Fighting Drunk Driving Charges In Baton Rouge
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), also known as driving under the influence (DUI), you can face harsh potential consequences. If convicted, your driver’s license will be suspended or revoked. You will face steep fines and even potential probation or jail time. The decisions you make at this time are paramount to protecting your driver’s license, your pocketbook and your freedom.
At Messina & Kiefer, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against drunk driving charges in Baton Rouge and throughout surrounding Louisiana communities. Our father-daughter legal team will work with you personally to guide you through the legal process, working together to limit the damage to the greatest possible extent.
Challenging DUI/DWI Evidence
A drunk driving charge does not equal a conviction. Even if police claim to have an “open and shut” case against you, you have rights and are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. If your constitutional rights were violated at any time during the stop or arrest, it may be possible to get your charges dismissed altogether. Our lawyers know how to successfully challenge the validity of breath tests, field sobriety tests and other elements of a drunk driving arrest. We will do everything in our power to get your charges dismissed. When the evidence is stronger, we will seek the best possible outcome, whether that is reduced charges, alternative sentencing or acquittal.
Defending You On All Fronts
A drunk driving case runs along two tracks: the criminal proceedings of fighting the charge and the administrative process of protecting your Louisiana driver’s license. We will defend your rights on both fronts, including hearings before the Department of Public Safety & Corrections, Louisiana.
We Are Here To Help
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Baton Rouge drunk driving defense lawyer, please contact us online or call us at 225-343-9422. We can also consult on cases involving those accused of or arrested for marijuana possession, drug distribution or drug trafficking as it related to a vehicular crime.