At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock P.C., we understand what you stand to lose when facing a DUI conviction. Not only do you risk losing your driving privileges, facing job issues, and hurting your personal life, but you also stand to face harsh penalties that could humiliate you and crush your finances. But you don’t need to fight a DUI charge (technically an OWI or Operating While Intoxicated under the Indiana Code) on your own.
In Indiana, you could be charged with OWI if you were caught driving with a BAC (blood alcohol level) of .08 or higher. The specific penalties you face would be based on your BAC during the DUI incident, your driving record, and the facts of your case. You could even face imprisonment if you get convicted for a first OWI offense. Possible penalties could include:
Fortunately, it is possible to fight a DUI charge with the right Griffith DUI lawyer by your side. Your defense lawyer can fight the charges against you by using the following strategies:
These tried and tested DUI defense strategies are commonly used to weaken the prosecution’s case by throwing out or refuting the evidence against you. If the prosecution determines that their case against you will not hold up in court, they might decide to drop the charges against you instead of heading to trial.
They might also offer you a plea bargain to reduce your charges to something more minor or recommend less severe punishments. This could end the case against you without risking a long prison sentence and with minimal financial cost.
Without an aggressive and solid defense, which our knowledgeable and experienced Griffith DUI lawyers can provide, the consequences of a DUI conviction could ruin not only your life, but your family’s as well. Here at Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock P.C., we can review your DUI case for free, so you can better understand what you’re up against and what we can do about it. Send us a message online today to schedule your consultation with one of our DUI lawyers in Griffith.