Oklahoma DUI on Your Record
While a DUI criminal sentence may be completed and your driving privileges reinstated, one thing that never goes away is having a drunk-driving conviction on your record. With a criminal record, you may have difficulty applying for jobs or getting certain types of professional certifications. While it may be possible to have your DUI expunged later, the best way to protect your future is to fight your DUI charge now.
Where is a DUI Reported?
A DUI can be reported on a number of different records. The first record you will develop after being booked for drunk driving is an arrest record, which is maintained by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). This record is only eligible for expungement under certain circumstances.
Failing or refusing the breath test can also result in the DUI being reported on your driving record. Once this offense is on your record, you will have to act quickly in order to appeal your automatic administrative license suspension.
If you are ultimately convicted of DUI, you will also develop a court record. The most common ways of avoiding a court record for DUI include obtaining an acquittal or dismissal of your charges, accepting a plea bargain for a lesser offense or taking a deferred sentence.
A DUI Could Last Forever
The unfortunate side effect of a DUI is not only that it may live on forever, but that your records can be accessed by the public, causing complications when seeking employment, requesting custody of your children, or even leaving the country.
The legal team at the Edge Law Firm understands the ramifications a DUI can have on your life—and we’re ready to help you fight for your rights. For a free evaluation of your case, call (877) DUI-EDGE or (918) 582-6333 or fill out our online form now.