DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL


What do I do if I'm Arrested? John Cannon answers this question:

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Very professional experience through a difficult time.I am very pleased with Mr. Cannon, he handled everything and was always there to answer questions and concerns. His video says it all. He cares and is a genuine family man.
Thanks Mr. Cannon!!! Counsel John Cannon was flawless in every way in this Sept 2018 case. Defendant & family had so much 1st time (and last time) fears about the court process, etc. due to this client's 1st time ever D.U.I. crime and punishment; at nearly the age of 60. Thankfully, Atty Cannon could not have more perfectly Represented this client. 100% Referral "suggested"! Highly so. Thank you Mr. Cannon - Hubert Lucas


Driving under the Influence of Alcohol (“DUI”) laws prohibit all motorists from operating a motor vehicle: with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more; with any amount of a Schedule I controlled substance (illegal drugs) in their system; or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle.

A drunk driving offense based on BAC—as opposed to the driver’s level of impairment—is known as a “per se” DUI. The amount of alcohol a person must consume to be over the legal limit depends on a number of factors such as gender, body size, and number and strength of drinks.

Being charged with an DUI offense carries serious penalties and consequences. It is important to hire a Fierce Advocate, if you are facing DUI charges in Oklahoma to fight your case and hold the government to its burden before you are found guilty. Law enforcement must follow multiple steps in an DUI investigation or your case can be dismissed; ensure you hire an experienced DUI defense lawyer to fight your case.

Police must have probable cause to make a traffic stop on your vehicle, additional cause to remove you from your vehicle and “articulable suspicion” to force you to submit to a Field Sobriety Test. Further, the blood alcohol test must be performed in a certain way and within the statutory time frame or it will be suppressed and cannot be used against you. Know your rights in your DUI case and hire an experienced DUI defense lawyer in Oklahoma.

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of DUI in Oklahoma, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove:

1) driving;

2) a motor vehicle;

3) on a public road, street, highway, turnpike, place, private road, street, alley, lane, which provides access to one or more single or multi-family dwellings;

4) while under the influence of any intoxicating substance other than alcohol, or combines influence of alcohol and any other intoxicating substance which may render a person incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle.

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #6-19.

What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You

Being charged with DUI in Oklahoma is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.

Contact – Cannon & Associates: Oklahoma Criminal Defense

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