Tulsa DUI Attorneys
“Got my DUI charge dropped!!! Very honest and experienced! Very easy to talk too! Saved my CDL license! Tulsa's #1 DUI Attorney, Truly the best!!!! P.C. 1/24/19
“This was my second DUI charge. I don’t believe I was impaired either time. The first time I paid a bundle and ended up having to do probation, classes, and have an interlock. This time I hired Boeheim Freeman Law and they fought the officer’s claim I was intoxicated and it ended up getting dismissed. They also fought the revocation of my license and won. The best part is they cost half of what I paid last time.” A.B. 10/15/19
Time is of the Essence
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;
If you have been falsely accused of drinking we need to have you take an EtG test as soon as possible,
you only have 15 days to challenge the suspension of your license,
early subpoenaing of dash cam video and chemical breath testing service logs makes for a quicker resolution,
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.
What are the 24 NHTSA Recognized Driving Cues?
24 Initial Visual DUI Detection Cues
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified 24 cues for police officers to detect nighttime impaired drivers. If none of these indicators were present, recorded by the officer in his or her statement, or seen on the officer’s dash cam, then the stop may have been unconstitutional. These factors are;
Weaving Across Lane Lines
Straddling A Lane Line
Turning With Wide Radius
Almost Striking Object or Vehicle
Stopping Problems (too far, too short, too jerky)
Accelerating Or Decelerating Rapidly
Slow Speed (10 m.p.h. + Under Limit)
Driving In Opposing Lanes Or Wrong Way On One-Way Street
Slow Response to Traffic Signals
Slow Or Failure To Respond To Officer’s Signal’s
Stopping in Lane for No Apparent Reason
Driving Without Headlights At Night
Failure to Signal or Signal Inconsistent with Action
Following Too Closely
Improper or Unsafe Lane Change
Illegal or Improper Turn (too fast, jerky, sharp, etc.)
Driving on Other Than Designated Roadway
Stopping Inappropriately In Response To Officer
Inappropriate Or Unusual Behavior (throwing objects, arguing, etc.)
Appearing to be Impaired
Not all Stops are Created Equal
Just because an officer initiated a stop based on legal probable cause that does not mean that the probable cause is related to intoxication. It might be legal for an officer to stop someone because of a broken tail light, but that gives them no indication of a persons sobriety, whereas the cues on the NHTSA list might. As such, it is crucial to have the counsel of an experienced and detail-oriented attorney who can effectively confront an officer regarding the true reason for a stop.
A World of Possibilities
It is the State’s responsibility to provide sufficient proof that not only were you driving poorly, but that the cause of the poor driving is related to intoxication. While you should always drive carefully and responsibly, there are plenty of reasons that a person might display a ‘cue’ found on the NHTSA list that is in no way related to intoxication. Perhaps you got a call from your mother. Perhaps your three-year-old threw something sticky at your head. Or, more seriously, perhaps you were experiencing a medical emergency. In any case, it is important that you are protected from assumptions masquerading as factual conclusions. Let us help you!
Where Experience Matters
Knowing what to do and how to get things done expediently makes a difference. DUIs can be prosecuted by the City of Tulsa as well as the State of Oklahoma. Each courthouse and prosecutors’ office has their own administrative processes that have to be navigated in order to move effectively through the legal system. It is important that you have an attorney who is familiar with and well-versed in the accepted processes for both jurisdictions so that your court proceedings go as smoothly as possible and can be resolved quickly. Being efficient in requesting discovery and being knowledgeable regarding the most current law and police practices can make such a difference when negotiating with a prosecutor, putting on a hearing, or preparing for trial.
Call our ExperienceD DUI Attorneys at 918-884-7791
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
Accidents and Serious Injury
Drugs vs. Alcohol
Effect on Driver’s License
Effect on CDL
Ignition Interlock Devices
Drug and alcohol Assessment
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
Prescription Drugs and DUI
Marijuana and DUI
Actual Physical Control (APC)
DUI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
DUI Litigation Expertise
The best DUI lawyers will argue about illegal stops, unconstitutional seizure, unwarranted searches, 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 stop and their use of an SFTS, DRE, or Breath and Blood Testing.