A DUI Charge Requires Taking Immediate Action
A DUI/DWI charge is something you must take seriously. While a first offense may be a misdemeanor, subsequent offenses will result in felony charges. In addition, you may lose your driver’s license, be sentenced to jail time and face harsh fines and fees.
If you or a family member is charged with DUI, call a lawyer immediately. At Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C., we have represented clients in over 4,000 criminal defense cases. We know Oklahoma DUI laws and how it will apply in your case.
The Steps You Take Can Make Or Break Your Case
Do not plead guilty. Too many people in this situation plead guilty in an effort to end it quickly. A guilty plea is equivalent to a conviction, however, and will remain on your criminal record.
Request a license hearing. After a DUI charge, your driver’s license will be suspended. You have 15 days to request a hearing to fight the suspension. If you miss the deadline, you will likely miss your chance to get your license back or receive a hardship license. When you work with our firm, we will take care of the hearing request for you.
Do not assume the field sobriety or breath tests will convict you. Police must follow rules for administering field sobriety and breath tests. Even if you failed the tests, the results may not be admissible if police violated the rules and procedures. Our lawyer will review your case to determine whether police violated your rights.
Talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. You will not know all of your options until you discuss your case with a lawyer. People unwittingly damage their case by trying to handle it on their own.
If you are convicted of DUI, we can evaluate your case to see if errors were made and fight for expungement.
Your Future Hangs In The Ballots. Contact A Seasoned DUI Lawyer.
Don’t wait any longer to seek high-quality legal advice. We offer free consultations so that you can get answers to your criminal defense questions no matter your financial means. Call our Norman office at 405-928-8708 or send us a message online to request an appointment.