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Getting charged with DUI can have catastrophic consequences on your life. Below are several of the charges that you might face if you have been arrested for driving under the influence or operating while intoxicated.
It is a Class C misdemeanor to operate a vehicle with a BAC of at least 0.08 but less than 0.15, or to operate a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance in the body (unless you have a valid prescription). It is a Class A misdemeanor to operate a vehicle with a BAC of at least 0.15. Even if you have a BAC of less than 0.15, you can still be charged with a Class A misdemeanor if you operate the vehicle in a dangerous manner while under the influence.
You can be charged with a Level 6 felony if you have a previous conviction of OWI within the last 5 years, or if you are at least 21 years old and operated the vehicle with at least one passenger under 18 years old. You can get charged with a Level 5 felony if you have a previous conviction of operating while intoxicated causing death or causing serious bodily injury.
Likewise, if you cause serious bodily injury to another person when operating a vehicle and have a BAC of at least 0.08, with a schedule I or II controlled substance, or while intoxicated, you could face a Level 6 felony. But, it is a Level 5 felony if you have a previous conviction of OWI within the last 5 years.
*See complete Indiana Code for full description of all crimes and statutes. This is a partial listing only.