Posts Tagged ‘DWI DUI Attorney New Orleans’

New Orleans DWI Attorney Teaches Seminar To Other Legal Practitioners

 

 

An article was published earlier this week about a DWI defense class that I taught to other attorneys.  I really enjoy talking about Louisiana DWI defense strategies with other attorneys.  I hope that I have more opportunities to conduct such classes this year.  Click HERE to read the article.

 

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

 

 

 

Installation And Certification Of Ignition Interlock Device — Louisiana

 

NEW ORLEANS DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY

 

Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter, Esq.  –  Defending DWI Cases In South Louisiana

 

IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE — INSTALLATION AND CERTIFICATION — La. R.S. 15:307

 

As used in R.S. 15:306, “ignition interlock device” means a constant monitoring device that prevents a motor vehicle from being started at any time without first determining the equivalent blood alcohol level of the operator through the taking of a breath sample for testing.  The system shall be calibrated so that the motor vehicle may not be started if the blood alcohol level of the operator, as measured by the test, reaches a level established by the court and consistent with the rules promulgated by the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, hereafter referred to as the “secretary”.

 

The secretary shall certify or cause to be certified ignition interlock devices required by R.S. 15:306 and shall publish a list of approved devices.  All reasonable costs of certification shall be borne by the manufacturer.  The manufacturer of the system shall be responsible for the installation or the training of installers and shall educate users and service and maintain the system.

 

The ignition interlock device shall be installed, calibrated, and monitored directly by trained technicians who shall train the offender for whom the device is being installed in the proper use of the device.

 

The secretary shall formulate and promulgate a set of rules and regulations for the proper approval, installation, and use of ignition interlock devices in full compliance with this Section and R.S. 15:306.  The standards shall include but not be limited to requirements that the devices or systems:

(1)  Do not impede the safe operation of the vehicle.

(2)  Correlate with established measures of alcohol impairment.

(3)  Work accurately and reliably in an unsupervised environment.

(4)  Resist tampering and give evidence if tampering is attempted.

(5)  Are difficult to circumvent.

(6)  Minimize inconvenience to a sober user.

(7)  Require a proper, deep lung breath sample or other accurate measure of blood alcohol content equivalence.

(8)  Operate reliably over the range of automobile environments.

(9)  Are manufactured by a party who will provide product liability insurance and a bond against malfunction of the device.

 

 

The secretary shall design and adopt by regulation a warning label which shall be affixed to each ignition interlock device upon installation.  The label shall contain a warning that any person tampering with, defeating, or otherwise circumventing the device is guilty of a criminal offense and subject to criminal penalty and civil liability.

 

If  you or a loved one has been arrested for a DWI in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John, St. Tammany Parishes, contact a New Orleans DWI Defense Attorney — Elizabeth B. Carpenter.

 

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Calculate Your Blood Alcohol Content — BAC Calculator

New Orleans DWI DUI Attorney 

 
Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. —  DWI DUI Attorney New Orleans 

 

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

 

Legislators and law enforcement have really been cracking down on DWI / DUI in Louisiana.  It is quite frightening because: 1.) We are a State that likes to enjoy our cocktails and 2.) When you do the math, it is easy to see how little alcohol is necessary to be considered legally intoxicated.  All the officer needs is sufficient probable cause to pull you over.

 

 
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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.

For more information about attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter see her criminal defense website and her New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog. Ms. Carpenter is a skilled criminal attorney who defends against DWI chargesdomestic violence chargesDrug Crime, and sex crimes, among others in the New Orleans metro area. Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law can also be followed on Facebook.

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 theLouisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Her law offices have successfully represented clients in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. John, St. Tammany and St. Charles Parishes. Carpenter’s mission is to provide clients with exceptional, personalized, and professional service.

 

 

 

New DWI Law Mandates Stiffer Sentencing For Some Second Time Offenders

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.

Jefferson Parish DWI DUI Attorney

New Orleans DWI DUI Attorney

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — DWI Attorney New Orleans 

 

Metairie DWI Attorney, Kenner DWI Attorney, Gretna DWI Attorney, Marrero DWI Attorney, Westwego DWI Attorney, Harvey DWI Attorney, Grande Isle DWI Attorney, Harahan DWI Attorney, Jean Lafitte DWI Attorney

 

Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. a New Orleans based DWI Attorney.  We have handled many DWI in Jefferson Parish!  

 

Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter

Ms. Carpenter has defended nearly every kind of  Drinking and Driving case Imaginable.  It is very important to consult a DWI attorney immediately after a DWI arrest to preserve your driving privileges.  DWI arrests are based solely on officers’ subjective opinions and machines used to measure blood alcohol content can be unreliable, especially when not administered properly. Therefore, DWI defense is very complicated and involves an intricate understanding of the scientific as well as the legal issues. Ms. 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. This level of dedication to the defense of DWI charges helps helps Ms. Carpenter challenge the common errors that police officers make when arresting citizens for DWI in the New Orleans area. Quite often, these errors form enough evidence to have the entire case dismissed. 

