The most commonly committed crime in the United States today is drunk driving. People who would otherwise never come into contact with the criminal justice system can find themselves under arrest because they have had “one too many.”
The legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) while driving in Indiana is .08. This amount can easily be reached with as little as three beers. The penalties for drunk driving in Indiana can be numerous and severe. If you are convicted of this type of offense, you may lose your driving privileges for up to two years. If you have multiple drunk driving convictions, you may be required to serve at least twenty days in the county jail, face felony charges, and can even lose your driving privileges for life.
Choosing the correct attorney at this difficult time is an important decision that can have long-range consequences for your defense. We can help. There are many things that a good attorney can do to help a person charged with a drunk driving offense, and we will put my experience to work on your behalf. We will examine all of the issues relevant to your case, and help you determine the best course for your defense.
We have worked in many Indiana counties helping people who have found themselves charged with a drunk driving offense, and we can help you put this matter behind you with minimal impact on your life. For example, depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you may qualify for a probationary license, or “work license,” that will allow you to keep your job at this difficult time.
“Intoxicated” is a legal term that the State needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Several factors can be used to defend against the State’s claim that you were intoxicated, such as your gender, height, weight, and when you last ate. Additionally, legal prescription medications can sometimes cause a “false positive” with the blood alcohol test that makes it seem as though you were intoxicated. There may also be a problem with the way you were stopped, with the way the intoxication tests were administered to you, with the qualifications of the officer administering the test, or even with the equipment used to determine whether you are intoxicated.
Criminal charges should never be taken lightly, and you should not make the mistake of thinking that the potential penalties of this offense will not be severe just because you may have no previous record. You deserve an attorney who will fight to safeguard your rights and ensure that everything that can be done for your defense will be done for your defense. We will be that attorney for you.