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Jack Hoffstadt is trained, and has the trial experience to Protect Your Rights and Freedom

If an attorney does not have the training and trial experience he may not be prepared to handle the complexity of DWI cases

A DUI/DWI conviction can land you in jail strip you of your driving privileges, harm your family’s financial security and affect employment opportunities. At my firm I represent clients throughout the state of Louisiana who are charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. I draw upon over 35 years of experience and representation in over 300 criminal jury trials. I am a retired District Attorney and as such I have experience from both sides. I have received training in Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Enforcement (ARIDE). Without having this training, it is difficult to effectively fight DWI charges in court. There is nothing that will surprise me.  We are recognized by other professionals in the legal community for our unsurpassed knowledge , and I have served as a lecturer to the District Attorneys Association and to DWI Defense Lawyers training events. I  will protect your legal rights in a professional manner when you face drunk driving charges.

In Louisiana, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher, or .02 percent if the driver is under 21. We use our extensive experience to zealously represent you when facing charges such as:

  • Misdemeanor DWI — First and second DWI charges in Louisiana are considered misdemeanor offenses. However, they still carry significant penalties, including mandatory jail time, fines up to $1,000, community service and education requirements. I always work with prosecutors to have this charge decriminalized.
  • Felony DWI — Third, fourth and subsequent DWIs when two or more of the convictions occurred within the last ten years are considered felony offenses. These crimes carry stiff penalties, with up to 30 years’ imprisonment, fines up to $5,000 and the requirement to install an ignition interlock device. I can fight the strength of the evidence against you by calling into question the reliability of breath or chemical tests, collection practices, or the law enforcement officer’s procedures.
  • Vehicular homicide — In Louisiana, if you cause or contribute to the death of another person while operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol, you can be charged with vehicular homicide. You face a possible prison sentence of five to 30 years. With over 35 years of legal experience, I know the strategies to employ to best protect you from these serious consequences.
  • Negligent injury — Impaired drivers who cause injury to another person may face this charge, which carries a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment or a $1,000 fine. I use my extensive knowledge of the law to demonstrate why you were not impaired at the time of the accident.

You can count on Jack Hoffstadt, Attorney at Law to fight vigorously to protect your freedom. I will seek a dismissal of the charges or an acquittal depending on the facts of your case. We also look toward working with the prosecutors to have the charges decriminalized.

Frankly if you are looking to plead guilty and accept what you are charged with you don’t need someone with my qualifications. My firm is for people who feel they have been unfairly treated, and cannot afford for themselves or their families to have a criminal conviction

Contact Jack Hoffstadt,  Louisiana DWI lawyer for a free initial consultation

I represent clients throughout Louisiana who are charged with any type of drunk driving offense. Please call either 985-869-8060 or 504-715-6570 or contact the firm online at [email protected] to schedule a free consultation in our Mandeville or New Orleans office.

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  • Mandeville Office
    633 Village Lane North
    Suite 103
    Mandeville, Louisiana 70471
    Phone: 985-789-0876