"He kept the charges off my record, and saved me a lot of money in fines and court costs."
- Jim G.
Driving Under the Influence is one of the most common criminal charges individuals face in Oklahoma. The repercussions for a DUI arrest can be severe and life altering and can include high fines, imprisonment, as well as loss of one's driver's license, insurance and even their job. When you are arrested for DUI, you have to fight battles on two fronts. One battle is in the court system for allegedly breaking the law. The second and separate battle is with the Department of Public Safety to try to save your drivers license.
Law enforcement will arrest you for driving under the influence if they believe you to be either under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol content of over .08, or if you refuse to take a breath or blood test. If you are found to have a BAC of .08 or higher your license will be revoked for a minimum of 6 months. Also, under recently passed legislation, refusing to submit to a breath or blood test will now result in a breathalyzer being placed in your car for 18 months following your revocation, even if you are first time offender! Thats right, you can lose normal driving privileges for 2 years for a first time DUI offense. For these reasons, it is vitally important you have an experienced DUI attorney to help you with your case.
Things to remember if you are pulled over and suspected of DUI
- Never admit to drinking. "A couple of beers" is a terrible answer.
- Refusing to submit to a breathalyzer can result in much stronger penalties against your drivers license.
- You MUST request a hearing from DPS WITHIN 15 DAYS OF YOUR ARREST if you wish to preserve your right to drive. Contact Mr. Glover immediately, he can help you preserve your right to drive while he fights to keep your license.