DUI Defense

Tulsa DUI Lawyer

DUI, DWI, APC? Worried? Can’t sleep at night?

You have reason to be scared. DUI charges can change your life. Not only are you looking at jail or prison, you can also lose your license, be marked with a conviction for life, and be left with huge fines, court costs, and skyrocketing insurance premiums.

Innocent People Do Get Convicted of DUI

Contrary to popular belief, drinking and driving IS NOT against the law in Oklahoma. Drinking alcohol to the point of Impairment or to the point where the driver is driving under the influence IS against the law in Oklahoma. However, people who drive after having only had one or two drinks are arrested every day for DUI even though they were not impaired.

Law enforcement officers make their decision to arrest on agility tests that have absolutely no basis in science or your ability to drive a car. The factors that can affect your “score” while on the side of the road or parking lot are too numerous to list. However, these same officers and troopers believe these tests are foolproof and arrest you because of the results.

Breathalyzers and blood tests are not the silver bullets law enforcement and prosecutors insist they are. They have as many problems as Field Sobriety Tests. Anytime there is a human component, there is the chance for error. Chain of custody, procedures and techniques, rules and regulations, programming, etc. all have a human component subject to mistakes and errors. The “science” behind the Intoxilyzer 5000 and 8000 is faulty and prone to mistakes, manipulation, and substantial errors.

Common Sense DUI Defense

Tulsa DUI Attorney Lee Berlin has a reputation for practical, effective, common sense arguments and legal theories that are easily understood by both judges and juries.

Your freedom, job, reputation, and financial well-being cannot be left up to chance or experimentation. There are only a few attorneys in the Tulsa area that devote the vast majority of their practice to alcohol and drug-related charges like we do. The small investment in time and money to seek out the DUI Attorney who is the right fit for you is well worth it.

Drug and alcohol related driving offenses are some of the most difficult and complex criminal cases to defend. The specialized training, testing, and forensic, and scientific evidence that are involved in almost every single Drug and Alcohol offense require the assistance of an experienced Tulsa DUI Attorney. All too often general practitioners and civil attorneys are hired to represent persons charged with DUI, and these attorneys are unprepared to competently represent their clients in these complex cases. They consider the DUI to be a simple traffic offense and treat it as such. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Hire an attorney who has received specialized training related specifically to DUI defense, has experience in complex and scientifically demanding cases, and devotes the majority of their practice to Alcohol and Drug related offenses.

Read more about Tulsa DUI Defense Attorney Lee Berlin and find out why it just makes common sense to put your trust and freedom in the hands of DUI Attorney Lee Berlin.

DUI in Oklahoma is found in 47 O.S. § 11-902. A first offense DUI is a Misdemeanor in Oklahoma and carries a penalty of 10 days in jail up to one year in jail.

The elements for a DUI in Oklahoma are as follows:

No person may be convicted of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/with a blood or breath alcohol concentration of .08 or more unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:

  1. Driving
  2. with a blood/breath alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, or while under the influence of alcohol
  3. a motor vehicle
  4. on a highway/street/public road, turnpike, place/private road, street, alley, lane which provides access to one or more dwellings
  5. the blood/breath test was administered on a sample taken from the defendant within 2 hours after arrest or as soon a practical after the fatality/injury accident.

Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instruction CR 6-18

A DUI in Oklahoma is called a “predicate offense.” In Oklahoma, this means the first conviction is treated as a misdemeanor, but a second conviction within 10 years of the first conviction is a felony that carries a penalty of one to five years in prison.

The penalties associated with this offense, and the complexity of the defenses, mean you absolutely must have a competent and properly trained Tulsa DUI Attorney on your side.

You cannot talk your way out of the charge or arrest. You will only provide police and prosecutors with more evidence to convict you.

If you are arrested for a DUI, you are strongly advised to be quiet and use your right to remain silent until you have hired a Tulsa DUI Attorney. Talking to the police, investigators, insurance adjusters, or anyone that is not a Tulsa DUI Attorney first is a huge mistake.

Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tulsa DUI Attorney Lee Berlin defends clients throughout Northeastern Oklahoma.

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