Everyone makes mistakes. Some mistakes are insignificant. However, when mistakes involve drunk driving or drug possession, they can be very serious and carry life-altering consequences, including steep fines and jail time.
We represent clients in Owasso, Skiatook, Collinsville, Claremore and the greater Tulsa area who have been arrested on suspicion of drug possession or driving under the influence (DUI). We believe that good people can make mistakes, and that all clients deserve a competent criminal defense and the personal attention to get them through these difficult situations.
Our clients include adults and juveniles, many of whom have jobs or attend school, are known in their communities, and who have never before had a serious arrest. We work hard to limit the damage arrests for drunk driving and drug possession can cause.
Why You Need To Fight A Criminal Charge | DUI Defense Attorneys
There are many reasons to fight back after being arrested on suspicion of DUI or drug possession. First, you may be able to have your charge dismissed by proving that proper investigative procedures were not followed or that the evidence does not support the charge. Second, with proper discovery and investigation, we may be able to use the evidence obtained to acquit you of the charge. Finally, if the evidence is not on your side, we can seek to limit the consequences so that you may be able to resume your life.
As defense attorneys, we do not just take law enforcement officers at their word. We know mistakes are made in searches, blood testing and investigations. When police make mistakes, it’s our job to identify the mistakes and prevent them from harming our clients.
If you remain unconvinced about retaining an attorney, consider what can happen if you do not mount an adequate defense. You may needlessly face charges that are unfounded or overbearing. You will be at the mercy of a judge or jury, who may only hear one side of the story. Take control of the situation and hire an attorney who will listen and fight for your best interests.
Retain an experienced DUI and drug defense lawyer to defend you against any misdemeanor or felony DUI or drug charges.
DUI Means Automatic License Suspension — Unless You Act
Here is something many people who are charged with DUI do not know: Their driver’s licenses are endangered from the moment they are arrested. This is because Oklahoma follows a dual administrative and criminal process in prosecuting DUI cases.
If you blow over the legal limit on an Intoxilyzer test or refuse a test altogether, two things happen: You are charged in criminal court with DUI, DWI, or APC, and you are reported to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS), which will automatically suspend your license unless you request an administrative hearing within 15 days of the date of your arrest. If a hearing is not requested within those 15 days, even if your charges are eventually dropped or you are acquitted at trial, the suspension will still stand. Having a valid license to drive is essential. Our law firm knows exactly what to do to challenge any suspension and can assist in securing a modified license if necessary.