The Oklahoma City Law firm, Burton Law Group, P.C., was founded by the Late Lew Gravitt in 1992. Today, the firm is the people’s choice for personal injury attorneys, social security attorneys, and workers compensation attorneys. The firm serves all of Oklahoma and has offices in Oklahoma City, Walters, and Tulsa.

There are many attorneys in Oklahoma City but our firm gives every case the attention it deserves. You are not just another case in our office but rather someone we will treat like a family member. We will work tirelessly to pursue the benefits you are entitled to and we remain accessible throughout your case. Whether you have a car accident, social security disability claim, or workers compensation claim, we are here to help. People choose our law firm over others because we are extremely passionate about pursuing the rights of our clients – and about pursuing the maximum compensation possible under the law. We approach the case in a very personal manner. We talk to our clients, answer their questions and keep them updated throughout the legal process. Passion for Oklahoma City and the people who make it a great place to live.

Burton Law Group can provide services in a broad range of areas:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bankruptcy
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Workers Compensation
  • Boat Accidents
  • Employment Law
  • On the Job Injuries
  • Social Security Disability
  • Wrongful Death

We’re also passionate about our town, Oklahoma City, and the people who make Oklahoma a great place to live. Naturally, we are keen to pursue the rights of our people. We will always answer any questions you have regarding your case and utilize our resources to obtain the best outcome possible for you.

In 2016, our firm was instrumental in helping undo a great injustice passed into law at the request of a few irresponsible employers. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the Opt Out Act on September 13, 2016, as an unconstitutional special law. Dillard’s department store opted out of the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Act when it became lawful to do so on February 1, 2014. Subsequently, many injured workers were denied benefits that would have otherwise been due under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Employers were allowed to deny claims and if the employee sought an appeal the appeal was decided by Dillard’s much like the fox watching the hen house.

Though there are no guarantees, with the Burton Law Group, P.C., you can be confident that you have a capable and tenacious law firm at your side. We will devote our time, dedication, and all the resources necessary to pursue the best possible outcome for you.

Phone (800) 257-5533(800) 257-5533 for a free consultation with an Oklahoma City injury lawyer from The Burton Law Group, P.C.

duiPart One

When you go out for entertainment or dinner, do you consume alcoholic drinks? Many people do, and of course, a designated driver is always a good idea. If you are pulled over, it doesn’t take much alcohol to be over the legal limit.

In Oklahoma, if your blood alcohol level is 0.8 or higher, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle. If you do so, and you are caught, you will be charged with Driving Under the Influence. We’ll explain what this means and what can happen. Some people do not know that if your blood alcohol level is 5.0 or higher, you could be charged with Driving While Impaired. In either case, a prosecutor will do his or her best to prove that your ability to drive safely and properly was affected by alcohol consumption.

Another law we have in Oklahoma is the Implied Consent Law. This means that if you are pulled over and an officer asks you to submit to one or more chemical alcohol tests, you are supposed to, and fully expected to, submit to those tests. If you refuse, you are violating the Implied Consent Law and this means substantial penalties.

Penalties for a first offiense in these cases are lighter than for repeat offenders. If you haven’t been convicted of a DUI or Impaired Driving in the past 10 years, you will be considered a first time offender. Note: Upon being charged with DUI (upon being arrested), your driver’s license is automatically revoked. No exceptions. Oklahoma is one of 42 states that implements immediate confiscation of your license at the scene.

Later you may be found not guilty of the DUI but that doesn’t change the revocation. In some cases, an offender is able to get the revocation changed to limited driving privileges (for ex. commuting to work only), with ignition interlock restriction. This equipment directly connects you to the monitoring body and ensures you do not drive anywhere other than permitted, with absolutely no alcohol in your system.

Note that someone having their license taken will be given a 15-day grace period during which you are able to drive. This “grace period” gives the person 15 days to challenge their case. Not all DUI cases lead to conviction. Sometimes a case can successfully be contested, typically (and wisely) through the use of an experienced attorney.

In our personal injury practice, we see the results of impaired and drunk driving, as well as distracted driving (cell phone use being the top offender). We share the information on Oklahoma’s driving laws to help you understand them and follow them, keeping our roads safer for all who use them. Next time, in Part Two of this subject, we will share more information about DUI and Speeding Laws and penalties in our state.

About Burton Law Group

Our legal team brings you a wealth of experience in car accident, social security disability, workers compensation and employment cases. We can also handle bankruptcies for businesses and individuals.

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