Monday, May 4, 2009

Oklahoma DUI License Suspensions

Length Of Time For Oklahoma Driver’s License DUI Suspensions.

If you are arrested for an Oklahoma DUI (driving under the influence) or APC (actual physical control), the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) will attempt to suspend your Oklahoma driving privileges for a period of 180 days if you have not had any prior license suspensions within the previous ten years.

If you have had a previous driver’s license suspension within the previous ten years then the license suspension will be for a period of one year. If it is your third license suspension within ten years, the license suspension will be for a period of three years.

There is no such thing as a work permit in Oklahoma. It is possible to receive modified driving privileges if you only have a 180 day license suspension. This modification requires the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle and can allow for driving 24 hours a day/seven days a week as long as in a vehicle with the ignition interlock device.

A CDL (commercial driver’s license) may not be modified. However, under certain circumstances, you may be allowed to drive company vehicles with an ignition interlock device.

One year and three year revocations may not be modified. The only way to keep driving is to request the hearing timely, win the DPS hearing, and avoid a conviction on the criminal charge. This is possible and Bruce and I have done this numerous times. Contact us for more information.

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