21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. I, Ch. 1, Refs & Annos

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Part I. In General

Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 1

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§ 1. Title of code


This chapter [FN1] shall be known as the penal code of the State of Oklahoma.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2082.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, now incorporated in this title.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 2

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§ 2. Criminal acts are only those prescribed--“This code” defined


No act or omission shall be deemed criminal or punishable except as prescribed or authorized by this code. The words “this code” as used in the “penal code” shall be construed to mean “Statutes of this State.”


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2083.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 3

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§ 3. Crime and public offense defined


A crime or public offense is an act or omission forbidden by law, and to which is annexed, upon conviction, either of the following punishments:


1. Death;


2. Imprisonment;


3. Fine;


4. Removal from office; or


5. Disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit, under this state.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2084; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 10, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 4

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§ 4. Crimes classified


Crimes are divided into:


1. Felonies;


2. Misdemeanors.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2085.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 5

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§ 5. Felony defined


A felony is a crime which is, or may be, punishable with death, or by imprisonment in the penitentiary.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2086; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 11, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 2, eff. July 1, 1999.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 6

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§ 6. Misdemeanor defined


Every other crime is a misdemeanor.


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R.L.1910, § 2087.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 7

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§ 7. Objects of penal code


This title specifies the classes of persons who are deemed capable of crimes, and liable to punishment therefor. This title defines the nature of various crimes and prescribes the kind and measure of punishment to be inflicted for each. The manner of prosecuting and convicting criminals is regulated by the code of criminal procedure. [FN1]


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2088; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 12, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 3, eff. July 1, 1999.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 62, incorporated in Title 22.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 8

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§ 8. Conviction must precede punishment


The punishments prescribed by this chapter [FN1] can be inflicted only upon a legal conviction in a court having jurisdiction.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2089.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, incorporated in this title.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 9

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§ 9. Punishment of felonies


Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by this title, or by some existing provision of law, every offense declared to be a felony is punishable by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding two (2) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2090; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 13, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 1, emerg. eff. June 19, 1998; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 4, eff. July 1, 1999.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 10

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§ 10. Punishment of misdemeanor


Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by this chapter [FN1] or by some existing provisions of law, every offense declared to be a misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2091.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, incorporated in Title 21.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 11

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§ 11. Special provisions as governing--Acts punishable in different ways--Acts not otherwise punishable by imprisonment


A. If there be in any other provision of the laws of this state a provision making any specific act or omission criminal and providing the punishment therefor, and there be in this title any provision or section making the same act or omission a criminal offense or prescribing the punishment therefor, that offense and the punishment thereof, shall be governed by the special provisions made in relation thereto, and not by the provisions of this title. But an act or omission which is made punishable in different ways by different provisions of this title may be punished under any of such provisions, except that in cases specified in Section 434 of this act [FN1] or Section 54 of this title, the punishments therein prescribed are substituted for those prescribed for a first offense, but in no case can a criminal act or omission be punished under more than one section of law; and an acquittal or conviction and sentence under one section of law, bars the prosecution for the same act or omission under any other section of law.


B. Provided, however, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any offense, including traffic offenses, in violation of the laws of this state which is not otherwise punishable by a term of imprisonment or confinement shall be punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed one day in the discretion of the court, in addition to any fine prescribed by law.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2092; Laws 1970, c. 199, § 1; Laws 1987, c. 226, § 1, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 14, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 5, eff. July 1, 1999.


[FN1] Title 21, § 51.1.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 12

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§ 12. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 12.1

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§ 12.1. Required service of minimum percentage of sentence--Effective date


A person committing a felony offense listed in Section 30 of this act [FN1] on or after March 1, 2000, and convicted of the offense shall serve not less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the sentence of imprisonment imposed within the Department of Corrections. Such person shall not be eligible for parole consideration prior to serving eighty-five percent (85%) of the sentence imposed and such person shall not be eligible for earned credits or any other type of credits which have the effect of reducing the length of the sentence to less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the sentence imposed.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1999, 1st Ex. Sess., c. 4, § 29, eff. July 1, 1999.


[FN1] Title 21, § 13.1.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 13

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§ 13. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 13.1

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§ 13.1. Required service of minimum percentage of sentence--Offenses specified


Persons convicted of:


1. First degree murder as defined in Section 701.7 of this title;


2. Second degree murder as defined by Section 701.8 of this title;


3. Manslaughter in the first degree as defined by Section 711 of this title;


4. Poisoning with intent to kill as defined by Section 651 of this title;


5. Shooting with intent to kill, use of a vehicle to facilitate use of a firearm, crossbow or other weapon, assault, battery, or assault and battery with a deadly weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm, as provided for in Section 652 of this title;


6. Assault with intent to kill as provided for in Section 653 of this title;


7. Conjoint robbery as defined by Section 800 of this title;


8. Robbery with a dangerous weapon as defined in Section 801 of this title;


9. First degree robbery as defined in Section 797 of this title;


10. First degree rape as provided for in Section 1115 of this title;


11. First degree arson as defined in Section 1401 of this title;


12. First degree burglary as provided for in Section 1436 of this title;


13. Bombing as defined in Section 1767.1 of this title;


14. Any crime against a child provided for in Section 843.5 of this title;


15. Forcible sodomy as defined in Section 888 of this title;


16. Child pornography as defined in Section 1021.2, 1021.3 or 1024.1 of this title;


17. Child prostitution as defined in Section 1030 of this title;


18. Lewd molestation of a child as defined in Section 1123 of this title;


19. Abuse of a vulnerable adult as defined in Section 10-103 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes who is a resident of a nursing facility;


20. Aggravated trafficking as provided for in subsection C of Section 2-415 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes; or


21. Aggravated assault and battery upon any person defending another person from assault and battery,


shall be required to serve not less than eighty-five percent (85%) of any sentence of imprisonment imposed by the judicial system prior to becoming eligible for consideration for parole. Persons convicted of these offenses shall not be eligible for earned credits or any other type of credits which have the effect of reducing the length of the sentence to less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the sentence imposed.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1999, 1st Ex. Sess., c. 4, § 30, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 291, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2001, c. 437, § 2, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 22, § 7, emerg. eff. March 8, 2002; Laws 2007, c. 199, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2009, c. 234, § 117, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009; Laws 2011, c. 385, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 14

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§§ 14 to 18. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 15

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Part I. In General

Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§§ 14 to 18. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 16

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Part I. In General

Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§§ 14 to 18. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 17

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Part I. In General

Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§§ 14 to 18. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 18

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Part I. In General

Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§§ 14 to 18. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 19

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§ 19. Uniform reporting system to be used by criminal and juvenile justice information systems


For purposes of any crime specified by the criminal code of this title or any provision of the law in this state, all criminal and juvenile justice information systems shall adopt and use the uniform reporting standard created and published by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as provided by Section 1517 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes. The uniform reporting standard shall insure the accurate reporting of all criminal and juvenile delinquency information relating to arrests, charges, custody records, dispositions, and any other information record purporting to identify a criminal or juvenile delinquency history record or information to be maintained by any criminal or juvenile justice information system within this state. Every district court, criminal justice agency, and juvenile delinquency agency of this state is hereby directed to comply with and use the uniform reporting standard for reporting and maintaining all criminal justice information systems of this state.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2001, c. 122, § 2, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2009, c. 178, § 5.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 20

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Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§ 20. [Blank]


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 20.1

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Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§§ 20.1 to 20.4. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 20.2

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Part I. In General

Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§§ 20.1 to 20.4. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 20.3

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Part I. In General

Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§§ 20.1 to 20.4. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 20.4

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Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§§ 20.1 to 20.4. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 21

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Chapter 2. General Provisions

Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 21. Prohibited act a misdemeanor, when


Where the performance of an act is prohibited by any statute, and no penalty for the violation of such statute is imposed in any statute, the doing of such act is a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2792.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 22

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Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 22. Gross injuries--Grossly disturbing peace--Openly outraging public decency--Injurious acts not expressly forbidden


Every person who willfully and wrongfully commits any act which grossly injures the person or property of another, or which grossly disturbs the public peace or health, or which openly outrages public decency, including but not limited to urination in a public place, and is injurious to public morals, although no punishment is expressly prescribed therefor by this code, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2793; Laws 2007, c. 358, § 1, eff. July 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 23

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Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 23. Repealed by Laws 1970, c. 199, § 2


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 24

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Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 24. Acts punishable under foreign laws


An act or omission declared punishable by this chapter, [FN1] is not less so because it is also punishable under the laws of another state, government or country, unless the contrary is expressly declared in this chapter.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2795.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 25

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 25. Repealed by Laws 1986, c. 178, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1986


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 26

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Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 26. Contempts, criminal acts which are also punishable as


A criminal act is not the less punishable as a crime because it is also declared to be punishable as a contempt.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2797.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 27

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Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 27. Mitigation of punishment


Where it is made to appear at the time of passing sentence upon a person convicted, that such person has already paid a fine or suffered an imprisonment for the act which he stands convicted, under an order adjudging it a contempt, the court authorized to pass sentence may mitigate the punishment to be imposed, in its discretion.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2798.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 28

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§ 28. Aiding in a misdemeanor


Whenever an act is declared a misdemeanor, and no punishment for counseling or aiding in the commission of such act is expressly prescribed by law, every person who counsels or aids another in the commission of such act, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and punishable in the same manner as the principal offender.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2799.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 29

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Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 29. Sending letter--When complete--Place of prosecution


In the various cases in which the sending of a letter is made criminal by this chapter, [FN1] the offense is deemed complete from the time when such letter is deposited in any post office or any other place, or delivered to any person with intent that it shall be forwarded. And the party may be indicted and tried in any county wherein such letter is so deposited or delivered, or in which it shall be received by the person to whom it is addressed.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2800.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 30

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Chapter 2. General Provisions

Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 30. Failure to perform duty


No person is punishable for an omission to perform an act, where such act has been performed by another person acting in his behalf, and competent by law to perform it.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2801.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 41

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Attempts

§ 41. Conviction for attempt not permitted where crime is perpetrated


No person can be convicted of an attempt to commit a crime when it appears that the crime intended or attempted was perpetrated by such person in pursuance of such attempt.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2802.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 42

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Attempts

§ 42. Attempts to commit crimes--Punishment


Every person who attempts to commit any crime, and in such attempt does any act toward the commission of such crime, but fails, or is prevented or intercepted in the perpetration thereof, is punishable, where no provision is made by law for the punishment of such attempt, as follows:


1. If the offense so attempted be punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary for four (4) years or more, or by imprisonment in a county jail, the person guilty of such attempt is punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary, or in a county jail, as the case may be, for a term not exceeding one-half (   1/2 ) the longest term of imprisonment prescribed upon a conviction for the offense so attempted.


2. If the offense so attempted be punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary for any time less than four (4) years, the person guilty of such attempt is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one (1) year.


3. If the offense so attempted be punishable by a fine, the offender convicted of such attempt is punishable by a fine not exceeding one-half (   1/2 ) the largest fine which may be imposed upon a conviction of the offense so attempted.


4. If the offense so attempted be punishable by imprisonment and by a fine, the offender convicted of such attempt may be punished by both imprisonment and fine, not exceeding one-half (   1/2 ) the longest term of imprisonment and the fine not exceeding one-half (   1/2 ) the largest fine which may be imposed upon a conviction for the offense so attempted.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2803; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 21, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 10, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 43

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Attempts

§ 43. Unsuccessful attempt--Another crime committed


The last two sections [FN1] do not protect a person who in attempting unsuccessfully to commit a crime, accomplishes the commission of another and different crime, whether greater or less in guilt, from suffering the punishment prescribed by law for the crime committed.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2804.


[FN1] Title 21, § 41, 42.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 44

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Chapter 2. General Provisions

Attempts

§ 44. Attempt defined


A person is guilty of an attempt to commit a crime if, acting with the kind of culpability otherwise required for commission of the crime, he:


(a) purposely engages in conduct which would constitute the crime if the attendant circumstances were as he believes them to be; or,


(b) when causing a particular result in an element of the crime, does anything with the purpose of causing or with the belief that it will cause such result, without further conduct on his part.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1965, c. 220, § 1.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 51

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Second and Subsequent Offenses

§ 51. Repealed by Laws 1997, c. 133, § 602, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 51.1

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Chapter 2. General Provisions

Second and Subsequent Offenses

§ 51.1. Second and subsequent offenses after conviction of offense punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary


A. Except as otherwise provided in the Elderly and Incapacitated Victim's Protection Program [FN1] and Section 3 of this act, [FN2] every person who, having been convicted of any offense punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary, commits any crime after such conviction, within ten (10) years of the date following the completion of the execution of the sentence, and against whom the District Attorney seeks to enhance punishment pursuant to this section of law, is punishable therefor as follows:


1. If the offense for which the person is subsequently convicted is an offense enumerated in Section 571 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes and the offense is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term exceeding five (5) years, such person is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term in the range of ten (10) years to life imprisonment.


2. If the offense of which such person is subsequently convicted is such that upon a first conviction an offender would be punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for any term exceeding five (5) years, such person is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term in the range of twice the minimum term for a first time offender to life imprisonment. If the subsequent felony offense does not carry a minimum sentence as a first time offender, such person is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term in the range of two (2) years to life imprisonment.


3. If such subsequent offense is such that upon a first conviction the offender would be punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for five (5) years, or any less term, then the person convicted of such subsequent offense is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not exceeding ten (10) years.


4. If such subsequent conviction is for petit larceny, the person convicted of such subsequent offense is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not exceeding five (5) years.


B. Every person who, having been twice convicted of felony offenses, commits a subsequent felony offense which is an offense enumerated in Section 571 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes, within ten (10) years of the date following the completion of the execution of the sentence, and against whom the District Attorney seeks to enhance punishment pursuant to this section of law, is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term in the range of twenty (20) years to life imprisonment. Felony offenses relied upon shall not have arisen out of the same transaction or occurrence or series of events closely related in time and location. Nothing in this section shall abrogate or affect the punishment by death in all crimes now or hereafter made punishable by death.


C. Every person who, having been twice convicted of felony offenses, commits a subsequent felony offense within ten (10) years of the date following the completion of the execution of the sentence, and against whom the District Attorney seeks to enhance punishment pursuant to this section of law, is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term in the range of three times the minimum term for a first time offender to life imprisonment. If the subsequent felony offense does not carry a minimum sentence as a first time offender, the person is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term in the range of four (4) years to life imprisonment. Felony offenses relied upon shall not have arisen out of the same transaction or occurrence or series of events closely related in time and location. Nothing in this section shall abrogate or affect the punishment by death in all crimes now or hereafter made punishable by death.


CREDIT(S)


1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 434, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2001, c. 437, § 3, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 455, § 1, emerg. eff. June 5, 2002.


[FN1] Title 22, § 991a-13 et seq.


[FN2] O.S.L.2002, c. 455, § 3 [Title 21, § 51.1a].


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 51.1a

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§ 51.1a. Second offense of rape in the first degree, forcible sodomy, lewd molestation or sexual abuse of a child


Any person convicted of rape in the first degree, forcible sodomy, lewd molestation or sexual abuse of a child after having been convicted of either rape in the first degree, forcible sodomy, lewd molestation or sexual abuse of a child shall be sentenced to life without parole.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2002, c. 455, § 3, emerg. eff. June 5, 2002.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 51.2

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§ 51.2. Second and subsequent offenses 10 years after completion of sentence


Except as provided in Section 3 of this act, [FN1] no person shall be sentenced as a second and subsequent offender under Section 51.1 of this title, or any other section of the Oklahoma Statutes, when a period of ten (10) years has elapsed since the completion of the sentence imposed on the former conviction; provided, said person has not, in the meantime, been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or a felony. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of a prior conviction for physical or sexually related child abuse as a prior conviction for second and subsequent offender purposes if the person is presently charged with a felony crime involving physical or sexually related child abuse.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 435, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 245, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2002, c. 455, § 2, emerg. eff. June 5, 2002.


[FN1] O.S.L.2002, c. 455, § 3 [Title 21, § 51.1a].


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 51.3

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§ 51.3. Second and subsequent offenses after conviction of petit larceny, or attempt to commit offense punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary


Every person who, having been convicted of petit larceny, or of an attempt to commit an offense which if perpetrated, would be punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary, commits any crime after such conviction, is punishable as follows:


1. If such subsequent offense is such that upon a first conviction the offender would be punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for life, such person is punishable by imprisonment in such prison for life.


2. If such subsequent offense is such that upon a first conviction the offender would be punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for any term less than for life, such person is punishable by imprisonment in such prison for the longest term prescribed upon a conviction for such first offense.


3. If such subsequent conviction is for petit larceny, or for any attempt to commit an offense, which, if perpetrated, would be punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary, then such person is punishable by imprisonment in such prison for a term not exceeding five (5) years.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 436, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 51A

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§§ 51A, 52. Repealed by Laws 1997, c. 133, § 602, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 52

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§§ 51A, 52. Repealed by Laws 1997, c. 133, § 602, eff. July 1, 1999


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 53

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§ 53. Attempt to conceal death of child--Felony on subsequent conviction


Every woman who, having been convicted of endeavoring to conceal the birth of an issue of her body, which, if born alive, would be a bastard, or the death of any such issue under the age of two (2) years, subsequently to such conviction endeavors to conceal any such birth or death of issue of her body, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years and not less than two (2) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2807; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 153, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 73, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 54

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§ 54. When first conviction was foreign


Every person who has been convicted in any other state, government or country of an offense which, if committed within this state, would be punishable by the laws of this state by imprisonment in the penitentiary, is punishable for any subsequent crime committed within this state, in the manner prescribed in Section 434, 435 or 436 of this act, [FN1] and to the same extent as if such first conviction had taken place in a court of this state.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2808; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 15, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 6, eff. July 1, 1999.


[FN1] Title 21, § 51.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 61

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§ 61. Repealed by Laws 1979, c. 135, § 7, emerg. eff. May 3, 1979


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 61.1

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§ 61.1. Sentences to be served in order received by penal institution--Concurrent sentences--Credit for good conduct


When any person is convicted of two or more crimes in the same proceeding or court or in different proceedings or courts, and the judgment and sentence for each conviction arrives at a state penal institution on different dates, the sentence which is first received at the institution shall commence and be followed by those sentences which are subsequently received at the institution, in the order in which they are received by the institution, regardless of the order in which the judgments and sentences were rendered by the respective courts, unless a judgment and sentence provides that it is to run concurrently with another judgment and sentence. This section shall not affect the credits allowed under Section 138 of Title 57.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1979, c. 135, § 1, emerg. eff. May 3, 1979; Laws 1980, c. 222, § 1, eff. May 30, 1980.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 61.2

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§ 61.2. Sentences to run concurrent with federal court or another state's court sentence


When a defendant is sentenced in an Oklahoma state court and is also under sentence from a federal court or another state's court, the court may direct that custody of the defendant be relinquished to the federal or another state's authorities and that such Oklahoma state court sentences as are imposed may run concurrently with the federal or another state's sentence imposed.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1979, c. 135, § 2, emerg. eff. May 3, 1979; Laws 1980, c. 222, § 2, emerg. eff. May 30, 1980.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 61.3

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§ 61.3. Parole--Revocation--Relinquishment of custody


When a defendant is on parole from a sentence rendered by an Oklahoma state court and is also under sentence from a federal court or another state's court, the Governor may revoke the defendant's parole and direct that custody of the defendant be relinquished to the federal or another state's authorities and that such parole revocation may run concurrently with the federal or another state's sentence which has been imposed. The Governor may also order that a parole revocation run concurrently with any other sentence rendered by an Oklahoma state court.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1979, c. 135, § 3, eff. May 3, 1979; Laws 1980, c. 222, § 3, eff. May 30, 1980; Laws 1988, c. 141, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1988.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 61.4

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§ 61.4. Suspended sentence--Revocation--Relinquishment of custody


When a defendant has received a suspended sentence from an Oklahoma state court and is also under sentence from a federal court or another state's court, the court may revoke the suspended sentence and direct that custody of the defendant be relinquished to the federal or another state's authorities and that the sentence may run concurrently with the federal or other state's sentence which has been imposed.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1979, c. 135, § 4, emerg. eff. May 3, 1979; Laws 1980, c. 222, § 4, emerg. eff. May 30, 1980.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 61.5

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§ 61.5. Return to state to complete sentence


Provided, that, after a defendant has been transferred to another jurisdiction pursuant to the provisions of this act, [FN1] if any sentence remains to be served in the State of Oklahoma, such defendant shall be returned by the sentencing court to the State of Oklahoma to complete his sentence.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1979, c. 135, § 5, emerg. eff. May 3, 1979; Laws 1980, c. 222, § 5, emerg. eff. May 30, 1980.


[FN1] Title 21, § 61.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 62

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§ 62. Repealed by Laws 1997, c. 133, § 602, eff. July 1, 1999


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 62.1

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§ 62.1. Imprisonment where no maximum


Whenever any person is declared punishable for a crime by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term not less than any specified number of years, and no limit to the duration of such imprisonment is declared, the court authorized to pronounce judgment upon such conviction may, in its discretion, sentence such offender to imprisonment during the natural life of the offender, or for any number of years not less than such as are prescribed.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 437, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 63

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§ 63. Repealed by Laws 1978, c. 74, § 1, emerg. eff. March 23, 1978


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 64

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§ 64. Imposition of fine in addition to imprisonment


A. Upon a conviction for any misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in any jail, in relation to which no fine is prescribed by law, the court or a jury may impose a fine on the offender not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) in addition to the imprisonment prescribed.


B. Upon a conviction for any felony punishable by imprisonment in any jail or prison, in relation to which no fine is prescribed by law, the court or a jury may impose a fine on the offender not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) in addition to the imprisonment prescribed.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2812; Laws 1983, c. 75, § 1, emerg. eff. April 29, 1983; Laws 1993, c. 51, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 16, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 7, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 65

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§ 65. Civil rights suspended


A sentence of imprisonment under the Department of Corrections suspends all the civil rights of the person so sentenced, except the right to make employment contracts, during confinement under said sentence, subject to the approval of the Director of the Department of Corrections, when this benefits the vocational training or release preparation of the prisoner, and forfeits all public offices, and all private trusts, authority or power, during the term of such imprisonment. Provided however, such persons during confinement shall not be eligible to receive benefits under the unemployment compensation law. [FN1]


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2813; Laws 1976, c. 163, § 2, emerg. eff. June 1, 1976.


[FN1] Title 40, § 211 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 66

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§ 66. Repealed by Laws 1976, c. 163, § 7, emerg. eff. June 1, 1976


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 67

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§ 67. Person of convict protected


The person of a convict sentenced to imprisonment in the State Prison is under the protection of the law, and any injury to his person, not authorized by law, is punishable in the same manner as if he was not convicted or sentenced.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2815.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 68

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§ 68. Conviction does not work forfeiture


No conviction of any person for crime works any forfeiture of any property, except in the cases of any outlawry for treason, and other cases in which a forfeiture is expressly imposed by law.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2816.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 81

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§ 81. Testimony--Privilege of witnesses and perjury


The various sections of this chapter [FN1] which declare that evidence obtained upon the examination of a person as a witness shall not be received against him in any criminal proceeding, do not forbid such evidence being proved against such person upon any proceedings founded upon a charge of perjury committed in such examination.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2817.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 91

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§ 91. Terms to have meanings specified unless different meaning appears


Wherever the terms mentioned in the following sections are employed in this title, they are deemed to be employed in the senses hereafter affixed to them, except where a different sense plainly appears.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2818; Laws 1997, c. 43, § 1, emerg. eff. April 7, 1997.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 92

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§ 92. Willfully defined


The term “willfully” when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, implies simply a purpose or willingness to commit the act or the omission referred to. It does not require any intent to violate law, or to injure another, or to acquire any advantage.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2819.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 93

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§ 93. Negligent--Negligence


The terms “neglect,” “negligence,” “negligent” and “negligently,” when so employed, import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequences of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2820.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 94

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§ 94. Corruptly


The term “corruptly” when so employed, imports a wrongful design to acquire some pecuniary or other advantage to the person guilty of the act or omission referred to.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2821.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 95

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§ 95. Malice--Maliciously


The terms “malice” and “maliciously,” when so employed, import a wish to vex, annoy or injure another person, established either by proof or presumption of law.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2822.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 96

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§ 96. Knowingly


The term “knowingly,” when so applied, imports only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or omission within the provisions of this code. It does not require any knowledge of the unlawfulness of such act or omission.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2823.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 97

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§ 97. Bribe


The term “bribe” signifies any money, goods, right in action, property, thing of value or advantage, present or prospective, or any promise or undertaking, asked, given or accepted, with a corrupt intent to influence unlawfully the person to whom it is given, in his action, vote or opinion, in any public or official capacity.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2824.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 98

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§ 98. Vessel


The word “vessel,” when used with reference to shipping, includes ships of all kinds, steamboats, and steamships, canal boats, and every structure adapted to be navigated from place to place.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2825.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 99

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§ 99. Peace officers


The term “peace officer” means any sheriff, police officer, federal law enforcement officer, or any other law enforcement officer whose duty it is to enforce and preserve the public peace.


Every United States Marshal, Marshals Service deputy or other federal law enforcement officer who is employed full-time as a law enforcement officer by the federal government, who is authorized by federal law to conduct any investigation of, and make any arrest for, any offense in violation of federal law shall have the same authority, and be empowered to act, as peace officers within the State of Oklahoma in rendering assistance to any law enforcement officer in an emergency, or at the request of any officer, and to arrest any person committing any offense in violation of the laws of this state.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2826; Laws 1995, c. 240, § 3, emerg. eff. May 24, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 43, § 2, emerg. eff. April 7, 1997.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 99a

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§ 99a. Authority of peace officers


A. Subject to subparagraph C of this section in addition to any other powers vested by law, a peace officer of the State of Oklahoma as used in this section may enforce the criminal laws of this state throughout the territorial bounds of this state, under the following circumstances:


1. In response to an emergency involving an immediate threat to human life or property;


2. Upon the prior consent of the head of a state law enforcement agency, the sheriff or the chief of police in whose investigatory or territorial jurisdiction the exercise of the powers occurs;


3. In response to a request for assistance pursuant to a mutual law enforcement assistance agreement with the agency of investigatory or territorial jurisdiction;


4. In response to the request for assistance by a peace officer with investigatory or territorial jurisdiction; or


5. While the officer is transporting a prisoner.


B. While serving as peace officers of the State of Oklahoma and rendering assistance under the circumstances enumerated above, peace officers shall have the same powers and duties as though employed by and shall be deemed to be acting within the scope of authority of the law enforcement agency in whose or under whose investigatory or territorial jurisdiction they are serving. Salaries, insurance and other benefits shall not be the responsibility of a law enforcement agency that is not the employing agency for the officer.


C. A municipal peace officer may exercise authority provided by this section only if the officer acts pursuant to policies and procedures adopted by the municipal governing body.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1997, c. 43, § 3, emerg. eff. April 7, 1997.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 100

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§ 100. Signature


The term “signature” includes any name, mark or sign, written with the intent to authenticate any instrument or writing.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2827.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 101

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§ 101. Writing includes printing


The term “writing” includes printing.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2828.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 102

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§ 102. Real property


The term “real property” includes every estate, interest and right in lands, tenements and hereditaments.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2829.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 103

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§ 103. Personal property


The term “personal property” includes every description of money, goods, chattels, effects, evidences of right in action, and written instruments by which any pecuniary obligation, right or title to property, real or personal, is created or acknowledged, transferred, increased, defeated, discharged or diminished.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2830.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 104

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§ 104. Property defined


The term “property” includes both real and personal property.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2831.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 105

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§ 105. Person defined


The word “person” includes corporations, as well as natural persons.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2832.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 106

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§ 106. Person as designating party whose property may be subject of offense


Where the term “person” is used in this chapter [FN1] to designate the party whose property may be the subject of any offense, it includes this state, any other state, government or country which may lawfully own any property within this state, and all public and private corporations or joint associations, as well as individuals.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2833.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, now incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 107

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§ 107. Singular includes plural


The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2834.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 108

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§ 108. Gender


Words used in the masculine gender comprehend as well the feminine and neuter.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2835.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 109

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§ 109. Present tense


Words used in the present tense include the future, but exclude the past.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2836.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 110

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§ 110. Intent to defraud


Whenever, by any of the provisions of this chapter, [FN1] an intent to defraud is required in order to constitute any offense, it is sufficient if an intent appears to defraud any person, association or body politic or corporate whatever.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2837.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, now incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 131

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§ 131. Civil remedies not affected


The omission to specify or affirm in this chapter, [FN1] any liability to any damages, penalty, forfeiture or other remedy, imposed by law, and allowed to be recovered or enforced in any civil action or proceeding, for any act or omission declared punishable herein, does not affect any right to recover or enforce the same.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2838.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, now incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 132

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§ 132. Proceeding to impeach or remove


The omission to specify or affirm in this chapter, [FN1] any ground of forfeiture of a public office or other trust or special authority conferred by law, to impeach, remove, depose or suspend any public officer or other person holding any trust, appointment or other special authority conferred by law, does not affect such forfeiture or power, or any proceeding authorized by law to carry into effect such impeachment, removal, deposition or suspension.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2839.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, now incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 133

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§ 133. Military punishment--Contempt--Apprentices, bastards, etc.


This chapter, [FN1] does not affect any power conferred by law upon any court martial or other military authority or officer to impose or inflict punishment upon offenders; nor any power conferred by law upon any public body, tribunal, or officer, to impose or inflict punishment for a contempt; nor any provisions of the laws relating to apprentices, bastards, disorderly persons, Indians and vagrants.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2840.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, now incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 141

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§ 141. Payment into school fund


All fines, forfeitures and pecuniary penalties prescribed as a punishment by any of the provisions of this chapter, [FN1] when collected, shall be paid into the treasury and credited to the school fund of the county where such fines are collected.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2841.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, now incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. I, Ch. 2, Refs & Annos

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Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.1

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§ 142.1. Intent of Legislature


It is the intent of the Legislature to provide a method of compensating and assisting those persons who become victims of criminal acts and who suffer physical or psychological injury or death who are either within this state or who are residents of this state who become victims, as defined in Section 142.3 of this title, in states that have no crime victims compensation program. It is the further intent of the Legislature that district attorney offices shall provide services to victims of crime, as provided by law, and to assist in completing victim compensation claims pursuant to this act. To this end, it is the further intent of the Legislature to provide compensation in the amount of expenses actually incurred as a direct result of the criminal acts of other persons.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 1; Laws 1989, c. 348, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1999, c. 177, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2001, c. 369, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.2

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§ 142.2. Short title


This act [FN1] shall be known and may be cited as the “Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act”.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 2.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.3

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§ 142.3. Definitions


As used in the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act, Section 142.1 et seq. of this title:


1. “Allowable expense” means:


a. charges incurred for needed products, services and accommodations, including, but not limited to, medical care, wage loss, rehabilitation, rehabilitative occupational training and other remedial treatment and care,


b. any reasonable expenses related to the funeral, cremation or burial,


c. reasonable costs for counseling family members of a homicide victim,


d. reasonable costs associated with homicide crime scene cleanup, and


e. reasonable cost of vehicle impound fees associated with the collection and security of crime scene evidence;


2. “Board” means the Crime Victims Compensation Board created by Section 142.4 of this title;


3. “Claimant” means any of the following persons applying for compensation under the Crime Victims Compensation Act:


a. a victim,


b. a dependent of a victim who has died because of criminally injurious conduct, or


c. a person authorized to act on behalf of any of the persons enumerated in subparagraphs a and b of this paragraph;


4. “Collateral source” means a source of benefits or advantages for economic loss for which the claimant would otherwise be eligible to receive compensation under this act, and which the claimant has received, or which is readily available to the claimant, from any one or more of the following:


a. the offender,


b. the government of the United States or any agency thereof, in the form of benefits, such as social security, Medicare and Medicaid, a state or any of its political subdivisions or an instrumentality or two or more states, unless the law providing for the benefits or advantages makes them excessive or secondary to benefits under this act,


c. state-required temporary nonoccupational disability insurance,


d. workers' compensation,


e. wage continuation programs of any employer,


f. a contract providing prepaid hospital and other health care services or benefits for disability,


g. a contract providing prepaid burial expenses or benefits, or


h. proceeds of any contract of insurance payable to the claimant for loss which the victim sustained because of the criminally injurious conduct, except:


(1) life insurance proceeds or uninsured motorist proceeds in an amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) or less shall not be considered a collateral source when computing loss of support, and


(2) life insurance proceeds and proceeds from personal uninsured motorist coverage of any amount shall not be considered a collateral source for computing burial expenses;


5. a. “Criminally injurious conduct” means a misdemeanor or felony which occurs or is attempted in this state, or against a resident of this state in a state that does not have an eligible crime victims compensation program as such term is defined in the federal Victims of Crime Act of 1984, Public Law 98-473, [FN1] that results in bodily injury, threat of bodily injury or death to a victim which:


(1) may be punishable by fine, imprisonment or death, or


(2) if the act is committed by a child, could result in such child being adjudicated a delinquent child.


b. Such term shall not include acts arising out of the negligent maintenance or use of a motor vehicle unless:


(1) the vehicle was operated or driven by the offender while under the influence of alcohol, with a blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limit, or while under the influence of any other intoxicating substance,


(2) the vehicle was operated or driven by the offender with the intent to injure or kill the victim or in a manner imminently dangerous to another person and evincing a depraved mind, although without any premeditated design to injure or effect the death of any particular person,


(3) the offense involved willful, malicious or felonious failure to stop after being involved in a personal injury accident to avoid detection or prosecution, provided the victim of the accident was a pedestrian or was operating a vehicle moved solely by human power or a mobility device at the time of contact, or


(4) the offense involving one or more vehicles results in the death of the victim due to the reckless disregard for the safety of others by the offender. As used in this division, “reckless disregard for the safety of others” is defined as the omission to do something which a reasonably careful person would do, or the lack of the usual and ordinary care and caution in the performance of an act usually and ordinarily exercised by a person under similar circumstances and conditions.


c. “Criminally injurious conduct” shall include an act of terrorism, as defined in Section 2331 of Title 18, United States Code, committed outside the United States;


6. “Dependent” means a natural person wholly or partially dependent upon the victim for care or support, and includes a child of the victim born after the death of the victim where the death occurred as a result of criminally injurious conduct;


7. “Economic loss of a dependent” means loss after death of the victim of contributions of things of economic value to the dependent, not including services which would have been received from the victim if he or she had not suffered the fatal injury;


8. “Replacement services loss of dependent” means the loss reasonably incurred by dependents after death of the victim in obtaining ordinary and necessary services in lieu of those the deceased victim would have performed for their benefit had the deceased victim not suffered the fatal injury, less expenses of the dependent avoided by reason of death of the victim and not subtracted in calculating the economic loss of the dependent;


9. “Economic loss” means monetary detriment consisting only of allowable expense, work loss, replacement services loss and, if injury causes death, economic loss and replacement services loss of a dependent, but shall not include noneconomic loss;


10. “Noneconomic detriment” means pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment and nonpecuniary damage;


11. “Replacement services loss” means expenses reasonably incurred in obtaining ordinary and necessary services in lieu of those the victim would have performed, not for income, but for the benefit of self or family, if the victim had not been injured or died;


12. “Traffic offense” means violation of a law relating to the operation of vehicles, but shall not mean negligent homicide due to operation of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, tampering with or damaging a motor vehicle, failure of a driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting in death or personal injury to stop at the scene of the accident, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death or personal injury, operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated or impaired due to alcohol or other intoxicating substance, or combination thereof, or operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content in excess of the legal limit;


13. “Work loss for victim” means loss of income from work the victim would have performed if such person had not been injured or died, reduced by any income from substitute work actually performed by the victim or by income the victim would have earned in available appropriate substitute work that the victim was capable of performing but unreasonably failed to undertake, or loss of income from work the victim's caregiver would have performed if the injuries of the victim sustained as a result of the criminally injurious conduct had not created the need for the caregiver to miss work to care for the injured victim; and


14. “Victim” means a person who suffers personal injury or death as a result of criminally injurious conduct and shall include a resident of this state who is injured or killed by an act of terrorism committed outside of the United States.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 3; Laws 1987, c. 224, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 1987; Laws 1988, c. 109, § 21, eff. Nov. 1, 1988; Laws 1989, c. 125, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1989, c. 348, § 8, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 146, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 136, § 3, eff. July 1, 1992; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 5, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1996, c. 292, § 2, emerg. eff. June 10, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 357, § 4, emerg. eff. June 9, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 410, § 2, eff. July 1, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 177, § 2, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 324, § 1, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2007, c. 171, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


[FN1] 42 U.S.C.A. § 10601 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.4

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§ 142.4. Crime Victims Compensation Board--Membership--Qualifications--Term--Vacancies--Officers--Expenses


A. There is hereby created a Crime Victims Compensation Board, consisting of three (3) members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate to serve four-year terms and until the successor is appointed and qualified. At least one member of the Board shall be a person admitted to practice law in this state. Of the first members appointed, one shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years, one shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years, and one shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as regular appointments.


B. Each year the Board shall elect the chairman from its membership. Members of the Board shall receive such compensation, subsistence allowances, mileage and expenses as are provided by the State Travel Reimbursement Act. [FN1]


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 4.


[FN1] Title 74, § 500.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.5

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§ 142.5. Powers of Board relating to claims for compensation--Office and staff support


A. The Crime Victims Compensation Board shall award compensation for economic loss arising from criminally injurious conduct if satisfied by a preponderance of the evidence that the requirements for compensation have been met. The Administrator of the Crime Victims Compensation Board may determine initial victims' claims and any victim's claim up to Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00). The Board may delegate any other victim's claim to the Administrator of the Crime Victims Compensation Board at their discretion. The claimant shall have a right of appeal to the Board for any claim in dispute.


B. The Board shall hear and determine all matters relating to claims for compensation of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or more and may hear claims under Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00). The Board shall be able to reinvestigate or reopen claims without regard to statutes of limitation. However, claims that have been inactive for a period of more than three (3) years from the date of the last action by the Board shall be deemed closed and any further action forever barred. Claim files may be destroyed after a claim is closed. Claims which have been declined may be destroyed after nine (9) months, following the last Board action, provided the claimant has not notified the Board of any intentions to request reconsideration of the claim.


C. The Board shall have the power to subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, require the production of records and other evidence, administer oaths or affirmations, conduct hearings and receive relevant evidence.


D. The Board shall be provided such office, support, staff and secretarial services as determined by the District Attorneys Council.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 5; Laws 1989, c. 348, § 9, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 93, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 6, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1999, c. 177, § 3, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2007, c. 171, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.6

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§ 142.6. Additional powers of Board


In addition to any other powers and duties specified elsewhere in this act, [FN1] the Board may:


1. Regulate its own procedures except as otherwise provided in this act;


2. Adopt rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this act;


3. Define any term not defined in this act;


4. Prescribe forms necessary to carry out the purposes of this act;


5. Have access to any reports of investigations from all law enforcement agencies, or other data necessary to assist the Board in making a determination of eligibility for compensation under the provisions of this act;


6. Take judicial notice of general, technical and scientific facts within their specialized knowledge; and


7. Publicize the availability of compensation and information regarding the filing of claims therefor.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 6; Laws 1999, c. 177, § 4, eff. July 1, 1999.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.7

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§ 142.7. Collateral source contributions


The Board may require any claimant to seek or accept any collateral source contribution.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 7; Laws 1999, c. 177, § 5, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.8

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§ 142.8. Parties--Right to appear--Hearing--Notice--Settlement of claim


A. Every party to the claim shall be afforded an opportunity to appear and be heard and to offer evidence and argument on any issue relevant to the claim, and to examine witnesses and offer evidence in reply to any matter of an evidentiary nature in the record relevant to the claim.


B. In a contested case, all parties shall be afforded an opportunity for hearing after reasonable notice pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Board. A record of the proceedings of the hearing in a contested case shall be made and shall be transcribed upon request of any party, who shall pay transcription costs unless otherwise ordered by the Board.


C. The Board may, without a hearing, settle a claim by stipulation, agreed settlement, consent order or default.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 8.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.9

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§ 142.9. Waiver of physician-patient privilege--Mental or physical examination--Reports--Advisory panel--Limiting compensation for treatment--Debt collection


A. Any person filing a claim under the provisions of Section 142.1 et seq. of this title shall be deemed to have waived any physician-patient privilege as to communications or records relevant to an issue of the physical, mental or emotional conditions of the claimant.


B. If the mental, physical or emotional condition of a claimant is material to a claim, the Crime Victims Compensation Board upon good cause shown may order the claimant to submit to a mental or physical examination. The examination report shall set out the findings of the person making the report, including results of all tests made, diagnoses, prognoses and other conclusions and reports of earlier examinations of the same conditions.


C. The Board shall furnish a copy of the report examined. If the victim is deceased, the Board, on request, shall furnish a copy of the report to the claimant.


D. The Board may require the claimant to supply any additional medical or psychological reports available relating to the injury or death for which compensation is claimed.


E. In certain cases wherein mental health expenses are being claimed, the Board and Administrator may request assistance from a panel of professionals in the mental health field. The panel of professionals may only act in an advisory capacity to the Board.


F. The Board shall have the authority to set limits of compensation on any medical or mental health treatment, and require that providers of medical or mental health treatments be licensed prior to compensating for said treatment. Awards for all medical services shall not exceed eighty percent (80%) of the total cost of the service less any other reduction for contributory conduct, as determined by the Board. Any medical provider that receives payment from the Crime Victims Compensation Revolving Fund for medical, dental or psychological services, or any provider that supplies equipment pursuant to an award under the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act shall, as a condition of the receipt of such payment, accept such payment as discharging in full any and all obligations of the claimant to pay, reimburse or compensate the provider for medical services, supplies or equipment that have been reimbursed pursuant to the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act. In the event the claimant has paid for a medical service, the claimant will be reimbursed for the out-of-pocket loss, less any reductions for contributory conduct, as determined by the Board.


G. All records and information given to the Board to process a claim on behalf of a crime victim shall be confidential. Such exhibits, medical records, psychological records, counseling records, work records, criminal investigation records, criminal court case records, witness statements, telephone records, and other records of any type or nature whatsoever gathered for the purpose of evaluating whether to compensate a victim shall not be obtainable by any party to any civil or criminal action through any discovery process except:


1. In the event of an appeal under the Administrative Procedures Act [FN1] from a decision of the Board and then only to the extent narrowly and necessarily to obtain court review; or


2. Upon a strict showing to the court in a separate civil or criminal action that particular information or documents are not obtainable after diligent effort from any independent source, and are known to exist otherwise only in Board records, the court may inspect in camera such records to determine whether the specific requested information exists. If the court determines the specific information sought exists in the Board's records, the documents may then be released only by court order if the court finds as part of its order that the documents will not pose any threat to the safety of the victim or any other person whose identity may appear in the Board's records.


H. When a person files a claim, all health care providers that have been given notice of a pending claim shall refrain from all debt collection activities relating to medical treatment received by the person in connection with such claim until an award is made on the claim or until a claim is determined to be noncompensable pursuant to the provisions of this act. [FN2] The statute of limitations for collection of such debt shall be tolled during the period in which the applicable health care provider is required to refrain from debt collection activities under this subsection. For the purposes of this subsection, “debt collection activities” means repeatedly calling or writing to the claimant and threatening either to turn the matter over to a debt collection agency or to an attorney for collection, enforcement, or filing of other process. The term shall not include routine billing about the status of the claim.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 9; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 7, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1998, c. 410, § 3, eff. July 1, 1998; Laws 2004, c. 174, § 1, eff. July 1, 2004; Laws 2007, c. 171, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


[FN1] Title 75, § 250 et seq.


[FN2] Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.10

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§ 142.10. Award of compensation--Criteria--Amount--Denial, withdrawal or reduction--Reconsideration


A. Compensation shall not be awarded:


1. Unless the claim has been filed with the Board within one (1) year after the injury or death upon which the claim is based. The Board may, at its discretion, extend the filing period up to two (2) years from the date of the incident, provided the Board finds there was good cause for failure to file the claim within one (1) year. The Board may, at its discretion, extend the filing deadline beyond two (2) years only in child sexual assault cases. If the victim is mentally handicapped or is a child under eighteen (18) years of age, the Board may use the date the criminal incident was disclosed to a responsible adult, when establishing whether or not the claim was timely filed;


2. To a claimant who was the offender, or an accomplice of the offender;


3. To another person if the award would unjustly benefit the offender or accomplice; or


4. Unless the criminally injurious conduct resulting in injury or death was reported to a law enforcement officer within seventy-two (72) hours after its occurrence or the Board finds there was good cause for the failure to report within that time.


