At The Bellinger Law Office we know that a DUI/DWI charge can be both frightening and confusing. You don’t know what your rights are; you don’t know what penalties you may be facing; you don’t know how it will affect your future. That’s why it’s important to contact a Fort Wayne DUI/DWI defense lawyer right away if you’ve been charged with drunk driving.
Don’t Wait. Call The Bellinger Law Office in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
How you respond to law enforcement during a traffic stop can determine the outcome of your DUI/DWI case. Although we would advise you to cooperate with the police officer’s instructions in field sobriety tests and other parts of the traffic stop, it is just as important to answer no questions and volunteer no information until you’ve spoken with legal counsel. We can help you at any time, so be sure you exercise your right to have a criminal defense attorney. Contact The Bellinger Law Office at 260-428-2214 if you or a loved one has been charged with drinking and driving.
You Have Rights. Protect Them.
Remember your rights if you’re arrested for any type of drunk driving offense such as operating while impaired (OVWI)/OVI), driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI) or other charges, including vehicular manslaughter or property damage. When you’re arrested, you have the right to:
- Not incriminate yourself (right to remain silent)
- Be free from unreasonable search and seizure
- Have an attorney
- Be advised of your rights (also known as the Miranda warning)
A caveat: in Indiana the right to an attorney does not extend to the Breathalyzer test. If you refuse to take the test, you face an automatic suspended license.
Consequences of a DUI/DWI Conviction
A DUI conviction has many negative consequences, including loss of your driver’s license, cancellation of your auto insurance or jail time. You may have to install an ignition interlock device in order to gain back driving privileges. The cost of hiring an attorney to protect you is far less than the long-term cost of a drunk driving conviction.
For more information, please see your DUI Information Center.
Contact Our Fort Wayne Drunk Driving Defense Law Firm. Exercise your right to a criminal defense lawyer. Call The Bellinger Law Office at 260-428-2214 if you are arrested for a DWI, DUI, OVWI or OVI.