How To Fight Your DUI Charges
If you have been charged with drunk driving, it is in your own best interests to call a lawyer before you talk to the police. Choosing to take the Fifth Amendment is your right. Exercise your rights, maintain your silence and demand to speak to a lawyer.
At Marino Law Firm, LLC, in Destrehan, Louisiana, we understand how scary a DUI arrest can be. Our lawyers have developed a reputation for being highly protective of our clients’ interests. We will be by your side through the whole process.
Call 985-764-1515 today to learn how we put our more than 35 years of criminal defense experience to work for our clients.
Why You Need An Experienced Lawyer On Your Side
For many people, a DUI arrest is their first encounter with police, and they do not know what to do. They also may not be aware of the effects of pleading guilty, which many people do to try and put the episode behind them. A conviction could mean:
- Time in jail
- Thousands of dollars in fines, fees and court costs
- License suspension that could make it difficult to get to work
- Skyrocketing auto insurance
- An arrest and conviction on your criminal record that could put your job at risk
When dealing with DUI/DWI cases, one of our first objectives is to closely review every detail of your arrest. If the police did not gather all of the facts needed for a conviction, or follow all of the appropriate procedures, it may be possible to have the charges dropped. This can include if breath or blood testing equipment was not working legally, if police did not have probable cause to stop you or they did not inform you of all of your rights.
A Lawyer Could Help You Avoid Jail
In many cases, jail time can be avoided as long as the DUI/DWI charges are approached correctly. After reviewing the file, we will explain the options available to you such as diversion programs and trying the case in court. We will also go over potential consequences and advantages of each option.
A diversion program is frequently made available to individuals charged with a DUI/DWI for the first time. If you complete the program successfully, the case is dismissed outright.
Reach Out To Our Attorneys Today For Help
The sooner you contact us after your arrest, the faster we can get to work building a strong defense that protects your best interests. To schedule a consultation at our Destrehan office, we invite you to call us at 985-235-9000. We serve clients throughout southeastern Louisiana’s river parishes.