The DUI Attorney Oklahoma City Trusts.

Have you been arrested for a DUI?

You don’t have to face it alone. We’re here to guide you through the next steps, starting now! 

Wondering what you should do in the first 48 hours? Read this first!

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Following a DUI Arrest, There Are 3 Options For Getting Someone Released From Jail:

  1. Hire a bondsman to post a bond to secure their release. The official release from jail might depend on the jail’s processing times and staffing availability and could take a few days.
  2. Wait until the courthouse opens, and someone can post a cash bond for them with the court clerk’s office. This will be returned after the conclusion of their case.
  3. Wait to see if the judge or conditional bond will grant their release without posting a bond on their DUI.

You can expedite your release by calling Cannon & Associates at 405-591-3935.

Having Fierce Advocates on your side is better than doing it alone:

  • We’ll analyze your situation and advise you on all your legal options for free in an initial case strategy session.
  • We prioritize protecting your career & family, retaining your driver’s license, and minimizing potential penalties.
  • We’ll guide you through the impending legal process and support you every step of the way.

The Legal Process: What Happens After a DUI Charge?

  • Arraignment: You will be asked to enter a plea (guilty, not guilty, no contest) and receive a copy of your Information Sheet, detailing the formal charges.
  • Discovery process: Both sides gather evidence and prepare for trial. We’ll be meeting with supporting witnesses, collecting video footage, and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your case. The timeframe can vary significantly, ranging from several weeks to several months.
  • Pre-trial hearings: This is where motions and negotiations may occur. Motions are requests presented to the judge by lawyers or involved parties. These can be specific decisions or permissions relevant to the legal process. During this phase, it will be decided whether accepting a plea deal or going to trial with a jury is the best choice for you.
  • Trial: Should you go to trial, we’ll stand by your side as Your Fierce Advocates, presenting your defense in court.

How We Get The Best Possible Outcome For You

1. Book a free case strategy session

2. We’ll gather evidence and look into all relevant details of your case

3. We’ll advise you on your options and support you throughout the process to get you the best possible outcome

WHY CANNON & ASSOCIATES? 

I FELT COMFORTABLE WALKING INTO THE COURTROOM KNOWING I HAD GOOD COUNSEL

Cannon and Associates has been successful in my case, as well as informative and comforting during the entire process. My attorney, Mr. Stone worked well on my case and got me the best outcome. I felt comfortable walking into the courtroom knowing I had good counsel.”

– Devin

What to Expect from
your Case Strategy Session

  • Terms you’ll understand: We explain complex legal concepts in relatable terms so you don’t get taken advantage of.
  • Gain Clarity: Get answers to all your questions.
  • Understand Your Legal Options: Make informed decisions for your future by gaining a clear understanding of the legal options available to you.
  • Personalized Advice: We’ll tailor our approach to your specific needs and goals. 
  • Navigate with Confidence: Gain the knowledge to navigate the next steps effectively and confidently, increasing your chances of achieving the best possible outcome.
  • No Obligation: No pressure; you’re free to explore your options at your own pace.
  • Confidentiality: We understand the sensitivity of your situation and respect your privacy.

TOP 3 REASONS TO CHOOSE US FOR YOUR CASE

1. Personalized Defense Strategy: 

With 75+ years of combined experience, we tailor our approach to your unique circumstances.

2. Aggressive Negotiation & Representation: 

We fight to minimize penalties and protect your future.

3. Unwavering Support: 

We’re by your side throughout every step of the process. Weekly team reviews  ensure a thorough case analysis and dedicated team support.


FAQs

1. Will I lose my license?

A DUI arrest in Oklahoma can lead to a license suspension or revocation. The severity depends on factors like Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level and prior offenses.

2. What classes do I need to take?

In Oklahoma, after a DUI arrest, the specific classes you’ll need to take depend on the outcome of your case and any recommendations from the court.

  • Most Cases:
  • Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse Course (ADSAC): This is a mandatory class that comes in two lengths – 10 or 24 hours – depending on the severity of your case.
  • Possible Additional Classes (depending on the case):
  • Victim Impact Panel (VIP): This program educates participants about the impact of drunk driving on victims and their families.

3. What is the difference between DUI and DWI?

DUI stands for driving under the influence and only applies to driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) of .08 or higher. DWI, stands for driving while impaired and is a less serious offense than a DUI. DWI applies to driving with a BAC above .05, and below .08.

To read more about DUIs, check out our blog:

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What is the impact of a DUI conviction in Oklahoma?

How do I enroll in the IDAP Program if I have been charged with a DUI in Oklahoma?

A woman handing a driver's license to police.

How to save your driver’s license after a DUI in Oklahoma!


