Actual Physical Control (APC)- Tulsa Trial Attorneys

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First and foremost, call us right away at 918-884-7791.   Depending on your circumstance and your charges, you may have a specific time to respond.  Whenever there is an arrest, time is of the essence.  Anyone arrested has certain constitutional rights that attach at the time of arrest that need to be asserted right away to protect you, your friend or family member.  With a DUI there are four key issues that are effected by waiting;

  1. IF YOU HAVE BEEN FALSELY ACCUSED OF DRINKING WE NEED TO HAVE YOU TAKE AN ETG TEST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,

  2. YOU ONLY HAVE 15 DAYS TO CHALLENGE THE SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE,

  3. EARLY SUBPOENAING OF DASH CAM VIDEO AND CHEMICAL BREATH TESTING SERVICE LOGS MAKES FOR A QUICKER RESOLUTION,

  4. DEPENDING ON YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS RECEIVING A REASONABLE BOND FROM THE STATE MAY MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SITTING IN JAIL OR AT HOME AWAITING RESOLUTION OF YOUR CASE.

Actual Physical Control (APC)

In Oklahoma, APC (actual physical control) is for all purposes a DUI.  The penalties and enhancements are practically the same.  The only difference between an APC and a DUI is that you do not have to be operating the vehicle.  You only have to be proven to have the ability to operate a vehicle.  To be proven to have the ability to operate the vehicle: (1) you were in the vehicle, (2) you had the keys or key fob, and (3) the vehicle was operational.

Being in Actual Physical Control of a Motor Vehicle While Under the {combined influence} of Alcohol / (an Intoxicating Substance) - Elements

No person may be convicted of being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol / (an intoxicating substance) unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:

(1) being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle; 

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

      (3) (while having a blood / breath alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more) / (while under the influence of alcohol) / (while under the [influence of any intoxicating substance other than alcohol] / [combined influence of alcohol and any other intoxicating substance] which may render a person incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle);

      (4) the blood / breath alcohol test was administered within 2 hours after arrest).] OUJI-CR 6-20

What if you Get Arrested for DUI or DWI?

You may be embarrassed and worried about how the drunk driving arrest will affect your life. You should be concerned about a your drivers license being suspended and about the criminal consequences, like probation, jail or fines.

No one ever intends to be arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. You are out for a night of fun and relaxation, and the next thing you know you are pulled over. How you handle the next minutes, hours and days can impact your freedom, your job, and your license. Get experienced representation immediately!

Why Do I Need an Experienced DUI Attorney?

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence for the first time, you may not fully understand the need for experienced legal advice and representation of a Tulsa DUI Lawyer. Time is limited. It is vital that you take action against a conviction - even you first conviction is subject to harsh penalties. Additionally, court process is filled with legal technicalities. You need a highly trained and experienced attorney who has handled hundreds, if not thousands of DUI cases to insure that all stones are turned over .

After the arrest, you have only 15 days days to request a DPS Hearing (Department of Public Safety). Otherwise, you will automatically have a suspended license in addition to a conviction on your criminal record. Your best hope for avoiding these painful consequences is to hire an attorney with the experience to fight skillfully and aggressively in your defense. An experienced attorney can guide you through how to challenge and fight your case, but time is of the essence.

CALL OUR EXPERIENCE DUI ATTORNEYS AT 918-884-7791

What are the Issues you and Your Attorney Should be Discussing?

The first focus should be on whether you need to get a making sure you have requested a DPS hearing within. Next you need to discuss an EtG test if the stop was for alcohol or a blood test if the stop was for drugs. These need to be done as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will discuss with you whether the police officer had probable cause to stop your vehicle and then whether you gave them any indication of intoxication or impairment. Finally, you should discuss the request and results of a field sobriety test, breath tests, and blood tests.How Can Your Attorney Fight for You?

  • Was it a legal constitutional stop?

  • Did the officer follow procedure in testing you?

  • Was the SFST done properly?

  • Was the breath test done properly?

  • Was the blood test done properly?

More Issues and Things to Know

DUI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Actual Physical Control (APC) Litigation Expertise

These arguments are about statistics, chemistry, and biology.  You need an attorney who not only knows the law, but also knows the science.  Let Boeheim Freeman Law’s expertise and training in science go to work for you challenging the officer's use of an SFTS, DRE, or Breath and Blood Testing.

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