Oklahoma DUI Traffic Accident
DUI is a serious offense in the State of Oklahoma. Accidents involving alcohol can significantly increase the penalties associated with a DUI charge. In fact, a DUI accident that results in serious injuries or even death could be charged as a felony offense, which carries the potential for prison time and the loss of certain civic privileges.
Oklahoma DUI Accident Statistics
Alcohol-related accidents can cause devastating consequences. Approximately 350,000 people sustained serious injuries caused by alcohol-related accidents in 2010. That same year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 220 fatalities were related to drunk-driving accidents in Oklahoma.
Penalties for a DUI-Related Traffic Accident
Because a DUI accident with great bodily injury increases the offense to a felony, the sentence is significantly increased. Those convicted of a felony DUI could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison as well as fines up to $5000.
A convicted felon could also lose certain rights, such as the right to vote or own firearms. Certain occupations may also be off limits, such as teaching or working in government agencies. Even renting an apartment could be difficult with a felony record.
The stakes are high when it comes to a DUI-related accident. However, not all arrests result in a conviction. The attorneys at the Edge Law Firm can investigate the details of your case to provide the best defense possible.
Don't face a felony DUI on your own—put your case in the experienced hands of the Edge Law Firm. For advice on your charges, complete our online form or call (877) DUI-EDGE or (918) 582-6333 to schedule a free case evaluation.