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Underage DUI doesn't have to ruin your life

The legal age to consume alcohol in Oklahoma is 21 years old. When people under 21 consume alcohol, there is a chance that they will end up facing criminal charges, especially if they opt to drive after they have been drinking. That mistake can be something that greatly affects your immediate future and your long-term future.

Take the time to pick the right DUI lawyer for your case

When you are facing criminal charges of any sort, even DUI charges, choosing your lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will make. This is because having a lax lawyer can mean that you end up in a worse position in your case than what you would have been if you had one of the best lawyers possible. There are several things that you should consider when you choose a lawyer.

Understand how Oklahoma laws apply to chemical testing

When a driver is stopped for the suspicion of drunk driving, the police department has to prove that the driver was over the legal limit for the amount of alcohol in their system. This is done with breath tests and blood tests. These tests must be done in accordance with laws that are set forth by the state. These laws are complex and can be confusing, so if you are facing criminal charges pertaining to these tests, we can help you to understand those charges.

Elements in a DUI offense can be called into question

All drunk driving charges have specific elements that must be present in the case. One of these is that the person who was arrested had to have alcohol present in their bloodstream at the time of the offense. Another element is that the person had to have been caught driving. Both of these points bring up possible questions that could lead to a defense strategy for the DUI charge. For people who are facing drunk driving charges, exploring the case against them is crucial.

DUI standards are different for commercial drivers

Facing a drunk driving charge is difficult for anyone; however, if your livelihood depends upon your ability to drive, the effects can be even greater. People who hold a commercial driver's license are held to standards that are much higher than the standards for those who hold a personal driver's license. If you are facing a DUI with a commercial driver's license, you should begin to prepare your defense right away.

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