Baton Rouge DUI / DWI Lawyers
Attorney Stephen Babcock Protects The Rights of Those Accused With DWI
If you have been accused of driving while intoxicated or under the influence in Baton Rouge, you’re facing some serious charges. Penalties in the state of Louisiana for driving drunk are severe.
A Baton Rouge DUI Lawyer Can Help
For the first offense, you’re facing between two days and six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and a license suspension for 90 days. For the second offense, you’re facing anywhere between 30 days and 6 months in jail, a $1,000 fine, and a one-year license suspension. For the third offense, you’re facing between 45 days and 5 years in prison, a $2,000 fine, and a two-year license suspension. For the fourth offense, you’ll be facing up to 30 years in prison, a $5,000 fine, and a two-year license suspension.
Facing such severe consequences is frightening. You need a DWI lawyer you can feel confident with. Babcock Trial Lawyers will analysis the evidence surrounding your case and provide legal advice. We’ll stand beside you in court and provide guidance.
If you have been accused of a DUI or DWI, call a Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyer before you do anything else. Remember anything you say, can be held against you in a court of law. Never speak to anyone about your case without a lawyer present.
Babcock Trial Lawyers is ready to fight for you. Call us at (225) 500-5000 for a free case review. Our representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide assistance.
Drunk Drivers During Mardi Gras
The Mardi Gras season and carnival celebration brings joy to many residents of the New Orleans area and attracts tens of thousands of tourists. Unfortunately, this period is also responsible for many tragedies. According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, Mardi Gras is the single most dangerous holiday on Louisiana roadways.
Deaths Related to Alcohol
Last year during the five-day celebration, 68% of deaths occurred from alcohol-related crashes, which is above the annual state average of 48%. In 2014, there were 601 crashes that resulted in either injuries or fatalities. With these alarming statistics, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings and stay safe.
Be Safe and Responsible
So if you know you will be drinking, be responsible. Law enforcement will be at an all-time high looking for intoxicated drivers. Criminals also loiter around the parade routes and Bourbon Street, looking for tourists and intoxicated people to target and take advantage of especially when they are alone, so stick together.
Only drink beverages that a bartender made in front of you. This is another way criminals find victims to prey on. Know what hotel you are staying in and where it is located in case you get separated from your group. Lastly, if you know that you have had over the legal BAC limit of .08% call a cab or Uber or rely on another means of public transportation. Louisiana law requires you to take a breath, blood or urine test if you are arrested for a DWI. So don’t take that chance and put your life and others surrounding you at risk.