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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm being charged for §47-11-1111. Throwing or dropping object on or at moving vehicles.

The only reason this occurred was because the vehicle in question almost ran me over by running a turn signal light. I asked the officer to press charges against the driver for almost killing me and nothing was done about the driver. I was never read my Miranda Rights when I got arrested. Also... View More

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Q: Is dodging a stop sign a stoppable offense

Can the city clerk requesting a 50.00 dollar fee to be paid to them fir the release papers to take to the tow yard and pay them as well.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 23, 2024

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to check with a traffic ticket defense attorney who practices in your state, it is stoppable in just about all jurisdictions nationwide. Good luck

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Q: Can a police issue a ticket to the passenger of a vehicle for no insurance when the vehicle is not registered to them
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 1, 2024

Drivers and registered owners of a vehicle are required to have liability insurance and show proof thereof. They cited the passenger for not having insurance? Thank you for using Justia's Ask a Lawyer, but don't rely on what you are told here, consult a local attorney who will obtain all... View More

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Q: Received no insurance got next day court fined payment plan state additional fine dot understand
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 1, 2024

You were cited for no insurance, the citation is as to the date you were cited. Just because you got it a day or week later is of no import. If you had obtained insurance on that day, even after the ticket- just before midnight- you could beat the ticket. But a day later- not a winner. Thank you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: I found out online that Oklahoma allows an impounded vehichle to be released w/o fees to homeless/indigent. Contact??

It has put my family in financial despair that is unbelievable since my vehichle was impounded 2 weeks ago. I, my fiance, my 36 y/o daughter, 38 y/o son in law and 10 y/o grandson all have been living in a small bumper pull rv since both our households faced eviction in Mid Nov and had no other... View More

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answered on Mar 27, 2024

I'm truly sorry to hear about your challenging situation. In Oklahoma, there might be provisions for impounded vehicles to be released without fees for individuals who are homeless or indigent. It's important to gather all relevant documentation that demonstrates your current living... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Cherokee citizen on travel land, Was arrested by non cross deputized officer

I Was stopped and arrested wasn’t given a reason for being stopped or a citation but was given citations for what happened after the stop by Arcoma Ok. City police officer that hasn’t been cross deputized it was $1850 to get out I paid a thousand and owe the 850. I’m a citizen of Cherokee... View More

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

In situations involving Native American citizens and law enforcement, the legal jurisdiction can be complex, especially on tribal lands or concerning tribal members. Generally, whether a non-cross-deputized officer has authority to arrest a Cherokee Nation citizen depends on where the incident... View More

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Q: Stopped and searched and charged with posession of narcotics paraphenalia,

I am a Texan. I was stopped by a sheriff on a country road.

He ordered me not to use my phone to record what happened or to speak with anyone.

He was reckless with my belongings.

He asked me about drugs – as if requesting I give him drugs as a bribe.

He... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

Facing charges for possession of narcotics paraphernalia, especially under questionable circumstances, requires immediate legal action. The situation you described raises concerns about the legality of the stop and search, as well as your rights during the encounter.

First, it's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Drug dog violation

I got pulled over for my taillight and during the stop they walked the drug dog down one side of the vehicle and the dog never alerted to anything but they went ahead and pulled us out and detained us. They had no reason to suspect drugs or anything can they do that in oklahoma

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

In Oklahoma, as in other states, police can use drug-sniffing dogs during traffic stops, but there are legal limits to this practice. The use of a drug dog itself doesn't typically violate your rights, but the duration and manner of the traffic stop can be significant.

The police need...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Insurance Defense for Oklahoma on
Q: I got a ticket for no insurance and the day after I got insurance taken care off but I have a mandatory court date
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 27, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, the insurance coverage is not retroactive. You would need to defend or discuss with an attorney defending the ticket/charge. Good luck

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Q: If my traffic ticket dose not have my full name on it just has my middle initial on it is it still a full on ticket?

The ticket even says full name ( last name, first name,middle name) is it something I can get dismissed or should I get a lawyer and fight my case in court

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answered on Nov 13, 2023

Yes, a traffic ticket is usually still considered valid even if it only contains your middle initial rather than your full middle name. The important part is if the ticket accurately identifies you, which can be through a combination of other personal information such as your full first and last... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a judge reopen a case after he has dismissed the charges?

