Protecting Your License After a DWI
It's hard to beat a DWI charge these days. In some situations, it can be very difficult to keep it from being charged as a felony.
At Broussard & Ruhlman, P.C., we do not take a standard approach to DWI defense, but instead take a close look at the facts of your situation to see what there is to work with.
We handle all types of drunk driving cases, including:
Refusal of the breath test
DUI minor (underage drinking and driving)
Drunk driving, including repeat DWI and DUI minor
DWI with aggravating factors such as a child in the car
DWI accidents resulting in injury or death
Skilled And Vigorous Drunk Driving Defense
In some cases, we can challenge the traffic stop as unsupported by a reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing or challenge the arrest for lack of probable cause. More often, we'll use the evidence developed in your administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing to spot inconsistencies between different versions of the arresting officer's story.
We can sometimes also use the arresting officer's video to disprove the details of a field sobriety test or observational report. These approaches together can expand a limited range for plea negotiations or deferred adjudication leading to eventual dismissal.
If you are charged with felony DUI/DWI based on a repeat offense, a serious or fatal accident, or the presence of a child in the car, we can advise you about the best ways to protect you from the serious risks of a conviction. With our rigorous trial preparation, we can take advantage of plea negotiations, but also are willing to take the case in front of jury if your situation would be better handled going that route.
Whether your DWI charge is a felony or a misdemeanor, the choice between a plea offer and a trial defense is always yours to make. At the same time, you are entitled to expect your DWI defense lawyer to provide you with sound advice while working toward improving the quality of your choices.