When you were pulled over for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), the law enforcement officer who pulled you over likely requested that you submit to a field sobriety test and breath test. Whether you passed the tests or not, if you were arrested, it’s because the police officer had reason to believe you were not in proper condition to operate a motor vehicle.
Even if you were inebriated at the time you were pulled over, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should have your life ruined by an OWI conviction. Everyone has a right to a strong legal defense. In addition to the potential jail time, license suspension, and ignition interlock system, you could end up losing your job. You don’t want to take any chances with your defense.
Here’s the good news: You can beat an Indiana DUI charge with a qualified attorney by your side. Call our firm to find out how.
Challenge the Arrest
One of the best ways to combat an OWI charge in Indiana is to challenge the arrest itself. Far too many police officers make mistakes or break protocol when they are arresting someone they suspect of being intoxicated.
These mistakes can work out in your favor when we bring them to light in court. It’s very possible that we’ll be able to beat these charges by demonstrating that an error was made on the part of the law enforcement officer who arrested you.
Fighting the ‘Evidence’
Another common way that we are able to get Indiana DUI charges thrown out is by demonstrating that the evidence in question is not true.
Because drivers across the state are required under implied consent laws to submit to chemical testing for blood alcohol content (BAC), they often assume that failing a sobriety, urine, blood, or breath test automatically means they’ll be convicted.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Although many law enforcement officials are quick to decide that the results of such testing are valid, if we can establish the the police officer who conducted the test made an error in the testing procedures or that the test itself wasn’t up to the standards of recently updated Indiana chemical testing laws, it’s possible that you can avoid an OWI conviction.
Reach Out to a Terre Haute DUI Lawyer
If you were recently arrested for a suspected OWI and hope to fight your charges, you’ll likely need an experienced Terre Haute DUI lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm to advocate for you. You can schedule a case assessment today by giving our office a call at 1-812-232-7400 or completing the convenient contact form we’ve provided below.