Got a ticket. Pleaded not guilty. Went to court, officer did not show up. Prosecution asked Jude to dismiss my charge. Just granted. Now city is reopening case because officer stated he was on a priority call at the court time.

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

Under Oklahoma law, generally once a criminal case has been dismissed by a judge, even traffic charges like a ticket, the case cannot be reopened later on. Some key considerations:

- If the prosecution at trial is unable to prove their case, such as the officer not appearing, dismissal is...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have to right to drive my vehicle with out a tag. Constutional right to travel?

I have a bill of sale and I am waiting for the title. Got a citation for failure to register and expired tags which it doesn't have a tag to expire.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 9, 2023

No, the Constitutional "right to travel" is not a defense to driving a motor vehicle on a public road without a current registration tag.

You should visit a Service Oklahoma or Licensed Operator location (formerly a Tag Agency) to process your tag, title, and tax, to receive your...
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Q: In Oklahoma my son’s car was impounded due to expire in Tag. He was not able to get it out of impound in a timely manner

End it was still sold at auction. He did not owe anything on the car and I know it sold for more than what was owed to the wrecker service. I cannot get any answers out of the wrecker service about the sale. The title was not yet in my sons name so they looked up the owner and it was actually the... View More

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answered on Oct 30, 2023

If they sold your son's car at auction without giving him proper notice. Under Oklahoma law, wrecker services must send notice to the owner of a towed vehicle before selling it at auction. The notice must include the date, time, and location of the auction, as well as the amount of money owed... View More

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Q: i received a speeding ticket for doing 65 in a 50, also a ticket for no seat belt. Is it worth getting a lawyer for?
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answered on Sep 26, 2023

Deciding to hire a lawyer for a speeding and no-seatbelt ticket depends on potential fines, points on your record, and insurance rate hikes. Lawyers can sometimes reduce fines or get the case dismissed, but their fees need to be considered. Evaluate the severity of the offenses, your driving... View More

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Q: If you're turning right onto a road with multiple traffic lanes at a green light, can you turn into any of the lanes?
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answered on Aug 7, 2023

In many jurisdictions, when making a right turn onto a road with multiple lanes at a green light, you are typically required to turn into the rightmost lane unless otherwise marked or indicated by traffic signs. After completing your turn and merging safely into the lane, you can then signal and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Traffic law

So the main reason why I even got pulled over was because I was parked in the parking lot in a motel and a officer came up to my vehicle to see what I was doing and why I was there and I told him that me and my wife was waiting for her to go to work and for the time for her to go to work and the... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

Some LEO wait outside bars, when they see someone intoxicated come out they follow the car and pull over for DUI. Sounds similar to what happened to you. Actually the officer could have ticketed you in the parking lot. I think she waited to be sure, because, as you said, you denied her, so she... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Traffic ticket said failure to use child restraints. But she was buckeld an in boosterseat in front passenger seat

Child was fixing to be 4yrs old in her booster seat buckeled in the passenger seat..highway patrol man gave me a $279 ticket cuz she was in front seat..Oklahoma does not have a age law for the front seat so why did I get a ticket for failure to use child restraints

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 13, 2023

A booster seat is not allowed until after they turn 4. So while the booster seat may have buckled fine in the front seat it isn’t a car seat. Therefore the patrolman was correct in the citation of failure to use child restraints because the child was not in an actual car seat. For reference here... View More

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Q: In Oklahoma, is the cop required to tell you the amount of the ticket when he gives it to you?

In this instance it was for running a stop sign. There is no amount on the ticket and I was not told how much I have to pay

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 13, 2023

No they are not required to tell you how much. The court clerk will be able to tell you the exact cost. You can just call them and ask, alternatively most have online payments and will have the amount when you put in the ticket number.

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Q: In okla.do no passing zone signs have to be certain color and shape for ticket to be valid.
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 1, 2022

A sign is not required in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma. Highway department or the designated authority for that jurisdiction can determine where the zones are and they are identified by signage OR by markings (double yellow line). So if there was a double line and the sign had been stolen or been spray... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Is failure to yield to emergency vehicle is a criminal misdeameanor in oklahoma ?
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answered on Oct 12, 2022

While traffic violations are generally treated a little differently, any violation of law in Oklahoma that carries a fine or jail time that does not meet the definition of a felony, is technically a misdemeanor. That includes all, or nearly all, traffic violations - including the one you ask about.... View More

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