The state of Louisiana takes drinking and driving very seriously. If you are pulled over, and there is evidence that suggests that you are intoxicated, you will be charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence (OWI, sometimes called DWI or DUI). A DWI/DUI conviction can severely disrupt your future and have long-term consequences. At the Whiddon Law Office, our lawyer will advocate for you and help to protect your rights and best interests when you’ve been charged with driving under the influence offense. Call today to learn more.

Types of DWI/DUI Cases We Work On

Our experienced lawyer can help you when you are facing charges related to operating your vehicle while intoxicated and can provide representation for all of the following and more:

  • Felony DWI charges
  • Under DWI or minor in possession of alcohol charges
  • DWI license suspension hearings
  • Vehicular homicide (related and unrelated to driving while impaired)

DWI Penalties in Shreveport-Bossier

If you are convicted of a DWI/DUI, it means that the prosecution was able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were operating a motor vehicle which a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or great while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, or while under the influence of another substance or medication, including legal over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

The penalties for a DWI/DUI conviction in our state are harsh. While a first-offense DWI is usually charged as a misdemeanor, the conviction will carry the possibility of jail time, house arrest, probation, fines, and a driver’s license suspension. For a second-offense DWI, an interlock ignition device may be installed in the vehicle. For a third-offense DWI, the penalties are even more serious and can include up to five years in prison and potential vehicle seizure.

How Our Law Firm Can Help

If you have been charged with a DWI/DUI offense, the first thing that you should do is to call an experienced lawyer who can help you to understand your legal options and build your defense. At the Whiddon Law Office, we’ll help you by:

  • Reviewing the prosecution’s evidence against you
  • Poking holes in the prosecution’s evidence—for example, proving that the field sobriety test was improperly administered, that the breathalyzer test was defective, or that evidence was unlawfully obtained
  • Working with the prosecution to negotiate a plea bargain
  • Ensuring that your Constitutional rights are upheld throughout the entire criminal process
  • Advocating for your best interests

Call Today to Get the Help You Need

To learn more about your legal rights and how our law firm can help you when you need it the most, don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly. We know how terrifying it is to be charged with a DWI/DUI offense and how much is on the line for you. We are here to defend you and protect your rights. To learn more about our legal services and how our Shreveport-Bossier City DWI defense attorney can represent you, call us directly today or send us a message online.