Local attorneys Parker Layrisson and Robert Landry have authored the first book ever dedicated to explaining Louisiana DWI law. The book, entitled DWI Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Louisiana Drunk Driving Law, was published by Word Association Publishers of Tarentum, Pennsylvania.
“This book is the result of nearly a decade practicing Louisiana DWI law and approximately five years of researching, writing, and re-writing our manuscript” said Layrisson. “Robert and I are very proud of this product. DWI Handbook is the first reference guide of its kind and it’s far more comprehensive than my previous DWI book.”
DWI Handbook provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective of Louisiana DWI law, including practical guidance in handling cases. In addition to thorough legal analysis and commentary of the elements of the crime and related statutes, the book provides guidance for nearly all aspects of a DWI case: traffic stops and arrests, field sobriety tests and chemical breath testing, criminal penalties and prosecutions, driver’s license sanctions, negotiating a plea bargain, and clearing the criminal record of a DWI charge. It also includes information on mistakes to avoid, choosing an attorney, attorney-client confidentiality and privilege, and much more.
The book retails for $19.95 (paperback) or $29.95 (hardcover) and it will soon be available for sale on amazon.com. The authors also plan to donate copies for free public use to local libraries.
Layrisson and Landry dedicated the book to their wives, Brandie and Sarah.
Layrisson is an attorney with law offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Ponchatoula. He is a former city prosecutor, state assistance attorney general, and federal judicial law clerk who served as editor-in-chief of the Louisiana Law Review. He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest available peer review rating for legal abilities and ethical standards (AV Preeminent) and Avvo’s highest available rating (10.0 Superb). He also earned the Lexis-Nexis Lawyers.com Client Distinction Award and the Avvo Client Choice Award. Layrisson has taught DWI law, professionalism, and ethics to attorneys and judges in various continuing educations courses. In addition to this book, Layrisson has written or co-authored another DWI book, an auto accident law blog, and numerous other legal articles. He can be reached by telephone at 985-467-9525 or online at LouisianaLegalLeader.com.
Landry is a Ponchatoula native and longtime Hammond resident whose law practice is now based in Houma, Louisiana. He graduated from LSU Law Center and has been in private practice since. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Landry received two undergraduate degrees and a Master of Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. He also received a minor in Spanish and is fluent in the language. Mr. Landry is a member of the National College of DUI Defense and has attended NCDD’s DUI Defense Seminar at Harvard Law School. Mr. Landry practices DWI defense throughout southern Louisiana. He can be reached by telephone at (985) 223-3213 or online at LandryLegal.com.
“We could not have done this alone,” concluded Layrisson. “Robert and I were blessed with an exceptional editor, Emily Mayeaux, a great cover artist, Lane Grigas, an outstanding publisher, Tom Costello, excellent law office coworkers, and most of all supportive families. DWI Handbook is a team effort from cover to cover.”