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from the date of your DWI arrest in Louisiana to request an administrative hearing. If you do not, you can lose your driver's license for up to one year after your DWI arrest. For immediate help contact the Louisiana DWI attorneys at Bates & McMillin to quickly contest your driver's license suspension.

Arrested for DWI in Orleans Parish? Call New Orleans DWI Attorney Robert McMillin for help

Protecting Your Rights after a DWI in New Orleans

Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DWI in Orleans Parish

Louisiana DWI Attorneys
Bates and McMillin, LLC, Louisiana DWI Attorneys
Robert D. McMillin
Statewide DWI & Criminal Defense Practice
Orleans Parish, LA

Call (504) 407-1960

Were you arrested for DWI in New Orleans? A DWI in New Orleans can have a serious impact on your life, your liberty, and your freedom. It is important that you speak with a DWI attorney as soon as possible after an arrest for DWI in Orleans Parish. New Orleans DWI attorney Robert McMillin has extensive experience in handling New Orleans DWI cases. Schedule a free consultation by simply calling (504) 407-1960 or fill out the consultation form . After an arrest for DWI/DUI in Louisiana, you need to speak to a top rated New Orleans DWI attorney right away. Call Attorney Robert McMillin if you have been arrested for DUI/DWI in Orleans Parish.

  • Member of the National College of DUI Defense
  • Training in administration of field sobriety testing and drug recognition evaluation, administration of INTOXILYZER 5000 BAC AND GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY
  • Robert McMillin served in the United States Marine Corps from 1989-1995
  • James Bates has represented clients in the courtroom for more than 4 decades
  • Free DWI consultation and payment plans available

While impaired or drunk driving is never condoned, not everyone arrested for DUI/DWI in Orleans Parish is guilty. The police efforts to crackdown on drinking and driving can lead to responsible social drinkers being charged for mere presence of alcohol. And sometimes good people make mistakes.

Hiring a criminal defense attorney with experience in DUI/DWI defense will ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the best possible disposition of your case. That can include dismissal of all drunk driving charges, reduction of charges to a lesser offense and acquittal at trial.

New Orleans DWI Lawyer Robert McMillin has found that many people are convicted who could have been helped if they had secured his legal services. His goal is to successfully defend you against a charge of DWI in Louisiana. Even in a worst-case scenario, he will negotiate to minimize the severity of the penalties. He will listen to your account of the arrest, talk with you about your needs and then thoroughly investigate your case in order to build the most appropriate and effective legal defense. Federal law establishes that it is the responsibility of the District Attorney to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. An aggressive defense from experienced New Orleans DWI Attorney Robert McMillin could keep the district attorney from doing that.

Get your Free Consultation with a New Orleans DWI Attorney

Orleans Parish DWI Attorney Robert McMillin offers a free, no obligation review of your situation, so he can better inform you of your legal options and outline his fee. To begin getting help with your case, call (504) 407-1960 or fill out the secure on-line form. All inquiries will receive a prompt response.

Loss of Driver’s License for DWI in New Orleans

The State of Louisiana has an implied consent law, which means you are expected to agree to a test of blood alcohol content when asked by a law enforcement officer. If you refuse to have your breath, blood or urine tested, or if you submit to a test and register a BAC at or above 0.08%, the arresting officer will seize your driver’s license – effectively suspending all driving privileges.

You then have just 15 days from the date of an arrest for DWI in Orleans Parish to contest the suspension. If you do not act, the suspension could be extended by the Department of Public Safety. By filing a petition for an Administrative Hearing with the DPS you will be entitled to drive until a final judgment has been reached.

While each situation is different and no result can be guaranteed, New Orleans DWI Lawyer Robert McMillin has a high success rate in helping his clients keep their driving privileges. Time is extremely limited. If you want to see if your license can be saved, contact New Orleans DWI Attorney Robert McMillin now.

Regarding Out of State Drivers after a DWI in Orleans Parish

The State of Louisiana shares DWI arrest information with other states. Even if you are a not a resident of Louisiana, your arrest will be reported to your home state and your license will still be in jeopardy.

Penalties for a DWI in Louisiana

Louisiana DUI / DWI laws are periodically changed, making it important to seek an attorney who is actively involved with DWI defense.

The first and second arrests for drunk driving in Louisiana are filed as misdemeanors. The third and any subsequent offenses are filed as felonies. The penalties can include fines, court costs, community service, attendance at a drinking and driving seminar, supervised probation with a monthly fee, imprisonment and even the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device. The severity of the penalties increases with each additional conviction for Louisiana DWI.

A DWI arrest in Louisiana is very serious, and it could negatively impact the rest of your life. Realize that your arrest could be discovered with a simple background check. With a permanent criminal arrest record, you could lose your job, find it difficult to find future employment and see your credit score damaged.

