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- Shawn Ramsey: Your Constitutional Rights Are Paramount.
- Cress Law Group:
- Wilson, Green & Cecere:
criminal, estate, domestic relations, and personal injury law
- Dawnya Taylor: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
- Wyland, Humphrey, Wagner & Clevenger:
¥ Real Estate
¥ Civil Litigation
¥ Criminal Litigation
¥ Municipal Law
¥ State and Federal Appeals
¥ Wills and Probate
¥ Domestic Relations
¥ Education Law
¥ Corporate Law
- Mayer, John:
Drunk Driving (DUI)
Business and Corporations
Probate and Estate Management
Power of Attorney
Living Wills (Medical Related)
- Loheide, Benjamin: Criminal Law Family Law Divorce
- Ann Walsh: Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.
- Crown Point
- Johnson, Brian:
Slip and Fall
- Wruck Paupore Law Offices: Driving under the influence, or Driving while intoxicated, is the term for alcohol-related driving behavior. It is responsible for nearly 1/3 of all traffic deaths in this country. Many of these impaired drivers are repeat offenders and all can cause a heavy burden of death and/or injury to themselves and to innocent drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Anyone who causes an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance is considered negligent. Unfortunately, this is of little comfort to someone who has sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an alcohol-related accident. The driver convicted of DUI has the liability to pay for all damages, but may not be the only person considered negligent or liable. Those who provided the alcohol may also be considered negligent and liable for damages. Many states have laws which impose liability on bars, clubs, restaurants, or hotels which supply liquor improperly. In such cases, a business is expected to exercise due care and not to serve anyone who is obviously drunk. Even someone outside of such a business may incur liability for supplying liquor to a driver who subsequently had an accident, injuring or killing others. The host of a party may be liable in some states if he continues to allow a guest to imbibe after it is obvious the guest is under the influence.
- East Chicago
- Gruenhagen, Mark: All drunk driving defenses Narcotic offenses Violent crimes Traffic tickets License suspensions Juvenile defenses
- Kinsman, Eric: If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges You need someone on your side. DUI --OWI Drunk Driving Operating While Intoxicated Battery Bribery Burglary Carjacking Cocaine Charges Counterfeiting Credit Card Fraud Criminal Mischief Disorderly Conduct Domestic Battery Driving Suspended DUI-OWI Drug Charges Embezzlement Counterfeiting Failure to Appear Firearm Charges Forgery Fraud Habitual Traffic Failure to Appear Firearm Charges Forgery Fraud Hit and Run Identity Theft Insurance Fraud Intimidation Marijuana Charges Meth Charges Murder Operating w/ Intoxicated Perjury Probation Violations Resisting Arrest Retail Theft Robbery Theft Traffic Tickets Trespassing Weapons Charges * DO NOT take a wait-and-see approach to a criminal situation. * DO NOT delay. Generally, the sooner a Criminal Defense Lawyer is brought into a criminal case or investigation, the better potential results for the client. * DO NOT seek answers to questions about your legal rights from police officers and prosecutors who do not have a legal duty to act in a suspectÕs best interest. * DO NOT gamble while your freedom is at stake. A serious criminal charge can have a defendant fighting for his or her fundamental freedom. 7 RIGHTS Guaranteed by the Constitution you should NOT give up without consulting a lawyer first: * The right to remain silent. You cannot be forced to plead guilty or to make any self incriminating statement. This applies in court and when you are questioned by police and investigators. * The right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. * The right to an attorney. * The right to trial by jury. * The right to a speedy, public trial. * The right to confront and cross-examine witnesses against you. * The right to compel witnesses to appear and testify on your behalf. 7 SUGGESTIONS When Facing a Criminal Charge: * Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney because a conviction follows you for the rest of your life. * Hire a criminal defense attorney who is familiar and has direct experience dealing with the prosecutor who is prosecuting you AND frequently practices in the very Court where your case is pending. * Hire a criminal defense lawyer that will give you an honest and fair analysis of your situation. * Ask about fees and and get a written fee agreement. .* Hire a criminal lawyer that extensively practices criminal law and has experience in your type of case. * Take advantage of free legal consultations. * Tell the whole story during the consultation - itÕs protected by privilege and the only way to get an accurate analysis from the prospective attorney
- William Cohen: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Known by many names, a drunk driving offense or a DUI, DWI, and OWI charge, can have a long-term effect on your life, impacting your finances, mobility and your freedom. Criminal charges for first, second, and third time offenders can include: 1st offense: Loss of license from 30 days-2 years; fine from $250-$5000 2nd offense: Loss of license; 5 days jail time or 80 hours of community service 3rd offense: Loss of license for life; jail time
- Hansen, Larry: DUI/DWI The consequences of DUI, DWI and OWVI are influenced by your age, blood alcohol content (BAC), prior criminal history and whether you caused injury or death during the operation of a vehicle. Although you are under no obligation to perform any standardized field sobriety test, you are obligated to take a chemical test if the officer finds probable cause.
