What Is An Aggravated
DUI In Oklahoma
The word aggravate is legal way of saying “to make worse.” If you are being charged with an Aggravated DUI you are essentially being charged with a DUI, except your violation was particularly egregious. In Oklahoma that means your BAC was above or equal to .15%. It doesn’t even matter if it is your first offense, a high BAC could earn you the higher charge.
An aggravated DUI has all the same penalties as a regular DUI but has the added mandatory penalties upon conviction:
- Not less than one (1) year of supervision and
- periodic testing at the defendant's expense; and
- an ignition interlock device or devices, for minimum of ninety (90) days.
Even though an Aggravated DUI is a serious charge, it isn't treated the same as a felony. If this is your first DUI, it is still categorized as a misdemeanor. However, your case will most likely be filed in county court rather than the municipal court.
Defending an Aggravated DUI
When the the prosecutor has filed charges against you, as your attorney, our first step will be to contact the prosecutor in order to get all the police reports and recordings as well as discuss the strength of your case.
If you have been charged with an Aggravated DUI, most judges will order you to hire an attorney. As an Aggravated DUI should not be handled without an attorney as the implications are long lasting. Give us a call today and let’s get started on your defense.
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