NEW DUI LAWS: Effective November 1, 2011: If you refused to take the breath/blood test or your BAC result was a .15 or higher, then you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car for two years. If you have a prior license revocation, then you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car for up to 8 years.
Under Oklahoma law, it only takes a driving under the influence charge (NOT a Conviction) for Oklahoma to immediately suspend your driver’s license.
You must schedule a driver’s license suspension hearing with the Department of Public Safety within 15 days of your arrest in order to contest the suspension of your license. A driver’s license suspension hearing is a Department of Public Safety (DPS) administrative hearing. The DPS administrative hearing is separate from any criminal DUI proceedings.
The consequences are serious for a DUI conviction. For a first offense, you might have your driver’s license suspended, your professional license suspended, pay expensive fines, and possibly spend time in jail. However, a first time DUI will usually be filed as a misdemeanor and the sentence deferred.
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