Operating While Intoxicated OffensesCriminal Law
Perhaps the most painful penalty of an arrest for operating while intoxicated is the license suspension. If you operate a vehicle upon Indiana roads you have impliedly consented to taking a certified chemical test when asked by law enforcement. A certified chemical test can be either a breath test, blood test or a urine test. If you refuse any certified chemical test offered by law enforcement your license will be suspended for one year. If you fail a chemical test (for example your blood alcohol level is shown to be at or above .08) your license will be suspended for a period of one hundred and eighty days.
There are ways to shorten the length of the suspension and/or apply for specialized driving privileges which allow a person to drive for certain purposes including employment.
Our attorneys at Garrison Law Firm will help minimize the consequences if you’ve been arrested for operating while intoxicated.
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