Chesterton DUI/OWI Attorney

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Chesterton DUI/OWI Attorney

Chesterton DUI/OWI Attorney

If you’re facing DUI/OWI charges, do not lose hope – an experienced DUI/OWI defense attorney can work to help you get a fair outcome. They can challenge the constitutionality of your charges and the evidence that supports them in order to get them dismissed. If that’s not an option, they can at least argue the facts in your favor that warrant a just result rather than the harsh penalties the prosecution will seek. 

If you’ve been charged with DUI/OWI in Chesterton, the DUI/OWI attorneys at the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC can help. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and learn about your options. 

The Basics of DUI/OWI in Indiana

Like every other state, it is against the law in the state of Indiana to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. However, you can actually be charged with drunk driving under Indiana law even if you are under the legal BAC limit. Indiana law describes drunk driving offenses as operating a vehicle when you have a BAC of .08% or higher. Of course, you can also be charged with drunk driving if you are under the influence of either illicit (marijuana and others) or prescription drugs. 

Possible Consequences of a Chesterton DUI Conviction

The potential consequences of a conviction will vary according to the specific circumstances of your case and whether you have prior convictions.

  • Possible jail time
    • First offense: up to 60 days in jail; up to a year if you had a BAC of .15% or higher
    • Second offense: 5 days to 3 years 
    • Third offense: 10 days to 3 years
  • Fines:
    • First offense: Up to $500; up to $5,000 if you had a BAC of .15% or higher
    • Second offense: Up to $10,000
    • Third offense: Up to $10,000
  • Community Service:
    • Second offense: Maximum 360 hours
    • Third offense: Mandatory 360 hours

If you are under the age of 21 and your BAC was .02% or higher, you face special penalties for a first-time offense:

  • Fines of up to $500; and
  • Up to 60 days in jail; or
  • License suspension for 90 days.

License Restrictions and Suspensions

If convicted of DUI/OWI in Chesterton, you will likely face at least having your driving privileges restricted. Again, the consequences will be determined by the facts in your case and your criminal record. Your license could be suspended for up to 180 days, but when you are eligible for a restricted license will also vary. 

Contact a Chesterton DUI/OWI Attorney for Assistance Today

If you are facing impaired driving charges, the DUI/OWI lawyers at the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC can develop the strongest possible defense. We know the Chesterton prosecutors and judges and how the system works. We can help you navigate the system and fight for your rights. If you’d like a free consultation, contact us for an appointment with one of our DUI/OWI lawyers today. 


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