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4 Ways To Challenge Breathalyzer Test Results

By Rigney Law LLC |

In Indiana, if you are suspected to be operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a law enforcement officer may request you to take a breathalyzer test. You may also be asked to take a breathalyzer test if you are involved in an accident in which alcohol use is suspected. Indiana has implied… Read More »

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Can a DUI Affect My Professional License?

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In Indiana, you can obtain a DUI or an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) if you are found to be operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more. Being convicted of a DUI in Indiana can result in harsh consequences. A DUI conviction can result in driver’s license suspension, jail time,… Read More »

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DUI Defense Strategies: Protecting Your Rights in Indianapolis

By Rigney Law LLC |

In Indianapolis, it is against the law to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. You will be convicted of DUI if you are proven guilty of operating a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08% or higher. A DUI conviction can result in harsh penalties. If convicted of… Read More »

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What Happens If I Refuse To Perform A Field Sobriety Test In Indiana?

By Rigney Law LLC |

It is an offense to drive under the influence (DUI). In Indiana, DUI is also referred to as operating while intoxicated (OWI). If you are found to be operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 percent or more, you are guilty of DUI/OWI. Unfortunately, being convicted of DUI/OWI can… Read More »

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Debunking Some Common Breathalyzer Myths

By Rigney Law LLC |

A breathalyzer test is used to estimate blood alcohol content (BAC). Blood alcohol content, which is the estimate of the amount of alcohol in the blood as a percentage, is calculated in grams per 100 mL of blood. Therefore, a BAC of, for example, 0.07 means the blood is 0.07% alcohol by volume. In… Read More »

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Common Police Mistakes In Indiana OWI Cases

By Rigney Law LLC |

Being charged with OWI can be scary. If you are convicted of a OWI in Indiana, you could lose your driver’s license. Being convicted of a OWI could also impact future job opportunities. Some employers are unwilling to employ people with an OWI conviction on their driving or criminal record. If you’ve been arrested… Read More »

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What Does A Second OWI Mean For You In Indiana?

By Rigney Law LLC |

Being charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI) can adversely affect a person’s life. Depending on the case’s specifics, a first OWI could be considered a misdemeanor. Being convicted of a OWI misdemeanor in Indiana could result in license suspension, a jail term of up to one year, and a fine of up to $5,000…. Read More »

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How “Drugged Driving” Can Lead To A One Year In Jail In Indiana

By Rigney Law LLC |

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 »

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Can You See Your Police Report In A Drunk Driving Case?

By Rigney Law LLC |

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 »

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If I Provided A Chemical Sample, Am I Automatically Guilty?

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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 »

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