Are You Faced With a DUI Charge in Oklahoma?
If you find yourself faced with a driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs charge in Oklahoma, attorneys at Atkins & Markoff can help. Law enforcement agents throughout Oklahoma have been cracking down on drivers who choose to get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Attorneys at Atkins & Markoff will work hard to fight the criminal charges that have been brought against you. While there are many instances where DUI charges are valid, there are also cases where the arrest took place without adequate evidence, or where the blood or breath tests were not reliable. Atkins & Markoff is an Oklahoma City law firm who will fight for you and perform in-depth research to ensure you were not wrongfully charged with a DUI.
Our DUI Defense Strategy
Criminal lawyers at Atkins & Markoff have extensive experience working DUI cases throughout Oklahoma. We offer a free consultation appointment where we will go over the details of your case and come up with a strong defense strategy. To begin, we will conduct an intensive investigation to ensure the police handled your case legally. During this investigation we will be able to determine if there was an actual lawful reason for you to have been pulled over in the first place. The following are examples of lawful traffic offenses that would give a police officer the legal right to pull someone over:
- Weaving or “erratic” driving
- Lights not on at night, etc.
Our attorneys at Atkins & Markoff have found that police misconduct is commonly used as a defense for pulling someone over for a DUI. This may include a DUI stop that was not performed legally, or misconduct when the field sobriety test is being administered. There are a strict set of rules in place for DUI stops that police officers must follow. If one of these guidelines is not properly met, there may be grounds to throw the case out. Atkins & Markoff DUI lawyers will work hard to compile a set of questions that will help us determine whether or not the arresting officer followed proper procedures during the DUI arrest. These questions may include the following:
- Was your breath test machine properly calibrated?
- Could there have been another reason (other than intoxication) that you failed your field sobriety test?
- If you were administered a breath test, did the officer instruct you to “keep blowing” until your test was complete?
By asking these questions and others, our defense lawyers will be able to prove whether or not the arresting officer followed proper procedures in making the DUI arrest. If there were any steps missed or if we find evidence that you were stopped for unlawful reasons, we will be able to present this evidence in court.
Contact a Defense Attorney at Atkins & Markoff Today
If you have been charged with a DUI in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, or in a surrounding area, be sure to contact Atkins & Markoff as soon as possible to see how we can help you fight your charges. We will be able to get started immediately in evaluating all the evidence against you to see if there were any missteps. Our Oklahoma criminal lawyers are committed to working closely with each and every one of our clients to ensure they understand their legal rights and the entire process of defending their case. If you are faced with a DUI charge, contact Atkins & Markoff today, so we can get started!