Many people think DUI only pertains to alcohol. In Oklahoma, however, a DUI is defined as the operation of a motor vehicle by an individual who is under the influence of any intoxicating substance – whether it is alcohol, illegal substances, as well as prescription and over-the-counter drugs. If you were recently arrested and charged with a DUID, it is important to seek experienced legal representation from a skilled criminal defenselawyer.
At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, we can provide effective legal counsel and protect your rights and future. Our Sapulpa DUI attorneys can educate you about state laws, discuss your legal options, and help you navigate the complexities of the legal system.
DUI-Drugs and DUI involving alcohol fall under the same statute in various sections and carry the same range of punishment. The penalties for a DUI conviction in Oklahoma depends on a variety of factors, including prior DUI convictions, the level of intoxication at the time of arrest, and whether anyone suffered an injury due to the DUI.
A first-offense DUID is punishable by imprisonment in jail for not less than ten days nor more than one year, as well as a maximum fine of $1,000. In addition, an offender must complete a drug and alcohol assessment and adhere to a recommended course of treatment, complete a specific amount of hours for community service, install an ignition interlock device, and complete a Victim Impact Panel (VIP).
Remember, there is no blood testing standard established in Oklahoma, meaning that there is no fixed amount of drugs within the blood system that determines conviction. Whether a driver is impaired is decided on a case-by-case basis and at the prosecutor’s discretion. Do not risk facing serious penalties without experienced and reliable legal assistance.