OUTSTANDING FIRM

Outstanding firm. There is no better criminal defense attorney in Oklahoma than David McKenzie.  A consummate professional in and out of the courtroom and fearless advocate for his clients. A Clarence Darrow reincarnate.” 

-Robert

The DUI Attorney Oklahoma City Trusts

If you have been arrested in Oklahoma for a DUI, our attorneys and team are here to answer your questions about your DUI and driver’s license anytime. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call your Fierce Advocates® today at 405-591-3935.

Your Fierce Advocates® at Cannon & Associates are passionate about fighting for the rights of every DUI client we have the privilege to serve. Whether you are concerned about your freedom, your career, or your driver’s license, our OKC DUI defense lawyers are ready to answer all your questions. Mr. Cannon is an Army Veteran and former prosecutor and our team of Oklahoma DUI lawyers provide free in-office case planning sessions in both our OKC and our Edmond office to answer your questions about defending your driving under the influence case in the Oklahoma City area or anywhere in Oklahoma.

Facing a Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (“DUI”); Driving While Impaired (“DWI”); or Being in Actual Physical Control while under the Influence (“APC”) is a daunting obstacle to overcome in Oklahoma. When charged with a DUI or DWI you are facing the potential of jail time, lost employment opportunities, substantial probation and court costs, as well as the potential loss of your driving privilege, that’s right, driving is a privilege, not a right. All this is to say, it is essential that you obtain competent and zealous representation as soon as you are arrested on suspicion of a motor vehicle or other offense involving operating, while intoxicated, i.e. DUI, DWI, or APC. One key to the expediency of retaining counsel in a DUI, DWI, or APC case that is not at issue in other criminal charges is the very limited time window you have to seek a modified driver’s license or a contested hearing with the Department of Public Safety (“DPS”) before your license is revoked.

The criminal defense lawyers at Cannon & Associates have the necessary experience and knowledge to take on your case and fight for a favorable outcome. Our founder John Cannon is a member of the Oklahoma county bar association and he has a deep understanding of DUI defense practice.

Our criminal defense law firm has covered cases ranging from drug possession, white-collar crime, DUI/DWI, human trafficking, domestic violence, and more. If you are seeking legal representation, our skilled team of criminal defense lawyers in Oklahoma City will provide you with a strong DUI defense in order to battle your criminal charges.

Do not hesitate to speak to an Oklahoma City DUI defense lawyer now. Contact Cannon & Associates today by calling 405-591-3935 and set up a free consultation.

Ask a DUI Attorney OKC Residents Trust: What Exactly is Driving Under the Influence?

This area of criminal defense is one of the most complicated in Oklahoma or any jurisdiction for that matter. DUI and the surrounding charges, legal principles, and administrative action involving DPS and your driver’s license all intertwine into a formula, which you and your counsel must navigate or suffer financial consequences and the loss of your driver’s license.

First the most common term, DUI: the act of operating a vehicle while being over the legal limit for blood alcohol content (“BAC”). In Oklahoma, a BAC of .08 percent or higher constitutes DUI for any driver 21 years of age or older. In Oklahoma, a BAC of .04 percent or higher constitutes a DUI for a commercial driver’s license, which can amount to one drink within a relatively short period of time for some individuals. Additionally, in Oklahoma, a driver under the age of 21 can be convicted of DUI for a BAC above zero percent. DUI does not only apply to motor vehicles, and cars. It can apply to boats, utility vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (“ATV”), motorcycles, mopeds, heavy machinery/construction equipment, and other conveyances. Additionally, DUI can be constituted by drugs, commonly referred to as DUI-D.

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What Happens After You’re Pulling Over for Driving Under the Influence in Oklahoma City?

If you are arrested in Oklahoma County for a DUI, you will be taken to the Oklahoma County jail where a bond will be set by the Sheriff’s bond schedule. You have three options for getting released from jail following arrest for a DUI in Oklahoma County: 1) you can hire a bondsman to post your bond and you will pay the bondsman somewhere between 155 to 20% of the total bond and secure your release; 2) you can wait until the courthouse opens and someone can post a cash bond for you with the court clerk’s office, which will be returned after the conclusion of your case; or 3) you can wait to see if the judge or conditional bond will grant your release without posting a bond on your DUI in Oklahoma. Also, you may call or text Cannon & Associates at 405-591-3935 and our OKC DUI legal team may be able to expedite your release.
Whether you were out in Oklahoma City with friends or attending an event, being arrested for an Oklahoma DUI is a scary and stressful experience, including the prospect of appearing before a judge in court on your OKC DUI case. You and your family will certainly have questions about the consequences of a DUI in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma DUI court process, the impact on your driver’s license, and the defenses available in your DUI case.

Actual Physical Control of a Motor Vehicle in Oklahoma City, OK.

