Louisiana DWI Laws

DWI or DUI Charges in Louisiana? An attorney can fight for your rights!

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A DWI in Louisiana can be a costly offense. The drunk driving laws in the state call for fines, jail time and loss of license, all of which are typical state DUI laws. However, Louisiana also has aggressive treatment requirements for anyone convicted of DUI and the state may also seize and sell your vehicle if you are convicted multiple times of DWI.

The consequences of a DUI in Louisiana are the reason many people turn to a DUI lawyer for help. A Louisiana DUI attorney can answer questions you have about your case, and help you protect your rights. Even if you are charged with a DWI, you still have rights. You may be able to challenge your case in court.

Fill out the FREE case evaluation form on this page to connect with a Louisiana DWI lawyer near you. You can also call toll free 877-349-1311.

Louisiana penalties for DUI can result in the seizure and sale of your vehicle. You could lose your driver's license if you refuse to take a breath test.

Louisiana Penalties for DUI

First DUI Conviction

  • Maximum six months in jail
  • $300- $1,000 fine
  • Up to 2-year driver's license suspension
  • Installation of ignition interlock device

Second DUI Conviction

  • 30 days-6 months in jail
  • $750- $1,000 fine
  • 1-year driver's license suspension
  • Installation of ignition interlock device

Third DUI Conviction

  • Charged as a felony
  • 1 year-5 years in jail
  • $2,000 fine
  • 3-year driver's license suspension
  • Seizure and sale of vehicle
  • Installation of ignition interlock device
  • 4 weeks inpatient and 12 months outpatient alcohol/drug treatment program

Fourth DUI Conviction

  • 10 years-30 years in jail
  • $5,000 fine
  • 3-year driver's license suspension
  • Seizure and sale of vehicle
  • Installation of ignition interlock device
  • 4 weeks inpatient and 12 months outpatient alcohol/drug treatment program
Penalties for Refusal
  • Driver's license suspension

Ask a Louisiana DUI Attorney About Your Options

A Louisiana DWI lawyer can answer questions you might have about the law or your specific DWI case. To speak with a DUI attorney near you today, fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call us, toll free, at 877-349-1311.

Note: Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on these DUI laws, speak to a local DUI lawyer in the state.

The list of Louisiana DUI penalties is by no means all-inclusive. DUI penalties may vary based on a variety of factors, including your prior driving record.

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