The Stakes Are Higher For Repeat Offenses
If you have been charged with DUI/DWI before, you know that there are many variables that can affect your case. A new offense can raise the stakes, and you will face more severe penalties if convicted. You need a lawyer who understands the complexities of DUI/DWI cases. I am Craig E. Gibbs and I am an accomplished criminal defense lawyer in Louisiana who has been defending clients in DUI/DWI cases for over 20 years.
Multiple Offenses, Higher Penalties
Louisiana DUI/DWI laws are strict. Below is what you could face upon conviction:
- Second DUI/DWI offense: There is a 30-day to 6-month jail sentence and a mandatory 48-hour jail sentence. In addition, you are subject to steep fines, court costs, probation and community service. Your driver’s license will be suspended, and you will have to install an interlock device to be able to drive.
- Third DUI/DWI offense: This is a felony DWI offense in Louisiana and a 1 to 5-year jail sentence. You will serve a mandatory year in jail. Your license will be suspended, and you will need to have an ignition interlock device installed in order to drive. You may face intensive probation, mandatory community service and participation in substance abuse programs if you do not serve the entire jail sentence. Your vehicle will also be seized by the State.
- Fourth DUI/DWI offense: This is a felony DWI offense in Louisiana with a jail sentence of 10 to 30-years. There is a mandatory jail term of 2-years. You will pay higher fines and court costs, lose your license, and have to have an ignition interlock device installed in order to drive. You may also be subject to intensive probation, community service work, and participation in substance abuse programs if you do not serve the entire jail sentence. Your vehicle will be seized by the State.
There is no better time than now to contact me to assess your case and defend your legal rights. The consequences of multiple DUI/DWIs can permanently change your life and should not be taken lightly.
I will use my years of experience as a prosecutor and defender to analyze your case. I will meticulously review the evidence to form a thorough defense and advocate for you every step of the way. I relentlessly fight in the courtroom to ensure my clients are protected legally.
You Have A Right To Be Heard
Repeat drunk driving offenses carry higher consequences. I will work with you to help minimize the consequences you face.
To set up your free consultation with me, call toll free at 877-900-2140 or fill out the online form today. I serve the New Orleans area and all of Louisiana.