If you’re facing criminal charges for an Indiana DUI, there are a few things you should know. Operating a vehicle while intoxicated—or OVWI—starts as a misdemeanor charge. There are certain situations, however, where that misdemeanor charge can become a felony.

One easy way for an Indiana DUI to become a felony is if you have a DUI conviction within the past seven years. In this scenario, the State can file the charge as a Level 6 felony, which carries a maximum penalty of two and a half years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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