B. Compensation otherwise payable to a claimant shall be diminished to the extent:


1. That the economic loss is recouped from collateral sources; or


2. Of the degree of responsibility for the cause of the injury or death attributable to the victim as determined by the Board.


C. The Board, upon finding that the claimant or victim has not fully cooperated with appropriate law enforcement agencies, may deny, withdraw or reduce an award of compensation.


D. The Board, on its own motion or on request of the claimant, may reconsider a decision granting or denying an award or determining its amount. The motion or request to reconsider a decision shall be made within six (6) months from the date of the last action by the Board on the claim at issue. An order on reconsideration of an award shall not require a refund of amounts previously paid, unless the award was obtained by fraud. The right of reconsideration does not affect the finality of a Board decision for the purpose of judicial review. On claims which are denied by the Board, reconsideration may only be granted within six (6) months of the last Board action.


E. The provisions of subsections A and B of this section shall not apply to claimants eligible for compensation pursuant to the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act [FN1] who make claims under the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 10; Laws 1989, c. 348, § 10, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 93, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 8, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1995, c. 148, § 7, emerg. eff. May 2, 1995; Laws 2007, c. 171, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.31 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.11

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§ 142.11. Prosecution, conviction or adjudication not required--Proof of conviction or copy of adjudication order--Suspension of proceedings


An award may be made whether or not any person is prosecuted or, convicted as an adult offender or adjudicated a delinquent child. Proof of conviction of a person whose acts give rise to a claim or a copy of the adjudication order for a delinquent child whose acts give rise to a claim is conclusive evidence that the crime was committed, unless an application for rehearing, an appeal of the conviction, certiorari or adjudication is pending, or a rehearing or new trial has been ordered. The Board may suspend the proceedings pending disposition of a criminal prosecution or delinquent child adjudication that has been commenced or is imminent, but may make a tentative award under Section 143.13 of this title.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 11; Laws 1989, c. 125, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1989.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.12

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Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.12. Recovery from collateral source--Subrogation of state--Retention of funds in trust--Notice to Board


A. If compensation is awarded, the state shall be subrogated to all the rights of a claimant to receive or recover from a collateral source to the extent that compensation was awarded.


B. In the event the claimant recovers compensation, other than under the provisions of this act, [FN1] for injuries or death resulting from criminally injurious conduct, the claimant shall retain, as trustee, so much of the recovered funds as necessary to reimburse the Victims Compensation Revolving Fund to the extent that compensation was awarded to the claimant from that Fund. The funds retained in trust shall be promptly deposited in the Victims Compensation Revolving Fund.


C. If a claimant brings an action to recover damages related to the criminally injurious conduct upon which compensation is claimed or awarded, the claimant shall give the Board written notice of the action. After receiving the notice, the Board may join in the action as a party plaintiff to recover the compensation awarded.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 12.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.13

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.13. Payment of award--Exemption from process--Assignment--Counseling expenses


A. The Crime Victims Compensation Board may compensate for work loss, replacement services loss, dependent's economic loss and dependent's replacement service loss. Compensation for a caregiver who has out-of-pocket wage loss as a result of caring for the victim who was injured as a result of criminally injurious conduct may not exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00).


B. Compensation payable to a victim and to all other claimants sustaining economic loss because of injury to or death of that victim may not exceed Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) in the aggregate. The Board may, after approval of an initial award of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00), grant an additional sum not to exceed Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00), specifically for loss of wages for the victim or loss of support for dependents of a deceased victim provided, there is verifiable economic loss after deducting payments from other sources. In no event shall compensation payable to a victim and to all other claimants sustaining economic loss because of injury to or death of that victim exceed Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) in the aggregate.


C. The Board may provide for the payment to a claimant in a lump sum or in installments. At the request of the claimant, the Board may convert future economic loss, other than allowable expense, to a lump sum.


D. An award payable in a lump sum or installments for loss of support for a dependent of the deceased victim may be computed through a formula which calculates the net loss of support for dependents based upon an estimated date of retirement or an estimated date of adulthood for dependent children, beginning with the date of death of the victim and ending with the least of one of the following time periods for each dependent filing loss of support:


1. The amount of time from the date of death of the victim to the date the victim would have been expected to reach sixty-two (62) years of age;


2. The amount of time from the date of death of the victim to the date the spouse of the victim is expected to reach sixty-two (62) years of age; or


3. The amount of time from the date of death of the victim to the date a dependent child is expected to reach eighteen (18) years of age or twenty-three (23) years of age if the dependent child is enrolled as a full-time student. An award payable in installments for future loss of support may be modified by the Board in the event a dependent child receiving loss of support is between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-three (23) years of age and is no longer enrolled as a full-time student, the dependent dies before all installments are paid or the dependent receiving installments moves and leaves no forwarding address with the Board office.


E. An award shall not be subject to execution, attachment, garnishment or other process, except for child support and except that an award for allowable expense shall not be exempt from a claim of a creditor to the extent that such creditor has provided products, services or accommodations, the costs of which are included in the award.


F. An assignment by the claimant to any future award under the provisions of this act [FN1] is unenforceable, except:


1. An assignment of any award for work loss to assure payment of court ordered alimony, maintenance or child support; or


2. An assignment of any award for allowable expense to the extent that the benefits are for the cost of products, services or accommodations necessitated by the injury or death on which the claim is based and are provided or to be provided by the assignee.


G. The Board may, in its discretion, approve payment of crisis counseling, occurring within three (3) years of the crime, in an amount not to exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) for each family member of a homicide victim; provided, the counselor is a qualified mental health care provider. Medical and pharmaceutical treatment is not compensable for any family member of a deceased victim.


H. Outpatient counseling expenses for a victim of criminally injurious conduct may be considered by the Board provided the counseling is focused on the crime and the counselor is a qualified mental health care provider. A total not to exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) may be awarded for individual counseling sessions for victims of criminally injurious conduct. Sessions between the mental health care provider and nonoffending parents of a victimized child under eighteen (18) years of age may also be included in the award provided the combined total for the counseling and parental sessions do not exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) and the parental sessions relate to the victimization. In extreme cases, the Board may, in its discretion, waive the three-thousand-dollar limit. Inpatient mental health treatment will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be compensated, at the discretion of the Board, in an amount not to exceed Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00).


I. Reasonable funeral, cremation or burial expenses shall not exceed Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500.00).


J. Reasonable costs associated with crime scene cleanup shall not exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00).


K. Loss of income of a caregiver shall not exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00).


L. Reasonable costs for vehicle impound fees are limited to violent crimes occurring in a vehicle owned by the victim of the violent crime or an eligible claimant, provided such fee is associated with the collection and security of crime scene evidence. Reimbursement for vehicle impound fees shall not exceed Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00).


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 13; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 9, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1996, c. 292, § 3, emerg. eff. June 10, 1996; Laws 1999, c. 177, § 6, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 324, § 2, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2005, c. 154, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005; Laws 2007, c. 171, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 283, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2009, c. 163, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.14

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.14. Advancement on award


If the Board determines that the claimant will suffer financial hardship unless an advance award is made, an amount may be paid to the claimant and shall be deducted from the final award, or shall be repaid by and recoverable from the claimant to the extent that it exceeds the final award.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 14.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.15

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

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§ 142.15. Reports to be made by Board


The Board shall prepare and transmit annually to the Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, a report of its activities, including the amount of compensation awarded and a statistical summary of claims and awards made and denied.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 15.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.16

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.16. False claims


The filing of a false claim for compensation pursuant to this act [FN1] shall constitute a misdemeanor, and shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 16.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.17

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.17. Crime Victims Compensation Revolving Fund


There is hereby created in the State Treasury a revolving fund for the Crime Victims Compensation Board to be designated the “Crime Victims Compensation Revolving Fund”. The Fund shall be a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and shall consist of all monies received by the Crime Victims Compensation Board from any source excluding appropriated funds. All monies accruing to the credit of said Fund are hereby appropriated and, except for those monies specifically authorized by the Legislature to be expended by the District Attorneys Council for administration of the Crime Victims Compensation Board or operating expenses for administering federal grant programs, may be budgeted and expended by the Board for the purpose of implementing the provisions of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act [FN1] including the provisions set forth in Section 142.20 of this title. Expenditures from said fund shall be made upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer against claims filed as prescribed by law with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for approval and payment. The fund shall be invested in whatever instruments are authorized by law for investments by the State Treasurer. The interest earned by any investment of monies from the fund shall be credited to the fund for expenditure as provided by law for the fund.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 17; Laws 1984, c. 183, § 17, emerg. eff. May 10, 1984; Laws 1989, c. 348, § 11, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 2004, c. 174, § 2, eff. July 1, 2004; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 88.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.18

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.18. Victim compensation assessments--Probation or parole fees--Restitution funds


A. In addition to the imposition of any costs, penalties or fines imposed pursuant to law, any person convicted of, pleading guilty to or agreeing to a deferred judgment procedure under the provisions set forth in the Oklahoma Statutes for a felony involving criminally injurious conduct shall be ordered to pay a victim compensation assessment of at least Fifty Dollars ($50.00), but not to exceed Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), for each crime for which the person was convicted or for which the person agreed to a deferred judgment procedure. In imposing this penalty, the court shall consider factors such as the severity of the crime, the prior criminal record, the expenses of the victim of the crime, and the ability of the defendant to pay, as well as the economic impact of the victim compensation assessment on the dependents of the defendant.


B. In addition to the imposition of any costs, penalties or fines imposed pursuant to law, any person convicted of, pleading guilty to or agreeing to a deferred judgment procedure under the provisions set forth in the Oklahoma Statutes for a felony or misdemeanor offense, not including traffic offenses and not including misdemeanor offenses of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Code [FN1] or statutes relating to water safety, not described in subsection A of this section, the court shall levy a victim compensation assessment of at least Forty-five Dollars ($45.00), but not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for each felony and at least Thirty Dollars ($30.00), but not to exceed Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) for each misdemeanor upon every fine, penalty, and forfeiture imposed and collected. When a cash bond is posted for any offense included in this subsection, the bond shall also include a sufficient amount to cover the minimum amount for victim compensation assessment.


C. A victim compensation assessment of at least Thirty Dollars ($30.00), but not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), shall be levied by the court at the time a child has been adjudicated by the court as a delinquent child, provided the child is committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice, as defined in Sections 2-1-103 and 2-7-503 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes.


D. All monies collected pursuant to this section shall be forwarded monthly by the court clerk to the Victims Compensation Revolving Fund.


E. In any municipal court of record in which the defendant is ordered by the court to pay municipal court costs as a result of a crime involving violence, the threat of violence, or sexual assault, the court shall levy and collect a victims compensation assessment of Thirty-five Dollars ($35.00). The municipal court clerk collecting said assessment is authorized to deduct ten percent (10%) of the amount collected from said Thirty-five Dollars ($35.00) for administrative costs. In any municipal court of record in which the defendant is ordered by the court to pay municipal court costs as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substance, or both alcohol and other intoxicating substance, the court shall levy and collect a victims compensation assessment of Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00). The municipal court clerk collecting said assessment is authorized to deduct ten percent (10%) of the amount collected from said Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) for administrative costs. All victims compensation assessments collected by the municipal court clerk shall be forwarded to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund on a quarterly basis.


F. Beginning July 1, 1996, the fee provided for in Section 991d of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall be deposited with the State Treasurer and transferred to the Department of Corrections Revolving Fund. There shall be a three-year statute of limitation from the date of receipt of all restitution funds made payable to the Department of Corrections. All restitution funds which have not been disbursed in three (3) years shall be transferred to the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Fund by the 15th of the month following the end of each quarter. The statute of limitations applies to funds currently on the books of the Department of Corrections which have not been disbursed as of July 1, 1993, and July 1st of every year thereafter. Any funds being held since the repeal of Section 991e of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, which was effective July 1, 1995, shall be transferred to the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Fund by July 31, 1996. Any restitution collected through a county restitution program and deposited in a county treasury account shall also be forwarded to the Victims Compensation Fund using the same three-year statute of limitations.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 93, § 18; Laws 1984, c. 21, § 1, emerg. eff. March 20, 1984; Laws 1989, c. 125, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 142, § 1, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 1990, c. 337, § 6; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 10, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1996, c. 292, § 4, emerg. eff. June 10, 1996; Laws 2001, c. 369, § 2, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2009, c. 234, § 118, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.


[FN1] Title 29, § 1-101 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.19

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.19. Administration of Sexual Assault Examination Fund--Transfer


The duties of administering the Sexual Assault Examination Fund are hereby transferred from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to the Crime Victims Compensation Board. All unexpended funds, property, records and any outstanding financial obligations or encumbrances of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation which relate to the Sexual Assault Examination Fund are hereby transferred to the Crime Victims Compensation Board.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1982, c. 177, § 1, emerg. eff. April 16, 1982.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.20

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.20. Sexual Assault Examination Fund--Establishment


A. A Sexual Assault Examination Fund shall be established for the purpose of providing to a victim of a sexual assault a forensic medical examination by a qualified licensed health care professional and to provide to the victim medications as directed by said health care professional.


B. As used in this section:


1. “Sexual assault” means:


a. rape, or rape by instrumentation, as defined in Sections 1111, 1111.1 and 1114 of this title, or


b. forcible sodomy, as defined in Section 888 of this title; and


2. “Qualified licensed health care professional” means a physician, registered nurse, or other licensed health care professional qualified by training and experience to perform sexual assault examinations.


C. The Crime Victims Compensation Board is authorized to pay for this examination and the medications directed by the qualified licensed health care professional upon application submitted by the victim of a sexual assault.


D. The Crime Victims Compensation Board shall establish the procedures for disbursement of the Sexual Assault Examination Fund, but in no event shall the Crime Victims Compensation Board pay an amount to exceed:


1. Four Hundred Fifty Dollars ($450.00) for a sexual assault examination; and


2. Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for medications which are related to the sexual assault and directed and deemed necessary by said health care professional.


Such payments shall not exceed the amounts specified by this subsection regardless of the amount of any individual bills comprising the claim. Payments shall be made only upon claims signed by the victim or guardian and health care professional.


E. The District Attorneys Council is hereby authorized to transfer funds, as specified in the appropriations bill annually, from the Crime Victims Compensation Fund to the Sexual Assault Examination Fund for the payment of sexual assault forensic examinations and medications, pursuant to this section.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1982, c. 177, § 2, emerg. eff. April 16, 1982; Laws 1984, c. 280, § 9, operative July 1, 1984; Laws 1991, c. 137, § 1, emerg. eff. April 29, 1991; Laws 1992, c. 348, § 1, emerg. eff. June 4, 1992; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 11, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 2001, c. 279, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2001; Laws 2007, c. 171, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 283, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. I, Ch. 2, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.31

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.31. Short title


Sections 1 through 6 of this act [FN1] shall be known as the “Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act”.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 148, § 1, emerg. eff. May 2, 1995.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 142.31 to 142.36.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.32

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.32. Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Fund--Eligibility--Contributions--Restrictions on expenditure of monies


A. There is hereby created in the State Treasury a revolving fund to be administered by the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board to be designated the “Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Fund”. The fund shall be a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and shall consist of all monies received by the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board from any source for the purpose of implementing the provisions of the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act. [FN1] All monies accruing to the credit of the fund shall be budgeted and expended exclusively to compensate victims and the families of victims of the bombing on April 19, 1995, that took place in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Expenditures from the fund shall be made upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer against claims filed as prescribed by law with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for approval and payment. For the purposes of the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Fund, “families” shall include dependents, as defined by the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act, [FN2] parents and spouses.


B. The Administrator of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board is authorized to accept and expend contributions from any lawful source to be used for the purposes of the fund. The Administrator is further authorized to accept and expend any contributions from the crime victims compensation systems of any other state or other governmental entity for the use of the fund. The Administrator of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board is authorized to accept the services of the victims compensation system of any other state or governmental entity in the processing of any claims received against the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Fund; provided, that the employees of such entities shall not be considered as employees of the State of Oklahoma.


C. The monies deposited in the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Fund shall at no time become monies of the state and shall not become part of the general budget of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board or any other state agency. No monies from the fund shall be transferred for any purpose to any state agency or any account of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board or be used for the purpose of contracting with any other state agency or reimbursing any other state agency for any expense. No monies from the fund shall be used to pay or reimburse the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board for, in whole or in part, the salary of any employee involved in the administration of the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act. Payment of claims from the fund shall not become or be construed to be an obligation of this state. No claims submitted for reimbursement from the fund shall be paid with state monies.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 148, § 2, emerg. eff. May 2, 1995; Laws 2012, c. 304, § 89.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.31 et seq.


[FN2] So in enrolled bill; probably should read “Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act”, Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.33

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.33. Processing of claims--Power of Administrator of Crime Victims Compensation Board


The Administrator of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board is authorized to process any claim against the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Fund submitted by victims or the families of any victims upon proof that the claimant is a victim or the family of any victim of the bombing that took place in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The Administrator is specifically authorized to collect the necessary information to establish said fact in the most expeditious and efficient manner possible, is authorized to establish claim forms and to modify such forms as necessary, and is authorized to process and pay claims based upon information submitted in the claims process.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 148, § 3, emerg. eff. May 2, 1995.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.34

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.34. Compensation for loss--Limits


A. To the extent that funds from the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Fund are available, the claimants shall be compensated for all losses which would otherwise be compensable under the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act [FN1] and in addition shall be compensated for the costs of any counseling or mental health care for the victims and families of victims which is necessary as a result of the bombing that took place in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, provided, a claimant shall not be compensated for a loss which is compensated through a collateral source or a private fund established for that purpose.


B. The Administrator of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board is authorized to expend amounts from the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Fund for individual claims up to the limits otherwise provided in the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act; provided, that the Administrator is further authorized to expend additional monies from the Fund on a pro rata basis to all claimants, if the amounts within the Fund are sufficient to allow the Administrator to exceed the limits set by this section.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 148, § 4, emerg. eff. May 2, 1995.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.35

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.35. Denial of claim under act not to be construed as denying rights under Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act--Presumption


If any victim is denied compensation or does not receive full compensation under the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act, [FN1] the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act shall not be construed to deny such victim the right to receive compensation as otherwise provided under the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act. [FN2] Any person or the family of any person injured as a result of the crime specified in the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act shall be presumed to be a victim of crime compensable under the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Act.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 148, § 5, emerg. eff. May 2, 1995.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.31 et seq.


[FN2] Title 21, § 142.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142.36

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act (Refs & Annos)

§ 142.36. Rules


The Administrator of the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board is authorized to promulgate any rules necessary to implement the provisions of the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act. [FN1] Due to the gravity of the need for total implementation of the Murrah Crime Victims Compensation Act, the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board is directed to promulgate emergency rules as soon as practicable.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 148, § 6, emerg. eff. May 2, 1995.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142.31 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A

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Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A. Short title


Sections 142A, 142A-1 and 142B of this title and Sections 4 through 11 of this act shall be known and may be cited as the “Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act”.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1993, c. 325, § 3, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 357, § 1, emerg. eff. June 9, 1997; Laws 2010, c. 135, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-1

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Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-1. Definitions


For purposes of the Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act: [FN1]


1. “Crime victim” or “victim” means any person against whom a crime was committed, except homicide, in which case the victim may be a surviving family member including a stepbrother, stepsister or stepparent, or the estate when there are no surviving family members other than the defendant, and who, as a direct result of the crime, suffers injury, loss of earnings, out-of-pocket expenses, or loss or damage to property, and who is entitled to restitution from an offender pursuant to an order of restitution imposed by a sentencing court under the laws of this state;


2. “Injury” means any physical, mental, or emotional harm caused by the conduct of an offender and includes the expenses incurred for medical, psychiatric, psychological, or generally accepted remedial treatment of the actual bodily or mental harm, including pregnancy and death, directly resulting from a crime and aggravation of existing physical injuries, if additional losses can be attributed to the direct result of the crime;


3. “Loss of earnings” means the deprivation of earned income or of the ability to earn previous levels of income as a direct result of a crime and the loss of the cash equivalent of social security, railroad retirement, pension plan, retirement plan, disability, veteran's retirement, court-ordered child support or court-ordered spousal support, where the payment is the primary source of the victim's income, and where the victim is deprived of the money as a direct result of the crime;


4. “Members of the immediate family” means the spouse, a child by birth or adoption, a stepchild, a parent, a grandparent, or a sibling of each victim;


5. “Out-of-pocket loss” means the unreimbursed and nonreimbursable expenses or indebtedness incurred for medical care, nonmedical care, or other services necessary for the treatment of the actual bodily or mental harm, including pregnancy and funeral expenses, directly resulting from the crime and aggravation of existing physical injuries, if additional losses can be attributed directly to the crime; the unreimbursed and nonreimbursable expenses for damage to real and personal property as a direct result of the crime, and unreimbursed and nonreimbursable economic losses incurred as a consequence of participation in prosecution and proceedings related to the crime;


6. “Property” means any real or personal property;


7. “Restitution” means the return of property to the crime victim or payments in cash or the equivalent thereof, and payment in cash or the equivalent thereof as reparation for injury, loss of earnings, and out-of-pocket loss ordered by the court in the disposition of a criminal proceeding;


8. “Victim impact statements” means information about the financial, emotional, psychological, and physical effects of a violent crime on each victim and members of their immediate family, or person designated by the victim or by family members of the victim and includes information about the victim, circumstances surrounding the crime, the manner in which the crime was perpetrated, and the opinion of the victim of a recommended sentence; and


9. “Violent crime” means any crime listed in paragraph 2 of Section 571 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes or any attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit any such crime or the crime of negligent homicide pursuant to Section 11-903 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes or the crime of causing great bodily injury while driving under the influence of intoxicating substance pursuant to Section 11-904 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1997, c. 357, § 2, emerg. eff. June 9, 1997; Laws 2010, c. 135, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


[FN1] Title 21, § 142A et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-2

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-2. Victims and witnesses rights


A. The district attorney's office shall inform the victims and witnesses of crimes of the following rights:


1. To be notified that a court proceeding to which a victim or witness has been subpoenaed will or will not go on as scheduled, in order to save the person an unnecessary trip to court;


2. To receive protection from harm and threats of harm arising out of the cooperation of the person with law enforcement and prosecution efforts, and to be provided with information as to the level of protection available and how to access protection;


3. To be informed of financial assistance and other social services available as a result of being a witness or a victim, including information on how to apply for the assistance and services;


4. To be informed of the procedure to be followed in order to apply for and receive any witness fee to which the victim or witness is entitled;


5. To be informed of the procedure to be followed in order to apply for and receive any restitution to which the victim is entitled;


6. To be provided, whenever possible, a secure waiting area during court proceedings that does not require close proximity to defendants and families and friends of defendants;


7. To have any stolen or other personal property expeditiously returned by law enforcement agencies when no longer needed as evidence. If feasible, all such property, except weapons, currency, contraband, property subject to evidentiary analysis and property the ownership of which is disputed, shall be returned to the person;


8. To be provided with appropriate employer intercession services to ensure that employers of victims and witnesses will cooperate with the criminal justice process in order to minimize the loss of pay and other benefits of the employee resulting from court appearances;


9. To have the family members of all homicide victims afforded all of the services under this section, whether or not the person is to be a witness in any criminal proceeding;


10. To be informed of any plea bargain negotiations;


11. To have victim impact statements filed with the judgment and sentence;


12. To be informed if a sentence is overturned, remanded for a new trial or otherwise modified by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals;


13. To be informed in writing of all statutory rights;


14. To be informed that when any family member is required to be a witness by a subpoena from the defense, there must be a showing that the witness can provide relevant testimony as to the guilt or innocence of the defendant before the witness may be excluded from the proceeding by invoking the rule to remove potential witnesses;


15. To be informed that the Oklahoma Constitution allows, upon the recommendation of the Pardon and Parole Board and the approval of the Governor, the commutation of any sentence, including a sentence of life without parole;


16. To receive written notification of how to access victim rights information from the interviewing officer or investigating detective; and


17. To a speedy disposition of the charges free from unwarranted delay caused by or at the behest of the defendant or minor. In determining a date for any criminal trial or other important criminal or juvenile justice hearing, the court shall consider the interests of the victim of a crime to a speedy resolution of the charges under the same standards that govern the right to a speedy trial for a defendant or a minor. In ruling on any motion presented on behalf of a defendant or minor to continue a previously established trial or other important criminal or juvenile justice hearing, the court shall inquire into the circumstances requiring the delay and consider the interests of the victim of a crime to a speedy resolution of the case. If a continuance is granted, the court shall enter into the record the specific reason for the continuance and the procedures that have been taken to avoid further delays.


B. The district attorney's office may inform the crime victim of an offense committed by a juvenile of the name and address of the juvenile found to have committed the crime, and shall notify the crime victim of any offense listed in Section 2-5-101 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes of all court hearings involving that particular juvenile act. If the victim is not available, the district attorney's office shall notify an adult relative of the victim of said hearings.


C. The district attorney's office shall inform victims of violent crimes and members of the immediate family of such victims of their rights under Sections 14 and 15 of this act and Section 332.2 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


D. In any felony case involving a violent crime or a sex offense, the district attorney's office shall inform the victim, as soon as practicable, or an adult member of the immediate family of the victim if the victim is deceased, incapacitated, or incompetent, of the progress of pretrial proceedings which could substantially delay the prosecution of the case.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-3

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-3. Informing victim of rights


A. Upon the preliminary investigation of a violent crime, it shall be the duty of the officer who interviews the victim of such crime to inform the victim, or a responsible adult if the victim is a minor child or an incompetent person, or the family member who receives death notification in the case of a homicide, in writing, of their rights as a crime victim. Written notification shall consist of handing the victim, responsible adult, if the victim is a minor child or an incompetent person, or family member receiving death notification, a preprinted card or brochure that, at a minimum, includes the following information:


1. A statement that reads, “As a victim of crime, you have certain rights”;


2. Telephone and address information for the local District Attorney Victim-Witness Coordinator; and


3. The website address where victims can access a full list of their rights, additional information, and how to apply for crime victim compensation assistance.


B. A victim of domestic abuse has the right to be informed by the first peace officer who interviews the victim of domestic abuse of the twenty-four-hour statewide telephone communication service established by Section 18p-5 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes and to give notice to the victim of certain rights. The notice shall consist of handing such victim the following statement:


“As a victim of domestic abuse, you have certain rights. These rights are as follows:


1. The right to request that charges be pressed against your assailant;


2. The right to request protection from any harm or threat of harm arising out of your cooperation with law enforcement and prosecution efforts as far as facilities are available and to be provided with information on the level of protection available;


3. The right to be informed of financial assistance and other social services available as a result of being a victim, including information on how to apply for the assistance and services; and


4. The right to file a petition for a protective order or, when the domestic abuse occurs when the court is not open for business, to request an emergency temporary protective order.”


C. The victim of rape or forcible sodomy has the right to be informed by the officer who interviews the victim of the rape or forcible sodomy, or a responsible adult if the victim is a minor child or an incompetent person, of the twenty-four-hour statewide telephone communication service established by the Office of the Attorney General for victims of sexual assault pursuant to Section 18p-5 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes and to give notice to the victim or such responsible adult of certain rights of the victim. The notice shall consist of handing such victim or responsible adult a written statement in substantially the following form:


“As a victim of the crime of rape or forcible sodomy, you have certain rights. These rights are as follows:


1. The right to request that charges be pressed against your assailant;


2. The right to request protection from any harm or threat of harm arising out of your cooperation with law enforcement and prosecution efforts as far as facilities are available and to be provided with information on the level of protection available;


3. The right to be informed of financial assistance and other social services available to victims, including information on how to apply for the assistance and services;


4. The right to a free forensic medical examination; and


5. The right to be informed by the district attorney of other victim's rights available pursuant to Section 142A-2 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.”


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-4

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-4. Petition for relief


A victim of domestic abuse, a victim of stalking, a victim of harassment, a victim of rape, any adult or emancipated minor household member on behalf of any other family or household member who is a minor or incompetent, or any minor age sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years may seek relief under the provisions of the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act. The person seeking relief shall prepare the petition for a protective order or, at the request of the plaintiff, the court clerk or the victim-witness coordinator, victim support person, or court case manager shall prepare or assist the plaintiff in preparing the petition.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-5

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-5. Restitution form


The district attorney's office shall provide all victims, regardless of whether the crime victim makes a specific request, with an official request for restitution form to be completed and signed by the crime victim, and to include all invoices, bills, receipts, and other evidence of injury, loss of earnings and out-of-pocket loss. The crime victim shall provide all documentation and evidence of compensation or reimbursement from insurance companies or agencies of this state, any other state, or the federal government received as a direct result of the crime for injury, loss of earnings or out-of-pocket loss. The unexcused failure or refusal of the crime victim to provide all or part of the requisite information prior to the sentencing, unless disclosure is deferred by the court, shall constitute a waiver of any grounds to appeal or seek future amendment or alteration of the restitution order predicated on the undisclosed available information.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-6

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-6. Priority interest in proceeds


The victims and the legal representative of a victim of a crime shall have a priority interest in any proceeds or profits received by a district court from an offender or any other person with the cooperation of the offender, who is required to forfeit any proceeds or profits from any source, as a direct or indirect result of the crime or sentence, or the notoriety which the crime or sentence has conferred upon the offender pursuant to the provisions of Section 17 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 8, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-7

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-7. Address designation


An adult person, a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a minor, or a guardian acting on behalf of an incapacitated person, as defined by Section 1-111 of Title 30 of the Oklahoma Statutes, may apply to the Attorney General to have an address designated by the Attorney General serve as the address of the person or the address of the minor or incapacitated person pursuant to the Address Confidentiality Program established in Section 60.14 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 9, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-8

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-8. Presentation and use of victim impact statement at sentencing and parole proceedings


A. Each victim, or members of the immediate family of each victim or person designated by the victim or by family members of the victim, may present a written victim impact statement, which may include religious invocations or references, or may appear personally at the sentence proceeding and present the statements orally. Provided, however, if a victim or any member of the immediate family or person designated by the victim or by family members of a victim wishes to appear personally, the person shall have the absolute right to do so. Any victim or any member of the immediate family or person designated by the victim or by family members of a victim who appears personally at the formal sentence proceeding shall not be cross-examined by opposing counsel; provided, however, such cross-examination shall not be prohibited in a proceeding before a jury or a judge acting as a finder of fact. A written victim impact statement introduced at a formal sentence proceeding shall not be amended by any person other than the author, nor shall the statement be excluded in whole or in part from the court record. The court shall allow the victim impact statement to be read into the record.


B. If a presentence investigation report is prepared, the person preparing the report shall consult with each victim or members of the immediate family or a designee of members of the immediate family if the victim is deceased, incapacitated or incompetent, and include any victim impact statements in the presentence investigation report. If the individual to be consulted cannot be located or declines to cooperate, a notation to that effect shall be included.


C. The judge shall make available to the parties copies of any victim impact statements.


D. In any case which is plea bargained, victim impact statements shall be presented at the time of sentencing or attached to the district attorney narrative report. In determining the appropriate sentence, the court shall consider among other factors any victim impact statements if submitted to the jury, or the judge in the event a jury was waived.


E. The Department of Corrections and the Pardon and Parole Board, in deciding whether to release an individual on parole, shall consider any victim impact statements submitted to the jury, or the judge in the event a jury was waived.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1992, c. 136, § 8, eff. July 1, 1992; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 18, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1999, c. 417, § 2, emerg. eff. June 10, 1999; Laws 2006, c. 280, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Laws 2007, c. 319, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 100, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Renumbered from Title 22, § 984.1 and amended by Laws 2010, c. 135, §§ 14, 19, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-9

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-9. Disclosure of personal information of victim or witness may be prohibited


The court, upon the request of a victim, witness, or the district attorney, may order that the residential address, telephone number, place of employment, or other personal information of the victim or witness shall not be disclosed in any law enforcement record or any court document, other than the transcript of a court proceeding, if it is determined by the court to be necessary to protect the victim, witness, or immediate family of the victim or witness from harassment or physical harm and if the court determines that the information is immaterial to the defense.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1992, c. 136, § 9, eff. July 1, 1992; Laws 1999, c. 417, § 3, emerg. eff. June 10, 1999; Laws 2006, c. 197, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Renumbered from Title 22, § 984.2 and amended by Laws 2010, c. 135, §§ 15, 20, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-10

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-10. Wearing of buttons containing victim's picture by immediate family


A. A court shall permit members of the immediate family of a murder victim to wear buttons containing a picture of the victim as a symbol of grief in a trial. The button shall not exceed four (4) inches in diameter.


B. As used in subsection A of this section, “members of the immediate family” means the spouse, children by birth or adoption, stepchildren, parents or stepparents, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, aunts, uncles or cousins of the murder victim.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2007, c. 119, § 2, emerg. eff. May 9, 2007. Renumbered from Title 22, § 984.3 by Laws 2010, c. 135, § 21, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-11

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-11. Return of exhibit


If the owner of an exhibit that has been introduced, filed, or held in custody of the state in any criminal action or proceeding is the victim of the offense for which such exhibit is held, the victim may make application to the court at any time prior to the final disposition of the action or proceeding for the return of the exhibit.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 10, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-12

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-12. Contesting parole--Notification of victims


A. Any victim or representative of a victim of a violent crime as provided in paragraph 2 of Section 571 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes may contest the granting of parole as provided in Section 332.7 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


B. The Pardon and Parole Board shall notify all victims or representatives of a victim, if requested, in writing at least twenty (20) days before an inmate is considered for parole by the Board. The notice shall include the date, time and place of the scheduled meeting and the rules for attendance and providing information. The victim or representative of the victim shall be allowed at least five (5) minutes to address the Board. The Board shall notify all victims or representatives of a victim of the decision of the Board within twenty (20) days after the inmate is considered for parole by the Board.


C. It is the responsibility of the victim or representative of the victim to provide the Pardon and Parole Board a current mailing address. The district attorney's office shall assist the victim or representative of the victim with supplying the address of the victim to the Board if the victim wishes to be notified. Upon failure of the Pardon and Parole Board to notify a victim who has requested notification and has provided a current mailing address, the final decision of the Board may be voidable, provided the victim who failed to receive notification requests a reconsideration hearing within thirty (30) days of the recommendation by the Board for parole.


D. If requested by the victim of a crime, the Pardon and Parole Board shall provide written notification of the placement of the inmate on specialized parole within the county or incorporated city or town to any victim of the crime for which the inmate was convicted by mailing the notification to the last-known address of the victim. The Board shall not give the address of the inmate to any victim of the crime for which the inmate was convicted.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 11, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-13

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-13. Granting of parole or pardon--Notification of victims


A. Upon the granting of a parole by the Governor, and release of the inmate to the community, the Pardon and Parole Board shall provide written notification to any victim of the crime for which the parolee was convicted by mailing the notification to the last-known address of the victim, if such information is requested by the victim. The Pardon and Parole Board shall not give the address of the parolee to any victim of the crime for which the parolee was convicted.


B. Upon the granting of a pardon by the Governor, the Pardon and Parole Board shall provide written notification to any victim of the crime for which the person receiving the pardon was convicted by mailing the notification to the last-known address of the victim, if such information is requested by the victim. The Pardon and Parole Board shall not give the address of the person receiving the pardon to any victim of the crime for which the person receiving the pardon was convicted.


C. The notification shall be made on a monthly basis by the tenth day of the month following the granting of the pardon or parole.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 12, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142A-14

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142A-14. Witnessing execution--Rules


A. A judgment of death must be executed at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary at McAlester, Oklahoma, said prison to be designated by the court by which judgment is to be rendered. A place shall be provided at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary at McAlester so that individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and who are members of the immediate family of any deceased victim of the defendant may witness the execution. The immediate family members shall be allowed to witness the execution from an area that is separate from the area to which other nonfamily member witnesses are admitted, provided, however, if there are multiple deceased victims, the Department of Corrections shall not be required to provide separate areas for each family of each deceased victim. If facilities are not capable or sufficient to provide all immediate family members with a direct view of the execution, the Department may broadcast the execution by means of a closed circuit television system to an area in which other immediate family members may be located.


B. Immediate family members may request individuals not directly related to the deceased victim but who serve a close supporting role or professional role to the deceased victim or an immediate family member, including, but not limited to, a minister or licensed counselor. The warden in consultation with the Director of the Department of Corrections shall approve or disapprove such requests. Provided further, the Department may set a limit on the number of witnesses or viewers within occupancy limits.


C. Any surviving victim of the defendant who is eighteen (18) years of age or older may view the execution by closed circuit television with the approval of both the Director of the Department of Corrections and the warden. The Director and warden shall prioritize persons to view the execution, including immediate family members, surviving victims, and supporting persons, and may set a limit on the number of viewers within occupancy limits. Any surviving victim approved to view the execution of their perpetrator may have an accompanying support person as provided for members of the immediate family of a deceased victim.


D. As used in this section:


1. “Members of the immediate family” means the spouse, a child by birth or adoption, a stepchild, a parent, a grandparent, a grandchild, a sibling of a deceased victim, or the spouse of any immediate family member; and


2. “Surviving victim” means any person who suffered serious harm or injury due to the criminal acts of the defendant of which the defendant has been convicted in a court of competent jurisdiction.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2010, c. 135, § 13, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 142B

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 2. General Provisions

Oklahoma Victim's Rights Act

§ 142B. Civil action by victim of felony crime against offender--Attorney's fees and costs--Reduction of hardship exemption from garnishment


In any civil action against an offender for property damages resulting from a felony crime committed by the offender, the court may award a victim who prevails in the civil action reasonable attorney's fees and other costs of litigation; provided, there has been a felony conviction of the defendant for the crime which caused the damage. The court granting judgment in a civil action pursuant to the provisions of this section may reduce or limit the hardship exemption from garnishment provided in Section 1.1 of Title 31 of the Oklahoma Statutes, when limitation or reduction would be in the interests of justice.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1993, c. 325, § 4, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 357, § 3, emerg. eff. June 9, 1997; Laws 2000, c. 382, § 12, eff. July 1, 2000.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 151

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§ 151. Persons liable to punishment in state


The following persons are liable to punishment under the laws of this state:


1. All persons who commit, in whole or in part, any crime within the state.


2. All who commit theft out of this state, and bring, or are found with the property stolen, in this state.


3. All who, being out of this state abduct or kidnap, by force or fraud, any person contrary to the laws of the place where such act is committed, and bring, send, or convey such person within the limits of this state, and are afterward found therein.


4. And all who, being out of this state, cause or aid, advise or encourage, another person, causing an injury to any person or property within this state by means of any act or neglect which is declared criminal by this code, and who are afterward found within this state.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2093.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 152

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§ 152. Persons capable of committing crimes--Exceptions--Children--Idiots--Lunatics--Ignorance--Commission without consciousness--Involuntary subjection


All persons are capable of committing crimes, except those belonging to the following classes:


1. Children under the age of seven (7) years;


2. Children over the age of seven (7) years, but under the age of fourteen (14) years, in the absence of proof that at the time of committing the act or neglect charged against them, they knew its wrongfulness;


3. Persons who are impaired by reason of mental retardation upon proof that at the time of committing the act charged against them they were incapable of knowing its wrongfulness;


4. Mentally ill persons, and all persons of unsound mind, including persons temporarily or partially deprived of reason, upon proof that at the time of committing the act charged against them they were incapable of knowing its wrongfulness;


5. Persons who committed the act, or made the omission charged, under an ignorance or mistake of fact which disproves any criminal intent. But ignorance of the law does not excuse from punishment for its violation;


6. Persons who committed the act charged without being conscious thereof; and


7. Persons who committed the act, or make the omission charged, while under involuntary subjection to the power of superiors.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2094; Laws 1998, c. 246, § 11, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 153

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§ 153. Intoxication no defense


No act committed by a person while in a state of voluntary intoxication shall be deemed less criminal by reason of his having been in such condition.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2095.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 154

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§ 154. Morbid propensity no defense


A morbid propensity to commit prohibited acts existing in the mind of a person who is not shown to have been incapable of knowing the wrongfulness of such acts, forms no defense to a prosecution therefor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2096.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 155

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§ 155. Subjection to superior exonerates


The involuntary subjection to the power of a superior which exonerates a person charged with a criminal act or omission from punishment therefor, arises from duress.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2097; Laws 1976, c. 35, § 1.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 156

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§ 156. Duress defense


A person is entitled to assert duress as a defense if that person committed a prohibited act or omission because of a reasonable belief that there was imminent danger of death or great bodily harm from another upon oneself, ones spouse, or ones child.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2098; Laws 1992, c. 159, § 1, emerg. eff. May 5, 1992.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 157

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§§ 157 to 159. Repealed by Laws 1976, c. 35, § 2


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 158

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§§ 157 to 159. Repealed by Laws 1976, c. 35, § 2


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 159

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§§ 157 to 159. Repealed by Laws 1976, c. 35, § 2


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 160

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 3. Persons Liable to Punishment

§ 160. Public foreign ministers exempted


Ambassadors and other public ministers from foreign governments accredited to the President or the Government of the United States, and recognized by it according to the laws of the United States, with their secretaries, messengers, families and servants are not liable to punishment in this state, but are to be returned to their own country for trial and punishment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2102.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 171

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 4. Parties to Crime

§ 171. Classification of parties


The parties to crimes are classified as:


1. Principals, and,


2. Accessories.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2103.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 172

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§ 172. Principals defined


All persons concerned in the commission of crime, whether it be felony or misdemeanor, and whether they directly commit the act constituting the offense, or aid and abet in its commission, though not present, are principals.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2104.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 173

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§ 173. Accessories defined


All persons who, after the commission of any felony, conceal or aid the offender, with knowledge that he has committed a felony, and with intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment, are accessories.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2105.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 174

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Chapter 4. Parties to Crime

§ 174. No accessories to misdemeanor


In misdemeanor, there are no accessories.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2106.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 175

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Chapter 4. Parties to Crime

§ 175. Punishment of accessories


Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by law, an accessory to a felony is punishable as follows:


1. If the underlying offense is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary for four (4) years or more, the person guilty of being an accessory shall be subject to imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term not exceeding one-half (   1/2 ) of the longest term prescribed upon a conviction for the underlying offense;


2. If the underlying offense is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary for any time less than four (4) years, the person guilty of being an accessory shall be subject to imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one (1) year;


3. If the underlying offense be punishable by a fine only, the person guilty of being an accessory shall be subject to a fine not exceeding one-half (   1/2 ) of the largest amount of money which may be imposed as a fine upon a conviction of the underlying offense;


4. If the underlying offense be punishable by both imprisonment and a fine, the offender convicted of being an accessory shall be subject to both imprisonment and fine, not exceeding one-half (   1/2 ) of the longest term of imprisonment and one-half (   1/2 ) of the largest fine which may be imposed upon a conviction of the underlying offense; and


5. If the underlying offense be murder in the first degree, the accessory thereto shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years nor more than forty-five (45) years. If the underlying offense be murder in the second degree, the accessory thereto shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five (5) years nor more than twenty-five (25) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2107; Laws 1988, c. 109, § 22, eff. Nov. 1, 1988; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 154, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 74, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2004, c. 275, § 2, eff. July 1, 2004.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. I, Ch. 5, Refs & Annos

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Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 181

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§ 181. Betting upon an election a misdemeanor


Every person who makes, offers or accepts any bet or wager upon the result of any election, or upon the success or failure of any person or candidate, or upon the number of votes to be cast either in the aggregate, or for any particular candidate, or upon the vote to be cast by any person, or upon the decision to be made by any inspector or canvasser, of any question arising in the course of an election, or upon any event whatever depending upon the conduct or result of an election, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2108.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 182

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§ 182. Offers of office by candidate a misdemeanor


Every person who, being a candidate at any election, offers or agrees to appoint or procure the appointment of any particular person to office, as an inducement or consideration to any person to vote for, to procure or aid in procuring the election of such candidate, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2109.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 183

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§ 183. Communicating an offer of office


Every person who, not being a candidate, communicates any offer made in violation of the next preceding section, [FN1] to any person, with intent to induce him to vote for or procure or aid in procuring the election of the candidate making the offer is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2110


[FN1] Title 21, § 182.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 184

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In General (Refs & Annos)

§§ 184 to 186. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 186

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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In General (Refs & Annos)

§§ 184 to 186. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 187

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Campaign Contributions

§ 187. Definitions


As used in Sections 1 through 3 of this act: [FN1]


1. “Accept”, with reference to a contribution, means failure by a candidate, treasurer, deputy treasurer or agent of a committee to expressly and unconditionally reject and return a tendered contribution to the contributor within six (6) business days from receipt of the tender;


2. “Ballot measure” means an initiative, referendum, legislative referendum, legislative initiative, state question, or any proposition or measure submitted to voters for their approval or rejection at a statewide election;


3. “Campaign” means and includes all activities for or against the election of a candidate to a specific state or local office for a specific term or the passage or defeat of a ballot measure from the date of acceptance of the first contribution, the making of the first expenditure, or the filing of a declaration of candidacy, whichever is first, until a final campaign contributions and expenditures report is filed;


4. “Candidate” means a person who seeks nomination or election to state or local office. An individual is a candidate when the individual:


a. has filed a declaration of candidacy for any state office with the Secretary of the State Election Board,


b. has filed a declaration of candidacy for any local office with the secretary of any county election board,


c. has filed a declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State and has drawn active opposition,


d. is nominated as a “substitute candidate” pursuant to Section 1-105 of Title 26 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or


e. solicits or accepts contributions, makes expenditures or gives consent to an individual, organization, party committee, or other committee to solicit or accept contributions or make expenditures to secure election to any state or local office at any time, whether or not the office for which the individual will seek nomination or election is known when the:


(1) solicitation is made,


(2) contribution is accepted, or


(3) expenditure is made.


