Typically, a DUI/OWI case in Indiana will be charged as a misdemeanor offense. This is especially true for first-time DUI offenders, who can be exposed to numerous misdemeanor penalties before they are able to move on with their lives. There are some circumstances, however, in which the state believes that the accused should face felony penalties for their alleged drunk driving.
In these cases, it is absolutely crucial that the accused driver retain proven and capable counsel. At Wruble Law Group, our dedicated South Bend criminal defense attorneys have over four decades of collective experience. They know what a felony conviction could mean for our clients and their families. That is why we approach felony cases with aggressive, proven strategies to ensure that our clients' rights are protected and that the best possible outcome is assuredly pursued.
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When does the state of Indiana consider DUI/OWI a felony? There are five different circumstances when this can occur, each representing (to the state) instances when the accused poses a significant risk to themselves and others in their community.
Drunk driving is considered a felony in Indiana when: