The penalties associated with a DUI conviction in the state of Oklahoma are harsh. Still, many people drink and drive and risk arrest by law enforcement.
Some people in Oklahoma may not understand how much a DUI charge can ruin their lives. They may feel that a charge is the same as a conviction and there is nothing they can do to get rid of it. As harmful as a criminal charge is, it is not the final verdict in a criminal case. Until there is a conviction, there are ways they may lessen the impact of a DUI charge on their lives.
Many people whose first encounter with law enforcement is getting stopped on suspicion of DUI do not have a clear idea of what happens after the charges. If this happens to you, it is important not to rely on common misconceptions you may have heard from friends or relatives.