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How Does Proof of Intoxication Work for OWIs?


Proof of intoxication to support a conviction for operating while intoxicated does not require proof of blood alcohol content of .08% or more. In Indiana, it is sufficient if the State proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was impaired.

Evidence of impairment may include:

  1. the consumption of significant amounts of alcohol;
  2. impaired attention and reflexes;
  3. watery or bloodshot eyes;
  4. the odor of alcohol on the breath;
  5. unsteady balance;
  6. failure of field sobriety tests; and
  7. slurred speech

With over 35 years of handling thousands of criminal cases, Steven Knecht is familiar with the possible defenses to operating while intoxicated offenses and other criminal charges. Few other attorney can match his trial experience and knowledge of criminal law and he can use that experience and knowledge to benefit you. If you find yourself having been arrested, you should immediately hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer that you can trust such as Steven Knecht to help you fight the State because you have a lot at stake on the outcome.

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