10 Important Things To Know About an OK DUI

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

  1. 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.
  2. You only have 15 days to request an administrative hearing on the issue of your drivers license revocation.
  3. The criminal case and the administrative case are completely independent of each other.
  4. You can lose your license as a result of either case.
  5. 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.
  6. A first time misdemeanor DUI in Oklahoma can carry up to one year in the county jail.
  7. If you are a first time offender you are likely eligible for a deferred sentence that will not result in a conviction.
  8. If you are convicted of a DUI your license will be revoked by the Department of Public Safety.
  9. If you have a CDL, any payment of fines or costs will disqualify your CDL for one year.
  10. If you get another DUI down the road then that one may be filed as a felony.