DID YOU KNOW…SOME OF THE HARSHEST PENALTIES FOR NON-VIOLENT CRIMES ARE FOR MISDEMEANOR DUIs?
Driving under the influence is a very serious charge and shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s important to make sure that you hire a DUI attorney as soon as you can to make sure that you have a proper defense from start to finish.
Dealing with a DUI can often be a stressful, overwhelming and frightening. If it’s your first DUI, you can face a license revocation, significant fines or even jail time. If it’s your second or third DUI, you could be facing a felony charge, a longer suspended license, even more fines, longer jail time, or even prison.
Oklahoma is a Zero-Tolerance state, meaning that if you’re under the age of 21 and have any measurable amount of alcohol in your system, you could be charged with DUI and be required to have a breathalyzer in your car. Oklahoma also has a lookback period of ten years, meaning that if you have a previous DUI from less than ten years ago, you could be looking at being charged with a felony. From arrest, to arraignment, to final resolution, time is of the essence in building the right strategy for you.
DID YOU KNOW…THAT YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE LEGALLY CAN BE TAKEN AWAY AS THE RESULT OF A DUI CHARGE?
Regardless of whether you are convicted of a DUI, you may lose your driver’s license. Under Oklahoma law, your license can be suspended or revoked as a result of a DUI charge. This happens well in advance of a resolution to your criminal case and is a separate matter to be addressed.
YOU ONLY HAVE 15 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF YOUR ARREST TO REQUEST AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED. IF YOU MISS THAT WINDOW, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE LEGAL ABILITY TO DRIVE. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
At Stockwell & Clark, our years of experience have taught us how to effectively respond and defend you against these types of charges and to help you keep your driver’s license. We understand how stressful this can be and are here to effectively build a DUI defense strategy that is specific to your circumstances including a strategy to protect your ability to drive legally. Whether you’re facing your first DUI, a repeat DUI or charges related to a breathalyzer refusal, we’ll walk you through your legal options and work as hard as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.