Indianapolis DUI Attorney
When arrested and charged with DUI in or around greater Indianapolis, do not make the mistake of thinking this is a minor matter. Contrary to what others may have told you, DUI charges are a serious state crime. DUI is a criminal charge like any other with penalties that may be imposed including jail time, probation, a license suspension, and court fines. A DUI conviction may also result in a significant increase in your auto insurance rates. And, if you are found guilty, you will wind up with a permanent criminal record accessible by anyone in a routine background check.
At Colasessano Law, we bring substantial legal and trial experience to all charges. Whether this is a first offense or a more serious subsequent DUI, you will have the benefit of 30 years of criminal defense against such charges on your side. Our Indianapolis DUI lawyer approaches every individual represented as a valued client who deserves legal service and ability at the highest possible level. That personalized approach has led to our success as a proven and trusted criminal defense firm in the Indianapolis area.
Arrested for DUI? Get a free case evaluation at Colasessano Law by contacting us online or calling (317) 203-8541.
DUI in Indiana
Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in Indiana is officially referred to as “operating a vehicle while intoxicated” (OWI). Depending on certain factors, you can be charged with a Class C to a Class A misdemeanor or a felony in DUI cases.
The factors that will determine the type of charge you face can include:
- Whether this is a first, second, or subsequent DUI
- Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level
- Whether you were found driving with a minor in the car when arrested
- Whether your DUI incident involved serious injury or death to another
If your BAC measured .08 percent up to .14 percent, it will be considered a Class C misdemeanor. If your BAC measured .15 percent or higher, you will be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.
Penalties of a first offense can include up to two years of probation, fines ranging from $500 up to $5,000, jail time of up to a year, a license suspension of up to two years, court costs and fees, completion of a substance abuse education program, and participation at a victim impact panel.
Subsequent offenses will result in increased fines, potential jail time, license suspension, probation, and more.
Even if you tested over the legal limit, defenses exist against a DUI charge. Our experienced DUI defense lawyer can offer a vigorous defense on your behalf.
We will investigate your case and ask these and other vital questions:
- Did the officer have sufficient cause to stop your vehicle?
- Did the officer properly administer the breath test?
- Were you properly advised of your rights?
- Was testing equipment properly calibrated and maintained?
After fully investigating the facts of your case through the process of discovery, we will give you a candid assessment of where you stand and your chances of success at trial. If you wish to take your case to trial, we will be prepared to aggressively defend your rights in court. If you prefer to seek a plea agreement, we will negotiate on your behalf with the prosecution to seek an agreement that will minimize your exposure to adverse penalties. In some instances, cases may be thrown out based on certain facts and circumstances.
Contact Colasessano Law Today
Call our firm immediately following any DUI arrest. We have a earned a reputation as tough trial lawyers who have tried and won many cases for our clients throughout the past three decades. No case is too complex for us to take on. We fight for your best possible outcome through diligent investigation, preparation, and skilled trial ability.
Contact our Indianapolis DUI attorney online or at (317) 203-8541 today.
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