Your DUI and DWI Attorney in Oklahoma City
Have you been charged with DUI or DWI in Oklahoma? Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are serious charges. If you have been charged, you should work to gain a thorough understanding of the law, your rights, and the possible outcomes of your case. The Urbanic Law Firm is here to help you navigate your charges and is ready to provide a defense for your case. Contact us today with questions about the DUI process.
Why You Need an Oklahoma DUI Attorney
When you are facing drunk driving charges in Oklahoma, you need an advocate who has experience navigating the local court system—someone who understands the complete letter of the law, and who will use that knowledge and their experience to fight on your behalf. The Urbanic Law Firm offers strategic legal counsel through use of modern technology combined with a dedication to service and a passion for justice. Frank Urbanic has devoted his law practice to representing the residents of Oklahoma in criminal defense cases and will work tirelessly on your behalf, aggressively defending your rights. Everyone has the right to an attorney who is accused of a crime.
Know the Laws in Oklahoma
If you are charged with impaired driving, it’s important to have an understanding of Oklahoma laws regarding drunk driving. Educating yourself will help strengthen your case and assist us in providing the best defense for your particular set of circumstances. The laws are accessible and available for everyone to read. For example, you will learn:
the key difference between DWI (driving while impaired) and DUI (driving under the influence) as it relates to the blood alcohol content of someone operating a motor vehicle,
that DUI includes driving under the influence of drugs, and
about “aggravated” DUI charges, which happen when there is a high concentration of alcohol in the blood.
There are various aspects to consider when dealing with these charges, so it’s important to understand your specific circumstance.
- DUI – Driving Under the Influence
- DWI – Driving While Impaired
- APC – Actual Physical Control
- DUI Drugs
- Driver’s License Impact of a DUI
- DUI Under 21 – Underage DUI
- Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Holders and DUI
- Military & DUI
- Reckless Driving
- DUI Resulting in Death
- Boating Under the Influence
PBT, Interlock, & Field Sobriety Tests:
- Standardized Field Sobriety Tests – SFSTs
- PBT – Preliminary Breath Test
- How An Officer Determines Intoxication
- Interlock in Oklahoma & Using a Motor Vehicle Without a Required Interlock
The penalties can be quite severe for these infractions, including fines of more than $10,000 and jail or prison time. Any driver convicted of DUI in Oklahoma has to install an interlock in his or her car for at least 6 months. An interlock is a device that you have to blow into prior to starting your car.
Charges like these can result in not only the loss of your driving privileges, but your livelihood (job), reputation, and lifestyle. If you are convicted of a felony, for example, you may not be able to get a loan, go to college, work at certain types of jobs, or possess a firearm.