The Gouner Blog

July 4th “Firewater”

We really enjoy toasting to fireworks in the sky on the 4th of July! Drinking and driving while celebrating America’s independence, however, is not exciting.

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What Is A DWI PTI?

From time to time, we’re asked how pretrial diversion programs or “pretrial interventions” work in the criminal system.  It is a mixed bag.  The format

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No DWI for Christmas

Christmas parties are in full swing, and so is DWI enforcement.  As always, I recommend not drinking and driving. If, however, you find yourself getting pulled

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How Not To Get Arrested

I’ve been practicing criminal defense law for almost 25 years. The most important step I’ve discovered in avoiding arrest is to avoid encountering the police

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DWIs–What To Do

There is a lot of misinformation out there about DWIs.  In reality, a DWI is a major road bump, but not the end of the

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Forced Blood Draws

There is a nationwide trend to force blood draws for potential DWI arrests.  All states including Louisiana have a so-called “implied consent” law.  This means,

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St. Paddy and The Checkpoint

St. Patrick’s Day is sometimes associated with people celebrating and reveling in the traditions of the holiday.  Some people use this “happy-go-lucky” day to celebrate

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