A DWI attorney in Capital Heights and all of Baton Rouge, Carl Barkemeyer represents clients charged with misdemeanor and felony DUI and DWI, Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, also helping with driver’s licenses and hardship licenses issues. Capital Heights, between the Ardenwood and Garden District areas, is a neighborhood where Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney, often defends DWI clients, and so he and his associates are well-versed at all the specific laws of that area.
The costs of hiring Mr. Barkemeyer range between $3,500 and $10,000 and vary with the complexity of the case, how much work is needed, and what type of skill is required. With over 18 years of experience successfully defending clients for DWI charges throughout Louisiana, Mr. Barkemeyer has sharpened his knowledge of the best methods to represent clients to make important decisions in a timely manner, ultimately saving you headaches and costly errors.
You may call us at (225) 964-6720 to discuss fees over the phone or we can arrange a Zoom meeting.
We charge one flat fee for an entire case so you will be aware and not surprised by any charges you didn’t anticipate. We are able to offer this because our experience with thousands of similar cases allows us to know exactly what will be required for each. One example could be a DWI case for $5,000 that required criminal court presence and an Administrative Hearing for your driver’s license. You will not be left hanging; you will be defended until your case is completely resolved as a dismissal, diversion program, 894 plea, or other possibilities. If you request a trial, we charge an additional disclosed fee, and you will made aware in advance to understand your options. We aim to be transparent in all we do, and our clients like the flat fee so they can budget for it and trust our lawyers to know they’re doing what they say, and you know what to always expect.
In addition to paying for your attorney, you may also incur fees to conduct an investigation for a DWI trial and to hire expert witnesses. A witness could cost thousands of dollars and would be a separate charge from the attorney’s fee.
Sometimes, we can accept payments of 50% up front and then you can pay monthly for the rest. We accept almost every kind of payment, from cash, debit card, credit card, PayPal, various apps, etc. Your physical presence is not a requirement to hire one of our attorneys as we can email you a fee agreement and how to pay electronically.
● For assistance on a DUI or DWI charge, you have up to 30 days to request an administrative hearing for your driver’s license.
● Mr. Barkemeyer will be able to guide you through it with pertinent details for your situation.
● A DWI conviction can really harm your life, so it’s essential you have proper representation.
● The timeliness of your actions is important so Mr. Barkemeyer can help you deal with the fallout.
Important note: Hiring someone not as versed in DUI and DWI charges in Louisiana is a costly error that can be detrimental to your case, so it will be to your benefit to hire someone highly experienced with DWI cases AND who is specially trained to properly assist you with DMV hearings and court appearances.
The scenarios below are hypothetical situations of DWI and DUI cases in the Capital Heights area similar to what we’ve experienced with real clients. We assist with many other scenarios than these, so call us to inquire.
Ionia was having a few drinks with friends, but as a thin girl who didn’t eat much, the effects were noticeable. She thought she could drive the short distance home because she was tired and didn’t want to make her friends leave, but she got distracted trying to read her GPS and hit a mailbox. A police officer pulled up. Thinking alcohol was a factor, the officer gave Ionia field sobriety tests and noticed her eyes were red and watery. Although Ionia passed the tests, hitting the mailbox and her eyes’ condition allowed the officer to arrest her. At the station, a blood test showed her BAC was .11, slightly above the legal limit of .08.
Ionia was booked at the station, photographed, and put into a jail cell. Her car was impounded. Her bail amount was $2,500, and she was allowed to make one phone call. She called her boyfriend, who paid the fee so she could leave. She was given a summons to appear in court the next week for an arraignment.
We handle scary situations like this all the time and are trained and thorough to give you the very best representation. Be sure to hire us soon to prepare for your arraignment.
Garth Franklin drank all night at his favorite bar and then drove home. He was upset since his girlfriend left him, and he’d been doing shots all night. He knew he shouldn’t drive, but his friends bailed, and he drank all his cab fare.
A police officer pulled him over for weaving and inquired how much he had to drink. He asked to speak to a lawyer. The cop told Garth he was subject to sobriety tests. He did not do very well, and his BAC on his breathalyzer was .13, well above the .08 limit. Garth was arrested and put in jail. His car was impounded.
Garth had a $10,000 bail since he had a DUI conviction from two years before. He did not have enough, so he spent the night in jail with an arraignment scheduled for the next day. If you’re in such a situation and need the expertise of an experienced DWI Defense Attorney, call Carl Barkemeyer and he or one of his highly trained associates will help to minimize the damage.
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