Many people in Louisiana, no doubt including some in Lake Charles, are winding down their summers, getting ready once again for college or another year of work before the next vacation. It's not uncommon to try to squeeze in as much socializing as possible before the season of rest and relaxation ends and autumn arrives. It's also not uncommon for socializing to include alcohol, which, in certain situations, can bring seasonal fun to an abrupt end if someone gets pulled over for suspected drunk driving on his or her way home.
When a police officer pulls you over and winds up filing impaired driving charges against you, does it necessarily mean you are going to be convicted in court? It definitely does not; in fact, there are many situations where police are mistaken or breath test results are faulty, etc., which could lead a court to dismiss charges before they ever go to trial. A particular outcome should never be assumed, but it is often possible to fight drunk driving charges in court.
Avoiding conviction and preserving one's freedom often hinges upon the type of representation one secures before heading to court. While it's possible to go it alone, it's not very wise, especially if a driver did indeed consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel. By allowing an experienced criminal defense attorney to act on your behalf, you may be able to mitigate your circumstances and minimize the possible long-term consequences of your situation.
At Lorenzi & Barnatt, L.L.P., we understand the many negative ways drunk driving charges can impact your private and professional life. W can provide experienced and effective representation to help you get life back on track. If you'd like explore available defense options, you can begin by requesting a meeting with one of our Louisiana attorneys.