An arrest or conviction for driving while intoxicated can be devastating to your personal and professional life. Sentences can be serious, and even a mild sentence can have lasting impact. Don’t leave your case and your future to chance. You need an experienced Indiana criminal defense attorney from Camden & Meridew, P.C. to fight for your rights and work to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Indiana Criminal Defense Attorneys You Can Trust
The experienced litigation attorneys at Camden & Meridew, P.C., have spent years honing and practicing litigation skills in defense of those accused of DUI in Indiana. Applying Indiana DUI laws in defense of our clients, we work diligently to protect our clients’ rights and freedom throughout the life of the case. Whether accused of a single or subsequent offense, we understand the significance of what’s at stake and will put our considerable skills to work for you.
Defining DUI in Indiana
DUI in Indiana stands for driving under the influence, also called operating while intoxicated (OWI). Indiana Code § 9-30-5-1 defines a DUI as operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 grams or more. The offense can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a Level 4 felony depending on the amount of alcohol or controlled substance in the defendant’s blood and the nature of any injuries sustained that were allegedly caused by the accused.
Defending against DUI Charges in Indiana
The State of Indiana has the burden of proving that an accused driver committed a DUI offense. That means proving all of the elements set out in Indiana DUI law. Beyond that, there are certain defenses that a skilled lawyer may be able to raise, depending on the facts of your case:
- Law enforcement did not have probable cause to stop you.
- The time between alcohol consumption and administration of the breathalyzer affected the accuracy of the test relative to the charge.
- The administration of the breathalyzer or other blood alcohol test was improper.
- The breathalyzer equipment rendered inaccurate results.
- The State did not establish a proper chain of custody of a blood test.
A skilled Indianapolis DUI lawyer from Camden & Meridew will investigate the facts of your case, identify the optimal defense strategy, and advise you on the best way to proceed based on the facts of your case. Your DUI defense could involve the following approaches:
- Negotiating a plea agreement;
- Seeking dismissal of charges;
- Taking your case to trial; or
- Appealing a conviction or sentence.
For Indiana Criminal Defense of DUIs, Call Camden & Meridew
A DUI charge or conviction can threaten your ability to earn a living as well as your freedom. To protect your rights, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in DUI cases. You’ll find that at Camden & Meridew, P.C.
Regardless of the DUI offense involved, the potential impact of your prosecution on your life, career, and family could be significant. You need an Indiana criminal defense attorney who knows how to work with you and within the justice system to secure the best possible outcome. You can trust the attorneys of Camden & Meridew, P.C. to provide the representation you need. For an Indianapolis criminal defense attorney serving DUI clients throughout central Indiana, call Camden & Meridew, P.C. today at 317-770-0000 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.