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.

DUI AND DRIVING LAWS AND PENALTIES IN OKLAHOMA

Part 2 of a 2-part series

Driving Under the Influence

duiAs an Oklahoma injury attorney, we see all too often what alcohol can do to damage vehicles and property, injure people, and ruin lives. We encourage the Oklahoma City community to act responsibly and drive safely. When you drink and drive, or even text and drive, you don’t just risk your own life. You risk the lives of other innocent people on the road with you.

In a previous article, we discussed DUI. This article continues the topic. In Oklahoma, you can be convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if your blood alcohol level is found to be .08 or higher. You can be convicted of Impaired Driving if your blood alcohol level is .05 to .07. Refusing to submit to the blood alcohol test is a crime, and there are significant penalties. Often, people hire DUI lawyers to fight these cases. If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, it is highly recommended to consult with an injury attorney who has handled these types of cases.

First Offense

When you are arrested for DUI, even if your first offense, your drivers license is automatically revoked. Your DUI will be considered a first offense if you have not had an alcohol-related offense in ten years. You do have 15 days to contest the revocation, through the Department of Public Safety.

Penalties

So what are the penalties you face for drinking and driving? If found guilty of Impaired Driving (.05 to .079), first offense, penalties are:

$100 to $500 fine

up to 6 months in jail

30-day suspension of your driver’s license

If found guilty of Driving Under the Influence, first offense, penalties are:

  1. $1,000 fine
  2. 10 days to 1 year in jail
  3. 180-day suspension of your driver’s license

Aggravated Driving

You may have never heard of Aggravated Driving. This is another serious offense. When your BAC (blood alcohol content) is .15 or more, you can be charged with Aggravated Driving and this carries stronger penalties than DUI. You’ll face fines, possible jail time, and suspension of your license. But you can also be given an Ignition Interlock requirement.

Ignition Interlock is a system that keeps you in compliance by checking your blood alcohol level when you are ready to start your vehicle. If your BAC is over the preset level, your vehicle will not start.

Now, what if there was a child in the vehicle when someone receives a DUI or Aggravated Driving charge? Their trouble is magnified. Driving under the influence with a child in your car can result in a Child Endangerment charge – bringing fines up to $5000 and as many as 4 years in jail.

As you can see, how you drive and how careful you are is extremely important. Making one bad decision can hurt you for the rest of your life, and affects your family and those who love you. At our law firm, we encourage everyone to utilize taxi cabs and designated drivers. Put safety first.

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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