Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is known as a DUI or OWI in the state of Indiana. A conviction can lead to time in jail, large fines, and a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Even a first offense can garner these heavy penalties, especially if you are underage or have a commercial license.
With our 100+ years of combined professional experience defending those accused of a variety of drunk driving charges, The Criminal Defense has helped thousands of clients throughout Southern and South Central Indiana face the challenges of a DUI arrest. Call (888) 519-2730 to learn how we can assist you.
Driving under the influence is taken very seriously and any driver found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over .08% are subject to restrictions and consequences. However, successes in DUI cases are not impossible, and our firm has a reputation for zealously defending our clients to develop a solid defense strategy that keeps your rights and your freedom in mind.
Do not ignore your case, as penalties are harsh. Let The Criminal Defense Team represent you.
If you are arrested for a second DUI, you will be facing a mandatory jail sentence, which you were not facing on your first DUI conviction. In Indiana, if you are convicted or plead guilty to a second DUI, you are required to serve at least 5 actual days in the county jail and could serve as much as 1 year or even up to 2 ½ years dependent upon whether it is filed as a felony or a misdemeanor. Also, you will be facing a mandatory 1 year license suspension vs the much shorter suspension on your first DUI. If your first DUI came within 5 years of the second arrest, then you will also be facing a felony charge. A level 6 felony carries a punishment between 6 months and 2 ½ years. The Criminal Defense Team has represented hundreds and hundreds of clients who have had the misfortune of having a second DUI arrest. We understand what it takes to get the best outcome for our clients on this serious charge.
Obviously, if you are facing a third or fourth DUI or more, you will be facing very dire legal consequences. The Criminal Defense Team has successfully defended clients facing their 5th, 6th and even 7th DUIs. When you are arrested after having multiple convictions already for DUI, it may seem like an uphill climb. Prosecutors will be typically aggressively seeking prison time and long license suspensions. However, you need to stay positive. Our lawyers are trained and have the experiences to know how best to handle your individual situation. We can tell you war story after war story of successfully battling prosecutors, including winning a case involving a BAC tests above .4 (over 5 times the legal limit) and also a case where the client claimed on video to be too intoxicated to take the breath test. How do these types of results occur? It takes a team and a lot of experience and know-how. We handle these cases all over the State of Indiana. Hiring our Criminal Defense Team lawyers, in our opinion, can greatly help your chances of finding a successful resolution for your case.