Drunk Driving Offenses in Indiana
Counsel from a Dedicated Indianapolis OWI Defense Lawyer
Drunk driving is a very serious crime in Indiana and one of most common
criminal charges to occur statewide. These offenses are called "operating
a vehicle while intoxicated" under IC 9-30-5, or OWI offenses. Those
charged and convicted can easily find themselves with their driving privileges
restricted, significant fines, and even jail time.
Keffer Barnhart LLP, our team of experienced litigators has received numerous accolades for
our criminal defense services—including for the quality representation
we have brought to countless OWI clients. If you or a loved one has been
charged, then it is time place your case in trusted hands. Call us at
Keffer Barnhart LLP today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Like many other states, Indiana has a system of OWI penalties that subsequently
become more and more severe with repeat offenses. Even a first time charge
can have consequences that can turn the life of an otherwise law-abiding
citizen upside down.
OWI penalties in Indiana can include:
First offense: Up to one year in jail and $5000 in fines
Second offense: Up to three years in jail and $10,000 in fines
Third offense: Up to three years in jail and $10,000 in fines
A license suspension is also always a mandatory part of these penalties.
Other consequences, like alcohol education, probation, or even the installation
of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle may also be applicable.
For more specific information on what penalties your OWI charge could
yield, call us to speak with a knowledgeable Indianapolis OWI defense
Avoid Maximum OWI Penalties
The penalties listed above are maximum penalties—meaning, while they
are possible, they can be argued down, minimized, and in some cases, completely
dismissed. At our firm, we have developed dynamic and effective defense
strategies that give each and every one of our OWI clients the best possible
chance at an optimal outcome of their case.
You do not have to resign yourself to receiving maximum OWI penalties.
Call us at Keffer Barnhart LLP to start exploring your OWI defense options today.