Merrillville DUI Lawyers
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- Castro, Carrie:
If you are convicted of operating while intoxicated (OWI) in the state of Indiana, you can lose your driver's license, sustain huge increases in your auto insurance costs and be sentenced to jail time in some cases. You can also suffer collateral damage with regard to your reputation, your family and your career.
If you were arrested for drunk driving, it is important to understand the charges against you and to understand your legal rights and options for facing the accusations. In many OWI situations, the assistance of a defense attorney can be invaluable in putting the problem behind you as soon as possible.
- Rupcich, Jay:
DUI, OWI, Reckless Driving, Suspended License, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Hit and Run
- Ivanovitch, Roseann:
Assault and Battery
DUI - DWI
- LaTulip, Matthew:
You should consult an attorney regarding your situation.
- Kubeck, Melissa:
Drunk driving: If you drive home after having a few drinks, you could be facing charges for driving under the influence (DUI). We work to protect our clients' driver's licenses.
- Dominguez, Alex:
# OWI/ DUI (Drunk Driving)
# Misdemeanor Felonies
# Reckless Driving
# Speeding Tickets
# Drug Offenses
(possession and dealing)
# Juvenile Law
- Lasser, Herbert:
If you are accused of a crime or are facing criminal charges it is important to consult with a criminal defense attorney before going into court. We represent people who have been charged with drunk driving (DWI/DUI), drug crimes, traffic violations, and other misdemeanor level offenses.
- Thiros & Stracci:
An DUI arrest can sometimes lead to other problems and drug charges are among the most common. If you or your vehicle were searched and illegal drugs were found, an arrest for drug distribution or drug possession charges such as marijuana possession may also be leveled against you.
- Allen, Dale:
One too many drinks at dinner and your drive home can become a nightmare. You don't have to be a hard drinker to get picked up and arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVWI, also called OWI, DUI, and DWI). It can happen to anyone.
Indiana has some of the most stringent drunk driving laws in the nation. For example, Indiana is one of only three states in which a second drunk driving offense is a felony requiring mandatory jail time. There are enhanced sanctions for offenders who register a high blood alcohol content (.15 or above). Operating a vehicle while intoxicated while a minor child is in the car is a class D felony. If you refuse the breathalyzer or other blood alcohol content test, your driver's license will be suspended for one year.
The first line of defense is to challenge the reason that you were
stopped. There are bad stops! There are many things that you need to do
before appearing in front of a judge.
- Marce Gonzalez: Traffic
violations can have serious consequences such as loss of driving
privileges, and increase in insurance. A DUI/DWI/OWI conviction may
result in loss of license, possible jail time, fines and court costs.
Defenses may exist in your case to challenge your arrest or the breath
- Lowe, Webster & Lowe:
OWI (DUI / DWI) - If you are arrested and convicted of operating a
motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), also known as driving under the
influence of alcohol (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI) or drunk
driving, the consequences could be quite severe and you need a
competent and experienced attorney to represent you. Your license
and/or freedom is not one of those luxuries that should be taken for
granted. You need someone who can raise all the valuable defenses or,
if necessary help you to avoid the severe consequences that can come
with a conviction. For repeat offenders, there are more severe
penalties including extended jail time, license suspension or
revocation, and felony criminal convictions.