As many Oklahoma City residents likely heard, a while back the state took its time in proceeding with charges against people who were accused of drunk driving. In some cases, it took up to two years for the charges to get sorted out and filed. This was because incongruities and complications with these cases forced prosecutors to thoroughly look into the investigation and the charges against certain individuals. They wanted to make sure the charges were appropriate, given what occurred.
Some people may have had the charges against them dropped. Others likely were hit with DUI charges after such a long wait. It’s important to realize that these discrepancies during the criminal investigation can have a major impact on the charges associated with your name.
But it’s also important to realize that even though it is easy to assume every DUI case is the same, the reality is that every DUI case is unique. There are little wrinkles that may play a role in your DUI case that are not present in other DUI cases. This makes each case very delicate for prosecutors, as any mistake — by them or the police who initially dealt with the matter — could result in a dropped case.
Anyone accused of driving under the influence should not immediately assume that their life is over and that the charges will stick. There are plenty of things that could have been done improperly during the investigation into your actions, leading to lesser charges or no charges at all.