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Bossier Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney in Bossier City, LA
Expert Representation in Bossier
Criminal charges can have a significant impact on one’s life, particularly at home and at one’s place of work. Regardless of whether or not a person has been convicted of a criminal offense, an employer may discover criminal charges when running a background check, jeopardizing one’s current employment or prospective work opportunities. Should a person be convicted of an offense, jail or prison time may be a faced, keeping one away from loved ones. If you face criminal charges in Bossier for a misdemeanor or felony crime, you should speak with an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney.
Louisiana does not treat criminal offenses — particularly crimes of violence, drug crimes, and alcohol-related crimes such as DWI — lightly. The prosecution will be harsh when pursuing charges of drug trafficking or illegal drug possession, armed robbery and murder, domestic violence abuse, or DWI/ DUI. It is in your best interests to align yourself with a Bossier criminal defense lawyer like Eric Johnson to protect your rights at each turn.
John D. and Eric G. Johnson Law Firm represents individuals charged with violent criminal offenses, domestic violence crimes, sex offenses, drug crimes, serious traffic violations, DUI, and many other criminal misdemeanor and felony offenses. Louisiana laws treat DUI/DWI severely, and you could face serious penalties for a first time offense. While a first time DUI/DWI is generally a misdemeanor crime, you could face jail time and fines, in addition to other possible penalties. You also risk losing your driving privileges without an attorney to help you fight to retain them.
A second DUI is also a misdemeanor offense in Bossier, Louisiana; however, penalties may be worse, particularly if your recorded blood alcohol concentration was 0.20% or above at the time of the chemical test. You may be ordered to attend a court-approved substance abuse program and a driver improvement program, along with community service. Should you be able to retain driving privileges through a restricted license, you may need to install a costly ignition interlock device. All this is possible in addition to jail time and fines.
You face felony charges for a third or higher DWI. Felonies are among the most severe charges the state of Louisiana can impose. You could spend up to 5 years in jail for your third DWI. Don’t hesitate to speak with attorney Eric Johnson to defend your criminal charges in Bossier. Call (318) 479-0562 to schedule a free consultation or contact us online.