Helping You In The Legal Process


A common mistake is to believe you can only be charged with a DWI, sometimes called a DUI, if you have been drinking alcohol.  However, you may also be charged with a DWI  if you are operating a vehicle while under the influence of any controlled dangerous substance or a combination of alcohol and a controlled dangerous substance.

In Louisiana, you can get a DWI if you drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher regardless of whether or not your driving ability was actually impaired.  However, even if your blood alcohol concentration is below .08%, you may still be arrested for a DWI if you have any alcohol in your system and were driving poorly.

There are several areas to navigate when charged with a DWI.

For starters, you are facing criminal charges.  If this is your first arrest for a DWI, then it is considered a misdemeanor which means your are facing a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail.  You may also face probation, a fine, community service, and driver improvement and/or substance abuse classes.

However, a DWI is an enhanceable offense meaning you may face stiffer penalties if you are arrested in the future for a DWI.  While a second arrest for DWI is also a misdemeanor, a DWI 3rd offense is a felony charge that requires a mandatory jail sentence.  If you are charged with a DWI 4th offense, then you are facing a minimum of 10 years in prison.

You may also lose your driving privileges following an arrest for a DWI, even if its your first arrest for a DWI.  However, there are ways to restore your driving privileges following a DWI arrest.  You only have a limited amount of time to request an administrative hearing to reinstate your driver’s license following an arrest for DWI.

If you are facing DWI charges, then it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as you are arrested for the offense because there are issues that may need to be immediately addressed.

Call the Berg Law Firm today for your free consultation: 318-946-8962.

If you are in the Bossier City/Shreveport area, The Berg Law Firm is able to offer its services to you, in the event that you are in need of legal representation.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation.

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