Driving While Intoxicated
Facing a DUI/OWI Charge? You have rights
If you are facing a Driving While Intoxicated or Operating While Intoxicated (alcohol, marijuana or narcotics) charge in Indiana Stidham Legal is your local DUI/OWI attorney to fight for your rights and protect your record. A DUI/OWI conviction can result in a lengthy driver’s license suspension. Some suspensions may be for life.
Flat fee representation from $600
We provide clear, upfront pricing for our clients. You don’t have to face this charge alone. Call or text (219) 232-6099 seven days a week for your free consultation.
Our process begins by carefully reviewing the evidence in the case for errors and procedural mistakes. Dismissal is our goal. For cases not eligible for dismissal we work to negotiate acceptable pre-trial resolution of the case to provide you the best possible outcome.
Let us help you keep your driver’s license
A conviction for Driving While Intoxication or Operating While Intoxicated can result in a lengthy driver’s license suspension. Your suspension can be for life in some circumstances. A guilty plea can have serious consequences. Let Stidham Legal give you a free case consultation so you know your rights and how we can help defend them.
Dismissal of charges is always our goal. If your license is suspended, we can also help you preserve your driving privileges through Indiana’s Specialized Driving Privilege.
There are thousands of Driving While Intoxicated/Operating While Intoxicated cases in Indiana each year. A DUI charge carries numerous consequences, which can include revocation of your driver’s license, supervised probation, court-ordered alcohol classes, therapy, treatment, and even jail time. Hiring a top Indiana DUI attorney to help guide you through the process can be very important to learn what you are facing, help you in negotiations with the prosecutor, and develop theories of defense to fight against the charges. At Stidham Legal, we approach our cases focused on our clients and their needs. We will do what is needed to help you achieve the best result possible in your case.
In an effort to reduce driving incidents, most states have imposed strict laws against driving under the influence (DUI). An arrest for DUI can lead to severe consequences, including heavy fines, loss of license, vehicle impoundment, and jail time. DUI convictions remain on your permanent record and may interfere with job opportunities; these convictions can prevent you from obtaining certain classes of driver’s licenses (such as a CDL). We defend anyone who has been charged with:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID)
- Habitual Traffic Violator (HTV)
- Driving While Suspended (DWS)
- Reckless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Speeding and Speed Contest
Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
All criminal convictions have serious penalties and often unexpected consequences. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need an aggressive Indiana criminal defense attorney to fight for you against allegations made.
Some possible consequences of criminal conviction include:
- Large fines and court fees
- Potentially permanent criminal record
- Driver’s license suspension
- Restrictions on travel
- Loss or denial of professional license
- Difficult finding a job
- Ineligibility for student financial aid
Important Issues in Indiana Criminal Defense Matters
You have right in a criminal investigation.
Don’t let investigators scare you. You have rights throughout the criminal investigation process. A knowledgeable Indiana criminal defense attorney will protect your rights and make sure they are respected from the beginning.
Why do I need an Indiana criminal defense attorney?
The criminal justice system is designed for attorneys. It can be difficult to navigate the process without one. You need to file specific paperwork and meet important deadlines or you lose important rights. Let Stidham Legal, your Indiana criminal defense attorney, handle those details.
Do I have to talk with police officers while under arrest?
If you’ve been arrested, the Fifth Amendment protects your rights to not offer a statement or confession to a police officer. You have the right to remain silent if under questioning. You also have the right to a lawyer. Ask to speak to one and wait until you can receive legal consultation. Avoid saying anything, even if the police officer presses you for information. Your word could eventually be used against you in court.
If I am charged with a DUI, am I eligible for a plea deal?
Yes, Indiana criminal defense attorneys can negotiate a plea bargain for your DUI case which means you won’t have to go to trial. You also will know exactly how long your sentence will be. However, be aware that a plea bargain also means that you may have a DUI conviction on your record and may also result in penalties such as fines, probation, alcohol classes and sometimes jail time. If you decide that a plea bargain is the best direction to take, work with an Indiana criminal defense lawyer to get the best offer possible.