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Man sentenced in drunk driving case

If you are accused of a crime, no matter how minor you think the crime may be, it is in your best interests to speak with an attorney. An attorney can offer you valuable insight into the crime of which you are accused and help you take legal action in your defense. The right defense can help you have your charges reduced, or your sentence made less severeĀ or even secure an acquittal.

Understanding probable cause for DUI accusations

If you are familiar at all with DUI law, you have likely heard that police must have probable cause to pull you over in the first place. What this means is that even if you are accused of drunk driving for a legitimate reason, such as failing a sobriety test, the police officer must have had reasonable suspicion that you were intoxicated in the first place. Essentially, a police officer cannot simply pull you over at random and test you for drunk driving.

Man charged in fatal Louisiana car accident

Being involved in a fatal accident is one of the most frightening and tragic things that can happen to a person. You may find that you are too frightened to get behind the wheel of a car for a very long time, and in many cases every party involved feels guilty, even if they were not directly responsible for the accident. Unfortunately, these accidents do happen, but there are many factors that could contribute to an accident, and some are more serious than others.

Important DUI defense for Louisiana residents

There are many traffic and car violations that an individual could find himself or herself involved in, from speeding to running a red light and anywhere in between. These violations are obviously issues that an individual would like to avoid, but they are not the most serious offenses. Being pulled over for a DUI, however, is a serious criminal offense that can have life-altering ramifications.

Louisiana ranks highly for DWI enforcement

There is no state in which drunk driving is legal or even looked upon favorably. However, that does not mean that drunk driving is treated equally in every state. Different states have different rules and regulations when it comes to drunk driving, including what the legal BAC limit is, the penalties of a drunk driving conviction and more. According to a recent study, Louisiana is one of the stricter states when it comes to drunk driving.

Do I have to take a sobriety test if I'm pulled over?

America is a free country, and every American citizen has rights that they can exercise if necessary. Many people are familiar with their right to remain silent, for example, if they are charged with a crime. We have all heard in countless movies and shows how anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law, and this is true. However, there are some things you cannot refuse without suffering legal penalties.

Legal defense for DUI accusations

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.

Drivers do not have to plead guilty in Louisiana DUI cases

Drivers who have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol sometimes make the mistake of thinking that they have to plead guilty, but we think that it is very important for them to know that this is not the case. They do have the freedom to enter any plea that they choose, no matter how the arrest was made, depending on the direction that they want things to go.

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