At the Worden Law Firm, we represent clients that have been charged with an Actual Physical Control charge, which is commonly referred to as APC. An APC charge happens when you have control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or are intoxicated above the legal limit. Having possession of the keys, waiting in the parking lot inside your car, or pulling off to the side of the road while intoxicated are examples of an APC situation.
APC charges are serious and need to be handled by a lawyer who has years of experience representing clients accused of this crime. Our attorneys have over two decades of combined experience, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to win cases for our clients that have been charged with an APC offense in Oklahoma. Here are some common questions we have received from former clients:
How Is An APC Charge Different From A DUI?
An APC charge differs from a DUI charge in that you do not have to be operating the motor vehicle to be charged. Due to the severity of this charge, it is crucial to have a qualified APC defense attorney who understands Oklahoma law.
What Are The Penalties For APC In Oklahoma?
Penalties for an APC are similar to those of a DUI. First-time offenders could be charged with a misdemeanor with a range of punishment of 10 days to 1 year in jail and up to $1000 fine. Those with a prior APC or DUI could face stricter penalties. In addition to a higher fine, the person convicted could spend time in prison and even face a felony charge.
What Does An APC Defense Attorney Do?
An APC defense lawyer can help you with your case in a variety of ways, including assisting with issues involving your driver's license, guiding you through the hearings process, suppression motions, and when necessary, representing you in trial. Oklahoma actual physical control cases can be complicated and having a top attorney by your side can help you get the best possible outcome for your individual case.
Contact Worden Law Firm For Your APC Case
If you have been charged with an APC then you need an experienced defense attorney to handle your case. APC penalties can be serious, and you need a top APC lawyer on your side to help you fight the charges.
Andrea Worden has earned the accolades of her peers and the reputation of being a tenacious defense attorney. She has been awarded the Super Lawyers title multiple years in a row, an award only given to the top 5% of attorneys who have been nominated by their peers. She consistently gets positive results for her clients in the courtroom.
Contact the attorneys at Worden Law Firm to discuss your case today. We can schedule a free consultation to discuss what your best next steps are.