- Sean Clapp: Being charged with a criminal misdemeanor or felony is a serious and sensitive matter
- Baldwin, Adams, Knierim & Kamish: Felonies (generally) Misdemeanors (generally) Common Charges DUI Drug related charges / Meth Theft Sex Offense Battery Traffic related offenses
- Roesener, Andrew: An arrest for drunk driving or operating under the influence can lead to many problems in your life. If convicted, you can face heavy fines, driver's license suspension, increased insurance rates, and possible jail time. First offenders and repeat offenders both face serious penalties for drunk driving, and will benefit from the advice and counsel of a lawyer to defend their rights. Drunk driving defense is different from other types of criminal defense. It requires significant understanding of technical issues and constantly changing case law. The legal issues are often related to breath testing technology and involve blood alcohol levels, certification procedures for law enforcement, certification for the breath test machine, and an understanding of proper administration of field sobriety tests. Each county must have proper certification to show that the results of the breath test machine are reliable. This evidence must be presented at trial. In some situations, certification can be outdated and results of the breath test can be ruled inadmissible. A DUI can be charged at different levels depending on the circumstances. Currently, a first time offense is a misdemeanor. However, if a child under the age of sixteen was in the vehicle, it is a felony offense. If injuries, prior convictions, or fatalities are involved during the commission of the offense, it will likely be charged as a felony.
- Brinkerhoff & Brinkerhoff: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ¥ Traffic Violations ¥ Misdemeanors ¥ Felonies ¥ DUI/OWI
- Ft. Wayne Ft. Wayne
- Mehl & Mehl:
Criminal law is unique among all areas of the law in that the defendant can sometimes face the loss of his or her freedom. Even if your freedom is not at stake, all criminal charges can have serious and far-reaching consequences. Thus, it is important to know that there is someone in your corner with the knowledge and experience to defend your rights.
- David Murphy: Being arrested can be an unsettling experience. Any arrest is a serious matter, and you should always consult with an attorney. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help protect you rights.
- Breclaw, Harris & Taylor: Certain terms need to be defined in order to understand the charge of OWI. Indiana defines a "vehicle" as "a device for transportation by land or air." Thus, a "vehicle" may include everything from a motorbike to a semi. The term "intoxicated" basically means under the influence of alcohol, drug, or a combination, so that a person is significantly impaired and dangerous. A blood-alcohol content of ".10%" is not part of the legal definition of "intoxicated."
- Petry, Fitzgerald & Less: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
- Barbara Shaver: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
- Indianapolis, Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis
- Nichols & Wallsmith: Have you been charged with drunk driving? There are serious consequences that go along with a conviction for drunk driving. You will lose your license, pay higher insurance premiums, may be requires to attend alcohol treatment aand probation, and may be required to serve time in jail or prison. It is important that you work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
- Richard Ballard: In order for a court to consider evidence presented in a case, the evidence must be properly presented to the court for admission. Presentation of evidence may be undertaken in a variety of ways.
