OKLAHOMA CITY LAW OFFICE DEFENDS DRIVERS IN
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CASES
Even if it is your first experience with the Oklahoma criminal justice system, a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs can carry penalties that significantly disrupt your life. These types of allegations are among the more prevalent criminal offenses filed in Oklahoma, and they affect people from all walks of life. No one facing such charges should ever let themselves believe that a DUI is trivial or not a serious crime. You risk losing your driver’s license, being assessed a significant fine, and even spending time behind bars.
If you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge or a DWI charge, then trust in Cincotta Law Office to provide you with the unrelenting legal representation you need to protect your future. Cincotta Law Office has accumulated a number of defense options that we can apply to your case.
Regardless of the facts involved, we always:
Methodically investigate each case
Discuss and review all options with our client
Utilize our full efforts & resources to help our clients avoid potentially devastating consequences
From our office in Oklahoma City, the Cincotta Law Office represents drivers who have been arrested for operating or being in actual physical control of their vehicle while under the influence. We are experienced defense attorneys who investigate each situation thoroughly to identify any potential defenses and help our clients avoid unfair punishment.
EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS WORK TO REDUCE OR
ELIMINATE DUI PENALTIES
Just as with most states throughout the country, defendants in Oklahoma confronted with any type of DUI or DWI allegation face serious criminal penalties. Regardless of how impaired you believe you were at the time of your arrest, the laws are firm, which is why you need an attorney with the skills, experience, and determination to successfully resolve your case. To help establish an effective defense, it is important that you understand the legal dynamics that will likely shape your case.
Blood Alcohol Content — Drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater (0.04% for commercial drivers) are subject to a per se driving under the influence (DUI) charge and life-changing repercussions. Even if the driver’s BAC is .06 percent or .07 percent, the driver can face a DWI prosecution. When a driver has a BAC of at least 0.15 percent, this qualifies as aggravated DUI and exposes the driver to more severe punishment.
Penalties — The penalties become more severe if an injury accident is involved or if it is the driver’s second or subsequent DUI within a ten-year period. For a first drunk driving offense, the driver can expect to have his or her license revoked for six months and face up to a year in jail. if there were no aggravating factors that increased the charge. A driver with multiple DUI convictions, drivers charged with aggravated DUI, and a DUI that results in an accident with injury are subject to harsher sentences and longer periods of driver’s license suspension or use of an ignition interlock device (IID).
Test refusal — Oklahoma has a doctrine of implied consent, which means that anyone who drives a vehicle on an Oklahoma road agrees to be tested for intoxication if the police have a proper legal justification to administer a test. Refusing to submit to the testing results in an automatic driver's license suspension and the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your vehicle. This is an administrative penalty separate from the criminal proceedings, but if you hire us immediately, we can review the actions of the police and determine if the sanction is the result of police enforcement action that violates the law.
Underage drivers — Drivers under the age of 21 years are not permitted to have any measurable quantity of alcohol in their system. Therefore, even a trace amount detected in a test will result in a suspended license and fine. Cincotta Law Office understands how different faulty readings can occur on tests as a result of different substances, such as prescription or even over-the-counter medicines.
Facing a DUI or DWI and going up against the DA’s Office can be intimidating, but you should not be afraid to assert a defense and follow the advice of an experienced DUI Attorney. In a free initial consultation, we can go over various strategies to counter the case against you and work for a result that protects your rights and strives toward a positive outcome.
KNOWLEDGEABLE LITIGATORS DEFEND AGAINST
ALLEGATIONS OF DUI/DWI
Cincotta Law Office has amassed extensive hands-on experience representing clients facing a variety of DUI allegations, including any of the following:
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID)
First-time and multiple offense DUI
DUI with child endangerment
DUI resulting in injury or death
Driving while Impaired (DWI)
Boating while intoxicated (BWI or BUI)
The penalties vary in each case depending on the facts, the specific charge(s), and additional factors, such as the individual's prior criminal record; however, the repercussions from an alcohol-related offense can have long-term and substantial impacts on your life.
CONTACT AN OKLAHOMA DUI DEFENSE LAWYER
FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
Cincotta Law Office represents Oklahoma drivers facing charges of DUI of alcohol or drugs. We know you should receive personalized representation and skillful handling of all matters regarding your case. Therefore, we provide comprehensive services that address both the criminal charges and administrative hearings impacting your license.
We offer a free initial consultation at our Oklahoma City office, located near Quail Springs Mall. To discuss your situation with an experienced DUI Attorney, please contact David A. Cincotta.