Oklahoma DUI laws

Phone: 405-232-4DUI (4384) or Toll Free: 1-877-HELP-DUI (435-7384)

Located in Oklahoma City, the DUI defense lawyers at Fabian & Associates want to educate you regarding Oklahoma DUI laws and some of the terminology related to drunk driving and other alcohol related offenses.

DUI is the acronym for "Driving under the Influence". Driving under the influence (DUI) means driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other intoxicants, although most DUI charges are alcohol related.
APC is the acronym for "Actual Physical Control", and refers to individuals with blood alcohol content (BAC) higher than .08 and have physical control of a vehicle, whether they were actually driving or not.
DWI is the acronym for several related phrases, depending on the state, and includes "Driving While Impaired" and "Driving While Intoxicated". Oklahoma uses the term DWI, which requires a test result of .06 or .07.
OWI is the acronym for "Operating While Imbibing or Impaired"
BWI is the acronym for "Boating While Intoxicated". Oklahoma does have BWI laws.

Driver's License Revocation or Suspension


You MUST request a DPS hearing in writing within 15 days of being charged with a DUI. Your failure to request a hearing will most likely result in losing your right to have a hearings and losing your driver's license.


Also, you should hire an experienced DUI attorney (who can also request the hearing on your behalf) to represent you at the DPS hearing. There are numerous benefits from having your DUI defense attorney represent you at the DPS hearing.

Consequences of a DUI Conviction

A DUI conviction can carry the potential consequences of jail time, fines, and driver's license disqualification. A conviction can also have the indirect consequences of higher insurance rates, losing a job dependant on a commercial license (You will be disqualified from holding a commercial license for at least a year), and the consequences of having a criminal conviction on your record. For specifics regarding DUI penalties, please visit our DUI Penalties page.

To speak with an experienced Oklahoma drunk driving defense attorney, please call us at 405-232-4DUI (4384) or toll free at 1-877-HELP-DUI (435-7384), or complete our intake form on our Contact Us page. No one will fight harder to protect your rights.

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Fabian & Associates Inc, P.C.
228 Robert S. Kerr · Suite 700
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

1-877-HELP-DUI (435-7384)
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