 

 

St. Charles Parish DWI DUI Attorney / Traffic Ticket Attorney

Louisiana DWI DUI Attorney

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — Attorney New Orleans 

The best way to handle a traffic ticket in St. Charles Parish is to hire Elizabeth B. Carpenter, an experienced traffic attorney, to advocate on your behalf.  Having a traffic lawyer handling your ticket pays off in the long-run — your fines can be minimized, your insurance premiums will remain low, and your driving record will be clean.   Traffic tickets impact your insurance premiums for many years.

 

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Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. a New Orleans based Traffic Ticket and DWI Attorney.  We have handled many DWI in St. Charles Parish!  

 

Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter

Ms. Carpenter has defended nearly every kind of  Drinking and Driving case Imaginable.  It is very important to consult a DWI attorney immediately after a DWI arrest to preserve your driving privileges.  DWI arrests are based solely on officers’ subjective opinions and machines used to measure blood alcohol content can be unreliable, especially when not administered properly. Therefore, DWI defense is very complicated and involves an intricate understanding of the scientific as well as the legal issues. Ms. 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. This level of dedication to the defense of DWI charges helps Ms. Carpenter challenge the common errors that police officers make when arresting citizens for DWI in the New Orleans area. Sometimes, these errors form enough evidence to have the entire case dismissed. 

 

 

 

St. Tammany Parish DUI DWI Defense

St. Tammany Parish DWI DUI Lawyer

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — Attorney Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes 

 

 

Covington DWI Attorney, Mandeville DWI Attorney, Slidell DWI Attorney, Abita Springs, DWI Attorney, Madisonville DWI Attorney, Pearl River DWI Attorney, Folsom DWI Attorney, Sun DWI Attorney, Eden Isle DWI Attorney, Lacombe DWI Attorney

 

Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. a New Orleans based Traffic Ticket and DWI Attorney.  We have handled many DWI in St. Tammany Parish!  

 

Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter

Ms. Carpenter has defended nearly every kind of  Drinking and Driving case Imaginable.  It is very important to consult a DWI attorney immediately after a DWI arrest to preserve your driving privileges.  DWI arrests are based solely on officers’ subjective opinions and machines used to measure blood alcohol content can be unreliable, especially when not administered properly. Therefore, DWI defense is very complicated and involves an intricate understanding of the scientific as well as the legal issues. Ms. 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. This level of dedication to the defense of DWI charges helps helps Ms. Carpenter challenge the common errors that police officers make when arresting citizens for DWI in the New Orleans area. Quite often, these errors form enough evidence to have the entire case dismissed. 

 

St. Tammany Traffic Ticket Fines


A processing fee of 2.5% is required on all payments made in the form of credit cards, debit cards or checks

