DUI/DWI Charges: Your Questions Answered

An intoxicated driving arrest can be a shocking and unpleasant moment, and you may have many questions about how the arrest will impact your life going forward.

Eugene P. Redmann, the lead attorney at the Law Office of Eugene P. Redmann, LLC, has assembled brief answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about DUI/DWI cases in Louisiana.

What Is Considered "Driving Under The Influence" In Louisiana?

If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater, you can be charged with DUI in the state. Drivers under 21 can be arrested with a BAC of just .02, and drivers with a commercial license can be charged if they have a BAC of .04.

What Are The Consequences Of A DUI/DWI Conviction?

If this is your first offense, a DUI/DWI conviction can result in a suspended driver's license for up to a year, fines of up to $1,000 and jail time for as long as six months. Consequences increase for each subsequent conviction. By a fourth-time DUI, the sentence could include up to 30 years in prison and fines of as much as $5,000.

Why Do I Need An Attorney For My DUI/DWI Case?

A lawyer can protect your rights both at the time of arrest and in court. You do not have to answer questions posed by law enforcement without an attorney present. Our firm can examine the evidence against you and find weaknesses in the prosecution's case. Because Louisiana now prevents the cross-examination of police officers at administrative hearings, it is crucial that you hire an experienced lawyer who can fight for your rights.

How Long Do I Have To File For An Administrative Hearing?

Once you are arrested for DUI, you have 30 days to request an administrative hearing to avoid having your driver's license automatically suspended.

I Have Traffic Ticket Problems Too. Can Your Firm Help Me With That?

Yes. Our firm handles a broad range of criminal defense matters, including traffic offenses. Our firm can research your record and advise you on the best process for resolving your past tickets.

Get All Of Your DUI Questions Answered

Our firm, based in Metairie, can assess your case and advise you on the next steps to take. Call us at 504-521-6867 or use our convenient online form. Se habla español.