Baton Rouge DUI/ DWI Lawyer

Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated?

You can also be charged with this crime if you have been found operating a vehicle or watercraft under the influence of any drugs classified under the following schedules: In the state of Louisiana, conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVI) can result in serious penalties. Like the term OVI, driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) refer to the crime of driving any type of vehicle or watercraft with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher.

  • Schedule I
  • Schedule II
  • Schedule IV
  • Schedule V

Obtain Powerful Legal Guidance

At The Scott Law Firm, we understand the complex laws that are associated with our clients' OVI cases and we are prepared to protect their rights. After you have been arrested on a DWI or DUI charge, many considerations will need to be taken to assess what will happen in your case.

Some of the questions that will be asked include:

  • Was this your first DWI?
  • What is your criminal record?
  • Did you take a chemical test?
  • Did you blow into a Breathalyzer device and produce a BAC result of more than 0.15%?

We can help you understand how the answers to these questions will affect your case. Contact our firm for the effective and quality guidance you deserve.

Avoid DUI Penalties

You need to take immediate action and schedule a case consultation with our legal team. You can suffer severe penalties if you are convicted. If aggravated circumstances are associated with your case, the penalties you face will likely increase.

For a second DUI or DWI conviction, the penalty includes mandatory jail time. Penalties for a third-offense DWI include a mandatory one-year jail sentence without the possibility of probation, suspension, or parole.

In addition, DUI penalties in Louisiana remain on the defendant's record, which can restrict a person's ability to obtain certain jobs or licenses. Fight for your rights today with the powerful representation that we offer! Our criminal defense attorneys in Baton Rouge are here for you.