Oklahoma’s Zero-Tolerance Underage DUI Laws

Read about Oklahoma’s DUI laws that apply to drivers who are under 21 years old.

In Oklahoma, it is illegal for anyone who’s under 21 years old to operate a vehicle:

  • with any measurable quantity of alcohol in their system, or
  • while exhibiting evidence of being under the influence of alcohol and/or any other intoxicating substance.

This article discusses the specific penalties you’ll face if convicted of an underage DUI in Oklahoma.

Criminal Penalties

Underage DUI penalties in Oklahoma vary depending on the facts of the case. But the range of possible penalties for a first, second, and third underage DUI are generally as follows.

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

Fines

$100 to $500

$100 to $1,000

$100 to $2,000

Community Service

20 hours

At least 240 hours

At least 480 hours

Treatment

Attend and complete judge-determined treatment program

Complete assessment and recommended treatment

Complete assessment and recommended treatment

Driver’s License Sanctions

The court reports all DUI convictions to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. For most underage DUIs, the Department will first cancel the driver’s ability to obtain a license, and then revoke the license. Once the motorist gets his or her license back, installation of an ignition interlock device is required.

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

License Cancelation

6 months

2 years

2 years

License Revocation

180 days

1 year

3 years

Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

None

At least 30 days (applies after revocation period)

At least 30 days (applies after revocation period)

During the revocation period, the licensee can request the issuance of a modified license. This modified license requires the use of an ignition interlock device but gives the motorist limited driving during the revocation.

Talk to an Attorney

After being arrested for a DUI in Oklahoma, you should get in touch with DUI lawyer. An experienced DUI attorney should be able to tell you how the law applies to the facts of your case and help you decide how best to handle your situation.

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