New DWI Law Mandates Stiffer Sentencing For Some Second Time Offenders

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New Orleans DWI DUI Attorney 

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. —  Second Offense DWI Penalties Louisiana

 

Serving DWI DUI Clients In Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, New Orleans, LaPlace, Hammond, Mandeville and Covington!

 

On August 1, 2012, HB 47 will go into effect.  This new piece of legislature provides for a mandatory 30 day sentence in Parish jail for second time offenders when the offense occurs within 1 year of the 1st.  The offender will also be required to participate in a court ordered substance abuse program.

 

The sentence of 48 hours will remain for second time offenders who are arrested for a DWI a year or more after the first offense.

 

 

ABOUT ATTORNEY ELIZABETH B. CARPENTER

Elizabeth B. Carpenter has completed courses on NHTSA DWI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing and the breath testing machine known as the Intoxilyzer 5000. These are the same courses law enforcement must take when training. This level of dedication to her practice helps her challenge the common errors that police officers make during a DWI arrest.

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. is an experienced New Orleans criminal defense attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School, and is a member and supporter of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Her law offices have successfully represented clients throughout Southern Louisiana.  Carpenter’s mission is to provide clients with exceptional, personalized, and professional service.

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