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Is getting a DWI a big deal?

If you have been charged with a DWI in Louisiana, you may be wondering if it is even a big deal. After all, you probably know of several people who have been charged with drunk driving. The truth is that even though DWI charges are somewhat common, they still lead to numerous negative consequences that you want to avoid.

A DWI conviction changes your life

Even for a first-time DWI charge you can be fined up to $1,000 in additional to the cost of the legal proceedings. You also face up to 6 months in jail and a driver’s license suspension. If you are over 21, you could lose your driver’s license for up to 90 days, and if you are under 21, you could lose your license for six months.

Additionally, if you are convicted you will have a criminal record that could greatly impact your future. It could stand in the way of jobs, housing and loans. It could also potentially get you kicked out of school, removed from a sports team or result in your financial aid being revoked.

So what should I do?

The best thing you can do after being charged with a DWI is immediately contact a good defense lawyer. Even if you have evidence stacked against you -- such as a failed sobriety test or a failed Breathalyzer -- a highly skilled defense lawyer may be able to create a successful defense for you and have the charges dropped or reduced.

At the Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory, we take an aggressive approach to even first-time DWI charges by immediately springing into action. If you have no prior criminal record, we may be able to get you into a program like pretrial diversion, which typically results in the charges being dismissed.

Contact our office right away for more information about protecting your future.

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Attorney Joshua S. Guillory was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. Upon graduating high school from Alexandria Senior High, he enrolled in classes at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Josh was a member of Mu Kappa Tau, a national honor society for marketing majors, while attending... Read More

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