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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: I got a ticket fail to yield out of private drive and it Resulted in someone hitting my car both cars are totaled

Can I get out of the ticket they gave me in Oklahoma

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 17, 2022

Your chances of getting out of a traffic ticket increase if you have a traffic ticket lawyer representing you and you had insurance at the time of the collision. Go hire a traffic ticket lawyer and follow his advice. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: The statutes listed on my citation are incorrect, and the fines for speeding I CAN find (title 47s) are 100$ less

They are listed as title 15 violations, (speeding and not carrying DL) my understanding is I can present my valid DL and have that dismissed, but the speeding one is also 100$ more than the statute lists. Can I get it reduced?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Dec 30, 2021

Depends if it was a municipal, county or state. Municpalities can set their own fee schedules. Additionally if it were in construction zone, school zone or other contributing factors then the fee could be higher as well. You can try to get it lowered but chances are it will cost more to get it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: What is a OR district bond
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Dec 3, 2021

This is a type of release granted by the Court (“Own Recognizance” bond), where the defendant is allowed to be released from jail or allowed to have a warrant recalled based solely upon his/ her own promise to reappear at court for all future court dates without having to hire a bail... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the best way to find police jurisdiction in oklahoma?

I was pulled over outside city limits by a city cop. I'd like to validate he was in his jurisdiction. I'm having no luck with google searches. Any advice is wonderful! Thank you so much.

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Nov 29, 2021

Using Google Maps and searching for the city will generally highlight the city in a different shade/color. Often, the municipality's website will have a downloadable map of the city, which should show you the outer boundaries of the city.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: In Oklahoma, if I’m wearing my seatbelt but have the shoulder strap behind me. Can I be written a ticket?

I was written a ticket for improperly wearing my seat belt because the shoulder strap was behind me and not going across my chest. If this is a legitimate violation can some please point me to the state statute on the violation.

If there was a malfunction with the shoulder strap, as it... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Nov 22, 2021

Yes you can be written a ticket for that.

47 O.S.§12-417

A. 1. Every operator and front seat passenger of a Class A commercial motor vehicle, Class B commercial motor vehicle, Class C commercial motor vehicle or a passenger vehicle operated in this state shall wear a properly...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you treat a stop sign as a yield sign if there is no oncoming traffic?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Nov 5, 2021

No, a stop sign is not a yield sign. A stop sign means you are supposed to stop and failure to do so exposes you to a traffic ticket for stop sign violation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: If there is no fine amount, citing officers signature or date of stop on a traffic citation is it legit.

I called clerk and they didn't have my ticket on record.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Oct 21, 2021

With technology in todays world a signature of the officer is often not on the printed citation, however, their name should always be on there. As far as the amount, that is not required to be on the citation as these amounts do change and the officer is not responsible for that. A date of the... Read more »

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Q: I was given a ticket for running a stop sign at a school crossing at 6:50 first day of school. The sign was just put up.

I was unaware the sign was even up (It wasn't up the morning before), til I noticed the officer setting there and I glanced out my window just in time to catch a glimpse of the stop sign as I passed it, it was 6:50a.m. and there was no persons present and as I passed the school there was only... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 20, 2021

He is not obligated to give you a warning. The stop sign is an iconic symbol and designed in a fashion that it allows people to see the sign in plenty of time to stop. Street signs are typically not the responsibility of the school district to maintain, unless it is in their parking lot, however,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Can anything be done if the cop doesn't turn in traffic ticket to municipal court that lead to a unlawful search?

The ticket I signed had no court date , the ticket he gave me had specific date and time and no signature or number on side of ticket. I was not on the municipal docket.

I called them at municipal and they can see the tickets , but said they sent it to district and they gave me a bs answer... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jul 13, 2021

Is there a possibility you were in the wrong court? A lot of people go to the city when they should be going to the county and vice versa. I would recommend verifying the department that issued you the ticket and then make sure that was the court you went to.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: If a company is suspended by the tax commission, can they still do business legally?

