Carl Barkemeyer represents clients charged with DWI or DUI in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. He has defended hundreds of clients for DWI and DWI related charges over the course of his career. Whether you live in St. Tammany Parish, are a student, or visitor, Mr. Barkemeyer can help you regarding your DWI charge.
Here is a common examples of a DWI arest in St. Tammany Parish:
-When Ms. J gets off of a long day at work and heads to the bar to meet a friend for a drink. She has a couple cocktails, and decides to head back home to get ready for the next day. As she continues on her seven block drive home, she approaches a stop sign. Prior to reaching the intersection, she attempts to answer an incoming call on her cell phone. The phone slips out of her hands, falling to the floor. As she reaches down to pick up the phone, she realizes she went too far into the intesection before stopping. The officer camped out in his patrol car a short distance away notices too. He turns on his lights, makes a traffic stop. Officer approaches the vehicle and asked where she came from. He then observes a strong odor of alcohol as she reponds. He asks how many she had. She replies, "a couple." He invites her to perform the pen test and other field sobriety tests. Very embarrassing and difficult. He places her in handcuffs and into the back of the police car for a drive to the station that seems like eternity. After reading over a sheet of paper with very small print, she signs it and blows into a machine. He tells her she can make one call and that someone needs to bail her out.
The above-situation is not from an actual client, however, it is a common scenario. If you have experienced anything like this, we can help you. The first thing to know is that you have 30 days to request a hearing to try to get your driver's license back.
Whether you have received the DWI/DUI in Mandeville, Covington, Slidell, or anywhere else in St. Tammnay Parish, we may be able to help. We may be able help with the license suspension as a result of the submittal or refusal of the breathalyzer as well. DWIs are very complex cases. We know how to protect clients with drunk driving charges.
Contact a St. Tammany Parish DWI attorney at 985-888-0009 to discuss your DWI arrest.