Consequences of a DUI in Edmond

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Avoiding DUI conviction in Edmond

Can I get my DUI charge dismissed?

There is always a possibility of a criminal case, including a DUI, being dismissed for lack of evidence or a legal issue; such as a bad DUI traffic stop or illegal field sobriety test. Our team of criminal defense trial attorneys have fought and won many cases for clients facing DUI charges. The government has the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury, if you choose to contest your case. We are glad to help you hold the government to their burden and make them prove your guilty of DUI in Edmond or anywhere in Oklahoma. 

We will expose any weakness in the government’s case against you for DUI; through independent investigation, obtaining all the evidence in the government’s possession, including dash cam or body cam footage, police reports, lab tests, toxicology, and other evidence. You need Fierce Advocates for freedom, if you want to fight your DUI in Oklahoma. Additionally, by exposing weaknesses in the government’s case we are often able to obtain reduced charges or dismissals for clients by agreement, which allows you to avoid the chance of jail time at jury trial. 

Will I have to go to jail for a DUI in Edmond?

Being accused and charged with a DUI in Edmond is a serious allegation; one the government does not take lightly. In some instances, the government will recommend jail time for a first-time DUI in Edmond and second DUI offenses and beyond often come with jail time recommendations from the prosecution. Unless you have an experienced DUI defense attorney in Edmond; you may have an increased chance of facing jail time. 

We work early and often with our clients to develop their story and mitigate their circumstance to the DUI prosecutor. We are all human and by showing how you can be a productive member of the community and take the allegation of a DUI seriously; we regularly obtain agreements that do not involve any jail time for a DUI. 

Prosecutors are overwhelmed with the number of DUI charges in Edmond and Oklahoma County. They will never hear learn about your circumstances or why you should be given the opportunity to avoid a conviction and jail, unless you have an experienced DUI advocate for fight for your future and tell your story.

Can I resolve my case without a conviction?

Through Fierce Advocacy, we have been able to obtain dismissals and probation without a conviction for multiple clients facing DUI charges in Edmond and throughout Oklahoma. Without an advocate to tell your story and situation; a prosecutor is often left with the allegation you drove drunk, endangered the public, and were arrested for a crime. Not a good combination.

Through our years of experience and understanding of what prosecutors care about in DUI cases; we can help frame an approach in your case to obtain a lighter sentence, mercy, or probation without a conviction. 

By following our plan of attack in your DUI case; you may receive a deferred sentence and avoid a conviction. Deferred sentencing means your case is resolved by plea agreement with conditions of probation; however, your sentencing date is set off or deferred for a period of time. Upon successful completion of the deferred sentence your case is dismissed and you can seek an expungement to erase any court record of your DUI in Edmond or Oklahoma. 

Long Term Consequences

Being stopped or arrested for a DUI is one of the scariest experiences of many of our client’s lives in Edmond and across Oklahoma. Unfortunately, being arrested is only the first step in a potentially lengthy process; including both the Oklahoma Driver’s License process with DPS and the criminal justice process for a DUI in Oklahoma. It is important to know your rights and retain an Oklahoma DUI Defense Attorney if you or a loved one is charged with DUI, APC, DWI, or Aggravated DUI in Oklahoma.

Oftentimes people we meet with are most concerned with being sent to jail or facing burdensome court costs; however, the potential of a criminal conviction and losing your driver’s license may cause more harmful long-term consequences than temporary loss of your freedom. Don’t get me wrong, going to jail for a DUI is no joke; however, it is important to think about the long game when facing one of the most complex areas of criminal justice in Oklahoma; DUI. 

Many employers in Edmond and across Oklahoma conduct criminal background checks. When a job opportunity comes down to you or another candidate; you do not want a DUI on your record to hinder your chances of getting the job. Additional financial burdens come with a DUI in Edmond and beyond, increased car insurance, potential loss of driving privileges, and probation requirements that can be overwhelming. Your career and finances are too important to place these issues in the hands of a criminal defense attorney without experience fighting for clients facing DUI charges.

Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer in Oklahoma

Contact Cannon & Associates in Edmond for your Edmond DUI or Edmond APC. You have the right to the presumption of innocence. We are Fierce Advocates for every client and will use our experience and respected reputation to do everything possible to reach the best possible outcome in your DUI in Edmond or beyond. A conviction for DUI or APC may have long lasting effects and penalties. 

Contact Cannon & Associates today if you have been charged with DUI, AP, Aggravated DUI, DWI, or DUI under 21 in Edmond or beyond in Oklahoma. John Cannon has been recognized as a Top 40 under 40 criminal defense attorney and by Super Lawyers. Call now for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.