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Under the Fourth Amendment and the Oklahoma Constitution, warrantless searches are per se unreasonable, absent a recognized exception. There are several recognized exceptions, as explored in earlier blog posts on this subject. In this post, we will examine the exception of consent.  A warrantless police intrusion into a protected area is reasonable, and thus constitutionally permissible, if preceded by free and…Read More

DUI Checkpoint In Tulsa On Saturday July 25 From 10 P.M. To 3 A.M.

The Tulsa Police Department has released a statement on its website regarding a DUI checkpoint in Tulsa on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The location was not specified in the statement. To view the statement, you can visit the Tulsa Police Department’s website here. DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can…Read More

New Tulsa County Docket For Probation Violations

New Tulsa County Docket for Probation Violations The Tulsa World recently published a very comprehensive article on the new docket created to help divert nonviolent offenders from prison for probation violations.[1] Judge Drummond will be in charge of the new docket exclusively hearing probation rule violations, which will free up other dockets to focus on public safety issues. When a person…Read More

Leaving The Scene Of An Accident | Oklahoma Hit-And-Run Lawyer

Is Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Considered A Felony In Oklahoma? One of the most pressing concerns we've addressed at the Law Office of Carlos L. Williams revolves around post-accident actions. Many individuals, often in a state of panic or confusion, wonder: "Is leaving the scene of an accident considered a felony in Oklahoma?" The answer varies depending on…Read More

Stalking; Protective Orders In Oklahoma

Stalking; Protective Orders in Oklahoma Protective Orders are orders issued by the court on behalf of a victim of domestic violence. It may order the abuser to move out of a shared home and/or to stop hurting, threatening, stalking and/or harassing the victim. The authority of courts to enter orders of this nature stems from the Oklahoma Protection from Domestic…Read More

Oklahoma CDL Violations; What You Need To Know

What Is A CDL In Oklahoma A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a special license issued by the State of Oklahoma that allows an individual to drive certain types of vehicles. Drivers are required to have a CDL in order to drive vehicles over a certain weight, buses, and vehicles containing hazardous materials. In addition to passing certain medical requirements,…Read More

Tulsa County Courts Now Accepting E-Payments

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma has launched its new e-Payments system. The system provides a convenient way to make secure payments on cases and payment plans with outstanding balances in certain district courts of Oklahoma. Tulsa County Courts rolled out its e-Payment system on April 10th, 2015. This is the third successful release of the popular online payment system customized for…Read More

Are DUI Checkpoints In Oklahoma Constitutional?

DUI checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic whereby police can get a close look at passing drivers by detaining them briefly. A roadblock DUI checkpoint is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to view inside the vehicle for…Read More

Last week, Governor Mary Fallin signed a measure which will make texting while driving a car in Oklahoma illegal. The law will become effective November 1, 2015. The measure will make it unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle on any street or highway within this state while using a hand-held electronic communication device to manually compose, send or read an electronic text…Read More

Supreme Court: Drug Dog Sniffs And The Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Under the Fourth Amendment, a traffic stop is considered a seizure. The scope and duration of such a seizure must be related to the stop and must last no longer than necessary to effectuate the stop’s purpose. In a 6-3 decision issued yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Nebraska police violated…Read More

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