Fort Wayne OWI With Drugs Lawyer
Facing Charges for DUI with Drugs?
If you were arrested for
operating while intoxicated (OWI), and drugs were involved, you may face an enhanced set of penalties
that may have some similarities to alcohol-related cases, but also have
their own unique set of challenges. For example, if the driver was using
marijuana, there is no legal limit of drugs in your system. One can be
arrested for having any amount in their system.
These are the following penalties for OWI with drugs:
1st offense: Class C misdemeanor, 5 to 60 days in jail, $500 fine, up to 180
hours of community service, 2-year license suspension
2nd offense: Class D felony, 5 days in jail or up to 3 years in prison, $10,
000 fine, probation up to 2 years, and 1-year license suspension
3rd offense: Class D felony, 10 days in jail or up to 3 years in prison, $10,
000 fine, 1-year license suspension, probation up to 2 years
For prosecutors, convincing a jury that someone was operating a vehicle
while intoxicated with drugs is typically more straightforward. They would
merely need a blood sample that tests positive to form a basis for conviction.
This is one of the reasons why it is so crucial to retaining legal counsel
at this time. At Arnold Terrill, P.C. our Fort Wayne DUI lawyers
can examine the details surrounding your case and come up with a compelling
defense intended to preserve your good name and reputation.
Contact our Fort Wayne DUI/OWI attorneys now to discuss your case!
Are There Defenses Available To Me?
Marijuana is one example that we have examined, but often, penalties might
depend on what type of drug is involved, as well. This poses some issues,
however. For example, traces of marijuana can stay in the body for several
weeks afterward. If the lab tests return showing that marijuana was in
your system, the law still holds that you can be charged with operating
With that being said, as your
Fort Wayne OWI lawyers, we are
prepared to investigate every detail in your case. You may have many questions about your situation. We can
need to address those issues head-on, such as whether or not the officer
had reasonable cause to stop you and subsequently arrest you, if your
constitutional rights were violated, or if the proper procedures were
enacted during your arrest.
With over 50 years of combined experience under our belts,
Arnold Terrill, P.C. has the knowledge and the skill at hand to fight for you. Call us today to
request your free appointment!