Oklahoma DUI Attorney
If convicted of driving under the influence, you could lose your driver’s license, your job, and your future prospects. Your insurance rates will almost certainly increase, and you will also face substantial fines. In some cases, a guilty verdict may even result in jail time. If you are a college student, your school’s administration could take action that may jeopardize your degree; if you are in the military, your command might prosecute you further. If you possess a Commercial Driver’s license, or CDL, it could be disqualified for one year or lifetime.
Penalties for Oklahoma DUI Conviction
If you are found guilty of DUI in Oklahoma, you will face a minimum jail sentence of 10 days—even if it is your first DUI offense. Depending on the details of the case, you could serve up to one year in jail; depending on the court in which your charge is filed, you could end up paying as much as $1,000 in fines.
If you have prior DUI convictions on your record, your current case could be elevated to a felony DUI, which carries a minimum one-year jail sentence. Depending on the number of previous offenses, you could face up to 20 years in the state penitentiary if convicted.
A Word of Warning About Your Oklahoma Driver’s License
If you are arrested and charged with DUI in Oklahoma, the state affords you only 15 days from the time of your arrest to request a hearing with the Department of Public Safety. If the hearing is not requested within 15 days, your license will be automatically suspended, and you could lose your driving privileges for anywhere from six months to several years. Additionally, you could be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for up to eight years.
Quality Oklahoma DUI Defense
If you have been charged with DUI, it is imperative that you seek credible, professional representation in order to have the best possibility of reaching a favorable resolution. The Hunsucker Legal Group in Oklahoma City represents hundreds of clients facing DUI, DWI, APC, and other alcohol-related offenses every year. Our DUI attorneys are experienced in Oklahoma DUI law and will fight to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
With constant changes in the law, more rigid prosecution tactics, and new BAC testing techniques, Co-Author John Hunsucker wanted to provide a DUI book that covers it all. The Oklahoma DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Second Edition is the result of his efforts, and it allows you to receive the power of knowledge to better understand your DUI defense. More Information
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If you have been charged with DUI in Oklahoma, seek professional help by calling 405-231-5600 to schedule your free consultation.
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