The term “candidate” shall include a person whose candidacy is unopposed;


5. “Candidate committee” means the committee, consisting of one or more persons who may be the candidate only, designated by a candidate to promote the candidate's candidacy and serve as the recipient of all contributions and the disburser of all expenditures for the candidate;


6. “Committee” means a candidate committee, political action committee, or party committee;


7. a. “Contribution” means and includes:


(1) a gift, subscription, loan, guarantee or forgiveness of a loan, conveyance, advance, payment, distribution, or deposit of money or anything of value made to and with the knowledge and for the benefit of a committee for use in a campaign, or for reducing the debt of a committee,


(2) an expenditure made by a person or committee, other than a candidate committee, with the cooperation of, or in consultation with, a committee, a candidate, candidate committee, or candidate's agent or that is made in concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, candidate committee, or candidate's agent,


(3) the difference between the payment to a person, other than a candidate or committee, of compensation for personal services or products to the candidate or committee, and the reasonable and customary rate charged by the person for like services or products in like quantities when the candidate or committee has knowledge of the discounted services or products,


(4) anything of value received by a committee that is transferred from another committee or other source,


(5) sums paid for tickets for a political event such as a reception, rally, or a similar fundraising event; however, the amount of any such contribution may be reduced for the purpose of complying with the reporting and contribution limitations requirements of Section 2 of this act, [FN2] by the actual cost of consumables furnished by the committee in connection with the purchase of the tickets, and only the excess over the actual cost of the consumables shall be deemed a contribution,


(6) the candidate's own money used on behalf of that candidate's candidacy, and


(7) the difference between the open market value and a discount or rebate:


(a) not extended to the public generally, or


(b) by a television or radio station not extended equally to all candidates for the same office.


b. The term “contribution” shall not include:


(1) the value of services provided without compensation by any individual who volunteers on behalf of a candidate or committee,


(2) for purposes of the contribution limits set forth in Section 2 of this act, the transfer of any funds by a political action committee to another political action committee, provided the committees have been established as provided by law and the transferring committee and the receiving committee have been established, directly or indirectly, and are administered or financially supported, directly or indirectly, by a common entity,


(3) any payment or obligation incurred by a corporation, labor organization, membership organization, cooperative or corporation without capital stock for the establishment, administration, and solicitation of contributions to a separate segregated fund or political action committee to be utilized for political purposes,


(4) a nonreimbursed payment made by an individual for the individual's own travel expenses on behalf of a committee,


(5) a payment made by an occupant of a residence or office for costs related to a meeting or fundraising event held in the occupant's residence or office if the costs for the meeting or fundraising event do not exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). However, if the occupant hosts more than one event in an election cycle for the same beneficiary, all subsequent payments that exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) in the aggregate are contributions,


(6) a loan of money made in the ordinary course of business by a financial institution authorized to transact business in this state at terms and interest rates generally available to a member of the public without regard to that person's status as a state or local officer or state or local employee or a candidate for state or local office by the institution,


(7) a communication by a corporation, labor organization, or association aimed at its members, owners, stockholders, directors, executive administrative personnel, or their families, or


(8) a tender of a contribution if the tender is not accepted, including use as collateral, or is transferred to the state as provided in Rule 10-1-2 of the Rules of the Ethics Commission, 74 O.S. Supp. 1994, Chapter 62, App.;


8. “Expenditure” means a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, compensation, reimbursement, fee deposit, transfer of funds between committees, or a gift made by a committee. An expenditure does not include the following:


a. a loan of money, made in the ordinary course of business, by a financial institution authorized to transact business in this state,


b. a communication by a corporation, labor organization, or association aimed at its members, owners, stockholders, executive administrative personnel, or their families, except a communication by the corporation's political action committee promoting or opposing a candidate or candidates,


c. uncompensated services provided by an individual volunteering the individual's time, or


d. a transfer of funds to another committee if such transfer is not accepted;


9. “Family” means an individual, his or her spouse, if any, and all children under the age of eighteen (18) years residing in the same household;


10. “Local office” means all elective offices for which a declaration of candidacy is filed with the secretary of any county election board;


11. “Party committee” means a political party or any affiliated or connected entity;


12. “Person” means an individual, corporation, association, proprietorship, firm, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, syndicate, business trust, estate, trust, company, organization, committee, or club, or a group of persons who are voluntarily acting in concert;


13. “Political action committee”:


a. means a combination of at least two individuals, or a person other than an individual:


(1) with the primary purpose of:


(a) supporting or opposing a candidate or candidates, or a party committee, except those required to file with the Federal Election Commission, or


(b) supporting or opposing a ballot measure, and


(2) which accepts or gives contributions or makes expenditures from a joint account aggregating at least Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) during a calendar year, and


b. does not include:


(1) a party committee or a candidate committee,


(2) a person other than an individual, when that person makes an expenditure or expenditures from an account to which contributions have not been solicited or accepted from any other persons or individuals; and the expenditure or expenditures are required by law or by Chapter 10 of the Rules of the Ethics Commission to be reported by the recipient committee or committees as a contribution or contributions, and


(3) a combination of individuals, or a person other than an individual, if the combination of individuals, or a person other than an individual, solicits contributions on behalf of a committee, and any contributions received as a result of the solicitation are forwarded to the committee without being deposited in any account; and the contributions are required by law or by Chapter 10 of the Rules of the Ethics Commission to be reported by the committee that receives the contributions;


14. “Political party” means any political party so recognized for the purpose of having candidates appear on the ballot; and


15. “State office” means all elective offices for which declarations of candidacy are filed with the Secretary of the State Election Board.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 343, § 1, eff. July 1, 1995.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 187 through 187.2.


[FN2] Title 21, § 187.1.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 187.1

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Chapter 5. Crimes Against the Elective Franchise

Campaign Contributions

§ 187.1. Individual or family contributions--Contributions using intermediary or conduit--Lobbyist or lobbyist principal contributions


A. No person or family may contribute more than:


1. Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in any calendar year to a committee other than a candidate committee;


2. Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to a candidate for state office, to a candidate for municipal office in a municipality with a population of over two hundred fifty thousand (250,000) persons, according to the most recent Federal Decennial Census, to a candidate for county office in a county with a population of over two hundred fifty thousand (250,000) persons, according to the most recent Federal Decennial Census, or to a candidate committee authorized by such a candidate to receive contributions or make expenditures on his or her behalf, for any campaign; or


3. One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to a candidate for other local office, or to a candidate committee authorized by such a candidate to receive contributions or make expenditures on his or her behalf, for any campaign.


B. No candidate, candidate committee, or other committee shall knowingly accept contributions in excess of the amounts provided herein.


C. These restrictions shall not apply to a committee supporting or opposing a ballot measure or local question or to a candidate making a contribution of his or her own funds to his or her own campaign.


D. It shall be prohibited for a campaign contribution to be made to a particular candidate or committee through an intermediary or conduit for the purpose of:


1. Evading requirements of effective Rules of the Ethics Commission [FN1] promulgated pursuant to Article XXIX of the Oklahoma Constitution or laws relating to the reporting of contributions and expenditures; or


2. Exceeding the contribution limitations imposed by subsection A of this section.


Any person making a contribution in violation of this subsection or serving as an intermediary or conduit for such a contribution, upon conviction, shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in subsections E and F of this section.


E. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this section where the aggregate amount contributed exceeds the contribution limitation specified in subsection A of this section by Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or more, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of up to four times the amount exceeding the contribution limitation or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for up to one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


F. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this section where the aggregate amount contributed is less than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in excess of the contribution limitation specified in subsection A of this section, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than three times the amount exceeding the contribution limitation or One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), whichever is greater, or by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


G. No lobbyist or lobbyist principal as defined in Section 4249 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall make or promise to make a contribution to, or solicit or promise to solicit a contribution for a member of the Oklahoma Legislature or a candidate for a state legislative office during any regular legislative session, beginning the first Monday in February, through its adjournment, and for five (5) calendar days following sine die adjournment. A member of the Oklahoma Legislature or a candidate for a state legislative office shall not intentionally solicit or accept a contribution from a lobbyist or lobbyist principal as defined in Section 4249 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes during any regular legislative session and for five (5) calendar days after sine die adjournment. For the purposes of this subsection, a candidate shall mean any person who has filed a statement of organization for a state legislative office pursuant to Oklahoma Statutes, Title 74, Chapter 62 Appendix, Rule 257:10-1-8.


H. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of subsection G of this section, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 343, § 2, eff. July 1, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 155, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 75, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2008, c. 282, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.


[FN1] Title 74, Ch. 62, App. 1, 257:1-1-1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 187.2

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Campaign Contributions

§ 187.2. Corporate contributions


A. No corporation shall contribute to any campaign fund of any party committee of this state or to any other person for the benefit of such party committee or its candidates, nor shall it, through any agent, officer, representative, employee, attorney, or any other person or persons, so contribute. Nor shall any such corporation, directly or through such other person, make any loan of money or anything of value, or give or furnish any privilege, favor or other thing of value to any party committee, or to any representative of a party committee, or to any other person for it, or to any candidate upon the ticket of any political party.


B. A corporation shall not make a contribution or expenditure to, or for the benefit of, a candidate or committee in connection with an election, except that this provision shall not apply to:


1. A campaign or committee solely for or against a ballot measure or local question; or


2. The establishment, administration, and solicitation of contributions to a political action committee to be utilized for political purposes by a corporation.


C. No candidate, candidate committee, or other committee shall knowingly accept contributions given in violation of the provisions of subsection A or B of this section.


D. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a bank, savings and loan association or credit union loaning money to a candidate in connection with his or her own campaign which is to be repaid with interest at a rate comparable to that of loans for equivalent amounts for other purposes.


E. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this section where the aggregate amount contributed exceeds Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), upon conviction, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of up to four times the amount of the prohibited contribution or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for up to one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


F. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this section where the aggregate amount contributed is Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or less, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than three times the amount of the prohibited contribution or One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), whichever is greater, or by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 343, § 3, eff. July 1, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 156, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 76, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 191

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Illegal Voting or Registration

§§ 191 to 192. Repealed by Laws 1941, p. 462, § 1, emerg. eff. June 7, 1941


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 192

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Illegal Voting or Registration

§§ 191 to 192. Repealed by Laws 1941, p. 462, § 1, emerg. eff. June 7, 1941


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 193

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Illegal Voting or Registration

§§ 193 to 202. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 202

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Illegal Voting or Registration

§§ 193 to 202. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 211

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Disturbances and Intimidation

§§ 211 to 219. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 219

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Disturbances and Intimidation

§§ 211 to 219. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 231

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Ballot Boxes and Poll Lists

§ 231. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 232

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Ballot Boxes and Poll Lists

§ 232. Repealed by Laws 1961, p. 227, § 1, eff. Oct. 27, 1961


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 241

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Offenses by or Concerning Election Officers

§§ 241, 242. Repealed by Laws 1961, p. 227, § 1, eff. Oct. 27, 1961


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 242

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§§ 241, 242. Repealed by Laws 1961, p. 227, § 1, eff. Oct. 27, 1961


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 243

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Offenses by or Concerning Election Officers

§ 243. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 251

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§§ 251 to 254. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 254

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Chapter 5. Crimes Against the Elective Franchise

Application of Provisions

§§ 251 to 254. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 153, § 17-114, operative Jan. 1, 1975


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 261

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§ 261. Assuming office before qualifying


Every person who executes any of the functions of a public office without having taken and duly filed the required oath of office, or without having executed and duly filed the required security, is guilty of a misdemeanor; and in addition to the punishment prescribed therefor, he forfeits his right to the office.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2144.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 262

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§ 262. Act of officer de facto


The last section [FN1] shall not be construed to affect the validity of acts done by a person exercising the functions of a public office in fact, where other persons than himself are interested in maintaining the validity of such acts.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2145.


[FN1] Title 21, § 261.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 263

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§ 263. Falsely assuming to be officer


Every person who shall falsely assume or pretend to be any state, county or township, city or town officer, or who shall knowingly take upon himself to act as such or to require any person to act as such, or assist him in any matter pertaining to such office, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not more than one (1) year nor less than three (3) months, and by fine not exceeding Five Hundred ($500.00) nor less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00).


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2146.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 264

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§ 264. False impersonation of peace officers--False insignia on motor vehicle


A. Any person who shall without due authority exercise or attempt to exercise the functions of or hold himself or herself out to any one as a deputy sheriff, marshal, police officer, constable or peace officer shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, however, this section shall not be so construed as to prevent private persons from making arrests for felonies or misdemeanors committed in their presence.


B. It shall be unlawful for any person to affix on his or her motor vehicle, either temporarily or permanently, any insignia typically used by a law enforcement agency for the purpose of causing any other motor vehicle operator to yield the right-of-way and stop, or which actually causes any other motor vehicle operator to yield the right-of-way and stop, whether intended or not. Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to vehicles of any fire department, fire patrol, law enforcement vehicles, ambulances, or other authorized emergency vehicles.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2147; Laws 2007, c. 120, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 265

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 265. Bribing or offering bribe to executive officer


Any person who gives or offers any bribe to any executive officer, with intent to influence him in respect to any act, decision, vote, opinion, or other proceedings of such officer, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary, not exceeding ten (10) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00); or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2148; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 157, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 77, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 266

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 266. Asking or receiving bribes


Any executive officer or person elected or appointed to executive office who asks, receives or agrees to receive any bribe upon any agreement or understanding that his vote, opinion or action upon any matter then pending, or which may by law be brought before him in his official capacity, shall be influenced thereby, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both; and in addition thereto, any such person forfeits office and is forever disqualified from holding any public office under the laws of the state.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2149; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 158, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 78, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 267

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 267. Preventing officer's performance of duty


Every person who attempts, by means of any threat or violence, to deter or prevent any executive officer from performing any duty imposed upon such officer by law, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2150.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 268

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 268. Resisting executive officer


Every person who knowingly resists, by the use of force or violence, any executive officer in the performance of his duty, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2151.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 269

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 269. Asking or receiving unauthorized reward for official act


A. Every executive officer who asks or receives any emolument, gratuity or reward, or any promise of any emolument, gratuity or reward, excepting such as may be authorized by law, for doing any official act, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


B. It shall be unlawful for any state employee, with responsibility or oversight for processing a benefit or allowance, to solicit any portion of the benefit or allowance as a gratuity, kickback, or loan from a recipient who is otherwise entitled to the benefit or allowance.


C. Any state employee convicted of violating the provisions of subsection B of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2152; Laws 2007, c. 82, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 270

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 270. Reward for omission to act, asking or receiving


Every executive officer who asks or receives any emolument, gratuity or reward, or any promise of any emolument, gratuity or reward, for omitting or deferring the performance of any official duty, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2153.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 271

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Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 271. Asking or receiving unauthorized advance fees


Every executive officer who asks or receives any fee or compensation for any official service which has not been actually rendered, except in cases of charges for prospective costs, or of fees demandable in advance in the cases allowed by law, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2154.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 272

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Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 272. Taking unlawful reward for requisition for fugitive


Every officer who asks or receives any compensation, fee or reward of any kind for any service rendered or expense incurred in procuring from the Governor a demand upon the executive authority of a State or Territory of the United States, or of a foreign government, for the surrender of a fugitive from justice, or of any service rendered or expense incurred in procuring the surrender of such fugitive, or of conveying him to this state or for detaining him therein, except upon an employment by the Governor, and upon an account duly audited and paid out of the State Treasury, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2155.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 273

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§ 273. Buying appointments to office


Every person who gives or agrees, or offers to give any gratuity or reward in consideration that himself or any other person shall be appointed to any public office, or shall be permitted to, or to exercise, perform or discharge the prerogatives or duties of any office, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not less than six (6) months nor more than one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) or more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2156.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 274

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Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 274. Selling appointments to office


Every person who, directly or indirectly, asks or receives or promises to receive any gratuity or reward, or any promise of a gratuity or reward for appointing another person or procuring for another person an appointment to any public office or any clerkship, deputation or other subordinate position in any public office, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not less than six (6) months nor more than one (1) year, or by a fine not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2157.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 275

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Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 275. Reward for making appointment or deputation


Any public officer who, for any gratuity or reward, appoints another person to a public office, or permits another person to exercise, perform or discharge any of the prerogatives or duties of his office, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not less than six (6) months nor more than two (2) years, and by a fine of not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) or more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00); and in addition thereto the public officer forfeits office.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2158; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 159, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 79, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 276

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Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 276. Unlawful deputation is void


Every grant or deputation made contrary to the provisions of the two preceding sections [FN1] is void; but official acts done before a conviction for any offense prohibited by those sections shall not be deemed invalid in consequence of the invalidity of such grant or deputation.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2159.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 274, 275.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 277

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 277. Exercising functions of office after term expires


Every person who having been an executive officer willfully exercises any of the functions of his office after his term of office has expired and a successor has been duly elected or appointed, and has qualified in his place, and he has notice thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2160.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 278

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 278. Refusal to surrender books to successor


Every person who having been an executive officer of this state, wrongfully refuses to surrender the official seal or any of the books and papers appertaining to his office, to his successor, who has been duly elected or appointed, and has duly qualified, and has demanded the surrender of the books and papers of such office is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2161.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 279

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Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 279. Administrative officers included


The various provisions of this article [FN1] which relate to executive officers apply in relation to administrative officers in the same manner as if administrative and executive officer were both mentioned together.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2162.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, art. 5, now Title 21, § 261 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 280

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 280. Disturbance, interference or disruption of state business--Penalties


A. It is unlawful for any person, alone or in concert with others and without authorization, to willfully disturb, interfere or disrupt state business, agency operations or any employee, agent, official or representative of the state.


B. It is unlawful for any person who is without authority or who is causing any disturbance, interference or disruption to willfully refuse to disperse or leave any property, building or structure owned, leased or occupied by state officials, employees, agents or representatives or used in any manner to conduct state business or operations after proper notice by a peace officer, sergeant-at-arms, or other security personnel.


C. Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than one (1) year, by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


D. For purposes of this section, “disturb, interfere or disrupt” means any conduct that is violent, threatening, abusive, obscene, or that jeopardizes the safety of self or others.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2002, c. 75, § 2, as added byLaws 2002, c. 460, § 43, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 281

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 281. False statements made during an internal investigation


A. Any person who knowingly makes or utters a materially false statement, either verbally or in writing, in the course of an internal state agency investigation shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. The person being interviewed pursuant to subsection A of this section shall be informed, in writing and prior to commencement of the interview, that providing a materially false statement shall subject the person to criminal prosecution.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2009, c. 211, § 1, emerg. eff. May 19, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 282

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 6. Crimes Against the Executive Power

§ 282. Unlawful acts--Violations


A. It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons to:


1. Willfully and knowingly enter or remain in any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area of a building or grounds where the Governor, any member of the immediate family of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, or other state official being provided protection by the Department of Public Safety is or will be temporarily visiting;


2. Willfully and knowingly enter or remain in any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area of a building or grounds the use of which is restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national or state significance;


3. Willfully and knowingly, enter with the intent to impede or to disrupt the orderly conduct of government business or official functions in or within close proximity to any building or grounds, as described in paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection, or to engage in disorderly or disruptive conduct in or within close proximity to any building or grounds, as described in paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection, which results in the impeding or disruption of the orderly conduct of government business or official functions;


4. Willfully and knowingly obstruct or to impede ingress or egress to or from any building or grounds, as described in paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection; or


5. Willfully and knowingly engage in any act or acts of physical violence against any person or property in any building or grounds, as described in paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection.


B. Violation of this section and attempts or conspiracies to commit such violations shall, upon conviction, be punishable by:


1. A fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years with the Department of Corrections, or by both fine and imprisonment, if:


a. the person, during and in relation to the offense, uses or carries a deadly or dangerous weapon or firearm, or


b. the offense results in great bodily injury, as defined by Section 646 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, to any other person; or


2. A fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year, or by both fine and imprisonment, in any other case.


C. Violation of this section, and attempts or conspiracies to commit such violations, shall be prosecuted by the district attorney in the district court having jurisdiction of the place where the offense occurred.


D. As used in this section, the term “other person for whom the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Division of the Department of Public Safety is charged with providing protection” means any person the Oklahoma Highway Patrol -- Executive Security Division is authorized to protect pursuant to Section 2-101 or Section 2-105.3a of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes when the person has not declined protection.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2011, c. 251, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 301

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 301. Preventing meetings of legislature


Any person who willfully and by force or fraud prevents the State Legislature or either of the houses composing it, or any of the members thereof, from meeting or organizing shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not less than five (5) years nor more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2163; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 160, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 80, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 302

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 302. Disturbing legislative proceedings--Penalty


Any person who alone or in concert with others willfully disturbs, disrupts or interferes with any session, meeting or proceeding of either house of the State Legislature or any committee of either house of the State Legislature, whether within or outside the presence of either house of the State Legislature or any committee, by:


1. Engaging in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior;


2. Using abusive or obscene language or making an obscene gesture;


3. Making unreasonable noise; or


4. Congregating with other persons and refusing to comply with a lawful order of the police or security officer to disperse;


shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2164; Laws 1981, c. 148, § 1, emerg. eff. May 8, 1981.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 302.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 302.1. Refusal to leave legislative chambers, galleries and offices--Penalty


Any person who alone or in concert with others, and without proper authorization, refuses to leave any part of the chambers, galleries or offices of either house of the State Legislature or building in which such chambers, galleries or any such office is located, or within any room or building or upon the property of a building in which a legislative hearing or meeting is being conducted upon a lawful order of the police or a security officer to disperse, leave, or move to a designated area, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 148, § 2, emerg. eff. May 8, 1981.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 303

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 303. Compelling adjournment of legislature


Every person who willfully and by force or fraud compels or attempts to compel the State Legislature, or either of the houses composing it, to adjourn or disperse shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not less than five (5) years nor more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), nor more than Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2165; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 161, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 81, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 304

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 304. Preventing legislative member or personnel from performing official duties--Penalty


Any person who alone or in concert with others willfully either by force, physical interference, fraud, intimidation, or by means of any independently unlawful act, prevents or attempts to prevent any member, officer or employee of either house of the State Legislature or any committee of either house of the State Legislature from performing any official act, function, power or duty shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2166; Laws 1981, c. 148, § 3, eff. May 8, 1981.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 305

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 305. Compelling legislature to perform or omit act


Any person who willfully compels or attempts to compel either of the houses composing the Legislature to pass, amend or reject any bill or resolution, or to grant or refuse any petition, or to perform or omit to perform any other official act, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not less than five (5) years nor more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2167; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 162, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 82, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 306

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 306. Altering draft bill


Any person who fraudulently alters the draft of any bill or resolution which has been presented to either of the houses composing the Legislature, to be passed or adopted, with intent to procure it to be passed or adopted by either house, or certified by the presiding officer of either house, in language different from that intended by such house, shall be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2168; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 163, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 307

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 307. Altering engrossed copy of bill


Any person who fraudulently alters the engrossed copy or enrollment of any bill which has been passed by the Legislature, with intent to procure it to be approved by the Governor or certified by the Secretary of State, or printed or published by the printer of the statutes in language different from that in which it was passed by the Legislature, shall be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2169; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 164, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 308

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 308. Bribery of or influencing members


Any person who gives or offers to give a bribe to any member of the Legislature, or attempts directly or indirectly, by menace, deceit, suppression of truth or any other corrupt means, to influence a member in giving or withholding his vote, or in not attending the house of which he is a member, or any committee thereof, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2170; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 165, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 83, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 309

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 309. Soliciting bribes--Trading votes


Any member of either of the houses composing the Legislature, who asks, receives or agrees to receive any bribe upon any understanding that his official vote, opinion, judgment or action shall be influenced thereby, or shall be given in any manner or upon any particular side of any question or matter upon which he may be required to act in his official capacity, or who gives, or offers or promises to give any official vote in consideration that another member of the Legislature shall give any such vote, either upon the same or another question, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2171; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 166, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 84, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 310

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 310. Witness refusing to attend Legislature or committee


Every person who, being duly summoned to attend as a witness before either house of the Legislature or any committee thereof authorized to summon witnesses, refuses or neglects without lawful excuse to attend pursuant to such summons, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2172.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 311

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 311. Witness refusing to testify before Legislature or committee


Every person who, being present before either house of the Legislature or any committee thereof authorized to summon witnesses, willfully refuses to be sworn or affirmed, or to answer any material and proper question, or to produce upon reasonable notice any material and proper books, papers, or documents in his possession or under his control, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2173.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 312

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§ 312. Forfeiture of office--Disqualification to hold office


The conviction of a member of the Legislature of any of the crimes defined in this article, [FN1] involves as a consequence, in addition to the punishment prescribed by this code, a forfeiture of his office, and disqualifies him from ever afterwards holding any office under this state.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2174.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, art. 6; now, Title 21, § 301 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 313

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§§ 313, 314. Repealed by Laws 1978, c. 256, § 16, eff. Jan. 1, 1979


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 314

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§§ 313, 314. Repealed by Laws 1978, c. 256, § 16, eff. Jan. 1, 1979


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 315

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§§ 315, 316. Repealed by Laws 1980, c. 68, § 1, emerg. eff. April 10, 1980


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 316

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Part I. In General

Chapter 7. Crimes Against the Legislative Power

§§ 315, 316. Repealed by Laws 1980, c. 68, § 1, emerg. eff. April 10, 1980


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 317

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§ 317. Repealed by Laws 1969, c. 36, § 1, emerg. eff. Feb. 20, 1969


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 318

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§ 318. Bribery


No person, firm, or member of a firm, corporation, or association shall give or offer any money, position or thing of value to any member of the State Legislature to influence him to work or to vote for any proposition, nor shall any member of the State Legislature accept any money, position, promise, or reward or thing of value for his work or vote upon any bill, resolution or measure before either house of the Legislature.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2180.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 319

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§ 319. Repealed by Laws 1980, c. 68, § 1, emerg. eff. April 10, 1980


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 320

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§ 320. Penalty for violating Section 318


Any person or member of any firm, corporation or association violating the provisions of Section 318 of this title shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than two (2) years nor more than five (5) years, and by a fine in the sum of not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2182; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 167, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 85, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 321

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§ 321. Member of Legislature--Soliciting or securing employment with state department or institution


It shall be unlawful for any member of the Legislature of Oklahoma to solicit, receive or accept any money or thing of value either directly or through another person for soliciting or securing employment of or for another person from any department or institution of the state, where the said department or institution is supported in whole or in part from revenues levied pursuant to law or appropriations made by the Legislature.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1937, p. 12, § 1.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 322

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§ 322. Penalty for violating Section 321


Any member of the Legislature who shall violate the provisions of Section 321 of this title shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), and be sentenced to the State Penitentiary for a term not less than one (1) year nor to exceed five (5) years and, in addition thereto, the member shall forfeit office.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1937, p. 12, § 2; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 168, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 86, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 331

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§ 331. Receipt to be given--Copy sent to Tax Commission


Any person, firm or corporation soliciting or collecting funds, directly or indirectly for the primary purpose of promoting legislation for any person or group receiving grants or allotments from the state government must give a personal receipt for each amount collected. Each receipt must be on a form approved by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, must be made out in triplicate, one copy to be retained by the donee and one copy to be given to the donor and the third copy must be sent to the Oklahoma Tax Commission on the first of each month. Each receipt must bear the date on which the money is received, must set forth the full name of the contributor and must be signed by the person collecting the money. Any person, firm, or corporation soliciting or collecting monies for the above cited purpose must give the receipt immediately after the money is received. Any person, firm or corporation soliciting or collecting money through the mail for the above cited reason must remit the receipt within five (5) days after receiving the donation. No receipt form shall be used unless it has had the prior approval of the Oklahoma Tax Commission.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1949, p. 202, § 1.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 332

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§ 332. Records and information confidential


Any records or information submitted to the Oklahoma Tax Commission under the provisions of this act [FN1] shall be treated as confidential and shall not be released to any other department of state government except they shall be available to the Attorney General's office, to any court of competent jurisdiction, or any legislative committee desiring any information pertaining thereto.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1949, p. 202, § 2.


[FN1] Title 21, § 331 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 333

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§ 333. Violations--Punishment


Any person, firm or corporation failing to comply with the provisions of this act [FN1] or using receipts not approved by the Oklahoma Tax Commission or who fails to give a receipt to a donor or who fails to send the third copy of each receipt to the Oklahoma Tax Commission as required above shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or six (6) months in jail, or both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1949, p. 202, § 3.


[FN1] Title 21, § 331 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 334

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§ 334. Compensation contingent upon influencing official action or legislation


No person may retain or employ a lobbyist, as defined in Section 4249 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes, for compensation contingent in whole or in part on the passage or defeat of any official action or the approval or veto of any legislation, issuance of an executive order or approval or denial of a pardon or parole by the Governor. No lobbyist may accept any employment or render any service for compensation contingent on the passage or defeat of any legislation or the approval or veto of any legislation by the Governor. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding two (2) years or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 343, § 4, eff. July 1, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 169, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 87, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 341

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§ 341. Embezzlement and false accounts by officers


Every public officer of the state or any county, city, town, or member or officer of the Legislature, and every deputy or clerk of any such officer and every other person receiving any money or other thing of value on behalf of or for account of this state or any department of the government of this state or any bureau or fund created by law and in which this state or the people thereof, are directly or indirectly interested, who either:


First: Receives, directly or indirectly, any interest, profit or perquisites, arising from the use or loan of public funds in the officer's or person's hands or money to be raised through an agency for state, city, town, district, or county purposes; or


Second: Knowingly keeps any false account, or makes any false entry or erasure in any account of or relating to any moneys so received by him, on behalf of the state, city, town, district or county, or the people thereof, or in which they are interested; or


Third: Fraudulently alters, falsifies, cancels, destroys or obliterates any such account, shall, upon conviction, thereof, be deemed guilty of a felony and shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), and by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of not less than one (1) year nor more than twenty (20) years and, in addition thereto, the person shall be disqualified to hold office in this state, and the court shall issue an order of such forfeiture, and should appeal be taken from the judgment of the court, the defendant may, in the discretion of the court, stand suspended from such office until such cause is finally determined.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2581; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 170, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 88, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2002, c. 460, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 341.1

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§ 341.1. Postage meter--Unlawful use


Every person who uses a postage meter that is owned, operated or has been installed by any state department, board, commission or state educational institution, for his own personal use, or to the use of any person not entitled thereto, without authority of law, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Each state department, board, commission or state educational institution which has installed a postage meter machine shall place an imprint plate on such machine showing: first, that the mail carried by such postage is official State of Oklahoma mail; and second, that there is a penalty for the unlawful use of such postage meters for private purposes. The installation and cost of such imprint plates shall be paid from appropriations for postage and contingent expenses made to the various state departments, boards, commissions or state educational institutions.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1976, c. 57, § 1, eff. April 15, 1976.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 342

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§ 342. Suspension--Vacancy filled


When any person is suspended from office by any court under the provisions of this section, [FN1] said court shall certify the fact of such suspension to the proper officer or authority provided by law to fill a vacancy in such office. Such office shall be filled during the suspension in like manner as provided by law for filling vacancies in such offices.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2582.


[FN1] Title 21, § 341.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 343

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§ 343. Other violation of official conduct


Every officer or other person mentioned in the last section, [FN1] who willfully disobeys any provisions of law regulating his official conduct, in cases other than those specified in that section, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2583.


[FN1] Title 21, § 341.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 344

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§ 344. Fraud by officer authorized to sell, lease or make contract


A. Except as otherwise provided in this section, every public officer, being authorized to sell or lease any property, or make any contract in his or her official capacity, who voluntarily becomes interested individually in such sale, lease or contract, directly or indirectly, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to:


1. Municipal officers who are subject to the provisions of Section 8-113 of Title 11 of the Oklahoma Statutes; and


2. Conservation district board members participating in programs authorized by Section 3-2-106 of Title 27A of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2584; Laws 1989, c. 131, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1999, c. 43, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 345

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§ 345. Refusal of officer to perform duty


Every county clerk, court clerk, judge of the district court, district attorney, county commissioner, or sheriff, who willfully fails or refuses to perform the duties of his or her office according to law, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2585; Laws 1993, c. 239, § 16, eff. July 1, 1993; Laws 1998, c. 310, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 346

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§ 346. Obstructing the collection of taxes


Every person who willfully obstructs or hinders any public officer from collecting any revenue, taxes, or other sums of money in which, or any part of which the people of this state are directly or indirectly interested, and which such officer is by law empowered to collect, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2586.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 347

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§ 347. Applies to all officers


The provisions of the second preceding section [FN1] shall also apply to county treasurers, judges of the district court, and all other county and precinct officers.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2587.


[FN1] Title 21, § 345.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 348

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§ 348. Willful neglect by state officers


Any State Auditor and Inspector, State Treasurer, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, or any other state officer who willfully neglects or refuses to perform the duties of his office, as prescribed by law, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2588; Laws 1979, c. 30, § 8, emerg. eff. April 6, 1979.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 349

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§ 349. Injuring or burning public buildings


Any person who willfully burns, destroys, or injures any public buildings or improvements in this state shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding twenty-five (25) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2589; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 171, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 89, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 350

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§ 350. Seizing military stores


Any person who enters any fort, magazine, arsenal, armory, arsenal yard or encampment and seizes or takes away any arms, ammunition, military stores or supplies belonging to the people of this state, and every person who enters any such place with intent so to do, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2590; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 172, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 90, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 351

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§ 351. False statement regarding taxes


Every person who, in making any statement, oral or written, which is required or authorized by law to be made as the basis of imposing any tax or assessment, or of an application to reduce any tax or assessment, willfully states any material matter which he knows to be false, is guilty, upon conviction, of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year or by the imposition of a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both said fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2591; Laws 1984, c. 220, § 1, operative July 1, 1984.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 352

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§ 352. Unlawfully issuing or paying warrants


It shall be unlawful for any state officer or deputy or employee of said officer to issue, cause to be issued or consent to the issuing, or to pay, cause to be paid or consent to the paying of any state warrant, order, or other evidence of public debt in excess of the appropriation duly made or when no appropriation has been made by the Legislature, for the fund upon which the same may be drawn.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2592.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 353

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§ 353. Officer dealing in warrants--Misdemeanor


A. It shall be unlawful for any public officer or deputy or employee of such officer to either directly or indirectly, buy, barter for, or otherwise engage in any manner in the purchase of any bonds, warrants or any other evidence of indebtedness against this state, any subdivision thereof, or municipality therein, of which he is an officer.


B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to those municipal officers and employees who are subject to Section 8-113 of Title 11 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2593; Laws 1989, c. 131, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 354

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§ 354. Penalty


Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the two preceding sections [FN1] shall be deemed guilty of the unlawful issuing of warrants or the unlawful purchase of warrants as the case may be, and shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2594.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 352, 353.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 355

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§ 355. Member of governing body not to furnish public supplies for consideration--Exceptions


A. It shall be unlawful for any member of any board of county commissioners, city council or other governing body of any city, board of trustees of any town, board of directors of any township, board of education of any city or school district, to furnish, for a consideration any material or supplies for the use of the county, city, town, township, or school district.


B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to those municipal officers who are subject to Section 8-113 of Title 11 of the Oklahoma Statutes or to a member of any board of education of a school district in this state which does not include any part of a municipality with a population greater than two thousand five hundred (2,500) according to the latest Federal Decennial Census when the board member is the only person who furnishes the material or supplies within ten (10) miles of the corporate limits of the municipality. However, any activities permitted by this subsection shall not exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for any single activity and shall not exceed Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) for all activities in any calendar year.


C. It shall not be unlawful for any member of any board of county commissioners, city council or other governing body of any city, board of trustees of any town, board of directors of any township, or board of education of any school district to vote to purchase materials or supplies from a business that employs a member of the governing body or employs the spouse of a member if the member or the spouse of a member has an interest in the business of five percent (5%) or less.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2595; Laws 1989, c. 131, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1996, c. 341, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 317, § 2, emerg. eff. May 29, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 365, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 356

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§ 356. Contract or purchase void--Members of body liable


Any contract or purchase made in violation of the first preceding section [FN1] shall be void, and no appropriation of public funds shall be made to pay the amount of same; but the members of the body voting for such contract or purchase shall be held personally liable for the amount thereof.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2596.


[FN1] Title 21, § 355.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 357

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§ 357. Penalty for such contract or purchase


Any member of any public body, such as is specified in Section 355 of this title, who shall be a party to any such contract or purchase therein declared unlawful, or who shall receive any money, warrant, certificate, or other consideration thereunder, or who shall vote for or assent to any such contract or purchase, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00), and imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty (30) days, or by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), with imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2597; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 173, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 91, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 358

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§ 358. False, fictitious, or fraudulent claim for payment of public funds or on employment application


A. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, association or agency to make, present, or cause to be presented to any employee or officer of the State of Oklahoma, or to any department or agency thereof, any false, fictitious or fraudulent claim for payment of public funds upon or against the State of Oklahoma, or any department or agency thereof, knowing such claim to be false, fictitious or fraudulent. A violation of this subsection shall be punished as provided in subsection A of Section 359 of this title.


B. It shall be unlawful for any person applying for employment with the State of Oklahoma to make a materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation on an employment application, knowing such statement or representation to be materially false, fictitious or fraudulent. A violation of this subsection shall be punished as provided in subsection B of Section 359 of this title.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1970, c. 151, § 1, emerg. eff. April 7, 1970; Laws 2004, c. 526, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 359

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§ 359. Penalties


A. Any person, firm, corporation, association or agency found guilty of violating subsection A of Section 358 of this title shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding two (2) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. Any person found guilty of violating subsection B of Section 358 of this title shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1970, c. 151, § 2, emerg. eff. April 7, 1970; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 174, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 92, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2004, c. 526, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 360

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§ 360. Coercing political participation of state employees


No public employee or public official, as defined in Section 304 of Title 51 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall directly or indirectly coerce, attempt to coerce, command, advise or direct any state employee to pay, lend or contribute any part of his or her salary or compensation, time, effort or anything else of value to any party, committee, organization, agency or person for political purposes. No public employee or official shall retaliate against any employee for exercising his or her rights or for not participating in permitted political activities as provided in Ethics Commission Rule 10-1-4. [FN1] Any person convicted of willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by the imposition of a fine of not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or by imprisonment for not longer than two (2) years, or by both said fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 343, § 5, eff. July 1, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 175, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 93, eff. July 1, 1999.


[FN1] Title 74, Ch. 62, App. 1, 257: 10-1-4.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 361

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§ 361. Acceptance, use or redemption for personal gain


It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, company or corporation to accept, use, or redeem for personal gain any trading stamps, coupons, tickets, certificates, cards or similar devices, which are redeemable either for money or any products, goods, wares, articles, merchandise or any other items of value whatsoever in all cases wherein the basis for the credit, issuance, transfer, assignment or distribution of said trading stamps, coupons, tickets, certificates, cards, or similar devices results from purchases by the state, payment for which, either in whole or in part, has been or will be made from the State Treasury or from any other state funds whatsoever.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1953, p. 94, § 1.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 362

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§ 362. Vendors crediting, furnishing, etc. for personal use


It shall be unlawful for any vendor selling to the State of Oklahoma to credit, furnish, distribute, transmit or supply to any person or persons, firm, company, or corporation, for personal use, any trading stamps, coupons, tickets, certificates, cards or similar devices, which are redeemable either for money or any products, goods, wares, articles, merchandise or any other items of value, in all cases wherein the basis for said credit, issuance, transfer, assignment or distribution results from the sale of any products, goods, wares, articles, merchandise or any other items of value whatsoever to the State of Oklahoma.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1953, p. 94, § 2.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 363

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 8. Crimes Against the Revenue and Property of the State

Trading Stamps for State Purchases

§ 363. Violations--Punishment


Any person or persons, companies, partnerships, firms or corporations violating any of the provisions of this act [FN1] shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00), nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) and each violation of this act shall be deemed a separate offense.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1953, p. 94, § 3.


[FN1] Title 21, § 361 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 364

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 8. Crimes Against the Revenue and Property of the State

Trading Stamps for State Purchases

§ 364. Repealed by Laws 1989, c. 154, § 2, operative July 1, 1989


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 371

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 9. Flags, Offenses Concerning

§ 371. Use in advertising prohibited


Any person or persons, corporation or company, who shall use the flag or the coat of arms of the United States, or any pattern, imitation or representation thereof, either by printing thereon, or attaching thereto, any advertisement or device for the purpose of gain or profit, or as a trademark or label, shall be guilty of misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1919, c. 72, p. 113, § 1, emerg. eff. April 2, 1919


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 372

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 9. Flags, Offenses Concerning

§ 372. Mutilation, treating with indignity or destroying flag--Definitions


A. Any person who shall contemptuously or maliciously tear down, burn, trample upon, mutilate, deface, defile, defy, treat with indignity, wantonly destroy, or cast contempt, either by word or act, upon any flag, standard, colors or ensign of the United States of America, shall be guilty of a felony.


B. The word “defile” as used in this section shall include public conduct which brings shame or disgrace upon any flag of the United States by its use for unpatriotic or profane purpose.


C. The terms “flag”, “standard”, “colors”, or “ensign” of the United States as used in this section shall include any picture, representation or part thereof which an average person would believe, upon seeing and without deliberation, to represent the flag, standard, colors or ensign of the United States of America.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1919, c. 72, p. 113, § 2, emerg. eff. April 2, 1919; Laws 1967, c. 298, § 1, emerg. eff. May 9, 1967; Laws 1971, c. 1, § 1, emerg. eff. Feb. 17, 1971; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 176, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 373

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 9. Flags, Offenses Concerning

§ 373. Penalty for violation of Section 372


Any person, corporation or company violating any provision of Section 372 of this title, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), or by imprisonment for not more than three (3) years, or both, in the discretion of the court.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1919, c. 72, p. 113, § 3; Laws 1967, c. 298, § 2, emerg. eff. May 9, 1967; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 177, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 94, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 374

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 9. Flags, Offenses Concerning

§ 374. Display of red flag or emblem of disloyalty or anarchy


Any person in this state, who shall carry or cause to be carried, or publicly display any red flag or other emblem or banner, indicating disloyalty to the Government of the United States or a belief in anarchy or other political doctrines or beliefs, whose objects are either the disruption or destruction of organized government, or the defiance of the laws of the United States or of the State of Oklahoma, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the Penitentiary of the State of Oklahoma for a term not exceeding ten (10) years, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or by both such imprisonment and fine.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1919, c. 83, p. 133, § 1, emerg. eff. April 2, 1919; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 178, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 95, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 375

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part I. In General

Chapter 9. Flags, Offenses Concerning

§ 375. Raising certain flags over tax-supported property prohibited--Penalty


A. It shall be unlawful and constitute a misdemeanor for any person to place, hoist, raise or display any flag, standard, colors or ensign upon or over any publicly owned tax-supported property or premises except roads, streets, highways, stadiums or arenas in the State of Oklahoma, except:


1. The flag, standard, colors or ensign of the United States of America;


2. The flag of any nation formerly having dominion over the land now comprising the State of Oklahoma or any portion of said land;


3. The official flag of any of the fifty states of the United States;


4. An Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building commemorative flag;


5. The official flag of any municipality in this state;


6. The Boy Scouts of America flag;


7. The Girl Scouts United States of America flag;


8. The American Red Cross flag;


9. The American Ex-Prisoner of War flag;


10. The POW/MIA flag; and


11. Such other flags as may be approved by the governing board or agency having control over said public property.


B. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than thirty (30) days nor more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1971, c. 79, § 1, emerg. eff. April 16, 1971; Laws 1987, c. 54, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1987; Laws 1996, c. 4, § 2, emerg. eff. March 12, 1996; Laws 2003, c. 107, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 380

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 380. Bribery of fiduciary


A. Any fiduciary who, with a corrupt intent and without the consent of his beneficiary, intentionally or knowingly solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any bribe from another person with the agreement or understanding that the bribe as defined by law will influence the conduct of the fiduciary in relation to the affairs of his beneficiary, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional institution for a term not more than ten (10) years, or by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or an amount fixed by the court not to exceed twice the value of the benefit gained from the bribe, or by both said imprisonment and fine.


