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Indiana Has Harsh Penalties for Repeat Drunk Drivers --- We can Help Keep You on the Road!

If this is a second DUI charge: Here is what you need to know:

Under Indiana Law, a second DUI conviction carries a mandatory 5 days in jail or 340 hours of Community Service Work. This penalty is imposed regardless of how much time has transpired from the prior DUI convictions.

If the second DUI charge occurred within 7 years of the first DUI conviction, the charge is a Level 6 Felony. A Level 6 Felony carries a possible penalty of between 6 months and 2.5 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

A second DUI conviction carries a minimum one-year license suspension.

If the case involves an allegation of refusal to submit to a chemical test, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is authorized to administratively suspend an individual’s license for two years. This is on top of any Court ordered suspension.

Individuals alleged to have refused a chemical test ARE NOT eligible for Specialized Driving Privileges.

A second DUI conviction may also result in the Court ordering the individual to participate in a substance abuse program, attend a victim impact panel, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, and pay fines, cost, and fees.

If this is a third DUI charge: Here is what you need to know:

Under Indiana Law, a third DUI conviction carries a mandatory 10 days in jail or 480 hours of Community Service Work. This penalty is imposed regardless of how much time has transpired from the prior DUI convictions.

If the third DUI occurred within 7 years of the second DUI conviction, the charge will be filed as a Level 6 Felony. A Level 6 Felony carries a possible penalty of between 6 months and 2.5 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

A third DUI conviction carries a minimum one-year license suspension.

If the case involves an allegation of a refusal to submit to a chemical test, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is authorized to administratively suspend an individual’s license for two years. This is on top of any Court ordered suspension.

A third-time DUI charge may result in the State filing a Habitual Vehicular Traffic Offender enhancement that could add an additional one to eight years on top of any sentence imposed on the underlying DUI offense.

If all three DUI convictions occur within a ten-year period, the Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles will deem the person a Habitual Traffic Violator and administratively suspend individual’s license for ten years.

If the case involves an allegation of a refusal to submit to a chemical test, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is authorized to administratively suspend an individual’s license for two years. This is on top of any Court ordered suspension.

Individuals alleged to have refused a chemical test ARE NOT eligible for Specialized Driving Privileges.

A third DUI conviction may also result in the Court ordering the individual to participate in a substance abuse program, attend a victim impact panel, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, and pay fines, cost, and fees.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

WE WILL IMMEDIATELY PREPARE A PETITION FOR SPECIALIZED PRIVILEGES DRIVING PRIVILEGES

We will immediately conduct a full case evaluation of your case to determine every mistake, every flaw, and every weakness of the State’s case against you. We can discuss your specific case at your free consultation. Privileges so that you can continue to drive during any Court ordered license suspension

We will tirelessly work to fight any allegation of a refusal to submit to a chemical test.

We make avoiding felony convictions a top priority and seek to have felony charges reduced to misdemeanors.

We will work with you every step of the way to secure the best possible outcome for your case

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

There is a lot at stake. We know how frightening and unsettling a serious criminal charge is. We have over two decades of experience, and we will be with you every step of the way. But we can’t help you if you don’t contact us. Feel free to contact us via phone at (317)-514-9351 or fill out our contact form.