Getting arrested for drinking and driving is a serious offense associated with severe consequences. If convicted, you may have to pay a large fine, spend time in jail and go without your driving privileges for a period of time.
According to the Louisiana State Legislature you could face charges for DWI for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content level at or above 0.08%. After the arrest, there are certain mistakes you should avoid to mitigate the charges you face and protect your interests.
Ignoring your DWI charge
If you do nothing about your DWI charge, this allegation against you will not go away. You may have additional criminal penalties to face if, for example, you fail to show up for court hearings.
Assuming you have no defense
There are many possible defenses you can use in court when fighting your DWI charge. For example, you could argue the results of the chemical test were not accurate or that the law enforcement official handling your arrest did not have a reason to pull you over.
Not providing accurate information
The attorney representing you will need accurate information surrounding your DWI arrest and the rest of your case. Provide as much information as possible about your case to bolster your defense.
Handling the process after a DWI arrest can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially if this is your first drunk driving charge. But avoiding these mistakes can help you effectively move forward and navigate the rest of your case.