If you are not operating your motor vehicle, you can still receive a charge for drunk driving under Oklahoma City criminal law. The charge is called “actual physical control (APC)” or a “non-driving DUI”.

APC: the act of being in physical control of a motor vehicle or other conveyance, discussed above, while under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

For example, a police officer can charge you with simply having the ability to operate your motor vehicle and being impaired by the use of alcohol or drugs. You can be arrested, charged, and convicted of APC for being asleep in a parked car, while intoxicated, on or adjacent to a public road.

Implied Consent Offenses in Oklahoma City, OK.

Implied consent law is active in Oklahoma City. Under the law, you have given advance consent to blood alcohol testing by virtue of driving in the state.

If you refuse a test upon getting arrested, then your driving privileges can get revoked.

All drivers implicitly consent to one of the following tests to determine, if a driver is intoxicated:

  • a blood test to determine the chemical makeup of your blood, i.e. BAC;
  • urinalysis to determine BAC;
  • or a breath test, i.e. breathalyzer to determine the content of your breath, which is alcohol to formulate a BAC.

Failure to submit to one of the Oklahoma tests can subject you to harsh penalties related to your driver’s license privilege as well as criminal and financial penalties.

The statute outlines that an individual can be found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) if they “drive, operate or are in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within the state”.

Zero Tolerance Law in Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City is known for having a “zero tolerance” law against underage drinking and driving. If you are under the age of 21, then you can be charged with an underage DUI or DWI(even for having a slight amount of alcohol in your system — a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02 or above).

If you are a first-time offender, then your case will usually be filed as a misdemeanor, but you should still take it very seriously. A DUI lawyer will be able to protect your legal rights in Oklahoma City.

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Penalties for DUI, DWI, or APC Conviction in Oklahoma City, OK.

If you are facing criminal charges of a DUI, DWI, or APC, then the penalties will depend on a series of different factors including the level of impairment, the type of offense, and whether you have any previous alcohol or drug-related offenses on your criminal history record that could potentially be used against you.

A criminal charge and a warrant for arrest, in District or Municipal Court, will follow an arrest for DUI, DWI, or APC. Being convicted of one of these offenses comes with harsh penalties, including, but not limited to the following:

Potential Federal Crime, DUI, APC, or DWI constitutes a federal crime, if the offense occurs on federal land, including Tinker Air Force Base, Ft. Sill, Vance Air Force Base, or any federal land, such as national parks. 

It is important that you have an Oklahoma City DUI lawyer on your side to protect you from facing these penalties. Call our criminal defense law firm to set up a free case evaluation now.

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Driving Privileges Following DUI Arrest in Oklahoma

Many of our clients are most concerned about their driver’s license and the threat to their ability to drive following a DUI arrest. Substantial changes took place in Oklahoma’s DUI laws in recent years, which removed the right to an administrative hearing through DPS. Your rights related to your driver’s license following a DUI arrest are limited to participating in DPS’ IDAP or filing a District Court Appeal (DCA) to fight the validity of your DUI traffic stop and arrest.

Following a DUI arrest in Oklahoma, time is not on your side related to a decision on your course of action for your driver’s license. You only have 30 days to apply for IDAP, which requires you to be in compliance prior to entering the program. Additionally, you must file your District Court Appeal to fight your DUI traffic stop for driver’s license purposes within 30 days as well. This is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. We have a great amount of experience in driver’s license appeals in Oklahoma, as well as IDAP. We look forward to assisting you in evaluating the best course of action for your circumstance.  

DUI Administrative Hearing in Oklahoma City, OK.

If you receive a notice of revocation by a police officer, then you only have 15 days to request an administrative hearing with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. It is important to note that an administrative case is separate and distinct from other criminal charges and criminal convictions.

Our team of DUI defense lawyers can argue that a refusal never occurred and help you to avoid a license revocation.

OKC DUI Defense in DUI Injury Cases

The steps necessary to fight for a client facing DUI injury cases, such as vehicular manslaughter, negligence manslaughter, hit and run, or aggravated DUI are more serious than misdemeanor DUI offenses in Oklahoma. Our experienced OKC DUI attorneys have represented clients and their families in every type of DUI case in Oklahoma. We would be glad to answer your family’s specific questions about DUI vehicular manslaughter and other serious DUI injury charges.

We are Your Fierce Advocates® in the courtroom, not during our initial meetings. Whether you decide to work with us or not, we encourage you to schedule time for a free case-planning session to have your questions answered and to get a better understanding of the way forward in your Oklahoma DUI injury case.  Our experienced DUI lawyers in Oklahoma understand the stress you and your family are experiencing: concerns about your career, the threat of jail, and the costs associated with a DUI in Oklahoma. We have walked beside hundreds of clients and we can put your mind at ease by explaining the process we have created to successfully defend Oklahoma DUI cases. Additionally, we explain the DUI court process and what our investigator can do to help us fight your case, including fight for your driver’s license. We can appear in court with you, even if your Oklahoma County DUI case or Oklahoma City Municipal Court date is tomorrow. Simply give us a call and we’re glad to answer your questions, at 405-591-3935 .

