New Orleans DWI Defense Lawyer
Serious Representation After a Drunk Driving Arrest
Many people accused of driving while intoxicated simple plead guilty, believing that their case is hopeless or hoping that the judge will be lenient. The only safe assumption is that you do need legal representation. A knowledgeable lawyer can either fight the allegations or minimize the penalties and collateral consequences.
I am David Aden, a solo attorney who will personally handle your case. I can come to your aid if you have been charged with DWI in New Orleans, Metairie or surrounding jurisdictions of southeast Louisiana. Contact me today to discuss your situation in a free consultation.
DWI Defense for Both Criminal Charges and License Suspension
An arrest for DWI triggers two separate proceedings. I represent clients in both forums — criminal court and the administrative suspension hearing. To keep your license or retain restricted driving privileges (hardship permit), you must request an Offices of Motor Vehicles hearing within 15 days.
The course of the criminal case depends on the facts. I will examine the evidence to determine whether to go to trial or whether to pursue a deal that avoids jail or ultimately keeps the DWI off your record. For example, a first offense may qualify for an Article 894 plea — after completing classes, community service and probation, the DWI conviction can be expunged.
New Orleans and Metairie Drunk Driving Charges Attorney
I explore possible defenses, such as challenging the traffic stop, the field sobriety tests or the Breathalyzer results. I also take the time to consider not only the merits of the state’s case, but the potential impact on your life and your future.
I will vigorously defend you, no matter what the circumstances:
- First-time DWI
- Repeat DWI
- BAC over .15
- DWI-drugs (controlled substance or prescription drugs)
- Underage driver (under 21)
- Truck driver (CDL license)
- Driving after suspension for DWI
- Drunk driving accident resulting in injury or death
Call a New Orleans DWI Defense Attorney
You have rights and a lot at stake. For a free initial consultation, call me at 504-599-5941, or contact me online and I will respond as soon as possible.