We know bad things happen to good people. Whether you’re out watching the game with some friends or having a couple of glasses of wine with dinner, a DUI can happen to anyone. It is important to remember a DUI arrest does not make you a bad person, but it can have substantial implications which is why it is important you hire us. We understand how traumatizing an arrest, mugshot, and a night in jail can be and we are here to help.
Oklahoma is tough on DUIs
A first-time DUI offense in Oklahoma can lead to one year in county jail and $1,000 in fines. Second and third DUIs scale up the maximum jail time and fines. Marijuana intoxication is treated the same as a DUI even if you have a medical marijuana card.
If your case isn’t properly investigated and defended, you risk unnecessary consequences:
- Charges can be enhanced to “aggravated” if your blood alcohol is especially high, regardless of how intoxicated you feel.
- Prosecutors may try to pressure or frighten you by describing the maximum possible sentence and then offering you a lesser sentence or charge in exchange for you pleading guilty.
Choosing the right advocate who knows how to navigate the process is crucial. The circumstances of your arrest and how the case is handled can dramatically reduce the consequences you face.
As a former Prosecutor, Sabah Khalaf knows from experience what tactics the Government will use to argue cases and will use that experience to aggressively defend your case.
We start every case by thourougly investigating every detail of your arrest. Here are some examples of things we look at:
- If you consented to a field sobriety test, was it correctly administered?
- Was the officer who conducted the test properly trained?
- Did you consent to a breathalyzer? Was it maintained and calibrated properly to ensure an accurate reading? Was the operator trained properly?
- Did the officer have constitutional grounds for stopping you? Were you accused of swerving or failing to come to a complete stop or failing to use a turn signal?
- Were there any witnesses to the stop, other than any occupants in the car with you?
- Were you offered a plea agreement, or did you feel pressured to state your guilt without a lawyer present?
Police need a justification to pull you over, whether it’s a simple traffic violation or specific indications of you driving under the influence. They need further even more justification to arrest you for intoxicated driving.
Act fast to avoid losing your license
When you were arrested, the officer probably took your license and gave you a temporary license. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) is informed of the DUI at the time of your arrest. This starts a 30-day countdown until you automatically lose your license for 180 days. As an alternative to losing your license, we can help you apply for IDAP (Oklahoma's new Impaired Driver Accountability Program). IDAP allows you to keep your license after a DUI arrest.
Our Record Speaks For Itself
We are proud to handle every case with the expertise, attention to detail, and personal attention that our clients deserve.
Many lawyers believe that someone accused of a DUI has little hope of overcoming the prosecutor’s case. We know that's not true. You deserve a lawyer who will fight to defend you. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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