Oklahoma Municipal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can the CITY OF MOORE prohibit me from legally carrying a firearm in a city park if I have a state issued license?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 18, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Correct. But I would not open carry there and risk a confrontation which could cost time and money if you're arrested.

Q: Public nuisance codes in small town stonrwall,OK.74871

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 31, 2017
Richard Winblad's answer
Visit your county courthouse. The law library is supposed to have a copy of the city laws/ordinances. City hall should also have a copy.

Q: What Oklahoma statute defines the jurisdiction of municipal police?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 2, 2017
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
The answer is different depending on the jurisdiction. Many police departments have cooperation agreements with neighboring jurisdictions.

Q: Cited with warning and citation for $150 with court date next month am I going to jail for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
I don't understand what you got the ticket for. A "Warning" ticket doesn't require a fine, or court date. Take a good close look at the ticket, and ask your question again.

Sorry I can't help more.

Q: I currently have a Misd Dom A&B from 2007/2008, and 2015 GRoss Mis Conduct, can I possibly get these off my record?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You should consult an experienced Criminal Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem.

My My website, http://www.GaryJDean.com in the blog section has info on Expungement.

Q: what legal right does a judge have in ordering I can't do? like i am not allowed to drive my kids due to a wreck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 27, 2017
Pete David Louden's answer
The court has the power to make orders that the court determines to be in the best interest of the children. Best bet is get an attorney if you don't already have one.

Q: My son spent 9 days in jail for identity theft and was transported to another state without his consent, can he sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 25, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Perhaps. Go see a local criminal defense attorney who also handles personal injury cases. You can find them in the phone book or online

Q: Can a car be siezed and impounded by police for out of date tags?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 11, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to hire an attorney for this. The car has been siezed, yes it has already happened. The point here is that in order to do anything about it, you need to get an attorney.

Q: In Oklahoma can one Lawyer be both the City's Attorney and the Municipal Judge?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 23, 2013
Howard Berkson's answer
Probably. However, doing so opens the door to conflicts of interest. The judge should not preside over a case in which he or she has ever been involved as an attorney, as an investigator, as a witness, or in any other non-neutral role.

Q: Can I post on my neighbors side of MY fence “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” signs and enforce them?

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 12, 2013
Howard Berkson's answer
As to the signage, it depends on the section of the county in which the fence is located and whether it is within any city limits. However, regardless of the sign issue, if your fence is on your property and your neighbor has piled stuff against your fence, then your neighbor has probably trespassed. You don't necessarily need a sign to take legal action against someone for trespassing. The damage to your fence could be either trespass to chattels or conversion, both of which are actionable...

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