Category Archives: DUI
How “Drugged Driving” Can Lead To A One Year In Jail In Indiana
Under Indiana law, a person can be charged with a Class C misdemeanor for a first-time offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). This carries a maximum sentence of up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. But if the state can prove that the defendant operated their vehicle in… Read More »
Can You See Your Police Report In A Drunk Driving Case?
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) is normally a Class C misdemeanor in Indiana. But the charge can be bumped up to a Class A misdemeanor if the prosecution can show that the intoxicated driver acted “in a manner that endangered” another person. The difference between a Class A and Class C conviction is… Read More »
If I Provided A Chemical Sample, Am I Automatically Guilty?
In a word, no. While the conviction rate in breath and blood test cases is much higher than the conviction rate in non-test cases, convictions in test cases are far from automatic. That’s mostly because the state must still prove the breath or blood test result was reliable. And, prosecutors must establish this point… Read More »
Tales from the Brown Desk – Episode 21 – Marijuana Metabolites, Recording Police Encounters, & Florida Man
Weekly Criminal Law Podcast, Tales from the Brown Desk, brought to you by Rigney Law LLC. Tales from the Brown Desk is a free flowing conversation involving two foul-mouthed attorneys. It may include graphic descriptions of sexual activity, violence, and traffic law. It may not be suitable for children. Listener discretion advised. Episode 21…. Read More »
Can you refuse a blood draw when facing an OWI?
Can you refuse a blood draw in Indiana when facing OWI or DUI charges? Kassi Rigney – Well, you certainly can refuse a blood draw. There’s something in the state of Indiana called the implied consent law. And whether you are simply holding Indiana driver’s license or operating a vehicle on Indiana roads, you… Read More »
Criminal Law Podcast – Tales from the Brown Desk – Episode 8 – OWI & DUI
Weekly Criminal Law Podcast, Tales from the Brown Desk, brought to you by Rigney Law LLC. Tales from the Brown Desk is a free flowing conversation involving two foul-mouthed attorneys. It may include graphic descriptions of sexual activity, violence, and traffic law. It may not be suitable for children. Listener discretion advised. Episode 8… Read More »
In Indiana, is it OWI or DUI and What’s the Difference?
Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) v. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) OWI stands for Operating While Intoxicated and is what one can be charged with in Indiana if you are operating a “vehicle” while under the influence of a drug. DUI, or Driving Under the Influence, is more specific to alcohol. OWI is used in… Read More »