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A few of

Mr. Sifers' Recently

Published

Articles

listed below

Defending DUI

Cases:

A Few Basics for Beginners

Q & A, The Newsletter for the OBA Criminal Law Section

 

Spring 2004

 

DUI/APC Law:

A Specialty Area of Law

 

Q & A, The Newsletter for the OBA Criminal Law Section

Spring 2004

The Trilogy:

Houston, Justus & Fenimore

 

The Gauntlet, The Law Journal of The Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,

 

Fall 2003

2003 Legislative Update on DUI & Related Law:  They Have Been at it Again!

The Gauntlet, The Law Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Summer 2003

HICKS v. STATE:

"What the

 Legislature Really Meant ..."

 

The Gauntlet, The Law Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 

 

Summer 2003

Ethical Considerations

in DUI Cases:

Simple Cases

that are not

So Simple

 

The Gauntlet, The Law Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,

 

Spring 2002

Fletcher v. State of Oklahoma ex rel. Department of Public Safety:  The Parking Lot Issue Arises Again!

The Gauntlet, The Law Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,

Spring 2004

The Intoxilyzer 5000-D

"Self Diagnostic"

 

The Gauntlet, The Law Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,

 

Summer 2004

 

A Lesson in

Voir Dire

 

Q & A

The Newsletter

for the

OBA Criminal Law Section

Vol. 3, Issue 2

 

Page 22

March-April

2005

 

Response to

Peggy Tobin's

Retrograde

Extrapolation

Article

 

Q & A

The Newsletter

for the

OBA Criminal Law Section

Vol. 3, Issue 2

 

Page 20

March-April

2005

 

The Guth 2100

Simulator:

 

The Phoenix Raises From the Ashes

The Gauntlet, the Law Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Spring 2005

 

The Continuing

 

GUTH 2100 Saga

The Oklahoma Criminal Defense Weekly Newsletter

August 1, 2005

 

DUI Refusal:

Jury Instructions

The Gauntlet, The Law Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,

Fall, 2005

 

DUI JURY TRIALS:

More on Refusal Jury Instructions

The Gauntlet, The Law Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,

Spring 2006

 

Cato v. State:

Jury Instructions on Refusal of the Chemical Test -

The Court got part of it right

The Gauntlet, The Law Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,

Spring 2007


 

Attorney at Law

 

FORMER REGENT

NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR

DUI DEFENSE


401 N Hudson Ave, 2nd Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

405-232-3388     405-232-5144

 

1-877-ATTY DUI


Email:charles@siferslaw.com

 

 

BOARD CERTIFIED

in the

American Bar Association's

Specialty area of

DUI Defense

by the

National College for DUI Defense

 

Oklahoma’s 1st Attorney

to EVER receive this certification!

 

Known for his innovative and solid approaches in the defense of his clients, Mr. Sifers is considered by the prosecutors with whom (and police alike) he deals as an EXTREMELY formidable, if not dangerous, adversary. Bringing an UNMATCHED combination of training, knowledge, and experience to bear for his clients, Mr. Sifers has few, IF ANY, peers in the State of Oklahoma in the defense of persons arrested for, and charged with, DUI or APC. Respected by Judges, defense and prosecuting attorneys, and police officers alike, Mr. Sifers is considered by most of these as Oklahoma's most knowledgeable attorney on DUI and chemical testing. A consultant to several other attorneys - including prosecutors - on dozens of cases, Mr. Sifers' advice is sought on almost a daily basis from attorneys throughout Oklahoma and OTHER States on DUI law, driver's license issues, and/or breath or blood tests.

Mr. Sifers was elected to the Board of Regents of the National College for DUI Defense on July 26, 2000, and served until May, 2005.  Mr. Sifers, being the FIRST Regent in the U.S. to ever sit for, and pass, the Board Certification Test, by the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), previously served as Co-Chair on the Certification Testing Committee. It was during his 2003-04 tenure as Co-Chair of this Committee that the American Bar Association (ABA) recognized

DUI DEFENSE as a "Specialty"

area of Law.  And, when Mr. Sifers sat for, and passed, the Board Certification Test by the NCDD, he became the FIRST attorney in the state of Oklahoma to become BOARD CERTIFIED in DUI Defense under this ABA specialization area of law!! 

