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Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

An arrest for suspicion of a criminal offense can be frightening, confusing and embarrassing. But anger, fear or shame will not get you out of the trouble you are facing. Do not try to run and hide. Get guidance and legal counsel as soon as possible following an arrest. With an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your corner, you can be confident that your rights to due process in the criminal justice system will be protected. The state and federal constitutions guarantee certain rights when your liberty is at stake. Attorney Michael L. Tyler fights in your corner when the stakes are high to minimize harsh penalties for:

  • Shoplifting
  • Drug charges
  • Assault
  • Trespassing
  • DWI

He will ensure your rights are upheld. Call The Tyler Law Firm, LLC, at 225-395-0950 to speak with him about your arrest.

Exploring Your Options When Penalties For A Drunk Driving Conviction Are Steep

Louisiana’s laws punishing those convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) by alcohol and/or drugs are harsh. First-time offenders found with the legal limit of .08% blood alcohol content (BAC) or higher face high fines from $300 to $1,000 and imprisonment from 10 days to six months. In these cases, the court may suspend the sentence by placing the driver on probation and ordering completion of:

  • Serving 48 hours in jail
  • Serving 32 hours in a community service project
  • Participating in a driver improvement course
  • Participating in a substance abuse program

The court may also order the driver to install an ignition interlock device on their car during the probation period.

If a driver is found to have BAC above .20%, the fine is from $750 to $1,000 with driver’s license suspension for two years and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device for one year. Second and third offenses within a 10-year period increase the penalties. The state reserves the right to seize, impound and sell an offender’s vehicle following a third DWI conviction.

Under the state’s Child Endangerment Law, additional penalties apply if children 12 years old or younger are riding in the car.

Stop Worrying About Worse-Case Scenarios And Call A Criminal Defense Attorney Today

As you are reading this, the prosecution is already building a hard and fast case against you. Ignoring traffic tickets or avoiding pending court dates for criminal charges can make matters much worse for you. The sooner you speak with a knowledgeable, aggressive criminal law attorney, the better for your defense. Email or call The Tyler Law Firm, LLC, at 225-395-0950.