on a DUI or APC or Drunk Driving Case in Oklahoma
By Glen R. Graham, Tulsa DUI Attorney, Broken Arrow DUI Attorney, Glenpool DUI Attorney, Owasso DUI Attorney, Bixby DUI Attorney Phone: 1-918-260-8184 http://www.glenrgraham.com/
NOTICE - New Oklahoma DPS policy is to treat all alternative requests for either a work permit or an administrative hearing as a request for an administrative hearing only - so you need to make a decision within 15 days of date of arrest either for a work permit or administrative hearing before sending in the request.
1. Option One: Do nothing = lose license for 6 months or more.
2. Option Two: Within 15 days of the date of your arrest, (*strict time limits) your attorney can request a modified license (aka work permit) in place of an administrative hearing. In response to this request, if you qualify (*most do qualify) then the Department of Public Safety issues you a modified driver's license good for the entire term of suspension of your license (6 months or more) and plus the Department of Public Safety charges a fee of $175 dollars and requires an interlock device in your car which costs about $75 dollars per month as a condition of issuing this driver's license for the entire term of possible suspension of your license.
3. Option Three: Within 15 days of the date of your arrest, your attorney can request an administrative hearing with the Department of Public Safety on your drivers license and obtain a FREE modified license (aka work permit) WITHOUT ANY INTERLOCK DEVICE good till the date of the administrative hearing on your drivers license. The time limits are very strict and this must be done within 15 days of the date of your arrest or you are out of time and the Department of Public Safety will deny the request.
If you win the administrative Dept of Public Safety hearing, then you get your drivers license back and do not have to pay anything.
If you lose the administrative Dept. of Public Safety hearing, then the ONLY way to get a temporary drivers license is to appeal the ruling of the hearing officer to the District Court in Tulsa County. To Appeal to District Court, you will be required to pay court costs and a cash appeal bond and additional attorney fees.
If you chose to have an administrative hearing instead of accepting the modified license in place of an administrative hearing, then the only way to keep a temporary drivers license is to appeal to District Court in Tulsa.
If you cannot afford to fight the case and you do not want to pay for the costs of an appeal and you do not want to pay additional attorney fees then you can either do nothing and lose your license for 6 months or more or you can agree to a modified drivers license in place of an administrative hearing.