Charged With A Felony DWI In Indiana?
Under Indiana State law, nearly all first violations involving driving while intoxicated (DWI) are considered misdemeanors. During the five year “lookback” period, however, any subsequent violations, no matter how slight, will escalate to at least Class D felonies.
At David E. Deal & Associates, attorney David Deal has earned the respect of the people of Indiana as a dedicated DWI and OVWI attorney. Turn to us for qualified experience when facing felony charges for multiple DUI violations or other drunk driving offenses.
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Strict Penalties Could Impact The Rest Of Your Life
A misdemeanor conviction carries with it serious consequences. If you are convicted of a felony, you can expect punishments that are even worse and that might stay with you for a lifetime.
Indiana’s penal code includes harsh punishments for felony DWIs, such as:
- 90 days to two years license revocation
- Six months to three years in prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
Although felony DWI charges usually occur only after you have already been convicted once for a moving violation, it is possible for your first arrest to be considered a felony. If your BAC was far above the limit or if your intoxication lead to the serious injury or death of another, you will likely be facing felony DWI charges. Additionally, if you did cause any damage, you may have to pay for any repairs and recovery bills out of your own pocket. Work with a skilled criminal defense lawyer to limit the impact the charges could have on your life.
Challenge Your Charges With Our Assistance
A felony DWI conviction will not only cost you immediately by taking away your freedoms and your savings, but it will also linger above you for years to come. Employers might choose to not hire you due to your criminal record and losing your license for such a long time is sure to hinder your livelihood.
At David E. Deal & Associates, we understand that your rights are paramount and that they must always be defended with aggression and compassion. By collecting evidence and reviewing testimonies, we can piece together a strong case and dismantle the prosecution’s claims.