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Facing Driver's License Suspension After a DWI in Baton Rouge, LA?

A DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, can have severe consequences, one of which is the suspension of your driver's license. This suspension can disrupt your daily life, making it challenging to get to work, run errands, and fulfill other essential responsibilities.

If you're facing a driver's license suspension after a DWI in Baton Rouge, you need experienced legal representation to help you navigate the complex legal system. Beall & Thies, LLC is here to assist you in preserving your driving privileges and ensuring your rights are protected. Our dedicated team of attorneys specializes in handling cases related to license suspensions and can guide you through the process to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

Call (225) 577-6223 or fill out our online contact form today to request a free consultation. Your driving privileges are worth fighting for, and we are ready to stand by your side.

What Happens to Your Driver's License After a DWI Arrest?

Upon being arrested for DWI, the arresting officer may issue an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) notice. This notice informs the driver that their driver's license will be suspended unless they request an administrative hearing to contest the suspension within a certain timeframe, usually 30 days.

Remember, this administrative suspension is different from license suspension following a criminal conviction. If you are convicted of DWI in court, your license may be suspended as part of the criminal penalties imposed by the court. The length of the suspension will depend on various factors, including your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), prior DWI convictions, and other circumstances.

In many cases, individuals convicted of DWI may be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in their vehicle. This device requires the driver to pass a breathalyzer test before the vehicle will start. The IID requirement may be part of your sentencing, especially if it's a subsequent DWI offense.

Depending on your conviction and the court's orders, you may also be required to complete DWI education and treatment programs before your license can be reinstated. Furthermore, you must maintain SR-22 coverage for a specified period as a condition for license reinstatement.

Once you have met all the necessary requirements, including serving your suspension, completing any required programs, and maintaining SR-22 insurance, you can apply for license reinstatement. There may be reinstatement fees to pay.

Why Choose Us?

At Beall & Thies, LLC, we understand that having your driver's license suspended can be a major inconvenience that affects your daily life. That's why we offer comprehensive license suspension services to help you get back on the road as soon as possible.

Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys in Baton Rouge, LA, can assist you with all aspects of your license suspension case, including:

  • Reviewing Your Case: Our attorneys will review the circumstances surrounding your license suspension, including the reason for the suspension, the length of the suspension, and any prior driving record issues. We will work with you to understand your situation and develop a strategic plan to get your license reinstated.
  • Filing an Appeal: If your license was suspended due to a traffic violation or other offense, we can help you file an appeal to challenge the suspension. Our attorneys will work to gather evidence, identify any errors in the case against you, and present a compelling argument to the court on your behalf.
  • Requesting a Hardship License: If your license suspension is causing a significant hardship, such as preventing you from getting to work or caring for your family, we can help you obtain a hardship license. This type of license allows you to drive to and from work or other essential activities, even with a suspended license.
  • Negotiating a Reduced Suspension: In some cases, we may be able to negotiate with the court or DMV to reduce the length of your license suspension. Our attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating with these agencies and can work to find a solution that meets your needs.
  • Providing Ongoing Support: Our attorneys will be there for you throughout the license suspension process, providing ongoing support and guidance as needed. We will keep you informed of any updates or changes to your case and work to ensure that you have the best possible outcome.

If you're facing a license suspension in Baton Rouge, LA, don't go it alone. Contact Beall & Thies, LLC today at (225) 577-6223 to schedule a free consultation. We are here to help you get back on the road and back to your life.



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    "Russell W. Beall is a founding partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Beall & Thies LLC. His main emphasis of practice is on Civil Litigation including Torts, Products Liability, and Premises Liability. Russell is a frequent guest speaker at Louisiana State University Law School where he participates in the Appellate Advocacy Program and the Professionalism Orientation. He earned his B.A. degree at Louisiana State University (1998) and his J.D Louisiana State University Law School (2001). Russell is an active member of the Louisiana Association for Justice and is frequently invited to be a guest speaker at continuing legal education seminars."

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    "William W. Thies was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1974 moving with his family to Slidell, Louisiana at seven years of age. Mr. Thies graduated from Slidell High School in 1992. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in history and political science from Louisiana State University in 1996 and his Juris Doctorate from the Southern University Law Center in 2001. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association in May 2002. He is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, American Bar Associations, and the Louisiana Association of Justice. He is admitted to practice in all state courts, the United States District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, as well as the United States Supreme Court."

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