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Navigating the Road to License Reinstatement After a DUI in Oklahoma



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Step 1: Apply for the IDAP Program


The Impaired Driver Accountability Program (IDAP) is an elective program or optional step that allows you to keep your driver's license while completing the state-mandated assessments and classes. The IDAP provides a pathway to maintain your driving privileges under specific conditions.


  • Application Process: To apply for IDAP you need to go through the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence. This involves completing and submitting the required form, fees and any necessary documentation.

  • Requirements: Once accepted into the IDAP program, you must install a breathalyzer in your vehicle. This device measures your blood alcohol content (BAC) before you can start your car. This device ensures that your vehicle can only be operated by someone who has not consumed alcohol, adding an extra layer of safety.

  • Reputable Installer: You will need to choose an approved vendor to install the device. It's important to select a reputable provider who offers reliable service and support.

  • Monthly Calibration: The breathalyzer, also known as an ignition interlock device, needs to be calibrated monthly throughout the duration of the IDAP and ADSAC programs. This ensures the device is functioning correctly and providing accurate readings. The device must be calibrated monthly to stay compliant with IDAP requirements. Failing to do so could result in penalties or being removed from the IDAP.


Step 2: Complete an ADSAC DUI Assessment

The Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse Course (ADSAC) is a mandatory component for most individuals of drug and alcohol charges in the Sooner State. Completing an ADSAC assessment is crucial as it determines the next steps in your recovery and legal process.


  • Choose a Certified ADSAC Assessor: Select an Oklahoma-certified assessor to conduct your ADSAC assessment. Step Three, Inc has state-certified ADSAC assessors on standby to complete your assessment either online or in the Broken Bow office.

  • Assessment Fee: The fee for the ADSAC assessment is state-mandated and ranges from $160 to $175, depending on the date of your charge.

  • Purpose of the Assessment: The ADSAC assessment evaluates your substance use history and determines the necessary intervention or education level required in order to complete the ADSAC program. This personalized approach helps address your specific needs and circumstances.


What to Expect During the ADSAC Assessment

According to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), below details what you should expect during your ADSAC assessment:


  • Honesty: Be prepared to answer questions about your offense(s) honestly. This honesty is critical for your ADSAC assessor to make accurate recommendations.

  • Professional Setting: The assessment will be conducted in a professional setting, ensuring confidentiality and respect throughout the process.

  • Written Recommendations: You will receive written information regarding your recommendations from your ADSAC assessor. This document outlines the steps you need to take to meet legal requirements of the ADSAC program.

  • Credentials: Information about the professional credentials of your ADSAC assessor will be provided, ensuring you are working with a state certified assessor.

  • Clinical Interview: The ADSAC assessment consists of a formal face-to-face clinical interview with a certified ADSAC assessor. This interview allows the assessor to clinically evaluate you and to and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Duration: The ADSAC or DUI assessment typically takes at approximately 1.5 hours.


Step 4: Complete ADSAC Recommendations

At the end of your DUI assessment, you will receive an ADSAC referral and recommendation document outlining individualized requirements you must complete to reinstate your driver's license. These requirements are called "levels of intervention."

Levels of intervention range from a 10 or 24-hour DUI course, Victims Impact Panel (VIP), group substance use therapy, peer led support groups, IOP to residential treatment. Click here for levels of intervention breakdown.


  • Educational Courses: ADSAC educational courses consist of a 10-hour course that is completed over a three-day span and a 24-hour DUI course which meets twice per week for six weeks and primarily focuses on the effects of drugs and alcohol and ways to make positive life changes.

  • Therapy or Counseling: For those with more significant substance use issues, group substance abuse therapy sessions or a more intensive outpatient treatment program may be recommended.

  • Victim’s Impact Panels: Some recommendations may include attending a Victim’s Impact Panel, where DUI offenders hear from victims of impaired driving incidents. This can be a powerful reminder of the real-world consequences of DUI.

  • Community Support Meetings- Some offenders will be recommended to complete 6 or 12 weeks of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or other self-help support group.

  • Residential Treatment- For those with extremely severe substance use issues, inpatient treatment may be recommended.


At Step Three, participants or DUI offenders can complete their ADSAC DUI assessment and their 10-hour or 24-hour DUI classes either in person at the Broken Bow office or online for convenience. This flexibility ensures you can meet the requirements in a way that fits your schedule. Check the Step Three class schedule here.


Step 5: Obtain Your Red-Stamp of Completion

In order to get your license reinstated after a DUI, DWI, APC, DUID, or Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS), the Department of Public Safety will require you to present them with your Red Stamp of Completion.


To Obtain Your Red Stamp:

After successfully completing all ADSAC recommendations, return to your ADSAC assessor to receive your red-stamped completion certificate. This certificate is essential for the reinstatement process and demonstrates your compliance with legal requirements.


Step 6: Submit Your Red Stamp of Completion to the Department of Public Safety or to Service Oklahoma

Once you have your red-stamped completion certificate:


  • Submit to Service Oklahoma: Provide your red stamp of completion along with your reinstatement fee to Service Oklahoma.

  • Contact Information: For further steps and guidance, contact Service Oklahoma at 405-425-2059. They can provide detailed instructions on any additional documentation or steps required.


Additional Information Based on Offense Date

  • Before July 1, 2003:

  • Confirm with Service Oklahoma if an ADSAC assessment is needed.

  • Upon completion, receive your red-stamped completion certificate.

  • Contact Service Oklahoma for further steps.

  • After July 1, 2003:

  • Receive recommendations and a list of agencies where you can complete the services.

  • Return to the assessor with proof of completed services to get your red-stamped completion certificate.

  • Contact Service Oklahoma for the next steps once you have obtained your red stamp.


Common Questions About ADSAC Assessment


How Long Does the ADSAC Assessment Take?

The duration of the ADSAC assessment can vary depending on the individual. Generally, it takes at least 1.5 hours, but some may complete it faster while others may take longer. It’s important to allocate sufficient time to ensure a thorough assessment.


How Do I Know What Classes or How Many Hours to Complete in Order to Get My License Back?

The results of your ADSAC assessment determines the intervention and educational classes you need to complete. Your DUI assessor will provide you with a detailed recommendation outlining the specific classes or counseling and the number of hours required.


Conclusion

Reinstating your driver's license after a DUI in Oklahoma involves a series of structured steps aimed at ensuring public safety and supporting your wellbeing. By following the IDAP program, completing your ADSAC assessment, and adhering to the recommendations, you can successfully navigate the process and put the unfortunate experience of getting a DUI in your rearview mirror.


For more information or to schedule an Oklahoma ADSAC DUI assessment, contact Step Three, Inc. today. We're here to help you every step of the way. Our comprehensive services, including in-person and online assessments, classes, and substance abuse group are designed to meet your needs and help you get back on the road safely and responsibly.



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