If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Northwest Indiana, you want an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your interests. The consequences of a conviction can be severe: You could have your license suspended for a significant period of time. You could face substantial fines and penalties. You could even go to jail. In some situations, you could face multiple prosecutions for the same arrest.
At the Office of Alex Dominguez in Merrillville, IN, I aggressively represent individuals who have been charged with drunk driving, whether first-time defendants or repeat offenders. Our criminal defense lawyer handles all types of DUI, DWI and OWI charges, from Class A misdemeanor charges resulting in up to a year in jail to felony charges carrying a three-year prison term.
When I go to work to defend your DUI charge, I conduct a full investigation of the facts, the evidence and the circumstances surrounding your arrest, starting with an examination of whether the police had probable cause to pull you over. I will review the police record to make certain that you were properly advised of your rights and that field sobriety and blood alcohol tests were correctly administered.
In all Indiana DUI cases, my primary focus is the reduction or dismissal of charges. If I cannot get the case dismissed outright and have your suspended license reinstated, I will seek to negotiate a favorable plea bargain, including an agreement that results in probation rather than jail time, if possible. As part of these cases, substance abuse counseling is generally mandatory and/or part of an alternative disposition.