Monday, May 4, 2009

Time Is Important

When arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Oklahoma, an administrative hearing must be requested within 15 days of receiving notice that DPS is going to suspend your license. This notice is normally given to you when you are arrested and is contained on the back of the Officer's Affidavit and Notice of Disqualification. The 15 days is jurisdictional and if missed, generally there is nothing that can be done to save your license.

Time is also important as the sooner Bruce and I can start investigating your case, the higher the liklihood that we can preserve evidence that can protect you. For instance, there are several breath Intoxilyzer rooms that contain video cameras but the cameras are on a loop that erases and records over itself every 10 -15 days. If we are contacted early, we can preserve this tape which can show inconsistences in how the test was administered.

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