FAQ: DUI DEFENSE IN OKLAHOMA
If you or a loved one have been arrested or charged with a crime in Oklahoma, you will have a number of urgent and important questions about your rights, your future, and your case. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get clear answers to the difficult questions you have about criminal defense in Oklahoma City. Your Fierce Advocates® at Cannon & Associates has created the following list of some of the most common questions we are asked by clients and potential clients facing criminal charged in Oklahoma City.
Any experienced Oklahoma DUI Defense Attorney can tell you a DUI arrest does not equal a DUI conviction. You have the ability to fight your case and defend your driving privileges to try and avoid the stiff penalties for an Oklahoma DUI, which includes difficult probation, heavy fines, driver’s license suspension, and potential jail time. In order to fight your case, you need a strong defense.
- Drifting inside or between lanes
- Straddling lane lines
- Nearly striking an object
- Coming into very close contact with an object
- Striking an object
- Following too close for safety
- Erratic breaking
- Inappropriate signaling
- Actions not matching signaling
- Straddling lane lines
- Driving ten miles per hour under the posted speed limit.
- Bloodshot or watery eyes
- Flushed face
- Odor of alcohol
- Slurred speech
- Messy appearance
- Poor or delayed motor skills
- Difficulty balancing
- Only air from the lowest portion of your lungs can render an accurate BAC percentage. This air is called alveolar breath. Unfortunately, in many cases, the air tested by an Intoxilyzer comes from the air in your mouth, which contains “mouth alcohol” or the actual alcohol still in your mouth. Mouth alcohol returns inaccurately high results as it contains the alcohol in your blood, which you are releasing by breathing as well as actual alcohol still in your mouth.
- The intoxilyzer machine relies on a flawed premise, every person has the same blood-breath ration of 2100/1. This number represents 2,100 units of alcohol in your breath equals one unit of alcohol in your actual blood stream. However, no two humans are identical and this over simplification of human anatomy and physiology may result in your being wrongly charged with DUI.
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Our team of Your Fierce Advocates® at Cannon & Associates is led by Army Veteran, John Cannon and we’re privileged to fight for client’s rights and freedom in Oklahoma criminal cases. We hope this page answers most of your questions about the road ahead. Please find FREE RESOURCES on our YouTube page and our website, until we meet to answer your specific Oklahoma criminal defense questions. You may also CALL NOW at (405) 972-8604, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week for a free case planning session to understand your options and rights in an Oklahoma criminal case!