For detailed information about your DUI arrest in Oklahoma City and what to do following being arrested for DUI in Oklahoma, click here: Oklahoma DUI arrest 

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A DUI Attorney Oklahoma City Residents Rely On

Getting arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) has serious consequences in Oklahoma City. You could have to pay fines, spend some time in jail, and possibly even lose your driver’s license along with facing many other penalties.

It is important that you act quickly and seek the help that you need from an experienced DWI defense attorney as soon as you have been arrested.

A criminal defense attorney in Oklahoma City will aggressively defend you and ensure that you get treated fairly by the justice system. Cannon & Associates have years of experience when it comes to protecting the legal rights of people all over Oklahoma City, Norman, and Moore areas.

Our criminal defense lawyers will provide your case with the personal attention that it deserves and craft a defense strategy to tackle your criminal charges.

We can offer you criminal defense representation now. Contact Cannon & Associates today by calling 405-591-3935 and set up a free consultation in Oklahoma City, OK.

What is the Difference Between a DUI and DWI in Oklahoma City, OK?

It is quite common for people to use the terms ‘driving under the influence (DUI)’ and ‘driving while intoxicated (DWI)’ interchangeably. However, they are classed as two different offenses under criminal law in Oklahoma City:

Driving under the influence (DUI)

If the individual is 21 years old or over, and they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher, then they can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

Sometimes, a DUI can be called a “per se” offense. If an individual’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the limit, then they are in violation of the law.

An individual can also be charged with a DUI for being under the influence of drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.15 or higher, then you can be charged with an aggravated DUI.

However, if you are a commercial driver, then you could face a DUI even if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is as low as 0.04.

Driving while impaired (DWI)

If the individual has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is below the “per se” legal limit, but it is still high enough for a police officer to believe that they are impaired by alcohol or drugs, then they will be charged with driving while impaired (DWI).

In most cases, an individual can be charged with a DWI when their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is between 0.06 and 0.07.

Related Topic: Aggravated DUI vs DUI vs DWI in Oklahoma

A DWI Defense Attorney Can Help You in Oklahoma City, OK.

Our DWI defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates will protect your legal rights against all odds. Your future matters to us. A DWI defense lawyer from our law firm will serve you by:

Thoroughly reviewing your case

Sometimes there might be limited evidence or the evidence could be tainted when prosecutors bring a DUI, DWI, or APC case forward. A DWI defense lawyer will review and analyze the evidence in order to identify all possible weaknesses.

Exploring your defenses

Our DWI defense law firm has years of experience defending the rights of people facing DUI or DWI charges. We know how to target the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.

For example, it is possible that your case might involve an unlawful stop, a botched blood test procedure or breath test, a police misconduct, and other issues that could prompt the court to throw out the evidence or dismiss the criminal charges against you.

A DWI lawyer in Oklahoma City will develop a strong case and explore every possible option in order to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Other Options to Fight a DWI Charge in Oklahoma City, OK.

Alternatives to jail time

There could be other options available to you, even if you choose to plead guilty, that will help you to avoid going to jail. For example, some people might have the option to go to a drug and alcohol treatment court in Oklahoma City.

Take your case to trial

If you give us the go-ahead, our Oklahoma City DWI attorneys will be ready to fight your criminal charges by taking your case to trial, depending on the facts of your case. A criminal defense lawyer from Cannon & Associates will know how to tackle the prosecution.

Post-trial appeals and sentencing

Our DWI attorneys will fight aggressively to secure a reduced sentence, and we can even help you to pursue an appeal if you are convicted.

A DWI charge can carry heavy penalties. If you need legal assistance, call our law office and speak to a criminal defense lawyer today. We can offer you expert criminal defense representation.

DWI Administrative Hearing in Oklahoma City, OK.

You only have 15 days to request an administrative hearing with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety when a police officer gives you a notice of revocation.

It is worth noting that the administrative case is separate from any potential criminal charges that you might face (an Oklahoma City DWI defense lawyer will be able to explain the situation to you).

Call Cannon & Associates to represent you in an administrative hearing of your driver’s license revocation in Oklahoma City. Our criminal defense law firm can offer you a free case evaluation today.

In most cases, we can argue that a refusal never happened and we will make sure that our client gets to keep their driver’s license.

Do I need a lawyer for DWI in Oklahoma City, OK?

If you have been caught driving under the influence in Oklahoma City, it is always a smart move to get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer. A DWI case is often complicated and the facts will need to be investigated. Our law firm will explain how DWI law applies to your case and assist you in making the right decision.

