Local criminal defense attorney Ron Miciotto handles many DWI cases and we caught up with him to talk about the laws and the procedures in light of the arrest of Shreveport Councilwoman LeVette Fuller.

Miciotto does have some advice for anyone who is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. "Do not answer any questions from the police. He says the only thing you should say is 'I want to talk to my attorney'. Do not admit to drinking anything."

We asked Miciotto why the Fuller case was handled by a Caddo District Court Judge rather than a City Court Judge and he says that's pretty typical in a case involving any city employee.

As far as the evidence against Fuller, Miciotto says it will depend on the quality of the video from the officer's body cams and the patrol car camera. He says the officers testimony in this case will be critical.  Fuller refused to take a breathalyzer at the station and she was booked into the city jail. Miciotto says it's likely to take 6 months to a year to get this case completed through the court process.


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