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Q: I got a ticket from a police officer who pulled me over going 54 in 40. He was faced in a general direction with cars

going both directions. I am Indian and he put white down on my ticket. I could tell he was not going to be friendly at all, could have been a racist, not sure. Can I get my ticket dismissed on a the technicality that he was only 2 ft away from me and he couldn't distinguish my race. If he can't... Read more »

Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 12, 2019

You could talk to the prosecutor and see if he will dismiss the case. If the prosecutor dismisses the case, it could be won without going to court.

If the prosecutor doesn't dismiss the case, then, you could ask for a hearing before the judge. At the hearing, the prosecutor would have the...
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Q: What does title T47 section 11-201.(a) in Oklahoma State say about bypassing a weigh station? I can't find it.

Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 12, 2019

T47 section 11.201(a) says nothing about weighing stations.

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Q: If pulled over does the cop need to tell me what I did wrong before I give ID? Could I be arrested 4 not compliance?

Doak Willis answered on Jan 21, 2019

An officer is under no obligation to first inform you as to the reason that they stop you for a traffic violation. It is always wise to ask in a calm and reasonable manner if indeed you have no idea as to the reason they have stopped you. People usually are aware of the reason but if not ask the... Read more »

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Q: Had a Police officer in Stillwater cite me for having the Lyft Amp on my dash last night. Is this correct?

The Lyft Amp is a bluetooth light that cycles pink and purple with the Lyft logo in front of the light. It aids in customers knowing that this vehicle is a Lyft car and on approach to the customer lights up in one of the following colors to indicate it is for them, Green, White, Orange or Yellow.... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 31, 2018

This is worth fighting if it will put any points on your license. Without seeing the ticket I can not be certain, but, if you feel it's worth the hassle, hire an attorney to take it to trial.

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Q: In Oklahoma is it illegal to have a loaded firearm in your vehicle without a conceal carry permit/license?

I was arrested on February 26th 2018 in Oklahoma County for driving 1-10 over I was merging onto I-40 from an on ramp and was driving 6 mph over the speed limit, transporting a loaded firearm (from a firing range) and obstruction (I did not respond to the officer's questioning after I had been... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Mar 13, 2018

You need to hire a trial attorney immediately to defend you.

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Q: Is a deferred sentence possible?

The individual has already received two driving while license suspended convictions in traffic court and is now charged with a misdemeanor in criminal court for the same crime. Individual also has numerous license suspensions from missed court dates and not paying tickets on time, but has since... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Dec 5, 2017

Yes a deferred sentence is possible but never guaranteed. Given the history that you outlined, it will likely be difficult to obtain a deferred sentence.

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

Specifically, do city police have jurisdiction outside city limits?

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Dec 2, 2017

The answer is different depending on the jurisdiction. Many police departments have cooperation agreements with neighboring jurisdictions.

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Q: If not indicted within 10 days, shouldn't my boyfriend be released from jail in El Reno city Oklahoma?

He was charged with possession of marijuana, dui, no insurance, and no registration. He was not indicted within 10 days though, so shouldn't he be released?

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 30, 2017

Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I guess now he has been charged, he has been released.

Please visit my website, www.GaryJDean.com, and at the bottom of the homepage, "Subscribe" to receive occasional emails on Oklahoma Law, and changes. Thanks, Gary.

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Q: In the state of Oklahoma, is It still completely legal to ride in the bed of a pickup on the streets.

If the passenger compartment of the vehicle is full. Or if you just want To hang with the guys and have a good time.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 30, 2017

I believe the requirement is stated that passengers shall wear seat belts. If your pick up has seat belts, perhaps you may ride in the back.

The good time ends if there's a roll or tip and the guys end up with ejection type injuries.

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Q: Citation for Driving without Valid license in Edmond, Oklahoma what will I be facing ?

I have never had my permit and or license but I am working on getting it before the court date next month. My citation was for driving without a valid license, the officer gave me a Warning along with the citation stating my court date. I’m ordered to pay $150 dollars on or before the court date,... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 28, 2017

By all means, get your license before the court date. If you need a little additional time, call the Court Clerk and ask to continue the case to another date, and explain why you want this.

When you appear in Court with your new license, show it to the prosecutor and judge. Chances are...
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Q: Hi I was cited for not having a valid drivers license w/ warning and I have a court date next month. My fine is $150

My question is will I go to jail for this? Almost everyone said to get license BEFORE court date, and pay fine before hand, I even called the court house and asked if I were to face jail time and it was a No, please help has this ever happened? Would I need a lawyer?

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 14, 2017

No, you don't need a lawyer, and won't go to jail. Get your license if you can before then. Go, and explain to the judge what happened. There's a good chance the judge may even dismiss the case. Good luck.

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

I was practicing for my drivers test got pulled over with a license driver in car with me and had insurance on the car. The cop gave me a warning and a court date for next month, I’ve asked people if I’m going to be put in jail and they say no just get license BEFORE the date and to also pay... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 14, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on

Q: My daughter was in a car accident she was the victim but got citation for the accident. My Daughter was hit from lt. bk

My daughter was going straight in right hand lane the other young lady was making a left hand turn into the right-hand Lane that my daughter was in and hit her in the back panel on her left side of her vehicle. The young girl said that my daughter ran a red light my daughter assumed she did . The... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 24, 2017

It's only illegal if the left hand turn lane had a designated left turn signal and that signal was red.

Big question is does she have time to plead not guilty. If there was significant damage or injuries, there would be a police report. Important to see that. Was there a camera at the...
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Q: Is it legal to have green tag lights in Oklahoma?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 17, 2017

White. Only two, as well!

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Q: is a butane can used to refill lighters a probable cause to search a vehicle? in oklahoma

Brian Lehman answered on Feb 23, 2017

You would need to give more facts of what was happening since the court would consider the totality of the circumstances in deciding if the officers had probably cause. For example, such a container may be used to help smoke cocaine. A large butane lighter, fuel canisters, a smell similar to... Read more »

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Q: I live in Nowata Oklahoma my truck broke down on a road in town at a stop sign. I walked to my house 2 blocks away to

get the stuff I needed to fix it

, it was a wire on my starter, I was gone maybe 20 minutes and when I got back the cops were there an told me they had called a tow truck and couldn't cancel it, even after I explain my situation. I waited almost 20 before the tow truck ever got there. Is... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 19, 2015

It indeed does look suspect. While the towing company does appear to be owed their fee for towing the vehicle, the officers should have been able to cancel their call. One is tempted to suspect a kick-back scheme of some sort. I would speak with their supervisor to determine if and why they... Read more »

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Q: I am trying to find out if having red/blue LED lights in my car is legal as long as I dont use them.

Howard Berkson answered on Oct 26, 2013

Probably your main risk is being charged with impersonating a police officer. The problem is that it is not up to you whether someone else thinks you are a police officer. If someone yields or stops under the impression you are a peace officer, you can end up with jail time even though you did... Read more »

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