DWI Arrest In East Or West Louisiana?

Many people arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Louisiana are surprised to learn how little alcohol it takes to push their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the .08 percent limit.

Police and prosecutors in Baton Rouge and throughout east and west Louisiana take their responsibilities seriously when it comes to protecting our streets and roads from drunk drivers ... and they should. Every year, hundreds of people are killed or seriously injured because of DWI drivers. But in their zeal, police often forget that they need reasonable probable cause to make a traffic stop and detain the driver. At the scene, inexperienced police officers often administer field sobriety tests incorrectly or misinterpret a driver's actions, often resulting in false DUI charges. At the police station, civil rights may be ignored and results of breath, blood or urine tests may be misread or handled poorly.

If you have been charged with drunk driving in east or west Louisiana, will your DWI defense attorney know what to look for when fighting to protect your rights? Call 225-378-9990 right away.

I am criminal defense attorney Neal Wilkinson in Baton Rouge. I began my legal career in 1975 as a prosecutor in the attorney general's office in Baton Rouge. In 1979, I started my own law firm, concentrating primarily on criminal defense representation. Over the past 35 years, I have successfully represented hundreds of clients facing conviction and loss of their driver's license because of DWI. I am confident I can help you.

A Lawyer Who Investigates Every Detail And Handles Everything

Call me to discuss the legal process you are facing. Whether this is your first offense or you have been here before, I can help. I will immediately begin protecting your rights by investigating:

  • Probable cause: Did the police have reasonable cause to suspect you were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and posed a danger to yourself and other drivers on the road?
  • Illegal search and seizure: Did the police illegally confiscate a bottle or other evidence from your car or person at the traffic stop?
  • BAC test: Did the police administer the field sobriety test and BAC blood, Breathalyzer or urine test according to strict standards and procedures?
  • Custody of evidence: Did the police handle the BAC test results precisely according to legal procedure established by the courts?

If You Know You Were DWI

The reality may be that you were caught dead-to-rights driving while intoxicated. If that is the case, DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY without having experienced legal representation. Because of my experience and reputation, I am often able to work out a resolution with the prosecutor that will not include the harsh penalties that can result. I can also help you find ways to get your driver's license back or maintain some driving privileges under certain conditions.

Free Consultation

Call my office in Baton Rouge at 225-378-9990 or send an email, including a brief explanation of your circumstances. I will set up a time to meet with you as soon as possible.