By Isaiah N. Brydie, Esq.
Get a DUI Defense Attorney Who Knows Tulsa County
Any DUI arrest in Oklahoma can be a life-changing event. Even the first offense can carry potential jail time as well as stiff fines and court fees. Repeated DUI charges carry increasing consequences. DUIs can lead to temporary revocation of driving privileges. In some aggravated DUI cases, you could face extended or even permanent revocation of driving privileges.
For some people the most damaging immediate impact of a DUI charge will be a suspension of their driver’s license. A suspended drivers license can keep a driver from getting to work, leading to the loss of a job — at the very time you need income to pay fines and costs associated with a DUI. Without help navigating the challenges of a DUI charge it is possible to face extremely damaging consequences that could otherwise be avoided.
The Clock is Ticking
Following a DUI charge a driver’s license will immediately be suspended. From the day of arrest there are only fifteen (15) days to appeal the suspension or seek a modification to allow a driver to continue to drive to work. Time is tight and if a driver doesn’t take swift action then the driver could be facing a suspension from six months and up to three years. This can disrupt a driver’s life by preventing the driver from working and attending to family responsibilities. If the driver has a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) that too will be at risk.
The Stakes Are High with DUI
A first offense can carry a prison sentence of up to one year and a second offense can lead to a sentence of up to four years. If a minor under the age of eighteen (18) were a passenger in the vehicle on even a first offense there is a maximum sentence of four years. The DUI defense attorney at Urban Legal knows that you can’t afford to lose your license, your freedom, your job and your money. A local DUI defense attorney from your Tulsa community will fight for you to give you the best opportunity to stay on the road, stay out of prison and keep your job.
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