Defending Yourself After Drunk Driving/OWI Charges
One poor decision to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is enough to have consequences for your entire future. Indiana courtrooms take operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) charges very seriously, and the sentencing for these charges is severe. Despite how grave the situation might seem, it is still possible to defend yourself against these charges with the help of a skilled criminal defense team.
Defend Indiana, LLC, offers a team of criminal defense attorneys all dedicated to protecting you. We know how damaging these charges can be, and we want to be the ones who help you pursue the outcome you deserve in your case.
What a Conviction Can Mean for You
The charges you are facing today will vary depending on how many prior convictions you have on your record. First offenses can result in sentencing up to $5,000 in fines plus hundreds more in court fees, up to two years of license suspension, and up to one year in jail. A third offense will escalate to $10,000 in fines, up to 10 years of license suspension, and up to three years in prison. Because one charge can make future charges worse, it is vital that you choose legal representation who knows how to keep your record clean as possible.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Many people, especially those facing a first offense, make the mistake of representing themselves or settling for a court-appointed attorney in these cases. Our lawyers have decades of experience in these cases and have made careers of representing clients throughout the challenges of their OWI charges and other serious traffic violations. As your legal representation, we look at all angles to seek the best available results in your case.
First, we gather all the information in your situation to develop defense strategies like proving police error; lack of or unreliable evidence; or establishing that you were not illegally driving at the time of your arrest and were only above the legal limit when tested later on. Additionally, we are ready pursue negotiations to reduce your charges or maximize a plea deal if that’s the best option for you. No matter what your case needs are, we are here for you every step of the way.
Start Your Defense Here
If you are facing OWI charges, remember that the best defense is a great offense. Our aggressive representation can make the difference you are looking for in your case, so contact our office by calling 855-362-4788 or emailing us here. We serve clients across Indiana, and we are ready to defend your rights and future.