Noblesville DUI Attorney

Arrested for a DUI in Indiana?

Driving while intoxicated can lead to being charged with a DUI (driving under the influence). This can also be known as an OWI or operating a vehicle while under the influence. DUI penalties can have serious effects on your future serious. If you are facing DUI/OWI charges in Indiana, you must choose a strong Noblesville DUI defense lawyer. Our team is ready to fight for your future!

The Criminal Defense Team of Baldwin Perry & Kamish, PC is backed by more than 100 years of combined experience defending the rights of individuals throughout Indiana. We have handled thousands of criminal cases and taken hundreds of these cases to trial.

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Penalties for DUI Charges

Driving under the influence is taken very seriously and any driver found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over .08% are subject to restrictions and consequences. However, successes in DUI cases are not impossible, and our firm has a reputation for zealously defending our clients to develop a solid defense strategy that keeps your rights and your freedom in mind.

Do not ignore your case, as penalties are harsh. Let The Criminal Defense Team represent you.

Victories with The Criminal Defense Team of Baldwin Perry & Kamish, PC

DUI convictions and underage DUI convictions can result in punishments that may have serious ramifications on your life. Our Noblesville DUI lawyers have handled hundreds and hundreds of DUI cases in our combined 100 years. We take all DUI charges very seriously and our team concept has aided in many victories that did not seem possible.

Some cases we have handled include:

  • A victory for a man facing 11 years in prison for his 6th DUI and who had admitted on video that he was intoxicated and had been drinking all day, and another man that had a blood alcohol level of .44 – almost 5 times the legal limit, and was found passed out in the middle of the road behind a running vehicle.
  • Another man was arrested 2 times within 2 weeks in the same county and was found “not guilty” in both cases by a jury.

This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the success we have had on behalf of our clients in DUI cases. Don’t let other attorneys tell you that it is impossible to win. Of course, we can’t promise that you will receive a dismissal or victory at trial or a reduced charge as every case is different. However, the point is that if your lawyer doesn’t go in and fight for you to get the best outcome, you will never know what type of success you may have.

DUI Penalties in Indiana?

1st Offense:

  • 60 days to a year in prison
  • Fines from $0 - $500
  • A suspension of license that can last up to 2 years

2nd Offense:

  • 5 days to 3 years in prison
  • A fine of $10,000
  • A suspension of license that will last at least 180 days and up to 2 years

Second Offense in Less Than 5 Years:

  • Jail sentence between 10 days and three years (possibly community service in lieu of jail)
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Drivers’ license suspension between one year and two years
  • $130 license reinstatement fee
  • State-approved alcohol assessment

However, even if more than 5 years have passed since your first DUI conviction, you will face a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 5 days in jail or 180 hours of community service, although you may only be facing a misdemeanor charge.

3rd Offense:

  • 10 days to 3 years in prison
  • A fine of up to $10,000
  • A suspension of license that will last at least a year and up to 10 years

On your third DUI, the presumption in our office is that either the prosecutor or judge (or both) will expect some amount of prison time, making it very important to work the case and try to convince the prosecutor to give you a set plea that will avoid or limit prison time. The best way to do this is to cause the prosecutor concern that they may lose at trial.

Therefore, having experienced DUI defense attorneys that are known for their willingness to go to trial is of the upmost importance in our opinion. Additionally, if you have 3 DUI convictions within a 10 year time span, you may lose your license for 10 years as you would be eligible for being adjudged a Habitual Traffic Violator.

Ignition Interlock Device Installation

If you are convicted of a second or subsequent DUI or OWI offense, the court will require you to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in any vehicle you drive as one of the penalties for driving under the influence. These will be required to remain in your car for the determined period of time according to Indiana law, this could be a minimum of 6 months or longer based on what your judge decides. The IID can be in lieu of a suspension if there is probable cause for believing an individual was operating their vehicle while intoxicated.

What Is an Ignition Interlock Device?

An ignition interlock device (IID) is a gadget that connects a breathalyzer to your ignition switch. In order to start your car, you must pass a breathalyzer test in order for the device to unlock your ignition.

What Should I Do After a DUI or OWI?

If you find yourself charged with a DUI/OWI in Indiana, take a few steps to help yourself. Record as much information about the incident as you possibly can, including statements made and the contact information of any witnesses. Also, save any receipts from bars or restaurants where you may have been drinking.

Another thing that can help you is to mark all of your social media outlets as private or remove them altogether-some of the pictures you post or statements you make online could be considered incriminating. It is important that you seek legal help as soon as possible after you've been charged or accused, so do not hesitate to contact us. Our Noblesville DUI lawyers can represent you. We've represented thousands and thousands of clients and taken hundreds of cases to trial, including both misdemeanor and felony DUI cases, all with the goal to help get justice for the accused.

Though the state of Indiana does not allow a DUI charge to be reduced to a non-criminal charge, you can still avoid the maximum penalties and your attorney may be able to convince the prosecutor or judge to eliminate or reduce expensive and time-consuming add-ons to your sentence (such as drug and alcohol classes, community service, and other behavioral modification type courses). You can even petition to receive specialized driving privileges during your suspension and meet your essential travel needs. The entire charge may even be dismissed, depending on the circumstance. Only an experienced legal professional can help you with this. Call us for more detailed information. We are happy to discuss this complex area of law on the phone.

Call (888) 988-5659 to schedule your free case evaluation with our Noblesville DUI attorneys.

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