Due to the nature of the alleged crime, law enforcement officials often arrest an accused even before a proper investigation is done. This is often problematic since an accurate investigation is necessary to determine whether a crime has indeed occurred and the person charged has committed such a crime.
In Louisiana, DUI/DWI offenses are categorized between felony and misdemeanor DUI/DWI. First and second DUI/DWI offenses are classified as misdemeanor charges, while a third or more DUI/DWIs are charged as a felony.
A Louisiana criminal court case can have multiple parts and it can be difficult to know what is happening at each stage of the case. While each case in unique, there are several common steps that you can expect in your case.