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Do You Need an Oklahoma DUI Defense Attorney?

One of the first questions a person charged with drunk driving will ask themselves is, "Do I need an attorney?" When you consider the seriousness of a DUI offense, the answer may be "yes." A drunk-driving conviction could result in jail time, fines and more—as well as a permanent criminal record. Having a DUI defense attorney on your side can increase your chances of winning your case or having your charges dismissed or reduced.

How a Good DUI Defense Attorney Can Help

A good DUI defense attorney will work to find evidence that is going to win your case. If this is not possible, your attorney will negotiate with the prosecutor to come up with a plea bargain that reduces your charge to a non-DUI disposition, such as reckless driving.

On the other hand, a good attorney will not encourage you to plead guilty to your DUI. If you wanted to plead guilty—and risk the penalties associated with drunk driving—you could easily do that yourself without spending extra money on legal counsel.

Finding the Right Attorney

The best defense attorney for your case is one who understands the law as well as the potential defenses against your initial stop, arrest and blood alcohol content (BAC) tests. A good defense attorney will also have access to the top expert witnesses, who will not only evaluate the evidence against you, but can testify in your defense as well.

It is also important to have a lawyer on your side who has an established reputation in the courts. When the judge and prosecutor know that your attorney is an expert in DUI defense, and is not going to back down from defending you, it can have a powerful and positive impact on your case.

The legal team at the Edge Law Firm is well known throughout Oklahoma for their knowledge of DUI law. In fact, Bruce Edge is one of a small group of attorneys across the nation who has been board certified in DUI defense.

For a free, no-obligation review of your case by a member of the acclaimed Edge Law Firm, please call (877) DUI-EDGE or (918) 582-6333 or complete our online for now for a free case evaluation.

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