Traffic crimes

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 186 on traffic crimes, sponsored by Rep. McNamara. This bill provides: an operator of a motor vehicle who operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked and causes … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

For amend and vote only, the Appropriations Committee heard Sen. Koch’s SB 186 on enhancing penalties for some traffic crimes. This bill provides that: an operator of a motor vehicle who operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Koch’s SB 186 on enhancing penalties for some traffic crimes, like Operating While Intoxicated crimes and Leaving the Scene of the Accident, and consecutive sentencing for certain OWI crimes. The bill … [Read more...]

Recidivist look back periods

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Rep. Sandlin’s SB 163 on recidivist look back periods adding a felony OWI where the defendant has two priors during any time period and limiting Level 6 felony theft to cases where the defendant had a prior in … [Read more...]

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Young’s SB 175 increasing the penalties for some operating a vehicle while intoxicated charges.  The bill provides that a person who causes the death of another person when operating a vehicle with cocaine, … [Read more...]

Operating while intoxicated

S.E.A. 404, P.L. 63 Effective: July 1, 2018 Removes the minimum age requirement for a person to be convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, and specifies that the defense to certain operating while intoxicated offenses involving the use of a … [Read more...]

Certifications concerning breath tests

S.E.A. 37, P.L. 38 Effective: July 1, 2017 Authorizes the department of toxicology (department) to publish certifications of breath test operators, breath test equipment and chemicals, and proper breath test administration techniques on its Internet web … [Read more...]

State biennial budget §74 [OWI]

H.E.A. 1001, P.L. 217 Effective: July 1, 2017 For operating a vehicle while intoxicated, increases the number of community service hours required by Ind. Code 9-30-5-15(a) to 240 hours and by Ind. Code 9-30-5-15(b) to 480 hours. The full law is available at: … [Read more...]