How to Reduce Drunk Driving Charges and Penalties in Indiana

Operating a vehicle under the influence (OWI) is a serious crime in Indiana, and if you’ve been arrested on a drunk driving charge, your life could be facing penalties that will permanently alter your life. However, there are some ways that you can get your OWI charge reduced, a couple of which we describe below.

Voluntary Completion of an Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

First-time offenders may be able to avoid an OWI conviction when they agree to voluntarily complete an alcohol rehabilitation program. Here, the prosecutor may offer a plea deal where you complete alcohol treatment and in exchange, you will avoid jail time and instead be placed on probation or ordered to participate in community service.

Indiana Wet Reckless Charge

Individuals who did not cause anyone to be injured, and whose lives will be dramatically affected by the consequences of a drunk driving conviction can seek to have their OWI charge reduced to what’s known as a wet reckless.

Essentially, with a wet reckless case, you’ll be pleading guilty to reckless driving that involved alcohol. You may still have your license temporarily revoked or be ordered to pay fines, but a guilty drunk driving verdict will not be reflected on your criminal record.

Come in for a Free Case Review Today

As with any type of crime, it will likely be in your best interests to cooperate with the prosecuting attorney as much as possible, as it is within their power to reduce your charges.

You can work with an experienced Indiana OWI lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm to clear your name of all drunk driving charges. Just fill out the brief contact form we have included below or call our office at 1-812-232-7400 to schedule your complimentary case review today.