In Louisiana, DWI is not just limited to offenses involving alcohol. You can also be charged with DWI if you are operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of prescription medication, illegal drugs and other controlled substances. Any drug-related DWI charge should be treated very seriously; the state vigorously prosecutes all drug and DWI cases, and puts the full resources of the police and prosecutor's office behind its case.
At The Law Office of Ernest J. Bauer, Jr., I help you level the playing field by ensuring that your case receives time and attention directly from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. I utilize aggressive defense strategies to try to obtain favorable solutions in drug-related DWI cases involving all types of drugs and illicit substances. Using proactive negotiations with prosecutors and assertive advocacy techniques, I may be able to resolve your case before a trial puts you and your family through unneeded stress during this already difficult time in your lives.
Common DWI Drug Situations
DWI drug cases often stem from a routine traffic stop. After an officer observes a car swerving, speeding or breaking any type of traffic regulation, the officer determines that something is amiss. Even though officers may not smell alcohol, as they would in a traditional DWI situation, they follow routine procedures and take the suspect to the station for a blood test. If this test reveals the presence of controlled substances, an arrest and charges of drug DWI result.
You Have a Right to Remain Silent — Use It!
Do not talk to law enforcement officers or prosecutors without an attorney at your side protecting your rights. Call 504-610-5645 to arrange a free consultation with me, a Covington drug DWI attorney.
Defense Strategies I will use every available defense to help you fight allegations of drug DWI and any other criminal charges. In drug-related DWI cases, this often includes:
- Challenging test results: I analyze the blood test results, and I work with experts to assess what these results actually say about your blood chemistry. For example, if you took a prescription medication in the morning and were arrested for DWI later that night, the test would show the presence of the medication in your system. However, the drug would have dissipated enough that you would not be impaired.
- Challenging the validity of the traffic stop: Police must follow specific procedures during stops, and even more procedures when searching vehicles or making arrests. Any deviation from these may lead to a dismissal of charges or suppression of evidence.
Contact A Slidell Operating While Intoxicated Attorney
Contact me at 504-610-5645 for a free consultation.