We recently discussed how counterintuitive it is to suspend a person's driver's license. Sadly, that is the type of situation that many people have to face when they are charged with drunk driving in Oklahoma. We understand that you rely on your ability to drive to handle daily tasks. Being unable to do those tasks, such as grocery shopping, without having to rely on someone else is life altering.
Drivers who are charged or convicted of drunk driving can sometimes have their license suspended. But, is that something that is effective? In some ways, it really isn't. One huge issue with suspending a person's driver's license is that doing so can be counterintuitive.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the appellate court decision regarding driver's license suspensions after a drunk driving arrest. If you recall, the court ruled that it is taking too long for the administrative proceedings for the suspensions. This is something that could have an impact on people who have already had their driver's license suspended, as well as others.
When you face a drunk driving charge in Oklahoma, your driver's license is suspended. The license suspension process goes through an administrative process, which includes trying to get your driver's license back through an administrative hearing. Recently, a case was heard by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals that could result in hundreds of people who are classified as DUI offenders getting their driver's licenses back.
If you are accused of drinking and driving, there is a good chance that your driver's license will be suspended. The length of the suspension depends on a few factors, including what you are accused of and whether you have been convicted of that same thing before.