Multiple DWI, DUI And OWI
If convicted of drunk driving charges, you could face several consequences, including jail time, driver’s license suspension and increased insurance rates. If this is the second, third or subsequent time you have faced drunk driving charges, the penalties will increase with each offense. It is wise to seek help from an attorney who can formulate and execute a solid defense strategy on your behalf.
My law firm Donald D. Cleveland, APLC, is located in Lafayette, Louisiana. I provide defense services to people charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated), DUI (driving under the influence) and OWI (operating while intoxicated).
My legal practice is built on professionalism, integrity and compassion. As your Lafayette multiple DUI defense lawyer, I can immediately begin building a strong defense on your behalf. Contact me today.
Act Quickly To Maintain Your Driving Privileges
If you have been arrested for DWI, you have 30 days from the date of your arrest to file for an administrative driver’s license hearing. If you do not file for the hearing, you will lose your driver’s license automatically. I represent clients at administrative hearings and help them keep their driving privileges.
Questions I Ask About DWI Charges
I gather all evidence pertaining to the DWI/DUI/OWI charges you face, including all records of the traffic stop and the arresting officer’s statement. I ask questions such as:
- Did law enforcement have probable cause for the traffic stop?
- Did law enforcement administer the standardized field sobriety test(s) correctly?
- Did law enforcement administer the chemical test(s) properly?
- Did law enforcement follow all rules and procedures before, during and after the traffic stop and arrest?
If I can find that any of the above questions can be answered with a “no,” it may be possible to have the charges against you dropped or reduced.
When you are facing a second, third or subsequent drunk driving arrest, I act with urgency and thoroughness to fight against the charges. My ultimate goal is to help you avoid a conviction and the following penalties:
- Second DWI offense: You could face a mandatory 48 hours and up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and possible driver’s license suspension for up to four years.
- Subsequent DWI offense: A third or subsequent offense could be handled as a felony, with the possibility of a 30-year prison sentence.