OWI’s come in many forms under Indiana law. You may be facing a Class C Misdemeanor if it is your 1st OWI charge and you have a low ACE number or you could be facing a Felony if you have had prior OWI convictions or there was an accident where someone was seriously injured or […]
An Indiana OWI can carry a driver’s license suspension before you are ever convicted of a crime.
Getting an OWI charge is easier than people realize. It does not take much to get past the legal limit of .08 ACE. In some cases, it is easy for the State to present a case even if the legal limit is not met, but the State is still able to show some level of […]
In Indiana, officers arresting a person for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated will generally inform the driver of Indiana’s Implied Consent Law. What is Indiana’s Implied Consent Law? I.C. 9-30-6-1 states that, “A person who operates a vehicle impliedly consents to submit to the chemical test provisions of this chapter as a condition of operating […]
When most people think of OWI or DUI charges they probably relate it to driving under the influence of alcohol. To be certain, this is probably the majority of OWI or DUI convictions and charges in Indiana, but what about driving under the influence of other substances? First, let’s consider the definition of intoxication under […]
Indiana has an Implied Consent law that basically states that if you refuse to submit to a chemical test after an officer has established probable cause that you may have been operating a vehicle intoxicated, you face an automatic year suspension of your license. There are times when a refusal can help your criminal DUI […]
If you are facing your first DUI (or known in Indiana as an OWI) you may have options available to you in having your case ultimately not be adjudicated as an OWI conviction. In St. Joseph County, Indiana, the prosecutor’s office does have a programs available that could ultimately have your OWI misdemeanor plead down […]
A DUI (or OWI as it is referred to in Indiana) is usually one area where most people have contact with the criminal justice system. With Indiana having its legal limit set at .08 BAC, it is not hard for someone to be charged with operating while intoxicated. What happens if you are charged with […]