DUI and DWI



Getting arrested for DWI is usually preceded by a mistake. Don’t let your next mistake be not contacting an attorney to fight for you. A single conviction for a first offense DWI in Louisiana can have serious consequences and create major complications on your everyday life, affecting everything from your driver’s license to your budget. When you or a loved one is charged with DWI, you should seek an experienced attorney. At the Donovan Law Firm, we can create a legal strategy in your defense that will ensure you are not overcharged and minimize the consequences that you may face.

By visiting our website and researching attorneys to represent you in your case, you are taking the right first step in protecting yourself against the charges you face. Under current Louisiana law, DWI has escalating penalties depending on how many times an individual has been convicted of the offense of DWI. As an example, a charge of a first offense DWI is a misdemeanor, but a charge of the third offense or over is a felony charge.  A felony charge is defined as a crime with a punishment of at least one year of jail time.  Of course, the best way to avoid these types of consequences is to make responsible decisions, but we know mistakes happen. By requesting a video of your arrest, police reports, and listening to your story, we can formulate a strategy to defend your claim. In determining a strategic path to defend your case, we may also consider special circumstances including, but not limited to, situations in which you should not have been stopped, incorrect administration of the field sobriety test, and medical conditions or other causes for impairment outside of drugs and alcohol. An attorney can help protect your rights and, most importantly, your freedom. 

As a lawyer, it is my job to analyze your case and provide you with the best defense against the charges made by the State. We can begin this process by scheduling a free consultation, at which we can discuss the details of your arrest and address any questions or concerns you may have regarding your case. If you have been arrested for DWI, please call our office and allow us to assist you as you face these charges