What is an Aggravated DUI in Oklahoma?
We know bad things happen to good people. Whether you’re out watching the game with some friends or having a couple of glasses of wine with dinner, a DUI can happen to anyone.
It is important to remember that a DUI arrest does not make you a bad person, but it can have substantial implications, which is why it is important you hire us. We understand how traumatizing an arrest, mugshot, and a night in jail can be and we are here to help.
What is an aggravated DUI?
Simply put, an aggravated DUI is a DUI where you had more alcohol in your system when you were arrested. If you drive after drinking and get stopped by the police, you may receive a regular DUI if your breath or blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 or above. An aggravated DUI is a DUI where your blood or breath alcohol concentration is 0.15 or above.
What is the significance of an aggravated DUI?
When you are charged with an aggravated DUI, you are facing more severe consequences than a regular DUI. In addition to the exposure for a non-aggravated DUI, you may have to:
1. Complete a substantial amount of community service;
2. Have an interlock installed in your vehicle;
3. Attend more intense substance abuse counseling.
What other ways can an aggravated DUI cause you more problems than a standard DUI?
An aggravated DUI can impact the revocation of your driver’s license. While revocation periods are the same as for regular DUIs, requirements to reinstate your license are more stringent.
If the revocation resulting from the aggravated DUI is your first suspension, regardless of whether for a DUI or other offense, you can be suspended from driving for 180 days. If this is your second suspension within the last ten years, the revocation can last for one year or even longer. If this is your third (or more) revocation within the last ten years, the revocation can last for three years or longer.
In order to get your license reinstated after your license has been revoked for an aggravated DUI, you will need to:
- Have surrendered your license to DPS.
- Not drive during the period of revocation.
- Pay fees related to your revocation.
- Attend a State approved Alcohol/Drug Assessment and complete all recommendations following the assessment. It may take up to twelve months to complete the requirement.
- Install an interlock device in your car
What To Do If you Have Been Charged with an Aggravated DUI
You should consult an attorney immediately to ensure that your rights are protected and that your arrest was lawful. The Tulsa DUI Guy handles DUI cases every day. Many lawyers think that just because you have been arrested for a DUI, that there is little hope of overcoming the prosecutor’s case or that you already have an automatic deal with a prosecutor that doesn’t change. We don’t. We work hard to aggressively represent your interests and to get you the best possible result so you can get your life back on track. Complete the form below to get started.