Oklahoma DUI Book Authors
DO THE GUYS WHO WROTE THIS BOOK KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT?
Meet the Authors
It is not the critic who counts,
not the man that points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man
who is actually in the arena;
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly,
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows the great enthusiasms,
the great devotions, and spends himself
in a worthy cause.
Who at best, knows in the end
the triumph of high achievement;
and who, at worst, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Tulsa lawyer, Bruce Edge is 1 of less than 50 attorneys in the United States who are Board Certified in DUI Defense according to the American Bar Association guidelines and recently was selected as a Regent of the National College for DUI Defense. Bruce considers his law firm to be a boutique practice—that is, he limits his practice to DUI Defense and limits the number of cases he accepts; allowing him to put more time and effort into each case. Not only does he devote extra time to his cases, he devotes a tremendous amount of time to study and training on the issues related to alcohol offenses.
Bruce and John are the first and only two Oklahoma DUI lawyers to ever be selected as a Super Lawyer. This recognition is limited to the top 5% of attorneys in the state. This recognition is based on a survey of every attorney in the state as well as an exhaustive background check of training and cases handled by the attorney.
Bruce is trained under the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and is an Instructor of the SFST’s. He is certified by the Oklahoma Board of Tests (BOT) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to administer the breath test on the Intoxilyzer 5000 – the only approved machine in Oklahoma – and he is a Maintenance Specialist for the machine. He also has been trained to administer tests on the Intoxilyzer 8000-the newest model breath machine. In fact, Bruce and John own the only two Intoxilyzer 8000’s held by attorneys in Oklahoma. There are only 6 attorneys in the U.S. who have one of these machines. Mr. Edge is formally trained as a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) which deals with people who are charged with driving under the influence of drugs – illegal as well as legally obtained drugs. Mr. Edge recently completed an extensive study involving blood tests, laboratory procedures and protocols.
More important than training, Bruce knows how to win. With winning trial experience involving alcohol blood test and alcohol death cases, he knows that once he accepts a case, he has accepted the responsibility for his clients’ future. It is a heavy responsibility and a responsibility he takes personally.
Mr. Edge is sought out by other attorneys throughout the United States to instruct them regarding DUI defense including a recent session with the National College for DUI Defense held at Harvard University. Additionally, other attorneys request that Bruce serve as an Expert Witness for their difficult cases.
Bruce’s passions are his work, collecting/consuming fine wines, cooking, travel and adrenaline pumping experiences such as race car driving, open cockpit flying, skydiving, bobsledding and shark diving. He is a consummate golfer who can shoot par—on the first nine.
Never give in —never, never, never, never,
in nothing great or small, large or petty,
never give in except to convictions of honour
and good sense. Never yield to force; never
yield to the apparently overwhelming might
of the enemy.
Located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, John is the lead attorney with the Hunsucker Legal Group. He handles over 200 DUI cases a year ranging from first time offenders to DUI felony murder cases.
Having instructed breakout sessions at the National College for DUI Defense’s summer program held at Harvard University, John is a Faculty Member of the National College and is the State Delegate for Oklahoma (1 of 50 in the country). John teaches, participates and/or attends almost all national, regional and local DUI seminars and is frequently called upon to teach DUI seminars by various groups including the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Municipal Judges Association, and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
John is trained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards in the administration of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST). Trained also as an Instructor, he has taught SFSTs to attorneys from numerous states. In 2004, John was one of the first attorneys in Oklahoma to receive formal Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) training (and is still only one of a few attorneys in Oklahoma to have this training).
John is certified as an Operator and Maintenance Specialist of the Intoxilyzer 5000 and is also trained as an Operator of Oklahoma’s newest machine, the brand new Intoxilyzer 8000. John is one of only six attorneys in the country that actually owns the Intoxilyzer 8000 and has instructed attorneys in the United States and Canada on the use and problems of the machine. Additionally, John has completed several advance forensic blood collection and analysis courses.
Nationally recognized, John has consulted on or tried DUI/DWI cases in the States of Oklahoma, Texas, Massachusetts, California, and Connecticut. Being considered Oklahoma’s leading DUI attorney, other attorneys frequently refer their difficult DUI cases to John or retain his services as co-counsel. John and Bruce are the first and only DUI attorneys in Oklahoma to be selected by their peers as Oklahoma SuperLawyers every year since its inception in Oklahoma. Only the top 5% of Oklahoma lawyers are selected for their dedication to their field and excellence in representing their clients.
John has been featured as a legal expert nationally on CourtTV’s Open Court with Lisa Bloom and CourtTV’s In Session with Ashleigh Banfield. Locally, John has appeared on KTOK radio, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, Channel 9 News, Telemundo and quoted in the Daily Oklahoman for his extensive knowledge of DUI law. In 2012 and 2013, John was selected as the Daily Oklahoman Reader’s Choice Best DUI Attorney.
In 2014, John testified as an expert witness on the subject of DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing in the Tulsa County District Court which resulted in a not guilty verdict. Additionally, John has testified for the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Safety on DUI related issues.
John is a Director on the Board of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Sustaining Member of the National College of DUI Defense.
As a result of John’s dogged desire to win, he has accumulated a highly successful track record of acquittals, dismissals and reductions to non alcohol related offenses. Mr. Hunsucker’s last jury returned a not guilty verdict in 13 minutes.
John lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Lauri and their three beautiful children, Reigan, Riley, and Jake. In his free time, he enjoys time with his family, margaritas, sailing the British Virgin Islands, photography, and playing with his Harlequin Great Danes.