DUI/OVWI Lawyer in Indianapolis

Facing Charges? Contact Frangos Legal for Aggressive Representation!

At Frangos Legal, our experienced Indianapolis DUI/OVWI (“driving under the influence”/”driving while intoxicated”) attorney represents clients who have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. While being pulled over and arrested can make you say just about anything to avoid further consequences, it is imperative that you do not speak to law enforcement before having representation present. David C. Frangos investigates the circumstances of our clients’ arrests and works to find problems with the cases against them, such as improper testing methods or illegal traffic stops. We will do whatever it takes to have your sentence reduced as much as possible. When fighting to protect your rights and your future, count on Frangos Legal.

Call our firm online or at (317) 245-3707 to seek dedicated legal defense. We offer free consultations and same day appointments.

Understanding DWI Indiana

DUI/OVWI, also referred to as OWI (“operating while intoxicated”) is described as operating any type of motor vehicle with an unlawful amount of alcohol (.08% AC or higher) in the person’s system. DUI/OWI charges are serious and can be filed for driving under the influence of substances other than alcohol. When a law enforcement official pulls someone over under suspicion of DWI, they must be able to prove that they believed the driver's mental or physical abilities were impaired due to drug or alcohol use.

Penalties for DWI Convictions

The penalties you may face for DWI vary depending on the circumstances of the crime and whether it was a first DWI offense. While anyone arrested with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher can be charged, there are other factors that may be considered. If there was an accident or any injuries involved in the crime, you could face increased punishments.

The penalties for DWI/OWI charges in the state of Indiana may include:

  • First offense: Your first DWI arrest will likely be charged as a Class A or Class C misdemeanor. This means you could be punished with up to a year in jail, a license suspension of up to one year, and fines of $500-$5,000.
  • Second offense: A second DWI arrest may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances. If convicted, you could face up to two and a half years in prison, two and a half years of mandatory license revocation, and up to 240 hours of community service.
  • Third offense: If you are arrested for a third time, you will face additional charges due to your multiple convictionsSuch offenses are serious can be punished with multiple jail sentences, license revocation, and community service.

With proper representation, you should be facing little to no jail time as well as other reduced penalties. Reach out to us as soon as possible to learn how we can help.

Hire an Aggressive OWI/DWI Defense Lawyer

Being pulled over for and accused of drunk driving can happen in moments, leaving you hauled away in a squad car before you know it. The team at Frangos Legal understands the many circumstances in which people find themselves accused of drunk driving. There is hope. You do not have to fight your charges alone. Our aggressive Indianapolis DWI defense lawyer is here to help protect you throughout every step of the criminal process. We serve clients all over Marion County and the surrounding areas.

Call us today at (317) 245-3707 or contact us online to set up a free case consultation if you or a loved one has been charged with an Indiana OWI.

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