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0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Provisional lic must be renewed every 6 months no appointment spots now mine has expired

When I got it issued to me I had no issues seeing reinstatement officer so 1 month before I needed renewed I started trying to get in turned away every time sent letter with stampted envelope with insurance doc with payment explaining my problem and asked if they could just mail me an updated copy... Read more »

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Q: When coming to a stop sign are you required to signal 100 feet, when the car behind you has to stop anyways

I came to a stop sign, with the option of going left or right I signaled befor make a right hand turn just not 100 feet befor,

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on May 20, 2022

Technically, state law requires one signal their intention to turn right or left by signaling continuously during not less than the last one hundred (100) feet traveled by the vehicle before turning - if other traffic will be affected by such movement. Municipal ordinances may be worded a little... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: I got pulled over on August 1st, 2013, today is May 4th, 2022, I got tickets for possession of marijuana and parapherna.

I never paid my tickets & I got a call today from a warrant division in Oklahoma. I’ve been a resident of Oklahoma the entire time. The officer that wrote the tickets spelled my name wrong & put 2 different dates on the tickets. How am I just hearing from them almost a decade later?? What... Read more »

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Q: Can a 4 wheeler being driven on a county road modify the exhaust/noise level louder than what the original equipment ?

Local Deputy says that both motorcycles and 4 wheelers (when being driven on County roads that allow 4 wheelers) are exempt from the requirement that noise cannot be louder than what original equipment had. That in Oklahoma that only refers to cars and trucks. Can you answer this or guide me on... Read more »

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Q: I got 3 tickets 119 speeding in a 60mph road reckless driving driving with permit
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 21, 2022

The reckless driving is the worst of the 3 offenses and that alone suggest that you recommended court of action is to hire a traffic ticket attorney in your area in hopes of obtaining the best outcome. Good luck.

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Q: First time traffic citation - Speeding / Clinton, Pittsburg County, OK.

Needed lawyer rates to remove any possible points that can be associated due to this on my driving license.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 18, 2022

Use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search foe traffic ticket or criminal defense lawyers in the jurisdiction/county the ticket was issued----call a few attorneys and then hire the one with whom you are most comfortable. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I was bonded out jail for public intoxication and charged with different charge of APC two month later? Why?

I went to jail for what I thought was a public intoxication. Was bonded out for that paid the bail went to court they said that no charges have been filed yet. I go back to check online to see if charge is it been filed a month later and yesterday they filed actual physical control of motor... Read more »

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Mar 16, 2022

Many times when the police arrest someone for a crime they have an idea of what statutes or ordinances have been violated. Often times it guesswork because they haven’t done their full investigation, maybe they haven’t talked to some witnesses or followed up on some evidence. They will list... Read more »

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Q: Had an off duty police officer issue me a speeding ticket by calling the station and following me

An on duty officer located us and pulled me over and wrote the ticket with the off duty officer, is the off duty officers word enough to convict me of speeding?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Mar 12, 2022

Yes.

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Q: I was ticketed for failure to stop before entering an intersection with a red light it was sleeting roads slick

Can I use inclement road conditions as a defense

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Mar 4, 2022

You can attempt to, however the common response will be you should have adjusted your driving to adjust for the weather then you would not have slid through the intersection.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: If the ticket I was issued on driving under revocation says 1st offense but it says 3rd offense when filed with court c
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Mar 2, 2022

Not sure what your question is - however, the officer presents the charges based on the information they have. In other words if the computers are down, or that particular department is not using computers, then he may not see the prior offenses and therefore presents the charges to the DA or city... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: I got a ticket fail to yield out of private drive and it Resulted in someone hitting my car both cars are totaled

Can I get out of the ticket they gave me in Oklahoma

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 17, 2022

Your chances of getting out of a traffic ticket increase if you have a traffic ticket lawyer representing you and you had insurance at the time of the collision. Go hire a traffic ticket lawyer and follow his advice. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: The statutes listed on my citation are incorrect, and the fines for speeding I CAN find (title 47s) are 100$ less

