David Shircliff

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Serving Fisher, Indiana & Surrounding Areas

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Fisher DUI Lawyer

Shircliff Law LLC

Are you looking for an experienced Lawyer in Fisher, Indiana? If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a crime, we may be able to help.

David Shircliff, DUI Attorney at Law, handles all criminal cases including, but not limited to, DUI, DWI & Drug Offenses, Sex Crimes (see list).

If you want a Fisher DUI Lawyer who will personally handle your file and be available for consultation 24/7, someone who will fairly evaluate your case and determine your most favorable course of action, hire us.

Our philosophy is to find out as much as we can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.

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If you have a legal question, concern, or would like to schedule a consultation simply fill out the form below.

If this is an urgent matter please call 317-279-4894.


Getting charged with a DUI can mean serious changes to your life. Besides having to deal with the potential of going to jail and paying fines, there’s also the chance that you could lose your license. Since most of us need a car to get to and from places, and if you’re a truck driver it’s even more important for your livelihood, it’s important to have a legal team to help defend you against these types of charges.

I have over 30 years of experience defending clients in Fishers against DUI charges. Having worked on hundreds of cases, I know what it takes to fight for a favorable outcome in your case, whether that means reducing charges, lowering sentences, protecting your license or seeking an acquittal.


Most people understand that DUI stands for “Driving Under the Influence” and understand that this refers to driving drunk or while under the influence of drugs, but in Indiana the actual charge is labeled OWI, operating while intoxicated. While an Indiana OWI may sound different, the intention is the same so we will refer to them as DUI charges.

Each state classifies a person as driving under the influence based on their BAC or blood alcohol content. BAC is a measure of how much alcohol is in the blood of a person at any given time. For Indiana the BAC limit for driving is .08%. At the point a person’s BAC reaches this level they can be charged with DUI. There are also increasing penalties for a BAC of .15% or higher.

The standard way that a person’s BAC is tested is via a breathalyzer which uses a person’s breath to measure the alcohol in their blood. However, in other cases a person may be charged based on an officer’s observations or a field sobriety test which measures a person’s reflexes and reaction speed. 


In Indiana, field sobriety tests are not required, however, it may not be in your best interests to refuse one. If you decline a field sobriety test, the officer will likely request you to take a blood alcohol test, which if refused can lead to the loss of your driver’s license. If you refused a test and now face intimidating consequences, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your options.


A DUI is a complicated charge that can have life altering consequences. Without legal representation that knows the law and how it works, it is difficult to fight back. I know that a DUI charge is heavily based on evidence and that the legal system doesn’t always get it right. When a breathalyzer isn’t administered, it is difficult to tell for certain if a person is actually intoxicated, simply tired or possibly even suffering from a physical ailment.

This is what is known as “reasonable doubt” in the legal system. If the prosecution cannot prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, then the charges likely will not stand. I am here to examine the facts of the case and help determine if there is reasonable doubt and do whatever it takes to present it to the court.


If you’re facing alcohol-related charges you need a DUI defense attorney that gets results, contact Shircliff Law LLC at 317-279-4894 today.

Commonly Asked Questions

Our firm is not right for you if

You are looking for a lawyer who will only tell you what you want to hear. I will work with you to honestly assess the facts of the case.

If you want to tell our law firm about your situation, you should. . .

I personally communicate with you whenever possible. If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours, or less – most often, much less. My office phone is 317-279-4894.

The typical cost to start working on your case is:

Most cases are handled on a flat fee basis, so you will know the total cost of your case from the beginning.

Our clients will tell you that:

My level of experience, knowledge of the law in Fisher, Indiana, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system is a great advantage. In addition my personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case bring the most favorable results.

David Shircliff

Shircliff Law LLC

Area of Practice

– Criminal Defense Law
– DUI Defense, Drug Charges
– Sex Crimes
– Violent Offenses


– Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana


When you have had a brush with the law, complicated legal processes and the court of public opinion can make it difficult to believe that you’re innocent until proven guilty. You can’t rely on a wait-and-see approach to resolve a criminal matter. You have to take prompt, effective action – and I can help.

I am David Shircliff, a criminal defense attorney with decades of experience with Indiana’s legal system. Over the course of my career, I have represented thousands of clients, first as a public defender and later in my private practice. As an adjunct professor in Indianapolis and a faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College, I draw on this insight when I teach aspiring and seasoned lawyers on federal and state procedures. Few Hamilton County attorneys can match the depth of knowledge that I bring to the table.

Do you need a DUI Lawyer?

Every state has some sort of “driving while intoxicated” statute. The term “driving while intoxicated” is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be “drunk” or “intoxicated” to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states).

a DUI Lawyer can help. . . .

Assess your legal situation

An experienced DUI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DUI lawyer mostly deals with DUI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.

Explain the Consequences

The consequences of a DUI vary greatly from state to state and a DUI lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DWI , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state’s motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.

Manage the process

Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A DUI Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.

Represent you in court

An experienced DUI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.

Don't Know if a DUI Lawyer is right for you? Here are some General Guidelines:


Definitely hire a DUI Lawyer if you already have several DUI and receive another; or if your DUI arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.


Seriously consider hiring a DUI Lawyer if you’ve been arrested for a second DUI (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.


You might want to hire a DUI Lawyer in Fisher, Indiana if you don’t understand your rights or DUI laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don’t know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.


Great Attorney

Great Attorney! Did a wonderful job on my case. Communicated well and was very personable. He was aggressive in the court room and didn’t let the other party waste time. I would not hesitate to use David Shircliff again


The Real Deal

David Shircliff Law LLC is the real deal, was able to get me a reasonable bail and probation on some serious charges. Because of him I felt like I got alot of weight off my shoulders. He also worked with me on payments when work was slow and finding new employer/comtractor work. They will work their magic on any serious cases and walk you through the process. If you have any doubt don’t he turned my felony into misdemeanors


Incredible Lawyers

Cant thank David Shircliff enough he was my lawyer for my case. Incredible intelligent lawyer. I was facing serious felony charges that could have definitely end up in a long prison sentence, double digits to put it in perspective . David changed my life and gave me a second opportunity of this free world. Cant thank this man enough . no need to waste your time looking for lawyers, david is an incredible lawyer he is honest with you and goes beyond helping you. trust me, you cannot go wrong. Thank you again, David.

Talk to a Fisher DUI Lawyer today!

Contact Shircliff Law LLC at 317-279-4894 or via email with the form above.

How Can We Help You?

At Shircliff Law LLC, we are committed to protecting your freedom, your record and your rights. Attorney David Shircliff has vast legal experience in the fields of criminal law, personal injury and family law matters. If you are in need of serious legal representation you need an experienced attorney to help you get through this difficult time in you life. David Shircliff works hard to get his clients the best possible outcome for their situation. This is true no matter what the case may be.

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