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Serious Legal Protection Against Serious Felony DUI Charges

A felony record can have a lasting impact on your life. You will be unable to vote or own a firearm. It can be difficult to find a job, get into college or to get into graduate school with a felony conviction. If you have been arrested on felony DWI charges, it is important that you hire an attorney as soon as possible to protect your future.

At the Charbonnet Law Firm in Metairie and New Orleans, our lawyers have the skill, knowledge and experience to defend you from felony DWI charges. We will diligently investigate the circumstances that led to your arrest so we can work to have your charges dismissed or to minimize the penalties you face. Call our firm at 504-888-2227 orcontact us online to schedule an appointment.

How Do DUI/DWI Charges Become A Felony?

There are three ways a drunk driving charge can rise to the level of a felony in Louisiana:

  • Third offense: A third drunk driving arrest will result in felony charges. If convicted, you will face a mandatory minimum 45 days in jail, a $2,000 fine, a two-year license suspension and other penalties.
  • Fourth offense: The penalties become even more serious with a fourth DWI conviction. You face a mandatory minimum 75 days in jail, a $5,000 fine, a two-year license suspension and your vehicle may be seized.
  • Vehicular manslaughter: When a drunk driving accident results in the loss of a life, you could face a $2,000 to $15,000 fine, five to 30 years imprisonment and other penalties.
    No matter the type of drinking and driving charges you face, we will work with you to make sure you understand your options and your rights. At every stage in your case, from arrest to trial, we will provide you with the skilled advocacy you need to fight these charges.

Contact Us For More Information

From our offices in Metairie and New Orleans, we provide skilled defense to clients charged with felony DWI.Contact the Charbonnet Law Firm to arrange a consultation.

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