Know your Options, if Accused or Charged with a DUI or DWI in Oklahoma

It is important to know your rights and retain an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney with experience defending DUI; DWI; and APC cases as soon as possible. Your life and freedom are on the line and you need a defense. Defenses are available in your criminal case and administrative proceeding before DPS, but you need a defense attorney who can use this information to your benefit. The fact you were arrested and charged with DUI, does not mean you will be convicted. You have rights and your attorney will ensure they are protected. Defenses are available to contest your charges and the tests police conducted; however, an experienced DUI defense attorney is needed to maximize your chance for a successful outcome. An experienced Oklahoma DUI attorney can reduce the negative impact your case has on your life and may be able to obtain a dismissal. The following are common Constitutional and other legal grounds to be raised by your Oklahoma DUI defense attorney:

  • Police lacked probable cause to pull you over, a Constitutional requirement prior to seizing a driver;
  • Police violated other Constitutional Rights: access to counsel; improper questioning; improper search of your vehicle or person. You can learn more about Vehicle stops in this article, which I had published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. (Link to OBJ article on vehicle searches)
  • In an APC case, you may not have legal actual physical control of the vehicle;
  • Most commonly, the officer failed to follow proper procedure in administrering or interpreting the Field Sobriety Test (Link to FST Video page);
  • The testing device, Breathalizer or BAC device was not functioning correctly or not calibrated correctly.

Choose an Experienced OKC DUI Lawyer For Your Defense

When faced with a DUI; DWI; or APC charge that is threating your future, finances, and freedom in Oklahoma, contact CANNON & ASSOCIATES in Oklahoma City for your defense. John will do everything possible to defend your freedom and your future. You have the right to the presumption of innocence and representation by the best criminal defense attorney you can find. John will investigate the allegations; examine law enforcement conduct; ensure police followed proper procedure and the testing equipment was used properly; identify all potential defenses; and identify every weakness in the prosecution’s case.

We will add value to your case in a number of ways, including:

Reviewing your case in detail

Our team of DUI defense lawyers in Oklahoma City will review your case in detail, organize the paperwork and identify the weak points in the prosecutor’s case.

Exploring your defense strategies

Our criminal defense law firm has years of experience in DUI and DWI, and we will determine the best possible method of defense. For instance, your case could involve:

  • Misconduct by the police officers.
  • An unlawful traffic stop.
  • A mismanaged breath test or blood test.
  • Other issues that could result in the prosecution’s case getting thrown out by the court or getting the charges dismissed against you.

Looking for alternatives to jail

If you decide that you want to plead guilty, then you could have other options to help you avoid going to jail. For example, the state of Oklahoma offers an alcohol and drug treatment court, which could be available to you.

Taking your case to trial

Our DUI lawyers can fight your criminal charges by taking your case to trial, depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.

An experienced DUI defense attorney from Cannon & Associates will know how to challenge your case.

Post-trial appeals and sentencing

In the unlikely event that you are convicted for a criminal offense, we will start by aggressively defending you, fighting for a reduced sentence, and possibly even pursuing an appeal – if the option is available.

Why we are Fierce Advocates® for clients facing Driving Under the Influence cases in Oklahoma:

Some people cannot have an Oklahoma DUI conviction and continue with their way of life. The Edmond business owner cannot risk the impact on his reputation. The full-time student in Norman cannot let a DUI interrupt school or a scholarship. The medical professional in Moore may risk losing her license to practice, if she has a DUI conviction in Oklahoma. Not only do many of our clients have too much to lose by having a DUI conviction on their record in Oklahoma, they also have serious concerns about their driving privileges. Your Fierce Advocates® at Cannon & Associates are dedicated to fighting for Your Better Future and helping you to avoid the consequences of a DUI conviction and the risk of losing your driver’s license.

Our DUI defense team is passionate about defending clients facing Oklahoma DUI charges and we have developed a system and processes to maximize every client’s chances to avoid the negative consequences of a DUI in Oklahoma and hopefully have their DUI case dismissed. We represent clients facing DUI charges or APC charges in courts across central Oklahoma, including Logan County, Canadian County, Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Lincoln County, Payne County, and Grady County. We would be glad to connect you to an Oklahoma DUI defense attorney in our trusted referral network, if we are unable to assist you with your DUI case. Additionally, our OKC DUI lawyers handle cases in all the municipal courts in Oklahoma County, including Oklahoma City, Moore, Edmond, Midwest City, the Village, and Nichols Hills to name a few. Most of our Oklahoma DUI clients appreciate the seriousness of a DUI conviction and the negative consequences it may pose on their future, their career, and their freedom. Our OKC DUI defense lawyers pride themselves in seeking a dismissal in every Oklahoma DUI case we handle and alternatively do everything possible to avoid a conviction for every DUI client we help. In the vast majority of our client’s Oklahoma DUI cases, we are able to protect our clients from serving any jail-time, protect our client’s driving privileges, and avoid a costly conviction on their criminal record. Mr. Cannon is an Army Veteran and former prosecutor and our entire team works together weekly to build a strategy for every single client’s case.

