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I Got a DUI, What is The BOT IDAP Program?

On Behalf of | Dec 19, 2019 | Firm News


After November 1, 2022 “BOT IDAP” took its place.

Under BOT IDAP, driver licenses will be revoked for refusing to test, or for having a breath or blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more.  The revocations will be for 6 months, 1 year, or 2 years depending on your history.  Entering a guilty plea to the DUI/APC will also trigger the revocation if your D.L. wasn’t already revoked for refusing or testing above .08.

A new state agency called Service Oklahoma will notify the arrestee of his/her revocation via an Order of Revocation/Disqualification mailed to the address on his/her D.L.  The revocation will begin 55 days from the date of the Order.

Revocations can no longer be “sat out” by just not driving.  In order to have D.L. reinstatement, the arrestee MUST complete the BOT IDAP program – this involves having an interlock device installed on your vehicle.  However, you cannot enter the program prior to receiving the Order of Revocation/Disqualification in the mail.  Once you receive the letter, there is no deadline for applying to the BOT IDAP program.

In most instances it is NOT advisable to obtain an interlock device on an arrestee’s vehicle before receiving the Order of Revocation/Disqualification in the mail.  The only advisable course of action prior to receiving the Order would be to seek an ADSAC evaluation and follow those recommendations – then wait for the mail.

If you have any questions about this process, call Pierce Law Firm, PC.  We can explain it further.

What your first-time misdemeanor DUI will likely cost you with lawyer fees:

Court costs (state court): $1000 (estimated total of 19-20 non-negotiable fees & assessments)

Fine & Victim Compensation: $100-$250 (estimate based on average in Cleveland County)

Drug/alchohol assessment: $160 (in state)

DUI School (10 hour): $150 (paid within 180 days of first class)

Victims Forum Program: $75

Drivers License Reinstatement: $315