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DWI in Baton Rouge City Court
DWI is an offense prosecuted in Baton Rouge City Court under Section 11:140 of the Municipal Code. It is a misdemeanor offense. Felonies are prosecuted in District Court. The DWI lawyers at the Barkemeyer Law Firm are skilled and experienced at handling DWI is Baton Rouge City Court. Contact us at (225) 964-6720 if you or someone you know has a DWI or DUI in City Court.
The Baton Rouge City Court Law on DWI
In Baton Rouge City Court, the crime of operating or driving a vehicle while intoxicated means operating or handing a car, aircraft, vessel, watercraft and any other means of transportation when:
- You are under the influence of alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
- Your blood alcohol concentration is about 0.08 per cent or even more based on the grams of alcohol
- You are under the influence of any controlled substances whether schedule I, II, III, IV and V.
- You are under the influence of both alcoholic beverages and drugs which may be legally obtainable.
- You are under the influence of legally obtainable drugs but the intoxication happened because of the overdose of the drugs.
Once you are stopped for DWI, you need to show the officials your driver’s license, vehicle registration documents and insurance proof. If these documents are missing, other charges may be included. This is why you are always advised to carry all your driving documents when operating a vehicle because you never can tell what will happen next.
Also, you will be required to take a blood test or a breath test to check for alcohol and drugs. If you refuse to take the tests, your driver’s license may be suspended for up to 2 years. That will be very bad especially if your job demands you to drive around.
Penalty For DWI in Baton Rouge City Court
In Baton Rouge, if you are arrested for the first time and found guilty, your penalty will be a fine of not less than three hundred dollars and not more than one thousand dollars and a prison term of not less than ten days and not more than six months.
There are several things to be put into consideration when judging a DWI case such as the amount of alcohol concentration, if you were driving with a child and so on.
Baton Rouge DWI Lawyers
If you or your loved one has been arrested and charged with DWI and has court in Baton Rouge City Court, then reach out to us as we have years of experience in handling DWI cases.
We have helped so many people in Baton Rouge handle their DWI cases at the Baton Rouge City Court. We can help you get your charges reduced and try to bargain with the court on your behalf. Remember that legal help matters in your case.
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