If you're arrested for DUI:
It is vital that you take your situation seriously and come out fighting, because that is what the prosecutor is planning to do.
An Indiana DUI constitutes a misdemeanor for a first-time offense. Repeat offenders can face felony charges. Your drivers license may be suspended or revoked. A DUI conviction can affect your future in various ways.
Your first and wisest move is to choose an experienced DUI attorney.
It's not just about fines, a suspended license and higher insurance rates. If you are convicted for DUI, the prosecutor may want you put in jail. If you don't fight every charge, the prosecution is likely to win.
Veteran Indiana DUI Attorney
For over 25 years, Samuel L. Cappas has served the law from all sides of the bench as a Lake County Prosecutor, trial supervisor, and Judge Pro Tempore. Now in private practice, Sam is well-versed in the legal tactics that the State is planning to wage against you.
How Samuel Cappas Fights Back
Indiana law mandates that the arresting officer implement a complex sequence of actions and tests, during which your rights must not be violated. Insufficient grounds for stopping you, improper treatment during your arrest, or any missed technical detail can result in your case being dismissed.
Samuel Cappas will study your breathalyzer and chemical test results, including how they were acquired, and examine all available information before and after the stop.
In court, Sam will argue all potential protocol and rights violations and contest the officer's judgment or actions during the arrest.
Suspended Drivers License
In addition to DUI there are a variety of reasons why your Indiana drivers license might be suspended or revoked. Attorney Samuel Cappas will fight to protect your driving privileges at the BMV and against a judge or jury.
Too many traffic tickets can classify you as a Habitual Traffic Violator for a period of either 5 or 10 years.
We can determine if your driving record is in jeopardy and petition to change your traffic tickets to non-moving violations.
Pending reinstatement, a hardship license may be petitioned for driving to and from work. Sam Cappas will steadfastly champion your right to drive and file the necessary documents to help you get back on the road.
Our Law office offers evening and weekend appointments. We accept major credit cards.
DUI and Alcohol-Related Offenses
- DUI/OWI (Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated)
- Refusing a Breathalyzer/Chemical Test
- Failing a Breathalyzer/Chemical Test
Serious Traffic Offenses
- Habitual Traffic Violations
- Driving While License is Already Suspended
- Miscellaneous Criminal Acts While in a Vehicle
- Failing to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
- Reckless Driving