What Are the Impacts of an OWI on Your Driver’s License?

Paul Rossi Law
What Are the Impacts of an OWI on Your Driver’s License?
What Are the Impacts of an OWI on Your Driver’s License?

Posted on

April 29
Share post:
facebook twitter Linkedin

What Are the Impacts of an OWI on Your Driver’s License?

Navigating life after being charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) in Indiana can be daunting. This charge is taken very seriously and can lead to significant penalties that affect not only your freedom but also your driving privileges. At the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, we understand how critical it is to protect your driver’s license from the severe consequences of an OWI charge. Our compassionate and skilled attorneys are prepared to stand by your side, offering the guidance and advocacy needed to navigate these challenging times.

The Consequences of an OWI on Your Driving Privileges

When faced with an OWI charge in Indiana, it’s crucial to understand the potential impacts on your driver’s license. The state of Indiana enforces strict penalties on those found guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence, with driver’s license suspension being one of the primary repercussions.

License Suspension: What You Need to Know

One of the immediate concerns for individuals charged with an OWI is the possibility of losing their driving privileges. Here’s what you might expect:

  • First Offense: For a first-time OWI offense, individuals could see their driver’s license suspended for a minimum period of 180 days. However, circumstances surrounding the conviction, such as refusing to submit to a chemical test, could extend this suspension to one year.
  • Subsequent Convictions: The stakes are higher for those with prior OWI convictions. Refusal to undergo a certified chemical test with at least one prior conviction can result in up to two years of suspension.

Several factors can influence the duration of a license suspension, so it’s important to discuss your case with an attorney. Indiana’s implied consent law means that refusal to take such tests can automatically result in license suspension, emphasizing the importance of understanding your rights and obligations when suspected of an OWI.

Reinstating Your License After Suspension

Reinstating your driver’s license post-suspension involves navigating a complex legal landscape, one that our experienced attorneys can help you traverse. From evaluating your case for the best course of action for reinstatement to representing your interests in court, our goal is to ensure the restoration of your driving privileges whenever possible. Consulting with a knowledgeable attorney is a crucial step toward regaining control of your life after an OWI charge.

Protecting Your Future with an OWI Lawyer

The impacts of an OWI on your driver’s license can be profound, affecting your ability to work, care for your family, and enjoy personal freedoms. At the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, we’re committed to providing compassionate, informed guidance to those facing OWI charges in Indiana. Our proven track record of success and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for our clients underscores our commitment to protecting your rights and your future.

If you or a loved one is dealing with the consequences of an OWI charge, don’t face it alone. Contact us today to learn how we can help you navigate this challenging time and work towards reinstating your driving privileges. Together, we can move forward.

Contact us today for a case evaluation.


Fill out the form below to schedule a consultation.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.