Speeding 

Speeding 1-10 MPH over limit 189.50

Speeding 11-20 MPH over limit 209.50

Speeding 21-30 MPH over limit 234.50

Speeding 31-40MPH over limit COURT

Speeding 41MPH and move over limit COURT

Speeding in School Zone

Speeding in School Zone 5-10 MPH Over Limit COURT

Speeding in School Zone 10-15 MPH Over Limit COURT

Speeding in School Zone 15+ MPH Over Limit COURT

Seatbelt and Failure to Restrain 

Failure to Wear Seatbelt 25.00

Failure to Restrain Child – 1st Offense 204.50

Failure to Restrain Child – 2nd Offense 254.50

Failure to Change Registration 204.50 209.61

Equipment and Parking Violations

Handicapped Parking Zone Violation – 1st Offense 449.50

Handicapped Parking Zone Violation – Subsequent Offense 674.50

Inspection Sticker Expired or None 179.50

Improper Equipment 204.50

Improper Parking 204.50

Insecure Load – No Damage 254.50

Insecure Load – Property Damage 329.50

Off Road Vehicle on Public Highway 254.50

Overload or Spilling Contents 254.50

Parking in Fire Zone – 1st Offense 329.50

Parking in Fire Zone – 2nd Offense 654.50

Switched Plates 254.50

Vehicle License Expired 204.50

Vehicle License None 204.50

Moving Violations

Crossing Median 204.50

Drag Racing 329.50

Driving Through Safety Zone 329.50

Driving on Unopened Highway 204.50

Driving on Wrong Side of Highway 304.50

Excessive Acceleration 204.50 209.61

Failure to Dim Headlights 204.50 209.61

Failure to Maintain Control 204.50 209.61

Failure to Yield Right of Way 204.50

Failure to Report Accident 204.50

Following Authorized Emergency Vehicle – 1st Offense 329.50

Drivers License Not on Person 169.50

Following Authorized Emergency Vehicle – 2nd Offense 654.50

Following Too Close 254.50 260.86

Hit and Run COURT Driving Under Suspension COURT

Impeding Traffic 204.50

Improper Left Turn, No Accident 204.50

Improper Passing or Backing 204.50

Leaving Scene of an Accident COURT

Negligent Injury COURT

Passing stopped School Bus COURT

Reckless Operation (ROMV) COURT

Running Stop Sign 204.50

Running Red Light 254.50

Running or Disobeying Railroad Signal – 1st Offense 329.50

Simple Obstruction COURT

License and Insurance Violations

No Permit/Registration/Eye Goggles 179.50

Driving w/o Glasses or Restriction 204.50

No Drivers License 204.50

No Insurance Papers in Vehicle 184.50

False Information on Liability Insurance 329.50

Allowing Unlicensed Minor to Drive 204.50

Driving Under Revocation COURT

Expired Drivers License 194.50

 

 

St. John Parish DWI Defense / Traffic Ticket Attorney

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — Criminal Attorney St. John the Baptist 

 

The best way to handle a traffic ticket in St. John Parish is to hire Elizabeth B. Carpenter, an experienced traffic attorney, to advocate on your behalf.  Having a traffic lawyer handling your ticket pays off in the long-run — your fines can be minimized, your insurance premiums will remain low, and your driving record will be clean.   Traffic tickets impact your insurance premiums for many years.

 

 

Edgard DWI Attorney, Garyville DWI Attorney, LaPlace DWI Attorney , Reserve DWI Attorney, Wallace DWI Attorney

Contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. a New Orleans based Traffic Ticket and DWI Attorney (504) 599-5955.  We have handled many DWI in St. John the Baptist Parish! 

 

Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter

Ms. Carpenter has defended nearly every kind of  Drinking and Driving case Imaginable.  It is very important to consult a DWI attorney immediately after a DWI arrest to preserve your driving privileges.  DWI arrests are based solely on officers’ subjective opinions and machines used to measure blood alcohol content can be unreliable, especially when not administered properly. Therefore, DWI defense is very complicated and involves an intricate understanding of the scientific as well as the legal issues. Ms. 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. This level of dedication to the defense of DWI charges helps helps Ms. Carpenter challenge the common errors that police officers make when arresting citizens for DWI in the New Orleans area. Quite often, these errors form enough evidence to have the entire case dismissed. 

 

Schedule of Fines St. John Parish


TRAFFIC FINES

Violation Fine With Contempt
1-5 MPH Over the Speed Limit $174.00 339.00
6-10 MPH Over the Speed Limit 184.00 349.00
11-14 MPH Over the Speed Limit 194.00 359.00
15-20 MPH Over the Speed Limit 204.00 369.00
21-24 MPH Over the Speed Limit but under 90 MPH 214.00 379.00
25 MPH or more over the Speed Limit but under 90 MPH 361.00 526.00
90 MPH or More 444.00 609.00
No or expired Driver’s License 159.00 324.00
Failure to change address 159.00 324.00
Defective Equipment and no or expired MVI Sticker 174.00 339.00
No Registration 159.00 324.00
No or Expired License Plate 219.00 384.00
Careless Operation of MV 261.00 426.00
Drag Racing 511.00 676.00
Failure to Maintain Control 219.00 384.00
Following Too Close 219.00 384.00
Failure to Yield 219.00 384.00
Driving on Shoulder 219.00 384.00
Improper Lane Usage 219.00 384.00
Disobeying Stop Sign / Red Light 261.00 426.00
Failure to stop at R.R. 219.00 384.00
Improper Backing 219.00 384.00
No Seat Belt 25.00 190.00
No Child Restraint 50.00 215.00
Parking in a Handicapped Zone 409.00 574.00
Parking in a Fire Zone 219.00 384.00
All other Parking Violations 159.00 324.00
Illegal TInt 169.00 334.00
Driving Under Suspension 219.00 384.00
Smoking with a juvenile in vehicle 219.00 384.00
DWI Must Appear in Court
ROMV Must Appear in Court
Hit & Run Driving Must Appear in Court
Wildlife & Fisheries Must Appear in Court
Loud Music Must Appear in Court
Open Container 209.00 374.00
Litter Ticket 209.00 374.00
Contempt of Court Fine is $165.00
Misdemeanor DWI court costs are set at $304.50. All other Misdemeanor court costs are set at $159.00. Felony court costs are set at $304.50.

 

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