Is This Your Second OWI/DUI Arrest?
Our Fort Wayne OWI Attorneys Can Fight Your Charges
If you are facing a second driving under the influence offense or operating
a vehicle while intoxicated, it is crucial that you find an advocate to
speak on your behalf. You do not want to face the penalties for conviction
of a second DUI or OWI, which are stricter than the penalties one would
face for a previous conviction.
Because the criminal justice system can be quite unnerving to navigate
through, and prosecutors are relentless at trying to secure a conviction,
you may feel as though the odds are stacked against you. Fortunately,
by hiring our
Fort Wayne OWI/DUI attorneys to work on your case, your legal rights are protected.
We Are Aggressive Defenders
A second OWI conviction carries many
penalties, which you will be forced to serve as part of the court’s decree.
These punishments might include jail time or even imprisonment, fines,
and license suspension. Second DUI charges require aggressive defense,
but also compelling and persuasive skills in the courtroom to counter
arguments and demonstrate why you should not be charged with this crime.
These are the following penalties for a second DUI/OWI:
Less than 5 years since 1st conviction: Class D felony
- Up to10 days’ imprisonment
- 350 hours of community service
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
- License revoked for at least 90 days and up to 2 years
Conviction within 10 years: Class C felony
- License suspension for at least 180 days and up to 2 years
If the second conviction occurred within 10 years of your first, then the
courts will decide on the most appropriate punishments would be. Furthermore,
there may be additional repercussions that having more than one conviction
on record that may not be apparent straight away, so it is important that
you employ a Fort Wayne drunk driving lawyer right away to work on your behalf.
Over 50 Years' Experience and a Record of Success
over five decades of experience to our name,
Arnold Terrill, P.C., are premier OWI/DUI lawyers in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. We are passionate
and committed to your defense. You may feel as though you have a steep
brick wall to climb, but we are ready to tear that down for you.
We do not stop until we can get your charges reduced, dropped, or acquitted at trial!
Call us now to
request your free case evaluation! We are available 24/7.