Oklahoma prison inmate accused of running drug ring

A 33-year-old man incarcerated in an Oklahoma corrections facility has been charged with running a methamphetamine and heroin distribution network from his prison cell. A federal grand jury indicted the man on multiple drug and conspiracy charges on June 4. The man...

OHP says one-vehicle crash was alcohol related

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Stephens County man was intoxicated when he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed on the night of May 26. Initial reports indicate that the 59-year-old Duncan man’s Ford F250 rolled over about four times after leaving the...

An overview of what happens at an arraignment

Individuals who are taken into custody for drunk driving will likely need to attend an initial court hearing. This proceeding is referred to as an arraignment, during which an individual will hear exactly what he or she has been charged with. The judge will also give...

Chemical testing remains an important part of DUI law

As soon as the State of Oklahoma outlawed driving under the influence of marijuana, questions about marijuana testing became extremely important. Inadequate marijuana testing procedures can make DUI marijuana cases especially complex. Anyone charged with a DUI...

Understanding blood alcohol content

When a police officer believes that a person is driving under the influence of alcohol, the officer may opt to test that person's blood alcohol content, or BAC. In the state of Oklahoma, the legal BAC is 0.08%, but it should be noted that the effects of alcohol can be...

The process of obtaining bail

If a person is arrested for a DUI in Oklahoma, they'll likely be taken to a local jail. That person might be able to secure freedom by paying a fee. The amount of the fee will either be determined by a set schedule or other factors a judge deems relevant. For...