Non Oklahoma Residents
If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in Oklahoma and have a driver's license from another state, the police officer may or may not confiscate your license. Regardless, Oklahoma will suspend your Oklahoma driving privileges even though it cannot suspend a license from another state.
However, most states belong to the Interstate Driver's License Compact which means that member states report drunk driving violations to the state that issued your license. Your licensing state may or may not take action depending on the outcome of your driving under the influence (DUI) case in Oklahoma and what is actually reported to the licensing state. For example, Kansas will not suspend a Kansas license if Oklahoma only reports an administrative driver's license revocation or suspension. Kansas requires a conviction on the criminal DUI case before they will take action against a Kansas license.
It is still highly recommended that you fight the Oklahoma revocation because it can cause a suspension in your home state or cause problems later if a record check shows that you are suspended in one state but licensed in another state. Also, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) hearing provides an opportunity to cross examine the arresting police officer to obtain potentially exculpatory evidence that can assist in your criminal case.
It is impossible for any attorney to keep current on the license requirements of all fifty states. This is where having a nationally known driving under the influence (DUI) attorney is to your benefit. As a Director and member of the American Association of DUI Trial Lawyers (the only attorney in Oklahoma to be invited to join this elite group of national DUI trial lawyers) and member of the National College of DUI Defense, I counsel with DUI attorneys from all across the nation, As such, I am able to provide you with professional advice from other nationally known DUI attorneys that deal on a daily basis with the state agency that issued your non Oklahoma state license. This advice is provided at no additional charge to you as the client.