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DUI Sentencing Options

What are factors that can influence a sentence for DUI? Much of the discussion you can find about the offense of drunk driving concerns issues like the legal grounds upon which a police officer might pull you over, or the types of field sobriety tests you may be subject to, or possible approaches to take when negotiating with a district attorney. But what happens if your case goes to trial, and a jury finds you guilty of DUI? Is there ... Read More »

Roadside Sniffers

What is a “sniffer”? Should I be worried about it? We have addressed in a variety of ways the subject of how police officers make their decisions on whether to pull a driver over based on reasonable suspicion of drunk driving, and how once that takes place they interact with the driver to make a follow-up determination of whether to have the driver take field sobriety tests and a pre-arrest blood alcohol test. The intermediate stage of this process — ... Read More »

Oklahoma DUI Pilot Program

Cleveland County, Oklahoma Pilots Program to Reduce Repeat DUI Offenses It has been well-known for many years not only in Oklahoma but throughout the United States that drunk driving offenders have a high recidivism rate. Many states have tried various approaches to reduce the incidence of repeat DUI offenses, with varying degrees of success. According to Erik Smoot, a representative of the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission, Oklahoma has been possibly the least successful state-level jurisdiction in the ... Read More »

DUI Blood Alcohol Concentration Significance?

What is the significance of blood alcohol concentration levels? Blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) levels are one of the most widely recognized means of determining whether a driver is under the influence of alcohol, particularly the .08% level which is used in Oklahoma as the threshold for police to make an arrest for DUI. But what is the significance of the various BAC levels? Aside from the .08% legal context, what is the difference between a .05% and .10%? The effects of ... Read More »

Repeat DUI driver gets 40-year sentence in fatal crash

Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa woman with a prior record for driving under the influence of alcohol was sentenced Monday to 40 years in prison for a “felony murder” conviction tied to a fatal traffic collision. In accordance with jury verdicts, a judge sentenced Marquita Littlebear to consecutive prison terms totaling 54 years, connected to a Feb. 12, 2012, crash that police categorized as a hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of Susan Mamary, a teacher at Marquette Catholic School. Read More »