Oklahoma drivers share the road with over 126,000 motorcyclists each year. Motorcycles aren’t involved in more accidents than cars or trucks, but their riders experience increased injury and fatality rates compared to their passenger vehicle counterparts. Motorcyclists don’t have the protection of a vehicle; therefore, crashes that are minor for a passenger vehicle are devastating … Read moreThe Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day often means letting loose with friends and enjoying a green beer or two. Because of all this celebrating, St. Paddy’s Day can be a dangerous time to be on the road. In 2016, almost 300 motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oklahoma on this holiday alone — resulting in over 450 injuries, … Read moreMake Safe Travel Arrangements for St. Patrick’s Day
There are always drunk drivers on the roadways that we must watch out for, but this is especially the case on New Year’s Eve. According to statistics, there are 71% more crashes involving alcohol or drugs in the 12-hour window between 6pm on December 31 and 6am on January 1. On average, there are 140 … Read moreDrunk Driving on New Year’s
If you’ve recently been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI), you may think that you can go at it alone and that everything will turn out just fine. However, hiring an experienced DUI lawyer has its benefits. Depending on your blood alcohol level and whether or not you had … Read moreDo I Really Need a DUI Attorney?
Whether it is your first offense or you have been charged with multiple DUIs, it is important to understand Oklahoma’s law and the legal procedure you’ll have to take after being charged. In Oklahoma, non-commercial drivers over age 21+ are considered legally drunk when they have a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher. The … Read moreWhat Happens When You Get a DUI In Oklahoma?
In the United States, having a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher immediately proves that you are drunk. Hence, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher means that if pulled over by a police officer, you will immediately be charged and proven guilty for driving under the … Read moreStopped for DUI in OK? Few things to consider
States throughout the nation have cracked down on motorists who drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. In Oklahoma, a first DUI – even if a driver has no previous convictions or criminal record – can still subject individuals to serious, long-term penalties. At Atkins & Markoff, our Oklahoma DUI lawyers make it … Read moreWhat to Expect When Facing Charges for a First DUI in Oklahoma