Be Proactive In Your DUI Case
A DUI arrest can be overwhelming. For many people, a DUI is the first offense they have ever been charged with—or even the first time they have been stopped by the police.
When you are arrested for DUI, you are facing two separate cases: administrative and criminal. Not only is your drivers license immediately at risk because of an administrative action, you are also facing repercussions related to the criminal charges you face.
You Only Have 15 Days
In Oklahoma, your drivers license will be suspended by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) 15 days after the date of your arrest if you do not request an administrative hearing. The duration of your suspension will depend on the number of priors, if any, you have on your record:
- First offense: six months
- Second offense: 12 months
- Third offense: three years
Where to Start?
The first thing you should do after being arrested for DUI is to contact an experienced defense attorney. While it is imperative that you do so as soon as possible, be sure that you ask the right questions to ensure that you are hiring the best attorney possible for your defense.
Taking Care of You
While you are waiting for first court date, you may want to consider voluntarily completing a drug and alcohol assessment. Doing so is not an admission of guilt, but rather sends a strong message to the court that you take your charges seriously.
Be sure to consult your attorney before submitting to the assessment and/or any recommended treatment.