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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…Read More

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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…Read More

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North Tulsa DUI Checkpoint; The Tulsa Police Department has released a statement regarding a DUI checkpoint near the 800 block of N. Sheridan Rd on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The news story on the Tulsa World Website is as follows: North Tulsa DUI Checkpoint “Tulsa police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint over the weekend in north Tulsa…Read More

Conducir bajo la influencia (DUI) La combinación de beber alcohol o usar drogas y luego conducir en Oklahoma se conoce como conducir bajo la influencia (DUI). Las condenas por DUI pueden ir desde la suspensión de licencia a la cárcel o prisión, dependiendo de los factores, la historia de los acusados, y otras circunstancias. Si usted o un ser querido…Read More

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Last month, the Supreme Court agreed to take jurisdiction on a case addressing a DUI related issue: whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it a crime for a person to refuse to take a chemical test to detect the presence of alcohol in the person’s blood. Approximately two years ago, the Supreme Court addressed whether…Read More

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A news story was making the headlines recently, where a New York woman had her DUI case dismissed based on her defense of Auto-Brewery Syndrome. Auto–brewery syndrome, also known as gut fermentation syndrome, is a rare medical condition in which intoxicating quantities of ethanol are produced through endogenous fermentation within the digestive system. In the case of the New York woman, she…Read More

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The Tulsa Police Department has released a statement on its Facebook page regarding a DUI checkpoint in Downtown Tulsa on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The Facebook post reads as follows: DUI Checkpoint in Downtown Tulsa “The Tulsa Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint as part of the department’s continued commitment to reducing injuries,…Read More

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The Tulsa Police Department has released a statement on its Facebook page regarding a DUI checkpoint in Tulsa near the area of 100 E 21st street on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The Facebook post reads as follows: DUI Checkpoint “The Tulsa Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint as part of the department’s continued…Read More

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Oklahoma recently joined several other states to enact what are referred to as narcotic “per se” DUI, or metabolite DUI standards. The new law added the underlined section below, which expanded the ways in which a person can be arrested and charged with DUI in Oklahoma: It is unlawful and punishable as provided in this section for any person to…Read More

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In past weeks, we have discussed the three types of field sobriety tests sanctioned by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that comprise the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) administered by officers following a Tulsa DUI stop: the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, the one-leg stand test, and the walk-and-turn test. This week, we will examine the one-leg stand test in greater detail. When…Read More

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