Sonja R Porter’s Answers

Sonja R Porter

Oklahoma City DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Do I need a lawyer? how much money am I paying? am I going to jail/any juvenile thing? is it going to be on my record as a dui?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. John Thomas Doyle
    2. Leonard Roy Boyer
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. Sonja R Porter
    5. Douglas Wayne Jones Jr
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    1. Hire a lawyer. 2. cost? depends on the lawyer in #1. 3. depends on the court. Refer to #1. 4. depends on how you're charged. Refer to #1.

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  2. I dont have vehicle but will get one soon and want my license before then can i get it back anyways without the interlock ?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Sonja R Porter
    2. James Wesley Todd
    3. Keegan Kelley Harroz
    3 lawyer answers

    It is an unfortunate catch-22 that the legislature didn't think about: You can't reinstate without proof of interlock installed but you can't install interlock into a car you don't have. As already mentioned, the car doesn't have to be yours; just the interlock agreement. And the interlock can be transferred. So, if someone is willing to let you install it in their vehicle until you get your own, you can later transfer it.

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  3. Is there any way to fight against having to have this breathalyzer on my car for 18 months?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sonja R Porter
    2. Joseph Norwood
    3. Kevin H. Pate
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, you were given very incorrect information. Here's the deal: your revocation was only for 180 days (6 months). Under the Swezey act that went into effect November of 2011, because you refused the breath test, UPON REINSTATEMENT, you must have the interlock for 18 months as a "restriction" on your license. As a condition of reinstating your license, you must submit the reinstatement fee, the certificate from an assessor (showing you completed Victim's impact panel and DUI...

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  4. Are there any pro bono attorneys in Tulsa,o to help with dmv hearing??

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Sonja R Porter
    2. Ted Harvatin
    3. Patrick T. Donovan
    3 lawyer answers

    I don't know of any private practice attorneys who will take the case pro bono unless they have a contract to accept clients from various legal clinics, such as the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System. If you don't qualify for public defender, you will need to find some money to pay even the cheapest of lawyers. That said, as for your license, since you took a blood test, it will on depend on the results of the aclohol content. For the purposes of DPS only, your testing positive for any drug...

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  5. The breathalyzer wasn't operating i didn't refuse, i wasn't asked to take a sobriety test either, but refused the blood test?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Sonja R Porter
    2. Kevin H. Pate
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3 lawyer answers

    If the intoxilyzer (the machine for breath tests) wasn't operating or unavailable, officer may request a blood test as the state's test. Refusing it is a "refusal" that will get your license revoked. You must request a hearing (in writing) within 15 days to have any chance at not losing your license. Only then can the issues about the machine and tests be evaluated. Not sure what you mean by "sobriety test." If you mean the field tests (walk in a line, stand on one foot, etc) officers are...

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  6. Why would an attorney on your site answer a question with implications?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sonja R Porter
    2. John Douglas Lloyd
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    3 lawyer answers

    First, I read the answers. He answered the question in the same manner it was posed. You used the word "you" in referring to person whose hair was in question and he responded in like kind. Second, as already answered here, your question is not a legal one, but a scientific one. The answers given were by attorneys who have had clients take such drug tests who were kind enough to give you an honest and realistic answer based on what they have seen. Third, the attorneys who answer...

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  7. I am on probation in Tulsa County for a DUI and was arrested in Norman for a PI, will my probation officer find out?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Sonja R Porter
    1 lawyer answer

    If you were arrested, booked and processed by Norman Police Department there is a good chance that the arrest is on your OSBI record. The fact that Norman Municipal Court is not a court of record makes no difference. Your arrest record is a record of arrests maintained by OSBI and accessible by your probation officer. That said, he will only know about it if he checks your record. Most typically check as a person is coming off of probation. There is always a chance the arrest does not get...

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  8. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER I LOSE A MOTION TO SUPRESS? many of my rights were violated.what can i ask the jury to consider?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Sonja R Porter
    2. Matthew Oberlin Williams
    3. Leonard Roy Boyer
    4. Christopher Lee Beck
    4 lawyer answers

    "He who represents himself has a fool for a client." A saying every lawyer knows. Get a lawyer. In the meantime, to answer your questions: get ready for trial. See, a motion to suppress isn't about whether a cop is lying or not. (basic first year law student stuff). When a motion to suppress is filed by the defense, the judge must review the evidence in light most favorable to the State and assume it is believable. Why? because his job is to review Legal issues, not factual issues....

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  9. Can they upgrade my Public Intox to a DUI after I've been to court and plead not guilty to the PI charge?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Debra Joan Cheatham Reece
    3. Sonja R Porter
    3 lawyer answers

    I've seen it happen - as it happened to a client of mine who was only arrested for public intox but the DA's office charged it as a DUI. Fortunately, client knew to hire an attorney and I was ready to challenge his lack of a chance to have a test when the DA agreed and went back to the PI. Procedurally, charges can be refiled up until there has been a trial or if you've pled guilty to it. However, since it appears the PI was charged, good chance it will likely stay that way. But you...

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  10. My brother is on SSI; has ankle monitor, probation, fines/costs fees, not to mention rent, etc. Any way to get fees waived?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sonja R Porter
    2. Kevin H. Pate
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    Fees and costs don't get waived, but depending on the terms of his probation, a court can grant that the various fees be staggered. He should consult with legal aid of other legal clinic if he can't afford a local lawyer.

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