B. Any person who offers, confers, or agrees to confer any bribe the acceptance of which is an offense pursuant to the provisions of subsection A of this section, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional institution for a term not more than ten (10) years, or by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both.


C. As used in subsection A of this section:


1. “Beneficiary” means any person for whom a fiduciary is acting;


2. “Fiduciary” means:


a. an agent or employee, or


b. a trustee, guardian, custodian, administrator, executor, conservator, receiver, or similar fiduciary, or


c. a lawyer, physician, accountant, appraiser, or other professional advisor, or


d. an officer, director, partner, manager, or other participant in the direction of the affairs of a corporation or association.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1984, c. 155, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1984; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 179, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 96, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 380.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 380.1. Commercial bribery involving an insured depository institution


A person commits the offense of commercial bribery involving an insured depository institution or credit union when the person gives, offers, promises, confers or agrees to confer any benefit to any employee, agent or fiduciary without the consent of the employer or principal and with intent to influence such person's conduct in relation to the affairs of the employer or principal.


Any person convicted of commercial bribery involving an insured depository institution shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not more than one (1) year; or, if there was intent to defraud, the violator, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the Department of Corrections for a term not more than ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2004, c. 298, § 1, emerg. eff. May 12, 2004.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 381

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 381. Bribing officers


Whoever corruptly gives, offers, or promises to any executive, legislative, county, municipal, judicial, or other public officer, or any employee of the State of Oklahoma or any political subdivision thereof, including peace officers and any other law enforcement officer, or any person assuming to act as such officer, after his election or appointment, either before or after he has qualified or has taken his seat, any gift or gratuity whatever, with intent to influence his act, vote, opinion, decision, or judgment on any matter, question, cause, or proceeding which then may be pending, or may by law come or be brought before him in his official capacity, or as a consideration for any speech, work, or service in connection therewith, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years, or by a fine not exceeding Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) and imprisonment in jail not exceeding one (1) year.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2183; Laws 1967, c. 1, § 1, emerg. eff. Feb. 1, 1967; Laws 1976, c. 41, § 1, emerg. eff. April 5, 1976; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 180, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 97, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 382

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 382. Officers receiving bribes


Every executive, legislative, county, municipal, judicial, or other public officer, or any employee of the State of Oklahoma or any political subdivision thereof, including peace officers and any other law enforcement officer, or any person assuming to act as such officer, who corruptly accepts or requests a gift or gratuity, or a promise to make a gift, or a promise to do an act beneficial to such officer, or that judgment shall be given in any particular manner, or upon a particular side of any question, cause or proceeding, which is or may be by law brought before him in his official capacity, or as a consideration for any speech, work, or service in connection therewith, or that in such capacity he shall make any particular nomination or appointment, shall forfeit his office, be forever disqualified to hold any public office, trust, or appointment under the laws of this state, and be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) and imprisonment in jail not exceeding one (1) year.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2184; Laws 1967, c. 1, § 2, emerg. eff. Feb. 1, 1967; Laws 1976, c. 41, § 2, emerg. eff. April 5, 1976; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 181, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 98, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 383

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 383. Bribing jurors, referees, etc.


Any person who gives or offers to give a bribe to any judicial officer, juror, referee, arbitrator, umpire or assessor, or to any person who may be authorized by law or agreement of parties interested to hear or determine any question or controversy, with intent to influence his vote, opinion or decision upon any matter or question which is or may be brought before him for decision, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2185; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 182, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 99, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 384

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 384. Receiving bribes by jurors, referees, etc.


Any juror, referee, arbitrator, umpire or assessor, and every person authorized by law to hear or determine any question or controversy, who asks, receives, or agrees to receive, any bribe upon any agreement or understanding that his vote, opinion or decision upon any matter or question which is or may be brought before him for decision, shall be thereby influenced, shall be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2186; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 183, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 385

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 385. Misconduct of jurors


Every juror or person drawn or summoned as a juror, or chosen arbitrator, or umpire, or appointed referee, who either:


1. Makes any promise or agreement to give a verdict for or against any party; or,


2. Willfully permits any communication to be made to him, or receives any book, paper, instrument, or information relative to any cause pending before him, except according to the regular course of proceeding upon the trial of such cause, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2187.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 386

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 386. Accepting gifts


Every judicial officer, juror, referee, arbitrator or umpire, who accepts any gift from any person, knowing him to be a party in interest or the attorney or counsel of any party in interest to any action or proceeding then pending or about to be brought before him, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2188.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 387

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 387. Gifts defined


The word “gift” in the foregoing section [FN1] shall not be taken to include property received by inheritance, by will or by gift in view of death.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2189.


[FN1] Title 21, § 386.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 388

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 388. Attempts to influence jurors


Every person who attempts to influence a juror, or any person summoned or drawn as a juror, or chosen as arbitrator or appointed a referee, in respect to his verdict, or decision of any cause or matter pending, or about to be brought before him, either:


1st, By means of any communication oral or written had with him, except in the regular course of proceedings upon the trial of the cause;


2nd, By means of any book, paper, or instrument, exhibited otherwise than in the regular course of proceedings, upon the trial of the cause;


3rd, By means of any threat or intimidation;


4th, By means of any assurance or promise of any pecuniary or other advantage; or,


5th, By publishing any statement, argument or observation relating to the cause, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2190.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 389

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 389. Drawing jurors fraudulently


Every person authorized by law to assist at the drawing of any jurors to attend any court, who willfully puts or consents to the putting upon any list of jurors as having been drawn any name which shall not have been drawn for that purpose in the manner prescribed by law; or, who omits to place on such list any name that shall have been drawn in the manner prescribed by law, or who signs or certifies any list of jurors as having been drawn which was not drawn according to law; or, who is guilty of any other unfair, partial or improper conduct in the drawing of any such list of jurors, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2191.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 390

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 390. Misconduct by officer in charge of jury


Every officer to whose charge any juror or jury is committed by any court or magistrate who negligently or willfully permits them, or any one of them, either:


1. To receive any communication from any person;


2. To make any communication to any person;


3. To obtain or receive any book or paper or refreshment; or


4. To leave the jury room, the jury box, or his immediate custody or control, without the leave of such court or magistrate first obtained, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Every bailiff, or other officer or person, into whose custody and care any court of record contemplates committing any juror or jury, before entering upon his duties as such for the court term or such lesser period of such service as the court may determine, shall first be admonished and shall make in writing and file with the clerk of such court a solemn oath, sworn to before the clerk or judge of such court, to the effect that he will regard the foregoing provisions of this section and that he will faithfully prevent the same and obstruct any attempt to accomplish or to attempt to do any of them, but at the same time to have regard to the comfort and well-being of the jurors and all of them, entrusted into his care in each and every jury trial in any cause during such court term or lesser period of appointment by such court.


In every court the same admonition shall be given and the same oath required as above, in each jury trial; but the court shall have the option whether the same be oral, or in writing and filed in such case, but thereafter during the trial of the same cause and until such jury is dismissed from further consideration of the same it shall not be necessary, for all intent and purposes of this act, [FN1] to administer again such admonition or to require such oath.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2192; Laws 1949, p. 203, § 1; Laws 1951, p. 59, § 1.


[FN1] Title 21, § 390.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 391

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 391. Repealed by Laws 1981, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 3, § 1, emerg. eff. Sept. 8, 1981


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 392

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§§ 392 to 398. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 141, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 398

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§§ 392 to 398. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 141, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 399

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 399. Athletic contests--Bribery of participants, officials, etc.


Whoever corruptly gives, offers or promises any gift, gratuity or thing of value to any player, participant, coach, referee, umpire, official or any other person having authority in connection with the conducting of any amateur or professional athletic contest with the intent to influence the action, conduct, judgment, or decision of any such person in, or in connection with, such contest, or as a consideration for such person acting, playing or performing his functions in any such contest, in any manner calculated to affect the result thereof, or in consideration of such person failing to participate or engage in such contest, shall be deemed guilty of bribery, and upon conviction shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not to exceed five (5) years; or by a fine of not to exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) and imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed one (1) year.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1947, p. 231, § 1; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 184, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 100, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 400

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 400. Acceptance of bribe by participant, official, etc.


Every player, participant, coach, umpire, referee or other person having or exercising authority in connection with the conducting of any amateur or professional athletic contest, who corruptly accepts or requests a gift or gratuity or a promise of any such gift or gratuity, or any other thing of value, or the performance of an act beneficial to any such person in consideration of such person performing any act or making any judgment or decision, or in consideration of such person playing or making decisions or judgments or conducting such athletic contest, in a manner intended or calculated to affect or change the result of such athletic contest, or in consideration of such person failing to participate or engage in any such contest, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not to exceed one (1) year, or by a fine of not to exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) or imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed one (1) year or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1947, p. 232, § 2; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 185, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 101, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 401

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 401. Gifts or rewards for outstanding play or meritorious service not prohibited


The provisions of Sections 1 and 2 of this act [FN1] shall not be construed as preventing or prohibiting the giving or accepting of gifts or rewards by any of the persons specified in said sections for outstanding play or meritorious service in the performance of their duties in, or in connection with, any athletic contest or contests.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1947, p. 232, § 3.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 399 and 400.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 402

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 402. Forfeiture of monies, properties and assets used in violation of bribery laws


All monies, properties and assets of any kind or character used in the violation of any and all of the bribery laws of this state, and which have been paid, delivered or turned over to any person, firm, corporation or public official, shall be forfeited to the state by order of the court before which the action concerning the person, firm, or corporation charged with such bribery has terminated with the conviction of such person, firm, or corporation.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1959, p. 113, § 1, eff. July 16, 1959.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 403

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 403. Issuance of orders and writs pending trial


The court before which bribery charges are pending, shall, pending the trial thereof, issue such orders and issue such writs as may be necessary directing the sheriff of the county in which such bribery charge is pending to seize and take possession of such monies, funds, properties or assets, and to hold the same subject to the further proceedings to be had therein.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1959, p. 113, § 2.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 404

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 404. Hearing--Judgment of forfeiture--Sale of properties or assets


The court having jurisdiction of the monies, funds, properties or assets so seized upon conviction of the person, firm, or corporation charged, shall, without a jury, order an immediate hearing as to whether the monies, funds, properties or assets so seized were being used for unlawful purposes, and take such legal evidences as are offered on each behalf and determine the same as in civil cases. Should the court find from a preponderance of the testimony that the monies, funds, properties or assets so seized were being used for the violation of the bribery laws of the State of Oklahoma, it shall render judgment accordingly and declare said monies, funds, properties or assets forfeited to the State of Oklahoma. Thereupon, said properties or assets shall, under the order of said court, be sold by the officer having the same in charge, after ten (10) days' notice published in a daily newspaper of the county wherein said sale is to take place, or if no daily newspaper is published in said county, then by posting five (5) notices in conspicuous places in the city or town wherein such sale is to be made; and if the same is money or a fund, or of such nature as being negotiable and sale unnecessary, then such money, fund or negotiable property shall be held by the officer having charge of same, until disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this act. [FN1] All sales of property and assets hereunder shall be for cash.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1959, p. 114, § 3.


[FN1] Title 21, § 402 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 405

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 405. Appeals--Disposition of proceeds


Appeals may be allowed as in civil cases, but the possession of monies, funds, properties or assets being so unlawfully used shall be prima facie evidence that it is the properties, funds, monies or assets of the person so using it. Where said monies, funds, properties or assets are sold or otherwise ordered forfeited under the provisions of this act [FN1] the proceeds shall be disbursed and applied as follows:


First. To the payment of the costs of the forfeiting proceedings and actual expenses of preserving the properties.


Second. One-eighth (   1/8 ) of the proceeds remaining to the public official, witness, juror or other person to whom the bribe was given, provided such public official, witness, juror or other person had theretofore voluntarily surrendered the same to the sheriff of the county and informed the proper officials of the bribery or attempted bribery.


Third. One-eighth (   1/8 ) to the district attorney prosecuting the case.


Fourth. The balance to the county treasurer to be credited by him to the court fund of the county.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1959, p. 114, § 4.


[FN1] Title 21, § 402 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 406

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 10. Bribery and Corruption

§ 406. Fees as additional to salaries


The fees paid to any officer and prosecuting officer as provided in the preceding section, shall be in addition to the salaries now provided for them by law.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1959, p. 114, § 5.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 421

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 11. Conspiracy

§ 421. Conspiracy--Definition--Punishment


A. If two or more persons conspire, either:


1. To commit any crime; or


2. Falsely and maliciously to indict another for any crime, or to procure another to be charged or arrested for any crime; or


3. Falsely to move or maintain any suit, action or proceeding; or


4. To cheat and defraud any person of any property by any means which are in themselves criminal, or by any means which, if executed, would amount to a cheat or to obtaining money or property by false pretenses; or


5. To commit any act injurious to the public health, to public morals, or to trade or commerce, or for the perversion or obstruction of justice or the due administration of the laws,


they are guilty of a conspiracy.


B. Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by law the punishment for conspiracy shall be a misdemeanor unless the conspiracy is to commit a felony.


C. Conspiracy to commit a felony shall be a felony and is punishable by payment of a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a period not exceeding ten (10) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2232; Laws 1968, c. 84, § 1, emerg. eff. April 1, 1968; Laws 1979, c. 174, § 1; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 186, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 102, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 422

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 11. Conspiracy

§ 422. Conspiracy outside state against the peace of the state


If two or more persons, being out of this state, conspire to commit any act against the peace of this state, the commission or attempted commission of which, within this state, would be treason against the state, they shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2233; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 187, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 103, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 423

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 11. Conspiracy

§ 423. Overt act necessary


No agreement to commit a felony or to commit a misdemeanor amounts to a conspiracy, unless some act besides such agreement be done to effect the object thereof, by one or more of the parties to such agreement.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2234.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 424

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 11. Conspiracy

§ 424. Punishment for conspiracy against state


If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the State of Oklahoma, any county, school district, municipality or subdivision thereof, or to defraud the State of Oklahoma, any county, school district, municipality or subdivision thereof, in any manner or for any purpose, and if one or more of such parties do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, all the parties to such conspiracy shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of not more than Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) or imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1915, c. 260, § 1; Laws 1982, c. 148, § 1, operative Oct. 1, 1982; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 188, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 104, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 425

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 11. Conspiracy

§ 425. Engaging or conspiring to engage in pattern of criminal offenses


A. Any person who engages in a pattern of criminal offenses in two or more counties in this state or who attempts or conspires with others to engage in a pattern of criminal offenses shall, upon conviction, be punishable by imprisonment in the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding two (2) years, or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine in an amount not more than Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Such punishment shall be in addition to any penalty imposed for any offense involved in the pattern of criminal offenses. Double jeopardy shall attach upon conviction.


B. For purposes of this act, [FN1] “pattern of criminal offenses” means:


1. Two or more criminal offenses are committed that are part of the same plan, scheme, or adventure; or


2. A sequence of two or more of the same criminal offenses are committed and are not separated by an interval of more than thirty (30) days between the first and second offense, the second and third, and so on; or


3. Two or more criminal offenses are committed, each proceeding from or having as an antecedent element a single prior incident or pattern of fraud, robbery, burglary, theft, identity theft, receipt of stolen property, false personation, false pretenses, obtaining property by trick or deception, taking a credit or debit card without consent, or the making, transferring or receiving of a false or fraudulent identification card.


C. Jurisdiction and venue for a pattern of criminal offenses occurring in multiple counties in this state shall be determined as provided in Section 1 of this act. [FN2]


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2004, c. 292, § 2, emerg. eff. May 11, 2004.


[FN1] O.S.L.2004, c. 292, § 2 [Title 21, § 425].


[FN2] O.S.L.2004, c. 292, § 1 [Title 22, § 125.1].


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. II, Ch. 12, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 431

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 431. Rearrest of escaped prisoners


Every prisoner confined upon conviction for a criminal offense, who escapes from prison, may be pursued, retaken and imprisoned again, notwithstanding the term for which he was sentenced to be imprisoned may have expired at the time when he is retaken, and he shall remain so imprisoned until tried for such escape, or discharged, on a failure to prosecute therefor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2196.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 432

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§§ 432, 433. Repealed by Laws 1939, p. 7, § 3


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 433

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§§ 432, 433. Repealed by Laws 1939, p. 7, § 3


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 434

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 434. Attempt to escape from penitentiary


Every prisoner confined in the penitentiary for a term less than for life, who attempts by force or fraud, although unsuccessfully, to escape from such prison, shall be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2198; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 189, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 435

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 435. Repealed by Laws 1983, c. 47, § 4 eff. Nov. 1, 1983


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 436

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 436. Attempt to escape from other prison than penitentiary


Any prisoner confined in any other prison than the penitentiary, who attempts by force or fraud, although unsuccessfully, to escape therefrom, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, to commence from the expiration of the original term of his imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2200; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 190, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 105, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 437

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 437. Assisting prisoner to escape


Any person who willfully by any means whatever, assists any prisoner confined in any prison to escape therefrom, is punishable as follows:


1. If such prisoner was confined upon a charge or conviction of a felony, such person shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years.


2. If such prisoner was confined otherwise than upon a charge or conviction of a felony, by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by fine, not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2201; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 191, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 106, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 438

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 438. Carrying into prison things to aid escape


Any person who carries or sends into any prison anything useful to aid any prisoner in making his escape, with intent thereby to facilitate the escape of any prisoner confined therein, is punishable as follows:


1. If such prisoner was confined upon any charge or conviction of felony, by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years.


2. If such prisoner was confined otherwise than upon a charge or conviction of felony, by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2202; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 192, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 107, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 439

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 439. Concealing escaped prisoner


Every person who willfully and knowingly conceals any prisoner, who having been confined in prison upon a charge or conviction of misdemeanor, has escaped therefrom, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2203.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 440

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 440. Harboring criminals and fugitives--Assisting a sex offender in violation of registration requirements--Unlawful acts--Penalties


A. Any person who shall knowingly feed, lodge, clothe, arm, equip in whole or in part, harbor, aid, assist or conceal in any manner any person guilty of any felony, or outlaw, or fugitive from justice, or any person seeking to escape arrest for any felony committed within this state or any other state or territory, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a period not exceeding ten (10) years.


B. It shall be unlawful for any person who has reason to believe that a sex offender is in violation of the registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act and who has the intent to assist the sex offender in eluding arrest, to do any of the following:


1. Withhold information from, or fail to notify, a law enforcement agency about the noncompliance of the sex offender with the registration requirements of the Sex Offenders Registration Act, and, if known, the whereabouts of the offender;


2. Harbor, attempt to harbor, or assist another person in harboring or attempting to harbor, the sex offender;


3. Conceal, or attempt to conceal, or assist another person in concealing or attempting to conceal, the sex offender; or


4. Provide information to a law enforcement agency regarding the sex offender that the person knows to be false information.


C. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of subsection B of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2204; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 193, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 108, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2009, c. 404, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 441

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 441. Assisting escape from officer


Every person who willfully assists any prisoner in escaping or attempting to escape from the custody of any officer or person having the lawful charge of such prisoner under any process of law or under any lawful arrest, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2205.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 442

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 442. Prisoner defined


The term prisoner in this article [FN1] includes every person held in custody under process of law issued from a court of competent jurisdiction, whether civil or criminal, or under any lawful arrest.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2206.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, art. 9; now, Title 21, §§ 431, 434 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 443

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 443. Escape from county or city jail, or custody of Department of Corrections--Penalty--Juvenile or youthful offender


A. Any person having been imprisoned in a county or city jail awaiting charges on a felony offense or prisoner awaiting trial or having been sentenced on a felony charge to the custody of the Department of Corrections or any other prisoner having been lawfully detained who escapes from a county or city jail, either while actually confined therein, while permitted to be at large as a trusty, or while awaiting transportation to a Department of Corrections facility for execution of sentence, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment of not less than one (1) year nor more than seven (7) years.


B. Any person who is an inmate in the custody of the Department of Corrections who escapes from said custody, either while actually confined in a correctional facility, while assigned to an alternative to incarceration authorized by law, while assigned to the Preparole Conditional Supervision Program as authorized by Section 365 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes or while permitted to be at large as a trusty, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment of not less than two (2) years nor more than seven (7) years.


C. For the purposes of this section, an inmate assigned to an alternative to incarceration authorized by law or to the Preparole Conditional Supervision Program shall be considered to have escaped if the inmate cannot be located within a twenty-four hour period or if he or she fails to report to a correctional facility or institution, as directed. This includes any person escaping by absconding from an electronic monitoring device or absconding after removing an electronic monitoring device from their body.


D. For the purposes of this section, if the individual who escapes has felony convictions for offenses other than the offense for which the person was serving imprisonment at the time of the escape, those previous felony convictions may be used for enhancement of punishment pursuant to the provisions of Section 434 of this title. The fact that any such convictions may have been used to enhance punishment in the sentence for the offense for which the person was imprisoned at the time of the escape shall not prevent such convictions from being used to enhance punishment for the escape.


E. Any juvenile or youthful offender lawfully placed in a juvenile detention facility or secure juvenile facility, other than a community intervention center, who escapes from the facility while actually confined therein, who escapes while escorted by a transportation officer, or who escapes while permitted to be on an authorized pass or work program outside the facility shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than one (1) year nor more than three (3) years. For purposes of this subsection:


1. A juvenile or youthful offender permitted to be on an authorized pass or work program shall be considered to have escaped if the juvenile or youthful offender cannot be located within a twenty-four-hour period or if the juvenile or youthful offender fails to report to the facility at the specified time, and shall include any juvenile or youthful offender escaping by absconding from an electronic monitoring device or absconding after removing an electronic monitoring device from the body of the juvenile or youthful offender; and


2. “Escape” means a juvenile or youthful offender in lawful custody who has absented himself or herself without official permission from a facility or secure placement, during transport to or from such facility, or failure to return from a pass issued by a facility.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1939, p. 6, § 1; Laws 1943, p. 83, § 1; Laws 1974, c. 285, § 15, emerg. eff. May 29, 1974; Laws 1976, c. 175, § 1, emerg. eff. May 31, 1976; Laws 1983, c. 47, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1983; Laws 1986, c. 89, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1986; Laws 1988, c. 109, § 23; Laws 1988, c. 310, § 9, operative July 1, 1988; Laws 1993, c. 276, § 12, emerg. eff. May 27, 1993; Laws 1994, c. 290, § 50, eff. July 1, 1994; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 194, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 109, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2005, c. 74, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2005; Laws 2006, c. 161, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Laws 2010, c. 401, § 1, eff. July 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 443a

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 443a. Additional punishment under rules and regulations of prison after escape


In addition, all prisoners who escape from either of the aforesaid prisons either while confined therein, or while at large as a trusty, when apprehended and returned to the prison, shall be punishable by the prison authorities in such manner as may be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the prison provided that such punishment shall not be cruel or unusual.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1939, p. 7, § 2.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 444

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 444. Escape or attempt to escape from arrest or detention--Removal of monitoring device


A. It is unlawful for any person, after being lawfully arrested or detained by a peace officer, to escape or attempt to escape from such peace officer.


B. Any person who escapes or attempts to escape after being lawfully arrested or detained for custody for a misdemeanor offense shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


C. Any person who escapes or attempts to escape after being lawfully arrested or detained for custody for a felony offense shall be guilty of a felony.


D. It is unlawful for any person admitted to bail or released on recognizance, bond, or undertaking for appearance before any magistrate or court of the State of Oklahoma, and required as a condition of such release from detention to wear any electronic monitoring device on the body of the person to remove such device without authorization from the court. For purposes of this subsection, any person charged with a misdemeanor offense who removes such device without authorization from the court shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and any person charged with a felony offense who removes such device without authorization from the court shall be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 163, § 1; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 195, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2010, c. 226, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 445

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 445. Unauthorized entry into penal institution, jail, etc.--Penalties


Any person who willfully gains unauthorized entry into any state penal institution, jail, any place where prisoners are located, or the penal institution grounds, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, or by the imposition of a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1985, c. 84, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1985; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 196, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 110, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 446

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 12. Escapes and Aiding Therein (Refs & Annos)

§ 446. Unlawful transport of alien--Concealing, harboring or sheltering from detection--Destroying, hiding, altering, or keeping documentation


A. It shall be unlawful for any person to transport, move, or attempt to transport in the State of Oklahoma any alien knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the alien has come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of law, in furtherance of the illegal presence of the alien in the United States.


B. It shall be unlawful for any person to conceal, harbor, or shelter from detection any alien in any place within the State of Oklahoma, including any building or means of transportation, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the alien has come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation of law.


C. It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally destroy, hide, alter, abscond with or keep documentation, including birth certificates, visas, passports, green cards or other documents utilized in the regular course of business to either verify or legally extend an individual's legal status within the United States for the purpose of trafficking a person in violation of Section 748 of this title.


D. Nothing in this section shall be construed so as to prohibit or restrict the provision of any state or local public benefit described in 8 U. S.C., Section 1621(b), or regulated public health services provided by a private charity using private funds.


E. Any person violating the provisions of subsections A, B or C of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2007, c. 112, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2010, c. 409, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 451

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 13. Falsifying Evidence

§ 451. Offering false evidence


Any person who, upon any trial, proceedings, inquiry or investigation whatever, authorized by law, offers in evidence, as genuine, any book, paper, document, record, or other instrument in writing, knowing the same to have been forged, or fraudulently altered, shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished in the same manner as the forging or false alteration of such instrument is made punishable by the provisions of this title.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2226; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 197, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 452

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 13. Falsifying Evidence

§ 452. Deceiving witness


Every person who practices any fraud or deceit, or knowingly makes or exhibits any false statement, representation, token or writing, to any witness or person about to be called as a witness, upon any trial, proceeding, inquiry or investigation whatever, proceeding by authority of law, with intent to affect the testimony of such witness, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2227.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 453

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 13. Falsifying Evidence

§ 453. Preparing false evidence


Any person guilty of falsely preparing any book, paper, record, instrument in writing, or other matter or thing, with intent to produce it, or allow it to be produced as genuine upon any trial, proceeding or inquiry whatever, authorized by law, shall be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2228; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 198, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 454

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 13. Falsifying Evidence

§ 454. Destroying evidence


Every person who knowing that any book, paper, record, instrument in writing, or other matter or thing, is about to be produced in evidence upon any trial, proceeding, inquiry or investigation whatever, authorized by law, willfully destroys the same, with intent thereby to prevent the same from being produced, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2229.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 455

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 13. Falsifying Evidence

§ 455. Preventing witness from giving testimony--Threatening witness who has given testimony


A. Every person who willfully prevents any person from giving testimony who has been duly summoned or subpoenaed or endorsed on the criminal information or juvenile petition as a witness, or who makes a report of abuse or neglect pursuant to Sections 7103 and 7104 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes or Section 10-104 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes, or who is a witness to any reported crime, or threatens or procures physical or mental harm through force or fear with the intent to prevent any witness from appearing in court to give his testimony, or to alter his testimony is, upon conviction, guilty of a felony punishable by not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years in the State Penitentiary.


B. Every person who threatens physical harm through force or fear or causes or procures physical harm to be done to any person or harasses any person or causes a person to be harassed because of testimony given by such person in any civil or criminal trial or proceeding, or who makes a report of abuse or neglect pursuant to Sections 7103 and 7104 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes or Section 10-104 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes, is, upon conviction, guilty of a felony punishable by not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years in the State Penitentiary.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2230; Laws 1977, c. 158, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1977; Laws 1981, c. 92, § 1; Laws 1991, c. 296, § 29, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Laws 1993, c. 182, § 1, emerg. eff. May 17, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 199, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 111, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 456

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 13. Falsifying Evidence

§ 456. Bribing witness--Subornation of perjury


Any person who gives or offers or promises to give to any witness or person about to be called as a witness in any matter whatever, including contests before United States land officers or townsite commissioners, any bribe upon any understanding or agreement that the testimony of such witness shall be influenced, or who attempts by any other means fraudulently to induce any witness to give false testimony shall be guilty of a felony, but if the offer, promise, or bribe is in any way to induce the witness to swear falsely, then it shall be held to be subornation of perjury.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2231; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 200, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. II, Ch. 14, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 14. Forging, Stealing, Mutilating and Falsifying Judicial and Public Records and Documents


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 461

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 14. Forging, Stealing, Mutilating and Falsifying Judicial and Public Records and Documents (Refs & Annos)

§ 461. Larceny or destruction of records by clerk or officer


Any clerk, register or other officer having the custody of any record, maps or book, or of any paper or proceeding of any court of justice, filed or deposited in any public office, who is guilty of stealing, willfully destroying, mutilating, defacing, altering or falsifying or unlawfully removing or secreting such record, map, book, paper or proceeding, or who permits any other person so to do, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years, and in addition thereto, such person shall forfeit office.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2207; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 201, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 112, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 462

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 14. Forging, Stealing, Mutilating and Falsifying Judicial and Public Records and Documents (Refs & Annos)

§ 462. Larceny or destruction of records by other persons


Any person not an officer such as is mentioned in Section 461 of this title, who is guilty of any of the acts specified in that section shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years, or in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2208; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 202, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 113, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 463

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 14. Forging, Stealing, Mutilating and Falsifying Judicial and Public Records and Documents (Refs & Annos)

§ 463. Offering forged or false instruments for record


Any person who knowingly procures or offers any false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office within this state, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed or registered or recorded under any law of this state or of the United States, shall be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2209; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 203, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 464

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 14. Forging, Stealing, Mutilating and Falsifying Judicial and Public Records and Documents (Refs & Annos)

§ 464. Forging name to petition--Penalties


Any person who shall knowingly sign, subscribe or forge the name of any other person, without the consent of such other person, to any petition, application, remonstrance, or other instrument of writing, authorized by law to be filed in or with any court, board or officer, with intent to deceive or mislead such court, board or officer, shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2210.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. II, Ch. 15, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 15. Free Franks or Passes, Granting or Using


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 471

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 15. Free Franks or Passes, Granting or Using (Refs & Annos)

§ 471. Passes and franks--Penalty--Free transportation of children


Any person or railroad, transportation or transmission company violating the provisions of Section thirteen, Article nine, of the Constitution, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail of the county jail of the county where the offense is triable of not less than thirty (30) days nor more than twelve (12) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall prevent any railroad company or transportation company from carrying free any child or children under the age of seven (7) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2242.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. II, Ch. 16, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 481

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism (Refs & Annos)

§ 481. Employment of relatives unlawful, when


A. It shall be unlawful for any executive, legislative, ministerial or judicial officer to appoint or vote for the appointment of any person related to him by affinity or consanguinity within the third degree, to any clerkship, office, position, employment or duty in any department of the state, district, county, city or municipal government of which such executive, legislative, ministerial or judicial officer is a member, when the salary, wages, pay or compensation of such appointee is to be paid out of the public funds or fees of such office. Provided, however, that for the purposes of this chapter, a divorce of husband and wife shall terminate all relationship by affinity that existed by reason of the marriage, regardless of whether the marriage has resulted in issue who are still living.


B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any situation covered by Section 5-113 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2235; Laws 1953, p. 95, § 1; Laws 2001, c. 29, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2001.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 482

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism (Refs & Annos)

§ 482. Unlawful to pay salary to ineligible persons


It shall be unlawful for any such executive, legislative, ministerial or judicial officer mentioned in the preceding section, [FN1] to draw or authorize the drawing of any warrant or authority for the payment out of any public fund, of the salary, wages, pay or compensation of any such ineligible person, and it shall be unlawful for any executive, legislative, ministerial or judicial officer to pay out of any public funds in his custody or under his control the salary, wages, pay or compensation of any such ineligible person.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2236.


[FN1] Title 21, § 481.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 483

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism (Refs & Annos)

§ 483. Appointment of one related to another officer


It shall be unlawful for any executive, legislative, ministerial, or judicial officer to appoint and furnish employment for any person whose services are to be rendered under his direction and control and paid for out of the public funds, and who is related by either blood or marriage within the third degree to any other executive, legislative, ministerial or judicial officer when such appointment is made in part consideration that such other officer shall appoint and furnish employment to any one so related to the officer making such appointment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2237.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 484

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism (Refs & Annos)

§ 484. Relatives cannot hold office, when


Any person related within the third degree by affinity or consanguinity to any elected member of the legislative, judicial or executive branch of the state government shall not be eligible to hold any clerkship, office, position, employment or duty for which compensation is received in the same agency as such elected member of the state government.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2238; Laws 1988, c. 303, § 37, emerg. eff. July 1, 1988.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 484.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism (Refs & Annos)

§ 484.1. Applicability


The provisions of Sections 481 through 484 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall not apply to any situation covered by Sections 5-113 and 5-113.1 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2009, c. 253, § 3, eff. July 1, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 485

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism (Refs & Annos)

§ 485. Penalty


Any executive, legislative, ministerial or judicial officer who shall violate any provision of this article, [FN1] shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor involving official misconduct, and shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Hundred ($100.00) or more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), and shall forfeit his office.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2239.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, art. 14; now, Title 21, § 481 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 486

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism (Refs & Annos)

§ 486. Removal from office for violation of article


Every person guilty of violating the provisions of this article, [FN1] shall, independently of, or in addition to any criminal prosecution that may be instituted, be removed from office according to the mode of trial and removal prescribed in the Constitution and laws of this state.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2240.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, art. 14; now, Title 21, § 481 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 486.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism (Refs & Annos)

§ 486.1. Exemption of employees already in service of district from certain nepotism provisions


Upon the election of a board member of a rural water, sewer, gas and solid waste management district created pursuant to the Rural Water, Sewer, Gas and Solid Waste Management Districts Act, the provisions of Sections 481 through 487 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall not prohibit any employee already in the service of such rural water, sewer, gas and solid waste management district from continuing in such service or from promotion therein. Provided, however, the board member related to the employee shall excuse himself from the board meeting during any discussion of or action taken on any matter that could affect the employment or compensation for employment of such employee.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1997, c. 172, § 3, emerg. eff. May 7, 1997.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 487

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 16. Nepotism (Refs & Annos)

§ 487. Officers affected


Under the designation executive, legislative, ministerial or judicial officer as mentioned herein are included the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Corporation Commissioners, all the heads of the departments of the state government, judges of all the courts of this state, mayors, clerks, councilmen, trustees, commissioners and other officers of all incorporated cities and towns, public school trustees, officers and boards of managers of the state university and its several branches, state normals, the penitentiaries and eleemosynary institutions, members of the commissioners court, and all other officials of the state, district, county, cities or other municipal subdivisions of the state.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2241.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. II, Ch. 17, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 491

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 491. Perjury defined--Defense


Whoever, in a trial, hearing, investigation, deposition, certification or declaration, in which the making or subscribing of a statement is required or authorized by law, makes or subscribes a statement under oath, affirmation or other legally binding assertion that the statement is true, when in fact the witness or declarant does not believe that the statement is true or knows that it is not true or intends thereby to avoid or obstruct the ascertainment of the truth, is guilty of perjury. It shall be a defense to the charge of perjury as defined in this section that the statement is true.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2211; Laws 1965, c. 126, § 1, emerg. eff. May 24, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 492

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 492. Oath defined


The term “oath,” as used in the last section, [FN1] includes an affirmation, and every other mode of attesting the truth of that which is stated, which is authorized by law.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2212.


[FN1] Title 21, § 491.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 493

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 493. Oath of office


So much of an oath of office as relates to the future performance of official duties is not such an oath as is intended by the previous sections.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2213.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 494

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 494. Irregularities no defense


It is no defense to a prosecution for perjury that the oath was administered or taken in an irregular manner.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2214.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 495

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 495. Incompetency no defense


It is no defense to a prosecution for perjury that the accused was not competent to give the testimony, deposition or certificate of which falsehood is alleged. It is sufficient that he actually was required to give such testimony or made such deposition or certificate.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2215.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 496

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 496. Contradictory statements as perjury


Whoever, in one or more trials, hearings, investigations, depositions, certifications or declarations, in which the making or subscribing of statements is required or authorized by law, makes or subscribes two or more statements under oath, affirmation or other legally binding assertion that the statements are true, when in fact two or more of the statements contradict each other, is guilty of perjury.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2216; Laws 1965, c. 126, § 2, emerg. eff. May 24, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 497

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 497. Making deposition or certificate


The making of a deposition or certificate is deemed to be complete, within the provisions of this article, [FN1] from the time when it is delivered by the accused to any other person with the intent that it be uttered or published as true.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2217.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, art. 11; now, Title 21, § 491 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 498

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 498. Degree of proof required


(a) Proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is sufficient for conviction under this act, [FN1] and it shall not be necessary also that proof be by a particular number of witnesses or by documentary or other type of evidence.


(b) Lack of materiality of the statement is not a defense but the degree to which a perjured statement might have affected some phase or detail of the trial, hearing, investigation, deposition, certification or declaration shall be considered, together with the other evidence or circumstances, in imposing sentence.


(c) In a prosecution for perjury by contradictory statements, as defined in Section 496 of Title 21, it is unnecessary to prove which, if any, of the statements is not true.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2218; Laws 1965, c. 126, § 3, emerg. eff. May 24, 1965.


[FN1] Title 21, § 491 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 499

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 499. Defenses to charges of perjury


(1) Upon accusation of a charge of perjury by single statement, as defined in Section 491 of Title 21, it is a defense that the statement is true.


(2) Upon accusation of a charge of perjury by contradictory statements, as defined in Section 496 of Title 21, it is a defense that the accused at the time he made each statement believed the statement was true.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1965, c. 126, § 4, emerg. eff. May 24, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 500

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 500. Perjury as a felony


Perjury is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary as follows:


1. When committed on the trial of an indictment for felony, by imprisonment not less than two (2) years nor more than twenty (20) years;


2. When committed on any other trial proceeding in a court of justice, by imprisonment for not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years; and


3. In all other cases by imprisonment not more than five (5) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2219; Laws 1931, p. 8, § 1. Renumbered from Title 21, § 499 by Laws 1965, c. 126, § 6, emerg. eff. May 24, 1965. Laws 1997, c. 133, § 204, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 114, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 501

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 501. Summary committal of witness


Whenever it appears probable in any court of record, that any person who has testified in any action or proceeding in such court has committed perjury, such court must immediately commit such person by an order or process for that purpose to prison or take a recognizance with sureties for his appearance and answering to an indictment for perjury.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2220. Renumbered from Title 21, § 500 by Laws 1965, c. 126, § 6, emerg. eff. May 24, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 502

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 502. Witness bound over to appear


Such court shall thereupon bind over the witnesses to establish such perjury to appear at the proper court to testify before grand jury, and upon the trial, in case an indictment is found for such perjury, and shall also cause immediate notice of such commitment or recognizance, with the names of the witnesses so bound over, to be given to the district attorney.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2221. Renumbered from Title 21, § 501 by Laws 1965, c. 126, § 6, emerg. eff. May 24, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 503

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 503. Documents may be retained


If, upon the hearing of such action or proceeding in which such perjury has probably been committed, any papers or documents produced by either party shall be deemed necessary to be used on the prosecution for such perjury, the court may by order detain such papers or documents from the party producing them, and direct them to be delivered to the district attorney.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2222. Renumbered from Title 21, § 502 by Laws 1965, c. 126, § 6, emerg. eff. May 24, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 504

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 504. Perjury by subornation--Felony--Attempted perjury by subornation


Whoever procures another to commit perjury is guilty of perjury by subornation. Perjury by subornation is a felony, punishable as provided in Section 505 of this title. Whoever does any act with the specific intent to commit perjury by subornation but fails to complete that offense is guilty of attempted perjury by subornation.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1965, c. 126, § 5; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 205, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 115, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 505

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 505. Punishment of subornation of perjury


Any person guilty of subornation of perjury is punishable in the same manner as he would be if personally guilty of the perjury so procured.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2224. Renumbered from Title 21, § 504 by Laws 1965, c. 126, § 6, emerg. eff. May 24, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 506

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 17. Perjury and Subornation of Perjury (Refs & Annos)

§ 506. Repealed by Laws 1978, c. 285, § 1102, eff. Oct. 1, 1978


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 521

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 18. Rescues

§ 521. Rescuing prisoners


Any person who by force or fraud rescues or attempts to rescue, or aids another person in rescuing or in attempting to rescue any prisoner from any officer or other person having him in lawful custody, is punishable as follows:


1. If such prisoner was in custody upon a charge or conviction of felony, such person shall be guilty of a felony by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than ten (10) years; or


2. If such prisoner was in custody otherwise than upon a charge or conviction of a felony, by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2194; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 206, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 116, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 522

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 18. Rescues

§ 522. Taking goods from legal custody


Every person who willfully injures or destroys, takes or attempts to take, or assists any other person in taking or attempting to take from the custody of any officer or person, any personal property which such officer or person has in charge under any process of law, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2195.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 531

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 19. Other Crimes Against Public Justice

§ 531. Destruction or falsification of records


Any sheriff, coroner, clerk of a court, constable or other ministerial officer, and every deputy or subordinate of any ministerial officer who mutilates, destroys, conceals, erases, obliterates or falsifies any record or paper appertaining to his office shall be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2243; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 207, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2002, c. 460, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 532

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 19. Other Crimes Against Public Justice

§ 532. Permitting escapes


Any sheriff, coroner, clerk of a court, constable or other ministerial officer and any deputy or subordinate of any ministerial officer, who either:


1. Willfully or carelessly allows any person lawfully held by him in custody to escape or go at large, except as may be permitted by law; or


2. Receives any gratuity or reward, or any security or promise of one, to procure, assist, connive at or permit any prisoner in his custody to escape, whether such escape is attempted or not; or


3. Commits any unlawful act tending to hinder justice,


shall be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2244; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 208, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 533

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§ 533. Refusing to receive or fingerprint prisoners--Medical exceptions


A. Except as provided in this section and Section 979a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, for emergency medical treatment for an injury or condition that threatens life or threatens the loss or use of a limb, any peace officer or jail or prison contractor who, in violation of a duty imposed upon the officer or contractor by law or by contract to receive into custody any person as a prisoner, willfully neglects or refuses so to receive such person into custody is guilty of a misdemeanor.


B. Except as provided in this section and Section 979a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, for emergency medical treatment for an injury or condition that threatens life or threatens the loss or use of a limb, any peace officer or jail or prison contractor who, in violation of a duty imposed upon the officer or contractor by law or by contract to fingerprint any person received into custody as a prisoner, willfully neglects or refuses so to fingerprint such person is guilty of a misdemeanor.


C. Any person coming into contact with a peace officer prior to being actually received into custody at a jail facility or holding facility, including, but not limited to, during the time of any arrest, detention, transportation, investigation of any incident, accident or crime, who needs emergency medical treatment for an injury or condition that threatens life or threatens the loss or use of a limb, shall be taken directly to a medical facility or hospital for such emergency medical care notwithstanding any duty imposed pursuant to this section or any other provision of law to first take such person into custody or to fingerprint such person. The responsibility for payment of such emergency medical costs shall be the sole responsibility of the person coming into the officer's contact and shall not be the responsibility of any jail, law enforcement agency, jail or prison contractor, sheriff, peace officer, municipality or county, except when the condition is a direct result of injury caused by such officer acting outside the scope of lawful authority.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2245; Laws 2003, c. 199, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2003; Laws 2005, c. 470, § 1, emerg. eff. June 9, 2005.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 534

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§ 534. Delaying to take before magistrate


Every public officer or other person having arrested any person upon any criminal charge, who willfully delays to take such person before a magistrate having jurisdiction to take his examination, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2246.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 535

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§ 535. Arrest without authority


Every public officer or person pretending to be a public officer, who under the pretense or color of any process or other legal authority, arrests any person, or detains him against his will, or seizes or levies upon any property, or dispossesses anyone of any lands or tenements without due and legal process, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2247.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 536

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§ 536. Misconduct in executing a search warrant


Every peace officer who, in executing a search warrant, willfully exceeds his authority, or exercises it with unnecessary severity, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2248.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 537

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§ 537. Refusing to aid officer


Every person who, after having been lawfully commanded to aid any officer in arresting any person or in retaking any person who has escaped from legal custody, or in executing any legal process, willfully neglects or refuses to aid such officer, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2249.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 538

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§ 538. Refusing to make arrest


Every person who, after having been lawfully commanded by any magistrate to arrest another person, willfully neglects or refuses so to do, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2250.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 539

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§ 539. Resisting execution of process in time of insurrection


Any person who, after proclamation issued by the Governor declaring any county to be in a state of insurrection, resists or aids in resisting the execution of process in the county declared to be in a state of insurrection, or who aids or attempts the rescue or escape of another from lawful custody or confinement, or who resists or aids in resisting a force ordered out by the government to quell or suppress an insurrection, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than two (2) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2251; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 209, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 117, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 540

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§ 540. Obstructing officer


Every person who willfully delays or obstructs any public officer in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of his office, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2252.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 540A

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§ 540A. Eluding police officer


A. Any operator of a motor vehicle who has received a visual and audible signal, a red light and a siren from a peace officer driving a motor vehicle showing the same to be an official police, sheriff, highway patrol or state game ranger vehicle directing the operator to bring the vehicle to a stop and who willfully increases the speed or extinguishes the lights of the vehicle in an attempt to elude such peace officer, or willfully attempts in any other manner to elude the peace officer, or who does elude such peace officer, is guilty of a misdemeanor. The peace officer, while attempting to stop a violator of this section, may communicate a request for the assistance of other peace officers from any office, department or agency. Any peace officer within this state having knowledge of such request is authorized to render such assistance in stopping the violator and may effect an arrest under this section upon probable cause. Violation of this subsection shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by not more than one (1) year imprisonment in the county jail or by a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) or by both such fine and imprisonment. A second or subsequent violation of this subsection shall be punishable by not more than one (1) year in the county jail or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or both such fine and imprisonment.


