September 2017 Archives

Negative breath test result? We may be able to help

Even in Ponca City and other parts of Oklahoma some distance from the state's major metropolitan areas, DUI's are fairly common. Even otherwise law-abiding citizens can easily find themselves in the back of a squad car after getting pulled over following an evening of fun.

Is there any type of work accident I can't get compensation for?

As many readers of this blog recognize already, Oklahoma's workers' compensation system is considered no fault, meaning that if a Ponca City worker gets hurt on the job, then he or she can get help with medical expenses and income replacement even if he or she is partially or even almost completely responsible for an accident.

Understanding the penalties for an Oklahoma DUI charge

Most people understand that alcohol, illegal drugs and even prescription medication can lead to issues when driving. Impairment can lead to erratic driving, missing critical signs or signals and delayed reaction times. When someone chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking, everyone on the road is in increased danger as a result.

Many household items can be considered drug paraphernalia

When it comes to drug usage, many illegal substances require additional accessories to get the drug into a person's system. Depending on the drug, these accessories could be something as obvious as a syringe or as unassuming as a plastic zip top bag.

Parents arrested in connection with child's death

It is every parent's worst nightmare to have one of their children die, particularly when the death is sudden and completely unexpected. However, what makes this nightmare scenario even worse is when, after an accident or an unexplained death, the parents are eyed with suspicion, as if they were the ones at fault.

What you should know about the SSA appeals process

If you have suffered an illness or injury that prevents you from working in the Ponca City area, you may have attempted to file a claim for Social Security Benefits. Unfortunately, the application process can be very complicated and if you do not complete it properly, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will automatically deny your claim. This does not mean that you will never receive Social Security Disability benefits or that you do not suffer from a disability. Instead, what it means is that you need to try again.

What are my options if I blew over .08?

Ponca City residents and Oklahomans in the surrounding area facing drunk driving charges may have the misconception that, if they were caught driving and wound up blowing over a .08 blood alcohol content on a Breathalyzer or other certified testing device, they have no real options and should just plead guilty and take their punishment.