Posts tagged "DUI Charges"
Undeniably, police officers have a great deal of authority when it comes to protecting and serving Norman, Oklahoma, residents. As American citizens, most people appreciate the hard work these officials perform every day. However, just because they are tasked with enforcing the law does not mean they have complete freedom to do as they please.
People who are stopped by the police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol may be asked to submit to a breath test. These motorists have an important decision to make at this point: Do they consent to the test or do they refuse?
Not all partnerships are meant to be. This is true in your personal life and in your professional life. It is also true if you ever need a defense against DUI charges in Oklahoma. Sometimes, a defendant and an attorney are incompatible even though the lawyer has a sterling reputation for success.
As you may know, tests confirming the level of alcohol in your body are the most important pieces of evidence that could lead to a conviction on DUI charges. In Oklahoma, if testing proves that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measures 0.08 or higher, DUI charges can stick to you like glue. However, the police must often rely on other elements to make the initial arrest.
Police officers have a duty to address any issues that may threaten residents of Oklahoma. Drunk driving is one such issue that can pose serious risks to the public. While it is right to applaud law enforcement personnel for trying to keep roadways safe and as risk-free as possible, their efforts are in vain if the tools they rely on are subject to error.
We field many questions related to DUI charges at our law firm. Questions regarding a proposed plea agreement are usually near the top of the list. A good defense attorney will advise the defendant to look at the reason a prosecutor might offer a plea agreement.
When DUI charges lead to conviction, judges in Oklahoma routinely order defendants to complete an alcohol education program. Many people see this as a hardship and perhaps an unfair consequence. After all, those convicted are already paying for their mistake, so why do they have to bother with "DUI School" as well?
Conscientious motorists know if they have had too much to drink and should not be operating a motor vehicle. Sometimes, you may not feel the full effects of alcohol until you are already on the road. People who care about their own safety and the safety of others choose to pull off the roadway and park the vehicle when intoxicated until they are sober enough to drive safely.
Many residents are not aware that sometimes DUI charges may be felonies instead of misdemeanors. This lack of knowledge leaves them completely unprepared for the aftermath of a DUI arrest. While any DUI charges are serious, felony DUI means the defendant will face more severe penalties should a conviction occur. The following sections offer some basic points about felony DUI charges in Oklahoma.
The stakes are higher than ever for those facing DUI charges in Oklahoma. More and more states are taking a severe stance against drunk driving and our state is no exception.