DUI & Public Intoxication - Indiana

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    When arrested, was booked for DUI and Public Intoxication. However, paperwork from police shows OWI. Does that mean PI dropped?? Or can it be used against my defense to throw out case because of conflicting charges?


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    If I understand you correctly, you were booked for two charges and are only being charged with one of them. You are wondering whether the discrepancy in paperwork might provide you with an advantage sufficient to have the whole thing thrown out. My guess is that the officer was being a little zealous to charge you with public intoxication and the prosecutor doesn't think they have a strong case and doesn't want to mess with it. I would be surprised if that would lead to having the DWI dismissed, but you should consult an attorney in your jurisdiction who has experience in these matters.
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