B. Any person who violates the provisions of subsection A of this section in such manner as to endanger any other person shall be deemed guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, or by a fine of not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


C. 1. Any person who causes an accident, while eluding or attempting to elude an officer, resulting in great bodily injury to any other person while driving or operating a motor vehicle within this state and who is in violation of the provisions of subsection A of this section may be charged with a violation of the provisions of this subsection. Any person who is convicted of a violation of the provisions of this subsection shall be deemed guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional institution for not less than one (1) year and not more than five (5) years, and a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).


2. As used in this subsection, “great bodily injury” means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1965, c. 52, § 1, emerg. eff. March 26, 1965; Laws 1980, c. 115, § 1; Laws 1981, c. 104, § 1; Laws 1991, c. 81, § 1, emerg. eff. April 18, 1991; Laws 1991, c. 182, § 63, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Laws 1996, c. 110, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 210, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 118, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 185, § 1, eff. July 1, 2000.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 540B

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§ 540B. Roadblocks


A peace officer may set up one or more roadblocks to apprehend any person riding upon or within a motor vehicle traveling upon a highway, street, turnpike, or area accessible to motoring public, when the officer has probable cause to believe such person is committing or has committed:


1. A violation of Section 540A of this title;


2. Escape from the lawful custody of any peace officer;


3. A felony under the laws of this state or the laws of any other jurisdiction.


A roadblock is defined as a barricade, sign, standing motor vehicle, or similar obstacle temporarily placed upon or adjacent to a public street, highway, turnpike or area accessible to the motoring public, with one or more peace officers in attendance thereof directing each operator of approaching motor vehicles to stop or proceed.


Any operator of a motor vehicle approaching such roadblock has a duty to stop at the roadblock unless directed otherwise by a peace officer in attendance thereof and the willful violation hereof shall constitute a separate offense from any other offense committed. Any person who willfully attempts to avoid such roadblock or in any manner willfully fails to stop at such roadblock or who willfully passes by or through such roadblock without receiving permission from a peace officer in attendance thereto is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than one (1) year, nor more than five (5) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1980, c. 115, § 2; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 211, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 119, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 540C

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§ 540C. Fortification of access point to place where felony under Controlled Dangerous Substances Act being committed or attempted


A. It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully fortify an access point into any dwelling, structure, building or other place where a felony offense prohibited by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act [FN1] is being committed, or attempted, and the fortification is for the purpose of preventing or delaying entry or access by a law enforcement officer, or to harm or injure a law enforcement officer in the performance of official duties.


B. For purposes of this section, “fortify an access point” means to willfully construct, install, position, use or hold any material or device designed to injure a person upon entry or to strengthen, defend, restrict or obstruct any door, window or other opening into a dwelling, structure, building or other place to any extent beyond the security provided by a commercial alarm system, lock or deadbolt, or a combination of alarm, lock or deadbolt.


C. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than five (5) years, or by a fine in an amount not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2009, c. 405, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.


[FN1]Title 63, § 2-101 et seq.

Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 541

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§ 541. Extrajudicial oaths


Every person who takes an oath before an officer or person authorized to administer judicial oaths, except when such oath is required or authorized by law, or is required by the provisions of some contract as the basis of or in proof of a claim, or when the same has been agreed to be received by some person as proof of any fact, in the performance of any contract, obligation or duty instead of other evidence, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2253.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 542

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§ 542. Administering extrajudicial oaths


Every officer or other person who administers an oath to another person, or who makes and delivers any certificate that another person, has taken an oath, except when such oath is required by the provisions of some contract as a basis of or proof of a claim, or when the same has been agreed to be received by some person as proof of any fact in the performance of any contract, obligation or duty, instead of other evidence, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2254.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 543

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§ 543. Compounding crimes


Any person who, having knowledge of the actual commission of a crime or violation of statute, takes any money or property of another, or any gratuity or reward, or any engagement or promise therefor, upon any agreement or understanding, express or implied, to compound or conceal such crime, or violation of statute, or to abstain from any prosecution therefor, or to withhold any evidence thereof, is punishable as follows:


1. By imprisonment for a felony in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years, or in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, if the crime compounded is one punishable either by death or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for life;


2. By imprisonment for a felony in the State Penitentiary not exceeding three (3) years, or in a county jail not exceeding six (6) months, if the crime compounded was punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for any other term than for life; or


3. By imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment, if the crime or violation of statute compounded is a crime punishable by imprisonment in a county jail, or by fine, or is a misdemeanor, or violation of statute for which a pecuniary or other penalty or forfeiture is prescribed.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2255; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 212, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 120, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 544

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Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 19. Other Crimes Against Public Justice

§ 544. Compounding prosecution


Every person who takes any money or property of another, or any gratuity or reward, or any engagement or promise therefor, upon any agreement or understanding, express or implied, to compound, discontinue or delay any prosecution then pending for any crime or violation of statute, or to withhold any evidence in aid thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2256.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 545

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§ 545. Attempt to intimidate officer


Every person who, directly or indirectly, utters or addresses any threat or intimidation to any judicial or ministerial officer, to any juror, referee, arbitrator, umpire or assessor or other person authorized by law to hear or determine any controversy, with intent to induce him either to any act not authorized by law, or to omit or delay the performance of any duty imposed upon him by law, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2257.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 546

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§ 546. Suppressing evidence


Every person who maliciously practices any deceit or fraud, or uses any threat, menace or violence, with intent to prevent any party to an action or proceeding from obtaining or producing therein any book, paper, or other matter or thing which might be evidence, or from procuring the attendance or testimony of any witness therein, or with intent to prevent any person having in his possession any book, paper or other matter or thing which might be evidence in such suit or proceeding, or prevent any person being cognizant of any fact material thereto from producing or disclosing the same, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2258.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 547

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§ 547. Buying lands in suit


Every person who takes any conveyance of any lands or tenements, or of any interest or estate therein, from any person not being in the possession thereof, while such lands or tenements are the subject of controversy, by suit in any court, knowing the pendency of such suit, and that the grantor was not in possession of such lands or tenements, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2259.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 548

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§ 548. Buying or selling pretended right or title to land


Any person who buys or sells, or in any manner procures, or makes or takes any promise or covenant to convey any pretended right or title to any lands or tenements, unless the grantor thereof, or the person making such promise or covenant has been in possession, or he and those by whom he claims have been in possession of the same, or of the reversion and remainder thereof, or have taken the rents and profits thereof for the space of one (1) year before such grant, conveyance, sale promise, or covenant made, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not be construed to be a restriction or limitation upon the sale of Indian lands by the allottees or the heirs of such allottees of their inherited interest in said lands.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2260; Laws 1915, c. 191, § 1, emerg. eff. April 2, 1915; Laws 1919, c. 170, p. 245, § 1, emerg. eff. April 8, 1919.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 549

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§ 549. Mortgage of land adversely possessed not prohibited


The two last sections [FN1] shall not be construed to prevent any person having a just title to lands, upon which there shall be an adverse possession, from executing a mortgage on such lands.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2261.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 548, 549.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 550

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§ 550. Common barratry defined


Common barratry is the practice of exciting groundless judicial proceedings.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2262.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 551

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§ 551. Barratry a misdemeanor


Common barratry is a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2263.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 552

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§ 552. Repealed by Laws 1997, c. 405, § 8, emerg. eff. June 13, 1997


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 553

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§ 553. Interest of accused no defense to barratry prosecution


Upon prosecution for common barratry the fact that the accused was himself a party in interest or upon the record to any proceedings at law complained of, is not a defense.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2265.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 554

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§ 554. Attorneys--Buying demands for suit--Misleading inferior courts


Every attorney who either directly or indirectly buys or is interested in buying any evidence of debt or thing in action with intent to bring suit thereon is guilty of a misdemeanor. Any attorney who in any proceeding before any court of a justice of the peace or police judge or other inferior court in which he appears as attorney, willfully misstates any proposition or seeks to mislead the court in any matter of law is guilty of a misdemeanor and on any trial therefor the state shall only be held to prove to the court that the cause was pending, that the defendant appeared as an attorney in the action, and showing what the legal statement was, wherein it is not the law. If the defense be that the act was not willful the burden shall be on the defendant to prove that he did not know that there was error in his statement of the law.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2266.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 555

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§ 555. District attorneys and their partners


Every attorney who directly or indirectly advises in relation to, or aids or promotes the defense of any action or proceeding in any court, the prosecution of which is carried on, aided or promoted by any person as district attorney or other public prosecutor; with whom such person is directly or indirectly connected as a partner, or who takes or receives, directly or indirectly, from or on behalf of any defendant therein, any valuable consideration, upon any understanding or agreement whatever, express or implied, having relation to the defense thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor; and in addition to the punishment prescribed therefor, he shall forfeit his license to practice.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2267.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 556

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§ 556. Prosecutor advising the defense


Every attorney who, having prosecuted or in any manner aided or promoted any action or proceeding in any court, as district attorney or other public prosecutor, afterward, directly or indirectly, advises in relation to, or takes any part in the defense thereof, as attorney or otherwise, or takes or receives any valuable consideration from or on behalf of any defendant therein, upon any understanding or agreement whatever, express or implied, having relation to the defense thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor; and in addition to the punishment prescribed therefor he shall forfeit his license to practice.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2268.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 557

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§ 557. Attorneys may defend themselves


The two last sections [FN1] do not prohibit an attorney from defending himself in person, as attorney or as counsel, when prosecuted either civilly or criminally.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2269.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 555, 556.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 558

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§ 558. Repealed by Laws 1968, c. 295, § 6, eff. Jan. 13, 1969


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 559

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§ 559. Claims for collection, loans or advances on


Every attorney, justice of the peace or constable, who, directly or indirectly, lends or advances any money or property, or agrees for or procures any loan or advance, to any person, as a consideration for or inducement toward committing any evidence of debt or thing in action to such attorney, justice, constable or any other person, for collection, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2271.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 560

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§§ 560, 561. Repealed by Laws 1968, c. 295, § 6, eff. Jan. 13, 1969


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 561

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§§ 560, 561. Repealed by Laws 1968, c. 295, § 6, eff. Jan. 13, 1969


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 562

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§ 562. Receiving claims in payment of debts


Nothing in the preceding sections shall be construed to prohibit the receiving in payment of any evidence of debt or thing in action for any estate, real or personal, or for any services of any attorney actually rendered, or for a debt antecedently contracted, or the buying or receiving any evidence of debt or the thing in action for the purpose of remittance, and without any intent to violate the preceding section. [FN1]


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2274.


[FN1] Title 21, § 561.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 563

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§ 563. Application of preceding sections


The provisions of the foregoing sections relating to the buying of claims by an attorney with intent to prosecute them, or to the lending or advancing money by an attorney in consideration of a claim being delivered for collection, shall apply to every case of such buying a claim, or lending or advancing money by any person prosecuting a suit or demanding in person.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2275.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 564

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§ 564. Privilege of witnesses in respect to claims or debts sold


No person shall be excused from testifying in any civil action, to any facts showing that an evidence of debt or thing in action has been bought, sold or received contrary to law, upon the ground that his testimony might tend to convict him of a crime. But no evidence derived from the examination of such person shall be received against him upon any criminal prosecution.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2276.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 565

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§ 565. Contempts, direct and indirect--Definition


Contempts of court shall be divided into direct and indirect contempts. Direct contempts shall consist of disorderly or insolent behavior committed during the session of the court and in its immediate view, and presence, and of the unlawful and willful refusal of any person to be sworn as a witness, and the refusal to answer any legal or proper question; and any breach of the peace, noise or disturbance, so near to it as to interrupt its proceedings, shall be deemed direct contempt of court, and may be summarily punished as hereinafter provided for. Indirect contempts of court shall consist of willful disobedience of any process or order lawfully issued or made by court; resistance willfully offered by any person to the execution of a lawful order or process of a court.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2277.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 565.1

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§ 565.1. Trial court--Power to punish contempt--Censure--Contempt proceedings


A. The trial judge has the power to cite for contempt anyone who, in his presence in open court, willfully obstructs judicial proceedings. If necessary, the trial judge may punish a person cited for contempt after an opportunity to be heard has been given.


B. Censure shall be imposed by the trial judge only if:


1. it is clear from the identity of the offender and the character of his acts that disruptive conduct is willfully contemptuous; or


2. the conduct warranting the sanction is preceded by a clear warning that the conduct is impermissible and that specified sanctions may be imposed for its repetition.


C. The trial judge, as soon as practicable after he is satisfied that courtroom misconduct requires contempt proceedings, should inform the alleged offender of his intention to institute said proceedings.


D. Before imposing any punishment for contempt, the judge shall give the offender notice of the charges and an opportunity to adduce evidence or argument relevant to guilt or punishment.


E. The judge before whom courtroom misconduct occurs may impose appropriate sanctions including punishment for contempt. If the judge's conduct was so integrated with the contempt that he contributed to it or was otherwise involved or his objectivity can reasonably be questioned, the matter shall be referred to another judge.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1984, c. 14, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1984.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 566

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§ 566. Direct or indirect contempt--Penalties--Cases involving failure to comply with court orders regarding children


A. Unless otherwise provided for by law, punishment for direct or indirect contempt shall be by the imposition of a fine in a sum not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by both, at the discretion of the court.


B. Any court in this state has the power to enforce an order for current child support, past-due child support and child support arrearage payments, other support, visitation, or other court orders regarding minor children and to punish an individual for failure to comply therewith, as set forth in subsection A of this section. Venue for an action under this section is proper, at the option of the petitioner:


1. In the county in this state in which the support order was entered, docketed or registered;


2. In the county in this state in which the obligee resides; or


3. In the county in this state in which the obligor resides or receives income.


Orders for current child support, past-due child support and child support arrearage payments are enforceable until paid in full. The remedies provided by this section are available regardless of the age of the child.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2278; Laws 1984, c. 14, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1984; Laws 1989, c. 362, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 101, § 1, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 2002, c. 461, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2007, c. 140, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 407, § 12, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 566.1

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§ 566.1. Noncompliance with child support order--Indirect civil contempt


A. When a court of competent jurisdiction has entered an order compelling a parent to furnish child support, necessary food, clothing, shelter, medical support, payment of child care expenses, or other remedial care for the minor child of the parent:


1. Proof that:


a. the order was made, filed, and served on the parent,


b. the parent had actual knowledge of the existence of the order,


c. the order was granted by default after prior due process notice to the parent, or


d. the parent was present in court at the time the order was pronounced; and


2. Proof of noncompliance with the order,


shall be prima facie evidence of an indirect civil contempt of court.


B. 1. In the case of indirect contempt for the failure to comply with an order for child support, child support arrears, or other support, punishment shall be, at the discretion of the court:


a. incarceration in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or


b. incarceration in the county jail on weekends or at other times that allow the obligor to be employed, seek employment or engage in other activities ordered by the court.


2. Punishment may also include imposition of a fine in a sum not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).


C. 1. During proceedings for indirect contempt of court, the court may order the obligor to complete an alternative program and comply with a payment plan for child support and arrears. If the obligor fails to complete the alternative program and comply with the payment plan, the court shall proceed with the indirect contempt and shall impose punishment pursuant to subsection B of this section.


2. An alternative program may include:


a. a problem-solving court program for obligors when child support services under the state child support plan as provided in Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes are being provided for the benefit of the child. A problem-solving court program is an immediate and highly structured judicial intervention process for the obligor and requires completion of a participation agreement by the obligor and monitoring by the court. A problem-solving court program differs in practice and design from the traditional adversarial contempt prosecution and trial systems. The problem-solving court program uses a team approach administered by the judge in cooperation with a child support state's attorney and a child support court liaison who focuses on removing the obstacles causing the nonpayment of the obligor. The obligors in this program shall be required to sign an agreement to participate in this program as a condition of the Department of Human Services agreement to stay contempt proceedings or in lieu of incarceration after a finding of guilt. The court liaisons assess the needs of the obligor, develop a community referral network, make referrals, monitor the compliance of the obligor in the program, and provide status reports to the court, and


b. participation in programs such as counseling, treatment, educational training, social skills training or employment training to which the obligor reports daily or on a regular basis at specified times for a specified length of time.


D. In the case of indirect contempt for the failure to comply with an order for child support, child support arrears, or other support, the Supreme Court shall promulgate guidelines for determination of the sentence and purge fee. If the court fails to follow the guidelines, the court shall make a specific finding stating the reasons why the imposition of the guidelines would result in inequity. The factors that shall be used in determining the sentence and purge fee are:


1. The proportion of the child support, child support arrearage payments, or other support that was unpaid in relation to the amount of support that was ordered paid;


2. The proportion of the child support, child support arrearage payments, or other support that could have been paid by the party found in contempt in relation to the amount of support that was ordered paid;


3. The present capacity of the party found in contempt to pay any arrearages;


4. Any willful actions taken by the party found in contempt to reduce the capacity of that party to pay any arrearages;


5. The past history of compliance or noncompliance with the support order; and


6. Willful acts to avoid the jurisdiction of the court.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2008, c. 407, § 13, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 567

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§ 567. Indirect contempts--Proceedings


A. In all cases of indirect contempt the party charged with contempt shall be notified in writing of the accusation and have a reasonable time for defense; and the party so charged shall, upon demand, have a trial by jury.


B. In the event the party so charged shall demand a trial by jury, the court shall thereupon set the case for trial at the next jury term of said court, unless such time is waived by the party so charged, in which event the case shall be set for trial at a time determined by the court. The court shall fix the amount of an appearance bond to be posted by said party charged, which bond shall be signed by said party and two sureties, which sureties together shall qualify by showing ownership of real property, the equal of which property shall be in double the amount of the bond, or, in the alternative, the party charged may deposit with the court clerk cash equal to the amount of the appearance bond.


C. In a case of indirect contempt, it shall not be necessary for the party alleging indirect contempt, or an attorney for that party, to attend an initial appearance or arraignment hearing for the party charged with contempt, unless the party alleging the indirect contempt is seeking a cash bond. If a cash bond is not being requested, the clerk of the court shall, upon request, notify the party alleging the indirect contempt of the date of the trial.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2279; Laws 1963, c. 55, § 1, emerg. eff. May 13, 1963; Laws 1990, c. 309, § 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1993, c. 73, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 403, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 1997.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 567A

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§ 567A. Violation of child custody order--Affirmative defense--Emergency or protective custody


A. Any parent or other person who violates an order of any court of this state granting the custody of a child under the age of eighteen (18) years to any person, agency, institution, or other facility, with the intent to deprive the lawful custodian of the custody of the child, shall be guilty of a felony. The fine for a violation of this subsection shall not exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).


B. The offender shall have an affirmative defense if the offender reasonably believes that the act was necessary to preserve the child from physical, mental, or emotional danger to the child's welfare and the offender notifies the local law enforcement agency nearest to the location where the custodian of the child resides.


C. If a child is removed from the custody of the child's lawful custodian pursuant to the provisions of this section any law enforcement officer may take the child into custody without a court order and, unless there is a specific court order directing a law enforcement officer to take the child into custody and release or return the child to a lawful custodian, the child shall be held in emergency or protective custody pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-4-201 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1999, c. 385, § 1, emerg. eff. June 8, 1999; Laws 2009, c. 234, § 119, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 567B

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§ 567B. Failure to appear for jury service--Sanctions


An individual who fails to appear in person on the date scheduled for jury service and who has failed to obtain a postponement in compliance with the provisions for requesting a postponement, or who fails to appear on the date set pursuant to Section 9 of this act, [FN1] shall be in indirect contempt of court and shall be punished by the imposition of a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). The prospective juror may be excused from paying sanctions for good cause shown or in the interests of justice. In addition to or in lieu of the fine, the court may order that the prospective juror complete a period of community service for a period no less than if the prospective juror would have completed jury service, and provide proof of completion of this community service to the court.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2004, c. 525, § 1, eff. July 1, 2004.


[FN1] O.S.L.2004, c. 525, § 9 [Title 38, § 28.1].


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 568

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§ 568. Contempt--Substance of offense made of record


Whenever a person shall be imprisoned for contempt the substance of the offense shall be set forth in the order for his confinement, and made a matter of record in the court.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2280.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 569

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§ 569. Attorneys--Second application to another judge to stay trial


Every attorney or counselor at law who, knowing that an application has been made for an order staying the trial of an indictment, to a judge authorized to grant the same, and has been denied, without leave reserved to renew it, makes an application to another judge to stay the same trial, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2281.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 570

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§ 570. Grand juror acting after challenge allowed


Every grand juror who, with knowledge that a challenge, interposed against him by a defendant, has been allowed, is present at or takes part, or attempts to take part, in the consideration of the charge against the defendant who interposed the challenge, or the deliberations of the grand jury thereon, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2282.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 571

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§ 571. Disclosure of deposition


Every magistrate, or clerk of any magistrate, who willfully permits any deposition taken on an information or examination of a defendant before such magistrate, and remaining in the custody of such magistrate or clerk to be inspected by any person except a judge of a court having jurisdiction of the offense, the Attorney General, the district attorney and his assistants, and the defendant and his counsel, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2283.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 572

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§ 572. Disclosure of deposition returned by grand jury


Every clerk of any court who willfully permits any deposition returned by any grand jury with a presentment made by them, and filed with such clerk, to be inspected by any person except the court, the deputies or assistants of such clerk, and the district attorney and his assistants, until after the arrest of the defendant, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2284.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 573

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§ 573. Fraudulent concealment of property


Every person who, having been called upon, by the lawful order of any court, to make a true exhibit of his real and personal effects, either:


1. Willfully conceals any of his estate or effects, or any books or writing relative thereto; or,


2. Willfully omits to disclose to the court any debts or demands which he has collected, or any transfer of his property which he had made after being ordered to make an exhibit thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2285.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 574

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§ 574. Repealed by Laws 1976, c. 42, § 1, emerg. eff. April 5, 1976


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 575

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§ 575. Attorneys, misconduct by--Deceit--Delaying suit--Receiving allowance for money not laid out


Every attorney who, whether as attorney or as counselor, who:


1st, is guilty of any deceit or collusion, or consents to any deceit or collusion with intent to deceive the court or any party; or,


2nd, willfully delays his client's suit, with a view to his own gain; or,


3rd, willfully receives any money or allowance for or on account of any money which he has not laid out or become answerable for, is guilty of a misdemeanor; and, in addition to the punishment prescribed therefor by this code, he forfeits to the party injured treble damages, to be recovered in a civil action.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2287.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 576

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§ 576. Attorney permitting other person to use his name


If any attorney knowingly permits any person not being his general law partner or a clerk in his office to sue out any process or to prosecute or defend any action in his name, except as authorized by the next section, [FN1] such attorney, and every person who shall so use his name is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2288.


[FN1]Title 21, § 577.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 577

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§ 577. Attorneys, use of name lawful, when


Whenever an action or proceeding is authorized by law to be prosecuted or defended in the name of the people, or of any public officer, board of officers or municipal corporation, on behalf of another party, the Attorney General or district attorney, or attorney of such public officer or board or corporation may permit any proceeding therein to be taken in his name by an attorney to be chosen by the party in interest.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2289.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 578

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§ 578. Inheritance, intercepting by fraudulent production of infant


Any person who fraudulently produces an infant, falsely pretending it to have been born of any parent whose child would be entitled to inherit any real estate or to receive a share of any personal estate, with intent to intercept the inheritance of any such real estate, or the distribution of any such personal estate, from any person lawfully entitled thereto, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2290; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 213, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 121, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 579

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§ 579. Substituting child


Any person to whom an infant has been confided for nursing, education, or any other person, who, with intent to deceive any parent or guardian of such child, substitutes or produces to such parent or guardian another child in the place of the one so confided shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding seven (7) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2291; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 214, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 122, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 580

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Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 19. Other Crimes Against Public Justice

§ 580. Public officers--Willful neglect of duty a misdemeanor


A public officer or person holding a public trust or employment upon whom any duty is enjoined by law, who willfully neglects to perform the duty is guilty of a misdemeanor. This section does not apply to cases of official acts or omissions, the prevention or punishment of which is otherwise specially provided by statute.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2292.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 581

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§ 581. Willful omission of duty by public officers


Where any duty is or shall be enjoined by law upon any public officer, or upon any person holding any public trust or employment, every willful omission to perform such duty where no special provision shall have been made for the punishment of such delinquency, is punishable as a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2293.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 582

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§ 582. Disclosing presentment or indictment


In the event the presiding judge orders a presentment or an indictment be sealed until the defendant is arrested, every grand juror, district attorney, clerk, judge, or other officer, who, excepting by issuing or in executing a warrant to arrest the defendant, willfully discloses the content of a sealed presentment or indictment, until the defendant has been arrested, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2294; Laws 2012, c. 176, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 583

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§ 583. Disclosing proceedings of grand jury


Every grand juror, district attorney, clerk, judge or other officer who, except when required by a court, willfully discloses any evidence adduced before the grand jury or anything which he himself or any member of the grand jury may have said, or in what manner any grand juror may have voted on a matter before him, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2295; Laws 1974, c. 24, § 1, emerg. eff. April 8, 1974.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 584

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§ 584. Prosecuting suit or bringing action or procuring arrest in false name


Every person who maliciously institutes or prosecutes any action or legal proceeding; or makes or procures any arrest, in the name of a person who does not exist, or has not consented that it be instituted or made, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2296.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 585

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§ 585. Repealed by Laws 1961, p. 227, § 1, eff. Oct. 27, 1961


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 586

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§ 586. Communicating with a convict


Every person who, not being authorized by law, or by a written permission from an inspector, or by the consent of the warden, communicates with any convict in the penitentiary, or brings into or conveys out of the penitentiary any letter or printing to or from any convict, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2298.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 587

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§ 587. False certificate by public officer


Every public officer who, being authorized by law to make or give any certificate or other writing, knowingly makes and delivers as true any such certificate or writing containing any statement which he knows to be false, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2299.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 588

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Chapter 19. Other Crimes Against Public Justice

§ 588. Recording of grand or petit jury proceedings--Listening or observing--Penalty


If any person, firm or corporation shall knowingly and willfully, by means of any device whatsoever, records or attempts to record the proceedings of any grand or petit jury in any court of the State of Oklahoma while such jury is deliberating or voting or listens to or observes, or attempts to listen to or observe, the proceedings of any grand or petit jury of which he is not a member in any court of the State of Oklahoma while such jury is deliberating or voting shall be guilty of a felony and shall be fined not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned not more than two (2) years, or both. Provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the taking of notes by a grand juror in any court of the State of Oklahoma in connection with and solely for the purpose of assisting him in the performance of his duties as such juror.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1957, p. 160, § 1; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 215, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 123, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 589

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Chapter 19. Other Crimes Against Public Justice

§ 589. False reporting of crime--False reporting of missing child


A. It shall be unlawful to willfully, knowingly and without probable cause make a false report to any person of any crime or circumstances indicating the possibility of crime having been committed, including the unlawful taking of personal property, which report causes or encourages the exercise of police action or investigation. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than ninety (90) days or by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. It shall be unlawful to willfully, knowingly, and without probable cause communicate false information concerning a missing child to a law enforcement agency that causes or encourages the activation of an AMBER alert warning system. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year or by a fine of not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1961, p. 227, § 1; Laws 2005, c. 109, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2005; Laws 2007, c. 189, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 590

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§ 590. Maintenance of financial and business records--Retention and disposal procedure--Violations


A. Every state governmental entity shall, for a period of two (2) years, maintain accurate and complete records, as defined in Section 203 of Title 67 of the Oklahoma Statutes, reflecting all financial and business transactions, which records shall include support documentation for each transaction. No such records shall be disposed of for three (3) years thereafter, except upon a unanimous vote of the members of the Archives and Records Commission pursuant to Section 306 of Title 67 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or upon a majority vote of the members of the Commission for records more than five (5) years old. The disposition of such records shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 305 through 317 of Title 67 of the Oklahoma Statutes, provided all state or federal audits have been completed, unless such audits request such records to be maintained for some given period of time.


B. Any person who willfully violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a period of not more than three (3) years or by a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person convicted of any such violation who holds any elective or appointive public office shall also be subject to immediate removal from office.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1980, c. 194, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1980; Laws 1985, c. 27, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1985; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 216, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 124, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 591

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 19. Other Crimes Against Public Justice

§ 591. Solicitation of workers' compensation case referrals--Payment in consideration for employment of attorney to handle claim--Acting as agent, runner, capper, or steerer for an attorney


A. As used in this section:


1. “Agent” means any person who acts for another at the request or with the knowledge of the other in dealing with third persons; and


2. “Runner”, “capper”, and “steerer” mean any person acting within this state for compensation as an agent for an attorney in the solicitation of employment for the attorney.


B. No attorney shall, by means of an agent, runner, capper, steerer, or other person who is not an attorney, solicit or procure a person to employ the attorney to present, compromise, or settle a claim under the workers' compensation laws of this state.


C. No attorney shall, directly or indirectly, pay or promise to pay any person, other than another attorney, any money, service, fee, commission, or other thing of value in consideration for the employment of the attorney to present, compromise, or settle a claim under the workers' compensation laws of this state.


D. No person shall act or agree to act as an agent, runner, capper, or steerer for an attorney.


E. Subsections B and C of this section shall not prohibit participation by an attorney in a voluntary attorney referral program including, but not limited to, referral programs operated by an association of attorneys. This subsection shall not authorize a referral program which is otherwise unauthorized under the Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the Supreme Court.


F. Any contract for employment of an attorney secured in violation of this section shall be void and unenforceable and no attorney shall appear or otherwise provide services in an action in violation of this section.


G. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be subject to a fine of up to Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) for each offense, which shall not be subject to Section 101 of Title 85 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Penalties imposed pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any penalties which might be imposed by the Oklahoma Bar Association or similar organization of another state or by a court when punishing for contempt or when imposing sanctions against an attorney or party.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1994, 2nd Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 47, emerg. eff. Nov. 4, 1994.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 592

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part II. Crimes Against Public Justice

Chapter 19. Other Crimes Against Public Justice

§ 592. Solicitation to provide workers' compensation medical services--Payment in consideration for employment of medical care provider--Acting as agent, runner, capper, or steerer for medical care provider


A. As used in this section:


1. “Agent” means any person who acts for another at the request or with the knowledge of the other in dealing with third persons;


2. “Medical care provider” means any person licensed in Oklahoma as a medical doctor, a chiropractor, a podiatrist, a dentist, an osteopathic physician or an optometrist or a hospital; and


3. “Runner”, “capper”, and “steerer” mean any person acting within this state for compensation as an agent for a medical care provider in the solicitation of a person to employ the medical care provider to provide medical services.


B. No medical care provider shall, by means of an agent, runner, capper, steerer, or other person who is not a medical care provider, solicit or procure a person to employ the medical care provider to provide medical services under the workers' compensation laws of this state.


C. No medical care provider shall, directly or indirectly, pay or promise to pay any person, other than another medical care provider, any money, service, fee, commission, or other thing of value in consideration for the employment of the medical care provider to provide medical services under the workers' compensation laws of this state.


D. No person shall act or agree to act as an agent, runner, capper, or steerer for a medical care provider.


E. Subsections B and C of this section shall not prohibit participation by a medical care provider in a voluntary medical care provider referral program including, but not limited to, referral programs operated by an association of medical care providers.


F. Any contract for employment of a medical care provider secured in violation of this section shall be void and unenforceable and no medical care provider shall provide medical services in violation of this section.


G. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be subject to a fine of up to Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) for each offense, which shall not be subject to Section 101 of Title 85 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Penalties imposed pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any penalties which might be imposed by the professional licensing organization for the medical care provider or similar organization of another state or by a court when punishing for contempt or when imposing sanctions against a medical care provider or party.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1994, 2nd Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 48, emerg. eff. Nov. 4, 1994.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 641

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 641. Assault defined


An assault is any willful and unlawful attempt or offer with force or violence to do a corporal hurt to another.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2340.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 642

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 642. Battery defined


A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2341.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 643

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 643. Force against another not unlawful, when--Self-defense--Defense of property


To use or to attempt to offer to use force or violence upon or toward the person of another is not unlawful in the following cases:


1. When necessarily committed by a public officer in the performance of any legal duty, or by any other person assisting such officer or acting by such officer's direction;


2. When necessarily committed by any person in arresting one who has committed any felony, and delivering such person to a public officer competent to receive such person in custody;


3. When committed either by the person about to be injured, or by any other person in such person's aid or defense, in preventing or attempting to prevent an offense against such person, or any trespass or other unlawful interference with real or personal property in such person's lawful possession; provided the force or violence used is not more than sufficient to prevent such offense;


4. When committed by a parent or the authorized agent of any parent, or by any guardian, master or teacher, in the exercise of a lawful authority to restrain or correct such person's child, ward, apprentice or scholar, provided restraint or correction has been rendered necessary by the misconduct of such child, ward, apprentice or scholar, or by the child's refusal to obey the lawful command of such parent or authorized agent or guardian, master or teacher, and the force or violence used is reasonable in manner and moderate in degree;


5. When committed by a carrier of passengers, or the authorized agents or servants of such carrier, or by any person assisting them at their request, in expelling from any carriage, railroad car, vessel or other vehicle, any passenger who refuses to obey a lawful and reasonable regulation prescribed for the conduct of passengers, if such vehicle has first been stopped and the force and violence used is not more than is sufficient to expel the offending passenger, with a reasonable regard to such passenger's personal safety; and


6. When committed by any person in preventing a person who is impaired by reason of mental retardation or developmental disability as defined by Section 1430.2 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes, a mentally ill person, insane person or other person of unsound mind, including persons temporarily or partially deprived of reason, from committing an act dangerous to such person's self or to another, or enforcing such restraint as is necessary for the protection of the person or for restoration to health, during such period only as shall be necessary to obtain legal authority for the restraint or custody of the person.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2342; Laws 1998, c. 246, § 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 644

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 644. Assault--Assault and battery--Domestic abuse


A. Assault shall be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding thirty (30) days, or by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. Assault and battery shall be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


C. Any person who commits any assault and battery against a current or former spouse, a present spouse of a former spouse, a former spouse of a present spouse, parents, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, a person with whom the defendant is or was in a dating relationship as defined by Section 60.1 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, an individual with whom the defendant has had a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, or a person living in the same household as the defendant shall be guilty of domestic abuse. Upon conviction, the defendant shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Upon conviction for a second or subsequent offense, the person shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not more than four (4) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. The provisions of Section 51.1 of this title shall apply to any second or subsequent offense.


D. 1. Any person who, with intent to do bodily harm and without justifiable or excusable cause, commits any assault, battery, or assault and battery upon a current or former spouse, a present spouse of a former spouse, a parent, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, a person with whom the defendant is in a dating relationship as defined by Section 60.1 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, an individual with whom the defendant has a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, or a person living in the same household as the defendant with any sharp or dangerous weapon, upon conviction, is guilty of domestic assault or domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon which shall be a felony and punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding ten (10) years, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year. The provisions of Section 51.1 of this title shall apply to any second or subsequent conviction for a violation of this paragraph.


2. Any person who, without such cause, shoots a current or former spouse, a present spouse of a former spouse, a parent, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, a person with whom the defendant is in a dating relationship as defined by Section 60.1 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, an individual with whom the defendant has a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, or a person living in the same household as the defendant, by means of any deadly weapon that is likely to produce death shall, upon conviction, be guilty of domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon which shall be a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life. The provisions of Section 51.1 of this title shall apply to any second or subsequent conviction for a violation of this paragraph.


E. Any person convicted of domestic abuse committed against a pregnant woman with knowledge of the pregnancy shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year.


Any person convicted of a second or subsequent offense of domestic abuse against a pregnant woman with knowledge of the pregnancy shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than ten (10) years.


Any person convicted of domestic abuse committed against a pregnant woman with knowledge of the pregnancy and a miscarriage occurs or injury to the unborn child occurs shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than twenty (20) years.


F. Any person convicted of domestic abuse as defined in subsection C of this section that results in great bodily injury to the victim shall be guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not more than ten (10) years, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year. The provisions of Section 51.1 of this title shall apply to any second or subsequent conviction of a violation of this subsection.


G. Any person convicted of domestic abuse as defined in subsection C of this section that was committed in the presence of a child shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than six (6) months nor more than one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person convicted of a second or subsequent domestic abuse as defined in subsection C of this section that was committed in the presence of a child shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, or by a fine not exceeding Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. The provisions of Section 51.1 of this title shall apply to any second or subsequent offense. For every conviction of domestic abuse, domestic assault or domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, or domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon, the court shall:


1. Specifically order as a condition of a suspended sentence or probation that a defendant participate in counseling or undergo treatment to bring about the cessation of domestic abuse as specified in paragraph 2 of this subsection;


2. a. The court shall require the defendant to participate in counseling or undergo treatment for domestic abuse by an individual licensed practitioner or a domestic abuse treatment program certified by the Attorney General. If the defendant is ordered to participate in a domestic abuse counseling or treatment program, the order shall require the defendant to attend the program for a minimum of fifty-two (52) weeks, complete the program, and be evaluated before and after attendance of the program by a program counselor or a private counselor. Three unexcused absences in succession or seven unexcused absences in a period of fifty-two (52) weeks from any court-ordered domestic abuse counseling or treatment program shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of the conditions of probation for the district attorney to seek acceleration or revocation of any probation entered by the court.


b. A program for anger management, couples counseling, or family and marital counseling shall not solely qualify for the counseling or treatment requirement for domestic abuse pursuant to this subsection. The counseling may be ordered in addition to counseling specifically for the treatment of domestic abuse or per evaluation as set forth below. If, after sufficient evaluation and attendance at required counseling sessions, the domestic violence treatment program or licensed professional determines that the defendant does not evaluate as a perpetrator of domestic violence or does evaluate as a perpetrator of domestic violence and should complete other programs of treatment simultaneously or prior to domestic violence treatment, including but not limited to programs related to the mental health, apparent substance or alcohol abuse or inability or refusal to manage anger, the defendant shall be ordered to complete the counseling as per the recommendations of the domestic violence treatment program or licensed professional;


3. a. The court shall set a review hearing no more than one hundred twenty (120) days after the defendant is ordered to participate in a domestic abuse counseling program or undergo treatment for domestic abuse to assure the attendance and compliance of the defendant with the provisions of this subsection and the domestic abuse counseling or treatment requirements. The court may suspend sentencing of the defendant until the defendant has presented proof to the court of enrollment in a program of treatment for domestic abuse by an individual licensed practitioner or a domestic abuse treatment program certified by the Attorney General and attendance at weekly sessions of such program. Such proof shall be presented to the court by the defendant no later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the defendant is ordered to such counseling or treatment. At such time, the court may complete sentencing, beginning the period of the sentence from the date that proof of enrollment is presented to the court, and schedule reviews as required by subparagraphs a and b of this paragraph and paragraphs 4 and 5 of this subsection. Three unexcused absences in succession or seven unexcused absences in a period of fifty-two (52) weeks from any court-ordered domestic abuse counseling or treatment program shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of the conditions of probation for the district attorney to seek acceleration or revocation of any probation entered by the court.


b. The court shall set a second review hearing after the completion of the counseling or treatment to assure the attendance and compliance of the defendant with the provisions of this subsection and the domestic abuse counseling or treatment requirements. The court shall retain continuing jurisdiction over the defendant during the course of ordered counseling through the final review hearing;


4. The court may set subsequent or other review hearings as the court determines necessary to assure the defendant attends and fully complies with the provisions of this subsection and the domestic abuse counseling or treatment requirements;


5. At any review hearing, if the defendant is not satisfactorily attending individual counseling or a domestic abuse counseling or treatment program or is not in compliance with any domestic abuse counseling or treatment requirements, the court may order the defendant to further or continue counseling, treatment, or other necessary services. The court may revoke all or any part of a suspended sentence, deferred sentence, or probation pursuant to Section 991b of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes and subject the defendant to any or all remaining portions of the original sentence;


6. At the first review hearing, the court shall require the defendant to appear in court. Thereafter, for any subsequent review hearings, the court may accept a report on the progress of the defendant from individual counseling, domestic abuse counseling, or the treatment program. There shall be no requirement for the victim to attend review hearings; and


7. If funding is available, a referee may be appointed and assigned by the presiding judge of the district court to hear designated cases set for review under this subsection. Reasonable compensation for the referees shall be fixed by the presiding judge. The referee shall meet the requirements and perform all duties in the same manner and procedure as set forth in Sections 7003-8.6 and 7303-7.5 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes pertaining to referees appointed in juvenile proceedings.


The defendant may be required to pay all or part of the cost of the counseling or treatment, in the discretion of the court.


H. As used in subsection G of this section, “in the presence of a child” means in the physical presence of a child; or having knowledge that a child is present and may see or hear an act of domestic violence. For the purposes of subsections C and G of this section, “child” may be any child whether or not related to the victim or the defendant.


I. For the purposes of subsections C and G of this section, any conviction for assault and battery against a current or former spouse, a present spouse of a former spouse, a former spouse of a present spouse, parents, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, a person with whom the defendant is or was in a dating relationship as defined by Section 60.1 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, an individual with whom the defendant has had a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, or any person living in the same household as the defendant, shall constitute a sufficient basis for a felony charge:


1. If that conviction is rendered in any state, county or parish court of record of this or any other state; or


2. If that conviction is rendered in any municipal court of record of this or any other state for which any jail time was served; provided, no conviction in a municipal court of record entered prior to November 1, 1997, shall constitute a prior conviction for purposes of a felony charge.


J. Any person who commits any assault and battery with intent to cause great bodily harm by strangulation or attempted strangulation against a current or former spouse, a present spouse of a former spouse, a former spouse of a present spouse, parents, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, a person with whom the defendant is or was in a dating relationship as defined by Section 60.1 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, an individual with whom the defendant has had a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, or a person living in the same household as the defendant shall, upon conviction, be guilty of domestic abuse by strangulation and shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a period of not less than one (1) year nor more than three (3) years, or by a fine of not more than Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Upon a second or subsequent conviction, the defendant shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a period of not less than three (3) years nor more than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not more than Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “strangulation” means any form of asphyxia; including, but not limited to, asphyxia characterized by closure of the blood vessels or air passages of the neck as a result of external pressure on the neck or the closure of the nostrils or mouth as a result of external pressure on the head.


K. Any district court of this state and any judge thereof shall be immune from any liability or prosecution for issuing an order that requires a defendant to:


1. Attend a treatment program for domestic abusers certified by the Attorney General;


2. Attend counseling or treatment services ordered as part of any suspended or deferred sentence or probation; and


3. Attend, complete, and be evaluated before and after attendance by a treatment program for domestic abusers, certified by the Attorney General.


L. There shall be no charge of fees or costs to any victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault in connection with the prosecution of a domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault offense in this state.


M. In the course of prosecuting any charge of domestic abuse, stalking, harassment, rape, or violation of a protective order, the prosecutor shall provide the court, prior to sentencing or any plea agreement, a local history and any other available history of past convictions of the defendant within the last ten (10) years relating to domestic abuse, stalking, harassment, rape, violation of a protective order, or any other violent misdemeanor or felony convictions.


N. Any plea of guilty or finding of guilt for a violation of subsection C, F, G, I or J of this section shall constitute a conviction of the offense for the purpose of this act or any other criminal statute under which the existence of a prior conviction is relevant for a period of ten (10) years following the completion of any court imposed probationary term; provided, the person has not, in the meantime, been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or a felony.


