2nd OWI Offense Defense Lawyers in Westfield, Indiana
Because Indiana takes drunk driving very seriously, a 2nd OWI (DUI/DWI in other states) offense carries more severe penalties. A 2nd offense of OWI will usually be a Level 6 felony with penalties that include between 6 months and 2.5 years or incarceration and a maximum fine of up to $10,000. If the first offense involved serious bodily injury or death to another person, the offense will be a Level 5 felony punishable by 1-6 years in prison and a maximum fine of up to $10,000. If you were driving on a suspended license or with a BAC of .15 or above, you can be charged with a Level 4 felony if the 2nd OWI causes a fatality. Level 4 felonies are punishable by a maximum of 12 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Indiana law has a 5 year look back period, so a prior OWI within 5 years provides justification for a prosecutor to seek the higher penalties associated with a prior OWI conviction.
Westfield Second Drunk Driving Charge Defense Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been arrested for OWI with a prior conviction for the offense, skilled and experienced legal representation is essential to avoid a lengthy prison term. Call Webster & Garino LLC at (317) 565-1818 or email to learn about your legal rights and potential defense strategies.
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Webster & Garino LLC
104 N. Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074
Tel: (317) 565-1818
Fax: (317) 565-1835