DWI Defense Attorney in Hammond, Amite, Ponchatoula
At the Barkemeyer Law Firm, our Tangipahoa DWI attorneys have defended hundreds of clients charged with DWI and DUI in Tangipahoa and throughout Louisiana. We know how to protect our clients from jail and criminal records that can haunt them forever. Once you hire us, we will take the stress of a DWI charge off of you. We will answer your questions and make sure you fully understand the process ahead. This should ease your mind. Our Tangipahoa DWI lawyers will then get to work to try to get the best result possible in your DWI case. See below for answers to common DWI questions.
Students at Southeastern Louisiana University
We represent students at Southeastern Louisiana University. Representing students requires a serious attention to resolving the case with the client’s criminal record as a high priority. Young people make mistakes that shouldn’t get them expelled from school nor should the mistake prevent them from pursuing their career. We know how to handle the case with these issues at the forefront. If your child is a student at Southeastern and got arrested for DWI or any other criminal charge, feel free to call us at 985-888-0009 to discuss options.
What happens when arrested for DUI in Tangipahoa?
After you are arrested and released, you should be given some paperwork for your DWI or DUI. There should be a temporary license included if you refused the breathalyzer or blew over the limit and the officer took your license. You have 30 days from the date of arrest to request an Administrative Hearing to fight the proposed suspension of your license. We handle that for our clients when we are hired on the DWI.
What does arrested for DUI mean?
It means you were booked on the DWI or DUI. Sometimes the police officer will release a defendant after arrested and booked. This is usually done in areas of jail overcrowding. Other times, a bond must be posted upon release. The bond ensures that the defendant will appear in court.
What is the process when arrested for DWI?
After you get out of jail and we handle the request of the Administrative Hearing, you will have a court date in criminal court. Court could be in Tangipahoa Parish District Court or Hammond City Court. Our DWI lawyers may be able to go to court for you on your arraignment date.
Arrested for DUI without breathalyzer?
If you refused the breathalyzer, you could still get arrested in Tangipahoa. The breathalyzer is only another piece of evidence or even a fact that supports probable cause for the arrest. The officer uses his observations of you as probable cause for a DWI arrest in Louisiana.
Arrested for DUI with child in car?
The Child Endangerment provision of the DWI statute in Louisiana provides for harsher sentences if you are convicted of a DWI while there is a child in the car. It includes mandatory jail time.
Can you get arrested for DUI days later in Louisiana?
Yes, it is possible to get arrested for a DWI days later, but it does not happen often. There must be some special facts that support the probable cause for the officer the reasonably believe you were driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs at an earlier time. Just because you were arrested for DWI, does not mean the prosecutor can prove the case at trial.
Can you be arrested for DUI under .08 in Louisiana?
Yes, it happens every day. The breathalyzer results only show the alcohol in the blood. If the officer believes you are under the influence of drugs as well, he may arrest you for DWI.
Can you be arrested for DWI at home?
Yes, if the officer has reason to believe you were just operating a vehicle while under the influence and you just arrived at home, he can arrest you.
Can you be arrested for DUI while sober?
Police officers make mistakes and arrest people for DUI that are not actually under the influence. This is why you need an experienced DWI attorney to help defend bogus DWI cases.
Friend got arrested for DUI…
The first thing you will need to do is hire a bondsman to get him out or you can post the entire bail amount. Hiring the bondsman will allow you to only pay approximately 10% of the bail amount. However, you do not get that back. If you put up the entire amount of the bail, you can get it all back after the case is over. He your friend does not go to court, you could lose that money.
Arrested for DUI while not driving?
If the officer does not see you driving, he may still arrest you if has reason to believe you were driving. For instance, he may ask you if you were driving. If you said that you were, this can support probable cause to arrest for DWI.
DWI Penalties in Tangipahoa Parish
Louisiana has some very harsh penalties for people who have a DWI conviction. First, your license gets suspended automatically, and this would stop you from doing normal everyday things that you are used to doing. This suspension is enforced even more if you have had a previous DWI charges brought up against you.
Apart from getting your license suspended, there are other DWI penalties which apply, and they are steep fines to pay, close home monitoring, heavy fees for reinstating your driving license, compulsory community service, and the worst, a jail sentence. Also, your record would be uploaded into every possible database at all possible levels.
The only way to get your punishments minimized is get the help of a professional DWI defense attorney that will make sure they use every known tool and technique of the courtroom to prove your innocence and get you an acquittal. Barkemeyer Law Firm is just the firm for this. Get in contact with Mr. Barkemeyer today if you or anyone you know is charged with DWI in Amite and the whole of Tangipahoa Parish.
Experienced Lawyers for Amite DWI
Reach out and get in contact with our credible and reputable DWI attorneys in Amite. It does not matter if you are a first time offender or you are a repeated offender, you need the best DWI defense lawyers to get the best result.
The Barkemeyer Law Firm has gained dozens of years of recognition for standing up for the rights of people who get arrested for driving while intoxicated in Louisiana. Mr. Barkemeyer has attained a very highly respected reputation as a DWI defense attorney. We are among the DWI law firms in Tangipahoa Parish, and our reputation precedes us.
After years of training and having yielded lots of victories, our DUI attorneys are among other successful DWI attorneys. The attorneys at Barkemeyer Law Firm are compassionate and would never judge you no matter what your situation may be. It is clear that individuals make mistakes and may even just have problems related to drinking and drugs. We want to make sure one mistake doesn’t ruin your life.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.
DWI Lawyer in Tangipahoa
We represent clients for DWI throughout Tangipahoa Parish, including DWI arrests in Hammond, Ponchatoula, Amite, and elsewhere. Contact us at 985-888-0009 if you need help with your DWI. We also defend clients in Tangipahoa regarding other criminal charges.