When a person is arrested for DUI in Oklahoma, the Department of Public Safety immediately begins to revoke that person’s driver’s license. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Tulsa, Oklahoma or the surrounding areas, you must act quickly. Call an experienced Tulsa DUI Attorney who can help you keep your license. If you fail to act, you could lose your license for months or years.
Even though a Tulsa DUI will lead to a revocation or suspension of your driver’s license, we can help. We have fifteen days from the date of your arrest to seek an administrative hearing to protect your license. At the hearing we will have the opportunity to interrogate the arresting officer about your arrest. If the officer does not show up for the hearing (which happens more than you would believe) or if the DPS hearing officer finds in your favor, you keep your Oklahoma Driver’s license. However, it is critical that you have an experienced and knowledgeable Tulsa DUI attorney help you with your driver’s license hearing.
How Long Can My License Be Suspended?
The length of the license suspension depends on the facts of your Tulsa DUI case as well as any prior history you might have. A qualified Tulsa DUI Attorney will be able to clearly tell you how long your license might be suspended.
If you have never been arrested for DUI in Oklahoma and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was less than a 0.15%, then you will most likely receive a six month modified or suspended license.
If you refused to take the State’s chemical test or if your BAC was over a 0.15%, you are most likely looking at a 6 month suspension of your license followed by 18 months of having a breathalyzer in your car. However, this all depends on the facts of your case and how the case is handled in court. An experienced Tulsa DUI lawyer, like Robert Denton, can often maneuver the courthouse in a way to reduce the amount of time your license is suspended.
If your license has been suspend for an Oklahoma DUI in the last ten years, you are looking at a multi-year suspension or modification. This is a very serious circumstance. Even if you are allowed to have a modified license, it can be extremely expensive and embarrassing. If this is your situation, you definitely need an experienced Tulsa DUI attorney to help you with you DUI and your driver’s license issues in Oklahoma.
What is a Modified License?
A modified license is a form of a license granted to a driver by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety following a suspension for a DUI arrest. One of the conditions of a modified license is that the driver must install a breath alcohol ignition interlock device. Many people call these “in-car breathalyzers” or a “blow and go”. If you have a breath alcohol ignition interlock device in your car, you will be required to blow into the device before you can start your car. The device checks for alcohol in your breath.
With a modified license you can drive anywhere you want, so long as there is no alcohol in your system. This is an incredible opportunity that is much better than having your license suspended. However, in order to fully take advantage of this opportunity you should consult with an experienced Tulsa DUI Defense attorney. A qualified Tulsa DUI attorney, like Robert Denton, will know exactly what to do to ensure you are able to drive after your DUI.
You probably have questions about your recent DUI arrest. We understand. Tulsa DUI Lawyer Robert Denton knows exactly what you should do and how you should do it to get your life back under control. As a former prosecutor, he knows the ins and outs of DUI cases. If you want to get your life back, give Robert Denton a call and hire the Tulsa DUI Attorney who can help you put your life back together.