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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Stopped and searched and charged with posession of narcotics paraphenalia,

I am a Texan. I was stopped by a sheriff on a country road.

He ordered me not to use my phone to record what happened or to speak with anyone.

He was reckless with my belongings.

He asked me about drugs – as if requesting I give him drugs as a bribe.

He... View More

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

Facing charges for possession of narcotics paraphernalia, especially under questionable circumstances, requires immediate legal action. The situation you described raises concerns about the legality of the stop and search, as well as your rights during the encounter.

First, it's...
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Q: Drug dog violation

I got pulled over for my taillight and during the stop they walked the drug dog down one side of the vehicle and the dog never alerted to anything but they went ahead and pulled us out and detained us. They had no reason to suspect drugs or anything can they do that in oklahoma

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

In Oklahoma, as in other states, police can use drug-sniffing dogs during traffic stops, but there are legal limits to this practice. The use of a drug dog itself doesn't typically violate your rights, but the duration and manner of the traffic stop can be significant.

The police need...
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Q: If my traffic ticket dose not have my full name on it just has my middle initial on it is it still a full on ticket?

The ticket even says full name ( last name, first name,middle name) is it something I can get dismissed or should I get a lawyer and fight my case in court

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answered on Nov 13, 2023

Yes, a traffic ticket is usually still considered valid even if it only contains your middle initial rather than your full middle name. The important part is if the ticket accurately identifies you, which can be through a combination of other personal information such as your full first and last... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a judge reopen a case after he has dismissed the charges?

Got a ticket. Pleaded not guilty. Went to court, officer did not show up. Prosecution asked Jude to dismiss my charge. Just granted. Now city is reopening case because officer stated he was on a priority call at the court time.

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

Under Oklahoma law, generally once a criminal case has been dismissed by a judge, even traffic charges like a ticket, the case cannot be reopened later on. Some key considerations:

- If the prosecution at trial is unable to prove their case, such as the officer not appearing, dismissal is...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have to right to drive my vehicle with out a tag. Constutional right to travel?

I have a bill of sale and I am waiting for the title. Got a citation for failure to register and expired tags which it doesn't have a tag to expire.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 29, 2023

While I agree with my colleague there is a brief period where you can drive without a tag and only a bill of sale. This period is five days from the date of sale. After that you must have it titled/registered. If you purchased from a car lot they just provide you with a dealer tag which would allow... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have to right to drive my vehicle with out a tag. Constutional right to travel?

I have a bill of sale and I am waiting for the title. Got a citation for failure to register and expired tags which it doesn't have a tag to expire.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Nov 9, 2023

No, the Constitutional "right to travel" is not a defense to driving a motor vehicle on a public road without a current registration tag.

You should visit a Service Oklahoma or Licensed Operator location (formerly a Tag Agency) to process your tag, title, and tax, to receive your...
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Q: In Oklahoma my son’s car was impounded due to expire in Tag. He was not able to get it out of impound in a timely manner

End it was still sold at auction. He did not owe anything on the car and I know it sold for more than what was owed to the wrecker service. I cannot get any answers out of the wrecker service about the sale. The title was not yet in my sons name so they looked up the owner and it was actually the... View More

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answered on Oct 30, 2023

If they sold your son's car at auction without giving him proper notice. Under Oklahoma law, wrecker services must send notice to the owner of a towed vehicle before selling it at auction. The notice must include the date, time, and location of the auction, as well as the amount of money owed... View More

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Q: i received a speeding ticket for doing 65 in a 50, also a ticket for no seat belt. Is it worth getting a lawyer for?
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answered on Sep 26, 2023

Deciding to hire a lawyer for a speeding and no-seatbelt ticket depends on potential fines, points on your record, and insurance rate hikes. Lawyers can sometimes reduce fines or get the case dismissed, but their fees need to be considered. Evaluate the severity of the offenses, your driving... View More

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Q: If you're turning right onto a road with multiple traffic lanes at a green light, can you turn into any of the lanes?
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answered on Aug 7, 2023

