New Orleans criminal defense lawyer Alex K. Kriksciun has represented people charged with DWI throughout southeast Louisiana.
He was recently offered membership as an executive member in the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, which is a testament to his skill in handling these often serious cases.
A DWI charge can have a serious impact on your freedom, your livelihood, your driving record, your insurance, and other facets of your life that you might not have considered. In Louisiana, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater. Many people are unaware that they can still be arrested for DWI if they blow below a .08 if the officer suspects that the person is intoxicated. Some people are not aware that you can be arrested for DWI for driving under the influence of drugs, including marijuana, opiates, cocaine, methamphetamine, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and others.
DWI laws in Louisiana get progressively harsher the more times the offense is committed. For example, first offense DWI is punishable by 10 days to six months in jail and a fine of between $300 and $1000, suspension of your driver's license for a year, and completion of thirty-two hours of community service in exchange for a suspended sentence. Second defense DWI is punishable by a minimum of 30 days in the parish prison, a fine of at least $750, two years license suspension, and completion of two hundred forty hours of community service in exchange for a suspended sentence. Third offense DWI is a felony, punishable by a sentence of two and ten years in the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Fourth offense DWI is punishable by a sentence of ten to thirty years in the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
Many people assume that they have no defense if they are arrested for DWI. That is simply not true. For example, the first step in a DWI defense is often to file for an administrative hearing to try and save the client's driving privileges. Many lawyers either do not know about the hearing or do not file for it. These are both serious errors. Many lawyers do not know that they can attack the constitutionality of previous DWI convictions. Alex K. Kriksciun has had success in getting multiple DWI charges reduced by doing just that. There are many other steps that the Law Office of Alex Kriksciun can take to defend these charges or to negotiate a favorable result.
If you need the services of a New Orleans criminal defense lawyer who has defended DWI cases successfully and who will fashion an unwavering defense for you, contact the Law Office of Alex Kriksciun for your free consultation today!