Defense for DWI Charges in Opelousas, Louisiana

Were you arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI) in Opelousas or elsewhere in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana?

DWI Penalties in St. Landry Parish

In Louisiana, the consequences of a DWI conviction are harsh. They start with the automatic suspension of your driver’s license. Then there may be license reinstatement fees, additional fines, community service, and even jail time. Convictions of DWI can result in:

  • Minimum required jail time
  • Mandatory community service
  • Home monitoring
  • Criminal record in state and federal databases

Your driver’s license may even be taken from you. Without the ability to drive, you lose your mobility, and possibly your ability to work.

If you hope to minimize these punishments, you need a first-rate defense, one that that uses the best science and leading-edge courtroom strategy to prove your innocence and mitigate your fault. Bates and McMillin can help.

James Bates, St. Landry Parish DWI Lawyer

You Need a Tough, Experienced Defense DWI Attorney

Whether it’s your first offense or if you have multiple DWI arrests, a criminal defense lawyer is your best bet for reducing your sentence, avoiding prison, and even being acquitted. With a trusted expert in DWI defense, you can fight your driver’s license suspension and stay out of jail.

James L. Bates Jr. has decades of and experience defending the rights of people arrested for DWI in every parish in Louisiana. He is a top-rated, highly educated criminal defense attorney, and his is the largest DWI defense practice in all of Louisiana because of his experience and training.

DWI Resources for St. Landry Parish

Judicial District: 27

Parish: Opelousas

Parish Seat: St. Landry Parish

27th Judicial District Court

St. Landry Parish Courthouse
118 South Court Street
Opelousas, LA 70570

Opelousas City Court
127 E. Grolee Street
Opelousas, LA 70570

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Don’t go it alone. Call us today for a free case consultation: 985-503-2344. We’ll listen to your side, and advise you on your best options for a powerful, effective defense.

Don’t hesitate.  Bates and McMillin today!