DUI Defense for Tourists in New Orleans

Charged with a DUI during your visit to Louisiana?

Getting arrested for a DWI during your visit to New Orleans or Louisiana can be a nightmare. What started out as an exciting vacation to enjoy the culture, food, and good times of Louisiana becomes a frightening, upsetting experience.

An out-of-state DWI charge is not something you should ignore or forget about. Under the Interstate Compact Law, which over 44 states have enacted, your state DMV will be notified if you are charged with a DWI/DUI in another state. This means that not only are you facing charges in Louisiana, your home state could take action against you if you are convicted. Conviction for a DWI can tarnish your reputation and come with severe consequences, including steep fines, jail time, skyrocketing insurance premiums, and loss of your driver’s license.

Arrested during Mardi Gras in New Orleans?

A DWI conviction in Louisiana is serious and can follow you, no matter where you live, so it is important that you get high-quality legal help. The DUI lawyers at Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias can help you fight your charges and avoid the serious penalties of a DWI conviction. We strive to obtain a reduction or dismissal of your charges so that you do not have to return to court in Louisiana. We aggressively defend our clients in and out of the courtroom, protecting their rights, driver’s license, and freedom. We will work to obtain the best result possible for your case.

Other Violations to Remember During Mardi Gras

Public drunkenness can only be tolerated until you violate another person’s space or act offensively.
  • Pay your bartender,
  • Pay your cab/Uber/Lyft drivers,
  • Pay the waitress for your bill
  • Do not park in handicapped zones, too close to a fire hydrant, or too close to an intersection.
  • Do not drive drunk
  • Do not bang on cars or taxis crossing Bourbon Street
  • Do not fight
  • Do not touch the NOPD horses without permission of the mounted officers

Experienced DWI/DUI Attorneys in New Orleans Louisiana

If you or a loved one are a tourist and have been arrested for a DWI in Louisiana, contact us today for a free consultation.

Don’t delay: there is only a limited amount of time available to obtain evidence and assert your defense.

We understand that our clients are concerned about cost, and we strive to provide excellent representation at a reasonable and affordable rate.

Contact George Vourvoulias today for a free consultation or give us a call!