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Beware the Penalties of Multiple DUIs

The term DUI is actually a bit of a misnomer in Indiana. In Indiana, we call it Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, or “OVWI”. State governments take OVWI very seriously and therefore implemented a penalty structure that increases the minimum punishment for picking up multiple OVWIs in one’s lifetime. While some aspects of the penalty are aimed at rehabilitation of any underlying drinking habits, others are aimed at protecting society from the dangers of drunk…

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Statute of Limitations on Auto Accidents: The Time Limit on Filing a Claim

In 2019, there were approximately 50,000 people who were injured in auto accidents in the State of Indiana alone. The likelihood of being in an accident after driving for a lifetime is very high. If you are injured in an auto accident, it is imperative that you understand the deadlines for filing and pursuing a legal claim.   According to Indiana Code § 34-11-2-4, a claimant has two years from the date of their accident…

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Specialized Driving Privileges on Refusal Suspensions in Indiana

Getting Specialized Driving Privileges Under Indiana Law, courts may order the suspension of a person’s driving privileges in place of criminal charges or an ongoing investigation. Indiana drivers whose licenses have been suspended by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or a court may petition to obtain a Specialized Driver’s Privilege (SDP). Specialized Driving Privileges allow Indiana residents to drive for specific purposes while their Indiana driver’s license is suspended. Under Ind. Code § 9-30-16-3,…

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