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DWI Attorney in Beauregard Parish

In every DWI case, our primary objective is to ensure that our clients avoid incarceration, maintain their legal driving privileges, and safeguard their criminal records. We possess the expertise necessary to shield our clients’ criminal records and driver’s licenses. Our experience extends to representing a diverse range of clients who have a lot at stake. Our clients have included professionals such as physicians, nurses, lawyers, accountants, engineers, professors, teachers, students, plant operators, contractors, offshore operators, businessmen, salespeople, and many others.

Lawyers for DWI in DeRidder

The Barkemeyer Law Firm is composed of multiple attorneys that primarily defend clients for DWI and DUI. We have a combined over 100 years of experience defending clients charged with drunk driving in all areas of Louisiana. Our DWI lawyers frequently represent clients at the 36th Judicial District Court in DeRidder, located at 200 West Second Street DeRidder, LA 70634.

We help with all aspects of the DWI case including: temporary license, DMV Administrative Hearing, hardship license, arraignment, criminal court hearings, additional DWI-related charges, negotiations with the prosecutor, decisions regarding the interplay between criminal case and license case, professional license issues, employment issues, CDL drivers, car insurance, college enrollment issues, and DWI expungements. If you need a DWI lawyer in Beauregard Parish, contact us at 337-761-3121.

Carl Barkemeyer wrote the published book on DWI: Practical Information for the Accused and Attorneys in Louisiana.
Carl Barkemeyer wrote the published book on DWI: Practical Information for the Accused and Attorneys in Louisiana. He regularly gives lectures and advice to other attorneys regarding how to successfully defend clients for DWI.

Two Distinct Cases

Following an arrest for DWI or DUI, the defendant will face two distinct legal proceedings:

DMV Administrative Hearing

The first case involves the DMV Administrative Hearing, which must be requested by the defendant’s attorney. During this hearing, the defense attorney will contest the proposed suspension of the driver’s license, either for refusing the breathalyzer test or for having a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. It’s crucial for the defendant to understand that the arrest paperwork won’t provide a court date for this hearing. Moreover, the attorney has only 30 days from the date of arrest to request this hearing; failing to do so results in a waiver of the right to a hearing.

DWI Prosecution in Criminal Court

The second case takes place in criminal court, where a judge and prosecutor oversee proceedings. As DWI is considered a criminal offense, it is tried alongside other criminal cases. The court date mentioned in the summons or arrest paperwork pertains to the criminal case.

DWI Process
DWI Process

DWI-Related Charges

Many times, during a DWI arrest, the police officer may include additional criminal charges. In addition to providing representation for DWI and DUI, our DeRidder DWI lawyers defend clients with other criminal charges such as reckless driving, possession of marijuana, careless operation of a vehicle, improper lane use, no license, hit and run, disturbing the peace, resisting an officer, possession of drugs, criminal damage to property, flight from an officer, theft, and more. Our lawyers can help with all types of criminal cases in Beauregard Parish.

Important Resources

DeRidder Police Department

Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office

36th Judicial District Court

Beauregard Parish Jail


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Louisiana DWI & Criminal Lawyers

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Louisiana criminal lawyers and DWI attorneys at the Barkemeyer Law Firm providing legal defense services for clients in Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Port Allen, Alexandria, New Orleans, Lafayette, Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, Hahnville, Chalmette, Slidell, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. John, St. Bernard, Mandeville, Covington, Shreveport, Bossier, Jefferson, and all of Louisiana.

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