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You have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request a Administrative Hearing from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS).  The reason for this request is to allow us a chance to save your Oklahoma driver's license from being suspended.  Our firm is very successful in preventing our clients licenses being suspended.  However if this hearing is not requested we will not have the opportunity to prevent license suspension.

Our fee includes representation at the DPS Hearing.

Overview of Oklahoma DPS Actions

As part of the DUI prosecution against you, the State will initiate a civil action against your driving privileges.  This action is completely seperate from your criminal case and they do not affect each other with only one exception to be explained. The issue at DPS is whether the test was completed according to the Oklahoma Board of Tests rules and regulations or if your refusal was valid under the same rules. If the BOT rules were not adhered to, the revocation would be set aside and your license returned.

It is possible to get a DUI dismissed or be found not guilty of DUI and still lose your license. However, the one exception of where the two separate matters affect each other is where the license revocation is set aside and you got your license back but you are convicted of DUI, DPS will suspend your license based on the DUI conviction. There is only one license suspension per DUI arrest, but the government gets two chances to take your license.

Regardless of the driver's age, the driver has 15 days from the date the Notice of Revocation is served to request a hearing. If no hearing is requested, the suspension automatically goes into effect on the 30th day after notice was served. If the individual requests a hearing, the temporary driving permit remains in effect until the date of the final decision of the administrative law judge. The driver is required to pay a fee  to reinstate the license after the suspension period expires.  The length of the revocation can be anywhere from six months to five years depending on your prior history.

Modified License

Oklahoma does not provide a work permit any longer.  However, persons under a 180 day revocation of driving privileges can usually obtain a License Modification.  This modification can usually allow driving privileges 24/7 as long as a ignition interlock device is installed on the vehicle.  During your free consultation, Mr. Hunsucker will advise you the length of any potential revocation as well as whether you eligible for a modified license.  However, our goal and mission is to prevent your license from being suspended or revoked.

For more detailed information on Oklahoma Driver's License Penalties click here.

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The information on this website is provided as educational and awareness information and should not be construed as legal advice. Nothing contained on this site constitutes any type of legal agreement, relationship, or obligation between the parties.

 DUI Questions
 · What is the difference between DPS License Hearing and Criminal Case?
 · What if I have a Commerical Drivers License ( CDL )?
 · What if I have a Pilot's License and I get a DUI?
 · What are the criminal penalties of a DUI in Oklahoma? 
 · What will happen to my Oklahoma Driver's License if I am arrested for a DUI?
 · Will I go to jail for getting a DUI in Oklahoma?
 · Are Field Sobriety Tests very accurate?
 · How Accurate is the Breath Test?
 · How is the Breath Testing Done?
 · Can anything affect my performance on the Field Sobriety Tests?

More FAQS on DUI

 Field Sobriety Tests - Do you have to submit to these tests?
Every single DUI case is different, but as a general rule, it is almost always better to take the test in Oklahoma. However, if you have several convictions for DUI and fail time is more of the concern versus saving your Oklahoma driver's license, then you should not take the test unless you think you will pass it.

· To Take the Test or not, that is the question?
· What are Field Sobriety Tests?
· Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
· Walk & Turn
· One Leg Stand
· Counting Backwards (not a validated test)
· Alphabet (not a validated test)
· Finger Count (not a validated test)
· Stationary Balance (i.e. Rhomberg) (not a validated test)
· Field Test Realities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New DUI Laws
Effective Nov 1, 2011

If you refused to take the breath or blood test or the result was a .15 or higher BAC, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car for two years. If you have prior license revocations, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for up to 8 years. Contact our office at 405-231-5600 now to see if these new laws apply to you. Remember, we must take action within 15 days of your arrest to prevent license suspension.

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