What is a DUI?
DUI: “Condition in which alcohol, an intoxicating substance, or a combination of alcohol and another intoxicating substance has/have so far affected the nervous system, brain, or muscles of the driver as to hinder, to an appreciable degree, his/her ability to operate a motor vehicle in a manner that an ordinary prudent and cautious person, if in full possession of his/her faculties, using reasonable care, would operate or drive under like conditions.”
An Oklahoma DUI Arrest Can Have a Permanent Impact on Your Life
The moment you see the flashing lights and hear the wailing siren of a police car, you know that your life may be forever changed. The testing to see if you are legally drunk is only the start. An arrest, a phone call home, and a court date brings fear, embarrassment and uncertainty of your future. Tulsa DUI lawyer Zach Smith has devoted his entire practice to DUIs, and his current caseload is 99% DUI and DUI Manslaughter Defense.
There are a large number of lawyers that take DUI cases, and much of the time they may tell you there is no use in fighting the case. These lawyers may not even practice criminal law regularly and take these DUI cases because they want to help a family friend or help the daughter of a divorce client they represented years ago. The reality is that these lawyers DO NOT focus primarily on DUI Defense day in and day out. This doesn’t even begin to discuss what they don’t know about the potential revocation of your driver’s license through DPS.
The Tulsa DUI Guy practice handles DUI cases every day. Many of these other lawyers think that just because you have been arrested for a DUI that there is very little hope of overcoming the prosecutor’s case or that you already have an automatic deal with a prosecutor that doesn’t change. Rest assured, the lawyer you hire can and does make a difference. If all lawyers were created equal, then you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Ask any lawyer you talk to how many DUI cases they have taken in the last two years. Ask them the last time they went to a jury trial or trial of any kind. If they cannot answer your question, you should consider hiring someone else.
Attention to Detail in Building Your Drunk Driving Defense
A drunk driving arrest does not mean automatic conviction and punishment. DUI Attorney Zach Smith will pick apart every detail of your DUI case to build an effective drunk driving defense.
- He analyzes the reason for the traffic stop and the arrest. Were your rights violated? If so, he may file paperwork to have your case dismissed.
- Did you take any Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFST)? Zach is a certified instructor of SFST and can teach police officers how to perform them properly. He will examine whether or not they were correctly administered and whether the officer was properly trained. If not, your case could be dismissed.
Did you agree to take a breath test or blood test? Was the Intoxilyzer machine working properly? Was the blood properly drawn and preserved? If not, your case could be dismissed on any number of issues that may arise. Zach requests administrative hearings with the Department of Public Safety and aggressively challenges the revocation of your driver’s license.
Contact the Tulsa DUI Guy
Time is of the essence in a DUI Case. You only have (15) days from the date of the arrest to protect your driving privileges. Zach Smith knows exactly how to handle your DPS case in addition to the criminal case against you. The Tulsa DUI guy will aggressively defend you and provide you with the information you need to know what a DUI is and how a potential drunk driving conviction could impact your life. Contact Tulsa DUI Lawyer Zach Smith at 918.582.2520.
1. Be polite to the officer. 2. Use your right to remain silent. 3. Then call me…
Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
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Zach Smith – The Tulsa DUI Guy
Tulsa DUI Attorney
15 W. 6th St. Suite 2112 Tulsa, OK 74119