Criminal Defense Attorneys in Stillwater, OK

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Misdemeanor DUI's In Stillwater

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in the state of Oklahoma. If a judge convicts you, you face a revoked driver's license, expensive penalties & fines, but most severe is a jail sentence. What happened when you were arrested? Did you comply with the police officer's request to blow in a breathalyzer? What reason was provided by the police officer as to the reason you were pulled over? Was the breathalyzer working properly when administered? There are a host of questions that our Stillwater DUI attorneys can answer for you. You need to know your rights under the law.

It is of urgent need that you call an attorney immediately to represent you in this criminal matter. Our experienced Stillwater DUI attorneys understand the legal process you are getting ready to incur. There will be fines and penalties assessed by a judge for your particular legal matter which is why it is so important to have an attorney that can fight for your justice. Our DUI attorneys will educate you on what your rights are under Oklahoma law, and how they can help fight for you.

BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration)

The BAC is the legal limit for drunken driving is 0.08%. However, a police officer may choose to arrest a driver with a BAC below .08%. You can be charged with Driving While Intoxicated (a lesser form of DUI) if your BAC is 0.05% or above.  Additionally, if you are under the age of 21, you can be arrested for DUI even if your BAC is lower than 0.08%. 

Ball Morse Lowe has been fighting on behalf of DUI clients for many years. For a free consultation call 405-701-5355.

Types of Criminal Cases We Handle


How do I choose a criminal defense lawyer?
    • Experience, credentials, and past client success is where you should start. You need to make sure your lawyer is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma, and they are in good standing with the Oklahoma Bar Association. You also want to make sure your lawyer is responsive and communicative so you are informed of your case. 
How can I find a good criminal defense attorney?
    • Referrals from friends, family, and colleagues are a great way to find a defense attorney. Research online to see websites, reviews, and social media channels. The goal is to find a trustworthy attorney that has your best interests in mind to result in the best possible outcome for your legal matter. 
How can my criminal charges get dismissed?
    • The process to have your criminal charges dismissed is a complex process that is contingent on your legal matter. We highly recommend that you consult with an experienced criminal lawyer. 
Can I have my criminal record sealed or expunged?
    • Yes. Criminal expungement in Oklahoma is the legal process by which a person can have their criminal record sealed or erased from public view.
What is the main objective of criminal law?
    • The main objective of a criminal law attorney is to provide legal representation and advocacy for people who have been accused of committing a crime to make sure they receive legal representation resulting in a fair trial and the best possible outcome.
How long does a criminal case typically take?
    • Generally, a criminal misdemeanor DUI case can last several months to a year. Court appearances and arraignments will generally take place a few weeks after the arrest.

Experience Makes The Difference

Penalties for DUI convictions:

  • First-time DUI conviction is up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
  • Second-time DUI conviction is punishable by 1-5 years in prison with a fine of up to $2,500
  • Third-time DUI conviction is punishable by 1-10 years in prison with a fine of up to $5,000

What to Expect

DUI's can be expensive and life altering. However, most DUI cases can be settled without ever having to go to trial. It is paramount for you to engage with an experienced DUI attorney that can help you navigate through an emotional experience. 

Driving While Impaired (DWI)
A person is driving while impaired when there is evidence that there was, at the time of the test, an alcohol concentration in excess of five-hundredths (0.05) but less than eight-hundredths (0.08). However, no person shall be convicted of driving while impaired in the absence of additional evidence that the person’s ability to operate such vehicle was affected by alcohol to the extent that the public health and safety was threatened or that the person had violated a state statute or local ordinance in the operation of the motor vehicle

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
A person is driving under the influence when they drive, operate, or are in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state, whether upon public roads, highways, streets, turnpikes, other public places or upon any private road, street, alley or lane which provides access to one or more single or multi-family dwellings, who:

  • Has a blood or breath alcohol concentration, as defined in 47 O.S. § 756, of eight-hundredths (0.08) or more at the time of a test of such person’s blood or breath administered within two (2) hours after the arrest of such person;
  • Is under the influence of alcohol;
  • Has any amount of a Schedule I chemical or controlled substance, as defined in 63 O.S. §2-204, or one of its metabolites or analogs in the person’s blood, saliva, urine or any other bodily fluid at the time of a test of such person’s blood, saliva, urine or any other bodily fluid administered within two (2) hours after the arrest of such person;
  • Is under the influence of any intoxicating substance other than alcohol which may render such person incapable of safely driving or operating a motor vehicle; or
  • Is under the combined influence of alcohol and any other intoxicating substance which may render such person incapable of safely driving or operating a motor vehicle.

The fact that any person is or has been lawfully entitled to use alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance or any other intoxicating substance shall not constitute a defense against any charge of driving under the influence.

Ball Morse Lowe has been fighting on behalf of DUI victims for many years. We know how the state will prepare its case, the techniques it will use and the arguments it will make. Our Stillwater DUI lawyers have the knowledge, skill and experience needed to challenge and rebut the claims made by the insurance companies.

In a DUI case, experience makes all of the difference.


Criminal Expungement

In the state of Oklahoma, the law allows you to seal your arrest or court record so the public does not have access to your information. An arrest record can follow you around for years hurting your employment chances, the opportunity to purchase a home, etc. Under Oklahoma law there are two types of expungement:

  1. Section 18 expungement - A person can expunge their entire arrest record.
  2. Section 991(c) expungement - A person who received a deferred sentence to expunge the the pleas\, and have the disposition of their case updated to show that the case has been dismissed. The disposition will say, "pled not guilty, case dismissed." However, a 991(c) expungement will not expunge the arrest record.

- Oklahoma State bureau of Investigation

What to Expect

Criminal expungements can be confusing and costly. It is important that you find the right attorney who can guide you through the process to make sure the legal matter is handled properly. 

  • What information will you need to file the expungement? 
  • What if I need to have multiple arrests expunged?
  • How long does the process take for an expungement?
  • What does my future look like with a clean record? 

Our Stillwater DUI attorneys are waiting to take your call. For a free initial consultation with a Stillwater criminal lawyer at Ball Morse Lowe, PLLC, call 405-701-5355.

Serving clients throughout Oklahoma, including Stillwater, Oklahoma City, Norman, and Edmond.


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The attorneys at Ball Morse Lowe have built a respected reputation over the decades for providing sophisticated counsel in complex oil, gas, and energy law matters, business law cases, transactions, estate planning, and family law matters. We take pride in assisting individuals and families with their legal concerns. Personable and responsive, our lawyers craft documents and develop strategies tailored to each client's unique goals and needs.

Ball Morse Lowe PLLC is committed to providing excellent service and sound solutions to our clients in a cost-effective manner. From our offices in Norman, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Stillwater, Frisco, and Denver, our attorneys provide services throughout the Oklahoma City, DFW, and Denver Metros and in other states, including Texas, North Dakota, Ohio, Colorado, California, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

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Ball Morse Lowe is a recognized law firm that serves clients across Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado.

Our lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of practice areas, including family law, estate planning, litigation, real estate, oil, gas and energy, business & commercial, and much more.

Our firm is devoted to providing each client with all the resources of a large firm but with the individualized attention of a small practice. Unlike many other firms, we have the ability to conduct investigations, hire expert witnesses, and utilize cutting-edge technology to help you build the strongest case possible.

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