Lawyers for DWI in Livingston Parish, Louisiana

James Bates, Livingston Parish DWI Defense LawyerIf you’re worried about the penalties for a DWI in Livingston, Louisiana, call James Bates. With nearly 5 decades of criminal trial experience, he’s devoted the last 20 years almost exclusively to criminal DWI defense.

Specialized DWI Training and Experience

James Bates has received more training on field sobriety tests than most police officers. In fact, he has been trained as an instructor in the administration of field sobriety tests.

He has completed the overview course in DRE (Drug Recognition Experts), which is the standardized method of examining someone suspected of driving under the influence of drugs (DWI Drugs).

James Bates is well-trained to fight DWI blood test results, having completed the advanced course in Gas Chromatography in the operation of the Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer. The Louisiana state crime lab uses these in DWI blood analysis.

James Bates may have better training in DWI protocols than the police officer who arrested you. Because of his extensive knowledge and experience, he defends clients charged with drug or alcohol DWI all over Louisiana. You want James Bates fighting for you in Livingston Parish.

DUI convictions have nasty consequences.

What’s worse is that the punishments get progressively more severe for second, third or additional convictions. These are the typical punishments for a first offense DUI:

  • Hefty fines: ranging from $300 to $1,000, plus court costs
  • Jail time: 24 hours up to 6 months
  • Suspension of your driver’s license: up to 2 years
  • Mandatory community service: minimum 32 hours or more
  • License reinstatement fees
  • Criminal record in state and federal databases

Only with expert help can you avoid or minimize these penalties!

DWI Resources for Livingston Parish

Judicial District: 21

Parish: Livingston

Parish Seat: Livingston

21st Judicial District Court
Livingston Courthouse
20300 Government Boulevard
Livingston, LA 70754

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