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Your DWI Information Portal: Everything You Need to Know

DWI in Louisiana: What You Really Need to Know

Contents of Video

00:00 What is a DWI?
00:48 Two Cases
01:48 How Can a DWI Lawyer Help?
03:18 Penalties for DUI
04:40 How Much Does a DUI Cost?
05:22 How Long Does a DUI Stay on Driving Record?
05:45 How Long do They Hold You in Jail?
06:12 How Much is a DUI Ticket?
06:32 What Do I Need to Do After DWI Arrest?
06:48 What Am I Required to Do at a DUI Checkpoint?
07:10 How do Bonds Work?
07:41 How to Avoid Losing a CDL?
08:01 How to get a DUI off a Criminal Record?
08:24 What Happens to my License After Conviction?
08:38 What is the Legal Limit?
08:48 Need a DWI Lawyer?

DWI Laws, Fines, and Penalties

DWI FAQs

General

Breathalyzer

Car Insurance

Child Endangerment

Defenses

Driver’s License

First-Offense DWI

Multiple Offender DWI

Penalties

Record

School/Employment

Search/Arrest

Underage DWI

Legal Defense for DWI

More DWI Information

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 Most of what you read about DWI won’t even apply to your case.The information could be outdated, applicable to different state laws, written by bots, or written by an SEO content writer in India.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.

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.

Top Rated DWI Lawyers in 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 Baton Rouge, Lafayette, 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.

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.

Contact us if you need a lawyer for DWI in Louisiana.

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.

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DWI Lawyer in All Parishes and Cities in Louisiana

PARISHCITY
Acadia Parish, LouisianaCrowley, Louisiana
Allen Parish, LouisianaOberlin, Louisiana
Ascension Parish, LouisianaGonzales, Louisiana
Assumption Parish, LouisianaNapoleonville, Louisiana
Avoyelles Parish, LouisianaMarksville, Louisiana
Beauregard Parish, LouisianaDeRidder, Louisiana
Bienville Parish, LouisianaArcadia, Louisiana
Bossier Parish, LouisianaBenton, Bossier City
Caddo Parish, LouisianaShreveport, Louisiana
Calcasieu Parish, LouisianaLake Charles, Sulphur
Caldwell Parish, LouisianaColumbia, Louisiana
Cameron Parish, LouisianaCameron, Louisiana
Catahoula Parish, LouisianaHarrisonburg, Louisiana
Claiborne Parish, LouisianaHomer, Louisiana
Concordia Parish, LouisianaVidalia, Louisiana
De Soto Parish, LouisianaMansfield, Louisiana
East Baton Rouge Parish, LouisianaBaton Rouge, Prairieville, Zachary
East Carroll Parish, LouisianaLake Providence, Louisiana
East Feliciana Parish, LouisianaClinton, Louisiana
Evangeline Parish, LouisianaVille Platte, Louisiana
Franklin Parish, LouisianaWinnsboro, Louisiana
Grant Parish, LouisianaColfax, Louisiana
Iberia Parish, LouisianaNew Iberia, Louisiana
Iberville Parish, LouisianaPlaquemine, Louisiana
Jackson Parish, LouisianaJonesboro, Louisiana
Jefferson Davis Parish, LouisianaJennings, Louisiana
Jefferson Parish, LouisianaGretna, Metairie, Kenner, Harvey, Marrero
Lafayette Parish, LouisianaLafayetteYoungsville, Broussard
Lafourche Parish, LouisianaThibodaux, Louisiana
La Salle Parish, LouisianaJena, Louisiana
Lincoln Parish, LouisianaRuston, Louisiana
Livingston Parish, LouisianaLivingston, Louisiana
Madison Parish, LouisianaTallulah, Louisiana
Morehouse Parish, LouisianaBastrop, Louisiana
Natchitoches Parish, LouisianaNatchitoches, Louisiana
Orleans Parish, LouisianaNew Orleans, Louisiana
Ouachita Parish, LouisianaMonroe, West Monroe
Plaquemines Parish, LouisianaPointe A La Hache, Louisiana
Pointe Coupee Parish, LouisianaNew Roads, Louisiana
Rapides Parish, LouisianaAlexandria, Pineville
Red River Parish, LouisianaCoushatta, Louisiana
Richland Parish, LouisianaRayville, Louisiana
Sabine Parish, LouisianaMany, Louisiana
St. Bernard Parish, LouisianaChalmette, Louisiana
St. Charles Parish, LouisianaHahnville, Destrehan, Luling
St. Helena Parish, LouisianaGreensburg, Louisiana
St. James Parish, LouisianaConvent, Louisiana
St. John The Baptist Parish, LouisianaEdgard, LaPlace
St. Landry Parish, LouisianaOpelousas, Louisiana
St. Martin Parish, LouisianaSt. Martinville, Louisiana
St. Mary Parish, LouisianaFranklin, Morgan City
St. Tammany Parish, LouisianaCovington, Mandeville, Slidell
Tangipahoa Parish, LouisianaAmite, Hammond
Tensas Parish, LouisianaSt. Joseph, Louisiana
Terrebonne Parish, LouisianaHouma, Louisiana
Union Parish, LouisianaFarmerville, Louisiana
Vermilion Parish, LouisianaAbbeville, Louisiana
Vernon Parish, LouisianaLeesville, Louisiana
Washington Parish, LouisianaFranklinton, Louisiana
Webster Parish, LouisianaMinden, Louisiana
West Baton Rouge Parish, LouisianaPort Allen, Louisiana
West Carroll Parish, LouisianaOak Grove, Louisiana
West Feliciana Parish, LouisianaSt. Francisville, Louisiana
Winn Parish, LouisianaWinnfield, Louisiana
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Louisiana DWI & Criminal Lawyers

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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, Monroe, Lake Charles and all of Louisiana.

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