While the acclaimed Oklahoma law firm of Fry & Elder has been primarily known for its excellence in family law the past 50 years, the firm, which has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms List each of the past five years, also provides exceptional criminal defense for a variety of criminal matters including DUI (driving under the influence).
It’s no secret to anyone that DUI’s are a big deal. Driving under the influence is considered a crime in every state and DUI charges are handled in criminal court. Depending on the circumstances, Oklahoma DUI convictions can lead to everything from a license suspension to jail or prison time. Those punishments are even more compounded by the financial loss and psychological impact that a DUI conviction can impose on someone.
The Tulsa DUI defense lawyers at Fry & Elder encourage everyone to make safe decisions this holiday season and avoiding getting behind the wheel if you have had too much to drink. Research indicates, however, that there is an increase in DUI stops on or around New Year’s.
What Does the Research Indicate?
According to a report by Scram® Systems, 40 percent of all highway deaths that occur during the holiday season (Blackout Wednesday through January 2) are caused by drunk drivers. The Oklahoman recently reported that nearly 800 people died across the nation in December of 2016 as a result of “drunk-driving related crashes” and that “nearly 30 percent of those who died in traffic crashes were in incidents involving a driver with a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher. In Oklahoma that percentage was 50 percent.”
The Oklahoma City media outlet also indicated that law-enforcement officials throughout the state “will work around the clock to keep vehicle drivers and passengers safe as they search for drunk drivers.”
Fry & Elder’s Tulsa DUI defense lawyers, again, want you to utilize sound judgement this holiday season, but in the unfortunate event that you do get stopped for DUI, it is imperative that you seek consultation with an experienced team of Tulsa DUI defense lawyers.
Why Consult with an Accomplished Team of Tulsa DUI Defense Lawyers?
DUI law is complicated, meaning that it is difficult for someone with little to no experience in handling DUI cases to properly assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case. The fact of the matter is, there is too much on the line to not consult with an attorney experienced in handling DUI cases.
While you can choose to be represented by a public defender, hiring a private attorney typically has more advantages. These include:
- Additional one-on-one consultation time
- A greater chance for desired results or outcome
- Less time in court
Why Experience the Fry & Elder Difference?
Fry & Elder not only has a team of skilled Tulsa DUI defense lawyers, the firm provides after-hours special emergency legal assistance. Its decorated lineup of trial lawyers include:
- Two 2018 Best Lawyers® Selections
- One of only 19 attorneys in the state to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa 2016
- The 2016 Oklahoma Family Law Attorney of the Yearby the Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section
- Five attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers®
- Four attorneys AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Three of the past four Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Chairs
- A Cherokee Nation District Court Judge
- The 2017 OBA Earl Sneed Award Recipients