Lots of Ponca City residents and other Oklahomans, for whatever reason, struggle with drug abuse. The problem is bad enough on its own, but it is compounded when police and prosecutors have caught a person using drugs illegally or having illegal drugs and threaten to impose serious penalties that can really alter a person's life.
Certain times of the year can see increases in certain types of crimes. A recent study points to something that is coming up this weekend typically being the leading edge of such a time when it comes to assault. This is the turning back of the clocks by an hour for the end of daylight saving time. This year, this is occurring on Nov. 5.
There are many fears a person may have when accused of a crime. Among these are fears that their situation could lead to them having to spend time in jail or prison. Being incarcerated can have major lasting impacts on a person and their family. What options a person accused of a crime would have for trying to avoid facing prison or jail time in their case depends on the circumstances. Skilled attorneys can advise individuals accused of crimes here in Oklahoma of what their particular situation means for what options they have for responding to the charges against them and for fighting to keep their case from resulting in life-altering consequences, such as incarceration.
As many residents of Ponca City and other parts of Oklahoma know, police sometimes set up roadblocks in order to check passing motorists to see if they are too intoxicated to drive. If the police discover some evidence of intoxication during the course of one of these roadblocks, they may do further investigation and, depending on what they find, arrest the driver and ask the local prosecutor to file an OWI charge against him or her.
There are some decisions that can have reverberations throughout a person's life. Among these are the decisions one makes when one is facing accusations of driving while under the influence. So, how accurate of information a person accused of drunk driving here in Oklahoma has on the rights they have and what options they could pursue as they navigate their case can be of incredible significance. This underscores how important obtaining the representation of a skilled DUI defense lawyer can be when facing such allegations.
The list of things that are ticketable traffic offenses here in Oklahoma will soon be getting a new addition. Specifically, "hogging" the left lane will be added to this list. This is when a person, rather than quickly using the left lane for things such as passing a vehicle and then leaving it, stays in the left lane for an extended period of time.
Cars can represent different things to different people and organizations. For municipalities here in the U.S., among the things cars can represent is a revenue source. There are a range of different fees and fines cities and towns collect related to motor vehicles. These fees and fines can add up to quite a bit in revenue.
An assistant coach with Oklahoma State's basketball team has been charged with several federal crimes in connection with a corruption scheme that has netted other high profile members of the college basketball world and has brought scandal to the sport.
Even in Ponca City and other parts of Oklahoma some distance from the state's major metropolitan areas, DUI's are fairly common. Even otherwise law-abiding citizens can easily find themselves in the back of a squad car after getting pulled over following an evening of fun.
Recently, the FBI released statistics on violent crime in the U.S. in 2016.