Fort Wayne DUI / OWI Penalties

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In Indiana, the legal blood-alcohol content limit is 0.08%. Anyone who tests over this limit can be arrested and charged with an OWI/DUI. An OWI/DUI conviction can mean heavy penalties, including fines, jail time, and the loss of your driving privileges. The law enforcement officers in our state aggressively pursue those suspected of driving under the influence. If you have been arrested, it is vital that you seek legal representation as soon as possible to provide honest legal representation and hard-hitting defense.

How We Can Defend Your Charges

Regardless of the type of substance involved—alcohol, drugs, or medications—ultimately, it is the driver’s BAC that determines what level of charge one could face. If your BAC is 0.08% or above, under state law, this is considered a Class “C” Misdemeanor.

A conviction of a Class “C” misdemeanor DUI carries the following the possible penalties:

  • 1st offense: 60 days to 1 year in jail. $500 to $5, 000 in fines, 2-year license suspension
  • 2nd offense: 5 days to 3 years in jail, $10, 000 in fines, 180 day to 2-year license suspension
  • 3rd offense: 10 days to 3 years in jail, up to $10, 000 in fines, 1-year up to 10-year license suspension

In Indiana, there is a five-year “lookback period.” This means that, if you have had prior offenses within the last five years, the judge may use that information to factor into your sentencing, which can result in enhanced penalties if convicted. As an example, if you accumulate a third DUI offense, you will be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device to your vehicle, which works similarly to a breathalyzer. This device will prevent that person from being able to drive without first providing a clean breath sample.

Our Fort Wayne DUI Defense Attorneys Are On Your Side

As Fort Wayne OWI lawyers, Arnold Terrill Anzini, P.C. is committed to defending those who have been charged with serious crimes. With over 50 years of combined experience, we have familiarity with the local courts and the judicial system, which can give you a distinct advantage in your case. Do not settle for inefficient public defenders and incompetent attorneys who are not invested in protecting your legal rights. Call a team who cares about you as a person and is passionate about your defense.

There is no time to waste. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact our Fort Wayne DUI attorneys today to request your free consultation.

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