DUI / DWI
St. Mary Parish DUI Defense Lawyer
South Louisiana DUI Attorneys Focused on Results
The days when a drunk driving offense was treated as a "ticket" are long gone. Today, if you are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) anywhere in Louisiana, the consequences you face are severe.
The most basic first offense — if you tested over the .08 limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) but did not cause an accident or have a minor child under the car — carries penalties including a suspension of your driver’s license, a fine and even jail time. If you have prior DUI convictions or other circumstances apply, you may be looking at vehicle impoundment, mandatory ignition interlock, a year or longer in jail and other life-changing penalties.
We Will Fight for Your Rights and Freedoms
The bottom line here: you need a good DUI defense attorney on your side — one with trial experience, excellent negotiating skills and a solid reputation in the courts and community. We encourage you to contact us at The Law Firm of Ramsey, Skiles, Streva & Bourgeois, LLC, for:
- Thorough investigation of your case, including whether the traffic stop was legal and whether breath, blood or other alcohol testing equipment was used properly
- Personal attention to your life circumstances and goals, such as keeping your criminal record clean, protecting your job and continuing to drive, at least on a limited basis
- Proven ability to fight against conviction in court or negotiate with prosecutors for manageable consequences if that is the best path
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
One of the biggest myths people wrongly accept is that, if you are arrested for DUI in Louisiana, the consequences will be the same with or without a defense lawyer. Not only does facing this charge alone basically guarantee conviction, but you will also sacrifice any ability to get fines reduced, avoid reporting probation or otherwise benefit from our legal knowledge and skills. We are prepared to represent you whether you tested over the limit or refused the test. Our experience extends to first DUI offenses and more serious criminal charges. Our firm will guide you through everything required in both your criminal case and related to your driver's license. To put a proven St. Mary Parish DUI defense attorney to work on your case, contact us at 985-395-9247 or send us e-mail now.