Take the first step toward resolving your legal challenge.
Nichols Law Firm
Taking The Practice Of Law To The Next Level

You can get a DUI without driving

Do you think that a car has to be moving and that you have to be behind the wheel to get a DUI? While most drunk driving arrests are naturally made in this way, you can actually get arrested in Oklahoma even if you're not moving. This is something that happens on a fairly consistent basis, though many people do not know that it's possible.

For example, consider the following scenario. You're at the bar on a winter night, and you know that you've had too much to drink. All of your friends leave the bar, so you don't want to stay in it alone, or the bar closes down for the night. As a result, you go out to your car, planning to sit in it until you think you're feeling better and you can drive.

However, seeing as how it's the winter, your car is freezing cold. You turn it on so that you can use the heater, still planning to wait and not planning to drive.

That's enough for a DUI in Oklahoma. If a police officer finds you sitting behind the wheel, with the keys in the ignition and the car running, you can be arrested and charged. You can tell the officer that you didn't drive anywhere and explain that you weren't going to, but it does not matter. From a legal perspective, you've already done enough.

Does this come as a surprise to you? You never want to assume that you know the DUI laws, as they may not work like you expect. To learn more about them, please visit our page now.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The National | Top 40 Under 40 | Trial Lawyers
Take The First Step

Take The First Step Toward
Resolving Your Legal Challenge To discuss your case with us, call 405-217-4118 or contact us by email.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy