Even the most conscientious of drivers can unintentionally fall short of driving perfection and put themselves and others in harm’s way by operating a motor vehicle while influenced by alcohol or drugs. If you have been pulled over and arrested, it is because an officer believed you were too impaired to continue driving.
The punishments for operating a motor vehicle while under any alcoholic or drug induced influence in Oklahoma are harsh. A first conviction can be a fine of up to $1000 and a jail sentence of up to 1 year. A qualified Oklahoma DUI attorney will be familiar with the legal aspects of each of the states’ 77 jurisdictions and develop a plan to lessen the severity of the charge.
If you are accused of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a drunk driving attorney from M.K. Bailey Law can help you fight for your rights. Attempting to represent yourself can be equivalent to waiving your rights. One of our DUI defense lawyers can help you remedy the situation by ushering you through proactive steps before you court hearing, and requesting that all instruments used to sanction your arrest be inspected and calibrated.
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above. The .08 limit is the benchmark used across the United States to classify an impaired driver. There are 4 ways a person can be charged with DUI.
- driving under the influence of alcohol
- driving under the influence of drugs
- driving under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs
- driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
If you test under the .08% level, you can still be charged according to Oklahoma law. A BAC of .05% is considered impairment. Traffic offenses involving influence are serious and require more than just a drunk driving lawyer. M.K. Bailey Law Offices is a firm comprised of attorneys that are skilled with all types of DUI/DWI cases in every Oklahoma jurisdiction.