Sometimes Connecticut residents travel to other states, like Oklahoma for business or pleasure and have the unfortunate luck to be charged with a DUI. If this happens to you, you should first find a qualified DUI lawyer in Oklahoma, but you should also be aware of how Connecticut’s DMV will treat you upon your return.
Oklahoma DUI Penalties
If you have been convicted of a DUI in Oklahoma, you would be convicted of violating 47 O.S. Section 902-1 of the Oklahoma statutes.
In Oklahoma, the penalties for DUI can range depending on the number of prior DUI offenses you have.
First offense: The penalties for a first offense in the state of Oklahoma are imprisonment for up to six months and a fine of $100-$500.
First offense (BAC .08-.14): This conviction will result in a jail sentence of 0-30 days, a $750 fine, and victim compensation.
Aggravated first offense (BAC .15 or higher): The penalties for this offense are 10 days to one year in jail, 28 days of inpatient treatment, 480 hours of community service, supervision for one year, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for a minimum of 30 days.
Second offense: This conviction carries a 1-5 year prison sentence, a fine of up to $2,500, and DUI assessment/treatment.
Third offense: This conviction will result in a 1-7 year prison sentence with 10 days as an inpatient, a fine of $5,000 or less, 240 hours of community service, the installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle, and DUI assessment.
Fourth offense: The penalties for this offense are a 1-10 year prison sentence with at least ten days as an inpatient, a fine of $5,000 or less, 480 hours of community service, the installation of an ignition interlock device on your car, and a DUI assessment.
If you are a Connecticut resident who has been charged with or convicted of DUI in Oklahoma, you should be aware that there are repercussions on your Connecticut license in your home state in addition to any license impact in Oklahoma as set forth above.
If you have an Oklahoma DUI but are a Connecticut resident, please contact Connecticut DUI lawyer Jay Ruane to help you fight your conviction. Ruane Attorneys also recommends Attorneys John Hunsucker, Bruce Edge, and Josh Lee if you are in need of assistance from an Oklahoma DUI lawyer.