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Baton Rouge DWI Lawyer

DUI Attorney Serving East Baton Rouge Parish and Surrounding Areas

Carl Barkemeyer is a Baton Rouge DWI lawyer. He defends misdemeanor and felony DWI /DUI charges in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana. He is experienced in handling DWI charges and fighting for the best results. He provides his clients with excellent representation for the following types of DWI charges in Louisiana: multiple DWI, felony DWI, underage DWI, Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, out of state DUI, first time DUI, misdemeanor DWI, administrative hearings, driver's license, and hardship licenses.

baton rouge DWI attorneyIf you or someone you know has been arrested in Louisiana for DUI (Driving Under the Influence), also known as DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), it is mportant to keep in mind that you have 30 days to requestan administrative hearing for your driver's license. The Department of Public Safety may attempt to suspend your license. Carl Barkemeyer, Baton Rouge DUI defense lawyer, will be able to handle the administrative hearing for you. He will also explain the consequences of your DWI arrest and will take you through the steps in the criminal justice system that are applicable to your case.   A conviction of DUI/DWI may negatively affect the rest of your life.  An effective Baton Rouge DWI lawyer can help you to mitigate the short-term and long-term damage a DWI conviction may cause.



dwi lawyers baton rougeA common mistake that individuals who are new to the justice system make is in hiring a lawyer who does NOT regularly handle DUI charges in Louisiana.  Many people are under the mistaken idea that all defense attorneys are trained in DUI defense.  This is not the case with the majority of criminal defense attorneys.  It is important that you hire a highly-trained Baton Rouge DWI  attorney, one with whom you feel comfortable and confident as they take you through the various aspects of your court appearances and DMV hearings.




Penalties for Driving Under the Influence



Penalties for DWI or DUI depend on many facts and circumstances of the offender. Generally, the penalties of a DWI of DUI conviction result in the following:



  • Fines that can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars;


  • Expensive car insurance
  • Probation
  • Community service and litter abatement
  • Defensive driving school
  • MADD Vitcim Impact Panel
  • Substance abuse evaluation and treatment
  • Suspension, revocation or restriction of driver’s license, in conjunction with the DMV;
  • Installation of ignition interlock devices;
  • Financial restitution to the victim/s; 


  • Incarceration in a parish or prison for up to 6 months or even years for felony DWI

Related Information

BAC Chart for Men

Men
  Approximate Blood Alcohol Percentage
Drinks Body Weight in Pounds  
  100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe
Driving Limit
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00
Only Safe Driving Limit
1 .04 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 .02 .02 Driving
Skills
Significantly
Affected
Possible
Criminal
Penalties
2 .08 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04 .03 .03
3 .11 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06 .05 .05
4 .15 .12 .11 .09 .08 .08 .07 .06
5 .19 .16 .13 .12 .11 .09 .09 .08
6 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09 Legally
Intoxicated

Criminal
Penalties
7 .26 .22 .19 .16 .15 .13 .12 .11
8 .30 .25 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14 .13
9 .34 .28 .24 .21 .19 .17 .15 .14
10 .38 .31 .27 .23 .21 .19 .17 .16 Death Possible
Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.
One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer,
or 5 oz. of table wine.

 

BAC Chart for Women

Women
  Approximate Blood Alcohol Percentage
Drinks Body Weight in Pounds  
  90 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240  
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe
Driving Limit
0 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Only Safe Driving Limit
1 .05 .05 .04 .03 .03 .03 .02 .02 .02 Driving Skills
Significantly
Affected
Possible
Criminal
Penalties
2 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .05 .05 .04 .04
3 .15 .14 .11 .10 .09 .08 .07 .06 .06
4 .20 .18 .15 .13 .11 .10 .09 .08 .08
5 .25 .23 .19 .16 .14 .13 .11 .10 .09
6 .30 .27 .23 .19 .17 .15 .14 .12 .11 Legally
Intoxicated

Criminal
Penalties
7 .35 .32 .27 .23 .20 .18 .16 .14 .13
8 .40 .36 .30 .26 .23 .20 .18 .17 .15
9 .45 .41 .34 .29 .26 .23 .20 .19 .17
10 .51 .45 .38 .32 .28 .25 .23 .21 .19
Death Possible
Subtract .01% for each 40 minutes of drinking.
One drink is 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of beer, or 5 oz. of table wine.


This information is taken from Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention website.

Contact a Baton Rouge DWI Lawyer

A charge of DWI or DUI is a serious matter that requires the attention of a serious DWI/DUI lawyer.
Contact Baton Rouge DWI lawyer, Carl Barkemeyer at (225) 964-6720.

 

Frequent Questions:

  • How can I get my license back?
    That all depends on how your case is handled. It is very important to know that you have only 30 days from the date of arrest to request an administrative hearing to fight for your license regarding the proposed suspension of it for refusing to take the breathalyzer or blowing over the limit.
  • How long will I lose my license?
    It depends on the circumstances of your case and any prior refusals, submittals, or DWI convictions.
  • The officer took my license, so how can I drive?
    When the officer takes your license, he should issue a paper temporary license. It is a thin, white, sheet that says your license is good for 30 days.

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Mr. Barkemeyer offers representation to clients in all cities throughout Louisiana including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Hammond, Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Denham Springs, Shreveport, Covington, Mandeville, Lafayette, Opelousas, Clinton, St. Francisville, Baker, Zachary, Franklin, Thibodeaux, Napoleonville, New Iberia, St. Martinville, New Roads, Port Allen, and Plaquemine. He also offers representation to clients in all parishes throughout Louisiana including East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Ascension, Livingston, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Lafayette, St. Martin, Point Coupee, St. James, Iberville, Assumption, Orleans, Caddo, Bossier, Tensas, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Mary, Avoyelles, and Evangeline.