Even if this is your first drunk driving offense, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney with in-depth training in Louisiana DWI law. An expert defender is your best bet for getting your sentence reduced, avoiding jail, and even being acquitted. With the guidance of a trusted DWI law attorney, you can fight your driver’s license suspension and stay out of jail.
In Franklinton and all over Washington Parish, the penalties for both misdemeanor and felony DWI convictions are steep. First, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended. Next there are license reinstatement fees, additional fines, and community service. You may be required to attend an alcohol or drug cessation program, or even serve time in jail. The punishments increase with multiple offenses, especially 3rd, 4th and 5th DUI convictions, which are felonies in Louisiana.
Convictions of DWI typically result in:
- Minimum required jail time
- Mandatory community service
- Home monitoring (you pay the fees)
- Fees and fines up to $1000
- Court costs
- You may even be stripped of your driver’s license. If you lose that, you lose your mobility, and possibly your ability to work.
Most people cannot afford these consequences. If you hope to avoid them, protect yourself financially, and preserve your freedom, you need an aggressive attorney who knows DUI law inside and out. Bates and McMillin can help.
James L. Bates Jr. has over three decades of experience defending the rights of people arrested for drug or alcohol related DWI. He is a top-rated Washington Parish attorney, and defends DWI cases in every parish in the state of Louisiana. The reason he has the biggest DWI defense practice in Louisiana is because he has the expertise and training to help you win.
Rates are standardized throughout the state and will not fluctuate based on your location. There is no charge for travel expenses, and as James Bates is a pilot, he can fly his own plane to courts in every parish.
DWI Resources for Washington Parish
There are two courthouses for Washington Parish:
Judicial District: 22
Parish Seat: Franklinton
22nd Judicial District Court
909 Pearl Street
Franklinton, LA 70438
202 Arkansas Ave
Bogalusa, LA 70427
Complimentary Case Consultation
We know that a felony DWI charge in Louisiana is serious and can have lasting consequences on your life. Call us today. You’ll speak with an attorney who handles felony DWI cases in Franklinton and Bogalusa during a free consultation – 985-503-2344.
Don’t waste time. Contact Bates and McMillin now.