This may come as a surprise, but it's relatively easy to have your license suspended in Oklahoma. The Department of Public Safety has the right to suspend or revoke your license for numerous reasons in order to keep irresponsible drivers off the road.
A license suspension is temporary and typically occurs due to too many “points” accrued against a driver for lesser traffic violations. A revocation, on the other hand, is much more serious. This permanent invalidation of a driver's license is reserved for heavy violations and repeat offenders.
You can be slapped with a license suspension for a single offense, or, it may be a result of multiple offenses that occur and accumulate on the point system.
Some of the most common one-time offenses to receive a suspension are alcohol or drug-related DUI, aggravated DUI, DWI, APC charges (actual physical control), refusal to submit to a breath/blood test, and having a BAC over the legal limit of .08.
The length of your suspension will vary and be based on the offense.
In addition, there are court-requested reasons why your license may be suspended. These range from failure to pay court fines, failure to pay for gasoline at the pump, failure to appear in court for a citation regarding lack of insurance, vehicular manslaughter, and many other reasons. For a full list, click here.
With more serious offenses, DPS can completely revoke your license, meaning you will have to go through the long and tedious process of having your license reissued once the revocation period is complete.
If you have received a DUI/DWI or another charge that puts you at risk for license suspension or revocation, you need to contact a legal professional as soon as possible to appeal the potential suspension or create an action plan.
Our attorneys at Worden & Carbitcher have decades of combined experience in all matters of DUI/DWI and protecting our client's driving privileges. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation at 405-360-8036.
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