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Top 5 Myths About DUI

Updated: 5 days ago


If you have been charged with a DUI, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain

about what to expect. You may be worried about the potential consequences of a

conviction, such as jail time, fines, and a loss of your driver's license. It is important

to remember that every case is different and the specific facts of your case will

determine the outcome. With that said, there are some common myths about DUI

charges that you should be aware of:


1. You will automatically go to jail if convicted of a DUI

This is simply not true. While jail time is a possibility, it is not a guarantee. The

specific facts of your case, as well as your prior criminal history, will be taken into

consideration when determining your sentence.


2. You can't be charged with a DUI if you weren't driving

It is possible to be charged with a DUI even if you were not behind the wheel of a

vehicle. If you are in physical control of a vehicle, such as being stopped in the

driver's seat with the keys in the ignition, you can be charged with a DUI.


3. You can refuse to take a breath test

If you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, the officer may ask you to submit to a

breath test. You have the right to refuse, but doing so will likely result in harsher

penalties if you are ultimately convicted of a DUI.


4. You can't be charged with a DUI if your BAC is below .08%.

While it is true that most states use .08% as the legal limit for intoxication, you can

still be charged with a DUI even if your BAC is below this level. If the prosecutor can

show that your ability to drive was impaired, you can be convicted of a DUI.


5. A first-time DUI is not a big deal.

While a first-time DUI may not seem like a major offense, it is still a serious crime.

You could face significant penalties, including jail time, fines, and a loss of your

driver's license. If you are facing a DUI charge, it is important to consult with an

experienced attorney who can help you understand the specific laws in your state

and the potential consequences of a conviction.


Attorneys Meason & Ramsey can help you if you have been arrested for DUI. They are knowledgeable about the specific laws in your state and can help you understand

the potential consequences of a conviction. They will work tirelessly to ensure that

your rights are protected and will fight to get the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact Meason & Ramsey Law today to schedule consultation.

 

Meason & Ramsey Law provides a professional experience for all our clients, helping them navigate their legal rights. Our focus is criminal law (felony and misdemeanors). We specialize in Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law, Probate Law. We are currently accepting cases in Washington, Nowata and Osage counties. Meason & Ramsey Law has family lawyers, divorce lawyers, probate lawyers, criminal defense lawyers, DUI & DWI lawyers, co-counsel lawyers, family attorneys, divorce attorneys, probate attorneys, criminal defense attorneys, DUI & DWI attorneys and co-counsel attorneys. Marty Meason and Rodney D. Ramsey, Attorneys


Meason & Ramsey Law

515 Delaware Ave

Bartlesville, OK 74003

918-336-6300


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