Drunk driving in Louisiana is covered by DWI or Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired laws which are defined as the act of driving or operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A DWI charge will be determined by the level of alcohol in the bloodstream of the person at the time of arrest. Blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher is ground for a DWI charge. The per se law applies for the first charge which means that just a blood alcohol content level of 0.08% even without any evidence of impairment, is enough for a DWI conviction.
The DWI accused in Louisiana has only fifteen days to request a hearing from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections from the date of the DWI citation. Failing to request this hearing would mean losing your driving license through suspension or revocation. Hence, it is really important that you know of a Louisiana DWI lawyer … Read the rest