O. For purposes of subsection F of this section, “great bodily injury” means bone fracture, protracted and obvious disfigurement, protracted loss or impairment of the function of a body part, organ or mental faculty, or substantial risk of death.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2343; Laws 1986, c. 143, § 1, emerg. eff. April 21, 1986; Laws 1996, c. 197, § 2, emerg. eff. May 20, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 217, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, c. 309, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 6, § 31, emerg. eff. March 20, 2000; Laws 2004, c. 516, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005; Laws 2005, c. 1, § 12, eff. July 1, 2005; Laws 2005, c. 348, § 9, eff. July 1, 2005; Laws 2006, c. 284, § 1, emerg. eff. June 7, 2006; Laws 2008, c. 174, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2008, c. 318, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2009, c. 2, § 1, emerg. eff. March 12, 2009; Laws 2009, c. 87, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2009; Laws 2010, c. 113, § 1; Laws 2010, c. 348, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2010; Laws 2011, c. 385, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 644.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 644.1. Domestic abuse with a prior pattern of physical abuse


A. Any person who commits domestic abuse, as defined by subsection C of Section 644 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and has a prior pattern of physical abuse shall be guilty of a felony, upon conviction, punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than ten (10) years or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. For purposes of this section, “prior pattern of physical abuse” means three or more separate incidences, occurring on different days, where all incidences occurred within the previous six-month period, and each incident relates to an act constituting assault and battery or domestic abuse committed by the defendant against a current or former spouse, a present spouse of a former spouse, parents, a foster parent, a child, a person otherwise related by blood or marriage, a person with whom the defendant is in a dating relationship, an individual with whom the defendant has had a child, a person who formerly lived in the same household as the defendant, a person living in the same household as the defendant, a current intimate partner or former intimate partner, or any combination of such persons, where proof is established by the sworn testimony of a third party who was a witness to the alleged physical abuse or by other admissible direct evidence that is independent of the testimony of the victim.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2009, c. 457, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 645

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 645. Assault, battery, or assault and battery with dangerous weapon


Every person who, with intent to do bodily harm and without justifiable or excusable cause, commits any assault, battery, or assault and battery upon the person of another with any sharp or dangerous weapon, or who, without such cause, shoots at another, with any kind of firearm, air gun, conductive energy weapon or other means whatever, with intent to injure any person, although without the intent to kill such person or to commit any felony, upon conviction is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2344; Laws 1957, p. 161, § 1; Laws 1961, p. 229, § 1; Laws 1982, c. 173, § 1, emerg. eff. April 16, 1982; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 218, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 125, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2006, c. 62, § 1, emerg. eff. April 17, 2006.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 646

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 646. Aggravated assault and battery defined


A. An assault and battery becomes aggravated when committed under any of the following circumstances:


1. When great bodily injury is inflicted upon the person assaulted; or


2. When committed by a person of robust health or strength upon one who is aged, decrepit, or incapacitated, as defined in Section 641 of this title.


B. For purposes of this section “great bodily injury” means bone fracture, protracted and obvious disfigurement, protracted loss or impairment of the function of a body part, organ or mental faculty, or substantial risk of death.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1951, p. 59, § 1; Laws 1957, p. 161, § 2; Laws 1989, c. 197, § 10, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 2002, c. 460, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 647

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 647. Punishment for aggravated assault and battery


Aggravated assault and battery shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1951, p. 59, § 2; Laws 1957, p. 162, § 3; Laws 2002, c. 460, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 648

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 648. Definitions


A. “Police officer”, “police” or “peace officer” means any duly appointed person who is charged with the responsibility of maintaining public order, safety, and health by the enforcement of all laws, ordinances or orders of this state or any of its political subdivisions and who is authorized to bear arms in execution of his responsibilities, including reserve force deputies, reserve municipal police officers, and tribal law enforcement officers who are commissioned pursuant to a cross-deputization agreement authorized by Section 1221 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


B. “Police dog” means any dog used by a law enforcement agency of this state, a political subdivision of this state or a tribal law enforcement officer who is commissioned pursuant to a cross-deputization agreement authorized by Section 1221 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes, which is especially trained for law enforcement work and is subject to the control of a dog handler.


C. “Police horse” means any horse which is used by a law enforcement agency of this state, a political subdivision of this state or a tribal law enforcement officer who is commissioned pursuant to a cross-deputization agreement authorized by Section 1221 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes for law enforcement work.


D. “Dog handler” means any police officer or peace officer who has successfully completed training in the handling of a police dog as established by the policy or standard of the law enforcement agency employing said officer.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1965, c. 221, § 1, emerg. eff. June 16, 1965; Laws 1986, c. 54, § 1, eff. July 1, 1986; Laws 1990, c. 75, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 2001, c. 324, § 3, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2004, c. 57, § 1, emerg. eff. April 1, 2004.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 649

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 649. Assault, battery or assault and battery upon police officer or other peace officer--Penalties


A. Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any assault upon the person of a police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, highway patrolman, corrections personnel, or state peace officer employed or duly appointed by any state governmental agency to enforce state laws while said officer is in the performance of his duties is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause knowingly commits battery or assault and battery upon the person of a police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, highway patrolman, corrections personnel, or other state peace officer employed or duly appointed by any state governmental agency to enforce state laws while said officer is in the performance of his duties, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment of not more than five (5) years in a state correctional institution or county jail for a period not to exceed one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


C. As used in this section and in Section 650 of this title, “corrections personnel” means any person, employed or duly appointed by the state or by a political subdivision, who has direct contact with inmates of a jail or state correctional facility, and includes but is not limited to, Department of Corrections personnel in job classifications requiring direct contact with inmates, persons providing vocational-technical training to inmates, education personnel who have direct contact with inmates because of education programs for inmates, and persons employed or duly appointed by county or municipal jails to supervise inmates or to provide medical treatment or meals to inmates of jails.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1965, c. 221, § 2, eff. June 16, 1965; Laws 1989, c. 183, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 58, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 219, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 126, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2001, c. 324, § 4, eff. July 1, 2001.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 649.1

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 649.1. Certain acts against police dog or police horse prohibited--Penalties


A. No person shall willfully torture, torment, beat, mutilate, injure, disable, or otherwise mistreat a police dog or police horse owned, or the service of which is employed, by a law enforcement agency of the state or political subdivision of the state.


B. No person shall willfully interfere with the lawful performance of any police dog or police horse.


C. Except as provided in subsection D of this section, any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


D. Any person who knowingly and willfully and without lawful cause or justification violates the provisions of this section, during the commission of a misdemeanor or felony, shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding two (2) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1986, c. 54, § 2, eff. July 1, 1986; Laws 1990, c. 75, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 220, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 127, eff. July 1, 1999.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 649.2

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 649.2. Killing police dog or police horse--Penalties


A. No person shall willfully kill any police dog or police horse owned, or the service of which is employed, by a law enforcement agency of the state or a political subdivision of the state.


B. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


C. Any person who knowingly and willfully and without lawful cause or justification violates the provisions of this section, during the commission of a misdemeanor or felony, shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding two (2) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1986, c. 54, § 3, eff. July 1, 1986; Laws 1990, c. 75, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 221, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 128, eff. July 1, 1999.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 649.3

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 649.3. Harming, mistreating or killing service animal--Willful interference with service animal's performance--Permitting animal to fight, injure or kill service animal--Penalties--Exemption from registration or license fees


A. No person shall willfully harm, including torture, torment, beat, mutilate, injure, disable, or otherwise mistreat or kill a service animal that is used for the benefit of any handicapped person in the state.


B. No person including, but not limited to, any municipality or political subdivision of the state, shall willfully interfere with the lawful performance of any service animal used for the benefit of any handicapped person in the state.


C. Except as provided in subsection D of this section, any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


D. Any person who knowingly and willfully and without lawful cause or justification violates the provisions of this section, during the commission of a misdemeanor or felony, shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the Department of Corrections not exceeding two (2) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


E. Any person who encourages, permits or allows an animal owned or kept by such person to fight, injure, disable or kill a service animal used for the benefit of any handicapped person in this state, or to interfere with a service animal in any place where the service animal resides or is performing, shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable as provided in subsection C of this section. In addition to the penalty imposed, the court shall order the violator to make restitution to the owner of the service animal for actual costs and expenses incurred as a direct result of any injury, disability or death caused to the service animal, including but not limited to costs of replacing and training any new service animal when a service animal is killed, disabled or unable to perform due to injury. For purpose of this subsection, when a person informs the owner of an animal that the animal is a threat and requests the owner to control or contain the animal and the owner disregards the request, the owner shall be deemed to have encouraged, permitted or allowed any resulting injury to or interference with a service animal.


F. Notwithstanding any ordinance in effect as of the effective date of this act, [FN1] no municipality or political subdivision of the state, or any official thereof, may enact or enforce any ordinance or rule that requires any registration or licensing fee for any service animal as defined in this section that is used for the purpose of guiding or assisting a disabled person who has a sensory, mental, or physical impairment. Any official violating the provisions of this paragraph shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00).


G. As used in this section, “service animal” means an animal that is trained for the purpose of guiding or assisting a disabled person who has a sensory, mental, or physical impairment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2004, c. 281, § 1, emerg. eff. May 10, 2004; Laws 2005, c. 158, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2005.


[FN1] O.S.L. 2005, c. 158, effective November 1, 2005.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650. Aggravated assault and battery upon peace officer


A. Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any aggravated assault and battery upon the person of a police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff or highway patrolman, corrections personnel as defined in Section 649 of this title, or any state peace officer employed by any state or federal governmental agency to enforce state laws, while said officer is in the performance of his or her duties shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a felony, which shall be punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not more than life or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause, commits any aggravated assault and battery upon a person that the violator knows or should reasonably know is a police officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff or highway patrolman, corrections personnel as defined in Section 649 of this title, or any state peace officer employed by any state or federal governmental agency to enforce state laws, that results in maiming as defined in Section 751 of this title, while said officer is in the performance of his or her duties shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections of not less than five (5) years nor more than life or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


C. This section shall not supersede any other act or acts, but shall be cumulative thereto.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1969, c. 95, §§ 1, 2, emerg. eff. March 27, 1969; Laws 1989, c. 183, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 58, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 222, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 129, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2011, c. 385, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.1

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.1. Athletic contests--Assault and battery upon referee, umpire, etc.


Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to do bodily harm, commits any assault, battery, assault and battery upon the person of a referee, umpire, timekeeper, coach, official, or any person having authority in connection with any amateur or professional athletic contest is guilty of a misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1978, c. 204, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1978; Laws 1984, c. 297, § 1.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.2

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.2. Assault or battery upon Corrections, Human Services or Juvenile Affairs employee or contractor


A. Every person in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of a Department of Corrections employee while said employee is in the performance of his or her duties shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony.


B. Every person incarcerated in an institution operated by a private prison contractor, pursuant to Section 561, 563.1 or 563.2 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes, who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of an employee of the contractor while said employee is in the performance of duties shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony.


C. Every person in the custody of the Department of Human Services who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any aggravated assault and battery upon the person of a Department of Human Services employee, or a person contracting with the Department to provide services, while the employee or contractor is in the performance of his or her duties shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony.


D. Every person in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Affairs who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of an Office of Juvenile Affairs employee while said employee is in the performance of his or her duties shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony.


E. Every person in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Affairs who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any battery or assault and battery resulting in bodily injury to any employee of the Office of Juvenile Affairs or employee of any residential facility while said employee is in the performance of duties of employment shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony. The fine for a violation of this subsection shall not be less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), which may be imposed whether or not a period of incarceration is imposed.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1985, c. 75, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1985; Laws 1993, c. 326, § 2, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1996, c. 247, § 27, eff. July 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 223, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1997, c. 293, § 36, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1997, c. 333, § 4, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, c. 99, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1999; Laws 1999, c. 166, § 1, emerg. eff. May 21, 1999; Laws 2008, c. 121, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.3

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.3. Delaying, obstructing or interfering with emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider--Punishment


Every person who willfully delays, obstructs or in any way interferes with an emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider in the performance of or attempt to perform emergency medical care and treatment or in going to or returning from the scene of a medical emergency, upon conviction, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1990, c. 320, § 1, emerg. eff. May 30, 1990.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.4

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.4. Assault and battery upon emergency medical care providers


A. Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to do bodily harm, commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of an emergency medical care provider who is performing medical care duties, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding two (2) years, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. As used in this section, “emergency medical care provider” means doctors, residents, interns, nurses, nurses' aides, ambulance attendants and operators, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and members of a hospital security force.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1990, c. 320, § 2, emerg. eff. May 30, 1990; Laws 2000, c. 143, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2009, c. 337, § 1, emerg. eff. May 27, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.5

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.5. Aggravated assault and battery or assault with firearm or other dangerous weapon upon emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider--Penalty


Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to do bodily harm, commits any aggravated assault and battery or any assault with a firearm or other deadly weapon upon the person of an emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional institution for not more than one (1) year, or by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1990, c. 320, § 3, emerg. eff. May 30, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 224, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 130, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.6

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.6. Assault or battery or assault and battery upon officer of state district or appellate court, Workers' Compensation Court, witness or juror--Penalty


A. Every person who commits any assault upon any officer of a state district or appellate court, or the Workers' Compensation Court, including but not limited to judges, bailiffs, court reporters, court clerks or deputy court clerks, or upon any witnesses or juror, because of said person's service in such capacity or within six (6) months of said person's service in such capacity, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year, by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such imprisonment and fine.


B. Every person who commits any battery or assault and battery upon any officer of a state district or appellate court, or the Workers' Compensation Court, including but not limited to judges, bailiffs, court reporters, court clerks or deputy court clerks, or upon any witnesses or juror, because of said person's service in such capacity or within six (6) months of said person's service in such capacity, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not more than five (5) years, by a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such imprisonment and fine.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1993, c. 326, § 1, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 225, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 131, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.7

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.7. Assault, battery or assault and battery upon school employee or student--Notice--Definition


A. As used in this section, “school employee” means a teacher, principal, or any duly appointed person employed by a school system or employees of a firm contracting with a school system for any purpose, including any personnel not directly related to the teaching process and school board members during school board meetings.


B. Any person who, without justifiable or excusable cause, commits any assault, battery, or assault and battery upon the person of a school employee while such employee is in the performance of any duties as a school employee or upon any student while such student is participating in any school activity or attending classes on school property during school hours shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor. The convicted person shall be punished by a term of imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


C. Any person who, without justifiable or excusable cause, commits any aggravated battery or aggravated assault and battery upon the person of a school employee while such employee is in the performance of any duties as a school employee shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a period not exceeding two (2) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


D. Every school site shall post in a prominent place a notice having the following or similar language: “FELONY CHARGES MAY BE FILED AGAINST ANY PERSON(S) COMMITTING AN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT OR BATTERY UPON ANY SCHOOL EMPLOYEE.”


E. For purposes of this section, “assault” shall be defined by Section 641 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, “battery” shall be defined by Section 642 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, and “aggravated assault and battery” shall be defined by Section 646 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1971, c. 281, § 6-113, eff. July 2, 1971; Laws 1978, c. 31, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1978; Laws 1980, c. 78, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1980. Renumbered from Title 70, § 6-113 and amended by Laws 1995, c. 241, §§ 1, 3, eff. July 1, 1995. Laws 2001, c. 380, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.8

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.8. Felony assault, battery or assault and battery upon employee of facility for delinquent children, juvenile detention center or juvenile bureau


A. Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of an employee of a facility maintained by the Office of Juvenile Affairs, a facility maintained by a private contractor pursuant to a contract with the Office of Juvenile Affairs primarily for delinquent children, a juvenile detention center, or a juvenile bureau, while the employee is in the performance of his duties, shall upon conviction thereof be guilty of a felony.


B. This section shall not supersede any other act or acts, but shall be cumulative thereto.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1984, c. 276, § 1, eff. May 30, 1984. Renumbered from Title 10, § 1149 by Laws 1995, c. 352, § 200, eff. July 1, 1995. Laws 1996, c. 247, § 28, eff. July 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 226, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1997, c. 293, § 38, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, c. 99, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.9

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.9. Persons in custody--Placing body wastes or fluids upon government employee or contractor


Every person in the custody of the state, a county or city or a contractor of the state, a county or a city who throws, transfers or in any manner places feces, urine, semen, saliva or blood upon the person of an employee of the state, a county or a city or an employee of a contractor of the state, a county or a city shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1996, c. 199, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 227, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.10

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.10. Touching assistive device with intent to harass--Penalties


Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to harass, touches any assistive device of another person, shall upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than one (1) year, or by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


As used in this section, “assistive device” means any device that enables a person with a disability to communicate, see, hear, or maneuver.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2000, c. 83, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2000.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 650.11

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 20. Assault and Battery

§ 650.11. Medical battery--Penalties--Definition


A. Medical battery is a felony, upon conviction, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than one (1) year, or imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than four (4) years, and a fine in an amount not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). In addition, the defendant shall be ordered to make restitution to the victim in an amount as determined by the court.


B. For purposes of this section, “medical battery” means:


1. The defendant has been found guilty of practicing dentistry, medicine, osteopathic medicine, or surgery, without a license or authority as prohibited by the provisions of the State Dental Act, [FN1] the Oklahoma Allopathic Medical and Surgical Licensure and Supervision Act, [FN2] or the Oklahoma Osteopathic Medicine Act; [FN3]


2. The treatment, or course of treatment, practiced in violation of the provisions of the State Dental Act, the Oklahoma Allopathic Medical and Surgical Licensure and Supervision Act, or the Osteopathic Medicine Act resulted in the victim having permanent physical injury or disfigurement;


3. The victim consented to such treatment, or course of treatment, under a belief that the defendant was licensed and authorized to diagnose and perform the treatment; and


4. The defendant willfully performed the act knowing that such act was prohibited pursuant to law.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2008, c. 358, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2008.


[FN1] Title 59, § 328.1 et seq.


[FN2] Title 59, § 480 et seq.


[FN3] Title 59, § 620 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 651

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 21. Attempts to Kill

§ 651. Poison, attempt to kill by administering


Any person who, with intent to kill, administers or causes or procures to be administered to another any poison which is actually taken by such other person but by which death is not caused shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not less than ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2335; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 228, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 132, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 652

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Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 21. Attempts to Kill

§ 652. Shooting or discharging firearm with intent to kill--Use of vehicle to facilitate discharge of weapon in conscious disregard of safety of others--Assault and battery with deadly weapon, etc.


A. Every person who intentionally and wrongfully shoots another with or discharges any kind of firearm, with intent to kill any person, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding life.


B. Every person who uses any vehicle to facilitate the intentional discharge of any kind of firearm, crossbow or other weapon in conscious disregard for the safety of any other person or persons, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not less than two (2) years nor exceeding life.


C. Any person who commits any assault and battery upon another, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, by means of any deadly weapon, or by such other means or force as is likely to produce death, or in any manner attempts to kill another, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or in resisting the execution of any legal process, shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding life.


D. The provisions of this section shall not apply to:


1. Acts which cause the death of an unborn child if those acts were committed during a legal abortion to which the pregnant woman consented; or


2. Acts which are committed pursuant to usual and customary standards of medical practice during diagnostic testing or therapeutic treatment.


E. Under no circumstances shall the mother of the unborn child be prosecuted for causing the death of the unborn child unless the mother has committed a crime that caused the death of the unborn child.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2336; Laws 1955, p. 186, § 1; Laws 1977, c. 42, § 1, emerg. eff. May 11, 1977; Laws 1987, c. 58, § 1, emerg. eff. April 30, 1987; Laws 1992, c. 192, § 1, emerg. eff. May 11, 1992; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 229, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 133, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2005, c. 200, § 2, emerg. eff. May 20, 2005; Laws 2007, c. 358, § 2, eff. July 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 653

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 21. Attempts to Kill

§ 653. Punishment for other assaults with intent to kill


Any person who is guilty of an assault with intent to kill any person, the punishment for which is not prescribed by Section 652 of this title, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not exceeding five (5) years, or in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2337; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 230, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 134, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. III, Ch. 22, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 22. Duels and Challenges


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 661

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 22. Duels and Challenges (Refs & Annos)

§ 661. Duel defined


A duel is any combat with deadly weapons fought between two persons by agreement.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2354.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 662

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§ 662. Dueling a felony


Any person guilty of fighting any duel, although no death or wound ensues, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2355; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 231, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 135, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 663

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Chapter 22. Duels and Challenges (Refs & Annos)

§§ 663 to 670. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 140, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 670

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 22. Duels and Challenges (Refs & Annos)

§§ 663 to 670. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 140, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 671

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 22. Duels and Challenges (Refs & Annos)

§§ 671 to 680. Reserved for future legislation


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 680

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Chapter 22. Duels and Challenges (Refs & Annos)

§§ 671 to 680. Reserved for future legislation


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 681

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§ 681. Assaults with intent to commit felony


A. Any person who is guilty of an assault with intent to commit any felony, except an assault with intent to kill, the punishment for which assault is not otherwise prescribed in this code, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding five (5) years, or in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of subsection A of this section and the offense involved sexual assault, shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2338; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 232, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 136, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2007, c. 261, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 682

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 23. Felonious Assaults

§ 682. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 140, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 683

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Chapter 23. Felonious Assaults

§ 683. [Blank]


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 684

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§ 684. Performance of partial-birth abortion


A. Any physician who knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion and thereby kills a human fetus shall be fined Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or imprisoned in the State Penitentiary for a period of not more than two (2) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. This subsection shall not apply to a partial-birth abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness or injury.


B. Definitions. As used in this section:


1. “Partial-birth abortion” means an abortion in which the person performing the abortion partially vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the fetus and completing the delivery.


2. “Physician” means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy legally authorized to practice medicine and surgery by the state, or any other individual legally authorized by the state to perform abortions; provided, however, that any individual who is not a physician or not otherwise legally authorized by the state to perform abortions, but who nevertheless directly performs a partial-birth abortion, shall be subject to the provisions of this section.


3. “Vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the fetus” means deliberately and intentionally delivers into the vagina a living fetus or a substantial portion thereof, for the purpose of performing a procedure the physician knows will kill the fetus, and kills the fetus.


C. Civil Action:


1. The father, if married to the mother at the time she receives a partial-birth abortion procedure, and if the mother has not attained the age of eighteen (18) years at the time of the abortion, the maternal grandparents of the fetus, may in a civil action obtain appropriate relief, unless the pregnancy resulted from the plaintiff's criminal conduct or the plaintiff consented to the abortion.


2. Such relief shall include money damages for all injuries, psychological and physical, occasioned by the violation of this section, and statutory damages equal to three times the cost of the partial-birth abortion.


D. Review by State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision:


1. A defendant accused of an offense under this section may seek a hearing before the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision on whether the physician's conduct was necessary to save the life of the mother whose life was endangered by a physical disorder, illness or injury.


2. The findings on that issue are admissible at the trial of the defendant. Upon a motion of the defendant, the court shall delay the beginning of the trial for not more than thirty (30) days to permit such a hearing to take place.


E. A woman upon whom a partial-birth abortion is performed may not be prosecuted under this section or for a conspiracy to violate this section.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1998, c. 122, § 1, emerg. eff. April 15, 1998.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. III, Ch. 24, Refs & Annos

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General Provisions


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 691

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

General Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§ 691. Homicide defined


A. Homicide is the killing of one human being by another.


B. As used in this section, “human being” includes an unborn child, as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


C. Homicide shall not include:


1. Acts which cause the death of an unborn child if those acts were committed during a legal abortion to which the pregnant woman consented; or


2. Acts which are committed pursuant to the usual and customary standards of medical practice during diagnostic testing or therapeutic treatment.


D. Under no circumstances shall the mother of the unborn child be prosecuted for causing the death of the unborn child unless the mother has committed a crime that caused the death of the unborn child.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2308; Laws 2006, c. 185, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 692

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

General Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§ 692. Homicide classified


Homicide is either:


1. Murder;


2. Manslaughter;


3. Excusable homicide; or,


4. Justifiable homicide.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2309.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 693

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General Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§ 693. Proof necessary to conviction of murder or manslaughter


No person can be convicted of murder or manslaughter, or of aiding suicide, unless the death of the person alleged to have been killed and the fact of the killing by the accused are each established as independent facts beyond a reasonable doubt.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2310.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 694

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

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General Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§ 694. Certain common law rules abolished


A. The rules of the common law distinguishing the killing of a master by his servant and of a husband by his wife as petit treason are abolished and these offenses are deemed homicides, punishable in the manner prescribed by Section 691 et seq. of this title.


B. The rule of the common law providing that a death occurring after a year and a day from the date of a criminal corporal injury is irrebuttably presumed not to be the result of that injury is abolished.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2311; Laws 1994, c. 65, § 1, emerg. eff. April 15, 1994.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 695

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General Provisions (Refs & Annos)

§ 695. Confidential or domestic relation may be considered


Whenever the grade or punishment of homicide is made to depend upon its having been committed under circumstances evincing a depraved mind or unusual cruelty, or in a cruel manner, the jury may take into consideration the fact that any domestic or confidential relation existed between the accused and the person killed, in determining the moral quality of the acts proved.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2312.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701

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Murder

§ 701. Repealed by Laws 1973, c. 167, § 7, emerg. eff. May 17, 1973


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.1

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Murder

§§ 701.1 to 701.6. Repealed by Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 10, eff. July 24, 1976


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.2

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

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Murder

§§ 701.1 to 701.6. Repealed by Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 10, eff. July 24, 1976


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.3

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§§ 701.1 to 701.6. Repealed by Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 10, eff. July 24, 1976


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.4

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§§ 701.1 to 701.6. Repealed by Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 10, eff. July 24, 1976


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.5

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§§ 701.1 to 701.6. Repealed by Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 10, eff. July 24, 1976


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.6

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§§ 701.1 to 701.6. Repealed by Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 10, eff. July 24, 1976


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.7

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Murder

§ 701.7. Murder in the first degree


A. A person commits murder in the first degree when that person unlawfully and with malice aforethought causes the death of another human being. Malice is that deliberate intention unlawfully to take away the life of a human being, which is manifested by external circumstances capable of proof.


B. A person also commits the crime of murder in the first degree, regardless of malice, when that person or any other person takes the life of a human being during, or if the death of a human being results from, the commission or attempted commission of murder of another person, shooting or discharge of a firearm or crossbow with intent to kill, intentional discharge of a firearm or other deadly weapon into any dwelling or building as provided in Section 1289.17A of this title, forcible rape, robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, escape from lawful custody, eluding an officer, first degree burglary, first degree arson, unlawful distributing or dispensing of controlled dangerous substances or synthetic controlled substances, trafficking in illegal drugs, or manufacturing or attempting to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance.


1. Except as provided in paragraph 3 of this subsection, the term “synthetic controlled substance” means a substance:


a. the chemical structure of which is substantially similar to the chemical structure of a controlled substance in Schedule I or II,


b. which has a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system that is substantially similar to or greater than the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of a controlled substance in Schedule I or II, or


c. with respect to a particular person, which such person represents or intends to have a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system that is substantially similar to or greater than the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of a controlled substance in Schedule I or II.


2. The designation of gamma butyrolactone does not preclude a finding pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subsection that the chemical is a synthetic controlled substance.


3. Such term does not include:


a. a controlled substance,


b. any substance for which there is an approved new drug application,


c. with respect to a particular person any substance, if an exemption is in effect for investigational use, for that person, under Section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 355) to the extent conduct with respect to such substance is pursuant to such exemption, or


d. any substance to the extent not intended for human consumption before such an exemption takes effect with respect to that substance.


C. A person commits murder in the first degree when the death of a child results from the willful or malicious injuring, torturing, maiming or using of unreasonable force by said person or who shall willfully cause, procure or permit any of said acts to be done upon the child pursuant to Section 843. 5 of this title. It is sufficient for the crime of murder in the first degree that the person either willfully tortured or used unreasonable force upon the child or maliciously injured or maimed the child.


D. A person commits murder in the first degree when that person unlawfully and with malice aforethought solicits another person or persons to cause the death of a human being in furtherance of unlawfully manufacturing, distributing or dispensing controlled dangerous substances, as defined in the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, [FN1] unlawfully possessing with intent to distribute or dispense controlled dangerous substances, or trafficking in illegal drugs.


E. A person commits murder in the first degree when that person intentionally causes the death of a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or corrections employee while the officer or employee is in the performance of official duties.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 1, eff. July 24, 1976; Laws 1982, c. 279, § 1, operative Oct. 1, 1982; ; Laws 1989, c. 259, § 1, emerg. eff. May 19, 1989; Laws 1996, c. 161, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 386, § 23, emerg. eff. June 10, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 5, § 11, emerg. eff. March 4, 1998; Laws 2004, c. 520, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2004; Laws 2006, c. 186, § 2, eff. July 1, 2006; Laws 2009, c. 234, § 120, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009; Laws 2012, c. 128, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2012; Laws 2012, c. 208, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.


[FN1] Title 63, § 2-101 et seq.


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.8

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§ 701.8. Murder in the second degree


Homicide is murder in the second degree in the following cases:


1. When perpetrated by an act imminently dangerous to another person and evincing a depraved mind, regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual; or


2. When perpetrated by a person engaged in the commission of any felony other than the unlawful acts set out in Section 1, subsection B, of this act. [FN1]


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 2, eff. July 24, 1976.


[FN1] Title 21, § 701.7.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.9

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Murder

§ 701.9. Punishment for murder


A. A person who is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to murder in the first degree shall be punished by death, by imprisonment for life without parole or by imprisonment for life. A person who is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to murder in the first degree, as described in subsection E of Section 701.7 of this title, shall not be entitled to or afforded the benefit of deferment of the sentence.


B. A person who is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to murder in the second degree shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state penal institution for not less than ten (10) years nor more than life.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 3, eff. July 24, 1976; Laws 1987, c. 96, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1987; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 233, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 137, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2004, c. 520, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.10

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§ 701.10. Sentencing proceeding--Murder in the first degree


A. Upon conviction or adjudication of guilt of a defendant of murder in the first degree, the court shall conduct a separate sentencing proceeding to determine whether the defendant should be sentenced to death, life imprisonment without parole or life imprisonment. The proceeding shall be conducted by the trial judge before the same trial jury as soon as practicable without presentence investigation.


B. If the trial jury has been waived by the defendant and the state, or if the defendant pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, the sentencing proceeding shall be conducted before the court.


C. In the sentencing proceeding, evidence may be presented as to any mitigating circumstances or as to any of the aggravating circumstances enumerated in Section 701.7 et seq. of this title. Only such evidence in aggravation as the state has made known to the defendant prior to his trial shall be admissible. In addition, the state may introduce evidence about the victim and about the impact of the murder on the family of the victim.


D. This section shall not be construed to authorize the introduction of any evidence secured in violation of the Constitutions of the United States or of the State of Oklahoma. The state and the defendant or his counsel shall be permitted to present argument for or against sentence of death.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 4, eff. July 24, 1976; Laws 1987, c. 96, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1987; Laws 1989, c. 365, § 1, emerg. eff. June 3, 1989; Laws 1992, c. 67, § 1, emerg. eff. April 13, 1992.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.10a

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

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Murder

§ 701.10a. Sentencing proceeding on remand--Murder in the first degree--Admissibility of evidence


Notwithstanding subsection A of Section 701.10 of this title, which requires that the same jury sit in the sentencing phase of a capital murder trial, the following shall apply:


1. Upon any appeal by the defendant where the sentence is of death, the appellate court, if it finds prejudicial error in the sentencing proceeding only, may set aside the sentence of death and remand the case to the trial court in the jurisdiction in which the defendant was originally sentenced. Error in the sentencing proceeding shall result in the reversal of the conviction for a capital felony. When a capital case is remanded after vacation of a death sentence, the prosecutor may:


a. move the trial court to impose any sentence authorized by law at the time of the commission of the crime, which the trial court shall impose after a non-jury sentencing proceeding, provided, the original sentencing proceeding was conducted before the court or the original sentencing proceeding was conducted before a jury and both the defendant and the state waive jury sentencing after remand; or


b. move the trial court to impanel a new sentencing jury who shall determine the sentence of the defendant, which may be any sentence authorized by law at the time of the commission of the crime, provided, the original sentencing proceeding was conducted before a jury;


2. If the prosecutor elects to utilize the procedure provided in paragraph b of subsection 1 of this section, the trial court shall impanel a new jury for the purpose of conducting new sentencing proceedings;


3. Resentencing proceedings shall be governed by the provisions of Sections 701.10, 701.11 and 701.12 of this title;


4. All exhibits and a transcript of all testimony and other evidence properly admitted in the prior trial and sentencing shall be admissible in the new sentencing proceeding; additional relevant evidence may be admitted including testimony of witnesses who testified at the previous trial;


5. The provisions of this section are procedural and shall apply retroactively to any defendant sentenced to death;


6. This section shall not be construed to amend the provisions of Section 701.10 of this title, requiring the same jury to sit in both the guilt and sentencing phases of the original trial.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1989, c. 365, § 3, emerg. eff. June 3, 1989; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 12, emerg. eff. June 7, 1993.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.10b

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Murder

§ 701.10b. Death sentence prohibited for defendants who were mentally retarded prior to age 18--Sentencing proceedings


A. For purposes of this section:


1. “Mental retardation” or “mentally retarded” means significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with significant limitations in adaptive functioning;


2. “Significant limitations in adaptive functioning” means significant limitations in two or more of the following adaptive skill areas; communication, self-care, home living, social skills, community use, self-direction, health, safety, functional academics, leisure skills and work skills; and


3. “Significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning” means an intelligence quotient of seventy (70) or below.


B. Regardless of any provision of law to the contrary, no defendant who is mentally retarded shall be sentenced to death; provided, however, the onset of the mental retardation must have been manifested before the defendant attained the age of eighteen (18) years.


C. The defendant has the burden of production and persuasion to demonstrate mental retardation by showing significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning, significant limitations in adaptive functioning, and that the onset of the mental retardation was manifested before the age of eighteen (18) years. An intelligence quotient of seventy (70) or below on an individually administered, scientifically recognized standardized intelligence quotient test administered by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist is evidence of significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning; however, it is not sufficient without evidence of significant limitations in adaptive functioning and without evidence of manifestation before the age of eighteen (18) years. In determining the intelligence quotient, the standard measurement of error for the test administrated shall be taken into account.


However, in no event shall a defendant who has received an intelligence quotient of seventy-six (76) or above on any individually administered, scientifically recognized, standardized intelligence quotient test administered by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist, be considered mentally retarded and, thus, shall not be subject to any proceedings under this section.


D. A defendant charged with capital murder who intends to raise mental retardation as a bar to the death sentence shall provide to the state notice of such intention at least ninety (90) days after formal arraignment or within ninety (90) days after the filing of a bill of particulars, whichever is later. The notice shall include a brief but detailed statement specifying the witnesses, nature and type of evidence sought to be introduced. The notice must demonstrate sufficient facts that demonstrate a good-faith belief as to the mental retardation of the defendant.


E. The district court shall conduct an evidentiary hearing to determine whether the defendant is mentally retarded. If the court determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the defendant is mentally retarded, the defendant, if convicted, shall be sentenced to life imprisonment or life without parole. If the district court determines that the defendant is not mentally retarded, the capital trial of the offense may proceed. A request for a hearing under this section shall not waive entitlement by the defendant to submit the issue of mental retardation to a jury during the sentencing phase in a capital trial if convicted of an offense punishable by death. The court's determination on the issue of mental retardation shall not be the subject of an interlocutory appeal.


F. The court shall submit a special issue to the jury as to whether the defendant is mentally retarded. This special issue shall be considered and answered by the jury during the sentencing stage and prior to the determination of sentence. If the jury unanimously determines that the defendant is mentally retarded, the defendant may only be sentenced to life imprisonment or life without parole. The defendant has the burden of production and persuasion to demonstrate mental retardation to the jury by a preponderance of the evidence.


G. If the jury determines that the defendant is not mentally retarded or is unable to reach a unanimous decision, the jury shall proceed to determine the existence of aggravating and mitigating factors in determining whether the sentence of death shall be imposed. In those deliberations, the jury may consider any evidence of mental retardation as a mitigating factor in sentencing the defendant.


H. If the jury determines that the defendant is not mentally retarded and imposes a death sentence, the trial court shall make findings of fact and conclusions of law relating to the issue of whether the determination on the issue of mental retardation was made under the influence of passion, prejudice, or any other arbitrary factor. The findings shall be attached as an exhibit to the report of the trial judge required under Section 701.13 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes. If the trial court finds that the determination of mental retardation was not supported by the evidence, the issue may be raised on appeal to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals for consideration as part of its mandatory sentence review.


I. The standard of review for a trier of fact mental retardation determination shall be whether, after reviewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the state, any rational trier of fact could have found the defendant not mentally retarded as defined by this section, giving full deference to the findings of the trier of fact.


J. The court shall give appropriate instructions in those cases in which evidence of the mental retardation of the defendant requires the consideration by the jury of the provisions of this section.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2006, c. 290, § 1, eff. July 1, 2006.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.11

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§ 701.11. Instructions--Jury findings of aggravating circumstances


In the sentencing proceeding, the statutory instructions as determined by the trial judge to be warranted by the evidence shall be given in the charge and in writing to the jury for its deliberation. The jury, if its verdict be a unanimous recommendation of death, shall designate in writing, signed by the foreman of the jury, the statutory aggravating circumstance or circumstances which it unanimously found beyond a reasonable doubt. In nonjury cases the judge shall make such designation. Unless at least one of the statutory aggravating circumstances enumerated in this act is so found or if it is found that any such aggravating circumstance is outweighed by the finding of one or more mitigating circumstances, the death penalty shall not be imposed. If the jury cannot, within a reasonable time, agree as to punishment, the judge shall dismiss the jury and impose a sentence of imprisonment for life without parole or imprisonment for life.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 5, eff. July 24, 1976; Laws 1987, c. 96, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1987.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.11a

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 701.11a. Clemency not affected


Nothing in this act [FN1] shall be construed to impair or abrogate the use of clemency by way of commutation or pardon.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1987, c. 96, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 1987.


[FN1] Title 21, § 701.7 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.12

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 701.12. Aggravating circumstances


Aggravating circumstances shall be:


1. The defendant was previously convicted of a felony involving the use or threat of violence to the person;


2. The defendant knowingly created a great risk of death to more than one person;


3. The person committed the murder for remuneration or the promise of remuneration or employed another to commit the murder for remuneration or the promise of remuneration;


4. The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel;


5. The murder was committed for the purpose of avoiding or preventing a lawful arrest or prosecution;


6. The murder was committed by a person while serving a sentence of imprisonment on conviction of a felony;


7. The existence of a probability that the defendant would commit criminal acts of violence that would constitute a continuing threat to society; or


8. The victim of the murder was a peace officer as defined by Section 99 of this title, or correctional employee of an institution under the control of the Department of Corrections, and such person was killed while in performance of official duty.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 6, eff. July 24, 1976; Laws 1981, c. 147, § 1, emerg. eff. May 8, 1981; Laws 2011, c. 160, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


VALIDITY


<For validity of section, see Maynard v. Cartwright, 486 U.S. 356.>


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.13

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 701.13. Death penalty--Review of sentence


A. Whenever the death penalty is imposed, and upon the judgment becoming final in the trial court, the sentence shall be reviewed on the record by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. The court reporter of the trial court shall prepare all transcripts necessary for appeal within six (6) months of the imposition of the sentence.


The clerk of the trial court, within ten (10) days after receiving the transcript, shall transmit the entire record and transcript to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals together with a notice prepared by the clerk and a report prepared by the trial judge. The notice shall set forth the title and docket number of the case, the name of the defendant and the name and address of his attorney, a narrative statement of the judgment, the offense, and the punishment prescribed. The report shall be in the form of a standard questionnaire prepared and supplied by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.


B. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals shall consider the punishment as well as any errors enumerated by way of appeal.


C. With regard to the sentence, the court shall determine:


1. Whether the sentence of death was imposed under the influence of passion, prejudice, or any other arbitrary factor; and


2. Whether the evidence supports the jury's or judge's finding of a statutory aggravating circumstance as enumerated in Section 701.12 of this title.


D. Both the defendant and the state shall have the right to submit briefs within the time provided by the court, and to present oral argument to the court. The defendant shall have one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of receipt by the court of the record, transcript notice, and report provided for in subsection A of this section, in which to submit a brief. The state shall have sixty (60) days from the date of filing of the defendant's brief to file a reply brief. The defendant may file a reply brief within a time period established by the court, however the receipt of the reply brief, the hearing of oral arguments, and the rendering of a decision by the court all shall be concluded within one (1) year after the date of the filing of the reply brief. If the defendant or the state fails to submit their respective briefs within the period prescribed by law, the defendant or the state shall transmit a written statement of explanation to the Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals who shall have the authority to grant an extension of the time to submit briefs, based upon a showing of just cause. Failure to submit briefs in the required time may be punishable as indirect contempt of court.


E. In addition to its authority regarding correction of errors, the court, with regard to review of death sentences, shall be authorized to:


1. Affirm the sentence of death; or


2. Set the sentence aside and remand the case for resentencing by the trial court.


F. The sentence review shall be in addition to direct appeal, if taken, and the review and appeal shall be consolidated for consideration. The court shall render its decision on legal errors enumerated, the factual substantiation of the verdict, and the validity of the sentence.


G. If the court reporter of the trial court fails to complete preparation of the transcripts necessary for appeal within the six-month period required by the provisions of subsection A of this section, the court reporter shall transmit a written statement of explanation of such failure to the Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, the Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Administrative Director of the Courts. The Court of Criminal Appeals shall have the authority to grant an extension of the time for filing the transcripts, based upon a showing of just cause. Failure to complete the transcripts in the required time may be punishable as indirect contempt of court and except for just cause shown may result in revocation of the license of the court reporter.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 7, eff. July 24, 1976; Laws 1985, c. 265, § 1, emerg. eff. July 16, 1985.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.14

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 701.14. Repealed by Laws 1991, c. 238, § 37, eff. July 1, 1991


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.15

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 701.15. Constitutionality--Sentence


In the event the death penalty is held to be unconstitutional by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals or the United States Supreme Court, the court having jurisdiction over a person previously sentenced to death shall cause such person to be brought before the court, and the court shall sentence such person to imprisonment for life without parole.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1976, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 1, § 9, eff. July 24, 1976; Laws 1987, c. 96, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1987.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.16

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 701.16. Solicitation for murder in the first degree


It shall be unlawful for any person or agent of that person to solicit another person or persons to cause the death of a human being by the act of murder in the first degree as is defined by Section 701.7 of this title. A person who is convicted, pleads guilty or pleads nolo contendere to the act of Solicitation For Murder in the first degree, except as provided in Section 701.7 of this title, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state penal institution for not less than five (5) years nor more than life imprisonment in the State Penitentiary.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 147, § 2, emerg. eff. May 8, 1981; Laws 1989, c. 259, § 2, emerg. eff. May 19, 1989; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 234, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 138, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 701.17

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 701.17. Repealed by Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 452, eff. July 1, 1999


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 702

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 702. Design to effect death inferred


A design to effect death is inferred from the fact of killing, unless the circumstances raise a reasonable doubt whether such design existed.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2314.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 703

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 703. Premeditation


A design to effect death sufficient to constitute murder may be formed instantly before committing the act by which it is carried into execution.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2315.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 704

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 704. Anger or intoxication no defense


Homicide committed with a design to effect death is not the less murder because the perpetrator was in a state of anger or voluntary intoxication at the time.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2316.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 705

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 705. Act imminently dangerous and evincing depraved mind


Homicide perpetrated by an act imminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, regardless of human life, is not the less murder because there was no actual intent to injure others.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2317.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 706

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 706. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 117, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 707

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Murder

§ 707. Repealed by Laws 1973, c. 167, § 7, emerg. eff. May 17, 1973


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 711

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§ 711. Manslaughter in the first degree defined


Homicide is manslaughter in the first degree in the following cases:


1. When perpetrated without a design to effect death by a person while engaged in the commission of a misdemeanor.


2. When perpetrated without a design to effect death, and in a heat of passion, but in a cruel and unusual manner, or by means of a dangerous weapon; unless it is committed under such circumstances as constitute excusable or justifiable homicide.


3. When perpetrated unnecessarily either while resisting an attempt by the person killed to commit a crime, or after such attempt shall have failed.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2320.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 712

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§ 712. Liability of physicians


Every physician who being in a state of intoxication without a design to effect death, administers any poison, drug or medicine, or does any other act as such physician to another person, which produces the death of such other person, is guilty of manslaughter in the first degree.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2321.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 713

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§ 713. Repealed by Laws 2006, c. 185, § 23, eff. Nov. 1, 2006


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 714

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§ 714. Procuring destruction of unborn child


Every person who administers to any woman pregnant with a quick child, or who prescribes for such woman, or advises or procures any such woman to take any medicine, drug or substance whatever, or who uses or employs any instrument or other means with intent thereby to destroy such child, unless the same shall have been necessary to preserve the life of such mother, is guilty in case the death of the child or of the mother is thereby produced, of manslaughter in the first degree.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2323.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 715

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§ 715. Manslaughter in the first degree a felony


Any person guilty of manslaughter in the first degree shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than four (4) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2324; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 235, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 139, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2005, c. 200, § 4, emerg. eff. May 20, 2005; Laws 2006, c. 185, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 716

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§ 716. Manslaughter in the second degree


Every killing of one human being by the act, procurement or culpable negligence of another, which, under the provisions of this chapter, [FN1] is not murder, nor manslaughter in the first degree, nor excusable nor justifiable homicide, is manslaughter in the second degree.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2325.