It is important to try and keep your record clean. Contact Orleans Parish DWI Lawyer Robert McMillin today for a free consultation.

New Orleans DWI Attorney Robert D. McMillin

Robert McMillin, US Marine CorpsNew Orleans DWI Lawyer Robert McMillin is an aggressive criminal defense attorney who has been trained in DWI defense. After serving six years in the United States Marine Corps from 1989-1995, including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, he went to the University of Southern Mississippi and attended Tulane Law School on a merit based scholarship. He concentrates his criminal defense practice on DWI defense and fights as hard for his clients in the courtroom as he did in defending his country in the Middle East. Robert McMillin attends advanced DWI and criminal defense seminars across the country each year to continue his training and preparation for his clients DWI defense.

Rob McMillin, DWI Defense AttorneyRobert McMillin not only attends advance seminars on DWI defense that are put on by some of the best DWI defense attorneys in the nation, but he also attends advance conferences with laboratory training in Forensic Gas Chromatography and by the National College of DUI Defense’s annual session at Harvard Law School.

Robert McMillin has had more training in DWI’s than most police officers, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. This specific training allows him to detect when the required procedures are not followed by a police officer in a DWI arrest. Being armed with this information can be the result of a DWI dismissal or a reduction in charge.

Hire Robert McMillin, the Right New Orleans DWI Attorney

No one really expects having to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney, and when the need arises it means something stressful has occurred. Not all attorneys have experience with criminal law, and some criminal law attorneys have little knowledge of drunk driving defense. Since your future and your freedom are at stake, you need to make the correct decision when selecting legal representation.

New Orleans DWI Attorneys Bates and McMillin have more than 40 years of overall experience, as well as special training in DWI defense. They know how to build a successful defense strategy and make the Louisiana DWI laws work for you. They offer professional legal skills as well as a personal interest in helping you. DWI Attorneys James Bates and Robert McMillin will provide honest legal guidance throughout the disposition of your case.

James L. Bates, Louisiana DWI Lawyer

Nearly all of NOLA DWI Lawyer James Bates’ practice focuses on DWI defense and helping those accused of drug and alcohol related traffic offenses. He believes that good legal representation should be affordable, and in many cases, a convenient pay plan can be structured. New Orleans DWI attorney James Bates has long-term experience with DWI law and can help you aggressively fight your charges.

Attorney James Bates is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Louisiana Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, the Louisiana State Bar, the Covington Bar Association and the Slidell Bar Association. He is permitted to practice law in all state courts. James Bates is qualified as an instructor and administrator of standardized field sobriety tests.

Do not assume that the district attorney or the judge will be looking out for your best interests. For public image they will actively pursue a conviction with severe penalties. As an experienced Louisiana DWI defense attorney, James Bates will make sure your voice is heard and your rights are protected.

Act Now for the Best Result

Time is important, so if you want the best possible outcome for a DWI arrest, call (504) 407-1960 or complete the form now and schedule a free consultation.

Former DWI Client Reviews

Reviews by
Actual Former DWI Clients
of Bates and McMillin.

5 Star Review
Rating: 10 out of 10
Based on 2 reviews


I am a licensed nurse planning to enroll in a registered nursing bridge program. I received a ticket for a DWI and sought out the legal assistance of Mr. Bates to handle my case. Despite the fact that I was not eligible for the diversion program, Mr. Bates was able to meet with the DA and further discuss my case. Mr. Bates went the extra mile and was able to convince the DA I was a good candidate for this program. Had I not been accepted into diversion I would not be able to further my nursing education. There would also be consequences from the state board of my current license. As a single mother of three I could not afford to lose my license or be out of work. Thanks to Mr. Bates, on completion of this program this will all be behind me and I can move forward with my goals. Thank you Mr. Bates!


Dear Mr. Bates,
I appreciate you and especially your secretary’s help through this situation. I was arrested for a DWI and I called you for help in assisting me with this matter and you met with me and re-assured me that all would be okay. Your team did the necessary work to prove my innocence and for that I am grateful. And again thank you so much for Miss Terri, I think I could drive her insane with my phone calls. Thank you.

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Louisiana DWI Attorneys
Bates and McMillin, LLC
Louisiana DWI Attorneys
Statewide DWI & Criminal Defense Practice
Orleans Parish, LA

Call (504) 407-1960

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Defending DWI Cases Throughout Orleans Parish

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Louisiana DWI Attorney Robert McMillin practices law in all courts in Orleans Parish. For your convenience, consultation appointments can be scheduled in the law firm's primary office in Slidell, a satellite office in Metarie or any other mutually agreed upon location.

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