Driving under the influence (DUI). Driving while intoxicated (DWI). Operating while impaired (OWI). No matter what you call it, drunk driving is a crime in Louisiana. Individuals who have been arrested for an impaired-driving offense can expect a number of serious penalties–unless they choose to fight their charge. If you have currently found yourself in this situation, it may be worth speaking to an attorney to learn more about the state’s DUI/DWI/OWI laws so you know exactly what to expect.
Louisiana BAC Limits
In Louisiana, you can be charged with “per se” drunk driving if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over a certain limit–even if your driving abilities are unaffected by alcohol. For drivers over 21, this limit is .08%; although you may face an enhanced penalty if your BAC is .15% or higher. Due to the state’s Zero Tolerance laws regarding underage drinking, drivers under 21 could face a DUI/DWI/OWI charge for operating a vehicle with a BAC of .02% or higher.
Speak To A Louisiana Defense Lawyer Today
While the laws are quite clear on what constitutes a drunk-driving offense, the evidence is not always accurate. Attorney J. Bradley Cockrell has handled a number of DUI/DWI/OWI offenses, which gives him the knowledge and training necessary to defend you against the charges you are facing at this moment.
For a free consultation on your Louisiana DUI/DWI/OWI offense, please contact our law office by filling out our online form now.
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