The trial lawyers at Fry & Elder what you have a fun and safe Fourth of July. While Independence Day is arguably our country’s most celebrated holiday, it also is one of our most dangerous. In fact, in 2013 Forbes Magazine reported that the Fourth of July was the “most dangerous holiday of the year.” That is all the more telling when you consider this sobering statistic: 199 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes nationwide between July 3 and July 8, 2103 as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.
Exercise good judgement
The Oklahoma law firm of Fry & Elder wants you to enjoy the holiday to its fullest, but exercise good judgement. If you plan on drinking during the holiday weekend always designate a sober driver and plan a safe ride home before the fun even begins. If you do become impaired and have no safe ride home, call a taxi, friend or use public transportation.
The cost of DUI
Simply put: You can’t afford it. DUI penalties in Oklahoma for first-time offenders can total up to $1,000 and 5 days to one year in jail, while second-time offenders could be fined up to $2,500 and receive 1 to 5 years of jail time. Third-time offenders could be hit with fines of up to $5,000 and receive anywhere from 1 to 10 years of jail time.
If arrested and charged with DUI
If you do get pulled over and are arrested on a DUI complaint, you are going to want to contact an experienced and professional Oklahoma criminal law attorney immediately. The trial lawyers at Fry & Elder are well versed in DUI laws and procedures throughout the state of Oklahoma. The firm was named to the esteemed U.S. New & World Report’s list of Best Law Firms 2015, and attorneys Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., M. Shane Henry, Luke Barteaux and Aaron D. Bundy have each garnered prestigious SuperLawyers® accolades. If you do find yourself in legal trouble over the Fourth of July weekend, don’t hesitate to contact Fry & Elder.