- Bolinger Law Firm: Felonies Drug Possession OWI / Drunk Driving Juvenile
- Janes, Edward:
A DUI can happen despite the best intentions. The consequences
of a DUI arrest can be disastrous and penalties can include loss of
driving privileges as well as fines and possible incarceration.
In many cases, a DUI is a direct threat to job security and
family strife. A DUI can also mean financial hardship which
may include fines, court costs, alcohol/drug evaluation
costs, couseling costs, breath alcohol ignition
interlock device costs and increased automobile
- Hollenbeck, Michael:
Drug and Controlled Substance Offenses, including
Possession, Delivery and Manufacture.
¥ Operating While Intoxicated
¥ Offense Against Persons, including Battery, Intimidation, Invasion of Privacy, Criminal
Confinement and offenses alleging sexual misconduct.
¥ Offenses Against Public Order, including Theft, Criminal Mischief, Forgery, Fraud,
Check Deception and business or "white collar' crimes.
¥ Offenses Against Public Order, including Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law
Enforcement and Public Intoxication.
¥ Probation Violations and Juvenile Delinquency matters.
- Zerbe, Zerbe & Garner: If you are facing drunk driving or drug charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney making sure your constitutional rights are protected.
- Kirtley, Taylor, Sims, Chadd & Minnette: * Business Litigation * Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts * Divorce and Family Law * DWI/DUI/OWI/OVWI (Drunk Driving) Defense * Municipal Law Matters
- Barrett, Matthew: You should NOT plead guilty to any criminal charges.
- Roscoe Stovall: In many courts, serving time in jail is typically required if you are convicted. Repeat OWI offenses almost assure this. The legislature has become increasingly strict with these cases, and has established systems and procedures to "streamline" the process.
- Steven Litz: If you've been charged with drunk driving, or operating while intoxicated, you face an enormous risk. You risk going to jail or prison, losing your license, being on probation, and spending thousands of dollars in fees. You need a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of drunk driving law, a lawyer who is one of the few in the entire State who has been certified to give the same field sobriety tests the police give (and which they usually do incorrectly), a lawyer who will resolve your case in the best possible way for you--either through plea negotiations or preparing for trial, a lawyer who will not charge you an arm and a leg to apply his expertise on your behalf.
- Willadsen, Kristin: Offenses such as Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI) can lead to the loss of your driver's license, and a subsequent offense could be charged as a felony if you were previously convicted of OWI.
- LaRue, John: Taking apart the prosecutionÕs DUI case Criminal law assigns the prosecution the burden of proof in a DUI case. A knowledgeable DUI lawyer can examine the evidence and look for weaknesses in the prosecutionÕs case. Weaknesses in the case that can be challenged often include: * Errors in the stop and arrest. A police officer must have probable cause to stop a driver. However, police officers frequently err in judgment. Faulty driving such as weaving or making overly wide turns can be caused by a tired or inattentive driver talking on a cell phone and not because of intoxication. * Faulty judgment in determining intoxication. The odor of alcohol on the breath is unreliable because alcohol has no odor. A non-alcoholic beer can result in the same breath odor. A lack of mental impairment such as incoherent speech or inability to follow directions exists with intoxication before physical impairment manifests, which would actually affect the ability to drive. If a police officer judges physical impairment, but there is no evidence of mental impairment, the evidence may be ruled as faulty. * Failure to read Miranda Rights. Statements made during questioning after arrest are often inadmissible if Miranda Rights were not read. * Challenging chemical tests. Chemical tests must be performed according to standard procedure by a qualified technician. The breath test measures the amount of alcohol in the lungs. For a breath test to be valid, the person tested must be observed for 20 minutes prior to testing to ensure no belching, vomiting, burping, drinking beverages, smoking, or eating occurred. Any of these activities can result in a false reading. A police officer must have probable cause to stop a driver. However, police officers frequently err in judgment. Faulty driving such as weaving or making overly wide turns can be caused by a tired or inattentive driver talking on a cell phone and not because of intoxication. A Muncie, Indiana drunk driving lawyer carefully listens to all the details about the stop, arrest, and chemical test and asks questions to discover if there are holes in the prosecutionÕs case. Any evidence that does not follow strict procedure or is unreasonable, we investigate thoroughly, looking for a strategy to get your case thrown out, reduce charges, or argue for lighter sentencing.
