Multiple OWI Offense Defense Attorneys in Westfield Indiana
If you have two OWI (DUI) convictions, any subsequent offense creates exposure to the multiple conviction category. The third conviction and subsequent convictions raise the specter of OWI penalties, Habitual Substance Offender Vehicular Enhancements, and imposition of a habitual license suspension by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Even before considering potential punishment under the habitual offender statute, a judge must impose a minimum OWI sentence of 20 days in jail or 360 days of community service for a third OWI conviction. The maximum for a 3rd OWI conviction can be up to a year of incarceration for a misdemeanor (i.e. the 2nd OWI conviction did not occur within 5 years of the 1st) or a maximum of 2.5 years
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in prison for a felony (i.e. the 2nd conviction occurred within 5 years of the 1st). These harsh sentences become substantially more draconian when habitual offender penalties are piled on.
Habitual Offender Status in Indiana
If you are facing multiple OWI conviction status, the consequences of a conviction can impact your freedom, employment, family relationships, and reputation. At Webster & Garino LLC, our experienced OWI defense attorneys can answer your questions about both administrative and criminal habitual offender penalties, so call us at (317) 565-1818 or email our attorneys.
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Webster & Garino LLC
104 N. Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074
Tel: (317) 565-1818
Fax: (317) 565-1835