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Understanding underage DUI laws in Louisiana

As we get older, our responsibilities tend to increase. At the age of 16, residents in Louisiana and elsewhere are entrusted to operate a motor vehicle. At the age of 21, individuals can legally consume alcohol. While there are milestones for certain privileges, this does not mean that everyone will follow the rules that often come along with them. Underage drinking unfortunately occurs, and when teenagers decide to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol, they not only put lives at risks but also risk facing criminal charges.

What should I do or not do at a DUI checkpoint in Louisiana?

You may have noticed that police show increased presence on Louisiana roadways at certain times of year. That is because drunk driving crashes tend to spike around particular holidays like Fourth of July weekend, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Taking an aggressive approach against DUI allegations

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.

Initiating a defense against a DUI charge

Being involved in a traffic stop can be described as many things; however, it is likely not a pleasant experience for Louisiana drivers. Motorist may not be fully aware why he or she was pulled over, but they do fear the possibility of facing a traffic violation. While this could simply mean a traffic ticket, it could also result in more serious charges that carry with them harsh penalties.

A vehicular crime charge can derail a student's life. A strong defense is crucial.

Traffic around LSU and other college towns is sometimes so cluttered it might take you an hour to go a mile or two. Other times, traffic may flow quickly, allowing you not only to reach your destination on time but to arrive a few minutes early. In either situation, the burden is on you to adhere to all traffic regulations, especially posted speed limit signs, signals and stop signs. After all, you wouldn't want to face reckless driving charges.

What is the Louisiana ignition interlock device law?


Being pulled over for a DUI in Baton Rouge is a nerve-wracking occasion. A driver can feel nervous, scared and unsure of what to do. A person who is convicted of drunk driving can face various penalties, with one of them having an ignition interlock device installed in their car.

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