Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI): No matter what you call it, they all refer to drunk driving.  OWI / DUI offenses are charged at an alarming rate throughout Northwest Indiana.  Attorney Joseph M. Roberts, your Northwest Indiana OWI / DUI lawyer, defends individuals facing OWI / DUI charges more than any other single charge.

Those charged with OWI / DUI in Northwest Indiana often find themselves in a very unfamiliar and scary position.  As consuming alcohol is common throughout our communities, regardless of age, social status, background, etc., many otherwise law-abiding citizens potentially expose themselves to the criminal justice system.  OWI / DUI offenses are taken seriously throughout Northwest Indiana.  The potential consequences of an OWI / DUI offense are not to be taken lightly.  Your defense can make all the difference in minimizing the impact an OWI / DUI arrest may have on your life.  Put forth your best defense!

If you have been arrested for an OWI / DUI offense in Northwest Indiana, don't delay.  Contact Attorney Joseph M. Roberts, your Northwest Indiana OWI / DUI lawyer who has dedicated his career to protecting the rights and preserving the freedoms of those accused of OWI / DUI.  Call or text us now at 219-779-9187 to receive your FREE case evaluation and consultation.



  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Fine up to $5,000.00
  • Community Service
  • Alcohol/Drug Counseling
  • License Suspension
  • Fees and Costs
  • Probation

Second or Subsequent Offense

  • Up to 2.5 years in jail
  • Fine up to $10,000.00
  • Mandatory Jail or Community Service
  • Alcohol/Drug Counseling
  • License Suspension
  • Fees and Costs
  • Probation

Please note that the above chart only refers to Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Operating a Vehicle with an illegal B.A.C. (OWI per se), and OWI-Endangering a Person offenses.  You may face substantially higher levels of criminal OWI / DUI charges with significantly enhanced potential penalties if there is a minor in the vehicle, the OWI / DUI results in serious bodily injury or death to another person or the offense makes you a habitual traffic violator (HTV).  Also not included on this chart are collateral consequences of an OWI / DUI, such as points on your license, higher insurance premiums, personal and professional consequences, etc.

Defending against DUI / OWI charges can be a scary and unfamiliar situation.  You don't have to do it alone.  YOU DO HAVE RIGHTS!  Your next call can make all the difference in protecting your rights and preserving your freedoms.  Put your mind at ease now by contacting Northwest Indiana DUI / OWI Lawyer Joseph M. Roberts now to receive your FREE, informative, no obligation initial consultation.

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Although technically a solo practitioner of law, Attorney Joseph M. Roberts has worked hard to surround himself with a team of knowledgeable and helpful support staff and network of fellow attorneys.

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Our law office only does criminal defense and we do it right. Attorney Joseph M. Roberts has devoted his legal career to zealously defending those individuals accused of committing criminal acts.

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