- Joseph Davis: What are the PER SE Blood Alcohol limits in Indiana? A BAC of .08 to .15 is a Class C misdemeanor, while a BAC of .15 or greater is a Class A misdemeanor. The BAC levels vary accordingly: Adult drivers over 21 - .08, Under-21 drivers - .02, and commercial drivers - .04. General Indiana OWI Information: * BAC Defined as illegal per se: 0.08 * Administrative license suspension 1st offense? 180 days * Restore driving privileges during suspension? After 30 days * Penalties include interlock? Yes * Penalties include forfeiture No Note: information is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Top Aggravating Circumstances: * Input from the victim if there is an accident * Very high breathalyzer readings (generally 0.15 or more) * A bad driving record and past convictions * Caught not long after regaining driving privileges * Bad relations with the police officers involved in the incident * Dangerous and/or unusual driving leading to the police stop Top Mitigating Circumstances: * Previous good driving record * Low readings on a breathalyzer test * Cooperation with the police officers involved in the incident * Efforts at rehabilitation * When a judgement would have an adverse affect on employment and/or family
- Sheets, Jerimiah: Are you faced with a legal problem that may affect your livelihood or the well-being of your family? Are you confused by legal documents or intimidated by just the thought of having to be in court? Don't allow yourself to be overwhelmed or intimidated by the legal system.
- New Albany
- New Palenstine
- Boring & Boring:
Driving under the influence is one of the most commonly committed crimes in the United States. Unfortunately, since this crime is so common, many people make the mistake of taking their DUI arrests lightly instead of seeking appropriate legal representation.
- Vouga, Melton & Kyres:
Drugs & Narcotics Offenses
Drunk & Disorderly Conduct
Felony & Misdemeanor Charges
Jail Release & Bond Reduction
Legal Defense For All Crimes
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal Injury Services
Personal Injury Law
Slip & Fall Injuries
- Jordan Law:
Criminal Defense (Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI, Traffic, Probation Violations, etc.)
Family Law (Divorce, Paternity, Child Support, Custody, Visitation, etc.)
- Hunyadi, Stephen: Why It's Important to Mount a Sound Defense, Even Against First-Time DUI Charges Even a first offense DUI/DWI/OWI can result in jail time. Further, if you don't defend yourself and are convicted, another drunk driving conviction within five years will result in that second conviction being a felony rather than a misdemeanor. That second conviction could put you in prison for six months to three years. Further, after a second drunk driving conviction, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car.
- Burton & Simkin: Tips for Selecting a Criminal Defense Lawyer * Is the lawyer experienced in the area of criminal law that relates to your troubles? How long has the lawyer been practicing in this area? * Check out the lawyer's reputation and skills. Ask other lawyers. Ask friends and associates if they are familiar with the lawyer. * Does the lawyer have a good relationship with the prosecuting attorneys and other lawyers in the area? * Does the lawyer have a good reputation? * Ask how many similar cases the firm has represented. * Review the lawyer's biography and areas ofpractice on the firm's website. * Visit the website of the state bar association, or call them, to assure the lawyer is in good standing. * Is the lawyer conveniently located to assist you? Does the lawyer have strong ties to your community? * How does the lawyer charge? * Will the lawyer provide an estimate of the total fee, if possible? * Does the lawyer seem to have an interest in representing you? * Does the lawyer have the time and resources to give you the attention you require? Ask him or her. * Has there been publicity about your lawyer's involvement in similar cases? Check out the local newspaper archives. * Will the lawyer be handling your case personally? * Are you comfortable with the lawyer?
