ARRESTED for DUI
Okla. City, OK? DWI
Oklahoma DUI Defense Attorney Charles L. Sifers handles Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While
Impaired (DWI), Actual Physical Control (APC) and all Drunk Driving
arrests in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Moore, Norman, and
Cleveland County, Shawnee, Tecumseh, and Pottawatomie County, El Reno,
Yukon, and Canadian County, Guthrie, Langston, and Logan County, and
Chandler, Meeker, and Lincoln County, and throughout Oklahoma.
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Our Law Firm is proud of our qualifications to handle your
DUI case. Many of these qualifications are the same. and in many
cases MORE than police
officers. These are:
•Intoxilyzer 5000-D: We am certified
by Oklahoma as an Operator and Maintenance Supervisor;
(Standardized Field Sobriety Test): We are certified as an
Administrator and Trainer;
Recognition Expert): Trained as an Evaluator;
and Urine Testing: Charles is the only attorney in Oklahoma to
complete the 40 hour training
• Our Firm has MORE training and credentials
than any other attorneys in Oklahoma. I possess ALL items listed
above. No Lawyer in Oklahoma can HONESTLY claim MORE training,
credentials, and qualifications that I have.
Because we have this specialized training, we are the experienced Oklahoma DUI Defense Lawyers YOU need
YOU deserve to know what happens in
YOUR case depends on the following:
that is filed;
•The court in
which the case is filed;
• The particular facts of the case;
Whether you took a test (or not), and then the
What your prior record;
•The Prosecutor and
Judge that are involved; and . .
•The attorney you hire to represent
An arrest for Driving Under the
Actual Physical Control (APC), or Driving While Impaired
(DWI), in Oklahoma is very serious. MOST people,
including some Attorneys, DO NOT know just how
serious and far reaching the consequences of this arrest can be. And
most do not know what should be done after the arrest has occurred.
In fact, ONLY the most knowledgeable DUI Defense attorneys
or lawyers can properly represent you when this has happened! For
further information see Oklahoma DUI - Oklahoma Drunk Driving Defense
This is NOT a simple
Oklahoma DUI Law
Being arrested for DUI or APC
creates TWO (2) different legal
cases. Both cases proceed against YOU at the same time:
1. THE CRIMINAL COURT CASE:
The first legal case or problem
your arrest has produced is a criminal case. DUI
or APC are crimes that are prosecuted in ALL courts
in the State of Oklahoma, whether at the Municipal Court OR District/State
There are three (3) basic alcohol
related charges that you could face as a result of a DUI/APC arrest: DUI;
APC; and/or DWI.
is charged against drivers - you - when you are stopped while driving
and are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs OR you have a
breath blood test result of .08% BAC or
higher, OR if you REFUSE the test. Punishment upon WHERE the case is
filed. It can range from a fine only in some of the Municipal Courts of
smaller cities or towns. In the Oklahoma City OR Tulsa Municipal
Court(s), the fine can be up to $1,200.00 and/or jail up to six (6)
months. In the District Court(s) of Oklahoma, the fine can be up to $1,000
and the jail sentence can be up to one (1) year. And, if the
breath/blood test is .15% BAC or higher , a charge
called "AGGRAVATED DUI" can be
filed against you! Upon a conviction, you can face all these same
penalties, but you will ALSO be required to complete a mandatory
in-patient treatment program with one (1) year aftercare, 480 hours of
community service, and install a interlock on all vehicles. This can
happen EVEN for a first offense!! Persons with
prior convictions of DUI or APC can face fines up to $5,000.00 & jail
sentences up to ten (10) years. They, also can face the same mandatory
requirements of the interlock, in-patient treatment/aftercare, community
service, and EVEN forfeiture of their vehicles!
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APC is charged against you when you are in a vehicle and under the influence, like
in DUI. Breath or blood test are requested of the person who
is arrested for this charge, just like in a DUI. However, in these cases,
you are NOT driving, but parked or sitting still on a street or
parking lot but, COULD drive if you wanted to do so. This crime is,
effectively, the SAME THING as DUI!! It carries ALL OF THE
same punishments and driver’s license problems as a DUI!
A cruel "twist" about DUI or
APC is that, if convicted
of these charges, your driver's license is revoked for the SAME periods of
time at indicated below. In other words, if you "save" your license
through the hearing referenced below, being convicted of either of these
crimes will "wash away" that victory and you will be revoked
DWI This crime is Driving While Impaired,
NOT Driving While Intoxicated. This is charged against
the driver who has an alcohol level of greater than .05% but
less that .08% BAC, and carries lesser punishments in most courts than
DUI/APC. The punishments are generally about one-half that of DUI or APC.
License revocation DOES NOT occur with a test result of below .08% BAC.
Therefore, an arrest for DWI will NOT trigger the license problems of a
DUI or APC. However, DWI can revoke your license, though, for thirty (30)
days BUT ONLY if you are is convicted of the
2. THE DRIVER'S LICENSE CASE:
The first of these two legal cases or problems
has to do with your Driver's License. In almost EVER case, this is
set into motion BEFORE your first court date.
driver’s license is usually the only picture identification people
carry that allows them to cash checks or get on an airplane, etc. An
arrest for DUI or APC WILL cause YOU to lose YOUR Driver’s License. Most
times, this loss will cause greater overall harm in life than
paying any fine or court cost.
