Lori Elaine Laird is a Texas attorney and mediator. Prior to becoming an attorney... more
Lori Elaine Laird is a Texas attorney and mediator. Prior to becoming an attorney she was a police officer, serving as a patrol officer, a patrol sergeant, hostage negotiator and member of the department’s Honor Guard. She was also an instructor at the police academy teaching the United States and Texas Constitutions and Police Professionalism and Ethics to police officers from across the sta... view profile
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.