- Arnold Law Office: If you have been arrested for DUI, DWI or drunk driving in Indiana, you could be facing jail time, fines and suspension or revocation of your driversÕ license. Don't leave your legal representation to chance and don't go before the judge without a knowledgeable attorney by your side.
- Thomas Kemp: A driver's license is one of the most important tools an individual has in our fast-paced society. Driving is also one of the most expensive things we do in our lives. Legal troubles involving your license can cost money, they can also costs jobs and impose hardships on your loved ones.
- Rising Sun
- Lane Siekman: "DUI" is short for Driving Under the Influence. It is shorthand that most people understand, but strictly speaking "DUI" is not a crime in the State of Indiana. "OWI", Operating While Intoxicated is a crime, as are certain so-called per se offenses related to having certain levels of alcohol in one's blood or breath, or controlled substances in one's blood.
- Gruenhagen, Mark: All drunk driving defenses Narcotic offenses Violent crimes Traffic tickets License suspensions Juvenile defenses
- St. John
Sachs & Hess: There is an old saying that goes something along the lines of "Only a Fool Represents Himself." There is a lot of wisdom in that saying. If a person had a heart condition, they certainly wouldn't try to treat it on their own. Problems within the legal system should be handled the same way. Attorneys are trained in dealing with and handling Operating While Intoxicated cases. In a first offense for Operating While Intoxicated, it is essential that an attorney be involved because of the possible future problems associated with a conviction for Operating While Intoxicated. If a person is convicted of Operating While Intoxicated, and then gets another Operating While Intoxicated conviction within the next five (5) years, the second offense would be charged as a Class "D" Felony, increasing the possible sanctions and penalties involved.
- What should I do if I am arrested?
- What not to do if I am arrested.
- What is O.W.I.?
- What are the penalties for Operating While Intoxicated?
- If this is a first offense, do I really need a lawyer?
- What is an H.T.V.?
- How much would it cost for representation?
The Constitution of the United States, as well as the State of Indiana, guarantees you a right to counsel, so take advantage of it. It is essential that you assert your right to an attorney before making any statements to any law enforcement agency, or signing any documents produced by a law enforcement agency with the exception of a traffic ticket.
Never consent to the search of an automobile, home dwelling, person (with the exception of a pat down search for the officer's safety), purse, or any other item without enforcing your right to speak to an attorney first. Certain exceptions to this rule would apply, such as the Indiana Consent Law. The Implied Consent Law requires you to submit to blood alcohol tests or face the lose of your license as a result of any automatic one (1) year suspension for failing to comply with the same. The Applied Consent Law is mandatory, and you do not have a right to speak to a lawyer before submitting to, or being asked to submit to the test.
If arrested, always be cooperative with the police officer. Failure to cooperate with the officer, whose primary concern is his own personal safety, could result in resisting law enforcement charges or disorderly conduct charges, which can only add to your costs and potential penalty. Being cooperative does not mean giving the officer any statements or admissions without talking to your attorney.
Do not speak in detail about the facts of the case with anyone except your attorney. Only speak when instructed to speak by your attorney. More often than not, statements given outside the presence of an attorney only assist the police and the State of Indiana in making their case against you.
Never submit to any type of handwriting, hair, fingernail, blood, urine, polygraph, or other examination without first speaking to any attorney. In addition, never agree to submit to a line up or any other identification process without first consulting any attorney.
Under Indiana law, you are not required to take field sobriety tests, so don't take them. Anybody who has attempted a field sobriety test sober would fail them more often than not, so there is no point in taking them. A field sobriety test is not required under the Indiana Implied Consent Law, and a police officer cannot compel you to take same.
