You should realize that in addition to the criminal charge of DWI/DUI, your driving privileges will also be affected by your arrest. There are certain time limits within which to act to secure temporary driving privileges and to obtain information needed to challenge the suspension of your driving privileges. Do Not Delay-Call a DWI or DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Each case is driven by the specific case and no two cases are alike. Therefore, it is important to have a DWI or DUI lawyer to review the events which took place prior to the arrest, during the arrest, and following the arrest. You should also be aware that this charge is enhanceable meaning that each time you are arrested and convicted of DWI/DUI the penalties become more severe and can reach to the level of a felony offense with mandatory jail time. Do not be victim to the advice of just plead guilty and get it expunged. Your plea today could have serious consequences for you down the road.
Generally, defenses available to a charge of DWI/ DUI include the following:
- The legality of the incident stop which led to arrest
- The legality of the questioning by police officers;
- The legality of the search
- The legality of the seizure by the police officers.
Other defenses encompass the legality of the arrest, in particular, the defenses of the Miranda rights, as well as the rights under consent laws and anything relevant to the specific case.
Inquires can also be made into the accuracy of the blood test, urine test, or breath test used, as well as the maintenance of the blood test, urine test, or breath test used, and the proper administration of the blood test, urine test, or breath test used.
Hire Peyton “Pete” B. Burkhalter as your DWI / DUI lawyer. He will help answer your questions and fight for your rights. Call now to schedule your free evaluation or drop into our office located in Metairie, Louisiana.