My question involves criminal law for the state of: Oklahoma
The accident occurred on 11/26/2009. A friend and I went out drinking at a local pub in the city. I dropped him off at his place, and proceeded to head back to my place. I decided to take a different route as I was going to stop by a local grocery store to get a snack. As I was driving, I decided to change songs on my Ipod, and ended up running into a median. Not knowing how bad of damage was done to the vehicle, I decided to try and change the tire so I can be on my way home. Within thirty minutes, a OHP trooper came and asked what the situation was. I told him I was changing my tire, in which he responded with 'I'm going to come back in ten minutes, and if you're still here, then I'm gonna have to take you in.' I didn't want to leave my car sitting on the side of the highway, so I called my friend, and he drove to the scene to pick me up, and then we went back to his place to get the right tools to get the beat up tire off of the car ( the tools I had were not that great ). This was about an hour and thirty minutes later, and then another OHP trooper came, flashed his light at the tire, and said the car was totaled. The trooper then told me to go in his car, and he was doing the test with my eyes ( while seated inside of the car ) and automatically 'you're drunk, you're going to jail.' He gave me two choices: do the blow test or spend the night in jail. Since I felt fine, and I had read somewhere that if you refused the test, your license would automatically be taken away ( which, as it turns out, isn't the case in the state of Oklahoma ), I told him I would take the test. He gave me two tries: once I blew .11, and second was .13. He only counted the .11, and alas, had to spend the night in jail where I ended up getting bailed out by a relative around 5pm on Thanksgiving. Within a couple of days, I went to Hunsucker Defense Firm and had them represent me. This is my first dui, and with the exception of a petty larceny conviction, I have no serious criminal offenses on my record.
My question is this: This took place 11/26/2009, and as of today, 8/29/2010, I have not been convicted nor has DPS taken away my license ( I have had full driving privileges this whole time through a temporary license ). There have been three disposition court dates set up, in which the defense has called a continuance. Since it is nearing a year since the incident took place, what exactly is going to happen? I haven't been pulled over since then, and my insurance company paid for the damages caused on the median. I have read that people went ten years without a conviction with their dui but they still kept going through with disposition court dates. What is the deal? I'm ready for this to be over.