If you were recently pulled over and charged with drunk driving, connect with an experienced Parke County DUI attorney who can help you avoid conviction.
A DUI, or driving under the influence, charge is no laughing matter. A DUI conviction could drastically impact your life. You could end up having to pay hefty penalties, face license suspension, and even spend time in jail.
In addition, a DUI—referred to as operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) in Indiana—will permanently stain your driving record and can even affect your ability to obtain a quality education, retain gainful employment, and pay for car insurance.
At Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping those charged with DUI prove their innocence. Your Parke County DUI lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation and secure supporting evidence that can help clear your name.
What Happens When You’re Charged with Drunk Driving in Parke County
Once you’ve been charged with OWI in Parke County, you’ll be given a court date after you’re released by the police. In court, the prosecutor will present evidence that you are guilty of driving under the influence. Our job is to counter that evidence and provide support of our own that demonstrates that you were not drunk while driving.
We’re Prepared to Defend You
Attorneys routinely use many different defenses when their clients are charged with a DUI. Below, we have outlined some of the most common defenses so you have an idea of what to expect when we go over the details of your case. Continue reading to learn more about potential defenses to your OWI charge.
Inaccurate Sobriety Test Results
It is more common than you might think for sobriety test results to be inaccurate. Whether you were given a field sobriety test after being pulled over or you submitted to a breath, urine, or blood test, there are many opportunities for the results to be skewed in some way.
We will examine the lab results and go over the details of your field sobriety test to establish potential inaccuracies.
There are some cases in which we will need to take an affirmative defense. What this means is that we are admitting that you were driving while under the influence but asserting that the circumstances required you to do so.
An Improper Stop
When a law enforcement officer pulls you over, he or she needs to have a reason for having singled your vehicle out. This could be due to a headlight that’s gone out or erratic driving. When the officer didn’t have probable cause to pull you over, the stop might have been improper. That could be good news for your defense against your DUI charge.
Consult a Parke County DUI Attorney
When you’re facing a DUI charge and you need a qualified attorney to clear your name, reach out to Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm. We provide free, no-obligation consultations to prospective clients.
You can schedule yours by calling a Parke County DUI lawyer at our office at 1-812-232-7400 or by filling out the convenient contact form at the bottom of this page.