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DWI Lawyer Serving Shenandoah and All of Baton Rouge

The Barkemeyer Law Firm are DWI lawyers in the Shenandoah area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Carl Barkemeyer has spent 18 years defending misdemeanor DWI/DUI charges in Shenandoah and throughout other areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr Barkemeyer has unique expertise in DWI/DUI law in Louisiana. The team at the Barkemeyer Law Firm of Shenandoah provides clients facing DWI with the best representation for a number of related offenses.

DWI Offenses Our Shenandoah Attorneys Frequently Represent

  • Misdemeanor DWI/DUI
  • Felony DWI/DUI
  • Multiple Offense DWI
  • Underage DUI
  • Reckless Driving
  • Out Of State Offenses
  • 1st Time DWI/DUI Charges
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Drivers License/Hardship License
  • Driving With Open Container


When Might You Need Shenandoah DWI Lawyer

You’re on your way home after having one or several drinks at a local bar or your favorite pub. A police officer notices that you cross the center yellow line in the road and decides to pull you over. He questions you as to where you may be going. From here, he asks you to take a field sobriety test.  You agree. After the test, the officer explains to you that you didn’t fail the field sobriety test.  However, he reasons that he is going to bring you to the police station for a breathalyzer.

You fail the breathalyzer and receive a summons for DUI.  Surprisingly after that you can go home. You assume that the situation isn’t that bad since you weren’t actually booked. What you don’t realize is that this is the way DWI’s are currently being handled in the era of COVID and prison systems overcrowding.  The officer tells you not to worry about it, however what you should know is that this should be a major concern for you unfortunately.

The next day you do a little research on the topic of Shenandoah, Louisiana DWI.  You are quickly overwhelmed with all the information and requisite processes, you feel anxious at the prospect of jail time and large fines. After hours of research, you vaguely remember reading about administrative hearings, a 30-day deadline, a criminal court case, and something called Article 894. You soon realize that you’re in over your head, especially given the serious consequences of a conviction.  This is part of the reason why it is incredibly beneficial to hire a DUI/DWI lawyer – and quickly.

Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney is well aware of the fact that every individual is unique and every situation is different. However, we also know the law and how to defend clients who are facing DWI charges in Shenandoah, LA.. We will take the stress off you and ease your mind by working with you and answering your questions and if hired fighting for your rights.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence In Shenandoah Louisiana

Without proper representation the likelihood of server penalties for DWI increases significantly. The consequences depend on many factors and the circumstances of the offender, but generally, the penalties for DWI conviction can include some of the following:

  • Hefty fines that can be reduced with the help of an attorney
  • Car insurance increase and penalties
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Driving school and mandatory defensive driving classes
  • MADD Victim Impact Panel
  • Rehab and alcohol treatment programs
  • AA meetings
  • Installation of ignition interlock devices,
  • Financial responsibilities to any car accident victims
  • Jail time
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Why Hire A DUI Lawyer for Shenandoah Charges?

Something individuals facing DWI often do mistakenly is to hire an attorney that doesn’t frequently defend DWI cases. People often think the average attorney is  the same and can handle DWI. This is absolutely not true and it’s something you should be  aware of. It’s crucial to hire a proficient and experienced DWI attorney who knows DWI/DUI law and Louisiana law. You should also find a lawyer you trust and who you are comfortable with.  Failing to do so will lead you to a terrible fate from your DWI charges.

Why Carl Barkemeyer and Not Someone Else?

For over 18 years, Barkemeyer Law Firm has been successfully defending clients for DWI in Louisiana. With many years of experience, our team possesses a strong ability to make efficient and effective decisions regarding DWI cases. Our firm has established relationships with many key officials throughout Louisiana’s courts, enabling us to represent clients quickly and effectively. When you choose us to handle your DWI case in Shenandoah or anywhere else in Louisiana, you benefit from our deep expertise and proven track record of success.

Wondering about the cost of hiring a DWI attorney in Shenandoah LA?

Typically, fees will range between $3,500-10,000 depending on the complexity of your case. Rest assured, this encompasses the necessary time and expertise needed to provide effective representation in your defense.

Get Transparent and Straight-Forward DUI Defense Pricing with Carl Barkemeyer

Carl Barkemeyer provides clients with an all-inclusive, established flat fee for our cases. This means that you can expect the exact price upfront, with no surprising invoices later on. Over the past two decades, we have been practicing criminal law, giving us the knowledge to properly evaluate your case and provide a fair flat fee. For example, our flat fee for representing you for a DUI in both criminal court and hearing is $4,000, which covers all aspects of representation until your case is resolved – whether it’s dismissal, diversion program, conviction, 894 plea, and more. If you decide to go to trial, we will provide you with an upfront fee for that option as well.

Payment Of Attorney Fees For Your Shenandoah Louisiana DWI/DUI

We offer many forms of payment options in many different situations that require half the fee upfront. Then all you need to do is simply make payments on the  remaining balance. We accept numerous forms of payment: credit card, cash, money orders, PayPal,  apps, cashiers checks etc. If you want to hire a Baton Rouge DUI lawyer you can contact us for a virtual appointment if needed. We save our clients time and money by operating efficiently. 

Fighting a DUI case in Shenandoah

There can be several different options that exist when fighting a DUI case in Louisiana. When you speak with Barkemeyer Law Firm, you should understand there are hundreds of  different ways which we can use to fight for you. These defenses include challenging the DUI stop, your arrest, BAC test, and more.

DWI Expungements

You might be wondering if it is possible to expunge a DWI. There are lots of factors that determine if expungement is possible, most importantly you must qualify and be eligible. In any case, the process is NOT automatic. It is best to consult your DUI lawyer to file a motion for the expungement of your arrest and conviction to clean your record and protect your future.

You Want to Hire an Experienced DWI Attorney in Shenandoah

It certainly can be very scary to face a DWI. The law tends to frown at drivers who operate motor vehicles under the influence and prosecutors are under political pressure to prosecute such cases harshly. The good news is you don’t have to face it alone.  If the police catch you for driving under the influence, the first thing you will want to do is to reach out to Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney – immediately. Wasting any time can negatively affect your case. 

Contacting Mr. Barkemeyer today to have a free consultation is highly recommended. We offer emergency DWI attorney services, and can assist you no matter how bad your situation may be. We defend clients all throughout Shenandoah, Baton Rouge and Louisiana. 

Contact Our Shenandoah DWI Lawyers Today

A DUI or DWI is a serious situation that requires immediate attention of a Baton Rouge DUI lawyer. Contact Shenandoah DWI lawyer, Carl Barkemeyer at (225) 964-6720.


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