Department of Public Safety (DPS) will take YOUR license
from YOU for a six (6) month to three (3) year period of time (depending
on your prior record) for failing the test with a score of .08% OR
higher BAC (breath/blood alcohol concentration), OR .02%
BAC or more if you are under 21 years old. YOU will also lose your
license for REFUSING to take the test, too, just like you have "failed"
it. In addition, if you have a CDL and refuse a test, you will be
disqualified for one (1) year, no matter WHAT vehicle you are driving at
arrest. Any driving you do during the time YOUR license is revoked, can result
in additional criminal charges AND additional periods of license
revocation! Also, the Attorneys for the DPS of Oklahoma have already began
the DRIVER’S LICENSE CASE against YOU before most Criminal
Court appearances even begin!
HOW CAN YOU STOP THIS LICENSE REVOCATION?
A hearing must be requested from the DPS
within 15 days of your arrest. The
hearing must then be WON to avoid the loss of YOUR driver’s license. If
you do not request, or have your Attorney request the hearing, the
revocation of YOUR license will go into effect thirty (30) days after your
arrest. If your case is not addressed in this manner, and within this 15 day period, there is
NOTHING that can be done to avoid the loss of YOUR driver’s
If your license is revoked for this arrest,
your driving record will show it, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN COURT.
In other words, even if your criminal case is later DISMISSED against you
OR if your are found NOT GUILTY, your license is revoked and it is still
on your record! This will have the same effect on insurance rates and,
possibly upon employment, as though you had been convicted of the
crime in court.
Any alcohol related entry that goes onto your driving record is
NEVER removed! It is a myth that your driving record is "erased"
after some period of time. Entries that are more than three (3) years old
are not printed off on the driving record that you might get from the DPS
or a tag agency. However, those older records are STILL there for Police
and most government agencies to see!
WHAT ABOUT A "WORK PERMIT"?
You really DO NOT want
one. They are expensive and quite a "hassle". Work Permits are only
granted to first time offenders, or persons that have their licenses
revoked for a six (6) month period. Persons with revocations of one (1)
year (the second time it has happened within the last five (5) years)
OR three (3) year revocations (the third or more
times it has happened within the last five (5) years) CANNOT, BY
LAW, HAVE A WORK PERMIT, AT ALL!! Also to qualify for the permit
you must pay a $150 fee and, believe it or not, you must
install an "interlock" (breath test machine) - which you must blow into
and "pass" before the ignition will work - on any car you drive! This
machine will cost about $500 for a six (6) month period. If you have
a Commercial Driver's License - CDL - (Class A, B, or C), you should know
that "Work Permits" can NO LONGER be obtained for ANYTHING but
Class D licenses. In other words, you CAN NOT obtain a
"work permit" for a CDL! Plus, the revocation, along with the
fact that you got a "work permit" during that time, will still be on your record . . .
As you can see, DUI and APC are NOT simple traffic
It is unwise for a person who has
been arrested for DUI or APC to proceed on his or her own. These cases
involve the State Courts, State Prosecutors and, Department of Public
Safety Attorneys. The cases can also involve both breath and blood
chemical tests. Due to the ever-changing laws in this field, and the
complexity of chemical test(s), the person who handles these matters for
you MUST BE KNOWLEDGEABLE and EXPERIENCED in ALL of these areas, to be
able to provide you with ALL defenses OR . . . it is YOU who will
IF you feel, or have been told,
that you have NO available DUI Defense, AND that should just go handle it
yourself, OR if you have been told that anyone, or ANY lawyer, can provide
a defense for you, your assumptions are likely INCORRECT!
Remember, IF you have been arrested
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This is often confusing to people,
especially when a person has been arrested for an alcohol related TRAFFIC
offense when he is NOT driving! You can be arrested for APC while sitting
in your car. Many people have had this happen to them when they KNEW they
had had TOO MUCH to drink to drive safely, and pulled over to "wait it
out". Although trying to do the right thing, they were arrested for a
crime that is effectively the same as DUI. They were no better off - with
the possible exception of avoiding a car wreck while driving - than if
they had gone ahead and tried to drive on home!
To be sure, our office is NOT condoning
anyone taking the chance of driving when one KNOWS that he has had TOO
MUCH to drink. However, you should know what ELSE you should do to avoid
this crime of APC. Simply pulling over is NOT enough. Your vehicle must be
TOTALLY OFF any street or road. Pulling into a parking lot or
driveway is NOT enough!
Parking in a wheat field
(See Post )
The absolute BEST way to avoid either a
DUI or APC is to NOT get into a car after having drunk alcoholic
beverages. If you know you have had too much, get away from your car and
have SOMEONE ELSE drive you home!
Is There Any Way to Avoid the
Revocation of Your Driver's License?
Yes. However, you
MUST ask for a hearing with the Department of Public Safety within fifteen
(15) days of your arrest. If you wait even a day longer, there is NOTHING
that you can do to stop this revocation. After the hearing is requested, a
temporary license is forwarded to your attorney and he sends it to you.
The hearing is set about 6 weeks later. You then must WIN that hearing to
avoid the revocation of the license!! This is the ONLY way that the
revocation can be avoided! What happens in Court has nothing to do with
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