Lake Charles DUI/DWI Lawyer

Calcasieu Parish DWI Penalties Attorney

An arrest in connection with a crime such as drunk driving is one of those events that can quickly snowball into a much bigger problem than it first appeared. Faced with a DWI arrest or charge, too many people ignore the potential long-term consequences and assume they do not need a defense lawyer's help.

If you are dealing with a DUI/DWI, turn to our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Lorenzi & Barnatt, L.L.P. Since 1990, our firm has provided legal advice and aggressive protection to people facing drug and DWI charges. Our attorneys have decades of experience defending clients in our local courts.

Contact the law firm of Lorenzi & Barnatt, L.L.P., online or call us toll free at 877-269-8978.

Even for first-time offenders, Louisiana's DWI penalties are extremely serious. You may not go to jail, but you will almost certainly face a months-long driver's license suspension, as well as increased insurance rates. You will also have a criminal record. If you should be arrested and convicted again of a drug or DUI crime, you will face stiffer penalties — including the very real possibility of jail time.

A DWI Conviction Can Sentence You to Unemployment

The financial impact of a DWI conviction can be dramatic. Without driving privileges, many people find they cannot keep their jobs. This is especially true for those with CDLs (commercial driver's license), and a loss of family income can result. Car insurance rates will increase after a DWI conviction, resulting in further financial pressure.

Fighting a DUI Charge

There are many excellent reasons to fight a DWI arrest, and there are so few reasons to simply accept the citation without trying to lessen the negative consequences. It is possible for us to fight your DUI/DWI charge. Our firm can guide you through the process while protecting your rights and best interests.

Contact a Lake Charles DUI/DWI Attorney Today

For answers to urgent questions, call 337-513-0886 to make an appointment, or use our online contact form. We invite you to learn more about our law firm, our attorneys and our criminal defense practice.