Oklahoma DUI License Suspension
IT’S A MISTAKE and BAD ADVICE TO IMMEDIATELY ACCEPT THE IDPA PROGRAM
Oklahoma’s New DUI License Suspension Process 11-1-22: What You Need to Know
There are only 2 Options Now in Oklahoma:
- Contest Your Driver’s License Suspension or
- Install an ignition interlock device in Your Vehicle
When you are arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Actual Physical Control (APC) in Oklahoma, there are actually two separate cases that the state will bring against you.
One case is the criminal action that pertains to potential jail time, fines, probation, court costs, and other sanctions from the government.
The second case against you, will be against your driver’s license with the state trying to take away your ability to drive. As of November 1, 2022, the process surrounding that revocation has been drastically changed.
Understand that the revocation action against your license is considered an administrative action, carried out by The State of Oklahoma and aimed at you personally. In this action, the state will try to revoke your license and require you to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your vehicle as part of the Impaired Driver Accountability Program (IDAP).
IID and IDAP: What Do They Mean?
Under the terms of the IDAP program, you will be required to install an IID in your car for the entire revocation period. This device will keep your engine from starting if it detects that you have been drinking. This will be for a period of 6 months up to 2 years and applies even if you do not own a vehicle.
As the device is equipped with video surveillance and GPS, any attempts to bypass it or “trick” the device will result in a violation. These violations could extend the length of time you have the IID in your car.
The Cost of IDAP and IID
Costs for both the IDAP program and IID cost from $1,300 to $4,000. You will only receive your license back upon completion of the program.
Ultimately, there is only one way you can avoid completing the program: fight the suspension. If you do not win at trial, you will never be able to restore your driving privileges until you have completed the IDAP program.
Fighting Back: How to Contest Your Suspension and Get Your Driver’s License Back
Obviously, you don’t want to lose your driving privileges. There is no downside to fighting the revocation, so it only makes sense to fight the revocation of your license.
Fortunately, at Edge Law Firm, this will be handled entirely by our full-time driver’s license attorney that is recognized statewide for having the best track record of successful outcomes. With over 10,000 successful wins and counting, you can rest assured that your chances of winning your driving privileges are the best possible.
At the Edge Law Firm, we will file the petition on your behalf to schedule a driver’s license revocation trial. Our attorney will take care of all details for you.
This is included as part of your total representation and at no additional cost to you.
Edge Law Firm will enter this trial with a determination to restore your license. Our attorneys will attack every detail of the case against you, raising doubts as to whether there was probable cause in the first place, collecting and presenting evidence that exonerates you and putting the arresting officer under oath.
We have a history of winning these trials, but even if it doesn’t go your way you will still be able to join the IDAP and preserve your driving.
THERE IS NO PENALTY FOR HAVING THIS TRIAL
Don’t accept bad advice or make a bad decision by immediately signing up for IDAP. There is no penalty or downside from having the trial and with a highly skilled attorney, you have a chance of winning.
If we are successful, you will get your license back without an IID, and……your attorney will have gained a tremendous amount of insight into the criminal case against you. This knowledge will be helpful in mounting a defense to get your criminal DUI charges dismissed or reduced.
How Does Edge Law Firm Prepare the Best Defense?
Ultimately, knowledge is key to successfully defending you from the charges being brought against you following a DUI, DWI or APC arrest. At the Edge Law Firm, we build this knowledge through rigorous preparation. Our attorneys and investigator turn over every stone, talk to witnesses, gather all the evidence we can and plan for the best possible outcome. When we walk into the courtroom, we do so with more knowledge than the other side.
As a result, we emerge successful more often than not. It’s just a matter of building that knowledge and using it to craft an iron-clad defense. Please schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment today to begin building that knowledge, and see for yourself how our proactive approach can make the difference.