Under the Indiana Implied Consent Law, you are not required to take an Alco-Sensor or portable breath test. These are devices that police officers carry in their cars, and submit to people suspected of driving under the influence. These devices give a preliminary reading, which may or may not be accurate concerning the alcohol level within one's system. The results of the Alco-Sensor or portable breath test are not admissible in court. As such, there is no reason to take one. If an officer requests that you take an Alco-senor or breath test, simply respond that you will agree to take a B.A.C. test at the police station, but you will not take a portable test in the field. The only test covered by the Indiana Implied Consent Law are those tests concerning breath (only a test as approved by the Indiana University Department of Toxicology), urine, or blood test.
O.W.I. stands for Operating While Intoxicated. A person is charged with Operating While Intoxicated if his/her blood/alcohol content (B.A.C.) is .08% or greater. Operating While Intoxicated does not require that a person be driving a vehicle while intoxicated, but simply that a person be in control ff the vehicle at the time that the arrest is being made.
Penalties can rage based upon the level of offense in which you are charged. Defense levels can range anywhere from a Class "C" Misdemeanor all the way up to a Class "D" Felony. The fine range can be anywhere from $500.00 to $10,000.00, with imprisonment ranges anywhere from 60 days to eight (8) years. In addition to the penalties set forth above, license suspensions are involved, ranging from 90 days up to two (2) years. It may be possible obtain a restricted license during any of these periods of suspension.
There is an old saying that goes something along the lines of "Only a Fool Represents Himself." There is a lot of wisdom in that saying. If a person had a heart condition, they certainly wouldn't try to treat it on their own. Problems within the legal system should be handled the same way. Attorneys are trained in dealing with and handling Operating While Intoxicated cases. In a first offense for Operating While Intoxicated, it is essential that an attorney be involved because of the possible future problems associated with a conviction for Operating While Intoxicated. If a person is convicted of Operating While Intoxicated, and then gets another Operating While Intoxicated conviction within the next five (5) years, the second offense would be charged as a Class "D" Felony, increasing the possible sanctions and penalties involved.
H.T.V. is short for Habitual Traffic Violator. A person can be determined to be a Habitual Traffic Violator under two scenarios. Under the first scenario, if a person has three (3) major offenses within a ten (10) year period, he can be found by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to be a Habitual Traffic Violator and license suspended for ten (10) years. Major offenses can include Operating While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage in Excess of $200.00, and other such offenses. Under the second scenario, if a person has nine (9) minor offenses and one (1) major offense within a ten (1) year period, he too, can then be determined to be a Habitual Traffic Violator, losing his license with a ten (10) year suspension. Under either scenario, a person would not be eligible for any type of restricted or probationary license until after five (5) years of the suspension has been served.
The cost for representation for an Operating While Intoxicated case will vary based upon the years of experience of the lawyer handling the case, whether or not it is a first offense, whether the case would be handled by Plea Agreement, or submitted to the court for trial. These lawyers handle these cases on a flat fee basis. The few cases to be tried, an hourly rate may be imposed for purposes of trying the case. The fees should be discussed with each individual attorney. It should be pointed out that if you post a bond upon arrest, that you may use that bond to pay a portion of your attorney fees. If you have a bond, you should also disclose that to an attorney for purposes of negotiating your fee arrangement.
- Lesniak Law Offices:
Offer to Purchase
Breach of Contract
Selling / Purchasing Building
Incorporation - Simple Article & Book
Terminate Child Support
Child in Need of Services (CHIN)
DUI / OWI
Minors - alcohol
Power of Attorney
Simple / Involved
Buy / Sell Agreement
Closing (Review, Prepare and/or Attend)
Lease Agreement (Simple / Involved)
Offer to Purchase (Review and/or Draft)
Simple Deeds (Quit Claim, Warranty)
Simple / Involved
Health Care Representative
Health Care Power of Attorney
- Westland Kramer & Bennett: * Operating while intoxicated (OWI)/ Driving while intoxicated (DWI)/ Driving under the influence (DUI) * Traffic violations * Drug crimes * Assault and battery * Domestic violence * White collar crimes * Juvenile crimes
- James Lisher: If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important to get legal advice at the first opportunity. Before answering any questions or making a statement to the police, contact a criminal defense attorney.
