Under Indiana state law, drivers can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs while operating a vehicle. The legal blood alcohol concentration is .08% for those over the age of 21, .02% for those under the age of 21, and .04% for drivers of commercial vehicles. Indiana takes DUI charges very seriously, and offenders who are convicted for the first time may face numerous penalties.
If you have already been convicted of a DUI in the past, the consequences are even more severe. With your freedom, money, driving privileges, and reputation at stake, it should go without saying that hiring an experienced team of South Bend criminal defense lawyers is an absolute necessity.
Some of the aspects that we look at when evaluating a DUI case include:
While you do have the right to refuse a chemical test in Indiana, we do have an implied consent law. This means that refusal can lead to a fine and automatic suspension of your driver's license. However, this suspension can be contested and our law firm can assist you with the process. Discover your rights. Call (574) 282-2200 for a complimentary case evaluation.
No matter how serious the circumstances of your case may be-even if you are facing an underage DUI charge or a felony DUI charge-we understand that law enforcement is not immune to making mistakes. We have 40 years of collective experience in handling criminal cases, and have helped numerous clients reduce their charges, have their charges dropped, and obtain not guilty verdicts during jury trials. We aim to do the same for you, too.
If you have been charged with a DUI in South Bend, call us at (574) 282-2200! Free initial evaluations available.