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Now here is a relatively common offense. Everyone wants to have a good time especially in the city of Louisiana. But on some occasions, some have too much of a good time and they still have to get home. Well, driving in such a drunken or intoxicated condition is a crime against the state of Louisiana. Carl Barkemeyer as an attorney has worked on various cases involving driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges throughout the region of the state of Louisiana. His DWI defense include the Lafayette Parish. So if you are in need of driving while intoxicated lawyer Lafayette, then you can contact Carl Barkemeyer and his team at Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney.

However at Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney, we defend both misdemeanor and felony DWI or DUI (driving under intoxication) charges. Carl Barkemeyer has handled hundreds of cases and more than a few DWI cases and hence has gained sufficient experience. Additionally, the team of lawyers at Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney have developed an effective system for handling cases of all sorts in the Lafayette criminal judicial system. A few of the other cases that the Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney team has worked on over the years include but are not limited to:

1.     Hit and run

2.     Open Container

3.     Felonies

4.     Resisting an officer

5.     Misdemeanors

6.     Underage driving while intoxicated (DWI)

7.     Reckless driving

With regard to driving while intoxicated charges, there are quite a few sub charges. They include

1.     Underage driving while intoxicated

2.     First time driving under intoxication

3.     Misdemeanor driving while intoxicated

4.     Multiple driving while intoxicated

5.     Out of state driving under intoxication

6.     Reckless driving and many more

If at any point, you or someone you know is arrested for any driving while intoxicated or driving under intoxication charge, Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney is here to assist when needed. It would benefit to know that any DWI or DUI related arrest, you have a period of 30 days to request for your driver's license. However, the Department of Public Safety would most likely try to hold on to your license for an extended period by suspending it. At this point, Carl Barkemeyer can help you handle the court or administrative hearing on your behalf. Additionally, he will help you understand the peculiarities of your driving while intoxicated charge and arrest. In so doing, he will also help you to understand the provisions made available to you by the justice system and the steps you should take. 

A driving while intoxicated or driving under intoxication (DWI or DUI) charge will most likely have a relatively negative effect on your record. Probably for the rest of your life. A relatively good driving while intoxicated lawyer Lafayette, will be able to help you mitigate these temporary and relatively permanent negative effects that the charges might incur.


Driving While Intoxicated Lawyer in Lafayette



A common mistake that most people make us that they believe that every lawyer is well trained and practiced in the handling of driving under intoxication cases. This is especially so in the state of Louisiana. Hiring a lawyer who does not regularly have contact with this kind of case could prove to be counterproductive in the end. Sadly, this is not the case with all criminal defense lawyers. You need a trustworthy DWI lawyer Lafayette. This way, you are more confident and assured when you attend a court hearing and appear at DMV hearings.

The sentence assigned to this crime is all dependent on the circumstances exactly surrounding the offender. A typical fine should involve fines that could be as little as a couple of hundred dollars to as much as thousands of dollars. There is usually an increase in premium car insurance policy following such incidents; probation and even community service and litter abatement. A few others include:

1.     MADD Victim Impact Panel

2.     Installation of ignition interlock devices

3.     Substance abuse evaluation and treatment

4.     Financial restitution the victims involved and

5.     Incarceration in a parish or prison for a period of up to six (6) months or even as long as a few years in the case of a felony DUI case.

Although driving while intoxicated and driving under intoxicated can be and are used interchangeably in a lot of states. If a difference must be made, some states allocate lesser charges to driving under intoxication (DUI). In such places, DUI usually signifies less significant intoxication with the person` (BAC)/ blood alcohol content used as a determinant at the time of arrest. In some states, driving under intoxication has been expanded to include other cases such as that of a drunken driver in the driver's seat. For instance, a person falling asleep in the driver seat with the keys in the ignition, even if the car is stagnant, the person could still be charged with DUIs.  

To avoid such charges, the solution could not be any simpler. Just avoid driving after drinking or when you feel you are no longer steady enough to drive.


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At Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney, we have a team of well-qualified lawyers who are willing to give their very best in service to our clients. In such times of trouble such as when receiving a court summons, it is easy to be stressed out and extremely anxious. As lawyers, we hope to be able to get the best possible result in whatever case we face. This is still the case for driving while intoxicated charge. We hope that at the end of everything, we can acquit our clients. but if the situation does not permit that we hope to be able to reduce the sentence in terms of severity and duration. Contact us today.


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