In 1996, Mr. Sifers became the FIRST DEFENSE ATTORNEY in Oklahoma to receive CERTIFICATION & FORMAL TRAINING as an Operator on these Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test machines. Until 2000, he was the ONLY such qualified defense attorney. In that year, the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence (the Oklahoma State agency over these machines) held it's first class for Certification of NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT Operators and Supervisors. Mr. Sifers was one of only four persons in that class.

He is one of a VERY SMALL group of persons in Oklahoma that is not connected to Law Enforcement who is Certified by the State of Oklahoma as both an Operator and a Maintenance Supervisor on the Intoxilyzer 5000-D (Oklahoma's evidential Intoxilyzer model). And, two of those persons are in his office! Mr. Sifers, also, owns four (4) Intoxilyzer 5000 breath machines which is likely more than any other law office in the United States - and more than MANY cities - own!

Mr. Sifers has been awarded certification in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as both an Administrator of these tests AND a Trainer of other persons to become Administrators. Of the persons in Oklahoma with these certifications who are NOT in law enforcement, two (2) of those are in his office. He is a graduate of Drug Recognition Training ("DRE"). Of the persons in Oklahoma with THAT certification who are NOT in law enforcement, two (2) of those are, ALSO, in his office. 

Mr. Sifers has, for the past decade, has attended or spoken at more Continuing Legal Education Seminars on the topic of DUI Defense than any other single attorney in Oklahoma. He has taught other lawyers on the topic of DUI Defense at seminars in fourteen (14) States and Foreign Countries. Of course, he also provides these seminars to lawyers in Oklahoma many times each year.

Mr. Sifers is the current Co-Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") Committee for Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Sifers currently is serving on the Board of Directors for this organization. He previously served in this same position for Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also the Co-Chairman of the CLE Committee for the Criminal Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Mr. Sifers’ Law Office is located in Oklahoma City, where his practice is almost exclusively dedicated to representing persons charged with alcohol related traffic offenses throughout that state. He has represented more than 2,500 of these cases . . and counting.

Mr. Sifers served as a consultant to the Department of Public Safety on Alcohol & Drug Substance Courses ("DUI Schools") in 1978. His recommended curriculum is STILL used as the state-approved guideline for the material taught in these courses today. As a DUI School Instructor, he taught over 20,000 persons these courses from 1979 to 1994. He is a regular speaker at most of the annual update courses for DUI School Instructors. Mr. Sifers is a former Probation Officer for the City of Oklahoma City.

And, Mr. Sifers has NEVER been a prosecutor! Unlike some attorneys who seem to take pride in having been a former prosecutor, Mr. Sifers is proud that he has NEVER spent one second of his legal career trying to put anyone in jail! Every day of his legal career has been spent in DEFENDING those accused, not anything else.  SifersLaw is 100% Defense - 100% of the time.

No other attorney in Oklahoma has the knowledge, experience, training, and credentials that Mr. Sifers can bring to your defense in a DUI or APC case. None.

 

TEACHING AGENDA

Mr. Sifers has taught literally 1,000's of OTHER lawyers throughout the nation about defending DUI cases. He has taught in 14 different states and/or foreign countries.

For just a FEW recent examples of teaching other lawyers DUI defense, click on the RED links below:

  • National College for DUI Defense:  Held at Harvard - 2001
  • National College for DUI Defense:  Kauai - 2001
  • Oklahoma City & County Bar Associations (No Links Available)
  • Criminal Law Institute:  Missouri - 2000
  • Oklahoma Bar Annual Convention - 2001
  • National College for DUI Defense:  Held at Harvard - 2002
  • Criminal Law Institute:  Missouri - 2002
  • National College for DUI Defense (Winter): San Antonio - 2003
  • National College for DUI Defense (Summer):  Held at Harvard - 2003
  • Missouri Bar Assn/Missouri Assn.Criminal Defense Lawyers-June, 2003
  • Kansas Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Kansas-March, 2002
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn-Austin,Texas-April, 2002
  • Oklahoma Municipal Judges Conference - Tulsa, April, 2002
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Kansas -May,2002
  • NACDL's DUI Seminar, Chemical Tests- Las Vegas, NV,Oct.2002
  • California DUI Deuce Defenders - San Francisco, CA - August, 2002

