DWI Lawyers for Alexandria, Louisiana

Convictions of DWI in Rapides Parish may result in the following penalties:

  • Minimum required jail time
  • Mandatory community service
  • Home monitoring

You may even be stripped of your driver’s license. If you lose that, you lose your mobility, and possibly your ability to work.

If you can’t afford these consequences, you need a top-rated attorney to fight for your rights in Alexandria. Criminal defense lawyers Bates and McMillin can help.

DWI Penalties in Rapides Parish

In Alexandria and all over Rapides Parish, the punishments for felony or misdemeanor DWI convictions are harsh. They start with the automatic suspension of your driver’s license. Then there are license reinstatement fees, additional fines, community service, and even jail time.

James Bates, Rapides Parish DWI Lawyer

Protect Yourself: Get a DUI Lawyer

If you are facing the loss of your livelihood due to a DUI arrest and possible conviction, you need expert help. Whether it’s your first offense or if you have multiple DUI arrests, a criminal defense lawyer is your best bet for reducing your sentence, avoiding prison, and even being acquitted. With a trusted expert in DUI defense, you can fight your driver’s license suspension and stay out of jail.

James L. Bates Jr. has the largest DUI defense practice in Louisiana because of his decades of experience and extensive training in DUI law. He knows how to fight charges for either drugs or alcohol in every parish in the state, with offices conveniently located in the greater New Orleans area. He has the expertise and training to help you win.

DWI Resources for Rapides Parish

Judicial District: 9

Parish: Rapides

Parish Seat: Alexandria

9th Judicial District Court
701 Murray Street, 5th Floor
Alexandria, LA 71301

FREE Case Consultation

We know that there are two sides to every story. Call us today at 504-259-7461 and talk to a professional who will evaluate your case at no cost.

You will speak with an attorney about your case, how to proceed, and how to handle fees. Remember, rates are standardized throughout the state, and there is no charge for travel. In fact, James Bates is a licensed pilot who can fly his own plane to courthouses all over Louisiana, so he can meet you where you are.

Don’t hesitate. Don’t wait until it’s too late.  Bates and McMillin today!