Now Hiring Experienced Attorneys

Call Now

Call Now

Call Now

“When do I need to hire an Indiana DUI lawyer?”

How Long Can Police Detain Me During A Traffic Stop?

In Indiana, a person can be charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) if he is over 18 years old and has a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. A DUI can also be proven by actions alone. A DUI has a significant social stigma and implications for employment, especially if you drive in the course of employment.

If you are pulled over by a police officer in a traffic stop, the officer may ask you to submit to a chemical test to check your BAC. Indiana’s “implied consent” law requires you to take a breath test if you are lawfully stopped by an officer who has probable cause to believe that you have been driving a vehicle under the influence. 

By law, you are required to take this test and a field sobriety test to check you dexterity and other outward signs of intoxication.  If you refuse, there is an automatic one-year suspension of your license for failure to comply with the “implied consent” law.

Upon an arrest for an OWI/DUI in Indiana, the police officer will likely take your driver’s license and provide you with a receipt for it, along with transporting you for a certified blood test to determine your BAC. This receipt may be accepted as a license until you have an initial hearing, at which time it will be suspended, if not done before hand by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. If you are arrested for an OWI/DUI, it is in your best interest to contact an Indiana DUI attorney. Among other things, a seasoned criminal lawyer can assist you with bonding out of jail, getting your license back as quickly as possible, and analyzing everything from the police stop to the blood draw to ensure the proper procedures were followed.

In some cases, where a DUI charge involves a great many complex police and medical tasks, a good legal defense may involve hiring experts in order to be done correctly. With this, a DUI attorney Indianapolis will be able to effectively present the strengths and weaknesses of your case such that you can make an informed decision as to whether you should negotiate a plea to the charge itself, or a lesser crime such as to reckless driving, or take the case to a trial.

We Listen & Care

Proven & experienced attorneys successfully advocating & resolving complex cases for over 25 years

Quick Contact

Need to talk now? Fill out the quick form below and we will contact you directly.
Blog Categories

Get In Touch

We're available to answer your questions 24/7.

What Our Clients Say

Contact Us

Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Ciyou & Dixon, P.C., is a law firm located in Indianapolis, Indiana. We serve clients in six core practice areas: family lawappellate practicefirearms lawgeneral practicepersonal injury and criminal law.

Copyright © 2021 Ciyou & Dixon, P.C., Attorneys at Law. All rights reserved. This Site does not provide legal advice; please review the disclaimer for other limitations. Privacy Policy

Based in Indianapolis and founded in 1995, Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. is a niche law firm focused on successfully dealing with the complexities of divorce, high-conflict child custody and family law. Known for their ability to solve extremely complex situations with high quality work and responsiveness, Ciyou & Dixon will guide you every step of the way. The family law attorneys at Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. will help you precisely identify your objectives and the means to reach your desired result. In addition, this practice focus is augmented by the firm's other three core areas, namely appellate advocacy, civil practice, and firearms law. Life is uncertain. Be certain of your counselSM.

Indianapolis Divorce Attorneys, Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. of Indianapolis, Indiana, offers legal services for Indianapolis, Zionsville, Noblesville, Carmel, Avon, Anderson, Danville, Greenwood, Brownsburg, Geist, Fortville, McCordsville, Muncie, Greenfield, Westfield, Fort Wayne, Fishers, Bloomington, Lafayette, Marion County, Hamilton County, Hendricks County, Allen County, Delaware County, Morgan County, Hendricks County, Boone County, Vigo County, Johnson County, Hancock County, and Tippecanoe County, Indiana.