- South Bend
- Heppenheimer & Korpal:
Small Business Law
Commercial Real Estate
Wills and Probates
- Nafe, James: Drunk Driving If you are facing charges for drunk driving, also commonly referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI), time is of the essence. In Indiana, the arresting officer must submit a probable cause affidavit to the prosecuting attorney. If it is found that there is probable cause that you were operating the vehicle while intoxicated, you face an immediate administrative suspension of your driver's license, and this typically happens within 30 days of your arrest. In addition to this harsh administrative penalty, you face significant criminal punishments, even if it is your first offense.
- Keller, Thomas: DUI and DWI Cases First and foremost: being charged with drunk driving does not make you guilty. There are many complex laws surrounding these charges. Factors you may not be aware of that impact the legitimacy of a DUI or DWI case include: * Actions of the officer who arrested you * Degree to which protocol was followed during the arrest * The equipment used * Your criminal record, or lack thereof * Video evidence * Field Sobriety Test The prosecution is aiming to convict you, and will often use any means available to them to do so.
- Wruble, Stanley: Misdemeanors A misdemeanor is the less serious of the two types of crime. Misdemeanors are punishable by lesser fines and shorter terms of incarceration than felonies. The maximum sentence for a misdemeanor is one year incarceration. There are three categories of misdemeanors, called classes: * Class A Misdemeanor -- A sentence of up to one year in County Jail and a fine of up to $5,000 * Class B Misdemeanor -- A sentence of up to 180 days in County Jail and a fine of up to $1,000 * Class C Misdemeanor -- A sentence of up to 90 days in County Jail and a fine of up to $500 Some examples of crimes typically charged as misdemeanors are check deception, shoplifting, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and illegal possession of alcohol. Felonies If you are charged with a felony, make no statements to the police and contact an attorney immediately. Felonies are the most serious of crimes. They are punishable by the greatest fines and longest prison terms. They are classified into five categories: * Murder -- A sentence of 45 to 65 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Under some circumstances, capital sentences are possible: life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty. * Class A Felony -- A sentence of 20 to 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 * Class B Felony -- A sentence of 6 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 * Class C Felony -- A sentence of 2 to 8 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 * Class D Felony -- A sentence of 6 months to 3 years in prison or jail and a fine of up to $10,000
- Jon Criss: The biggest concern of most people charged with DWI / OUI is getting their driver's license back and staying out of jail.
- Jay Lauer: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
- Terra Haute
- Nally, Chad: all traffic offenses, drunk driving, hardship licenses and license Suspensions
- Soliday, Matthew: * Personal Injury: Car Accidents Slips/Falls Death of Loved Ones * Criminal Defense: Felonies Misdemeanors Bond Reductions DUI's and Drug Offenses State and Federal * Estate Planning: Wills Trusts Federal Estate Tax Avoidance Probate
- Phillips, David: Operating while intoxicated (OWI), also known as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), is a serious offense that can result in the suspension of your driver's license as well as fines and, possibly, jail time. You have the right to defend yourself.
- Millbranth & Bush: If you or your loved one has been issued a citation, charged by information, indicted by a Grand Jury, and/or arrested, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and defend you.
- Garza Law Office: Drug Crime Crimes Against A Person Property Crimes Sex Crimes Traffic Offenses Arson Weapon Related Charges OWI Alcohol Related Offenses Know Your Rights!
- Stoesz & Stoesz: Have you been charged with a crime and want to fight back? Did the police search you, your car or your home without probable cause? Are you looking for an aggressive, experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to negotiate a good plea bargain? Do you want a seasoned jury trial criminal defense lawyer?