What is the first thing I should do after I am arrested for DWI in Louisiana?
You should immediately consult with an attorney. The sooner you consult with an attorney, the sooner he can begin collecting evidence which is favorable to your case. The sooner friendly witnesses can be interviewed, the better their memories will be of the events which occurred surrounding your arrest. Additionally, certain other forms of physical evidence are more likely to be available and accurate if collected in close proximity to your arrest. Again remember that you only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to apply for an administrative hearing to contest the suspension of your driver's license.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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