What are the criminal penalties for a DUI in Oklahoma?
In Oklahoma, you can have charges filed against you in City or District Court for DUI, DWI or APC:
- DUI is Driving Under the Influence of an alcoholic beverage or drugs and is normally noted by a breath alcohol content of .08 or more.
- DWI is Driving While Impaired and is recognized as a breath test of .06 or .07.
- APC is Actual Physical Control. Oklahoma has no ‘safe harbor’ provision--- that is if you pull over to sleep it off, you are still guilty of APC if you are intoxicated and in control of your vehicle although it is not running.
Criminal Penalties can range as follows for a DUI in Oklahoma:
- City case: 0-6 months in City jail.
- First time county charge: 10 days to 1 year in County jail.
- Felonies range from: 1-10 years in the State penitentiary and fines up to $7,500.
- An accident resulting in death can generate a Manslaughter charge, which carries up to Life in the penitentiary.
These are the basic penalties. Prior convictions, accidents with injures, high breath/blood alcohol can result in additional penalties. The above listing is merely a starting point, and is by no means all-inclusive.
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