19 year old was charged with DWI. No prior convictions. need legal advice.

Asked 12 months ago - Bossier City, LA

Officers had report of burglary in area. Our 19 year old crossed over the railroad tracks too fast, so they pulled him over as a suspect. They smelled alcohol present. He was sent to sub station for a breath test where he failed, not sure by how much. Officers told us he was borderline at the initial call. He was booked in jail after failing breath test.
He has no prior convictions.
please send legal advice.

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  1. Mekisha Jane Walker

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    Answered . Best possible legal advice - hire a criminal attorney ASAP

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  2. Christopher Irvin Simser

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    Answered . Attorney Walker is 100% correct! In a forum such as this we can give some general advice, but we would need all the facts to give you complete advice as to how you should proceed. At 19 years of age, your son has his whole life in front of him. It is worth the money to sit down with an experienced DUI defense attorney who can protect his rights.

  3. Galen Hair

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    Answered . Hands down, hire a criminal defense attorney. I know the cost can be high and daunting, but it is his future and there really isn't a dollar value you can ascribe to that.

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  4. Chaz Hanley Roberts

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    Answered . You should hire an attorney with particular expertise in the area of OWIs/DUIs immediately. Your son only has 15 days to challenge the suspension of his license, therefore time is of the essence.

    This post does not constitute legal advice and shall not be construed to create an attorney-client relationship.... more

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