If this is your first DUI, or if it has been more than ten years since the end of probation on a previous DUI, you are likely going to be facing a misdemeanor charge.. However, just because you are facing a misdemeanor does not mean this charge does not carry significant consequences. A conviction carries a minimum of ten days in jail with a maximum punishment of up to one year. Additionally, you can be assessed a fine of up to $1,000. 47 Okla. Stat. 11-902 (C).
If you have received a DUI conviction or deferred sentence within the preceding ten years of the completion of probation of your last DUI, you are likely facing a felony. If convicted of felony DUI, you are facing a minimum of one year in the Department of Corrections with a maximum of five years and a fine of up to $2,500. 47 Okla. Stat. 11-902 (D).
Criminal consequences of a DUI are not the end of the story unfortunately. You can face increased insurance rates, the loss or modification of driving privileges, and the loss of employment.
I have handled hundreds of DUI cases as both a former prosecutor and now as a defense attorney. If you are facing a DUI charge anywhere in Oklahoma I would be happy to help. Feel free to contact my Oklahoma City Law Firm for a FREE consultation.