Louisiana takes drunk driving charges seriously and requires a legal defense that is just as serious. Your first DUI/DWI arrest can mean serious fines and other penalties, including up to $750 in fines, six months in jail, and a driver's license suspension of anywhere between 90 days and two years. If this is your third or fourth charge within the last ten years, you face five to 30 years, respectively in prison. I am Ernest Bauer, a Covington DWI defense lawyer, and I provide the serious defense you need to protect yourself from the serious penalties you may face.
If you are facing drunk driving charges, I can help. Contact me, a Louisiana criminal law attorney, online or call 504-610-5645 to schedule a meeting to discuss your case.
I Will Defend You, Not Judge You
As a Covington criminal defense lawyer, I will not judge you for your drunk driving charge and I will never give up fighting for the best possible outcome in your case. I care about helping you keep your driver's license, staying out of jail and getting the best possible outcome in your case.
I Will Fight to Have Your Charges Dropped or Reduced
While the penalties for drunk driving are serious, they are not certain. I investigate your case to make sure that the police did not violate your rights. During an investigation, I consider the following issues:
- Did the police have probable cause to arrest you?
- Did they collect evidence legally?
- Were you informed of your right to remain silent?
- Did they tell you that you have the right to your own attorney?
If any of your rights were violated you may have reason to get your charges dismissed or reduced to a traffic offense that does not include drunk driving charges. I also understand how to challenge Breathalyzer results and can challenge roadside sobriety tests. I also have extensive experience representing people who are facing their second or multiple DUI/DWI offenses.
Working to Protect Your Driver's License
If you failed the Breathalyzer test and were issued a ticket for drunk driving, you will face serious DWI/DUI charges in criminal court. You will also face a license suspension hearing by the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV). I will fight to protect your driving privileges at the OMV hearing.
Fighting for the Best Possible Outcome in Your Case
Not all DUI lawyers are the same. When you come to the Law Office of Ernest J. Bauer Jr., I promise that you will never feel like your lawyer has forgotten about you. From the moment we meet in your home or at the jail, I want you to have confidence that you have the right attorney on your side.
Call for a Consultation With a St. Tammany Parish Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with drunk driving, you need legal representation right away. Contact me, a Covington DWI defense attorney, online or call 504-610-5645 for an initial consultation to discuss your case. The initial consultation is free, and I can often arrange payment terms to help you pay for your defense.