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The State of Indiana takes DUI-related offenses seriously. In addition to simple DUI, there is aggravated DUI, DUI with serious bodily injury, and DUI that results in death. Even the most basic of DUI charges can have far-reaching consequences that negatively impact your life for decades to come. The Angola DUI lawyers at The Bellinger Law Office can help you fight the charges, get evidence dismissed, or negotiate for a reduced plea when available. In this article, we will discuss how our firm helps those charged with DUI.
Implied consent means that every driver who takes the road must submit to a chemical test if they are pulled over. Failure to comply with the request will result in an immediate license suspension and many of the same consequences associated with a DUI conviction.
However, the law does not require you to take a field sobriety test, and you probably should not, because you are likely to fail.
There are four categories of consequences to a DUI conviction. You have administrative consequences that involve the suspension of your license. You have criminal consequences that involve fines, probation, and possible jail time. You have civil consequences if you injure someone else or destroy your property (you will have to make restitution to the victim). Also, your insurance premiums will spike dramatically.
An Angola DUI lawyer can help defend you from the charges. This includes getting evidence that will be used against you tossed out and criticizing the quality of that evidence in court. In the case of roadside breath tests, your blood alcohol content is measured by your breath. In other words, your breath-alcohol content is translated into blood-alcohol content. This process is generally not considered authoritative. The only way to scientifically test a driver’s blood-alcohol content is by testing the blood directly. Similarly, the blood test must be conducted exactly right for the test to be accurate. Taking too little blood can result in an inflated result as can failing to refrigerate the sample prior to testing.
If you are facing DUI/OWI charges in Indiana, you need to call an attorney immediately and allow us to preserve the integrity of your defense while researching the incident more thoroughly. Just because you have been charged with DUI, it does not mean that you will be convicted of DUI. Call the Angola DUI lawyers at The Bellinger Law Office today to learn more about how we can help.
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