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202 West Berry Street, Suite 500, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Fort Wayne DUI Attorney

Facing DUI or OWI charges in Fort Wayne?

DUI, or driving under the influence, is a serious crime that occurs when the driver of a vehicle, personal or work-related, is found to have a blood alcohol content level, or BAC, or .08 or higher. The legal limit for drunk driving in Indiana is .08, and any driver who is stopped on suspicion of DUI or OWI may face a number of harsh penalties including serious fines, jail time, prison time, civil injury suits and other crimes that may have been associated with the incident such as hit-and-run, reckless driving, or vehicle accidents. If you have been charged with DUI or OWI, it may be a good idea to consult a Fort Wayne criminal defense attorney to discuss your options for defense.

The Penalties for Drunk Driving in Indiana

The offenses and penalties associated with DUI and OWI laws in Indiana can be quite complicated. The least serious offense is the first where the driver has a BAC of .08 to .14 or with a controlled substance like marijuana, cocaine, prescription medicines or other restricted drugs. This is classified as a class C misdemeanor and those found guilty can expect up to 60 days in jail with up to one year probation. Financial penalties include fines up to $500 in addition to court costs.

Perhaps most potentially damaging is the license suspension which can range anywhere from 90 days to 2 years. The most serious DUI/OWI offense occurs when the driver at least 21 years old has a BAC greater than .14, and whose drunk driving is the cause of another person's death. This is a Class B felony and offenders may face anywhere from 6 to 20 years in prison, with probation of up to 20 years. Financial penalties range up to $10,000 in addition to court costs, and license suspension or revocation is anywhere from 2 to 5 years.

Attorney Gregory A. Miller is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., and personally devoted his professional career to defending the rights of the accused. He has direct contact with all clients, and will personally handle any matters that may arise in your case. He has received training on drunk-driving defense with NACDL and National College of Drunk Driving Defense, and he understands how to present a DUI defense that challenges the evidence against you.

View our firm's profile at FindaDUIAttorney.com.

Contact a Fort Wayne DUI attorney if you have been charged with DUI or OWI and want an aggressive defense against the charges.


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Gregory A. Miller - Fort Wayne Criminal Defense Attorney
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