Getting stopped for DUI sends a shock through most people. At Fassio Law, we receive panicked phone calls from men and women worried that they’ll lose their license, jobs, and even their reputation. We can help. A DUI charge is not a conviction. Instead, it merely starts the criminal process. If you don’t hire an experienced Yukon DUI attorney, you face the possibility of severe consequences, including time behind bars.
Oklahoma law calls for the license suspension of anyone arrested for DUI. This is automatic, regardless of whether you are convicted or not. DUI defendants must be proactive and reach out to a Yukon criminal defense lawyer.
You will even lose your license under the “implied consent” law if you refuse to take a chemical test after a lawful arrest. Anyone who accepts an Oklahoma driver’s license has given implied consent, so the state has the power to do this.
You can be convicted of DUI underOklahoma Statutes § 47-11-902 if you were in actual possession of a motor vehicle and any of the following is true:
Moreover, under the concept of Actual Physical Control (APC), even if you weren't actively driving the vehicle but were in control of it and under the influence, you could still face DUI charges. As you can see, you might get convicted even if you blew a low number on a breathalyzer test. For example, you might have been swerving all over the road and, even though your BAC was under 0.08, you could have had a Schedule 1 drug in any amount in your blood. Those facts are sufficient to support a conviction.
The penalties will depend on various factors, including prior convictions. Generally, you are facing:
Hiring a seasoned Yukon DUI attorney is critical to keeping your license and minimizing the consequences of the charges. There are many defenses we have brought on behalf of clients, depending on the facts:
Fassio Law does everything possible to represent our clients best interests on DUI charges, through negotiation, mitigation, addressing weaknesses in the State’s case, and jury trial. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or call (405) 593-8444.