Category: DUI

Tulsa DUI Checkpoint Saturday May 26 at 41st and Sheridan

As reported in the Tulsa World, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the ABLE Commission will operate the DUI checkpoint at 41st and Sheridan  in Tulsa. No time was indicated in a news release about the checkpoint. They typically last from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

East Tulsa DUI Checkpoint UpdateDUI Checkpoint in Tulsa

DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock Tulsa DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for a moment. While this type of random stop may seem unconstitutional at first blush, both the United States Supreme Court and the Oklahoma courts have upheld the validity in certain circumstances.

We will keep you informed regarding any updates for the DUI Checkpoint that come to our attention.

Tulsa Criminal Defense

Our firm has over 15 years of experience fighting tough criminal cases and defending Oklahomans. Put our experience to work for you. We offer competitive rates, and payment plans in most cases. Protect your and freedoms immediately. Contact our Tulsa criminal defense lawyer at (918) 582-9LAW (9529) or toll-free at 866-209-1868.

DUI Defense

Any drunk driving or drug-related DUI charge is a serious matter, whatever the exact circumstances and wherever the arrest occurred. Please recognize that: a basic first-offense Oklahoma DUI conviction can bring a sentence of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine plus hundreds in additional fees, driver’s license suspension and more. Additionally, “aggravating factors” such as a prior DUI conviction or the presence of a person under 18 in the vehicle significantly increase the potential for a lengthy jail sentence and other life-changing penalties. If you have questions regarding this, or any other criminal matter, contact our Tulsa DUI attorney for a free consultation.

Tulsa DUI Checkpoint; Friday, 4/20/18

Tulsa DUI Checkpoint in on Friday, 4/20/18. As reported in the Tulsa World, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the ABLE Commission will operate the DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the Tulsa area from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to a news release. “Although DUI checkpoints normally are conducted late on Saturday evenings, OHP spokesman Dwight Durant confirmed the upcoming checkpoint is happening on a Friday afternoon because of the date’s (4/20) significance in cannabis culture.” The Tulsa World article can be viewed here. 

East Tulsa DUI Checkpoint UpdateDUI Checkpoint in Tulsa

DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock Tulsa DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for a moment. While this type of random stop may seem unconstitutional at first blush, both the United States Supreme Court and the Oklahoma courts have upheld the validity in certain circumstances.

We will keep you informed regarding any updates for the DUI Checkpoint that come to our attention.

Tulsa Criminal Defense

Our firm has over 15 years of experience fighting tough criminal cases and defending Oklahomans. Put our experience to work for you. We offer competitive rates, and payment plans in most cases. Protect your and freedoms immediately. Contact our Tulsa criminal defense lawyer at (918) 582-9LAW (9529) or toll-free at 866-209-1868.

DUI Defense

Any drunk driving or drug-related DUI charge is a serious matter, whatever the exact circumstances and wherever the arrest occurred. Please recognize that: a basic first-offense Oklahoma DUI conviction can bring a sentence of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine plus hundreds in additional fees, driver’s license suspension and more. Additionally, “aggravating factors” such as a prior DUI conviction or the presence of a person under 18 in the vehicle significantly increase the potential for a lengthy jail sentence and other life-changing penalties. If you have questions regarding this, or any other criminal matter, contact our Tulsa DUI attorney for a free consultation.

Midtown Tulsa DUI Checkpoint

DUI Checkpoint in the Brookside area on Saturday March 17, 2018

DUI Checkpoint in the Brookside area. As reported in the Tulsa World,

The Tulsa Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint in the Brookside area on Saturday night to reduce the number of impaired drivers on St. Patrick’s Day. The agency announced the checkpoint Tuesday afternoon but did not specify where in Brookside it would occur.

The article can be accessed here.

East Tulsa DUI Checkpoint UpdateDUI Checkpoint in Brookside Area

DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock Tulsa DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for a moment. While this type of random stop may seem unconstitutional at first blush, both the United States Supreme Court and the Oklahoma courts have upheld the validity in certain circumstances.

We will keep you informed regarding any updates for the DUI Checkpoint that come to our attention.

Tulsa Criminal Defense

Our firm has over 15 years of experience fighting tough criminal cases and defending Oklahomans. Put our experience to work for you. We offer competitive rates, and payment plans in most cases. Protect your and freedoms immediately. Contact our Tulsa criminal defense lawyer at (918) 582-9LAW (9529) or toll-free at 866-209-1868.

DUI Defense

Any drunk driving or drug-related DUI charge is a serious matter, whatever the exact circumstances and wherever the arrest occurred. Please recognize that: a basic first-offense Oklahoma DUI conviction can bring a sentence of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine plus hundreds in additional fees, driver’s license suspension and more. Additionally, “aggravating factors” such as a prior DUI conviction or the presence of a person under 18 in the vehicle significantly increase the potential for a lengthy jail sentence and other life-changing penalties. If you have questions regarding this, or any other criminal matter, contact our Tulsa DUI attorney for a free consultation.

