Few things are more terrifying for a driver than seeing blue and red lights flashing behind you, particularly if you have anything to drink. Being charged with a DUI can easily become someone’s worst nightmare. That said, if you find yourself pulled over on suspicion of DUI, the Tulsa DUI defense attorneys at Fry & Elder encourage you to remain calm.
Being charged with DUI does not mean you are convicted of a crime. If you have been charged with DUI, you need to seek consultation with an experienced Tulsa DUI defense attorney. By hiring an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to defend you in court, there is a chance that your charges could be reduced or even dismissed.
Those who choose to not fight the charge in court can face significant consequences and repercussions due to having a misdemeanor or felony conviction on your record.
Fry & Elder’s team of Tulsa DUI defense attorneys know that mistakes happen. It can be easy to get charged with a DUI even if the situation may not have warranted such a charge. Our attorneys are some of the most decorated and knowledgeable in the Tulsa area when it comes to DUI Defense. Not only will we support you through the legal process, we will meticulously analyze your case to ensure that you have the best possible defense.
What are the Common Types of Alcohol/Drug-Related Offenses?
DUI (Driving Under the Influence): The most commonly referred to alcohol-related offense occurs when an individual’s Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) registers at .08 or above, but below .15
DWI (Driving While Impaired): When an individual’s BAC registers above .05 but below .08
DUI-Aggravated (Aggravated Driving Under the Influence): When an individual’s BAC registers at .15 or above
DUI-D (DUI Drugs): When an individual is under the influence of “other intoxicating substances.” These can include illegal drugs, prescription drugs and even over-the-counter drugs.
What are the Penalties for DUI in Oklahoma?
A DUI conviction in Oklahoma is costly, which could result in more than $10,000 in fines and fees. Oklahoma law also requires that any driver convicted of DUI, aggravated DUI or in actual physical control over a motor vehicle install an ignition interlock device on all vehicles owned an registered to the individual.
If convicted, the interlock devise will be required for 18 months for first-time offenders. Second-time convictions will require use of an interlock for four years.
License revocation is another penalty for impaired driving in Oklahoma. If an impaired driver fails or refuses a breath test, their license is confiscated immediately. The driver can request a hearing to challenge the ruling, but, if unsuccessful, their license will be suspended for a minimum of six months.
Why Contact a Team of Knowledgeable and Experienced Tulsa DUI Defense Attorneys?
Although the penalties for DUI conviction can be stiff, each DUI case and situation is different, making it all the more imperative to set up a personal consultation with one of our skilled Tulsa DUI defense attorneys.
Firm attorney James Caputo spearheads Fry & Elder’s team of Tulsa DUI defense attorneys. Not only has Caputo successfully defended DUI cases for over 20 years, he has worked in law enforcement and was a Tulsa District Judge for nearly 10 years. Our team of attorneys will not only counsel you on what penalties you might faces, we will develop a strategy tailored to your case to give you the best possible outcome.