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Oklahoma DUI Information

In Oklahoma, anyone with a blood alcohol level of .08% or greater is considered to be DUI.  A blood alcohol level of .05% and less than .08% may also indicate, on the other hand, that an individual is guilty of impaired driving.  First time impaired driving offenders will face a fine ranging from $100.00 to a maximum of $500.00 and/or up to six months in jail.  In addition, the offender may have his/her license suspended for a period of 30 days.  Penalties for DUI, however, include possible incarceration for 10 days to one year and a fine of up to $1,000.00.

Anyone refusing to submit to a blood alcohol content test will face an additional license suspension ranging from 180 days to three years.  This suspension will, in part, be determined by the previous driving record of the offender.  Oklahoma offenders may also be required to undergo some type of alcohol evaluation and/or treatment program if the court deems it necessary.

Youthful offenders, who consist of anyone under the age of 21 with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system, will be subject to license revocation for a period of six months.  The first offense will carry a fine ranging from $100.00 to $500.00, potential referral to a treatment program and/or all of the above.  Individuals who are involved in a DUI, which causes personal injury or death, may face felony charges and much harsher penalties.  Anyone who is found guilty of DUI and was determined to be transporting a passenger under the age of 16, will also face additional penalties.

Upon conviction or an admission of guilt, DUI offenders are commonly faced with problems relating to their insurance company.  Immediately being labeled as “high risk” drivers, offenders are often dropped by their insurance company altogether or, at the very least, are required to pay much higher rates than before.  In the event that the offender is forced to look for a new insurance provider, he/she may have a difficult time finding a new company who offers high risk policies but, if they do, the rates will likely be extremely high for the amount of coverage granted.

 

 

 

 

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