The Help You Need When Faced With Drunk Driving Charges
Penalties for driving under the influence have been steadily increasing in severity, and the consequences of a conviction can involve far more than jail time. A DUI can jeopardize your driving privileges and even employment. If you are in need of a DUI attorney, VanLeeuwen Law, LLC, can help you understand the charges you face and the options you have to protect yourself.
We can also assist you in applying for Specialized Driving Privileges (formerly called “Hardship Licenses”) if your license has been suspended as a result of a DUI or other crime.
How Are Offenses Charged?
There are several details that will influence how an alleged impaired driver is charged and the potential consequences of those charges. These factors include:
- The driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC)
- Whether there were passengers in the car and the ages of those passengers
- Any previous impaired-driving convictions
- Whether the impaired driver caused an accident or injured anyone else
In many cases, a first-time OWI offense is charged as a misdemeanor (assuming there are no aggravating factors). But these charges should not be treated lightly. They can result in fines of several hundred dollars and up to 60 days in jail. They also increase a driver’s risk of harsher charges if they are ever arrested again.
Arrested For Drunk Or Drugged Driving? Contact Us As Soon As Possible.
VanLeeuwen Law, LLC, is ready to represent you in any OWI/DUI case in southern Indiana. To arrange your initial consultation with a skilled and tenacious defense attorney, call us at 765-999-9142 or send us an email.