Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Counseling
Sometimes the court requires people to undergo evaluation and counseling for their substance abuse.
Possible costs could be about $250 to $300.
Substance Abuse Treatment and Education
A sentence could include the requirement that you attend treatment and classes.
Estimated educational costs could be from $500 to $2,500
Higher Auto Insurance Premiums
You might not feel this expense until you regain your driving privileges. With an OWI on your record, you can expect insurance premiums to increase above your current rate by at least $1,000 per year.
Ignition Interlock Device
Even for a first offense, you might receive a sentence that requires installing an ignition interlock device on your vehicle after you are allowed to drive again. Should you face this requirement, you will have to pay for installation and a monthly monitoring fee.
Assuming six months of device monitoring, your total expenses could be approximately $500.
The expenses for your OWI, even under the least serious circumstances and using the lowest costs estimates are still significant. Additionally, you can expect other costs for:
- Getting your license reinstated
- Paying for transportation during your license suspension
- Losing income due to incarceration or loss of driving privileges
Talk to an OWI Attorney Today
The best Indiana lawyers sometimes keep people out of jail and prevent excessive financial losses after an OWI in Indiana. Mistakes made by police officers during your arrest or testing errors could enable an Indiana lawyer to challenge the charges against you. Help from a knowledgeable OWI attorney is available at Webster & Garino. Call us at 371-565-1818 or email us today.