DWI: 2017’s Major Overhaul
It’s important to stay on top of the law and any changes associated with laws. Fortunately, we’re doing the research so that you don’t have to.
Last summer, Louisiana underwent a major overhaul of the criminal justice system, which also includes some information on DWIs.
According to Julia O’Donoghue of NOLA.com, in Louisiana, “a person convicted for the fourth time of driving while intoxicated may be sentenced to drug and alcohol treatment instead of prison”. This rule is entirely dependent on the discretion of the district attorney and is only available to those not offered this option in their past DWI cases.
This took effect in November 1st, 2017. However, the laws regarding DWI offenses go into far greater detail. As a DWI Lawyer, attorney Taylor Fontenot knows fine details of the law, as well as other changes that have taken effect in the recent past.