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Alcohol monitoring is often required after DUI convictions

The court can place many requirements on a person who is convicted of drunk driving. Many people have probably heard of the ignition interlocks that prevent a vehicle from starting if there is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) percentage noted in a breath sample required before the car is started. A person who must have the ignition interlock can't drive any vehicle that isn't equipped with one.

Drunk driving: Know your right to dispute administrative actions

With Christmas and New Year's right around the corner, anyone who is going to head out to festive parties should remember that they need to find a way to make it home safely if they are planning on having adult beverages. Oklahoma laws regarding impaired driving are strict, so taking a chance by driving yourself home is something that shouldn't happen.

Drunk driving charges can quickly ruin a holiday season

With the holiday season here, everyone needs to ensure that they have a way to get home if they are going to engage in any of the festivities. One thing that can quickly ruin the holidays is getting a drunk driving charge. This comes with considerable life impacts, so it is best to avoid driving while you are impaired.

Beware of all forms of impaired driving this holiday season

With the start of the holiday party season near, it is essential that anyone who is going to consume alcohol ensure that they have a way to get home that doesn't involve them driving. Many people don't realize that alcohol isn't the only thing that can impact your ability to drive. There is also a chance that you might be too impaired to drive if you take any drugs -- including prescription and over-the-counter ones.

Pro se laws require careful attention in defense strategies

There are laws against drunk driving in every state, including Oklahoma. All states also have a limit for the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) percentage that a driver can have without being automatically considered impaired. In Oklahoma, the limit is .08 percent for people who can legally consume alcohol.

Dashcam footage can impact a drunk driving defense

Police officers who initiate traffic stops when they have a reason to think a driver is drunk can face many questions if the case goes to trial. As part of a defense against these charges, the person could claim that there wasn't a valid reason for them to be pulled over. There might also be questions about the actions of the police officer during the stop.

A DUI can result in the impounding of your vehicle

Being accused of drunk driving can trigger a host of events. One of these might be that your vehicle is impounded. This means that a tow truck comes to pick up the vehicle and takes it to the lot where it will be stored until you are able to retrieve it. Lots have limitations on how long they will hold cars, so you should try to find your vehicle and get it back as soon as possible.

Drunk driving in Oklahoma is a challenging problem

Drunk driving laws were put into place to try to make the roads safer for everyone who uses them. In Oklahoma, the number of fatalities attributed to drunk driving crashes is higher than the rate of the nation as a whole. Yet, only 1.8% of Oklahomans report that they drive after drinking too much. This is just shy of the 1.69% of people nationally that report the same thing.

Consider the consequences of a drunk driving conviction

When you are pulled over for the suspicion of drunk driving, the police officer who stopped you will go through several things to determine what to do. You might be asked to take a field sobriety test or to take a test to determine your blood alcohol concentration. As these things are happening, you need to make a mental note of everything that is going on. Even though you are being accused of breaking the law, you still have rights.

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