You may not know the names of Zach Smith and Sabah Khalaf, but you have totally heard of them: the Tulsa DUI Guy and the Tulsa Drug Lawyer. And the two men have a lot in common: they both fight against what they see as draconian laws, they both know that there is a difference between hardened criminals and the vast majority of the rest of humanity, and they are both true believers.
“The reality was I liked my DUI clients,” Smith said of his time after leaving the district attorney’s office to pursue private practice in 2006. “They’re good people. They’re not criminals per se. They are, often times, just like you and me. They’re normal people who have jobs, they contribute to the betterment of our society, they pay taxes. But for their poor decision, oftentimes, they wouldn’t be in front of me. That’s why I do what I do.”