If your driver’s license is suspended in Oklahoma and you are caught driving, you will be arrested. The police officer will charge you with a misdemeanor and you will be taken and booked into jail. If convicted, you could face a fine of up to $1,000 and be sentenced to up to one year in jail.
The Court will take many things into account when they review your case. The reason for the suspension and if it was your first offense or if you are considered a multiple offender for this type of crime. These reasons will play a very large part on how you are sentenced if convicted. Suspensions that are a result of a DUI charge will carry the heaviest penalties.
Reasons That Your License Can Be Suspended Or Revoked
In Oklahoma, there are many reasons that your license can be suspended or revoked. Some of the more common reasons include:
• Failure to pay child support
• Failure to pay a traffic fine
• Leaving the scene of an accident
• Using a car to commit a felony
• Theft of gasoline (drive off)
• Some crimes which involve drugs
• Driving under the influence (DUI)
• Vehicular manslaughter or negligent homicide involving a vehicle
A driver’s license can also be suspended for other reasons not included in this list.
How A Defense Attorney Can Help
The State of Oklahoma is very serious about anyone who is caught driving while their license is suspended or revoked. Being convicted of this crime can result in additional time being added to the suspension or permanent revocation of the license, large fines, and possible jail time. It is very important that you seek legal representation to help you fight these charges against you.
Working with an experienced defense attorney can help you fight the charges against you and help you get your license reinstated. Being convicted of this type of charge will also impact your personal life. You will need to rely on others for transportation, and when you do have a license again, you will face very high car insurance rates. It is in your best interest to fight these charges by speaking with an experienced defense attorney.