New Orleans DWI Attorney
DWI Penalties in Louisiana
Penalties for conviction on a DWI offense can be extremely harsh first-time
a first time offense, you can pay fines up to $1000.00 and be incarcerated
for up to 6 months. Subsequent DWI convictions can result in imprisonment
for up to 30 years, with the first several years being served without
the possibility of parole or probation. No DWI charge should be treated
lightly or with the hope that the court will be lenient in your case.
If you have been charged, you are entitled to be represented by an attorney,
and should exercise this right as fast as possible. It can make all the
difference in your case.
The Tonry Law Firm has worked for years to assist those accused of criminal
acts. Their attorneys are committed to returning your phone calls quickly,
usually within 24 hours. They work to aggressively safeguard your rights
while developing and implementing a strategy to pursue a positive resolution,
either in court or through negotiating on your behalf. When a determined
New Orleans DUI/DWI defense lawyer from the firm takes on your case, you will be represented by someone who
is AVVO rated and chosen as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial
Lawyers Association (for the years 2009-2011). The firm's hard-hitting
criminal defense actions are designed with only one objective - to obtain the best possible
outcome to the charges against you.
Getting Your DWI/DUI Charges Reduced or Dropped
Fortunately, there are many DWI defenses that may be possible in your case.
An unlawful police stop can result in the charges against you being dismissed.
If the evidence against you came from an illegal search and seizure, it
will not be admissible in court. Chemical tests are known to have flaws,
both in how they are administered and in the testing units that are used
to perform them. If errors in these tests are found, a prosecutor's
case can be severely weakened. It is important, though, that the firm
be involved early in your case in order to maximize your chances for a
When you were arrested, both a criminal case and an administrative license
suspension action were started against you. Now is the time to take up
your defense so that your freedoms can be protected.
Contact a Chalmette DWI attorney
from the firm to learn how your charges can be defended and your rights