Indianapolis, IN asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: What happens in a 1 man car crash with injury’s, no arrest/ charge and on probation then notified of Warrants 2 yrs late

The person is on felony probation now after being released from prison only due to the sentence being amended , (this is a 2012 conviction.)

In Jan. Of 2016 he hit black ice and crashed his car into a stone bridge wall crushing the Right side of his body. He had to be life lined to St Vinsence Hospital) and is now permanently disabled because of this. Then 2 yrs later is told by his probation officer that it looks like Jennings co. Has a warrant for his arrest. For OWI)

Upon looking this up he finds there are actually 4 misdemeanors pending. ( OWI WHILE INTOXICATED, OWI. WITH BODILY INJURY, OWI.WITH SCHEDULE 1or 2 in body ( or its metabolite) in system , & OWI. WITH BAC. EQUAL TO OR HIGHER THAN 0.15)

Is it likely that he will have to return to prison ? What should he do now to help his case? There was never an arrest/ notices or anything . He was so badly injured he doesn’t remember the whole 2 days prior to the accident. Is there help?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Charles Candiano

  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: So, his defense is that WHILE HE WAS ON PROBATION, he got so drunk and so high that he crashed his car and injured one or more other people? This must obviously be discussed with an experienced local defense attorney ASAP.

At the time, OWI Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was a Felony, not a Misdemeanor.

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