Tulsa, OK asked in Car Accidents and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma

Q: My daughter was left alone at scene when her dad was taken to jail for warrants..is this illegal in oklahoma?

I was across town when i got the call and raced to the scene, but by the time i got there my daughter was sitting in the front of a police car and her dad had already been taken to jail and car was being towed away. My daughter was left alone, her dad handcuffed and taken to jail and car towed away, all right in front of her. How scared she must have been. My question is, is illegal to leave a minor without parent or guaradian or at least a female officer on scene in the state of oklahoma?

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Based on what you have stipulated in the question, your daughter was left with another officer. So short answer, Yes a minor can be left with another officer while her father was escorted to jail.

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