Criminal Attorneys & DWI Lawyers in Covington, New Orleans, and Shreveport Louisiana
DWI Lawyer in Louisiana
Our goal in every DWI case is to keep our clients out of jail, keep them driving legally, and protect their criminal record. We know how to protect our client’s criminal record and driver’s license. We are accustomed to representing clients with much to lose. Our clients have been physicians, nurses, lawyers, accountants, engineers, professors, teachers, students, plant operators, contractors, offshore operators, businessmen, salespeople, active and retired military and more.
A Top Rated DWI Lawyer Louisiana
The Barkemeyer Law Firm is a DWI defense law firm. Our primary focus is defending clients charged with DWI in all areas of Louisiana. We have three offices located in Shreveport, Covington, and New Orleans so we can serve everyone who needs our help. Our firm is equipped with four attorneys that defend DUI charges every day. We have over 100 years of combined DWI defense experience.
DWI is a Problem
If your brother-in-law or buddy at work said you don’t need a lawyer for your DWI, you may want to question their true concern for you and/or their intelligence. If you do not care about what will happen to you or knowing why you are losing your license and going to jail for 48 hours, then go at it alone. Our clients have jobs, families, and criminal records that they are very concerned about. That is why they hire us immediately after their DWI arrest. Do not wait until your court date comes. There is a lot that must be done immediately after your arrest to preserve your rights.
30 Days After Arrest
You have 30 days from the date of arrest to request an administrative hearing to try to get your license back from testing over the limit or refusing the chemical tests. We will request this hearing for you and have the hearing. But, you must contact and hire before the time is up. Click here to learn more about DWI laws and penalties.
Not All Lawyers Can Properly Defend DWI
That brother-in-law may tell you to go to his lawyer for your DWI. But, DWI is a detailed area of law that most lawyers can never know all of the intricacies that can help a client. A lot of lawyers will take on DWI cases and just try to get through them, never really helping because they don’t know how. Our firm is a DWI defense law firm with locations throughout Louisiana. This is what we do. Mr. Barkemeyer gives advice and lectures regarding DWI laws to other lawyers. So, beware of your friend’s lawyer. Contact us if you need a real professional who knows Louisiana DUI.
Our Track Record
Sometimes we get asked, “What is Your Track Record?” We have defended thousands of DWI cases over dozens of years. We have seen it all when it comes to DWI stops and arrests in Louisiana. We have worked DWI cases in most parishes and cities in Louisiana. Many lawyers are scared to venture to a new town due to fear the court system will not accept them. We have been everywhere. Our knowledge and experience regarding DWI defense precedes our lawyers.
Goals for Your DWI Case: No Jail, Criminal Record, License
Our goal is to obtain the best possible results for our clients. What does this mean? First, we try to keep our clients from going to jail. We try to beat the case on the facts or mitigate through the negotiation process. Depending on your case, we may be able to work with the prosecutor to get a great result. Your criminal record is a huge concern for us because it is a huge concern for you. When know ways to protect it for the future. We fight to protect your driving privileges in Louisiana. If your license gets suspended, when call tell you how to continue to drive with a hardship license. If you have a professional license, such as a nursing license, we can inform you of how to handle the Board. All of these issues overlap in a Louisiana DWI case.
We Wrote the Book on DWI Defense
Given that every DWI case is different, it is not advisable to give a lot of weight to the information you read online about DWI. Most of what you read about DWI won’t even apply to your case.The information could be outdated, applicable to different state laws, written by bots, or written by an SEO content writer in India. We provide some information just to give you an idea of the issues in a DWI case. We advise you hire a DWI lawyer to give you any valuable advice. We offer paid consultations if you don’t or can’t hire a lawyer at this time but just need a little knowledge and advice for your specific case.
Steps After Arrest: Learn about the DWI process and the various steps that should be taken.
Before Court: Depending on your specific case, there may be things we can do now that will help the outcome in your case, such as evaluations and classes. Certainly, we must request the Administrative Hearing.
Hardship License: You may be eligible to obtain a hardship license to continue driving.
Long Term Consequences: DWI is not like a traffic ticket that you pay and be done with. It has lasting effects on your driving and criminal record that can affect your future.
Criminal Record: It is important to protect your criminal record the best way possible.
Defenses: There are various defenses to a DWI or DUI.
DWI Expungement: The expungement process is how we remove an arrest and/or conviction from your criminal record.
Employment Issues: Some employers will not hire people with DWIs on their record.
DWI v. DUI: They are essentially the same charge because they fall within the same statute.
Attorney Cost: Our costs very from case to case.
Felony DWI: DWI 3rd and 4th offense is a felony in Louisiana.
DWI Reductions/Dismissals: We try to get the DWI either dismissed or reduced if possible. If we can’t, we try to get it so that an expungement can be filed eventually.
Penalties for DWI: The penalties can include jail time, probation, community service, classes, treatment, license suspension, and more.
Information Portal: This page has many links to pages regarding specific issues regarding DWI.
We are Ready to Help
We are DUI attorneys dedicated to DUI defense in all parts of Louisiana. We have defended thousands of clients charged with DUI. We know all the ins and outs of providing effective representation for a DUI charge. Our DUI defense attorneys have a combined 100 years of DUI experience. If you are in search of a DUI attorney near me, give us a call. You won’t even have to come to our office, unless you prefer to. We can tell you over the phone how much a DUI will cost and how much the DUI will cost generally.
If you want the best DWI lawyer in Louisiana, choose the team at Barkemeyer Law Firm.
Find the location of your DWI arrest:
|Lake Charles, Sulphur
|Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Zachary
|Lake Providence, Louisiana
|Ville Platte, Louisiana
|New Iberia, Louisiana
|Gretna, Metairie, Kenner, Harvey, Marrero
|Lafayette, Youngsville, Broussard
|New Orleans, Louisiana
|Monroe, West Monroe
|Pointe A La Hache, Louisiana
|New Roads, Louisiana
|Hahnville, Destrehan, Luling
|St. Martinville, Louisiana
|Franklin, Morgan City
|Covington, Mandeville, Slidell
|St. Joseph, Louisiana
|Port Allen, Louisiana
|Oak Grove, Louisiana
|St. Francisville, Louisiana
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Louisiana DWI & Criminal Lawyers
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.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is not formal legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.