Delaware County DWI / OWI / DUI Defense

It's important to contact an attorney immediately to help you with your case. Even a short period of time can limit defense options.

If you have been charged in Delaware County with Operating While Intoxicated, Driving Under the Influence, or a similar crime, you can find some general information regarding drunk driving laws in Indiana and Delaware County.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us to set-up a free initial consultation.

Possible consequences for drunk driving conviction:

  • Loss of driver's license
  • Significant fees
  • Loss of car insurance
  • Plus others

Verdicts may depend on many factors, including:

  • Prior similar convictions
  • Mitigating/aggravating circumstances
  • Blood alcohol content

General Indiana OWI Information:

  • BAC Defined as illegal per se: 0.08
  • Administrative license suspension 1st offense? 180 days
  • Restore driving privileges during suspension? After 30 days
  • Penalties include interlock? Yes
  • Penalties include forfeiture No

Note: information is for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice.

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Aggravating Circumstances:

  • Input from the victim if there is an accident
  • Very high breathalyzer readings (generally 0.15 or more)
  • A bad driving record and past convictions
  • Caught not long after regaining driving privileges
  • Bad relations with the police officers involved in the incident
  • Dangerous and/or unusual driving leading to the police stop

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Mitigating Circumstances:

  • Previous good driving record
  • Low readings on a breathalyzer test
  • Cooperation with the police officers involved in the incident
  • Efforts at rehabilitation
  • When a judgment would have an adverse affect on employment and/or family

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