Louisiana police recently arrested two individuals for allegedly driving while impaired. They are both facing a number of charges. If convicted, the consequences may be significant. Both of these individuals would likely fair better in their legal proceedings if they have an experienced criminal defense attorney on their side.
According to a recent report, in a 24 hour period from May 6 to May 7, police in Baton Rouge arrested two women -- ages 38 and 42 -- for suspected DWI. In regard to the 38-year-old, this is said to be her fourth DWI offense. She was also cited for driver's license and auto insurance violations. As a documented repeat offender, the consequences tied to a conviction for this most recent offense could result in serious jail time, fines and a number of other consequences. With the assistance of legal counsel, she may be able to seek case dismissal, charge reduction or take any steps necessary to achieve the best outcome possible under the circumstances.
In regard to the 42-year-old, this is said to be her first offense. She was also cited for reckless operation, failure to maintain control and following too closely. Penalties if she is convicted include jail time, fines and the temporary loss of driving privileges. With the assistance of legal counsel, she may be able to achieve a case dismissal, charge reduction or alternative sentencing. It all really depends on the facts of her case.
DWI charges are treated seriously in the state of Louisiana. The penalties tied to a conviction can have significant short and long-term consequences. With the right criminal defense attorney on one's side, the proper legal course of action can be taken and the best possible outcome for the client achieved.