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What you need to know about Louisiana DUI laws

Whether you live full-time in Louisiana or, like many thousands of people throughout the nation, enter the state on an annual visit for Mardi Gras, if you plan on imbibing alcohol, you'll want to be aware of all the laws and regulations that pertain to such matters. For instance, you must be age 21 or over to legally consume alcohol in this state. However, in certain circumstances, you may drink alcohol at a younger age without legal implication.  

Three tests that can impact your future

If a Louisiana police officer asks you to step out of your vehicle, chances are he or she suspects you of drunk driving. The moment you pulled over, the officer detained you and you are no longer free to leave the scene unless the officer grants permission. Once you step out of your car, you may have a lot at stake, including perhaps, your freedom. Police often use three tests to determine probable cause to make DWI arrests. These are known as field sobriety tests.  

Three tests that can impact your future

If a Louisiana police officer asks you to step out of your vehicle, chances are he or she suspects you of drunk driving. The moment you pulled over, the officer detained you and you are no longer free to leave the scene unless the officer grants permission. Once you step out of your car, you may have a lot at stake, including perhaps, your freedom. Police often use three tests to determine probable cause to make DWI arrests. These are known as field sobriety tests.  

How police will try to prove you were driving while impaired

After spending an evening with friends at a local bar, you made your way home in your own vehicle, confident you were sober enough to make it safely. However, when police pulled you over - perhaps for a tail light, a problem with your tags or a minor traffic infraction - you ended up under arrest for driving under the influence or driving while impaired. As far as you could tell, your driving did not reveal that you had been drinking, so how did officers draw that conclusion?

Defending against unfair domestic violence charges

Every year, thousands of individuals throughout the country face domestic violence charges. It is certainly not a controversial stance to say that domestic violence destroys lives of its victims, but the truth of the matter is that domestic violence charges also destroy lives.

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