Checkpoints April 6

Posted by Alan Woodland | Apr 05, 2016 | 0 Comments Your Information: 1. Be respectful2. You can use your Right to Remain Silent3. You're not required to take the roadside tests (including the handheld breath) and it's very unlikely you'll do well on them if you try [I'm trained in them and don't do ...


Posted by Alan Woodland | Feb 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The driver needs a good attorney. There are many factors at play. For example, was the medication at a level that caused impairment? How do we know? Is the investigating deputy trained in detecting drug vs. alcohol impairment vs. any number of other conditions? Perhaps this was an unfortunate acc...

Something Smells Fishy

Posted by Alan Woodland | Feb 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

The beer batter defense It was a valiant attempt. The driver had been eating beer battered fish and only scored a .06 on the breath test... definitely not over the limit or impaired. However, with multiple dui arrests in the past, he was under a driving restriction which permitted only a .02.Rea...

NYE Checkpoints Expected

Posted by Alan Woodland | Dec 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Drive Sober Get Pulled Over Campaign This image was taken from  @okcountysheriff. Oklahoma County Sheriff announces DUI Checkpoints on December 31.  Follow them here., the state has also provided a map to all active "checkpoints". Find it ...

Red Lights For Christmas

Posted by Alan Woodland | Dec 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The following is an image taken from the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office twitter feed this morning: Oklahoma County Sheriff announces "Red Lights For Christmas".  Follow them here., the state has also provided a map to all active "checkpoints". ...

Lashes Penalty for Home Brew

Posted by Alan Woodland | Nov 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

350 is the number of lashes one is sentenced to receive if caught brewing wine in-home in Saudi Arabia. Read the story below: UK man who 'faced Saudi lashing' over alcohol returns home...

Vampire "State" Begins Halloween Weekend

Posted by Alan Woodland | Oct 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Your Consent is not Needed. Effective November 1, 2015 an expanded Oklahoma DUI law goes into effect. Law enforcement can now ask a judge to issue a warrant to obtain a blood sample from a driver suspected of driving under the influence. This applies IF the driver refuses a request for a breath t...

Checkpoints This Weekend - 10/17/2015

Posted by Alan Woodland | Oct 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Call Me If Someone You Know Is Arrested Here is the link : law enforcement will attempt an arrest based on an "odor" of an alcoholic beverage - alone. If you know your limits, have a plan to get safely home, and know the law you should be fine thi...

Lane Change

Posted by Alan Woodland | Oct 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

Enough Blinker? City Council of Oklahoma City passed an ordinance about blinker usage. This may seem like a common sense move; unfortunately I see more enforceability conflict and a "go-to" reason to pull a car over..."No officer, I had my blinker on for .6 of a second before making the change.....

Reasonably Short Means...

Posted by Alan Woodland | Apr 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

How Long Does It Take? The Supreme Court has issued a great case that supports the 4th Amendment and traffic stops. Read more below. I'll be applying this case where needed in defense of motorists pulled over and arrested.

St. Patrick's Day Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols

Posted by Alan Woodland | Mar 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Governor announced statewide sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols will be conducted this coming week. Unfortunately she repeated the myth that it's illegal to drink and drive. And, unfortunately law enforcement will attempt an arrest based on an "odor" of an alcoholic beverage - alone....

Mistaken Odor

Posted by Alan Woodland | Feb 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

But He Was So Sure... Cop seizes boxes thinking the odor emanating from them was from illegal drugs... Unfortunately, many cops mistake(or are pressured into erring on the safe side) a vehicle driver's actions as indicators of being under the influence. At a minimum, a good DUI attorney will be ...

Drunk v. Stoned

Posted by Alan Woodland | Feb 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Which is worse when driving?

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