Related Topics Regarding DUIs and Your Legal Rights:

This short list only touches on some of the legal arguments and defenses we may use in your OKC DUI case to attack the prosecutor’s case and seek dismissal of your OKC DUI or resolution without a conviction. Our team of Your Fierce Advocates® are dedicated to providing you the best possible OKC DUI lawyer defense available.

Can I represent myself in my Oklahoma DUI and avoid the expense of an experienced Oklahoma DUI Lawyer?

Yes, you and everyone with a legal issue, including a DUI criminal case has the right to defense yourself. However, in the complex realm of Oklahoma DUI defense, the saying “a lawyer has no greater fool than himself for a client” holds true, if you choose to defend your Oklahoma DUI case without an experienced OKC DUI defense attorney. Driving under the Influence is one of the most serious misdemeanor offenses you can face in Oklahoma. For example, if your DUI case is not dismissed and you have a second DUI case in Oklahoma within 10 years, it will be prosecuted as a felony and you may risk prison time.

Even if you know you were intoxicated when you drove and you believe you meet the legal definition of driving under the influence of alcohol in Oklahoma, there are still a number of issues that require an experienced OKC DUI lawyer to handle for you. The following are some reasons to work with Your Fierce Advocates® at Cannon & Associates rather than representing yourself in your Oklahoma DUI case:

  1. Oklahoma DUI and Driving Privileges: Your driving privileges are at risk, if you enter a plea to your Oklahoma DUI criminal case without the advice of an experienced DUI lawyer. You should have been served with a notice of revocation of your license, which instructs you that you must either participate in IDAP or file a District Court Appeal, i.e. a lawsuit against DPS, within 30 days or risk your license being revoked.  When you enter a guilty plea to a DUI in Oklahoma without properly addressing your driving privileges, you risk your license being revoked and placing the stress and expense of seeking reinstatement upon yourself.  It is crucial to properly identify and handle your driver’s license or driving privilege matter during your DUI case in Oklahoma.
  2. Refusal of State’s Test: your driver’s license will remain administratively revoked following a refusal to take the state’s test, unless you follow the proper procedure and adequately address your Oklahoma driver’s license or driving privileges in court or through the DPS IDAP process. Again, you only have 30 days to properly initiate the right process. Having an experienced OKC DUI attorney advise you, help you navigate your Oklahoma DUI case and driver’s license suspension action increases your chances for the best outcome in both arenas and the continued ability to avoid losing your driver’s license and avoid an Oklahoma DUI conviction.
  3. Other DUI Charges:  your Oklahoma DUI case may involve secondary or more serious offenses than an Oklahoma DUI charge. Some Oklahoma traffic violations, such as fleeing or attempted eluding, can have serious consequences on your driving privileges in Oklahoma. When or if you enter a guilty plea to an offense other than DUI, it too can cause your driving privileges to be revoked by DPS. Basically, your driver’s license is at risk from multiple angles after you are arrested for DUI in Oklahoma. When you work with an experienced OKC DUI lawyer, you will be aware of the risks and you will greatly increase your chance of avoiding the negative consequences of a DUI in Oklahoma.
  4. Best Deal on your Oklahoma DUI: prosecutors may give you a bad plea offer, if you decide to handle your Oklahoma DUI criminal case without an experienced OKC DUI lawyer. You will not know, if you are getting a very good deal or a very bad deal on your DUI, if you do not work with an experienced Oklahoma DUI lawyer. The negative consequences of a bad plea deal on your DUI may cost you more than hiring an attorney. You will be required to pay a fine that can be thousands of dollars potentially. You can be required to complete classes or courses related to driving and driving, which cost a substantial amount of money, and you may have probation fees or court costs that can be thousands of dollars as well. All these expenses can be far more than the retainer of hiring an experienced OKC DUI lawyer to get you the best deal possible, if you decide to enter a plea to your DUI case and it will help you minimize and understand your probation requirements.
  5. Going Alone in Your DUI Case: You will have many requirements in order to avoid a conviction and jail time in your DUI case, during the process and after your Oklahoma DUI case is resolved. When you go through the process alone, it is all on you to ensure that everything is done and done the right way at the right time on your Oklahoma DUI case. However, if you work with an experienced and dedicated DUI defense team, such as Cannon & Associates, you will never be alone. We work with you ever step of the process in your Oklahoma DUI case. We can appear in your place at court under multiple circumstances, i.e. you do not have to show up to court. Additionally, we will walk you through everything that must be done in order to be successful on your DUI probation, if your case is not dismissed, including we are always only a phone call, a visit, or an email away from answering your questions well beyond your DUI case being resolved.
  6. You are held to the same standard as an Oklahoma DUI attorney: the Oklahoma Rules of Evidence, the criminal procedure for your DUI criminal case, and the administrative procedure for your driver’s license matter will apply to you the same, as if you were a DUI defense attorney. The judge will not be able to give you legal advice, the prosecutor cannot give you legal advice, and no one is allowed to assist you during the legal process, except your attorney. Whether you decide to take your DUI case to trial or an administrate hearing for your driver’s license, it is not an even playing field, if you are going against the prosecutor as a non-lawyer. You may make an incriminating statement against your interest by simply asking a question and anything you say in court can be used against you. Invest in your future and work with an experienced OKC DUI defense attorney.

