NORMAN DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
Capable Legal Representation for DUI Charges in Seminole & Cleveland Counties
DUI arrests are a frightening and intimidating experience, especially in first offenses. You probably never intended to drive drunk but now you may face DUI charges that could cost you up to $1,000 in fines and even more in fees, put you in jail for up to a year (or six months in municipal court), and give you a permanent criminal record.
These charges are serious, but a charge is not a conviction. In fact, many people charged with a first-time misdemeanor DUI will never spend a day in jail, especially if they have a strong defense attorney on their side. In any type of DUI, we highly recommend that you seek the services of our DUI defense lawyers at Nichols Dixon. Two of our attorneys are former prosecutors who use the knowledge gained on the other side of the aisle to effectively negotiate better results for our clients. With exceptional experience and outstanding legal skills, our team can fight to help you seek a favorable outcome.
Connect with Nichols Dixon at (405) 294-1511 to schedule a case evaluation.
Oklahoma DUI Charges & Consequences
As in all other states, if you are found operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher, you will be arrested for DUI. You can even be arrested for merely sitting in your car with a BAC of .08%, which is called a non-driving DUI or APC (actual physical control) DUI. DUIs also extend to drugged driving, known as DUID (driving under the influence of drugs), which can involve any type of street drug, prescription drug, or even over-the-counter drug that impairs your judgment, motor skills, and reaction time.
First-time DUI misdemeanors carry potential penalties of:
- Jail time up to one year
- Fines up to $1,000 (fines are doubled if a minor was in the car at the time of the offense)
- Alcohol treatment programs
- License suspension of up to 180 days
You will have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the DPS (Department of Public Safety) to defend your driving privileges. If you fail to do so, your license will be automatically suspended.
You will be charged with an aggravated DUI if your BAC measured .15% or higher. A conviction of this charge is punishable by a license suspension of one year, fines of up to $1,000, and up to a year in jail. Other penalties may include alcohol treatment, an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, a year of periodic alcohol testing, community service, and more.
If you are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving a second time within 10 years of being convicted of any DUI offense, you will be charged with felony DUI. Not only will you be facing prison time, heavy fines, and alcohol rehabilitation, but you will have a felony on your record. The appearance of a felony charge on a background check is taken much more seriously than a misdemeanor. Getting a job or applying for school may be much more difficult.
Trusted Legal Help at Nichols Dixon
Our Norman DUI defense attorneys have extensive experience with all types of DUI charges, whether you are an adult or college student, whether it is a first or subsequent arrest, and whether your arrest involved an accident. We can handle your DPS hearing as well as your defense in court. Throughout every phase of your case, we are committed to fighting for a favorable resolution.
Drew took the time to get to know me and took great care in understanding my issue so that he could represent me in the best possible way.- Client
He shows great compassion and extensive knowledge in every decision that he made and I will never be able to thank him enough.- Client
He showed great perseverance and never gave up on my situation and I absolutely believe that if it weren't for his representation, the outcome would have not been as positive.- Client