Driving on a Suspended License in Oklahoma

Criminal charges for operating a vehicle during a license suspension or revocation.

By , Attorney · University of San Francisco School of Law
Updated January 27, 2021

In Oklahoma, you can lose your driving privileges for a variety of different reasons. Motorists who get caught operating a vehicle during a suspension or revocation will likely face criminal charges.

Reasons for Suspension or Revocation

Under Oklahoma law, certain criminal offenses lead to license revocation or suspension. The list of offenses includes:

But this is just a partial list—lots of other circumstances can lead to license revocation or suspension.

Reinstating your License

Suspension and revocation periods vary depending on the circumstances. Once your period of suspension or revocation expires, you typically have to pay a reinstatement fee and might have to complete other requirements before you'll be able to lawfully drive again.

Criminal Charges for Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

Driving on a suspended or revoked license is a misdemeanor in Oklahoma. A conviction carries up to a year and jail a fine of:

  • $100 and $500 for a first conviction
  • $200 and $750 for a second conviction, or
  • $300 and $1,000 for a third conviction.

If your license was suspended due to certain alcohol offenses, including DUI, you'll be looking at up to a year in jail and a fine of:

  • $500 and $1,000 for a first conviction
  • $1,000 and $2,000 for a second conviction, or
  • $2,000 and $5,000 for a third or subsequent conviction.

Motorists who are convicted of driving during a suspension or revocation might also face an additional period of suspension or revocation.

Legal Help for Charges Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

Driving on a suspended or revoked license is a serious offense that carries severe penalties. If you've been arrested for one of these violations, get in contact with an experienced defense attorney. A qualified lawyer can tell you how the law applies to your situation and help you decide on the best way to handle your case.

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