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10 Important Things To Know About an OK DUI

Oklahoma DUI law can be confusing. Here are 10 important things to know about an Oklahoma DUI.

  • A DUI arrest actually leads to at least two different cases: a criminal case and an administrative hearing with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
  • You only have 15 days to request an administrative hearing on the issue of your drivers license revocation.
  • The criminal case and the administrative case are completely independent of each other.
  • You can lose your license as a result of either case.
  • Most lawyers are clueless when it comes to the administrative case. If your lawyer does not talk to you about the administrative case – you need a new lawyer.
  • A first time misdemeanor DUI in Oklahoma can carry up to one year in the county jail.
  • If you are a first time offender you are likely eligible for a deferred sentence that will not result in a conviction.
  • If you are convicted of a DUI your license will be revoked by the Department of Public Safety.
  • If you have a CDL, any payment of fines or costs will disqualify your CDL for one year.
  • If you get another DUI down the road then that one may be filed as a felony.