First Offense DUI in Oklahoma
The state of Oklahoma imposes both criminal and administrative penalties for offenders arrested and convicted of first DUI in Oklahoma.
- First offense DUI arrest in Oklahoma initiates an impending license suspension of thirty (30) days, unless otherwise contested at an administrative hearing
- Refusals to submit, first offense, carry mandatory automatic license revocation of six (6) months in Oklahoma
- Reinstatement of license for first offense DUI-based suspensions entails participation in alcohol/substance abuse assessment and treatment, but does not explicitly require use of ignition interlock devices for first offenders
- First offense convictions of DUI in Oklahoma carry penalties of at least 10 (10) days of incarceration, but not more than one (1) year
- Fines assessed up to $1,000 with minimum of additional $300 applied as DUI fees. Fines and fees expenses noted do not cover costs incurred during completion of other terms of criminal sentence or during administrative reinstatement process
- Fines and incarceration penalties increase significantly if minor present in vehicle during first offense, with potential incarceration of not more than four (4) years with fines of not more than $2,000
- Convictions for first offense DUI influence future DUI cases, including charges and sentencing, for a period of ten (10) years
Getting Legal Help
No statutory provisions in Oklahoma prohibit plea agreements that reduce first offense DUI to lesser criminal or even non-criminal charge. Likewise, defendants should also actively seek out dismissal, or in the worst case, negotiate a favorable plea agreement, alongside the representation of legal counsel. Consult with an attorney to learn more about your legal rights and options.