Oklahoma DUI Law Update

Oklahoma DUI Law Update; New Changes Effective November 1, 2017

Oklahoma DUI Law Update; New Changes Effective November 1, 2017

In June 2017, Governor Mary Fallin signed SB 643, amending the DUI law in Oklahoma. The changes in the bill, referred to as the “Impaired Driving Elimination Act 2” will go into effect on November 1, 2017. There are many small changes to the DUI law contained in the Act, but two very substantive changes will go into effect: (1)Requirement of interlock devices/creation of the Department of Public Safety Impaired Driver Accountability Program, and (2)criminalization of refusing to take a breathalyzer test. This blog post will focus on the requirement of interlock devices and the creation of the Department of Public Safety Impaired Driver Accountability Program.

Interlock devices are not new in Oklahoma. Ignition interlock systems are devices used to prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking alcohol. The device uses a built-in breathalyzer and set to a pre-programmed amount. If the driver blows into the device and exceeds that amount, the interlock locks the vehicle’s ignition. The cost of an Interlock device can quickly add up with install fees, monthly monitoring, etc. The current law requires interlock devices for first time offenders when he/she has a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or more (aggravated driving under the influence).[1] The current law also provides provisions for more severe interlock restrictions for subsequent DUI offenses. However, the new law effective November 1, 2017 will require interlock devices for conviction (or plea) of all DUI offenses.

Offenders will have the option of entering the Impaired Driver Accountability Program, or challenging the DUI charge through the court process. The IDAP program requires strict compliance with rules, but will allow a clean record following completion of the program. Challenging the DUI charge through the court process could result in longer suspensions.

The final version of the bill can be viewed here.

Oklahoma DUI Law Update; New Changes Effective November 1, 2017

In the Bill Summary prepared on May 24, 2017, the legislature stated the following regarding the Act:

  • Stipulates DPS create an Impaired Driver Accountability Program (IDAP)
  • A $200 fee is established per participant.
  • The measure establishes a fee for a restricted driver’s license at $50 in addition to the IDAP program fee of $200 which will be deposited into the Public Safety Restricted Revolving (245) Fund.
  • Creates the following schedule of penalties relating to the ignition interlock device:

 

Crime Penalty
Knowingly allowing a person required to use an interlock device to drive a vehicle without one A misdemeanor with a fine up to $500 and/or up to 6 months in county jail
Willfully attempting to interfere with the proper functioning of the interlock device A misdemeanor with a fine up to $500 and/or up to 6 months in county jail
A person who is required to drive a vehicle with an interlock device who does not (with the exception of an employer’s vehicle) A misdemeanor with a fine up to $500 and/or up to 6 months in county jail

This blog post is not intended to be a full summary of the new Oklahoma DUI law. If you have questions regarding the new law, contact one of our Tulsa DUI lawyers for a consultation regarding your specific facts and circumstances.

[1] 47 §11-902 (D)

DUI Checkpoint at 41st and Sheridan planned for Saturday, August 5th

DUI Checkpoint at 41st and Sheridan planned for Saturday, August 5th

DUI Checkpoint at 41st and Sheridan:  The Tulsa Police Department reported a DUI Checkpoint will be held on August 5th, 2017 around the area of 41st and Sheridan from 10 pm until 3 am. The Tulsa World reported the location.

Midtown Tulsa DUI CheckpointDUI Checkpoint at 41st and Sheridan

DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock Tulsa DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for a moment. While this type of random stop may seem unconstitutional at first blush, both the United States Supreme Court and the Oklahoma courts have upheld the validity in certain circumstances.

We will keep you informed regarding any updates for the DUI Checkpoint that come to our attention.

Tulsa Criminal Defense

Our firm has over 15 years of experience fighting tough criminal cases and defending Oklahomans. Put our experience to work for you. We offer competitive rates, and payment plans in most cases. Protect your and freedoms immediately. Contact our Tulsa criminal defense lawyer at (918) 582-9LAW (9529) or toll-free at 866-209-1868.

DUI Defense

Any drunk driving or drug-related DUI charge is a serious matter, whatever the exact circumstances and wherever the arrest occurred. Please recognize that: a basic first-offense Oklahoma DUI conviction can bring a sentence of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine plus hundreds in additional fees, driver’s license suspension and more. Additionally, “aggravating factors” such as a prior DUI conviction or the presence of a person under 18 in the vehicle significantly increase the potential for a lengthy jail sentence and other life-changing penalties. If you have questions regarding this, or any other criminal matter, contact our Tulsa DUI attorney for a free consultation.

