Like any state, Oklahoma DUI penalties are harsh and carry serious consequences. If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, hire a Stillwater DUI attorney to receive the legal help you need.
Oklahoma DUI Penalties | DUI and DWI
There are two charges for drinking and driving; DUI which is driving under the influence, and DWI which is driving while impaired. Which one you will be charged with depends on your BAC or blood alcohol content. If you think that you can just have one drink then drive, know that you can still be charged with DWI. The legal limits are:
- A BAC of 0.08% or more if you are 21 years or older (you’ll be charged with DUI)
- Any amount of alcohol in the bloodstream for someone under 21 (you’ll be charged with DUI)
- A BAC of 0.04% for someone with a Commercial Driver’s License (you’ll be charged with DUI)
- A BAC between 0.05% and 0.08% (you’ll be charged with DWI)
Oklahoma DUI Penalties | Refusing a Sobriety Test
If you were pulled over and you refuse to take a blood alcohol test, you will have your license revoked and you may be arrested. This is going to happen to every person who refuses a test. It is illegal to refuse to take a test because in Oklahoma, you are giving implied consent to taking a test just by getting behind the wheel of a car. It is always better to take the test and have your Stillwater DUI attorney fight the charge later. It is unwise to refuse the test if you have not been drinking at all. What would have been a misunderstanding will turn into a criminal charge. If you want to challenge the revocation, you must request an Administrative hearing within 15 days and you may be able to get your license back. Your attorney can help you with that.
Oklahoma DUI Penalties | Experienced Defense Attorneys
In Oklahoma, there is no law prohibiting the reduction of a DUI charge. That is news that should make you feel very relieved because it may be able to keep you from potentially being charged with a felony if you are a multiple offender. An attorney will work closely with you to see if your charge can be reduced and to what extent you can have it reduced. It may be your saving grace to have an attorney on your side.
If you are worried about your DUI or DWI charge in Oklahoma, please know that you don’t have to stand back and let yourself be punished. You can take action and fight the charges and minimize any potential penalties. With the help of a Stillwater DUI attorney, you can make an appeal to get your license back. This is an immense help if you are concerned that you won’t be able to provide for your family. Not having a license makes it very hard to do that and our attorney James Murray at Murray Law Firm is equipped to handle the toughest cases. Please call our office today for a free confidential consultation.