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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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