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How to Deal with A DUI Criminal Case?

Handley LLC Sept. 24, 2021

In Oklahoma, it is against the law to drive a motor vehicle or to be in actual physical control of a vehicle on a public road while under the influence of alcohol.

You have two (2) serious legal issues if you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol:

One, the detainee will be tried in either municipal or state court, and it is very likely that they will be prosecuted. Additionally, the fact that the arrest is a suspension of the driver's license by default. It is important that the accused understand that they have a greater responsibility to fight the suspension of their driving privileges in a court of law than they do in a criminal trial. Take help from a DUI Lawyer without delay.

The Repercussions of Criminal Behavior

The local city attorney or district attorney's office will prosecute a DUI if you're found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. The legal process of arrest starts when the arrest citation or criminal information is filed with a court. If an arrestee receives a criminal citation or criminal information, they will be subject to a court of law and must defend themselves against any accusations brought against them.

Upon your release from prison, you will be provided with a court date to attend your arraignment. For different jurisdictions, you may have to wait as long as two weeks or more to appear in court.

The court will first determine court dates and times for the arrestee when he is charged with a crime.

Dps 15-Day Rule of Departmental Responsibility

It is important to differentiate between a licenses suspensions, which is not a part of the criminal case. One distinction that is critically important is that arrestees must immediately and directly contact the Department of Public Safety.

The Department of Public Safety is a state government agency with wide regulatory duties that include determining who gets to drive in our state.

The arrestee will receive a copy of the officer's affidavit, notifying the arrestee that the Department of Public Safety has suspended their driving privileges, either at the time of arrest or after release from prison.

The affidavit of the officer, who is required to complete an affidavit to accompany the arrest report, will contain additional details including the factual events of the arrest, such as whether the arrestee has taken a breath test, and it may also give the arrestee a temporary driving permit for up to 30 days. The suspension starts as soon as the time period is over, and the detainee does nothing.

The Ending Note

A DUI lawyer is the only person who can help you through this situation. Visit the Handley Law Center in Oklahoma or book an appointment online if you are dealing with any such case.

**Disclaimer: This blog article is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.