A new law in Oklahoma makes it easier for prosecutors to confiscate cars that belong to those accused of DUI in Tulsa. The Oklahoma legislature recently enacted a motor vehicle forfeiture penalty attached to certain DUI convictions. First enacted in 1999, the Oklahoma DUI forfeiture statute provided for forfeiture of a motor vehicle used when the driver was convicted of DUI, had a prior conviction within the preceding ten years for DUI, and one of the convictions involved death or serious bodily injury to another. The DUI forfeiture law was amended effective August 22, 2014 to include an additional qualifying conviction the state could use as a basis to seek forfeiture of a vehicle driven by a person convicted of DUI; a third or subsequent felony DUI.
Jeff sat down with Newson6 to discuss the changes, and how it impacts his clients.
Jeff Krigel is a Tulsa DUI attorney dedicated to providing a vigorous defense of clients charged with DUI and related offenses in Tulsa and surrounding areas. A DUI arrest is a serious matter that should be handled by a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. In all criminal cases, the stakes are high. You risk losing your freedom, your rights, and your good name. Jeff Krigel understands what you are facing, and will do everything possible to protect your rights and help you avoid a criminal conviction. Dont risk facing your DUI charge or DPS license suspension hearing alone. Call our Tulsa Criminal Attorney for a free consultation.