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!      

By |2014-01-15T08:38:36+00:00January 15th, 2014|Categories: DWI DUI, Legal Events|Tags: |

Operating A Vehicle While Under Suspension For DWI — Louisiana

    OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER SUSPENSION FOR DWI -- La. R.S. 14:98.3   A.  It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle on a public highway where the operator's driving privileges have been suspended under the authority of R.S. 32:414(A)(1), (B)(1) or (2), (D)(1)(a), or 667.  It shall not be a violation of the provisions of this Section when a person operates a motor vehicle to obtain emergency medical care for himself or any other person. B.  Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be imprisoned for not less than fifteen days nor more than six months [...]

New Orleans Interlock Device Installation Centers — Louisiana

  Interlock Device Installation Centers In New Orleans Area   Deep South Audio & Customs 3736 Downman Rd New Orleans, LA 70126 Phone: (504) 309-6415   Jim Jr's Auto Repair 2208 Hickory Ave. New Orleans, LA 70123 Phone: (504) 727-1357   P M Automotive Service 716 Shrewsbury Rd New Orleans, LA 70121 Phone: (800) 880-3394   Prestige Customs & Autosound 1510 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001 Phone: (504) 833-2824   Westco Breathalyzer, LLC Metairie 3236 Metairie Road Metairie, LA 70001 Phone: (504) 382-7245   Anything Car Audio 2440 Delaware Suite C Kenner, LA 70062 Phone: (504) 461-0442   Mobile [...]

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 [...]

DWI Additional Conditions Of Probation — Ignition Interlock Device In Louisiana

  NEW ORLEANS DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY   Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter, Esq.  --  Defending DWI Cases In South Louisiana   DWI ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF PROBATION -- IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE  La R.S. 15:306   A.(1)  As an additional condition of probation, the court shall require that any person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of R.S. 14:98 and placed on probation in accordance with that Section shall not operate a motor vehicle during the period of probation unless any vehicle, while being operated by that person, is equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device as provided in R.S. 15:307. (2)  However, [...]

Information About DMV Hearings — DWI Defense Louisiana

New Orleans DWI DUI Attorney      Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  DWI DUI Attorney New Orleans    Information About DMV Hearings By Elizabeth B Carpenter   If you have been arrested for a DWI in New Orleans area, a lawyer can help you with both the criminal side of your case and your DMV hearing, which addresses the suspension of your driving privileges in Louisiana. Your DMV hearing is just as important as your criminal case, and thus it is essential that you work with an attorney on this as well.   A New Orleans DWI Defense Attorney can [...]

Field Sobriety Tests: Understanding the Three Forms — DWI Defense Louisiana

New Orleans DWI DUI Attorney      Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. --  DWI DUI Attorney New Orleans    Field Sobriety Tests: Understanding the Three Forms  By Elizabeth B Carpenter In most Louisiana DWI cases, before breath and blood tests are utilized, law enforcement officers will use what is known as the field sobriety test. These are a common first way of determining the level of intoxication of the subject. For a long time, these tests were not standardized and were different across the board - varying from place to place. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), however, has since [...]

Challenging Evidence from Breath Tests and Blood Tests — DWI Defense Louisiana

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!     By Elizabeth B Carpenter Challenging Evidence from Breath Tests and Blood Tests   One of the first forms of testing that is often utilized in Louisiana DWI investigations is that of the breath test, commonly taken with what is known as the Breathalyzer. This test is simple and requires that the subject breathe into a machine which samples the breath. This can then deliver a reading [...]

By |2012-09-16T19:15:18+00:00September 16th, 2012|Categories: DWI DUI|Tags: , |

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.     Check [...]

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 [...]