They are listed as title 15 violations, (speeding and not carrying DL) my understanding is I can present my valid DL and have that dismissed, but the speeding one is also 100$ more than the statute lists. Can I get it reduced?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Dec 30, 2021

Depends if it was a municipal, county or state. Municpalities can set their own fee schedules. Additionally if it were in construction zone, school zone or other contributing factors then the fee could be higher as well. You can try to get it lowered but chances are it will cost more to get it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: What is a OR district bond
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Dec 3, 2021

This is a type of release granted by the Court (“Own Recognizance” bond), where the defendant is allowed to be released from jail or allowed to have a warrant recalled based solely upon his/ her own promise to reappear at court for all future court dates without having to hire a bail... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the best way to find police jurisdiction in oklahoma?

I was pulled over outside city limits by a city cop. I'd like to validate he was in his jurisdiction. I'm having no luck with google searches. Any advice is wonderful! Thank you so much.

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Nov 29, 2021

Using Google Maps and searching for the city will generally highlight the city in a different shade/color. Often, the municipality's website will have a downloadable map of the city, which should show you the outer boundaries of the city.

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Q: In Oklahoma, if I’m wearing my seatbelt but have the shoulder strap behind me. Can I be written a ticket?

I was written a ticket for improperly wearing my seat belt because the shoulder strap was behind me and not going across my chest. If this is a legitimate violation can some please point me to the state statute on the violation.

If there was a malfunction with the shoulder strap, as it... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Nov 22, 2021

Yes you can be written a ticket for that.

47 O.S.§12-417

A. 1. Every operator and front seat passenger of a Class A commercial motor vehicle, Class B commercial motor vehicle, Class C commercial motor vehicle or a passenger vehicle operated in this state shall wear a properly...
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Q: Can you treat a stop sign as a yield sign if there is no oncoming traffic?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 5, 2021

No, a stop sign is not a yield sign. A stop sign means you are supposed to stop and failure to do so exposes you to a traffic ticket for stop sign violation.

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Q: If there is no fine amount, citing officers signature or date of stop on a traffic citation is it legit.

I called clerk and they didn't have my ticket on record.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Oct 21, 2021

With technology in todays world a signature of the officer is often not on the printed citation, however, their name should always be on there. As far as the amount, that is not required to be on the citation as these amounts do change and the officer is not responsible for that. A date of the... Read more »

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Q: I was given a ticket for running a stop sign at a school crossing at 6:50 first day of school. The sign was just put up.

I was unaware the sign was even up (It wasn't up the morning before), til I noticed the officer setting there and I glanced out my window just in time to catch a glimpse of the stop sign as I passed it, it was 6:50a.m. and there was no persons present and as I passed the school there was only... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 20, 2021

He is not obligated to give you a warning. The stop sign is an iconic symbol and designed in a fashion that it allows people to see the sign in plenty of time to stop. Street signs are typically not the responsibility of the school district to maintain, unless it is in their parking lot, however,... Read more »

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Q: Can anything be done if the cop doesn't turn in traffic ticket to municipal court that lead to a unlawful search?

The ticket I signed had no court date , the ticket he gave me had specific date and time and no signature or number on side of ticket. I was not on the municipal docket.

I called them at municipal and they can see the tickets , but said they sent it to district and they gave me a bs answer... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jul 13, 2021

Is there a possibility you were in the wrong court? A lot of people go to the city when they should be going to the county and vice versa. I would recommend verifying the department that issued you the ticket and then make sure that was the court you went to.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: If a company is suspended by the tax commission, can they still do business legally?

It was a tow company that impounded my vehicle due to a traffic stop and me not having proper updated tags; which I also hear that insurance is voluntary unless you’re operating a commercial vehicle. The tow company is currently suspended via the tax commission on the Secretary of State website.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jun 21, 2021

First - insurance is not voluntary, hence the reason it is called compulsory insurance. There is a minimum amount required by law.

As far as the tow company is concerned, you need to actually verify they are suspended and not merely on a website which may or may not be updated. They could...
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