Pre-Trial Motions in Oklahoma DUI Cases
If you find yourself facing charges for a DUI in Oklahoma, it may be in your best interest to hire a defense attorney to file a pre-trial motion. A pre-trial motion allows one of our skilled attorneys the opportunity to take a closer look into the evidence of your case, which could be deemed inadmissible in court before the case ever makes it to trial.
What Happens at a Pre-Trial Motion Hearing?
During a pre-trial motion hearing, your defense attorney will challenge key evidence in your case. For example, the field sobriety and breath tests that were administered could be incorrect, or the officer responsible for your arrest may have demonstrated misconduct. You may have even been arrested under questionable circumstances. For example, if you were arrested without probable cause, then the arrest could be unlawful, and any evidence obtained would be inadmissible in court.
Once a criminal court judge has heard from the defense and prosecution, he or she may grant your pre-trial motion—removing certain evidence from your trial—or may drop the DUI charges entirely. In some cases, a pre-trial motion may even help to weaken the prosecution’s case enough that a plea deal may be offered.
How Edge Law Firm Can Help
At the Edge Law Firm, we understand that the court proceedings in a DUI case can feel overwhelming. A pre-trial motion can help to alleviate some of the stress you’re facing during the legal process. Our goal is to help limit the amount of evidence presented against you during trial. Your defense attorney may even be able to attend a hearing on your behalf, preventing you from missing out on other life obligations such as work or school.
If you have questions about your DUI case, contact the Edge Law Firm right away at (918) 582-6333, or complete our online case evaluation form to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case.