Midtown Tulsa DUI Checkpoint

Midtown Tulsa DUI Checkpoint planned for Saturday, July 8th

Midtown Tulsa DUI Checkpoint:  The Tulsa Police Department reported a DUI Checkpoint will be held on July 8 at an undisclosed location in Midtown from 10 pm until 3 am. The Tulsa World reported the location will be somewhere “midtown area of Florence Park South, a neighborhood south of 21st Street between Harvard Avenue and the Broken Arrow Expressway.”

Midtown Tulsa DUI CheckpointMidtown Tulsa DUI Checkpoint

DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock Tulsa DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for a moment. While this type of random stop may seem unconstitutional at first blush, both the United States Supreme Court and the Oklahoma courts have upheld the validity in certain circumstances.

We will keep you informed regarding any updates for the DUI Checkpoint that come to our attention.

Tulsa Criminal Defense

Our firm has over 15 years of experience fighting tough criminal cases and defending Oklahomans. Put our experience to work for you. We offer competitive rates, and payment plans in most cases. Protect your and freedoms immediately. Contact our Tulsa criminal defense lawyer at (918) 582-9LAW (9529) or toll-free at 866-209-1868.

DUI Defense

Any drunk driving or drug-related DUI charge is a serious matter, whatever the exact circumstances and wherever the arrest occurred. Please recognize that: a basic first-offense Oklahoma DUI conviction can bring a sentence of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine plus hundreds in additional fees, driver’s license suspension and more. Additionally, “aggravating factors” such as a prior DUI conviction or the presence of a person under 18 in the vehicle significantly increase the potential for a lengthy jail sentence and other life-changing penalties. If you have questions regarding this, or any other criminal matter, contact our Tulsa DUI attorney for a free consultation.

Oklahoma CDL Violations - Tulsa CDL Violation Attorneys

DUI & Oklahoma CDL Violations

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a special license issued by the State of Oklahoma that allows an individual to drive certain types of vehicles. Drivers are required to have a CDL in order to drive vehicles over a certain weight, buses, and vehicles containing hazardous materials. In addition to passing certain medical requirements, an individual must pass a comprehensive written test and road test in order to earn the Oklahoma CDL.There are many federal and state laws applicable to commercial driver’s licenses: vehicle and trailer loading, record keeping, and many other CDL specific laws is necessary in order to keep the CDL. The rules are more stringent than rules for automobile drivers, in many cases. When an individual operates a commercial motor vehicle, he or she is giving consent to alcohol testing if pulled over. This law applies to everyone, residents and nonresidents alike. Refusing to take the alcohol testing upon request by a law enforcement ofcer will result in an automatic revocation of an individual’s driving privilege, even if he or she has not been drinking. The law applies to an individual who holds a CDL-even if the individual is operating his or her own personal vehicle or while operating a commercial vehicle. Under Oklahoma law, it is illegal to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.04 percent or more.

In addition, there are several other violations that could result in revocation of your CDL.

  • Driving a CMV under the influence of alcohol.
  • Driving a CMV while under the influence of a controlled substance.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving a CMV.
  • Committing a felony involving the use of a CMV.
  • Driving a CMV when the CDL is suspended.
  • Causing a fatality through negligent operation of a CMV.

Any of the following violations will result in the individual losing his/her license and will be suspended as follows:

  • First offense — One Year
  • Second offense — Lifetime

An individual will also lose his/her CDL for at least three (3) years, if the offense occurs while operating a CMV carrying hazardous materials. You will lose your CDL for lifetime if you use a CMV to commit a felony involving controlled substances. Moreover, if you have any detectable amount of alcohol under .04%, you will be put out-of-service for twenty-four hours.[1]

In Oklahoma, any individual charged with DUI, DWI, or APC charge will not receive a work permit or a hardship CDL. You can request an administrative hearing within fifteen days of the date of arrest. If timely requested, you may be able to obtain a “modified” operator driver’s license. However, this is not a CDL.

Any DUI related CDL violation can adversely impact your freedom and future. The best course of action would be to enlist the help of qualified Tulsa DUI Lawyers.  Contact our Tulsa DUI  lawyers by online for a consultation.

[1] Commercial Driver License Manual, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1.3.2 (2005)

Tulsa DUI Checkpoint Update

DUI Checkpoint in the Brookside area on Friday, May 26, 2017

DUI Checkpoint in the Brookside area:  The Tulsa Police Department reported a DUI Checkpoint will be held on May 26, 2017 in the Brookside area from 10 pm until 3 am. The statement on the TPD website states the following:

“On Friday, May 26, 2017 the Tulsa Police Department Riverside Division, with assistance from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Brookside area within the Riverside Division area of operation (south of E. 11th St. and west of S. Sheridan Rd.) in relation to upcoming Memorial Day holiday.  This sobriety checkpoint is an effort to get intoxicated drivers off the road in order to reduce injuries and deaths as well as to raise awareness of the dangers caused by alcohol and drug-impaired driving.”

