Claremore DUI Lawyer
Each year, countless drivers are arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Oklahoma alone—and in most cases, the individuals who are arrested are first-time DUI offenders. Nevertheless, you may still need to retain help from an experienced DUI lawyer if you want to avoid the consequences of a drunk driving conviction.
DUI: What’s Required For A Conviction
Legally speaking, DUI is defined as operating a motor vehicle with an illegal amount of alcohol in your system. Under federal and state law, a person’s ability to drive becomes impaired when the percentage of alcohol in his or her bloodstream reaches 0.08% or higher—a measurement known as blood alcohol content, or BAC. In other words, a driver is considered legally impaired if a breath test indicates that his or her BAC is above the legal limit—even if he or she shows no signs of intoxication and is perfectly capable of driving.
Administrative Vs. Criminal DUI Penalties
In Oklahoma, simply being arrested for DUI will trigger an immediate license suspension—a penalty referred to as your administrative sentence. Along with losing your driving privileges, you will also face a number of criminal penalties if you are convicted of driving under the influence, including a mandatory fine, additional license suspension, and possible jail time. Although many drivers are able to challenge their arrest and avoid both the administrative and criminal DUI penalties, most must have legal representation in order to do so.
Resolving Your DUI
Fortunately, when it comes to fighting a DUI arrest, no firm is better prepared to take on the prosecution than the Edge Law Firm. As one of the only board-certified DUI defense firms in the state, our firm is well versed in the latest defense strategies and we have the track record to prove it.
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