Steps To Take After A Drunk Driving Charge
Whether they spend the night in jail or just a few hours, most people who are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving are full of questions and worries. “Will I lose my license, and for how long? Will I be incarcerated? What will my family think? Can I fight these charges or should I plead guilty?”
Most of these concerns boil down to the same question: “I was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Now what?”
There’s No Substitute For Case-Specific Legal Advice
You can call it operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), but the harsh reality is the same: Drunk driving is a serious offense in Indiana. It can result in steep fines, jail time, loss of license and other consequences.
We discuss drunk driving charges and penalties available under Indiana law on another page, but the specific charge and sentence you may be facing depend on the facts of your case. Considerations include:
- Your blood alcohol concentration
- Whether you were involved in an accident
- Whether you refused a chemical test after being arrested
- Whether you participated in field sobriety tests
- What you may have said during the stop
- Whether there were aggravating factors such as minor children in the car
If you truly want to know what kind of legal situation you are facing, there is no adequate substitute for consulting an experienced criminal defense attorney. At DeVries + Kelly, our legal team understands the intricacies of DUI cases, including how they are charged, how license suspension and reinstatement work, and what kinds of defense strategies are available and appropriate.
Worrying about the future is usually not the best use of your time and emotional energy. Instead of wondering what might happen to you, seek the seasoned legal advice of an Indianapolis attorney who has seen countless OVWI cases from all angles.
Arrested For Drunk Driving? Don’t Wait — Call Us Today.
In any criminal case, it is critical to get a lawyer involved as soon as possible. If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, don’t wait for the dust to settle; contact DeVries + Kelly at 317-643-5918 for a free initial consultation. You can also request an appointment via email.
With offices in Hamilton County and Indianapolis, we serve throughout the state.