Oklahoma Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: What does title T47 section 11-201.(a) in Oklahoma State say about bypassing a weigh station? I can't find it.

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Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
T47 section 11.201(a) says nothing about weighing stations.

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?

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Answered on Jan 21, 2019
Doak Willis' answer
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 officer but don't argue as it usually only escalates into more problems for the driver. As to whether you should hold out on giving your ID to the officer until he tells you the reason for the stop, you...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
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.

Q: Is a deferred sentence possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 5, 2017
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I guess now he has been charged, he has been released.

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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

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

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Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
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 they my dismiss the case against you, but require you to pay court costs.

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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

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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 intersection, or at any business at the intersection that would have caught it?CHeck that out ASAP as video gets dumped.

Q: Is it legal to have green tag lights in Oklahoma?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 17, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
White. Only two, as well!

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 23, 2017
Brian Lehman's answer
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 smoking cocaine, and several small tied up garbage bags plus a person who looked agitated and nervous could give rise to probably cause.

Such a can is used in certain drug labs. My sense is that...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 19, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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 indeed could not cancel the call.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 26, 2013
Howard Berkson's answer
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 not intend for the other party to stop or yield to you. The mere presence of the lights would probably strengthen an accusation that you wanted someone to believe you were a peace officer, even if that...

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