Valparaiso DUI / OWI Lawyers
Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
The criminal defense attorneys of Millbranth & Bush Attorneys and Counselors at Law protect the rights of those who have been pulled over, arrested for or charged with drunk driving or related offenses throughout Northwest Indiana.
Along with more than 40 years of experience in a wide range of criminal law matters, Steven M. Bush has tried numerous jury trials in DUI related offenses. As Valparaiso DUI attorneys, we look at each case from a variety of angles, developing strategic arguments that achieve favorable results in DUI cases.
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Reducing The Consequences Of A DUI Charge In Indiana
The consequence for a DUI (driving under the influence) conviction in Indiana can be severe, even if you assert that you only had one drink before getting behind the wheel. Remember that law enforcement begins to build a case against you the second you are pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving. They will gather information about your driving behavior, your demeanor, whether or not there was a smell of alcohol in the vehicle and any statements you make regarding the number of drinks you had.
They will also often employ field sobriety tests and chemical tests (such as Breathalyzers, urine tests or blood tests) to prove you were intoxicated when you were driving. There are specific procedures that law enforcement must do to collect this evidence against you, and in some cases you can refuse, but keep in mind that test refusal can carry consequences as well.
Refusal to take a chemical test falls under Indiana's implied consent law, meaning you are subject to an automatic driver's license suspension if you refuse to take a chemical test.
Make sure to work with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to protect your driver's license and your criminal record. You must act quickly both in administrative matters with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) as well as in the criminal justice system.
Contact the experienced and skilled attorneys at Millbranth & Bush today for help!