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Driving While Intoxicated - Louisiana Legal Counsel

In Louisiana, it is illegal to drive a car while under the influence of alcohol. The state defines that number as having a blood alcohol percentage of 0.08 or higher. If you were arrested under suspicion of DWI, you could face having your vehicle confiscated, jail sentencing, license suspension, and more. Let the Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyers at Dewey & Braud Law, LLC help you fight the charges. We offer free consultations to help you better understand how to proceed with your case.

Get started on defending your DWI case today by calling (225) 414-5954 or contacting Dewey & Braud Law, LLC online.

Defense for Commercial & Common Drivers

Our firm also handles DWI cases that involve commercial & common drivers. As your livelihood can be on the line, it is more important than ever to get the right defense for your case when protecting your driving privileges. Dewey & Braud Law, LLC can take the time to review your case and ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your case.

Our team includes attorneys who are:

  • Certified by the NHTSA in sobriety testing
  • Certified to administer breath tests on the Intoxilyzer 5000
  • Members of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association

And Dewey & Braud Law, LLC can assist you with:

  • Requesting an Administrative Driver's License Hearing. You only have 30 days from your arrest date to request a hearing to challenge your license suspension for a breath test failure or refusal. If you do not request a hearing within that time-frame, your license will automatically go under suspension!
  • Determining whether law enforcement made a lawful stop;
  • Challenging any field sobriety test results;
  • Challenging the admissibility of evidence, like incriminating statements made in violation of your rights.
  • Challenging the admissibility of the breath or blood result. For example, did law enforcement follow the strict guidelines set forth in Title 55 for breath and blood testing?

Remember, the State has the burden to prove all the elements of the crime to obtain a conviction and your breathalyzer test may have been administered unlawfully or on faulty equipment. Dewey & Braud Law, LLC will challenge those elements on your behalf!

What to Do When Being Pulled Over for a DWI

If you have ever been arrested for a DWI, you know it can be incredibly scary. You are first stopped by a law enforcement officer, typically for a traffic violation, then before you know it, you’re in handcuffs and going to jail. Your mind is racing about your job, your family, and how expensive a DWI can be to deal with. Typically, you feel powerless in this situation.

Dewey & Braud Law, LLC has some advice for you if you are ever stopped by an officer:

  • First, make sure you stop in a safe and well-lit area, completely off the roadway.
  • Second, be cooperative and polite with the officer when he or she asks you to provide your driver’s license and other documentation (proof of insurance or registration). If the officer suspects you have been drinking, you will likely be asked to step out of the vehicle. Once an officer asks you if you have been drinking, he or she is already suspicious that you are DWI.
  • Lastly and most importantly, DO NOT answer any further questions, nor do any field sobriety tests and request an attorney. At this point you may be arrested, however you have not provided any evidence against yourself. Alternatively, If you make an admission to consuming alcohol and do poorly on field sobriety tests, you have put yourself at a disadvantage to fight your case.

Generally speaking, you should not assist law enforcement in building their case against you. Remain polite and cooperative throughout your contact with the officer, but do no incriminate yourself by answering any questions or performing any tests. Simply request your attorney and remain silent. If and when you are charged with a DWI, hire an experienced DWI firm, Dewey & Braud Law. Free initial consultations available on all criminal cases. Use our online inquiry form to send us an email now by selecting the “Contact” tab on the top of this page.

Get started on your case by dialing (225) 414-5954 now.

Recent Case Results

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  • Felony Gun & Drug Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor
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Why Hire Dewey & Braud, LLC

  • More than a Decade of Experience

    Experience is the best teacher. For more than 10 years we have handled hundreds of cases, running the gamut of crimes. You can be confident we know how to skillfully and intelligently handle your case.

  • Personalized Service

    At Dewey & Braud, you can expect to receive genuine and honest representation that is focused on attaining the best possible outcome for your case. You will always have access to the attorney and you will be kept informed every step of the way.

  • Former Police Officer

    Attorney Dewey's background as a former police officer give his clients the edge they need. Not only does he know the right people in the system to talk to, but he knows how to anticipate the prosecutions next move.

We Look Forward to Fighting for You

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