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DWI Attorney in Lincoln Parish

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, and more.

DWI Law Firm

The Barkemeyer Law Firm is composed of multiple attorneys that primarily defend clients for DWI and DUI. We have a combined over 100 years of experience defending clients charged with drunk driving in all areas of Louisiana. Our DWI lawyers frequently represent clients at the Third Judicial District Court in Ruston and Ruston Municipal Court.

We help with all aspects of the DWI case including: temporary license, DMV Administrative Hearing, hardship license, arraignment, criminal court hearings, additional DWI-related charges, negotiations with the prosecutor, decisions regarding the interplay between criminal case and license case, professional license issues, employment issues, CDL drivers, car insurance, college enrollment issues, and DWI expungements.

Carl Barkemeyer wrote the published book on DWI: Practical Information for the Accused and Attorneys in Louisiana.
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.


Students at Louisiana Tech and Grambling University

We represent students at Louisiana Tech and Grambling 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.

Additionally, we keep the parents and the student informed of the process as it proceeds. Particularly if this is your child’s first offense, the road ahead can seem stressful. We help reduce the stress by informing everyone of what is happening and why. If your child is a student at Louisiana Tech and got arrested for DWI or any other criminal charge, feel free to call us at 318-716-3441 to discuss options.

Courts in Ruston

If you’ve been arrested in Lincoln Parish, then you will have court in one of the two courthouses in Ruston, La. If the arrest was for a felony charge or if your misdemeanor summons or arrest was outside the city limits of Ruston, you’ll have court at the Third Judicial District Court (Lincoln Parish Court), located at 100 West Texas Avenue in downtown Ruston, LA. If you received a DWI in the city limits of Ruston, you’ll have court at Ruston Municipal Court located at 401 N. Trenton, Ruston, LA. Either way, the process for attending court is similar in many ways. Make sure you wear the proper attire for court which means no shorts, no hats, no cell phones, and no sleeveless tops. Be on time for court, which usually begins at 8:30 am.


Ruston Municipal Court
Ruston Municipal Court
Third Judicial District Courthouse
Third Judicial District Courthouse

DWI-Related Charges

Many times, during a DWI arrest, the police officer may include additional criminal charges. In addition to providing representation for DWI and DUI, our Ruston DWI lawyers defend clients with other criminal charges such as reckless driving, careless operation of a vehicle, improper lane use, no license, hit and run, disturbing the peace, resisting an officer, possession of drugs, criminal damage to property, flight from an officer, theft, and more. Our lawyers can help with all types of criminal cases in Lincoln Parish.

Important Resources

Ruston Municipal Court

Ruston Police Department

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office

Third Judicial District Court

Lincoln Parish Jail


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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, and all of Louisiana.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is not formal legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.

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