Getting arrested for a DUI in Oklahoma is no fun. If police suspect you of being impaired, they will typically arrest you on the spot and impound your vehicle. Getting your car back, going through the court process and regaining your driving privileges can take time. Here are three things that you can usually expect after getting a DUI:
#1: You could lose your driver’s license
If you are convicted for DUI, you can expect to lose your driving privileges for a period of time. The length of time that your driver’s license will be suspended depends on how serious the drunk driving incident was and whether or not it was your first DUI conviction.
#2: You may be ordered to pay fines
You will have court fees and possibly some fines issued after a DUI conviction. The amount of your DUI fines will go up depending on the details of the incident. For example, if you damaged someone else’s property, you may be ordered to compensate them. Specific fines for things like refusing a breath test or having a child in your car will also be assessed.
#3: Your car insurance rates might get more expensive
Even after your driver’s license is reinstated, your car insurance rates could continue to remind you about your DUI charge. You may also be required to purchase special insurance called SR-22 insurance for three years after a DUI conviction.
Getting your driving privileges back could take time
You may have your driver’s license suspended for a set period of time after a DUI. However, waiting is usually not the only requirement to get your license reinstated. If you have been convicted of DUI, you may have to attend a driving education program and an alcohol evaluation program to get your license back.