New Orleans License Revocation Attorney
While jail time and heavy fines are among the top concerns for those charged with a DWI offense, there are also collateral consequences to consider. Motor vehicle forfeiture and license revocation are two of the devastating penalties associated with multiple DWI convictions.
The Collateral Consequences Of Multiple DWI Convictions
Motor vehicle forfeiture: If you are convicted of a third, fourth or subsequent DWI offense in Louisiana, the court will most likely seize your vehicle and sell it at auction, with the proceeds benefiting the state.
License revocation: While your first DWI offense will result in license suspension, a second conviction and any subsequent DWI convictions will result in license revocation. While both represent a loss of driving privileges, it will be more challenging to obtain a restricted license or a license reinstatement if you face revocation. Generally speaking, after a second DWI offense, your license will be revoked for one year; after a third and fourth DWI offense — two years. In addition, as part of the reinstatement process, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car, pay a reinstatement fee and present proof of insurance.
Protecting Your Rights After A DWI Arrest
With so much at stake after a traffic arrest for drunk driving, you truly need an experienced attorney to represent you and protect your rights. At Phillips Law, we have significant experience representing clients charged with a wide range of DWI offenses, including repeat offenders. We understand how to craft legal arguments and obtain favorable pleas in DWI cases.
As your lawyers, we also know how stressful your position is. We are here to help you get through this time — not just with legal guidance, but also supportive service. We are always just a phone call away when you need to discuss your concerns.
Metairie License Revocation Lawyer
At Phillips Law, we are committed to helping our clients successfully resolve their legal issues with skill and compassion. Contact us at 504-521-7799 to discuss your matter with a dedicated New Orleans motor vehicle forfeiture lawyer.
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