminal charges. Although a DUI is a traffic offense, it is one that could carry harsh penalties, especially if it is not a driver’s first allegation. Thus, taking these matters seriously and exploring defense options is a vital step to take.
Even if the penalties associated with a DUI are not as harsh as those imposed against those accused of more serious criminal charges, the truth of the matter is that a DUI could still result in a driver enduring serious consequences. Hefty fines, license suspension and even jail time are a possibility. This is why the attorneys at Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, are dedicated to helping individuals in the Baton Rouge area create a strategic defense against drunk driving allegations.
Some motorists may not be aware of this, but there is a 15-day window from when the charges were issued to request an administrative hearing. Failure to do so in this window will result in the suspension of driving privileges. We understand that time is of the essence; therefore, we are prepared to work diligently on our client’s cases.
No two situations are the same; therefore, we do not treat our cases like they are the same. Every client brings unique factors and evidence to the table. They also have different goals in mind. Favorable results look different to each client. We take the time to listen to our clients, understanding the evidence and provide them with realistic options. We have helped past client obtain dismissed charges, restore their driving privileges, reduced the fines they face and obtain community service instead of serving jail time.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s drunk driving website. It is not easy to deal with a drunk driving charge. A conviction of a DUI could tarnish ones reputation and leave them with serious penalties. Thus, it is vital to explore the defense options available to you, helping you reduce or dismiss the charges against you.