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. With this suspension, you may not even be able to drive to work if you have a felony DUI charge or were previously convicted of a DUI offense. Other penalties include license reinstatement fees, additional fines, community service, home monitoring and even jail time. You will also have a criminal record found in databases at both the federal and state levels.

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, a felony DUI charge or if you have multiple DWI arrests, a criminal defense lawyer is your best bet to avoid prison or at least have your sentence reduced. With a trusted expert in DWI defense, you can fight your driver’s license suspension and stay out of jail. You may even be acquitted.

James L. Bates Jr. has decades of experience defending the rights of people arrested for DWI in every parish in Louisiana. He is a well-regarded, highly trained criminal defense attorney, and his is one of the top DWI defense practices 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: 504-259-7461. 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!