DUI Penalties In Oklahoma

Oklahoma DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) penalties should be taken seriously. The sooner you obtain an experienced defense attorney, the more likely he or she will be able to mitigate the consequences.

The lawyers at Nichols Dixon have a complete understanding of the penalties associated with a DUI conviction in Oklahoma and the circumstances under which they are imposed. They also know how to implement the strategies that are most likely to be successful in helping avoid the most severe punishments. Request a consultation by calling 405-217-4118.

Drunk Driving Laws, Fines And Punishments

The penalties for a first offense DUI, considered a misdemeanor, include:

  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Ten days to one year of jail time; if children were in the car, you may be jailed for up to four years
  • Up to a $1,000 fine; if children were in the car, the fine will be much more
  • Suspension of your license for 180 days
  • Alcohol abuse assessment and treatment
  • $300 minimum in DUI fees

A second DUI offense within 10 years of the first offense, charged as a felony, may result in:

  • One to five years of jail time; up to four years if children were in the vehicle
  • Suspension of your license for at least a year
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • A fine of up to $2,500; double if children were in the vehicle

  • Evaluation for alcohol abuse treatment

If convicted of a third or subsequent DUI offense, charged as a felony, you face:

  • One year minimum jail time with a sentence of up to 10 years
  • Up to a $5,000 fine
  • Suspension of your license for three years

Refusal To Take A Breath Test

Even if you believe the arresting officer did not have sufficient reason to arrest you, refusing to take a blood test without first speaking to a DUI defense attorney experienced in Oklahoma's DUI penalties may seriously affect your case and future driving privileges.

Contact Our DUI Defense Lawyer In Norman, Wewoka And Moore, Oklahoma

Our attorneys are former prosecutors who will use this experience to seek the best possible outcome given the facts of your case. We will:

  • Attack your arrest on the basis of improperly administered BAC tests or other infringement on your rights
  • Assist you in taking actions that will strengthen your defense such as participation in alcohol abuse treatment
  • Recommend alternative sentencing options, including community service and diversion programs

We are well-equipped to make a difference in the outcome of your case. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.