Skip to Content
OWI With a Minor in the Vehicle Representing People From All Walks of Life

OWI With a Minor in the Vehicle

Have Our Fort Wayne OWI Lawyers on Your Side

While an OWI in Indiana is associated with harsh penalties and expensive fines, an OWI conviction with a minor in a vehicle can result in a felony. At the law offices of Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., our firm has over 75 years of experience protecting the rights and freedom of all our clients. We possess the extensive knowledge of Indiana laws and court proceedings to help you navigate through the complexities of your case. Do not hesitate to get the results you want.

Penalties for OWI with a Minor in the Vehicle in Indiana

When you are at least 21 years old or older and commit an OWI offense with a minor in your vehicle who is under 18 years of age while your BAC is .15 or higher, you may be charged with a Level 6 felony. A Level 6 felony is punishable by a prison sentence between six months and two and a half years, as well as a maximum fine of $10,000.

However, if you have been convicted of a previous OWI causing serious injury or death within five years, the crime is considered a Level 5 felony. A Level 5 felony is punishable by a prison sentence between one and six years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

How Can Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C. Help Me? 

Our Fort Wayne OWI lawyers are prepared to conduct a thorough investigation into your case, analyze evidence gathered by police, and verify if the BAC testing equipment was properly calibrated. We can develop a strong and customized defense strategy to have your charges reduced or case thrown out entirely.

Contact our firm and schedule a free case evaluation today.

The Reason We Work So Hard Read What Past Clients Had to Say

    "Mr. Arnold and Mr. Terrill are amazing!"

    They have both gone above and beyond for my family. I love the staff that I have worked with on our cases as well. Highly recommend!

    - Martha
    "I would highly recommend this firm to anyone in need of legal guidance!"

    Mr. Arnold has provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation of mine. I found him to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable, and honest. While working with Mr. Arnold, I felt as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands.

    - Brendan
    "Mr. Terrill handled my case and did a great job."

    They have earned my trust as far as having many years of experience at their jobs and within the court system.

    - Nick
    "This is a great firm with very dedicated attorneys and staff."

    They will always communicate each step of the process and help you navigate a difficult situation.

    - Marcie
    "The attorney did for me exactly what I needed."

    Professional and friendly through every step. The secretary was very kind and helpful. She stayed In touch and kept me updated through every step.

    - Kane
    "I wholeheartedly endorse Bart Arnold for all criminal/traffic matters."

    On two occasions, I had the good sense to call Bart after receiving a ticket. Bart handled everything perfectly all while billing me a figure much, much less than most local attorneys.

    - Kerry
    "Jeff Terrill - The best attorney in town!!!!"

    He will be honest and tell you upfront exactly what to do and how the cards will be dealt and how you're going to play your hand.

    - Nina
    "I know he worked relentlessly for me!"

    I was represented by Sean Arata on an infraction and could not have hoped for a better outcome.

    - Bridget

Why People Choose to Work With Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C.

We Will Protect Your Rights & Future
  • Renowned Reputation
    Our firm has built a great reputation due to our proven track record of success in complex cases.
  • Aggressive Defense

    Our legal team will provide a vigorous defense regardless of the severity of the charge. 

  • Accessible to Clients
    We understand that time is of the essence. We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations.
  • Unparalleled Experience

    At Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., our attorneys have a combined 75 years of legal experience. 

Start Building Your Defense

Schedule a Free Consultation Today
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy
Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C. Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C.
Contact 888-912-7220
127 West Berry Street
Suite 1000
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Map & Directions
Follow Us