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Texting and Driving

Dangers of Texting and Driving

We get asked questions from time to time regarding what we believe is one of the dangers on the roadway, and obviously, texting and driving is the first thing that comes to mind. There’s been studies that say more than 50% of the accidents these days on a roadway are caused by a distracted driver. These devices hold our music, our social media, and our photographs, so it’s really the device which is the distracting in the vehicle, not so much what you’re doing on the device.

Distracted Driving Accidents

Texting and driving is a criminal offense in Louisiana. Some of the things that the state and federal government are trying to do is implement more stringent laws to protect other motorists from individuals texting and driving. State troopers or local authorities would have the right to pull you over if you’re manipulating your device in any regard which distracts you from the operation of the vehicle. Although, it can be just a misdemeanor if there’s not a motor vehicle accident, there are situations where a motor vehicle accident has occurred as a result of the distraction of a device. Distracted driving accidents can lead to significant injuries or fatalities, not only for the person in the vehicle who is texting and driving, but obviously to the general public.

Accident Defense - Criminal Lawyer

From a criminal law standpoint, at Haik, Minvielle, Grubbs & D'Albor we have a very diverse practice, and one of the aspects of practice that we do handle is criminal defense: it’s a part of the practice that I specifically handle and enjoy handling. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you might need a criminal lawyer in south Louisiana, not only being arrested or given a citation for texting and driving, we can help you navigate through the criminal justice system.