OKC Criminal Defense & DUI Attorneys
OKC Criminal Defense & DUI Attorneys

Driving Under the Influence: DUI or APC Charges

We Defend Drunk Driving and Drugged Driving Charges in Oklahoma City and Throughout the Region

At Fassio Law, our Oklahoma City DUI defense attorneys provide comprehensive, reliable, and solutions-focused legal representation to good people facing difficult criminal cases. A DUI arrest can lead to either felony or misdemeanor charges.  Make sure you make the right choice in hiring an attorney to represent you. For a fully confidential, no obligation initial consultation with a top Oklahoma DUI defense lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact our Oklahoma City law office today.

A DUI Arrest in Oklahoma Carriers Serious Consequences: Be Proactive

When you are arrested for DUI, you will have two separate legal issues:

  1. A criminal case, where you will be facing possible incarceration; and
  2. A DPS case, where you will be facing the loss of your driving privileges.

Do not go it alone. Make sure you have a qualified, experienced DUI defense lawyer on your side.

An Overview of DUI Charges in Oklahoma City

It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle while impaired in Oklahoma City. Under Oklahoma law (47 OK Stat § 47-11-902), a person can be arrested and charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) if they are in actual physical control of a motor vehicle and:

  1. They have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher;
  2. They have any amount of a Schedule I controlled substance; or
  3. They are under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent that they cannot drive safely.

The Penalties for Intoxicated Driving in Oklahoma 

What are the penalties that you will face for a DUI in Oklahoma? They can vary depending on several different factors. That being said, a key issue is your prior history of DUIs—or, alternatively, your clean record. Here is an overview of Oklahoma’s DUI penalties:

  • First Offense DUI: A maximum $1,000 fine, a minimum 180 day license suspension, and 10 days to one year in jail.
  • Second Offense DUI: A maximum $2,500 fine, a minimum 365 day license suspension, and one year to five years in prison.
  • Third Offense DUI: A maximum $5,000 fine, a minimum three year license suspension, and one year to 10 years in prison.

What to Know About DUIs and Administrative License Suspensions in Oklahoma

In most situations, when you are arrested for DUI, you only have a couple of weeks to take action with DPS (The Department of Public Safety) and Service Oklahoma to attempt to keep your driving privileges. Oklahoma enforces Administrative License Suspensions (ALS) for DUI cases, resulting in immediate license suspension prior to any court proceedings. Understanding these laws is crucial for anyone facing DUI charges or seeking to avoid such consequences. An experienced Oklahoma City DUI defense lawyer can help you to preserve your right to drive.

Do you have a DUI Charge?

Read Charlie's story below, and then see how the OKC DUI Defense Attorneys at Fassio Law can help defend you against a DUI Charge.

Charlie's Story - Driving Under the Influence

He couldn't believe that this one mistake now had him on the verge of losing everything. Charlie had always liked to go out and have a few drinks to relax or watch the football game. But he usually made sure he had a designated driver or called an Uber, plus he knew himself and his limits well enough to know when he'd be okay to drive.

But one night, he got carried away. He didn't handle things in the responsible way that he usually did. You never would have thought this about him. Charlie was a respected Banker, a father, and he had a great marriage. He didn't drink to excess routinely. He just liked to have a little fun, to relax and unwind.  But this night was different. Tonight his suit and tie and his Armani glasses, and the fact that he was so well-respected at his job, that wasn't going to help.

He had a fight with his wife. Every marriage has its difficulties, but this one was really bad. What's crazy is, now he couldn't even remember what the fight was about, this fight that started the night spinning out of control and leading to him drinking too much, trying to drive home, and getting arrested.

And he couldn't even remember what it was about.

So when the fight really heated up, he knew he just wanted a drink. He wanted to get out of the house, get some space, have a few drinks to relax, unwind, and decompress from the tension of this fight.

He and Shannon could talk about it later and work it all out, but for now he just needed some space. Seemed like a solid enough plan. But once he got to the bar and started to let go, he drank too much.

He was still in a pretty emotional state, then you add in a few beers, maybe a glass or two of scotch, on an empty stomach, and he wasn't in the right frame of mind. He checked to see if he could get an Uber, but the closest one was 45 minutes away.

He was tired. He just wanted to get home, put this fight with his wife behind him, and go to bed. It seemed like such a simple solution at the time, little did he know that it was going to end up putting him on the brink of losing everything. He started to drive home, he felt fine, and when he was only a few miles away, he felt that sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach as he saw the red and blue lights in his rear-view mirror.

Maybe you can relate to Charlie and how he felt that night. That feeling of something so small spiraling out of control and now wondering every minute what was going to happen.

Would his wife leave him, things were already not great? 

Was he going to lose his job, even though he had just recently gotten a promotion?

What would his kids think?

Was he going to lose his driver’s license?

And he couldn't even bring himself to think about the possibility that he might go to jail.

All Charlie knew was that he was willing to do anything necessary to fix this, to find a solution, and start climbing out of this hole, to stop digging and make it better.

If you're in a situation like this, where you've been arrested for DUI, you've got way too much to lose to risk not handling this in the best possible way, with the best attorney to help you. If you're willing to do what it takes.

If this describes you, then you're exactly the kind of client that we want to work with.

Contact us today. Let's stop digging and start finding Solutions! You've got too much at stake to put it off any longer.

Why Rely On the Oklahoma Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers at Fassio Law

If you have recently been charged with the crime of DUI/DWI.  Not having the right representation in your case could mean time spent in prison, and the loss of your license for an extended period of time. Looking for a top-rated DUI defense attorney/DWI defense attorney in the Oklahoma City area? You have come to the right place. At Fassio Law, we are a justice-driven law firm that helps good people navigate challenging legal situations. It is our goal to protect your license, freedom, and future. Among other things, our Oklahoma City DUI defense lawyers are prepared to:

  • Listen to your story, answer questions, and explain what comes next in your DUI case;
  • Review the arrest and the charges, gathering evidence to support your defense;
  • Represent you before police, DPS, and prosecutors; and
  • Build a personalized defense strategy to get the best outcome in your Oklahoma DUI case.

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Contact Our Oklahoma City DUI Defense Attorney for Immediate Help

At Fassio Law, our Oklahoma City DUI defense lawyers can help you through the Criminal Justice System and make sure you get the best possible result in your DUI/DWI cases. Call us at (405) 593-8444 or contact us through our website for a fully confidential, no obligation case assessment. From our Oklahoma City law office, we serve communities throughout the wider region, including in Oklahoma County. Canadian County, and Cleveland County.

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