Oklahoma DUI? Why do I need to hire an attorney quickly?
Protect your driving privileges from revocation. Don't wait to contact an attorney, do it today!
Oklahoma DUI? Your Driving Privileges are in Limbo!When you are arrested for DUI officers fill out what is called an Officers Affidavit and Notice of Revocation/Disqualification. The affidavit acts as a notice that if you do not act within 15 days, your driving privileges will be revoked.
By hiring an attorney within 15 days after your arrest your attorney can send a written request to the Department of Public Safety requesting a hearing to fight for your driving privileges. Don't wait until day 14 or 15 to seek out an attorney, the sooner the better.
The Tale of Two CasesFighting for your driver's license takes place in an administrative hearing and in Oklahoma these hearings are conducted by the Department of Public Safety. DPS is the agency who is revoking your driver's license. This is a separate case from your DUI crime which takes place either in a municipal or county courthouse. Although, an appeal of an administrative ruling will take place in the county courthouse.
In other words, when you are arrested for a DUI two cases are going on simultaneously. One is your DUI criminal case and the other is the administrative case. A good criminal defense attorney will handle both cases for you. Be sure to ask if the fee includes the DUI criminal case and the administrative case.
Don't wait, hire an attorney to fight for your driving privileges.