Differences Between DUI And DWI
Unlike most states, Oklahoma distinguishes DUI from DWI as a separate type of charge. The only difference is your blood alcohol content (BAC). If your BAC is .08 percent or above, you will be charged with a DUI. If it is between .05 percent and .079 percent, it is considered a DWI.
This distinction is important because a DWI has milder consequences and is more difficult to prove. However, both types of charges are still serious.
Consequences could include:
- Jail time
- License suspension
- Alcohol courses
- Increased insurance rates
The most important distinction between DUI and DWI is that your license will be suspended as soon as you are arrested for a DUI. In the case of a DWI, it will only be suspended if you are found guilty.
When Is A DUI Invalid?
Plenty of defenses to drunk driving charges exist. Never assume you are automatically guilty. Our attorneys at Henry + Dow can employ a number of defenses such as:
- No legitimate reason for pullover
- Improper Breathalyzer calibration
- Inaccurate Breathalyzer results
- Inaccurate field sobriety test results
- Unaware of intoxication
- Situation necessitated driving
Our services are personalized to our clients so we will build a defense strategy that is best suited to your needs. We never back down from a court battle to earn our clients’ rights.
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