Fort Wayne, IN asked in Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: was just recently charged with a misdemeanor for an OWI I was sentenced to 1yr of probation. Now I caught another charge

What do you think I'll be sentenced to. This is only my second offense and it's another misdemeanor

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Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: It will depend on the facts and what the charges are in the new case. If it is a new OWI then the charges should be a felony and it would require a minimum of 5 days jail or 240 hours of community service and a minimum one year license suspension. If the charges are not OWI then it will depend on the level of the charge. Additionally, to the consequences for the new charge you could be sentenced to jail for the suspended time in your original OWI charge.

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