  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers - September, 2002

  • Strategies in Handling DWI & DUI Cases in Ohio - Columbus, Oct. 2002

  • University of Mississippi - Jackson, Mississippi - October, 2002

  • Okla. Univ. College of Law/Criminal Defense Institute - Norman - June, 2003

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. - Top Gun DWI - Houston - August 2003

  • Oklahoma & Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn(s) - Sept. 2003
  • NACDL's DUI Conference - Las Vegas, NV - Oct. 2003
  • Oklahoma Bar Assn Annual Meeting - Oklahoma City, November, 2003
  • Oklahoma & Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn(s) - Dec. 2003
  • Nat'l College For DUI Defense (Winter Regent Duties):  San Diego, CA - Jan. 2004
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn.:  February & April, 2004
  • Criminal Defense Institute:  Tulsa, OK, June, 2004
  • Solo & Small Firm Conference, Oklahoma Bar Assn., June 2004
  • National College for DUI Defense:  July, 2004 - held at Harvard Law School
  • Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn.:  October 2004
  • NACDL's DUI Conference (Regent Duties) - Las Vegas, NV - Oct. 2004
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Conference:  November 2004
  • Nat'l College for DUI Defense (Winter College-Regent Duties) Jan.2005, New Orleans
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers-Mastering Scientific Evidence:  April 2005, Dallas
  • Missouri Bar Association-Washington University, St. Louis, MO:  June 2005
  • Boiling Springs Institute:  September, 2005
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Conference:  November, 2005
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn - Advanced DWI Seminar:

    San Antonio, Texas - November, 2005

  • Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn - March, 2006

  • Oklahoma Bar Association - DUI Seminar - April, 2006

  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association & National College for DUI Defense, April, 2006

  • Oklahoma Municipal Counselor's Assn - April, 2006

  • Oklahoma Bar Assn, Criminal Law Section (Planner), 1st Annual Forensic Seminar-April '06

  • 2006 Summer Judicial Workshop - "DUI Primer for Judges:  Impaired Driving Case Fundamentals", Oklahoma City, OK, July 2006

  • 4th Annual DWI Symposium, Missouri Bar Association and Missouri Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers, July 2006

  • Oklahoma Bar Ass'n - Criminal Law Section - 2nd Annual Oklahoma Forensic Academy (Moderator & Planner) - Oklahoma City - April 2007

Future Teaching Agenda:

        Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers             Association - San Antonio, Texas - November, 2007

 

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Memberships &
   Certifications

Memberships

 

Former Regent

National College for

DUI Defense

 

Member

National College for DUI Defense

 

Board of Directors

Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

(www.occdla.org)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Oklahoma Bar Association

Member

"Criminal Law Section"

American Bar Association

American Trial

Lawyers Association

 

 

Former Board of Directors

Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Certifications

BOARD CERTIFIED

by the

National College

 for

DUI Defense

State Certified Operator & Supervisor, Intoxilyzer 5000-D

Certified Trainer/Administrator of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST)

Graduate

Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Alcohol, Drugs, & Highway Safety Testing Research & Litigation

 

Graduate

Complete Blood/Urine Training Course. Tahoe, Nevada, 1998

 

Graduate

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training

 

Owner

Four (4) Intoxilyzer 5000-D Breath Machines

 

TEN (10) time Graduate/Instructor of "Mastering Scientific Evidence",

Atlanta, Georgia

and/or

Dallas, Texas

 

Graduate / Instructor

Eight (8) time Graduate of NCDD's Annual DUI Trial  College held at Harvard Law School

 

 

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Attorney at Law

Oklahoma Indigent Defense System (OIDS) Recognized "EXPERT"

State Certified Operator & Supervisor, Intoxilyzer 5000-D

Certified Trainer/Administrator of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) by NHTSA

Graduate of Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training

MEMBER

 

Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

 

MEMBER

 

Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

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