Getting arrested for drunk driving in Baton Rouge, Louisiana can cause a big headache. Driving a motor vehicle while drunk greatly increases the risk of being involved in highway accidents, often resulting in serious injury or death. Drugs that negatively impair a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle in a safe manner may be illegal or may be medication that has been prescribed by your doctor, such as sedatives, tranquilizers, antidepressants and pain relievers. They may even be medicines that you have purchased at the drug store, including cold medicines. Combining alcohol and drugs further increases the risk of highway crashes.
If you are reading this, you may recently have been arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence), also known as DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). If you have a drunk driving arrest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the first thing you MUST do is seek the assistance of a skilled DWI attorney as soon as possible. Your specialized DWI defense lawyer will explain the consequences of your arrest and will take you through any pre-trial, trial, and sentencing that may apply to your case. He will also request a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If this is not done in a timely fashion, your driver’s license may be automatically suspended.
Safe driving involves multi-tasking and alertness during constantly changing traffic conditions. The use of alcohol or drugs may significantly hamper the skills needed to safely operate an automobile.
Police officers use a variety of tests and procedures to determine if you were driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Carl Barkemeyer is a Baton Rouge DWI Lawyer. He has handled hundreds of DWI charges in his career. He has defended clients charged with DWI in many parishes throughout Louisiana. He knows how the various judges and prosecutors operate from St. Mary Parish all the way up to Shreveport.
Importantly, he understands that current laws as they pertain to drunk driving in Louisiana. He will fight to protect your license and protect your rights.
Contact Baton Rouge DWI Lawyer Carl Barkemeyer at (225) 964-6720 to discuss your case.