Protect your rights on DWI/OWI violations
Driving Under the Influence or commonly abbreviated as a DUI charge in Indiana is a very serious matter. At the Law Offices of Locke & Witte we help you avoid jail, keep your driving privileges, or reduce the amount of fines you could incur.
Driving under the influence of alcohol and substance usage can be a hard challenge to face alone when being convicted in the state of Indiana. The Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) law can be detrimental when it comes to the suspension of a driver’s license. Having an OWI/DUI makes this conviction a life changing threat in steady income and employment stability –greatly increasing your chance of losing or gaining future employment. Our determination at Locke & Witte Attorneys and Counselors at Law is to give you the helping hand you need in protecting your rights with our experienced and dedicated Fort Wayne DUI attorney Zachary A. Witte.
An Indiana criminal attorney will explain charges
Our OWI lawyer will advise you and your rights, give an in-full explanation of charges and possible penalties –from the detailed suspension of driving privileges and appointed fines to potential imprisonment.
According to Indiana OWI laws, the legal limits of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) while operating a moving vehicle are:
- .08 percent BAC, with more severe penalties for a BAC over .15 percent
- .04 percent BAC for CDL license holders
- .02 percent BAC for minors under the age of 21
If it is indisputable that your BAC was over the legal limit, you may face a license suspension of up to 180 days even before your criminal charges are filed. However, in some cases of first-time offenders, your suspension can be reduced to days, and courts can allow for probationary driving.
Resolving your OWI charges
At Locke & Witte, we understand the underlying consequences of OWI/DUI through years of fighting for our clients’ rights and privileges. We incorporate our knowledge as a whole and use a variety of strategies to give you the best possible defense. Our DUI attorney can call in to question various factors before a judge and jury, including:
- Why you were stopped by law enforcement?
- Were sobriety tests valid and accurate?
- Was the testimony of a police officer inaccurate or insufficient?
- Were there were underlying medical reasons that caused impaired driving?
We work to prevent you from losing your driving privileges regardless of multiple accounts with an OWI/DUI offense. Our Indiana DUI attorneys help to reduce or drop unnecessary charges. Other alternatives in a conviction include applying for license reinstatement with the help of our OWI attorney.