Contact Cannon & Associates in Oklahoma City, OK

If you are seeking expert legal representation, then you should look no further than Cannon & Associates.

Our law firm has years of experience and knowledge in terms of dealing with DUI/DWI cases. John Cannon is a Fierce Advocate for every client and will use his experience and respected reputation to do everything possible to reach the best possible outcome in your DUI or other criminal cases. Exhibited by, John being recognized as a Top 40 under 40 in Criminal Defense by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, he has an outstanding record of reaching the best possible outcome for hundreds of clients accused of the wide variety of DUI and related charges described above, evidenced by receiving the highest possible AVVO rating – 10 (superb). Contact CANNON & ASSOCIATES today.

If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, then you deserve the best possible legal assistance.

Do not hesitate to speak to a criminal defense lawyer now. If you are located in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Yukon, Mustang, The Village, Moore, or Midwest City, contact us today by calling 405-591-3935 and set up a free consultation.

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At Cannon & Associates, we don’t just represent you, we become Your Fierce Advocates®. We combine comprehensive legal knowledge with compassionate support, ensuring you understand your options at every step. Don’t face legal challenges alone. We’ll analyze your situation and fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome. Contact us today to schedule your free case strategy session at (405) 358-4902 or click here to get started.

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Our Client Reviews

More 5-star Reviews Than 99% Of Lawyers In Oklahoma

"John has shown nothing but compassion and professional guidance in my case. He truly cares about his clients and is exceptionally understanding when it comes to any case he is representing. He communicates genuinely as well as in a timely matter. If I were able to give his firm any more than 5 stars, I most definitely would. He is incredible."

- HOLLY ROSE

"John Cannon is an awesome attorney. He is very professional and honest. He really cares about his clients. John always gets back to you quickly to answer any questions you have regarding your case. I highly recommend CANNON & ASSOCIATES for any legal needs you may have."

- SHARON PINKARD

"John Cannon has helped me through the hardest time in my life. He helped me through my divorce and custody case. He truly cares about his clients and it made me so happy he always put my daughter first and wanted what was in her best interest as a child. He is very sharp and resourceful and he has been very attentive and responsive to my needs, John is very polite and professional and he always has a great attitude. John always took the time to go over everything and explain everything in depth. I've enjoyed working with John and his team and would recommend him to other clients."

- LEXI COYLE

"I have known John for about 6 years now in his capacity as a Judge Advocate and a civilian attorney. John has a rare blend of both sharp analytical and interpersonal skills. I have seen John achieve positive outcomes for clients in complex scenarios and If you need an attorney who can do the same for you - this is your guy."

- ALAN MERRIMAN

"John did a very good job. Although the outcome was not 100% what we expected(strange judgement) it was overall positive. I would, have and will continue to recommended him. Although I certainly hope to not need his services again in the capacity I hired him for I would not hesitate to call if I do. Thanks John"

- MICHAEL RICKARD

"I signed up with John June 25th, July 5th I received an email that my case is in line to be DISMISSED, within a 2 week time period John made what was one of the most stressful times in my life better! Every case is different but he handled my case with care and he was extremely open in his communication throughout the whole process. I hope to never have to have a criminal attorney again but if I do I will definitely go back to John. I highly recommend him to anyone else who is needing an attorney!"

- ASHLEY

"John is a highly respected attorney. Professional and compassionate. He has a wealth of knowledge, being a military officer and having served as an Assistant District Attorney, a Public Defender, and an Assistant Attorney General. He helped a friend's son who was headed down the wrong path, but through John's legal defense the young man is now a successful business owner."

- ATTORNEY COLLEAGUE

"John is a very professional attorney, who is not only concerned about the welfare of his client but very attentive and considerate of the family, or other bodies that are in the face of the adversity. While working on my family members case, John took time out to take a class that would educate him on how to approach the many different types of cases tried in the court room. John proved his sincerity to the calling of his job, being an attorney. I would definitely recommend him to anyone."

