If you are arrested and charged with a crime in Louisiana or any other state, you must be given full due process of the law. Any violation of personal rights or faulty evidence may either play in your favor at trial or result in a complete dismissal of your case by the court. Drunk driving convictions, in particular, can carry severe penalties; therefore, knowing your rights and how to access support to obtain help in fighting against such charges may increase your chances of securing a favorable outcome.
Just because you face drunk driving charges does not automatically mean you will also be convicted. Let's say the police officer who pulled you over administered a Breathalyzer test to you at the scene. There are all sorts of issues that could cause the results of such a test to be inaccurate.
Also, if your vehicle was searched and you suspect the officer did not act in accordance with the law in conducting the search, you may wish to pursue the matter by challenging the evidence obtained in the process and requesting dismissal of charges based upon a violation of your constitutional rights. The idea of representing yourself before the court may be extremely daunting. The good news is that you don't have to.
Whether facing drunk driving charges or any other criminal matter in a Louisiana court, you may request legal representation to present your defense. This is often the best means for mitigating such circumstances and obtaining the most favorable outcome possible. Lorenzi and Barnatt, L.L.P., can provide full support as you navigate the criminal justice process.