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 important 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.



Time is of the essence after you have been arrested for a DWI in louisiana. For more information on what to do after an arrest for DWI, click here.

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.

"Great attorney - very detailed and knowledgeable.
I will recommend him to anyone and if needed I'd consult with him again.!"