Recent Oklahoma DUI Case Wins
The Winning Edge
A majority of cases that the Edge Law Firm defends result in a favorable outcome for our clients such as dismissal or reduction of charges. Thanks to our high percentage of recent case wins, many of our clients are referred to us by friends and family members – and a large number of those referrals even come from other attorneys or police officers.
DUI – Dismissal of Charges
Our client was stopped for allegedly weaving. The officer conducted a brief investigation and arrested the client for driving under the influence (DUI). However, based on our interview during our initial consultation with the client, we had reason to suspect that the arresting officer manufactured the basis for the stop. After obtaining video and arguing the matter to the court, the court agreed that the stop was illegal resulting in a dismissal of charges against our client.
Murder Cold Case – Dismissed
Our client was charged with first-degree murder based solely on DNA evidence roughly 20 years after the alleged crime. Luckily for our client, our attorney Jason Edge had recently spent a week in Boise, Idaho studying DNA evidence. Edge and attorney Melanie Lander investigated and found that there were multiple problems with the DNA test that made it completely unreliable. Based on this, they were able to secure a dismissal for a client who should not have even been arrested on this charge.
Felony Charges – Dismissed
Our client was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon while wearing a mask. Although these are very serious offenses, during an interview with the client, we became suspicious that the incident had been overcharged. After reviewing the reports and discussing the matter thoroughly with our client, we declined to accept any offers of settlement from the state. The matters were ultimately dismissed against our client.
DUI – Reduced Charges
Our client had a commercial drivers license (CDL), and drove commercially for a living. On the evening of our client’s arrest, however, the client was driving his personal vehicle. Through negotiation with the prosecutor’s office, we were able to obtain a reduction in charges that allowed our client to maintain his CDL and his livelihood.
DUI – Reduced Charges
Our client was stopped for driving erratically. He exited his car to speak with the officers, and, during this conversation, officers developed suspicion that client was intoxicated. They arrested him for DUI. The state filed felony charges due to client’s history of DUI arrests. After reviewing the specific timing of the previous charges as well as the statutes that were in effect at the time, our client pled to the earlier cases. We determined that client’s current charge should be misdemeanor DUI, not felony DUI. We argued this issue successfully to the court resulting in probation for a misdemeanor DUI rather than felony charges.
Drugs and Firearm Charges – Dismissed
Our client was charged with trafficking in heroin and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. Attorney Jason Edge found that there was a problem with the lab in identifying the drugs, which led to a dismissal of the trafficking charge. Since that charge was dismissed, there was no longer a felony to support “in commission of a felony” and therefore the firearm charge was dismissed as well.
Kidnapping and Domestic Assault – Dismissed
Our client was charged with assaulting and kidnapping his wife. We believed from the start that the charges were false. After months of investigating, we were able to show that in fact the charges were false. Attorney Jason Edge got a dismissal on all charges.
Armed Robbery – Early Release
Our client was charged with two counts of first-degree armed robbery and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Attorney Jason Edge was able to secure an early judicial review, and got the client released after two years. The client has since turned his life around and is working and living with family.
Vandalism – Dismissed
Our client was charged with vandalism of an automobile during an alleged argument with another person. Supposedly, there was video evidence of the entire event. However, attorney Jason Edge discovered that the video (which may have shown innocence on behalf of the client) had been lost. Based on this, we were able to get the charges completely dismissed.
DUI – Trial Win
Our client was charged with misdemeanor DUI, and was adamant from the start that he was innocent. However, he refused to take the state’s breath test. His innocence was proven at trial when attorneys Jason and Bruce Edge secured a not guilty verdict.
DUI – Dismissed
Our client was charged with DUI. Upon investigation, attorney Jason Edge discovered that the arresting officer was outside of his jurisdiction when he made the arrest. This led to the entire charge being dismissed.
Multiple Felony DUI and Drug Charges – Dismissed
Our client was charged with three separate cases within the span of two months including a second felony DUI and possession of a controlled substance. After several rounds of motions to exclude key pieces of evidence, his felony DUI charges were dismissed and refilled as what amounted to a traffic ticket. The client was ordered to pay minimal fines only. His other case including the possession of controlled substance was dismissed after a motion hearing showed that the alleged traffic violations leading to the stop of client were not in fact violations of the law at all, proving that our firm knows the law better than the officers who enforce it.
Firearm Charges – Dismissed
Our client was charged with pointing a firearm from a motor vehicle. By using our private investigator, we were able to prove that not only had the victim misidentified our client and his vehicle, but also the vehicle she did identify belonged to a known violent drug dealer and not our client. The case was dismissed with all costs to the state on the day of trial.
Marijuana and Gun Charges – Dismissed
Our client was charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. All charges were dismissed with costs to the state at the preliminary hearing when it was shown that the arresting officer engaged in highly illegal actions in relation to the arrest. This officer was himself charged and prosecuted for those actions.
Methamphetamine Charges – Dismissed
Our client was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. The case was dismissed after the preliminary hearing based on defense motions we filed showing that the state lacked proper jurisdiction over the case.
Other example case results:
- .17 BAC test: Licenses returned and no alcohol conviction.
- .19 BAC test: License returned and no conviction.
- .19 BAC test with CDL: License returned.
- .26 BAC test: License returned.
- .32 BAC test: Dismissed and license returned.
- .15 BAC, felony with pilot’s license: License returned and case dismissed.
- .21 BAC test with an accident in view of police: Driver’s license returned and no alcohol conviction.
- Under 21, second case and an accident: License returned and case dismissed.
- Under 21, .11 BAC test: License returned and no conviction.
- Under 21 student with BAC over the legal limit: No conviction and no loss of license.
- Under 21 student involved in an accident with injuries and a BAC over the legal limit: No conviction and no loss of license.
- DUI accident: Not guilty and license returned.
- Tulsa felony DUI: Case dismissed.
- Oklahoma felony DUI: License returned and reduced to reckless driving.
- Four DUI arrests in 1.5 years: Driver’s license returned and no alcohol convictions.
- Former law enforcement officer with two DUI’s in six months: Dismissed and license returned.
- Two counts of vehicular manslaughter: Not Guilty.
- First-degree vehicular homicide where deceased was in a wheelchair and a blood test found two illegal drugs: Not guilty.