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Are you eligible to have your criminal slate wiped clean?

Life gets a bit off track sometimes, such as the time a police officer pulled you over in a traffic stop and you wound up facing DUI charges in court. You didn't think you had to worry about conviction because you'd only had a small amount of alcohol to drink that evening; however, you could tell things weren't going your way when the police officer said you failed the field sobriety test. You'd never been in trouble with the law before that day.

Since then, you've heard tell about a process called expungement. This is when the court agrees to erase a conviction from your criminal record; in fact, it can extract any details regarding the unfortunate incident. No one (although there may be a few exceptions) will ever again be able to view your drunk driving conviction in your file.

3 types of DUI evidence that may be used against you

Dealing with criminal allegations can put a considerable damper on your life for a substantial amount of time. No matter what the charges are, you could find yourself dealing with legal proceedings, court costs and other elements that may result in your feeling overwhelmed. If police have charged you with driving under the influence, you will want to focus on what elements could come into play during your case.

By having an idea of what factors the prosecution may try to use as evidence against you, you can feel competent in building and presenting a meaningful criminal defense. Three types of evidence typically play a role in determining whether a person was under the influence.

But I wasn't even driving. Can I still get a DUI while sitting in my car?

Your son bought a home and you could not be more happy for him. To celebrate, he threw a housewarming party and it was replete with beer, whiskey and BBQ.

You hadn't had much to eat that day, so you sat down for a rack of ribs before heading for a beer. Stuffed and satisfied, you head for a Coors, accompanied by your favorite shot. It had been a hard week, and this was a great occasion to let down.

Does a DUI in Oklahoma really matter?

Operating a motor vehicle is a risky thing to do. Often weighing several tons and moving at high speeds, a vehicle accident can have devastating effects. Because of the potential for so much damage and the risk that is present every time a person drives, many laws have been established to ensure that people operating vehicles are alert and focused on the task at hand.

Unfortunately, not ever driver is always so alert. While even a minor distraction can have serious consequences, operating a vehicle while intoxicated can be disastrous. As such, the state of Oklahoma has established strict penalties for individuals who are found to be driving while intoxicated.

IN THE NEWS- Elton's interview about the Felony Murder Rule

IN this interview I explain just how strong the felony murder rule is and how one may be charged with murder even though one did not pull the trigger.

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Why you shouldn't plead guilty to a DUI charge

When convicted of a DUI, many people resort to pleading guilty right away just to "get it over with." However, DUIs are very serious in Oklahoma. Even if you were drinking and driving, you shouldn't plead guilty if you are charged. Doing so has consequences that can affect you for a long time.


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