- LAQUITA

"Mr. Cannon went above and beyond for my wife. She was facing some pretty hard fines and prison time with the US Marshalls. Mr. Cannon fought a hard fight and got her a GREAT offer. Words cannot express how much I appreciate him and what he did for my wife. I would give 10 stars and I will be promoting him. He's that awesome. He keeps you informed, he will text or call you back, and he goes above what he is asked to do and I can reassure you"HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY MEMBER". I will continue retaining him for other things my wife is battling. High five and a great big hug to Mr. Cannon. Thank you!!! John took the reigns and provided us instant peace of mind. He was timely, respectful, transparent, very professional, honest and courteous. The service he provided was above and beyond our expectations. Can’t believe professionals like him are around. Highly highly without reservations recommend him and his team."

- TARA

"John Cannon is an excellent attorney. He takes sincere interest in your needs. He maintains communication and provides all the information you might want to fully understand the legal process. He also suggests alternative resolutions to your legal needs so that you can make informed choices. I definitely recommend John."

- DUDLEY

"My experience with CANNON & ASSOCIATES was absolutely amazing. I hired John Cannon two days before my rebuttal statement was due back to the Staff Judge Advocate. Within that time frame he was able to talk to my Battery and Battalion Commanders, review my evidence, and help me write a rebuttal statement that help prove my case to them, the Brigade Commander and the Post Commanding General. Cannon worked thru the night to help me get the best results for me and my family. Due to his hard work and attention to detail I am still able to continue to serve my country and progress in my military career with no adverse actions on my record. I can not thank him enough on a job well done. Cannon showed me that he was invested in my case and I highly recommend you hire him when you need someone to represent you in a legal matter."

- ZAVIEN

"John Cannon assisted me through a very difficult time in my military career. He worked tirelessly with me on my case and kept me informed during the entire process. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Cannon. He's incredibly knowledgeable with regards to military justice. The outcome of my case was successful and I attribute that to Mr. Cannon's professionalism and expertise in dealing with military law. I would highly recommend Mr. Cannon to anyone with military justice or criminal defense needs."

- A FORMER CLIENT

"Hands down the best lawyer. Mr.Cannon accepted my case and got on it the same day. I would give him 10 stars if I could. I really appreciate the dedication on how he handles things with a short time frame."

- CHRIS

"Mr. Cannon has represented me on 2 criminal cases and one civil case over the past 4 years. He has always served me honestly, speedily and with good moral direction. John has integrity and humility. He has never belittled me or treated me in an unfair manor. I appreciate all that he has done for me and I most certainly recommend him to family, strangers and friends. I will definitely use Mr. Cannon in the future for any and all of my family's legal matters."

- CANDICE

"Mr. Cannon went above and beyond for my wife. She was facing some pretty hard fines and prison time with the US Marshalls. Mr. Cannon fought a hard fight and got her a GREAT offer. Words cannot express how much I appreciate him and what he did for my wife. I would give 10 stars and I will be promoting him. He's that awesome. He keeps you informed, he will text or call you back, and he goes above what he is asked to do and I can reassure you"HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY MEMBER". I will continue retaining him for other things my wife is battling. High five and a great big hug to Mr. Cannon. Thank you!!!"

- TARA

"I had a great experience with John. He is very personable and helped me a lot. I’m really grateful I found him. He made me feel confident that he was the right lawyer for my case and that he wasn’t trying to sell me but genuinely just wanted to help me. I would highly recommend John to anyone!"

- DOMINIQUE

"Working with Mr. Cannon has been a real life-saving experience for me and my family. He provides the knowledge of the possibilities as soon as he can get them, then works tirelessly to ensure that any concerns or questions are addressed immediately. He has been a great asset to us not only in the face of legal troubles, but in providing a sense of security that is truly reassuring in the face of the uncertain.Mr. Cannon has been a great resource and has been very patient with me. From the start he provided a list of things to do that would help me help him with my case and since the beginning has continued to give advice or suggestions on any matter that has bothered me with my situation, large or small. He is gentle, yet realistic, and this combination really does become a rock in tumultuous times such as these.I would highly recommend Mr. Cannon to anyone who needs a vigilant and committed attorney, especially one that stands by your side until your issue is resolved. He goes above and beyond not only to work, but to care for his clients!"

- ANONYMOUS

"John Cannon assisted me through a very difficult time in my military career. He worked tirelessly with me on my case and kept me informed during the entire process. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Cannon. He's incredibly knowledgeable with regards to military justice. The outcome of my case was successful and I attribute that to Mr. Cannon's professionalism and expertise in dealing with military law. I highly recommend Mr. Cannon to anyone with military justice or criminal defense needs."

- S VANZANTE