It was a tow company that impounded my vehicle due to a traffic stop and me not having proper updated tags; which I also hear that insurance is voluntary unless you’re operating a commercial vehicle. The tow company is currently suspended via the tax commission on the Secretary of State website.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jun 21, 2021

First - insurance is not voluntary, hence the reason it is called compulsory insurance. There is a minimum amount required by law.

As far as the tow company is concerned, you need to actually verify they are suspended and not merely on a website which may or may not be updated. They could...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Are juveniles required to go to court for tickets or can they just pay them? It was a ticket for failure to yield w/MVA
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 16, 2021

If the ticket indicates that you are required to go to court, then you are required to go to court whether or not you paid the ticket in advance. Most likely, a ticket w/MVA is a court required ticket-----what you need to do is report the MVA to your insurance company and request from your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have the rights to get out of my car if I think it's on fire, while a cop has me stopped for speeding?

I got stopped for speeding and my car started smoking and I got out to check to see if my car was on fire or if it was just steaming, the officer was in his car running my licenses and writing a ticket.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 8, 2021

The question posed sounds like you got in trouble for exiting your car during a traffic stop. However, your facts leave too much for interpretation. In short, if your car is on fire, you are not required to sit in it and burn to death, nor would any law enforcement officer expect you to. On the... Read more »

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Q: speeding ticket and for the most part everything was correct except the model of the truck. I’m in a 350 he put 250

Will this help me or does that matter ?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Oct 19, 2020

That will most likely not help you any. The DPS system cannot have every make/model of car, especially the way auto-makers change models of their cars. A 150/250/350 usually is just getting entered in the computer as P/U anyway.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Contracts, Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My 17 yr old daughter lost control of her car while passing in a passing zone. She totaled her car and no other vehicles

The highway patrol officer got her insurance verifications and license info she received a ticket for passing in the left lane without sufficient space or visibility. She never signed anything or gave permission for her signature electronically nor did I and as a juvenile shouldn't one of us... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 12, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. I hope your daughter is okay. As a general matter, drivers under 18 can receive tickets, and a ticket not being signed by recipient doesn't generally serve to diminish its legal effect. If you haven't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I was arrested in December they violated my 4th amendment by running my tag with out knowledge of me commitment a crime

Can I have a case against the police department

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Apr 19, 2020

The question you present is not one that can simply be answered on a forum such as this. If you were arrested and no charges were filed, you could contact a civil rights attorney to review your case. If you were charged, you should hire (if you have not done so already) a criminal defense... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: would it be illegal to mount steer horns on my car hood if they were securely mounted
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 6, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could best address your question because it could involve elements of state law. But it remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, aside from the apparent safety issues, it could be a significant factor raised by a plaintiff in an accident. It could also be an issue... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a police officer track your speed when you are driving beside them in a way that would hold up in court?

I drove up behind a police officer and passed him, he claimed I was going 93 miles per hour but I was not is there any way to disprove him?

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 12, 2019

The police used a technique called pacing. The evidence in court will be his testimony. It will be his word against yours. It will be his credibility against yours. You need to take the stand, be creditable, be believable, and explain why you would never knowingly speed in plain sight of a police... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: I have court tomorrow can i grt arrested if i have past due tickets and a missed court?
Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jul 29, 2019

Yes. If brought to the attention of the Judge, he or she will order you to jail if there is an outstanding warrant.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Traffic Tickets and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I do if I can't need an attorney but I lost my job/home I have criminal,family,traffic cases

I am homeless and jobless after a bad divorce and many alcohol and drug addiction problems. I need to find an attorney to help with the mountain of legal problems I have but have no way to pay for a good attorney and I don't know what to do because the longer I put these problems off the worse... Read more »

Hans Otto Lehr
Hans Otto Lehr answered on Jul 15, 2019

You may want to check into Legal Aid. They can occasionally help people in your situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
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... Read more »

Kyle Persaud
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...
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