Oklahoma Constitutional Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can police charge you with false reports because they can find evidence on the situation

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 14, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Police officers do not have the power to charge you with anything. Police can only complete an investigation and then turn the evidence over to the local prosecutor who will decide whether to charge you or not, and what specifically you will be charged with.

Q: If a person was caught Eluding an officer why would the inmate website for that county state the charge as being Escape

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Are you sure you were not charged with escape? If you weren't, contact the court clerk about the error.

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Q: Is Trump's Second Immigration ban Constitutional? He clearly has statutory authority to do this, as prior Pres. have.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
I believe so, but only time, and the Supreme Court will let us know for sure. I supported Trump, but it's getting harder to do. Just wish he would stop all of the Twitter stuff! ! !

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Q: Arrested on a warrant i did not have. Booked in and bonded out. Court next day, they said they shouldnt have arrested me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 26, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You may file suit against the arresting agency. I'm not sure about publication.

Q: Changes to OK §21-1713 (KNWNGLY CONC STLN PRPTY) on July.01.2017?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 26, 2017
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Changes in the law are not retroactive unless the statute specifically states that the law is retroactive. This means that if the crime is classified as a felony at the time it was committed the crime is still a felony even if committed today it would have been a misdemeanor.

Q: Can a ping from a stolen iPhone that supposedly shows my address be probable cause for a search warrant?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 22, 2017
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Yes, this is probable cause for a search warrant.

Q: Is it legal to form an all volunteer group with the purpose of protecting citizens from rioters?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 31, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends what you mean by protect. Because you chose to, in a premeditated way, inject yourself you may violate a number of statutes, state and federal. I'm sure that you will find enough injustice in Oklahoma to work on that you won't need to go outside the state. Looks to me like antifa and the groups they rumble with are pretty well matched, and those groups don't need--and may resent your "protection." Local police certainly won't thank you for butting in, and may reach for the statute...

Q: can a local citizen be denied/banned to access of the courthouse without a due process hearing?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
It would certainly appear that the bailiff is out of line. I would suggest that you try to schedule an appointment with the Judge handling the case you are interested in to help resolve the issue. Failing that, you may want to contact the ACLU in OKC and see if they can help you.

Q: What statutory citations are required to answer the VAWA10Q Inquiries?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Get counsel for matters like this. This is not a basic legal question which can be answered swiftly, but requires a bit of research.

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