What to do after a DWI arrest in Louisiana

What to do after a DWI arrest in Louisiana 1. Remember That Drunk Driving Is A Criminal Offense Some people believe that a drunk driving arrest is not really any different than a traffic citation. That is simply not the case. Most traffic offenses are civil infractions, which carry no significant penalty other than a fine and a possible driver's license suspension. A conviction for a drunk driving offense will result in a criminal record, and can potentially result in significant fines and a jail sentence or term of probation.  A DWI conviction remains on your driving record for [...]

Louisiana Statutes Relating to Bicycling

Bicycling Laws In New Orleans   RS 32:106 Methods of Giving Hand and Arm Signals All signals herein required to be given from the left side of the vehicle in the following manner and such signals shall indicate as follows: Left Turn Hand and arm extended horizontally with the had open and the back of the hand to the rear Right Turn Hand and arm extended upward at the angle of forty-five degrees from shoulder or elbow, with the hand open and back of the hand to the rear Stop or Decrease Speed Start hand and arm extended downward [...]

Ignition Interlock Device Offenses — New Orleans DWI

  Ignition Interlock Device Offenses -- 14:334 No person who, as a condition of probation, is prohibited from operating a motor vehicle unless it is equipped with an ignition Interlock Device shall: (1)  Operate, lease, or borrow a motor vehicle unless that vehicle is equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device. (2)  Request or solicit any other person to blow into an ignition interlock device or to start a motor vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing the person so restricted with an operable motor vehicle. No person shall blow into an ignition interlock device or start [...]

New Orleans DWI: Drinking and Driving Laws in Louisiana

DWI Attorney - New Orleans Louisiana is a member of the Interstate Drivers License Compact – an agreement between participating states to share information regarding certain types of convictions including DUI / DWI and related Drunk Driving offenses. If a resident of one state gets convicted of a drunk driving offense in another state, the driver’s home state will be notified. The type of action the driver’s home state will take varies from state to state. In the State of Louisiana it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above. The .08 [...]

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