"I know what to look for and how to defend against it."
- Former Special Municipal Judge for the City of Oklahoma City Municipal Court
- Trained in the "Roadside Tests" -DWI/SFST Practitioners Course -Trained in Standard Field Sobriety Tests by National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) - the same training law enforcement receives.
- Advanced Training in "Roadside Tests" - ARIDE Course - Trained in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement - the same training law enforcement receives
- Breath Test Training - Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator - trained to operate the breath test instrument - the same training law enforcement receive
- Blood Test Training (toxicology) - Forensic Chromatography [Axion Labs/American Chemical Society] - trained to operate a gas chromatograph (the instrument OSBI uses to analyze blood samples for alcohol)
- Presenter to the Oklahoma Bar Association on Field Sobriety Testing
- Presenter to the Oklahoma Bar Association on Stop to Arrest
- Presenter to the Oklahoma Bar Association on Social Media Ethics and DUI
- DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) - Founding Member
- National College For DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) - General Member
- Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA) - Member
A Few Examples of the Types of Seminars Alan Attends:
- 2012 Summer Session Graduate – Held at Harvard Law by National College For DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD)
- 2014 Mastering Scientific Evidence – New Orleans by National College For DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD)
- 2014 Forensic Chromatography (blood testing for ethanol on actual chromatograph) – Chicago at Axion Labs in conjunction with American Chemical Society
- 2015 Science As Your Best Defense II – Learning to Teach Juries and Judges the Science and Law of Blood and Breath a Testing – Atlanta by National College For DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD)
- 2017 Intensive Breath Testing Workshop, Scottsdale AZ
Simply put, Alan is thorough.
Your driving privileges are important to you as well. There are defenses, and... many pitfalls most attorneys aren't aware of. Alan will represent you at your license hearing at DPS and appeal and exhaust all civil remedies in preserving your license. He is frequently called on by other attorneys for advice on how to navigate DPS and win.
After hours or on holidays contact me at 405-919-0806. During office hours, contact me at 405-232-3450 and ask for Alan. I look forward to meeting with you.
You May Be Wondering...
What are the penalties for a first DUI / APC arrest?
- How much does a DUI cost? And a good DUI lawyer?
- Will I lose my license and get a blow device in my car from a DUI in Oklahoma?
- What do you do? What should I expect? Will I get jail time?
- Can you tell if my blood was drawn correctly?
- Can I get it expunged? Do you do expungements?
- Do you represent against gun (2nd Amendment) charges?
- Do you defend against ABLE?
More About Alan
Alan's training provides big benefits to his clients. Alan is a member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA), and others. He knows how to perform SFST (roadside tests) and has taught on the subject, is trained in ARIDE(Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving) that most troopers are trained in, and in how to operate intoxilyzers (breath test). He represents clients at their driver's license hearings and in court. He has received numerous DUI dismissals across the state and has DUI trial experience. His motions and negotiations with prosecutors frequently result in the suppression of evidence and dismissals or reduction in charges.
A large focus of his practice includes finding ways to suppress test results where blood was tested for alcohol content. Alan is intimately familiar with the requirements for approval of crime laboratories testing blood samples using the Gas Chromatograph. He has done extensive research in this area in preparation for attacks on blood tests done by crime laboratories operated by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).
Although the emphasis is in winning DUI cases, he also fights other drivers license matters. For example, he prevailed against the TSA in obtaining a wavier for a CDL operator concerning a mandatory hazardous materials endorsement, and kept his client driving.
Alan attended law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree in 2006. While there he competed on the ATLA Student Trial Advocacy Team and drafted appellate briefs for the Oklahoma Attorney General - Criminal Appeals Division.
Alan is an avid hiker. He spends his free time with his children.
Areas of Practice:
- DUI- Drugs
- Driver's License Matters ; CDL Truck Driver Representation
- DUI Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide
- Public Intoxication
- Criminal Defense
- 2nd Amendment / Gun Charges / Self Defense
Bar Admissions and Associations:
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- DUI Defense Lawyers Association
- National College For DUI Defense, Inc.
- Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Oklahoma City University School of Law, Juris Doctor - 2006
More About the Practice
When you hire Alan, you won't be handed over to an associate. He'll handle your case and return your phone calls. That's important. He's serious about defense, DUI is what we do. This approach requires him to limit the number of clients so you get the attention you bargained for.
Our founding attorney, Alan R. Woodland, has successfully defended numerous motorists arrested for DUI, driver's license issues and alcohol and drug related charges. He not only understands Oklahoma DUI law, but also understands the science behind the toxicology tests used to support DUI prosecutions. His deep knowledge, training and experience enable him to find shortcomings in the evidence, including lapses in police procedures, errors in conducting field sobriety or chemical tests, as well as mechanical defects in the Intoxilyzer 8000 or other machines used to measure intoxicants in blood or breath.
He approaches each case first by considering if a dismissal is possible and whether a reduction in charges can be negotiated. If a plea agreement or trial are the best options, the goal is to achieve the best outcome possible.