Charged with a First-Time DUI?
Our Proven South Bend DUI Defense Lawyers Can Help
One of the most common impressions DUI suspects face after their first
arrest is how easy it was to get caught. DUI stops and arrests happen
all the time to law-abiding citizens from every walk of life due to simple
and even momentary lapses in judgement. If a conviction occurs, penalties
not only can greatly interrupt the life of the accused, but also persist
as a black mark on their driving record.
Wruble Law Group, we understand how dismayed many first-time DUI suspects are following
their charge. Often, these are citizens who have never had a legal issue
before and want to put this matter behind them has swiftly and favorably
as possible. With our dedicated and proven South Bend DUI defense lawyers
by your side, that's precisely the kind of aggressive, proactive approach
our clients can expect. Our team has more than four decades of collective
legal experience with these matters and is ready to assuredly pursue the
best possible outcome on your behalf.
Don't wonder what your legal options could have been—contact us today to start exploring a possible defense.
First-Time DUI Penalties in Indiana
Unlike other misdemeanors, which come with a simple fine or minimal jail
time, DUI convictions can have a greater impact for the accused. This
is because multiple types of penalties that can apply, enforced by both
the state under the criminal statute (IC 9-30-5) and the BMV.
First-time DUI penalties in Indiana can include:
- 180-day license suspension
- A maximum of 60 days in jail
- A maximum fine of $5000 (minimum of $500)
- Possible substance abuse assessment
It is also possible, if the court sees fit, that an ignition interlock
device may be mandated in the accused's car following their license
suspension. Keep in mind: these are maximum penalties that can be argued
down and avoided. In many cases, even the license suspension can be reduced
with an appeal for a limited driver's license. These outcomes are
only possible, however, with effective legal counsel in your corner.
Want to learn more about how Wruble Law Group can help? Contact us today
to request a
free case evaluation.