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DWI cases have criminal and administrative consequences

Individuals facing driving while intoxicated charges in Louisiana may have to deal with more penalties than they realize. DWI cases are, in fact, two-fold in that they have both criminal and administrative consequences attached to them. You need to make sure you deal with both simultaneously. Many people only focus on the criminal side of the matter which only comes back to hurt them in the end.

Alcohol may be readily available in various establishments all over the state, but that does not mean that any level of driving under the influence of alcohol is tolerated. Yes, the state has set blood-alcohol limits, just like everywhere else, but police can arrest you simply for showing signs of impairment, even if your BAC is still below the legal limit.

The Breathalyzer test: take it or refuse it?

If you ever find yourself pulled over by a police officer in Louisiana for suspected impairment, you may feel that doing everything the officer asks you to will serve your best interests. Complying with police demands usually is a good way to go, but sometimes it is okay to say no. This is particularly true if asked to take a Breathalyzer test.

To take it or not to take it? That is the question. You could make a valid argument to do either. There may be consequences either way. You just have to do what you feel will better serve you in the long run.

How does your DUI affect your job?

Whether it was your birthday, you just broke up with your long-time companion or you were simply blowing off steam with some friends, the night out took a bad turn. What may have started off well ended with you being accused of and arrested for DUI.

Your recent DUI arrest has likely left you with many questions. In addition to legal matters, such as what happens from this point forward and what penalties you might face, you may be concerned about how a DUI on your record will affect your life, particularly your job.

White collar crime charges are a serious threat to your future

If you are facing criminal charges of any kind, you would be wise to take your situation seriously. There is much at stake, but it is possible to build and present a strong defense, even when facing serious charges. This includes all types of white collar crime charges.

Many Louisiana residents may make the mistake of underestimating the serious nature of a white collar crime charge. Despite the lack of a violent element to these cases, they can still result in serious, even life-altering penalties if you are convicted. You would be wise to start building your defense strategy as early as possible, even if you have only learned about a pending investigation.


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