Facing DWI or DUI charges for the second time in New Orleans Louisiana?
If you’re facing a second or subsequent DWI/DUI charge, it is scary and stressful time. Even though you have been charged before, this doesn’t get rid of the worry and uncertainty for you and your family. When you’ve been arrested with drunk driving for a second time, it is even more important that you have experienced legal help fighting your charges.
You can’t afford not to get an attorney!
In Louisiana, a DWI or DUI arrest can result in threats to your freedom, finances, driving privileges, and hard-earned reputation, and it is important that you talk with a qualified attorney immediately after your arrest to defend you and protect your rights throughout the complicated process.
The penalties for a DWI become harsher after every offense, meaning that you are facing more severe consequences than your those of your first offense. A second DUI conviction within 10 years of your first conviction could mean imprisonment from 30 days to six months, increased fines of up to $1,000, a one-year suspension of your license with no possibility of a hardship license, 30 days of community service, alcohol education, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock system in your car for at least six months, and even required enrollment in a substance abuse program. For third and fourth offenses, the penalties only get worse.
Experienced DWI/DUI Attorneys in New Orleans Louisiana
The DUI attorneys at Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias have extensive experience successfully defending people with previous DWI convictions, and we want to do the same for you. We can help you avoid the severe punishments associated with a second or multiple DWI conviction, including imprisonment, fines, and the resulting embarrassment at home and at work. Our attorneys will aggressively work to reduce or dismiss your charges. We will fight to get you the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias today to learn how we can help you protect your rights, freedom, and driving privileges. We represent people in New Orleans, the River Parishes, and Louisiana.