East Tulsa DUI Checkpoint UpdateDUI Checkpoint in Brookside Area

DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock Tulsa DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for a moment. While this type of random stop may seem unconstitutional at first blush, both the United States Supreme Court and the Oklahoma courts have upheld the validity in certain circumstances.

We will keep you informed regarding any updates for the DUI Checkpoint that come to our attention.

Tulsa Criminal Defense

Our firm has over 15 years of experience fighting tough criminal cases and defending Oklahomans. Put our experience to work for you. We offer competitive rates, and payment plans in most cases. Protect your and freedoms immediately. Contact our Tulsa criminal defense lawyer at (918) 582-9LAW (9529) or toll-free at 866-209-1868.

DUI Defense

Any drunk driving or drug-related DUI charge is a serious matter, whatever the exact circumstances and wherever the arrest occurred. Please recognize that: a basic first-offense Oklahoma DUI conviction can bring a sentence of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine plus hundreds in additional fees, driver’s license suspension and more. Additionally, “aggravating factors” such as a prior DUI conviction or the presence of a person under 18 in the vehicle significantly increase the potential for a lengthy jail sentence and other life-changing penalties. If you have questions regarding this, or any other criminal matter, contact our Tulsa DUI attorney for a free consultation.

North Tulsa DUI Checkpoint Update

DUI Checkpoint in Downtown Tulsa on April 22, 2017 from 10 pm until 3 am

DUI Checkpoint in Downtown Tulsa:  The Tulsa Police Department reported a DUI Checkpoint will be held on April 22 at an undisclosed location downtown from 10 pm until 3 am.

East Tulsa DUI Checkpoint UpdateDowntown Tulsa DUI Checkpoint

DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock Tulsa DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for a moment. While this type of random stop may seem unconstitutional at first blush, both the United States Supreme Court and the Oklahoma courts have upheld the validity in certain circumstances.

We will keep you informed regarding any updates for the DUI Checkpoint that come to our attention.

Tulsa Criminal Defense

Our firm has over 15 years of experience fighting tough criminal cases and defending Oklahomans. Put our experience to work for you. We offer competitive rates, and payment plans in most cases. Protect your and freedoms immediately. Contact our Tulsa criminal defense lawyer at (918) 582-9LAW (9529) or toll-free at 866-209-1868.

DUI Defense

Any drunk driving or drug-related DUI charge is a serious matter, whatever the exact circumstances and wherever the arrest occurred. Please recognize that: a basic first-offense Oklahoma DUI conviction can bring a sentence of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine plus hundreds in additional fees, driver’s license suspension and more. Additionally, “aggravating factors” such as a prior DUI conviction or the presence of a person under 18 in the vehicle significantly increase the potential for a lengthy jail sentence and other life-changing penalties. If you have questions regarding this, or any other criminal matter, contact our Tulsa DUI attorney for a free consultation.

North Tulsa DUI Checkpoint Update

North Tulsa DUI Checkpoint on Saturday March 11 at UndIsclosed Location

North Tulsa DUI Checkpoint update:  The Tulsa World reported that a DUI Checkpoint will be held on March 11 at an undisclosed location in North Tulsa from 10 pm until 3 am.

The World article can be viewed here.

North Tulsa DUI Checkpoint UpdateNorth Tulsa DUI Checkpoint update

DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock Tulsa DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for a moment. While this type of random stop may seem unconstitutional at first blush, both the United States Supreme Court and the Oklahoma courts have upheld the validity in certain circumstances.

We will keep you informed regarding any updates for the DUI Checkpoint that come to our attention.

Tulsa Criminal Defense

Our firm has over 15 years of experience fighting tough criminal cases and defending Oklahomans. Put our experience to work for you. We offer competitive rates, and payment plans in most cases. Protect your and freedoms immediately. Contact our Tulsa criminal defense lawyer at (918) 582-9LAW (9529) or toll-free at 866-209-1868.

DUI Defense

Any drunk driving or drug-related DUI charge is a serious matter, whatever the exact circumstances and wherever the arrest occurred. Please recognize that: a basic first-offense Oklahoma DUI conviction can bring a sentence of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine plus hundreds in additional fees, driver’s license suspension and more. Additionally, “aggravating factors” such as a prior DUI conviction or the presence of a person under 18 in the vehicle significantly increase the potential for a lengthy jail sentence and other life-changing penalties. If you have questions regarding this, or any other criminal matter, contact our Tulsa DUI attorney for a free consultation.