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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
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 »

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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
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 »

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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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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
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
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 12, 2019

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

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
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
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
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
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.

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