Many people associate DUI only with alcohol. However, in Oklahoma a DUI is defined as the operation of a motor vehicle by a person who is under the influence of intoxicants—whether alcohol, street drugs, or even prescription medication.
Common illicit drugs that can lead to DUI include marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy/Molly, and methamphetamine. Prescription medications like Xanax, Lortab, Oxycodone, and various muscle relaxers also can lead to DUI, if a driver is deemed to be intoxicated due to any of these drugs. In fact, drivers in Oklahoma can be charged with DUI if any trace of a Schedule I drug is found in their system.
Punishments for DUI Drugs in Oklahoma
DUI-Drugs and DUI involving alcohol fall under the same State statute in different sections. and carry the same range of punishment. The penalties for a DUI conviction in Oklahoma will depend on a number of factors; previous DUI convictions on your record, the level of intoxication at the time of arrest, and whether anyone was injured as a result of the DUI all will be considered when determining the punishment.
In State Court, you may face 10 days to one year in the county jail and up to $1,000 fine for a misdemeanor. The punishment increases significantly should you be charged with felony DUI or DUI-D. The statute may also require you to complete a drug and alcohol assessment and to follow the recommended course of treatment, as well as complete a Victim Impact Panel (VIP), complete a set number of hours for community service, install a guardian interlock device on your vehicle; pay court costs and fines.
If a plea bargain is worked out on a DUI drugs case, you may be required to go on probation and complete the statutory requirements; however, some of these requirements can be negotiated down. You may also have to undergo random drug testing and complete alternative treatment options.
Aggressive Defense in Your DUI-D Case
Remember that every DUI case is unique, and you should consult with a reputable law firm if you have been charged with driving under the influence in Oklahoma.
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