You may have a habit of using DUI and DWI interchangeably in everyday conversations. You’re not alone -- it’s common for people to be unfamiliar with the difference.
Under Oklahoma law, however, a charge of “driving under the influence,” as opposed to “driving while impaired,” are completely different and can lead to dramatically different outcomes. Here’s a breakdown of the differences:
Driving under the influence (DUI)
Driving while impaired (DWI)
|Breath .08 or above, roughly 2-3 drinks||Breath above .05, but below .08, roughly 2-3 drinks|
|No proof of unsafe driving required in court||Proof of unsafe driving required in court|
|Driver’s license revoked at time of arrest||Driver’s license not revoked until conviction|
|First offense || First offense |
|Second offense ||Second offense |
|Third offense ||Third offense |
|Arrest for any alcohol amount when under 21||Arrest for any alcohol amount when under 21|
We know bad things happen to good people. You need to remember that a DUI arrest does not mean an automatic conviction, license revocation, or punishment. But, if you do find yourself accused of crime, you’ll want the best advocacy available to ensure your rights are protected. If you hire us, we will work with you to analyze every detail of your DUI case to minimize the impact it will have on you and your life. Contact us for a free consultation.
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