Oklahoma DUI Consequences & Erin Swezey Act
Oklahoma’s Erin Swezey Act went into effect in 2011. Named after a young woman who was killed by a drunk driver, it affects those who are first time and subsequent DUI offenders by imposing harsher driver’s license-related punishments.
Ignition Interlock Devices
The Erin Swezey Acts requires that an ignition interlock device or IID must be installed in order for a convicted drunk driver to have his or her license reinstated. The IID will have to remain in place for a certain lengths of time that depends on the individual’s number of prior convictions.
Number of Offenses and Possible Consequences
Depending on how many offenses a convicted drunk driver commits, he or she will be subject to various related consequences under the Erin Swezey Act.
- First offense: If the licensee has a BAC of .15 or higher, or refuses to take the state’s test, then the IID will be imposed. The driver’s license will also be revoked for six months. In order to have the license reinstated after the completed time, the IID must remain in place for 18 months.
- Second offense: There is a one-year license revocation if someone incurs a second DUI in a 10-year period. The required IID time is a total of five years.
- Third offense: If a third offense is committed within a 10-year period, then the license could be revoked for three years. The IID must remain installed for three years after the revocation, for a total of eight years.
How We Can Help
If you are dealing with DUI charges, license revocation, or have questions about the Erin Swezey Act, give us a call. Edge Law Firm is one of the top DUI firms in the state of Oklahoma, and the country. We will fight for you and make sure that you walk away with the best possible outcome for your case.