In many jurisdictions, when making a right turn onto a road with multiple lanes at a green light, you are typically required to turn into the rightmost lane unless otherwise marked or indicated by traffic signs. After completing your turn and merging safely into the lane, you can then signal and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Traffic law

So the main reason why I even got pulled over was because I was parked in the parking lot in a motel and a officer came up to my vehicle to see what I was doing and why I was there and I told him that me and my wife was waiting for her to go to work and for the time for her to go to work and the... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

Some LEO wait outside bars, when they see someone intoxicated come out they follow the car and pull over for DUI. Sounds similar to what happened to you. Actually the officer could have ticketed you in the parking lot. I think she waited to be sure, because, as you said, you denied her, so she... View More

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Q: Traffic ticket said failure to use child restraints. But she was buckeld an in boosterseat in front passenger seat

Child was fixing to be 4yrs old in her booster seat buckeled in the passenger seat..highway patrol man gave me a $279 ticket cuz she was in front seat..Oklahoma does not have a age law for the front seat so why did I get a ticket for failure to use child restraints

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 13, 2023

A booster seat is not allowed until after they turn 4. So while the booster seat may have buckled fine in the front seat it isn’t a car seat. Therefore the patrolman was correct in the citation of failure to use child restraints because the child was not in an actual car seat. For reference here... View More

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Q: In okla.do no passing zone signs have to be certain color and shape for ticket to be valid.
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Nov 1, 2022

A sign is not required in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma. Highway department or the designated authority for that jurisdiction can determine where the zones are and they are identified by signage OR by markings (double yellow line). So if there was a double line and the sign had been stolen or been spray... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Insurance Defense for Oklahoma on
Q: I got a ticket for no insurance and the day after I got insurance taken care off but I have a mandatory court date
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 27, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, the insurance coverage is not retroactive. You would need to defend or discuss with an attorney defending the ticket/charge. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: In Oklahoma, is the cop required to tell you the amount of the ticket when he gives it to you?

In this instance it was for running a stop sign. There is no amount on the ticket and I was not told how much I have to pay

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 13, 2023

No they are not required to tell you how much. The court clerk will be able to tell you the exact cost. You can just call them and ask, alternatively most have online payments and will have the amount when you put in the ticket number.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Is failure to yield to emergency vehicle is a criminal misdeameanor in oklahoma ?
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answered on Oct 12, 2022

While traffic violations are generally treated a little differently, any violation of law in Oklahoma that carries a fine or jail time that does not meet the definition of a felony, is technically a misdemeanor. That includes all, or nearly all, traffic violations - including the one you ask about.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son fell asleep at the wheel, causing property damage, and is being charged with a misdemeanor. How serious is this?

To our knowledge, the property owners are not pressing charges. However, the District Attorney is charging him with a misdemeanor for this accident. He was not under the influence of anything. He was returning home from football practice. He's a good kid. No history of drugs or alcohol. Good... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If the District Attorney is prosecuting this, then you need to hire an attorney to represent your son's interests and help mitigate this matter----depending on the age of your son, it may be possible to get all of this transferred to juvenile court jurisdiction which might keep all of this off... View More

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Q: Can a handicap person with an appropriate tag, and placard park in ANY handicap spot? Even for faculty?

College school parking reserves closest parking for faculty. Can handicap student use the handicap parking if it's designated for faculty?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 31, 2022

I doubt it, but you need to contact the college traffic/police people and ask them your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: How can a person signal before a stop sign when they don't know what direction they intend to go before stopping to look

Officer stated at beginning of his report that due to reports he had read about me, he stopped me using the excuse that I didn't signal WITHN100' of stop sign. States I DID USE blinker at both stops! He illegally profiled me, stopped,detained, searched and arrested me for misdemeanor... View More

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 22, 2022

Due to your case specifics and the uniqueness of your case, your issue cannot be resolved in this forum - you should contact a criminal law attorney to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
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,

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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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
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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