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DUI Defense: A Single Mistake Can Lead To Lifelong Consequences

A drunk driving charge can happen to anybody. It is easy to lose track of how many drinks you have had and get behind the wheel. However, the consequences for this offense in Oklahoma can be huge. Depending on the circumstances, your license could be suspended or even revoked. Not only that, but you may face fines of up to $5,000 and a jail sentence of up to 10 years. These penalties will affect not only your life, but also the lives of your family and loved ones. You need a lawyer who knows how to get things done for you.

A Strong DUI Defense Is The Key To Success

At Josh Lee & Associates, we offer extremely experienced DUI defense against charges like:

  • Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) above the legal limit of .08 percent. If your BAC is significantly above the legal limit, you may be facing a felony DUI.
  • Aggravated DUI. You may face an aggravated DUI charge if you commit another infraction, like speeding, while driving under the influence.
  • Felony DUI. This is the most serious type of DUI charge. You may face a felony DUI if your impaired driving is combined with another serious factor such as injury of another party due to your actions.

Our lead attorney, Josh Lee, has been representing clients facing DUI charges for most of his career. Our attorneys know what to do to get you the right outcome for your case. That can mean reducing charges or even getting them dismissed. We will be with you every step of the way, from the hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) until the resolution of your case.

There are several defenses to a DUI charge. Perhaps the testing equipment was faulty or the police officer who stopped you made a procedural mistake. Having a seasoned DUI defense lawyer on your side can be crucial to identifying gaps like this and potentially offering alternative sentences like substance abuse treatment.

DUI Laws In Oklahoma

Oklahoma takes a strict stance on driving under the influence. You can face criminal charges if you’re behind the wheel while impaired by any substance – such as alcohol, THC or even certain prescription or over-the-counter medications – that prevents you from driving safely. It’s also illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.

What Is The Legal Process For A DUI In Oklahoma?

The legal process for a DUI begins the moment you see those red and blue lights flashing behind you. If the officer suspects you’re driving under the influence, they may have grounds to arrest you. Following your arrest, you’ll be given a court date for your initial appearance. The court process involves arraignment, pre-trial motions, plea negotiations and possibly a trial. The process is complicated, and it’s critical to have a knowledgeable lawyer by your side at every stage. Our lawyers can work diligently to defend you.

The Criminal Penalties And Costs Of A DUI Conviction

Oklahoma law has harsh penalties for DUIs. For first-time offenders, these penalties may include fines, automatic license suspension and even jail time. Repeat offenders face harsher consequences, including longer jail sentences, higher fines and more extended license suspensions. If someone is injured or killed as a result of a DUI, the stakes are even higher, with the possibility of felony charges and severe penalties.

The Lasting Impact Of A DUI Conviction

Beyond just the criminal consequences such as fines and jail time, a DUI conviction can have a far-reaching impact on the rest of your life. It can affect your driver’s license, insurance rates, current job and future employment. These consequences underscore the importance of addressing DUI charges with the seriousness they warrant.

How Our DUI Lawyers Can Help

Having a knowledgeable DUI lawyer by your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Our attorneys will find every angle to avoid the harsh consequences of a conviction. We can review your case, conduct an investigation, challenge the evidence against you and represent you in court.

We understand the stress and uncertainty a DUI charge brings and are ready to support you with a robust defense. We’ll explore every angle for fighting the charges, including the validity of the traffic stop as well as the validity and accuracy of the evidence against you. Our lawyers are skilled in plea negotiations. When warranted, we will aggressively negotiate to reduce or dismiss the charges. We can also fight for you at trial and in DMV hearings to protect your driver’s license. Every case is different, and we’ll tailor our defense strategy to your specific situation.

The Aggressive Representation You Need

Our founding attorney has been recognized by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, and the American Association of Attorneys for his work in DUI defense. You deserve the skill that he and his team can bring to your case. They will work on your behalf, being as aggressive as necessary to get you a favorable outcome. To arrange a first meeting, call our firm’s Oklahoma City office at 405-266-0294 or send us an email.