Oklahoma DUI law has been changing in the past few years, making it much more difficult for anyone who drives under the influence of alcohol to get away with the crime. These tougher laws do not mean, however, that an Oklahoma DUI offender cannot drive again, even with multiple or high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) charges and/or convictions. There is actually a pretty clear path to regaining your license after you’ve been arrested for or convicted of an Oklahoma DUI.
Here’s how you get your license back after an Oklahoma DUI:
- Wait for notification that you can reinstate your license (via mail).
- Get an ignition interlock device installed.
- Take proof of that installation to the Oklahoma DPS.
- Complete and turn in an alcohol assessment to DPS.
- Fulfill any other requirements by DPS.
- Pay a reinstatement fee.
Once you get through all of those steps, you are ready to get back on the road, and get your life back.
Keep in mind that when you have an ignition interlock device after an Oklahoma DUI, you are required to attend your service appointments, or you are in violation of your court order. Also, your ignition interlock device will record more than your BAC, so any attempts to tamper with the device or circumvent the process will be shown at those appointments. You spent a lot of time and energy getting your license back… so do not blow it with the interlock.
You can still drive after an Oklahoma DUI, but before that is even something you need to worry about, you can take precautions against drunk driving. You can have a designated driver join you at the party, or just safely plan your ride home before you even leave. There are so many ways to stay out of DUI trouble, and only one way to be sure you’ll end up with an Oklahoma DUI, and possibly even worse endings to your evening with friends.