[FN1] R.L.1910, c. 23, now incorporated in this title.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 717

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§ 717. Owner of mischievous animal which kills person


If the owner of a mischievous animal, knowing its propensities, willfully suffers it to go at large, or keeps it without ordinary care, and such animal, while so at large or not confined, kills any human being who has taken all the precautions which the circumstances permitted, to avoid such animal, the owner is deemed guilty of manslaughter in the second degree.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2326.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 718

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§§ 718 to 721. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 117, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 721

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§§ 718 to 721. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 117, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 722

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§ 722. Manslaughter in the second degree a felony--Penalty


Any person guilty of manslaughter in the second degree shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not more than four (4) years and not less than two (2) years, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2331; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 236, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 140, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 723

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Manslaughter

§ 723. Offender's knowledge of victim's pregnancy


Any offense committed pursuant to the provisions of Sections 652 and 713 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes does not require proof that the person engaging in the conduct had knowledge or should have had knowledge that the victim of the underlying offense was pregnant or that the offender intended to cause the death or bodily injury to the unborn child.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2005, c. 200, § 5, emerg. eff. May 20, 2005.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 731

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Excusable and Justifiable Homicide

§ 731. Excusable homicide, what is


Homicide is excusable in the following cases:


1. When committed by accident and misfortune in doing any lawful act, by lawful means, with usual and ordinary caution, and without any unlawful intent.


2. When committed by accident and misfortune in the heat of passion, upon any sudden and sufficient provocation, or upon a sudden combat provided that no undue advantage is taken, nor any dangerous weapon used, and that the killing is not done in a cruel or unusual manner.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2332; Laws 1985, c. 90, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 732

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Excusable and Justifiable Homicide

§ 732. Justifiable homicide by officer


A peace officer, correctional officer, or any person acting by his command in his aid and assistance, is justified in using deadly force when:


1. The officer is acting in obedience to and in accordance with any judgment of a competent court in executing a penalty of death; or


2. In effecting an arrest or preventing an escape from custody following arrest and the officer reasonably believes both that:


a. such force is necessary to prevent the arrest from being defeated by resistance or escape, and


b. there is probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a crime involving the infliction or threatened infliction of serious bodily harm, or the person to be arrested is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon, or otherwise indicates that he will endanger human life or inflict great bodily harm unless arrested without delay; or


3. The officer is in the performance of his legal duty or the execution of legal process and reasonably believes the use of the force is necessary to protect himself or others from the infliction of serious bodily harm; or


4. The force is necessary to prevent an escape from a penal institution or other place of confinement used primarily for the custody of persons convicted of felonies or from custody while in transit thereto or therefrom unless the officer has reason to know:


a. the person escaping is not a person who has committed a felony involving violence, and


b. the person escaping is not likely to endanger human life or to inflict serious bodily harm if not apprehended.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2333; Laws 1990, c. 179, § 1, emerg. eff. May 3, 1990.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 733

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Excusable and Justifiable Homicide

§ 733. Justifiable homicide by any person


Homicide is also justifiable when committed by any person in either of the following cases:


1. When resisting any attempt to murder such person, or to commit any felony upon him, or upon or in any dwelling house in which such person is; or,


2. When committed in the lawful defense of such person, or of his or her husband, wife, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant, when there is a reasonable ground to apprehend a design to commit a felony, or to do some great personal injury, and imminent danger of such design being accomplished; or,


3. When necessarily committed in attempting, by lawful ways and means, to apprehend any person for any felony committed; or in lawfully suppressing any riot; or in lawfully keeping and preserving the peace.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2334.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 734

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Excusable and Justifiable Homicide

§§ 734 to 740. Reserved


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 740

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 24. Homicide

Excusable and Justifiable Homicide

§§ 734 to 740. Reserved


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. III, Ch. 25, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 25. Kidnapping


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 741

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 25. Kidnapping (Refs & Annos)

§ 741. Kidnapping defined


Any person who, without lawful authority, seizes, confines, inveigles, decoys, kidnaps, abducts, or carries away another, with intent, either:


1. To cause such other person to be confined or imprisoned in this state against the will of the other person; or


2. To cause such other person to be sent out of this state against the will of the other person; or


3. To cause such person to be sold as a slave, or in any way held to service against the will of such person,


shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding twenty (20) years. Upon any trial for a violation of this section, the consent thereto of the person kidnapped or confined, shall not be a defense, unless it appears satisfactorily to the jury, that such person was above the age of twelve (12) years, and that such consent was not extorted by threat, or by duress.


Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, on and after the effective date of this act, any person sentenced to imprisonment for a violation of this section and the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2374; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 237, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 141, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2004, c. 275, § 3, eff. July 1, 2004; Laws 2007, c. 261, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2009, c. 444, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009; Laws 2012, c. 92, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 742

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 25. Kidnapping (Refs & Annos)

§§ 742 to 744. Repealed by Laws 1961, p. 229, § 1, emerg. eff. July 13, 1961


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 744

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 25. Kidnapping (Refs & Annos)

§§ 742 to 744. Repealed by Laws 1961, p. 229, § 1, emerg. eff. July 13, 1961


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 745

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 25. Kidnapping (Refs & Annos)

§ 745. Kidnapping for purpose of extortion--Assisting in disposing, receiving, possessing or exchanging money or property received


A. Every person who, without lawful authority, forcibly seizes and confines another, or inveigles or kidnaps another, for the purpose of extorting any money, property or thing of value or advantage from the person so seized, confined, inveigled or kidnapped, or from any other person, or in any manner threatens either by written instrument, word of mouth, message, telegraph, telephone, by placing an ad in a newspaper, or by messenger, demands money or other thing of value, shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall suffer death or imprisonment in the State Penitentiary, not less than ten (10) years.


B. Every person, not a principal in the kidnapping and not a relative or agent authorized by a relative of a kidnapped person, but who knowingly aids, assists, or participates in the disposing, receiving, possession or exchanging of any moneys, property or thing of value or advantage from the person so seized, confined, inveigled or kidnapped, shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary, not less than five (5) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2378; Laws 1935, p. 17, § 1; Laws 1937, p. 13, § 1; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 238, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 142, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 746

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 25. Kidnapping (Refs & Annos)

§ 746. Venue


Every offense prohibited in the last section [FN1] may be tried in the county in which the crime may have been committed or in any county through which the person so seized, confined, inveigled or kidnapped shall have been taken, carried, or into which such person may be brought.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2379.


[FN1] Title 21, § 745.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 747

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 25. Kidnapping (Refs & Annos)

§ 747. Holder of hostage--Telephone communications


A. The supervising law enforcement official having jurisdiction in the geographical area where any hostage is held or any suspect is barricaded who has probable cause to believe that the holder of any hostage or that any suspect is committing a crime shall have the authority to order a telephone company to arrange to cut, reroute or divert telephone lines in any emergency in which any hostage is being held or any suspect is barricaded, for the purpose of preventing telephone communication by the holder of any hostage or any barricaded suspect with any person other than a peace officer or a person authorized by the peace officer.


B. The serving telephone company within the geographical area of a law enforcement unit shall designate appropriate telephone company management employees to provide, or cause to be provided, all required assistance to law enforcement officials to carry out the purposes of this section.


C. Good faith reliance on an order by a supervising law enforcement official pursuant to this section, shall constitute a complete defense to any civil or criminal action brought against a telephone company, its agents or employees, as a result of compliance with said order.


D. During any hostage or barricaded suspect situation as provided in subsection A of this section it shall be unlawful for any person to publicly disseminate, unless with the consent or at the request of the law enforcement agency of the supervising law enforcement officer, any information received from any hostage holder or barricaded suspect when a cellular telephone has been used to establish contact with such hostage holder or barricaded suspect. Every person convicted of a violation of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1979, c. 80, § 1, emerg. eff. April 20, 1979; Laws 1998, c. 9, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 748

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 25. Kidnapping (Refs & Annos)

§ 748. Human trafficking for forced labor or forced sexual exploitation


A. As used in Sections 748 and 748.2 of this title:


1. “Coercion” means compelling, forcing or intimidating a person to act by:


a. threats of harm or physical restraint against any person,


b. any act, scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that performing, or failing to perform, an act would result in serious physical, financial, or emotional harm or distress to or physical restraint against any person,


c. the abuse or threatened abuse of the law or legal process,


d. knowingly destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating or possessing any actual or purported passport, labor or immigration document, or other government identification document, including but not limited to a driver license or birth certificate, of another person,


e. facilitating or controlling a person's access to any addictive or controlled substance other than for legal medical purposes,


f. blackmail,


g. demanding or claiming money, goods, or any other thing of value from or on behalf of a prostituted person where such demand or claim arises from or is directly related to the act of prostitution,


h. determining, dictating or setting the times at which another person will be available to engage in an act of prostitution with a third party,


i. determining, dictating or setting the places at which another person will be available for solicitation of, or to engage in, an act of prostitution with a third party, or


j. determining, dictating or setting the places at which another person will reside for purposes of making such person available to engage in an act of prostitution with a third party;


2. “Commercial sex” means any form of commercial sexual activity such as sexually explicit performances, prostitution, participation in the production of pornography, performance in a strip club, or exotic dancing or display;


3. “Debt bondage” means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined;


4. “Human trafficking” means modern-day slavery that includes, but is not limited to, extreme exploitation and the denial of freedom or liberty of an individual for purposes of deriving benefit from that individual's commercial sex act or labor;


5. “Human trafficking for labor” means:


a. recruiting, enticing, harboring, maintaining, transporting, providing or obtaining, by any means, another person through deception, force, fraud, threat or coercion or for purposes of engaging the person in labor, or


b. benefiting, financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in a venture that has engaged in an act of trafficking for labor;


6. “Human trafficking for commercial sex” means:


a. recruiting, enticing, harboring, maintaining, transporting, providing or obtaining, by any means, another person through deception, force, fraud, threat or coercion for purposes of engaging the person in a commercial sex act,


b. recruiting, enticing, harboring, maintaining, transporting, providing, purchasing or obtaining, by any means, a minor for purposes of engaging the minor in a commercial sex act, or


c. benefiting, financially or by receiving anything of value, from participating in a venture that has engaged in an act of trafficking for commercial sex;


7. “Legal process” means the criminal law, the civil law, or the regulatory system of the federal government, any state, territory, district, commonwealth, or trust territory therein, and any foreign government or subdivision thereof and includes legal civil actions, criminal actions, and regulatory petitions or applications; and


8. “Minor” means an individual under eighteen (18) years of age.


B. It shall be unlawful to knowingly engage in human trafficking.


C. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than five (5) years, or by a fine of not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person violating the provisions of this section where the victim of the offense is under eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the offense shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than ten (10) years, or by a fine of not more than Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. The court shall also order the defendant to pay restitution to the victim as provided in Section 991f of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


D. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution for a criminal offense that, during the time of the alleged commission of the offense, the defendant was a victim of human trafficking.


E. The consent of the minor to the activity prohibited by this section shall not constitute a defense.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2008, c. 134, § 1; Laws 2010, c. 325, § 1, emerg. eff. June 5, 2010; Laws 2012, c. 95, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2012.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 748.2

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 25. Kidnapping (Refs & Annos)

§ 748.2. Guidelines for treatment of human trafficking victims--Right to civil action


A. Human trafficking victims shall:


1. Be housed in an appropriate shelter as soon as practicable;


2. Not be detained in facilities inappropriate to their status as crime victims;


3. Not be jailed, fined, or otherwise penalized due to having been trafficked;


4. Receive prompt medical care, mental health care, food, and other assistance, as necessary;


5. Have access to legal assistance, information about their rights, and translation services, as necessary; and


6. Be provided protection if the safety of the victim is at risk or if there is a danger of additional harm by recapture of the victim by a trafficker, including:


a. taking measures to protect trafficked persons and their family members from intimidation and threats of reprisals, and


b. ensuring that the names and identifying information of trafficked persons and their family members are not disclosed to the public.


B. Any person aggrieved by a violation of subsection B of Section 748 of this title may bring a civil action against the person or persons who committed the violation to recover actual and punitive damages and reasonable attorney fees. A criminal case or prosecution is not a necessary precedent to the civil action. The statute of limitations for the cause of action shall not commence until the latter of the victim's emancipation from the defendant or the victim's twenty-first birthday.


C. Upon availability of funds, the Attorney General is authorized to establish an emergency hotline number for victims of human trafficking to call in order to request assistance or rescue. The Attorney General is authorized to enter into agreements with the county departments of health to require posting of the rights contained in this section along with the hotline number for publication in locations as directed by the State Department of Health.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2008, c. 134, § 2; Laws 2010, c. 325, § 2, emerg. eff. June 5, 2010; Laws 2011, c. 1, § 11, emerg. eff. March 18, 2011.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. III, Ch. 26, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 751

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 751. Maiming defined


Every person who, with premeditated design to injure another, inflicts upon his person any injury which disfigures his personal appearance or disables any member or organ of his body or seriously diminishes his physical vigor, is guilty of maiming.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2345.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 752

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 752. Maiming one's self


Every person who with design to disable himself from performance of any legal duty, existing or anticipated, inflicts upon himself any injury whereby he is so disabled, is guilty of maiming.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2346.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 753

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 753. Repealed by Laws 1974, c. 117, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 754

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 754. Means and manner of maiming immaterial


To constitute maiming it is immaterial by what means or instrument, or in what manner the injury was inflicted.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2348.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 755

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 755. Maiming by disfigurement


To constitute maiming by disfigurement, the injury must be such as is calculated, after healing, to attract observation. A disfigurement which can only be discovered by close inspection does not constitute maiming.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2349.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 756

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 756. Design to maim inferred


A design to injure, disfigure, or disable, is inferred from the fact of inflicting an injury which is calculated to disfigure or disable, unless the circumstances raise a reasonable doubt whether such design existed.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2350.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 757

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 757. Premeditated design


A premeditated design to injure, disfigure or disable, sufficient to constitute maiming, may be formed instantly before inflicting the wound.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2351.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 758

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 758. Recovery before trial a bar--Conviction of assault and battery


Where it appears, upon a trial for maiming another person, that the person injured has, before the time of trial, so far recovered from the wound that he is no longer by it disfigured in personal appearance, or disabled in any member or organ of his body, or affected in physical vigor, no conviction for maiming shall be had; but the accused may be convicted of assault and battery, with or without a special intent, according to proof.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2352.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 759

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 759. Penalty for maiming


Any person guilty of maiming another, as defined in Section 751 of this title, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2353; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 239, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 143, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2011, c. 385, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 760

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 26. Maiming (Refs & Annos)

§ 760. Female genital mutilation


A. Female genital mutilation shall be unlawful in the State of Oklahoma. Whoever knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates, in whole or in part, the labia majora, labia minora, or clitoris of another shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by incarceration in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not less than three (3) years nor more than life and a fine of not more than Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00). Consent to the procedure by a minor on whom it is performed or by the parent or parents of the minor is not a defense to a violation of this subsection.


B. A surgical procedure is not a violation of subsection A of this section if the procedure:


1. Is necessary as a recognized treatment for a known disease or for purposes of cosmetic surgery to repair a defect or injury for the person on whom it is performed and is performed by:


a. a licensed physician, or


b. a physician in training under the supervision of a licensed physician; or


2. Is necessary in the assistance of childbirth or for medical purposes connected with that labor or birth and is performed by:


a. a licensed physician,


b. a physician in training under the supervision of a licensed physician, or


c. a certified nurse-midwife.


C. Any physician, physician in training, certified nurse-midwife or any other medical professional who performs or participates in a female genital mutilation procedure shall, in addition to the penalties in subsection A of this section, have the professional license or certification of the person permanently revoked.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2009, c. 406, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. III, Ch. 27, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 771

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 771. Libel defined


Libel is a false or malicious unprivileged publication by writing, printing, picture, or effigy or other fixed representation to the eye, which exposes any person to public hatred, contempt, ridicule or obloquy, or which tends to deprive him of public confidence, or to injure him in his occupation, or any malicious publication as aforesaid, designed to blacken or vilify the memory of one who is dead, and tending to scandalize his surviving relatives or friends.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, §§ 2380, 4956.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 772

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 772. Privileged publications


A privileged publication is one made:


First. In any legislative or judicial proceeding or any other proceeding authorized by law;


Second. In the proper discharge of an official duty.


Third. By a fair and true report of any legislative or judicial or other proceeding authorized by law, or anything said in the course thereof, and any and all expressions of opinion in regard thereto, and criticisms thereon, and any and all criticisms upon the official acts of any and all public officers, except where the matter stated of and concerning the official act done, or of the officer, falsely imputes crime to the officer so criticized.


In all cases of publication of matter not privileged under this section, malice shall be presumed from the publication; unless the fact and the testimony rebut the same. No publication which, under this section, would be privileged, shall be punishable as libel.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, §§ 2381, 4958.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 773

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 773. Penalty--Civil liability


Every person who makes, composes or dictates such libel or procures the same to be done; or who willfully publishes or circulates such libel; or in any way knowingly or willfully aids or assists in making, publishing or circulating the same, shall be punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not more than one (1) year, or by fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both, and shall also be civilly liable to the party injured.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2382.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 774

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 774. Defenses in criminal libel action


In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libel, the truth thereof may be given in evidence to the jury, and if it be made to appear by the defendant that the matter charged as libelous was true, and in addition thereto was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, or was a privileged communication, the defendant shall be acquitted.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2383.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 775

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 775. Repealed by Laws 1961, p. 229, § 1


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 776

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 776. Publication, what constitutes


To sustain the charge of publishing libel it is not needful that the words complained of should have been read by any person; it is enough and sufficient evidence that the accused knowingly parted with the immediate custody of the libel under circumstances which exposed it to be read by any person other than himself.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2385.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 777

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 777. Newspapers reporting official proceedings


No editor or proprietor of any newspaper shall be liable to prosecution for a fair and true report of any judicial, legislative or other public official proceedings except upon proof of malice in making such report, and in making such report of public official proceedings, malice shall not be implied from publication; but libelous remarks connected with matter privileged under the last section, [FN1] shall not be privileged by reason of their being connected therewith.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2386.


[FN1] In the Compiled Laws of the Territory of Dakota, 1887, from which this section was adopted, the last clause in the text above respecting “matter privileged under the last section” was a separate section following the first part of the text above, and apparently the last clause should have the words “matter privileged under this section” instead of the words quoted above.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 778

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 778. Threatened libel


Any person who threatens to publish a libel concerning any other person, or concerning any relative, wife or child or dead relative of such person, or member of his family, shall be liable civilly and criminally to have the same intent as though the publication had been made. But if the threat be not in writing, the threat and character of the libelous matter must be proven by at least two witnesses, or by one witness and corroborating circumstances.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2387.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 779

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 779. Imputing unchastity to females--Penalty


If any person shall orally or otherwise, falsely and maliciously or falsely and wantonly impute to any female, married or unmarried, a want of chastity, he shall be deemed guilty of slander, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty (30) days nor more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2388.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 780

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 780. Imputing unchastity--Evidence necessary--Defenses


In any prosecution under the preceding section [FN1] it shall not be necessary for the state to show that such imputation was false, but the defendant may, in justification, show the truth of the imputation, and the general reputation for chastity of the female alleged.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2389.


[FN1] Title 21, § 779.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 781

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 27. Libel and Slander (Refs & Annos)

§ 781. False rumors--Slander--Penalty


Any person, who shall willfully, knowingly, or maliciously repeat or communicate to any person, or persons, a false rumor or report of a slanderous or harmful nature, or which may be detrimental to the character or standing of such other person, or persons, whether such person is a private citizen, or officer, or candidate for office, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or imprisoned not less than thirty (30) days nor more than one hundred and twenty (120) days in the county jail, or both so fined and imprisoned for each offense.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1929, c. 21, p. 18, § 1.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. III, Ch. 28, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 791

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 791. Robbery defined


Robbery is a wrongful taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2364.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 792

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 792. Force or fear--How employed


To constitute robbery, the force or fear must be employed either to obtain or retain possession of the property, or to prevent or overcome resistance to the taking. If employed merely as a means of escape, it does not constitute robbery.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2365.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 793

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 793. Degree of force immaterial


When force is employed in either of the ways specified in the last section, [FN1] the degree of force employed is immaterial.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2366.


[FN1] Title 21, § 792.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 794

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 794. What fear is an element


The fear which constitutes robbery may be either:


1. The fear of an unlawful injury, immediate or future, to the person or property of the person robbed or of any relative of his, or member of his family; or,


2. The fear of an immediate and unlawful injury to the person or property of anyone in the company of the person robbed, at the time of the robbery.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2367.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 795

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 795. Value of property not material


When property is taken under the circumstances, required to constitute robbery, the fact that the property was of trifling value does not qualify the offense.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2368.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 796

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 796. Taking secretly not robbery


The taking of property from the person of another is not robbery, when it clearly appears that the taking was fully completed without his knowledge.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2369.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 797

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 797. Degrees of robbery


Robbery in the first degree is when, in the course of committing the theft, the defendant:


1. inflicts serious bodily injury upon the person;


2. threatens a person with immediate serious bodily injury;


3. intentionally puts a person in fear of immediate serious bodily injury; or


4. commits or threatens to commit a felony upon the person.


When accomplished in any other manner, it is robbery in the second degree.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2370; Laws 2001, c. 437, § 4, eff. July 1, 2001.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 798

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 798. Robbery in the first degree a felony


Any person guilty of robbery in the first degree shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not less than ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2371; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 240, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 144, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 799

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 799. Robbery in the second degree a felony


Any person guilty of robbery in the second degree shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2372; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 241, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 145, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 800

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 800. Robbery by two or more persons a felony


Whenever two or more persons conjointly commit a robbery or where the whole number of persons conjointly commits a robbery and persons present and aiding such robbery amount to two or more, each and either of such persons shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than five (5) years nor more than fifty (50) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2373; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 242, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 146, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 801

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 28. Robbery (Refs & Annos)

§ 801. Robbery or attempted robbery with dangerous weapon or imitation firearm a felony


Any person or persons who, with the use of any firearms or any other dangerous weapons, whether the firearm is loaded or not, or who uses a blank or imitation firearm capable of raising in the mind of the one threatened with such device a fear that it is a real firearm, attempts to rob or robs any person or persons, or who robs or attempts to rob any place of business, residence or banking institution or any other place inhabited or attended by any person or persons at any time, either day or night, shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction therefor, shall suffer punishment by imprisonment for life in the State Penitentiary, or for a period of time of not less than five (5) years, at the discretion of the court, or the jury trying the same.


Upon conviction therefor, any person guilty of three separate and distinct felonies, in violation of this section shall suffer punishment by imprisonment for life in the State Penitentiary, or for a period of time of not less than ten (10) years, and it is mandatory upon the court to impose no less than the minimum sentence of ten (10) years. The sentence imposed upon such person shall not be reduced to less than ten (10) calendar years, nor suspended, nor shall any person be eligible for probation or parole or receive any deduction from his sentence for good conduct until he shall have served ten (10) calendar years of such sentence.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1923, c. 85, p. 150, § 1; Laws 1925, c. 44, p. 71, § 1; Laws 1973, c. 76, § 1, emerg. eff. April 30, 1973; Laws 1982, c. 173, § 2, emerg. eff. April 16, 1982; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 243, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 147, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. III, Ch. 29, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 29. Suicide


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 811

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 29. Suicide (Refs & Annos)

§ 811. Suicide defined


Suicide is the intentional taking of one's own life.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2300.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 812

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 29. Suicide (Refs & Annos)

§ 812. Repealed by Laws 1976, c. 6, § 2, emerg. eff. Jan. 30, 1976


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 813

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 29. Suicide (Refs & Annos)

§ 813. Aiding suicide


Every person who willfully, in any manner, advises, encourages, abets, or assists another person in taking his own life, is guilty of aiding suicide.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2302.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 814

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 29. Suicide (Refs & Annos)

§ 814. Furnishing weapon or drug


Every person who willfully furnishes another person with any deadly weapon or poisonous drug, knowing that such person intends to use such weapon or drug in taking his own life, is guilty of aiding suicide, if such person thereafter employs such instrument or drug in taking his own life.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2303.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 815

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 29. Suicide (Refs & Annos)

§ 815. Aid in attempt to commit suicide


Every person who willfully aids another in attempting to take his own life, in any manner which by the preceding sections [FN1] would have amounted to aiding suicide if the person assisted had actually taken his own life, is guilty of aiding an attempt at suicide.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2304.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 813 and 814.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 816

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 29. Suicide (Refs & Annos)

§ 816. Incapacity of person committing or attempting suicide no defense


It is no defense to a prosecution for aiding suicide or aiding an attempt at suicide, that the person who committed or attempted to commit the suicide was not a person deemed capable of committing crime.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2305.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 817

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 29. Suicide (Refs & Annos)

§ 817. Aiding suicide a felony


Any person guilty of aiding suicide shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than seven (7) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2306; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 244, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 148, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 818

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 29. Suicide (Refs & Annos)

§ 818. Aiding an attempt at suicide a felony


Every person guilty of aiding an attempt at suicide shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding two (2) years, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2307; Laws 1976, c. 6, § 1, emerg. eff. Jan. 30, 1976; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 245, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 149, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 831

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

In General

§ 831. Intoxicated physician


Every physician who being in the state of intoxication administers any poison, drug or medicine, or does any other act as such physician to another person, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2390.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 832

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

In General

§ 832. Willfully poisoning food, drink, medicine, or patent or proprietary medicine


A. 1. No person shall willfully mingle any poison, Schedule I through V drug pursuant to the provisions of Sections 2-203 through 2-212 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or sharp object, or any other object or substance which if used in a manner which is not customary or usual is harmful to human life, with any food, drink, medicine, or patent or proprietary medicine with intent that the same shall be taken, consumed, applied, or used in any manner by any human being to his injury; and


2. Unless authorized by law, no person shall willfully poison or place any Schedule I through V drug pursuant to the provisions of Sections 2-203 through 2-212 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes or any other object or substance which if used in a manner which is not customary or usual is harmful to human life in any spring, well, or reservoir of water.


B. Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than five (5) years, or by a fine of not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2391; Laws 1983, c. 19, § 1, emerg. eff. April 18, 1983; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 246, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 150, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 833

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

In General

§ 833. Unlawful confinement of lunatics


Every overseer of the poor, constable, keeper of a jail, or other person who confines a person who is impaired by reason of mental retardation or developmental disability, as defined by Section 1430.2 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes, mentally ill person, insane person or other person of unsound mind, in any other manner or in any other place than is authorized by law, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2392; Laws 1998, c. 246, § 13, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 834

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

In General

§ 834. Reconfining persons discharged upon writ of deliverance


Every person who, either solely or as a member of a court, in the execution of a judgment, order or process, knowingly recommits, imprisons or restrains of his liberty, for the same cause, any person who has been discharged from imprisonment upon a writ of deliverance, is guilty of a misdemeanor; and, in addition to the punishment prescribed therefor, he forfeits to the party aggrieved One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), to be recovered in a civil action.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2393.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 835

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

In General

§ 835. Concealing persons to avoid habeas corpus


Every person having in his custody or power, or under his restraint, a party who by the provisions of law relating to habeas corpus, would be entitled to a writ of habeas corpus, or for whose relief such writ has been issued, who, with intent to elude the service of such writ, to avoid the effect thereof, transfers the party to the custody, or places him under the power or control of another, or conceals or changes the place of his confinement, or who, without lawful excuse, refuses to produce him, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2394.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 836

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

In General

§ 836. Assisting in concealing person to avoid habeas corpus


Every person who knowingly assists in the violation of the preceding section [FN1] is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2395.


[FN1] Title 21, § 835.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 837

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

In General

§ 837. Intimidating laborers


Every person who, by use of force, threats or intimidation, prevents or endeavors to prevent any hired foreman, journeyman, apprentice, workman, laborer, servant or other person employed by another, from continuing or performing his work, or from accepting any new work or employment, or induces such hired person to relinquish his work or employment, or to return any work he has in hand, before it is finished, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Every person who, by use of force, threats, or intimidation, prevents or endeavors to prevent any farmer or rancher from harvesting, handling, transporting or marketing any agricultural products, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2396; Laws 1968, c. 213, § 1, emerg. eff. April 23, 1968.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 838

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

In General

§ 838. Intimidating employers


Every person who, by use of force, threats or intimidation, prevents or endeavors to prevent another from employing any person, or to compel another to employ any person, or to force or induce another to alter his mode of carrying on business, or to limit or increase the number of his hired foremen, journeymen, apprentices, workmen, laborers, servants or other persons employed by him, or their rate of wages or time of service, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2397.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 839

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Right of Privacy

§ 839. Repealed by Laws 1965, c. 431, § 4, emerg. eff. July 9, 1965


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 839.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Right of Privacy

§ 839.1. Right of privacy--Use of name or picture for advertising without consent--Misdemeanor


Any person, firm or corporation that uses for the purpose of advertising for the sale of any goods, wares or merchandise, or for the solicitation of patronage by any business enterprise, the name, portrait or picture of any person, without having obtained, prior or subsequent to such use, the consent of such person, or, if such person is a minor, the consent of a parent or guardian, and, if such person is deceased, without the consent of the surviving spouse, personal representatives, or that of a majority of the deceased's adult heirs, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1965, c. 431, § 1, emerg. eff. July 9, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 839.1A

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Right of Privacy

§ 839.1A. Use of name or picture of Armed Forces member for advertising without consent--Misdemeanor


Any person, firm, or corporation that uses for the purpose of advertising for the sale of any goods, wares, or merchandise, or for the solicitation of patronage by any business enterprise, the name, portrait, or picture of any service member of the United States Armed Forces, without having obtained, prior or subsequent to such use, the consent of the person, or, if the person is deceased, without the consent of the surviving spouse, personal representatives, or that of a majority of the adult heirs of the deceased, is guilty of a misdemeanor. This section applies to the name, portrait, or picture of both active duty members as well as former members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Every person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed one (1) year, or by both said fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2006, c. 69, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 839.2

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Right of Privacy

§ 839.2. Right of action--Damages


Any person whose right of privacy, as created in Section 1 hereof, is violated or the surviving spouse, personal representatives or a majority of the adult heirs of a deceased person whose name, portrait, or picture is used in violation of Section 1 hereof, may maintain an action against the person, firm or corporation so using such person's name, portrait or picture to prevent and restrain the use thereof, and may in the same action recover damages for any injuries sustained, and if the defendant in such action shall have knowingly used such person's name, portrait or picture in such manner as is declared to be unlawful, the jury or court, if tried without a jury, in its discretion may award exemplary damages.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1965, c. 431, § 2, emerg. eff. July 9, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 839.3

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Right of Privacy

§ 839.3. Right of photographer to exhibit specimens of work--Other uses excepted


Nothing contained in this act [FN1] shall be so construed as to prevent any person, firm or corporation, practicing the profession of photography, from exhibiting in or about his or its establishment specimens of the work of such establishment, unless the same is continued by such person, firm or corporation after written notice objecting thereto has been given by the person portrayed; and nothing contained in this act shall be so construed as to prevent any person, firm or corporation from using the name, portrait or picture of any manufacturer or dealer in connection with the goods, wares and merchandise manufactured, produced or dealt in by him which he has sold or disposed of with such name, portrait or picture used in connection therewith; or from using the name, portrait or picture of any author, composer or artist in connection with his literary, musical or artistic productions which he has sold or disposed of with such name, portrait or picture used in connection therewith. Provided that this act shall not prevent the continued use of names of such persons by business establishments using such names and displaying such names at the effective date of this act. [FN2]


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1965, c. 431, § 3, emerg. eff. July 9, 1965.


[FN1] Title 21, § 839.1 et seq.


[FN2] O.S.L.1965, c. 431, emergency effective July 9, 1965.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 840

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Right of Privacy

§ 840. Repealed by Laws 1965, c. 431, § 4, emerg. eff. July 9, 1965


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 841

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Tattooing

§ 841. Repealed by Laws 2006, c. 141, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2006


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 841.5

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Tattooing

§ 841.5. Renumbered as Title 63, § 1-1451 by Laws 2001, c. 384, § 12, emerg. eff. June 4, 2001


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 842

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Tattooing

§ 842. Repealed by Laws 2006, c. 141, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2006


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 842.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Body Piercing and Tattooing

§ 842.1. Performing or offering to perform body piercing or tattooing on child under 18 years--Definitions


A. It shall be unlawful for any person to perform or offer to perform body piercing or tattooing on a child under eighteen (18) years of age. No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall be allowed to receive a tattoo. No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall be allowed to receive a body piercing procedure unless the parent or legal guardian of such child gives written consent for the procedure, and the parent or legal guardian of the child is present during the procedure. No person shall be allowed to purchase or possess tattoo equipment or supplies without being licensed either as an Oklahoma medical micropigmentologist or as an Oklahoma tattoo artist.


B. Tattooing shall not be performed upon a person impaired by drugs or alcohol. A person impaired by drugs or alcohol is considered incapable of consenting to tattooing and incapable of understanding tattooing procedures and aftercare suggestions.


C. It shall be unlawful for any person to perform or offer to perform scleral tattooing upon a person.


D. As used in this section and Sections 842.2 and 842.3 of this title:


1. “Body piercing” means a procedure in which an opening is created in a human body solely for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other decoration; provided, however, the term does not include ear piercing;


2. “Tattooing” means the practice of producing an indelible mark or figure on the human body by scarring or inserting a pigment under the skin using needles, scalpels, or other related equipment; provided, that medical micropigmentation, performed pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Medical Micropigmentation Regulation Act, shall not be construed to be tattooing;


3. “Body piercing operator” means any person who owns, controls, operates, conducts, or manages any permanent body piercing establishment, whether actually performing the work of body piercing or not. A mobile unit, including, but not limited to, a mobile home, recreational vehicle, or any other nonpermanent facility, shall not be used as a permanent body piercing establishment;


4. “Tattoo operator” means any person who owns, controls, operates, conducts, or manages any permanent tattooing establishment whether performing the work of tattooing or not, or a temporary location that is a fixed location at which an individual tattoo operator performs tattooing for a specified period of not more than seven (7) days in conjunction with a single event or celebration, where the primary function of the event or celebration is tattooing;


5. “Artist” means the person who actually performs the body piercing or tattooing procedure;


6. “Apprentice” means any person who is training under the supervision of a licensed tattoo artist. That person cannot independently perform the work of tattooing. Apprentice also means any person who is training under the supervision of a licensed body artist. That person cannot independently perform the work of body piercing; and


7. “Scleral tattooing” means the practice of producing an indelible mark or figure on the human eye by scarring or inserting a pigment on, in, or under the fornix conjunctiva, bulbar conjunctiva, ocular conjunctive, or other ocular surface using needles, scalpels or other related equipment.


E. Sections 842.1 through 842.3 of this title shall not apply to any act of a licensed practitioner of the healing arts performed in the course of practice of the practitioner.


F. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished as provided in Section 842.2 of this title.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1998, c. 123, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 2006, c. 141, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2006; Laws 2009, c. 319, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 842.2

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Body Piercing and Tattooing

§ 842.2. Penalties


Any person convicted of violating the provisions of Section 842.1 of this title or rules promulgated pursuant thereto shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed ninety (90) days, a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1998, c. 123, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 2006, c. 141, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 842.3

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Body Piercing and Tattooing

§ 842.3. Rules to be promulgated by State Board of Health--City or county regulations--Licensing--Fines


A. All body piercing operators, tattoo operators and artists shall be prohibited from performing body piercing or tattooing unless licensed in the appropriate category by the State Department of Health. The State Board of Health shall promulgate rules regulating body piercing and tattooing which shall include, but not be limited to:


1. Artist temporary and permanent licensure;


2. Facility operator temporary and permanent licensure;


3. Body piercing and tattoo facility requirements;


4. Equipment setup and requirements;


5. Procedures for sanitary body piercing and tattooing;


6. Forms to be completed prior to performing body piercing and tattooing including, but not limited to, applications and parental consent forms;


7. Hand washing and general health;


8. Body piercing and tattoo site preparation and application;


9. Procedure following body piercing and tattoo application;


10. Limits and prohibitions concerning body piercing and tattooing;


11. Facility inspection documents including, but not limited to, equipment inspection;


12. Administrative fines structure;


13. Education and training; and


14. A surety bond in the principal sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) to be in a form approved by the Attorney General and filed in the Office of the Secretary of State for all body piercing and tattoo operators.


B. A city or county may adopt any regulations that do not conflict with, or are more comprehensive than, the provisions of this section or with the rules promulgated by the Department. This section does not limit the ability of a city or county to require an applicant to obtain any further business licenses or permits that the city or county deems appropriate.


C. 1. The State Department of Health shall not grant or issue a license to a body piercing or tattoo operator if the place of business of the body piercing or tattoo operator is within one thousand (1,000) feet of a church, school, or playground.


2. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the renewal of licenses or to new applications for locations where body piercing or tattoo operators are licensed at the time the application is filed with the Department.


3. As used in this subsection:


a. “church” means an establishment, other than a private dwelling, where religious services are usually conducted,


b. “school” means an establishment, other than a private dwelling, where the usual processes of education are usually conducted, and


c. “playground” means a place, other than grounds at a private dwelling, that is provided by the public or members of a community for recreation.


D. A body piercing or tattoo operator applying for license renewal or for a new license to perform at an existing body piercing or tattoo place of business shall pay a certification fee established by the Department by rule to determine if the exemptions provided for in paragraph 2 of subsection C of this section apply.


E. A body piercing or tattoo operator applying for license renewal or for a new license under subsection C of this section shall publish notice of the license application or renewal at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation nearest to the proposed location of the business and most likely to give notice to interested citizens of the county, city, and community in which the applicant proposes to engage in business. The publication shall identify the exact location at which the proposed business is to be operated.


F. The State Department of Health may notify the district attorney of any violation of Section 842.1 of this title or rules promulgated pursuant thereto and, in addition to any criminal penalty imposed, the Department may impose an administrative fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) per violation per day, and may suspend, revoke or deny the license of the establishment, or may impose both such administrative fine and suspension, revocation or denial for any such violation.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1998, c. 123, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 2006, c. 141, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 843

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 843. Renumbered as Title 10, § 7115 by Laws 1995, c. 353, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 1995


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 843.1

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 843.1. Caretakers--Abuse, financial neglect, neglect, sexual abuse or exploitation of charge


A. 1. No caretaker or other person shall abuse, commit financial neglect, neglect, commit sexual abuse, or exploit any person entrusted to the care of such caretaker or other person in a nursing facility or other setting, or knowingly cause, secure, or permit any of these acts to be done.


2. For purposes of this section, the terms, “abuse”, “financial neglect”, “neglect”, “sexual abuse”, and “exploit” shall have the same meaning as such terms are defined and clarified in Section 10-103 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes.


B. 1. Any person convicted of a violation of this section, except as provided in paragraph 2 of this subsection, shall be guilty of a felony. The violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed ten (10) years, and by a fine not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment, and in addition, the person shall be subject to the Elderly and Incapacitated Victim's Protection Act. [FN1] Such person's term shall further be subject to the provisions of Section 13.1 of this title for mandatory minimum sentencing.


2. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section by committing sexual abuse shall be guilty of a felony. The person convicted of sexual abuse shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed fifteen (15) years, and by a fine not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment, and in addition, the person shall be subject to the Elderly and Incapacitated Victim's Protection Act. Such person's imprisonment term imposed pursuant to this section shall further be subject to the provisions of Section 13.1 of this title for mandatory minimum sentencing.


C. Consent shall not be a defense for any violation of this section.


D. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of paragraph 2 of subsection B of this section shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1984, c. 140, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1984; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 247, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1998, c. 298, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 151, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2001, c. 428, § 3, emerg. eff. June 5, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 22, § 8, emerg. eff. March 8, 2002; Laws 2007, c. 68, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2007, c. 261, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 314, § 1, eff. July 1, 2008.


[FN1] Title 22, § 991a-13 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 843.2

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Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 843.2. Verbal abuse of charge


A. No caretaker shall verbally abuse any person entrusted to the care of the caretaker, or knowingly cause, secure, or permit an act of verbal abuse to be done. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000. 00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. For the purpose of this section, “verbal abuse” means the repeated use of words, sounds, or other forms of communication by a caretaker, including but not limited to, language, gestures, actions or behaviors, that are calculated to humiliate or intimidate or cause fear, embarrassment, shame, or degradation to the person entrusted to the care of the caretaker.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2001, c. 194, § 2, eff. July 1, 2001.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 843.3

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 843.3. Abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, or neglect of vulnerable adult


A. Any person who engages in abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult, as defined in Section 10-103 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall be guilty of a felony. The person, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or be imprisoned in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than two (2) years, or both such fine and imprisonment.


B. Any person who has a responsibility to care for a vulnerable adult as defined by Section 10-103 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes who purposely, knowingly or recklessly neglects the vulnerable adult shall be guilty of a felony. The person, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or be imprisoned in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than two (2) years, or both such fine and imprisonment.


C. In addition the court shall consider any provision of the Elderly and Incapacitated Victim's Protection Act [FN1] when the victim is an elderly or incapacitated person as defined by Section 991a-15 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2003, c. 195, § 1, eff. July 1, 2003; Laws 2008, c. 314, § 2, eff. July 1, 2008.


[FN1] Title 22, § 991a-13 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 843.4

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 843.4. Exploitation of elderly or disabled adult


A. As used in this section, “exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult” means:


1. Knowingly, by deception or intimidation, obtaining or using, or endeavoring to obtain or use, an elderly person's or disabled adult's funds, assets, or property with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the elderly person or disabled adult of the use, benefit, or possession of the funds, assets, or property, or to benefit someone other than the elderly person or disabled adult, by a person who:


a. stands in a position of trust and confidence with the elderly person or disabled adult, or


b. has a business relationship with the elderly person or disabled adult, or


2. Obtaining or using, endeavoring to obtain or use, or conspiring with another to obtain or use an elderly person's or disabled adult's funds, assets, or property with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the elderly person or disabled adult of the use, benefit, or possession of the funds, assets, or property, or to benefit someone other than the elderly person or disabled adult, by a person who knows or reasonably should know that the elderly person or disabled adult lacks the capacity to consent.


B. 1. If the funds, assets, or property involved in the exploitation of the elderly person or disabled adult are valued at One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) or more, the violator commits a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not more than fifteen (15) years and by a fine in an amount not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00).


2. If the funds, assets, or property involved in the exploitation of the elderly person or disabled adult are valued at less than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), the violator commits a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not more than ten (10) years and by a fine in an amount not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00).


C. For purposes of this section, “elderly person” means any person sixty-two (62) years of age or older.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2006, c. 215, § 1, eff. July 1, 2006.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 843.5

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 843.5. Child abuse--Child neglect--Child sexual abuse--Child sexual exploitation--Enabling--Penalties


A. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child abuse shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “child abuse” means the willful or malicious abuse, as defined by paragraph 2 of Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another, or the act of willfully or maliciously injuring, torturing or maiming a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another.


B. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in enabling child abuse shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) or both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “enabling child abuse” means the causing, procuring or permitting of a willful or malicious act of child abuse, as defined by paragraph 2 of Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another. As used in this subsection, “permit” means to authorize or allow for the care of a child by an individual when the person authorizing or allowing such care knows or reasonably should know that the child will be placed at risk of abuse as proscribed by this subsection.


C. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child neglect shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “child neglect” means the willful or malicious neglect, as defined by paragraph 46 of Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another.


D. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in enabling child neglect shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “enabling child neglect” means the causing, procuring or permitting of a willful or malicious act of child neglect, as defined by paragraph 46 of Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another. As used in this subsection, “permit” means to authorize or allow for the care of a child by an individual when the person authorizing or allowing such care knows or reasonably should know that the child will be placed at risk of neglect as proscribed by this subsection.


E. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child sexual abuse shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment, except as provided in Section 51.1a of this title or as otherwise provided in subsection F of this section for a child victim under twelve (12) years of age. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of this subsection shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment. As used in this section, “child sexual abuse” means the willful or malicious sexual abuse, as defined by subparagraph b of paragraph 2 of Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another.


F. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in sexual abuse to a child under twelve (12) years of age shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than twenty-five (25) years nor more than life imprisonment, and by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).


G. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in enabling child sexual abuse shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “enabling child sexual abuse” means the causing, procuring or permitting of a willful or malicious act of child sexual abuse, as defined by subparagraph b of paragraph 2 of Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of a child under the age of eighteen (18) by another. As used in this subsection, “permit” means to authorize or allow for the care of a child by an individual when the person authorizing or allowing such care knows or reasonably should know that the child will be placed at risk of sexual abuse as proscribed by this subsection.


H. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child sexual exploitation shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment except as provided in subsection I of this section for a child victim under twelve (12) years of age. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of this subsection shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “child sexual exploitation” means the willful or malicious sexual exploitation, as defined by subparagraph c of paragraph 2 of Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another.


I. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in sexual exploitation of a child under twelve (12) years of age shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than twenty-five (25) years nor more than life imprisonment, and by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).


J. Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in enabling child sexual exploitation shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding life imprisonment, or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine of not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this subsection, “enabling child sexual exploitation” means the causing, procuring or permitting of a willful or malicious act of child sexual exploitation, as defined by subparagraph c of paragraph 2 of Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another. As used in this subsection, “permit” means to authorize or allow for the care of a child by an individual when the person authorizing or allowing such care knows or reasonably should know that the child will be placed at risk of sexual exploitation as proscribed by this subsection.


K. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any parent or other person convicted of forcible anal or oral sodomy, rape, rape by instrumentation, or lewd molestation of a child under fourteen (14) years of age subsequent to a previous conviction for any offense of forcible anal or oral sodomy, rape, rape by instrumentation, or lewd molestation of a child under fourteen (14) years of age shall be punished by death or by imprisonment for life without parole.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1963, c. 53, § 1, emerg. eff. May 8, 1963; Laws 1975, c. 250, § 2, emerg. eff. June 2, 1975; Laws 1977, c. 172, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1977; Laws 1982, c. 7, § 1, operative Oct. 1, 1982; Laws 1989, c. 348, § 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 224, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1990. Renumbered from Title 21, § 843 and amended by Laws 1995, c. 353, §§ 15, 20, eff. Nov. 1, 1995. Laws 1996, c. 200, § 15, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 127, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 57, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 291, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2002, c. 455, § 7, emerg. eff. June 5, 2002; Laws 2006, c. 326, § 1, eff. July 1, 2006; Laws 2007, c. 325, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 3, § 5, emerg. eff. Feb. 28, 2008. Renumbered from Title 10, § 7115 by Laws 2009, c. 233, § 207, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009; Laws 2010, c. 278, § 18, eff. Nov. 1, 2010.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 843.6

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 843.6. Payment of costs by defendant upon conviction


A. 1. In addition to any other costs which a court is authorized to require a defendant to pay, upon conviction of any offense involving child abuse or neglect, the court may require that the defendant pay court-appointed attorney fees for the child to any local or state agency incurring the cost or any other person or entity providing services to or on behalf of the child, and the cost of any medical examinations conducted on the child in order to determine the nature or extent of the abuse or neglect.


2. If the court determines that the defendant has the ability to pay all or part of the costs, the court may set the amount to be reimbursed and order the defendant to pay that sum to the local or state agency or other person or entity incurring the cost in the manner in which the court believes reasonable and compatible with the defendant's financial ability.


3. In making a determination of whether a defendant has the ability to pay, the court shall take into account the amount of any fine imposed upon the defendant and any amount the defendant has been ordered to pay in restitution.


B. 1. In addition to any other costs which a court is authorized to require a defendant to pay, upon conviction of any offense involving sexual abuse, the court may require that the defendant pay, to the local or state agency incurring the cost, the cost of any medical examinations conducted on the child for the collection and preservation of evidence.


2. If the court determines that the defendant has the ability to pay all or part of the cost of the medical examination, the court may set the amount to be reimbursed and order the defendant to pay that sum to the local or state agency incurring the cost, in the manner in which the court believes reasonable and compatible with the defendant's financial ability.


3. In making the determination of whether a defendant has the ability to pay, the court shall take into account the amount of any fine imposed upon the defendant and any amount the defendant has been ordered to pay in restitution.


4. In no event shall a court penalize an indigent defendant by imposing an additional period of imprisonment in lieu of payment.


C. 1. The court shall require the defendant to pay, upon conviction of any offense involving the sexual or physical abuse of a child, for the psychological evaluation to determine the extent of counseling necessary for the victim of the abuse and any necessary psychological counseling deemed necessary to rehabilitate the child.


2. Such evaluations and counseling may be performed by psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors or social workers. The results of the examination shall be included in the court records and in information contained in the central registry.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 353, § 14, eff. Nov. 1, 1995; Laws 1998, c. 416, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 1998. Renumbered from Title 10, § 7114 by Laws 2009, c. 233, § 206, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 843.7

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 843.7. Appointment of representatives for child


A. 1. In every criminal case filed pursuant to the Oklahoma Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention Act, [FN1] the judge of the district court may appoint an attorney-at-law to appear for and represent a child who is the alleged victim of child abuse or neglect.


2. The attorney may be allowed a reasonable fee for such services and shall meet with the child as soon as possible after receiving notification of the appointment.


3. Except for good cause shown to the court, the attorney shall meet with the child not less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to any hearing.


4. The attorney shall be given access to all reports relevant to the case and to any reports of examination of the child's parents, legal guardian, custodian or other person responsible for the child's health or safety made pursuant to this section.


5. The attorney shall represent the child and any expressed interests of the child. To that end, the attorney shall make such further investigation as the attorney deems necessary to ascertain the facts, to interview witnesses, examine and cross-examine witnesses at the preliminary hearing and trial, make recommendations to the court, and participate further in the proceedings to the degree appropriate for adequately representing the child.


B. A court-appointed special advocate or guardian ad litem as defined by the Oklahoma Children's Code [FN2] and the Oklahoma Juvenile Code [FN3] may be appointed to represent the best interests of the child who is the alleged subject of child abuse or neglect. The court-appointed special advocate or guardian ad litem shall be given access to all reports relevant to the case and to reports of service providers and of examination of the child's parents, legal guardian, custodian or other person responsible for the child's health or safety made pursuant to this section including but not limited to, information authorized by the Oklahoma Children's Code and the Oklahoma Juvenile Code.


C. At such time as the information maintained by the statewide registry for child abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect is indexed by name of perpetrator and the necessary and appropriate due process procedures are established by the Department of Human Services, a court-appointed special advocate organization, in accordance with the policies and rules of the Department, may utilize the registry for the purpose of completing background screenings of volunteers with the organization.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1995, c. 353, § 12, eff. Nov. 1, 1995; Laws 1996, c. 200, § 14, eff. Nov. 1, 1996; Laws 1999, c. 396, § 11, emerg. eff. June 10, 1999. Renumbered from Title 10, § 7112 by Laws 2009, c. 233, § 205, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.


[FN1] Title 10, § 7101 et seq.


[FN2] Title 10, § 7001-1.1 et seq.


[FN3] Title 10, § 7301-1.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 844

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 844. Ordinary force as means of discipline not prohibited


Provided, however, that nothing contained in this act [FN1] shall prohibit any parent, teacher or other person from using ordinary force as a means of discipline, including but not limited to spanking, switching or paddling.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1963, c. 53, § 2.


[FN1] Title 21, § 843 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 845

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§§ 845 to 847. Renumbered as Title 10, §§ 7102 to 7105 by Laws 1995, c. 353, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 1995


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 846

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§§ 845 to 847. Renumbered as Title 10, §§ 7102 to 7105 by Laws 1995, c. 353, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 1995


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 846.1

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§§ 845 to 847. Renumbered as Title 10, §§ 7102 to 7105 by Laws 1995, c. 353, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 1995


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 847

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Part III. Crimes Against the Person

Chapter 30. Miscellaneous Offenses Against the Person

Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§§ 845 to 847. Renumbered as Title 10, §§ 7102 to 7105 by Laws 1995, c. 353, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 1995


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 848

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Abuse of Elderly or Disabled Persons

§ 848. Renumbered as Title 10, § 7113 by Laws 1995, c. 353, § 20, eff. Nov. 1, 1995


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 849

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Explosives

§ 849. Wiring or equipping of vehicles or structures with explosives a felony


Every person who shall attach to, or place in or upon any motor vehicle or any vehicle designed or customarily used to transport a person or persons or any structure designed or customarily used for the occupancy of a person or persons, any explosive material, thing or device with the intent of causing bodily injury or death to any person shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction therefor, shall suffer punishment by imprisonment for a period of time of not less than five (5) years, or imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for life, at the discretion of the court or the jury trying the same.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1968, c. 101, § 1, eff. April 1, 1968; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 248, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 152, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 850

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Malicious Intimidation or Harassment

§ 850. Malicious intimidation or harassment because of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability--Standardized reporting system


A. No person shall maliciously and with the specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability:


1. Assault or batter another person;


2. Damage, destroy, vandalize or deface any real or personal property of another person; or


3. Threaten, by word or act, to do any act prohibited by paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection if there is reasonable cause to believe that such act will occur.


B. No person shall maliciously and with specific intent to incite or produce, and which is likely to incite or produce, imminent violence, which violence would be directed against another person because of that person's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability, make or transmit, cause or allow to be transmitted, any telephonic, computerized, or electronic message.


C. No person shall maliciously and with specific intent to incite or produce, and which is likely to incite or produce, imminent violence, which violence would be directed against another person because of that person's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability, broadcast, publish, or distribute, cause or allow to be broadcast, published or distributed, any message or material.


D. Any person convicted of violating any provision of subsections A, B or C of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor on a first offense and a felony punishable by not more than ten (10) years incarceration in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a second or subsequent offense. The fine for a felony violation of this section shall not exceed Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00). Furthermore, said person shall be civilly liable for any damages resulting from any violation of this section.


E. Upon conviction, any person guilty of a misdemeanor in violation of this section shall be punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


F. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shall develop a standard system for state and local law enforcement agencies to report incidents of crime which are apparently directed against members of racial, ethnic, religious groups or other groups specified by this section. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shall promulgate rules, regulations and procedures necessary to develop, implement and maintain a standard system for the collection and reporting of hate crime data. All state, county, city and town law enforcement agencies shall submit a monthly report to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation on forms prescribed by the Bureau. The report shall contain the number and nature of the offenses committed within their respective jurisdictions, the disposition of such matters and any other information the Bureau may require, respecting information relating to the cause and prevention of crime, recidivism, the rehabilitation of criminals and the proper administration of criminal justice.


G. No person, partnership, company or corporation that installs telephonic, computerized, or electronic message equipment shall be required to monitor the use of such equipment for possible violations of this section, nor shall such person, partnership, company or corporation be held criminally or civilly liable for the use by another person of the equipment in violation of this section, unless the person, partnership, company or corporation that installed the equipment had prior actual knowledge that the equipment was to be used in violation of this section.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1987, c. 48, § 1, emerg. eff. April 24, 1987; Laws 1989, c. 68, § 1, emerg. eff. April 13, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 73, § 1, emerg. eff. April 16, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 82, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1992; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 249, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1998, c. 330, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 7, emerg. eff. June 19, 1998; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 153, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2001, c. 45, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2001.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. IV, Ch. 31, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31. Abandonment and Neglect of Wife or Children


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



END OF DOCUMENT

21 Okl.St.Ann. § 851

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31. Abandonment and Neglect of Wife or Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 851. Desertion of children under age of ten a felony


Any parent of any child or children under the age of ten (10) years, and every person to whom such child or children have been confided for nurture or education, who deserts such child or children within the State of Oklahoma, or takes such child or children without the State of Oklahoma, with the intent wholly to abandon it shall be deemed guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for any period of time not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2433; Laws 1923, c. 78, p. 143, § 1; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 250, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 154, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 852

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31. Abandonment and Neglect of Wife or Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 852. Omission to provide for a child--Penalties


A. Unless otherwise provided for by law, any parent, guardian, or person having custody or control of a child as defined in Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes who willfully omits, without lawful excuse, to furnish necessary food, clothing, shelter, monetary child support, medical attendance, payment of court-ordered day care or payment of court-ordered medical insurance costs for such child which is imposed by law, upon conviction, is guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, any person obligated to make child support payments who willfully and without lawful excuse becomes delinquent in said child support payments after September 1, 1993, and such delinquent child support accrues without payment by the obligor for a period of one (1) year, or exceeds Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony which is punishable in the same manner as any subsequent conviction pursuant to the provisions of this section. Any subsequent conviction pursuant to this section shall be a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than four (4) years in the custody of the Department of Corrections or by the imposition of a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. As used in this section, the duty to furnish medical attendance shall mean that the parent or person having custody or control of a child must furnish medical treatment in such manner and on such occasions as an ordinarily prudent person, solicitous for the welfare of a child, would provide; such parent or person having custody or control of a child is not criminally liable for failure to furnish medical attendance for every minor or trivial complaint with which the child may be afflicted.


B. Any person who leaves the state to avoid providing necessary food, clothing, shelter, court-ordered monetary child support, or medical attendance for such child, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than four (4) years in the custody of the Department of Corrections or by the imposition of a fine of not more than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


C. Nothing in this section shall be construed to mean a child is endangered for the sole reason the parent, guardian or person having custody or control of a child, in good faith, selects and depends upon spiritual means alone through prayer, in accordance with the tenets and practice of a recognized church or religious denomination, for the treatment or cure of disease or remedial care of such child; provided, that medical care shall be provided where permanent physical damage could result to such child; and that the laws, rules, and regulations relating to communicable diseases and sanitary matters are not violated.


D. Nothing contained in this section shall prevent a court from immediately assuming custody of a child and ordering whatever action may be necessary, including medical treatment, to protect the health or welfare of the child.


E. Psychiatric and psychological testing and counseling are exempt from the provisions of this section.


F. If any parent of a child in cases in which the Department of Human Services is providing services pursuant to Section 237 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes is determined by the Department to be willfully violating the provisions of this section, the Department may refer the case to the proper district attorney for prosecution. The Department shall provide assistance to the district attorneys in such prosecutions. Any child support or arrears payments made pursuant to this section shall be made payable to the Department and paid through the Centralized Support Registry pursuant to Section 413 of Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


G. Except for a third or subsequent conviction, all felony convictions herein shall be administered under the provisions of the Community Sentencing Act. [FN1]


H. It is the duty of any parent having legal custody of a child who is an alcohol-dependent person or a drug-dependent person, as such terms are defined by Section 3-403 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes, to provide for the treatment, as such term is defined by Section 3-403 of Title 43A of the Oklahoma Statutes, of such child. Any parent having legal custody of a child who is an alcohol-dependent person or a drug-dependent person who without having made a reasonable effort fails or willfully omits to provide for the treatment of such child shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. For the purpose of this subsection, the duty to provide for such treatment shall mean that the parent having legal custody of a child must provide for the treatment in such manner and on such occasions as an ordinarily prudent person, solicitous for the welfare of a child, would provide.


I. Venue is proper in prosecutions for violations of this section in:


1. Any county where the child resides;


2. The county in which the court-ordered support was entered or registered pursuant to the provisions of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; [FN2] or


3. The county in which the defendant resides.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2434; Laws 1975, c. 67, § 1, emerg. eff. April 18, 1975; Laws 1983, c. 44, § 1, operative Nov. 1, 1983; Laws 1987, c. 167, § 2, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1989, c. 348, § 13, eff. Nov. 1, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 165, § 1, eff. July 1, 1990; Laws 1993, c. 173, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 1994, c. 132, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1997, c. 6, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 251, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 155, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2006, c. 219, § 1; Laws 2008, c. 407, § 14, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2009, c. 234, § 121, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.


[FN1] Title 22, § 988.1 et seq.


[FN2] Title 43, § 601-100 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 852.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31. Abandonment and Neglect of Wife or Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 852.1. Child endangerment--Knowingly permitting physical or sexual abuse--Good faith reliance on spiritual healing--Penalties


A. A person who is the parent, guardian, or person having custody or control over a child as defined in Section 1-1-105 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, commits child endangerment when the person:


1. Knowingly permits physical or sexual abuse of a child;


2. Knowingly permits a child to be present at a location where a controlled dangerous substance is being manufactured or attempted to be manufactured as defined in Section 2-101 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;


3. Knowingly permits a child to be present in a vehicle when the person knows or should have known that the operator of the vehicle is impaired by or is under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance; or


4. Is the driver, operator, or person in physical control of a vehicle in violation of Section 11-902 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes while transporting or having in the vehicle such child or children.


However, it is an affirmative defense to this paragraph if the person had a reasonable apprehension that any action to stop the physical or sexual abuse or deny permission for the child to be in the vehicle with an intoxicated person would result in substantial bodily harm to the person or the child.


Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the prosecution of a person pursuant to the provisions of Section 11-902 or 11-904 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any parent, guardian or other person having custody or control of a child for the sole reason that the parent, guardian or other person in good faith selects and depends upon spiritual means or prayer for the treatment or cure of disease or remedial care for such child. This subsection shall in no way limit or modify the protections afforded said child in Section 852 of this title or Section 1-4-904 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes.


C. Any person convicted of violating any provision of this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than four (4) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1990, c. 165, § 2, eff. July 1, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 252, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 156, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2001, c. 225, § 6, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2009, c. 143, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009; Laws 2009, c. 234, § 122, eff. July 1, 2009; Laws 2011, c. 350, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 853

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31. Abandonment and Neglect of Wife or Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 853. Desertion of wife or child under 15 a felony


Every person who shall without good cause abandon his wife in destitute or necessitous circumstances and neglect and refuse to maintain or provide for her, or who shall abandon his or her minor child or children under the age of fifteen (15) years and willfully neglect or refuse to maintain or provide for such child or children, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for any period of time not less than one (1) year or more than ten (10) years.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1915, c. 149, § 1; Laws 1923, c. 78, p. 144, § 2; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 253, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 157, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 854

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31. Abandonment and Neglect of Wife or Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 854. Proof of marriage--Wife as competent witness--Duty of district attorney to prosecute


No other evidence shall be required to prove marriage of such husband and wife, or that such person is the lawful father or mother of such child or children than is or shall be required to prove such fact in a civil action, and such wife shall be a competent witness to testify in any case brought under this act, [FN1] and to any and all matters relevant thereto, including the fact of such marriage and the parentage of such child or children. It shall be the mandatory duty of each district attorney of this state to diligently prosecute all persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter (Chapter 31, Title 21 O.S.1951), and in all cases where the evidence is deemed sufficient to justify a prosecution for such violation, any district attorney who shall willfully fail, neglect or refuse to institute criminal proceedings to enforce such provisions, shall be subject to removal from office.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1915, c. 149, § 2; Laws 1949, p. 203, § 1.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 853, 854.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 855

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31. Abandonment and Neglect of Wife or Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 855. Employment of prisoners--Disposition of wages--Parole on bond--Revocation of parole--Suspension of sentence--Who may inform against violator


Every person convicted under the provisions of this act, [FN1] upon the confinement of such person at the State Penitentiary, the warden thereof shall put the said convicted person to work at some suitable employment in the State Penitentiary, at a reasonable wage, not to exceed Two Dollars and fifty cents ($2.50), per day, and under such rules and regulations as shall be fixed by the warden of said penitentiary with the approval of the Governor, and such earnings shall, by proper authority, be paid to the said wife, or other person who is in charge of and caring for said child or children.


Upon conviction of any person, under the provisions of this act, the Governor may, before or after sentence, parole said person upon the recommendation of the trial judge in whose court he was convicted, upon said person entering into an undertaking in the form provided by the judge of said court, with two or more good and sufficient sureties. Said sureties shall qualify and make a property statement as provided by law, and the said bond shall be approved by the trial judge before said application is made to the Governor, and a certificate that said bond has been approved by the trial judge shall accompany any application made hereunder. Said bond shall be conditioned that the said convicted person shall within ten (10) days from the first day of each month, pay to the clerk of the court where he was convicted such amount as has been fixed by the court for the support of said wife or child or children, which money shall be paid by the clerk of the court as provided herein for wages at the penitentiary.


Upon the failure to pay said amount within the time provided for under this act, the said bond shall be liable to pay the sums due. Said money, when paid into the court clerk, shall be paid by said clerk to the wife or to any other person in charge of said minor child or children for the support of said wife or minor child or children.


When the terms and conditions of said bond have been violated the said trial judge shall at once notify the Governor, and the Governor may at once revoke said parole and confine said person to the penitentiary under the conditions provided herein, and the makers of said bond shall be liable under the terms and conditions provided in this act, and any person interested may sue on said bond.


Upon recommendation as provided herein for parole, the Governor may suspend the sentence under the terms and conditions of this act, and if the terms are broken and the suspension revoked by the Governor, then the time such person is out on suspension of sentence shall not be deducted from the term of sentence. Provided, that no person shall inform against any one violating this act except the wife or guardian of said minor children, or those having said minor children in charge, or any public officer of the county.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1923, c. 78, p. 144, § 3.


[FN1] Title 21, §§ 853 to 855.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 856

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31A. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors

§ 856. Causing, aiding, abetting or encouraging minor to be delinquent or runaway child, to commit felony or to become involved with criminal street gang


A. 1. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, every person who shall knowingly or willfully cause, aid, abet or encourage a minor to be, to remain, or to become a delinquent child or a runaway child, upon conviction, shall, for the first offense, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one (1) year, or by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


2. For purposes of prosecution under this subsection, a “runaway child” means an unemancipated minor who is voluntarily absent from the home without a compelling reason, without the consent of a custodial parent or other custodial adult and without the parent or other custodial adult's knowledge as to the child's whereabouts. “Compelling reason” means imminent danger from incest, a life-threatening situation, or equally traumatizing circumstance. A person aiding a runaway child pursuant to paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of Section 5 of Title 76 of the Oklahoma Statutes or aiding a child based upon a reasonable belief that the child is in physical, mental or emotional danger and with notice to the Department of Human Services or a local law enforcement agency of the location of the child within twelve (12) hours of aiding the child shall not be subject to prosecution under this section.


B. Every person convicted of a second or any subsequent violation of this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not to exceed three (3) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


C. Every person eighteen (18) years of age or older who shall knowingly or willfully cause, aid, abet, or encourage a minor to commit or participate in committing an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by the maximum penalty allowed for conviction of the offense or offenses which the person caused, aided, abetted, or encouraged the minor to commit or participate in committing.


D. Every person who shall knowingly or willfully cause, aid, abet, encourage, solicit, or recruit a minor to participate, join, or associate with any criminal street gang, as defined by subsection F of this section, or any gang member for the purpose of committing any criminal act shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of not more than five (5) years, or a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment.


E. Every person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of subsection D of this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not less than five (5) years nor more than ten (10) years, or by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


F. “Criminal street gang” means any ongoing organization, association, or group of five or more persons that specifically either promotes, sponsors, or assists in, or participates in, and requires as a condition of membership or continued membership, the commission of one or more of the following criminal acts:


1. Assault, battery, or assault and battery with a deadly weapon, as defined in Section 645 of this title;


2. Aggravated assault and battery as defined by Section 646 of this title;


3. Robbery by force or fear, as defined in Sections 791 through 797 of this title;


4. Robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon or imitation firearm, as defined by Section 801 of this title;


5. Unlawful homicide or manslaughter, as defined in Sections 691 through 722 of this title;


6. The sale, possession for sale, transportation, manufacture, offer for sale, or offer to manufacture controlled dangerous substances, as defined in Section 2-101 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;


7. Trafficking in illegal drugs, as provided for in the Trafficking in Illegal Drugs Act, Section 2-414 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;


8. Arson, as defined in Sections 1401 through 1403 of this title;


9. The influence or intimidation of witnesses and jurors, as defined in Sections 388, 455 and 545 of this title;


10. Theft of any vehicle, as described in Section 1720 of this title;


11. Rape, as defined in Section 1111 of this title;


12. Extortion, as defined in Section 1481 of this title;


13. Transporting a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, in violation of Section 1289.13 of this title;


14. Possession of a concealed weapon, as defined by Section 1289.8 of this title; or


15. Shooting or discharging a firearm, as defined by Section 652 of this title.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1939, p. 15, § 1; Laws 1989, c. 157, § 3, emerg. eff. May 8, 1989; Laws 1990, c. 272, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 182, § 1, emerg. eff. May 7, 1992; Laws 1993, c. 212, § 1, emerg. eff. May 24, 1993; Laws 1996, c. 196, § 1, eff. July 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 254, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 158, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2011, c. 168, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 856.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31A. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors

§ 856.1. Causing, aiding, abetting or encouraging minor to participate in certain drug-related crimes


Every person who shall knowingly, intentionally or willfully cause, aid, abet or encourage a minor child to:


1. Distribute, dispense, possess or manufacture a controlled dangerous substance, as provided in the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, Section 2-101 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;


2. Create, distribute, or possess a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance, as defined by Section 2-101 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;


3. Distribute any imitation controlled substance as defined by Section 2-101 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;


4. Conspire or participate in any scheme, plan or act for the purposes of avoiding, eluding or evading arrest or detection by law enforcement authorities for crimes involving controlled substances as defined by Section 2-101 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes; or


5. Violate any penal provisions of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act,


shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not more than twenty (20) years and a fine of not more than Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00). Said sentence shall not be subject to statutory provisions for suspended sentences, or deferred sentences except when the conviction is for a first offense.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1989, c. 202, § 1, emerg. eff. May 8, 1989; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 255, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 159, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 856.2

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31A. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors

§ 856.2. Harboring endangered runaway child


It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly and willfully harbour an endangered runaway child. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every person convicted of a second or any subsequent violation shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or by imprisonment not exceeding three (3) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. For purposes of this section, an “endangered runaway child” means an unemancipated minor who is voluntarily absent from the home for seventy-two (72) hours or more without a compelling reason and without the consent of a custodial parent or other custodial adult or an unemancipated minor who is voluntarily absent from the home without a compelling reason and without the consent of a custodial parent or other custodial adult and the child needs medication or other special services. For purposes of this section, “compelling reason” shall be defined as provided in Section 856 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1996, c. 196, § 2, eff. July 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 256, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 160, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 856.3

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31A. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors

§ 856.3. Gang related offenses--Condition of membership


Any person who attempts or commits a gang-related offense as a condition of membership in a criminal street gang or while in association with any criminal street gang or gang member shall be guilty of a felony offense. Upon conviction, the violator shall be punished by incarceration in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of five (5) years, which shall be in addition to any other penalty imposed. For purposes of this section, “criminal street gang” is defined by subsection F of Section 856 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes and “gang-related offense” means those offenses enumerated in paragraphs 1 through 16 of subsection F of Section 856 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 2011, c. 168, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 857

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31A. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors

§ 857. Definitions


1. “Every person,” as used in Sections 856, Section 1 of this act, [FN1]857, 858.1 and 858.2 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall include human beings, without regard to their legal or natural relationship to such minor, as well as legal or corporate entities.


2. “Minor” or “child,” as used in Sections 856, Section 1 of this act, 857, 858.1 and 858.2 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall include male or female persons who shall not have arrived at the age of eighteen (18) years at the time of the commission of the offense.


3. “Encourage,” as used in Sections 856, Section 1 of this act, 857, 858.1 and 858.2 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, in addition to the usual meaning of the word, shall include a willful and intentional neglect to do that which will directly tend to prevent such act or acts of delinquency on the part of such minor, when the person accused shall have been able to do so.


4. “Delinquent child,” as used in Sections 856, 857, 858.1 and 858.2 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall include a minor, as herein defined, who shall have been or is violating any penal statute of this state, or who shall have been or is committing any one or more of the following acts, to wit:


(a) Associating with thieves, vicious or immoral persons.


(b) Frequenting a house of ill repute.


(c) Frequenting any policy shop, or place where any gambling device is operated.


(d) Frequenting any saloon, dram shop, still, or any place where intoxicating liquors are manufactured, stored or sold.


(e) Possession, carrying, owning or exposing any vile, obscene, indecent, immoral or lascivious photograph, drawing, picture, book, paper, pamphlet, image, device, instrument, figure or object.


(f) Willfully, lewdly or lasciviously exposing his or her person, or private parts thereof, in any place, public or private, in such manner as to be offensive to decency, or calculated to excite vicious or lewd thoughts, or for the purpose of engaging in the preparation or manufacture of obscene, indecent or lascivious photographs, pictures, figures or objects.


(g) Possessing, transporting, selling, or engaging or aiding or assisting in the sale, transportation or manufacture of intoxicating liquor, or the frequent use of same.


(h) Being a runaway from his or her parent or legal guardian.


(i) Violating any penal provision of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act. [FN2]


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1939, p. 15, § 2; Laws 1971, c. 224, § 1; Laws 1989, c. 202, § 2, emerg. eff. May 8, 1989.


[FN1] Title 21, § 856.1.


[FN2] Title 63, § 2-101 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 858

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31A. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors

§ 858. Parent or guardian whose child commits crime of possession of firearm on school property--Administrative penalty


Any custodial parent or guardian of a child under eighteen (18) years of age whose child commits the crime of possession of a firearm on school property may be fined not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), or ordered to perform community service not exceeding forty (40) hours or both such fine and community service. To satisfy any community service requirement, the court may give preference to work which benefits the school said child attends. Said penalty shall be an administrative penalty and shall not be recorded on the custodial parent's or guardian's criminal record. The fine shall be payable to the court clerk to be deposited in the court fund. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the filing or prosecution of any criminal charge.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1992, c. 286, § 1, emerg. eff. May 25, 1992.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 858.1

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31A. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors

§ 858.1. Causing, aiding, abetting or encouraging minor to be in need of supervision or deprived


A. Any parent or other person who knowingly and willfully:


1. causes, aids, abets or encourages any minor to be in need of supervision, or deprived; or


2. shall by any act or omission to act have caused, encouraged or contributed to the deprivation, or the need of supervision of the minor, or to such minor becoming deprived, or in need of supervision;


shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined a sum not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


B. Upon a second or succeeding conviction for a violation of this section, the defendant shall be fined not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or imprisoned in the county jail not to exceed one (1) year, or punished by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1945, p. 27, § 1; Laws 1990, c. 272, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1991, c. 335, § 6, emerg. eff. June 15, 1991.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 858.2

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31A. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors

§ 858.2. Neglect of minor adjudicated delinquent, in need of supervision or deprived


In all cases where a minor has been adjudged delinquent, in need of supervision or deprived by a court of competent jurisdiction and such court by order for care or probation, has placed such minor in the care or on probation to the parent, legal guardian, legal custodian of such minor, stepparent or other adult person living in the home, any parent, legal guardian or legal custodian of such minor who shall neglect, fail or refuse to give such minor proper parental care, or to comply with the order for care or probation shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall, as applicable, be punished as provided in Section 856 or 858.1 of this title.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1945, p. 27, § 2; Laws 1990, c. 272, § 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1991, c. 335, §§ 7, 36, emerg. eff. June 15, 1991.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 858.3

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 31A. Contributing to Delinquency of Minors

§ 858.3. Causing, aiding, abetting or encouraging minor to become delinquent, in need of supervision, or dependent and neglected--Penalty


Any person who knowingly and willfully:


1. Causes, aids, abets or encourages a minor to be, to remain or to become delinquent, in need of supervision or dependent and neglected, or


2. Omits the performance of any duty, which act or omission causes or tends to cause, aid, abet, or encourage any minor to be delinquent, in need of supervision or dependent and neglected, within the purview of the Oklahoma Children's Code [FN1] or the Oklahoma Juvenile Code, [FN2]


upon conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, as applicable, shall be punished pursuant to the provisions of Section 856, 858.1 or 858.2 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1971, c. 66, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 1971; Laws 1990, c. 272, § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1990. Renumbered from Title 10, § 1144 and amended by Laws 1995, c. 352, §§ 193, 200, eff. July 1, 1995.


[FN1] Title 10, § 7001-1.1 et seq.


[FN2] Title 10, § 7301-1.1 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. IV, Ch. 32, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32. Abortion and Concealing Death of Children


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 861

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32. Abortion and Concealing Death of Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 861. Procuring an abortion


Every person who administers to any woman, or who prescribes for any woman, or advises or procures any woman to take any medicine, drug or substance, or uses or employs any instrument, or other means whatever, with intent thereby to procure the miscarriage of such woman, unless the same is necessary to preserve her life, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than two (2) years nor more than five (5) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2436; Laws 1961, p. 230, § 1; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 257, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 161, eff. July 1, 1999.


VALIDITY


<Section held unconstitutional by Henrie v. Derryberry, N.D.Okla.1973, 358 F.Supp. 719. See Notes of Decisions, post>


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 862

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32. Abortion and Concealing Death of Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 862. Submitting to or soliciting attempt to commit abortion


Every woman who solicits of any person any medicine, drug, or substance whatever, and takes the same, or who submits to any operation, or to the use of any means whatever, with intent thereby to procure a miscarriage, unless the same is necessary to preserve her life, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or by fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2437.


VALIDITY


<Section held unconstitutional by Henrie v. Derryberry, N.D.Okla.1973, 358 F.Supp. 719. See Notes of Decisions, post>


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 863

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32. Abortion and Concealing Death of Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 863. Concealing stillbirth or death of child


Every woman who endeavors either by herself or by the aid of others to conceal the stillbirth of an issue of her body, which if born alive would be a bastard, or the death of any such issue under the age of two (2) years, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2438.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. IV, Ch. 32A, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32A. Trafficking in Children


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 865

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32A. Trafficking in Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 865. Definitions


As used in this Act [FN1] the terms hereinafter enumerated shall have the following meanings:


1. “Child” means an unmarried or unemancipated person under the age of eighteen (18) years;


2. “Child-placing agency” means any child welfare agency licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act [FN2] and authorized to place minors for adoption;


3. “Birth parent” means a parent of a child being placed for adoption and includes, but is not limited to, a woman who is pregnant or who presents herself as pregnant and who is offering to place her child, born or unborn, for adoption;


4. “Person” means any natural person, corporation, association, organization, institution, or partnership;


5. “Department” means the Department of Human Services; and


6. “Foster home” means a home or other place, other than the home of a parent, relative within the fourth degree, or guardian of the child concerned, wherein a child is received for permanent care, custody and maintenance.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1957, p. 163, § 1; Laws 2006, c. 253, § 2, eff. July 1, 2006.


[FN1] Title 21, § 865 et seq.


[FN2] Title 10, § 401 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 866

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32A. Trafficking in Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 866. Elements of offense


A. 1. The crime of trafficking in children is defined to consist of any of the following acts or any part thereof:


a. the acceptance, solicitation, offer, payment or transfer of any compensation, in money, property or other thing of value, at any time, by any person in connection with the acquisition or transfer of the legal or physical custody or adoption of a minor child, except as ordered by the court or except as otherwise provided by Section 7505-3.2 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes,


b. the acceptance or solicitation of any compensation, in money, property or other thing of value, by any person or organization for services performed, rendered or purported to be performed to facilitate or assist in the adoption or foster care placement of a minor child, except by the Department of Human Services, a child-placing agency licensed in Oklahoma pursuant to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act, [FN1] or an attorney authorized to practice law in Oklahoma. The provisions of this paragraph shall not prohibit an attorney licensed to practice law in another state or an out-of-state licensed child-placing agency from receiving compensation when working with an attorney licensed in this state who is, or when working with a child-placing agency licensed in this state which is, providing adoption services or other services necessary for placing a child in an adoptive arrangement,


c. bringing or causing to be brought into this state or sending or causing to be sent outside this state any child for the purpose of placing such child in a foster home or for the adoption thereof and thereafter refusing to comply upon request with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. [FN2] Provided, however, that this provision shall have no application to the parent or guardian of the child nor to a person bringing said child into this state for the purpose of adopting the child into such person's own family,


d. the solicitation or receipt of any money or any other thing of value for expenses related to the placement of a child for the purpose of an adoption by the birth parent of the child who at the time of the solicitation or receipt had no intent to consent to eventual adoption,


e. the solicitation or receipt of any money or any other thing of value for expenses related to the placement of a child for adoption by a woman who knows she is not pregnant but who holds herself out to be pregnant and offers to place a child upon birth for adoption,


f. (1) the receipt of any money or any other thing of value for expenses related to the placement of a child for adoption by a birth parent, child-placing agency or attorney who receives, from one or more parties, any money or any other thing of value without disclosing to each prospective adoptive parent, child-placing agency, and attorney the receipt of any money or any other thing of value immediately upon receipt,


(2) the solicitation or receipt of any money or any other thing of value by a birth parent, an attorney or child-placing agency for expenses related to the placement of a child for the purpose of adoption from more than one prospective adoptive family for the adoption of one child. A birth parent, child-placing agency or attorney shall not represent that a child is, or will be, available for adoption to more than one prospective adoptive family at one time,


g. advertising of services for compensation to assist with or effect the placement of a child for adoption or for care in a foster home by any person or organization except by the Department of Human Services, or a child-placing agency licensed in this state. Nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit an attorney authorized to practice law in Oklahoma from the advertisement of legal services related to the adoption of children, and


h. advertisements for and solicitation of a woman who is pregnant to induce her to place her child upon birth for adoption, except by a child-placing agency licensed in this state or an attorney authorized to practice law in Oklahoma. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a person from advertising to solicit a pregnant woman to consider adoptive placement with the person or to locate a child for an adoptive placement into the person's own home, provided that such person has received a favorable preplacement home study recommendation in accordance with Section 7505-5.1 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes, which shall be verified by the signed written statement of the person or agency which performed the home study, and provided that no money or other thing of value is offered as part of such an inducement except as ordered by the court or except as otherwise provided by Section 7505-3.2 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes.


2. a. Except as otherwise provided by this section, the violation of any of the subparagraphs in paragraph 1 of this subsection shall constitute a felony and shall be punishable by imprisonment of up to ten (10) years or a fine of up to Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) per violation or both such fine and imprisonment.


b. Prospective adoptive parents who violate subparagraph a of paragraph 1 of this subsection, upon conviction thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be punished by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) per violation.


B. 1. No person shall knowingly publish for circulation within the borders of the State of Oklahoma an advertisement of any kind in any print, broadcast or electronic medium, including, but not limited to, newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, handbills, radio or television, which violates subparagraph g or h of paragraph 1 of subsection A of this section.


2. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) per violation.


C. The payment or acceptance of costs and expenses listed in Section 7505-3.2 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall not be a violation of this section as long as the petitioner or birth parent has complied with the applicable procedure specified in Section 7505-3.2 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes and such costs and expenses are approved by the court.


D. Any person knowingly failing to file an affidavit of all adoption costs and expenses before the final decree of adoption as required by Sections 7505-3.2 and 7505-6.2 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1957, p. 164, § 2; Laws 1965, c. 166, § 1, emerg. eff. June 2, 1965; Laws 1985, c. 309, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1985; Laws 1987, c. 226, § 10, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1997, c. 366, § 57, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 415, § 41, emerg. eff. June 11, 1998; Laws 2006, c. 253, § 3, eff. July 1, 2006; Laws 2009, c. 107, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2009; Laws 2011, c. 371, § 9, eff. Nov. 1, 2011.


[FN1] Title 18, § 401 et seq.


[FN2] Title 10, § 571 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 867

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32A. Trafficking in Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 867. Trafficking in children a felony


A. The first conviction of the crime of trafficking in children by any person shall be a felony and punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than one (1) year nor for more than three (3) years.


B. Conviction of the crime of trafficking in children, subsequent to a prior conviction for such offense in any form, shall be a felony and punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than three (3) years. No suspension of judgment or sentence shall be permitted.


C. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of this section shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1957, p. 164, § 3; Laws 1985, c. 309, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1985; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 258, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 162, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2007, c. 261, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 868

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32A. Trafficking in Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 868. Partial invalidity


If any provision or section of this act [FN1] or the application thereof to any person, corporation, organization, association, partnership, or institution shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of the act and the application of such provision or section to any other person, organization, association, institution, corporation or partnership shall not be affected thereby.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1957, p. 164, § 4.


[FN1] Title 21, § 865 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 869

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 32A. Trafficking in Children (Refs & Annos)

§ 869. Construction of act


Except as otherwise set forth or except in case of conflict between the provisions hereof and other law, the provisions of this act [FN1] shall be cumulative to existing law.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1957, p. 164, § 5.


[FN1] Title 21, § 865 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. IV, Ch. 33, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 33. Adultery


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 871

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 33. Adultery (Refs & Annos)

§ 871. Adultery defined--Who may institute prosecution


Adultery is the unlawful voluntary sexual intercourse of a married person with one of the opposite sex; and when the crime is between persons, only one of whom is married, both are guilty of adultery. Prosecution for adultery can be commenced and carried on against either of the parties to the crime only by his or her own husband or wife as the case may be, or by the husband or wife of the other party to the crime: Provided, that any person may make complaint when persons are living together in open and notorious adultery.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2431.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 872

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 33. Adultery (Refs & Annos)

§ 872. Punishment for adultery


Any person guilty of the crime of adultery shall be guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2432; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 259, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 163, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. IV, Ch. 34, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 881

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy (Refs & Annos)

§ 881. Bigamy defined


Every person who having been married to another who remains living, marries any other person except in the cases specified in the next section [FN1] is guilty of bigamy.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2439.


[FN1] Title 21, § 882.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 882

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy (Refs & Annos)

§ 882. Exceptions to the rule of bigamy


The last preceding section [FN1] does not extend;


1. To any person whose husband or wife by a former marriage has been absent for five (5) successive years without being known to such person within that time to be living; nor,


2. To any person whose husband or wife by a former marriage has absented himself or herself from his wife or her husband and has been continually remaining without the United States for a space of five (5) years together; nor,


3. To any person by reason of any former marriage which has been pronounced void, annulled or dissolved by the judgment of a competent court; nor,


4. To any person by reason of any former marriage with a husband or wife who has been sentenced to imprisonment for life.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2440.


[FN1] Title 21, § 881.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 883

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy (Refs & Annos)

§ 883. Bigamy a felony


Any person guilty of bigamy shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2441; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 260, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 164, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 884

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy (Refs & Annos)

§ 884. Person marrying bigamist


Any person who knowingly marries the husband or wife of another, in any case in which such husband or wife would be punishable according to the foregoing provisions, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years, or in a county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2442; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 261, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 165, eff. July 1, 1999.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 885

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy (Refs & Annos)

§ 885. Incest


Persons who, being within the degrees of consanguinity within which marriages are by the laws of the state declared incestuous and void, intermarry with each other, or commit adultery or fornication with each other, shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding ten (10) years. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of this subsection shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2443; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 262, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 166, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2007, c. 261, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 886

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy (Refs & Annos)

§ 886. Crime against nature


Every person who is guilty of the detestable and abominable crime against nature, committed with mankind or with a beast, is punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding ten (10) years. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of this section shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2444; Laws 1992, c. 289, § 1, emerg. eff. May 25, 1992; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 263, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1997, c. 333, § 5, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 167, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2002, c. 460, § 8, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2007, c. 261, § 8, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 887

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy (Refs & Annos)

§ 887. Crime against nature, what penetration necessary


Any sexual penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the crime against nature.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2445.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 888

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy (Refs & Annos)

§ 888. Forcible sodomy


<Text as amended by Laws 2002, c. 455, § 4. See, also, text as amended by Laws 2009, c. 234, § 123.>


A. Any person who forces another person to engage in the detestable and abominable crime against nature, pursuant to Section 886 of this title, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a period of not more than twenty (20) years, except as provided in Section 3 of this act. [FN1] Any person convicted of a second violation of this section, where the victim of the second offense is a person under sixteen (16) years of age, shall not be eligible for probation, suspended or deferred sentence.


B. The crime of forcible sodomy shall include:


1. Sodomy committed by a person over eighteen (18) years of age upon a person under sixteen (16) years of age; or


2. Sodomy committed upon a person incapable through mental illness or any unsoundness of mind of giving legal consent regardless of the age of the person committing the crime; or


3. Sodomy accomplished with any person by means of force, violence, or threats of force or violence accompanied by apparent power of execution regardless of the age of the victim or the person committing the crime; or


4. Sodomy committed by a state, county, municipal or political subdivision employee or a contractor or an employee of a contractor of the state, a county, a municipality or political subdivision of this state upon a person who is under the legal custody, supervision or authority of a state agency, a county, a municipality or a political subdivision of this state.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1981, c. 57, § 1; Laws 1982, c. 11, § 1, operative Oct. 1, 1982; Laws 1990, c. 224, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 289, § 2, emerg. eff. May 25, 1992; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 264, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 168, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 175, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2002, c. 455, § 4, emerg. eff. June 5, 2002.


[FN1] O.S.L.2002, c. 455, § 3 [Title 21, § 51.1a].


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 888

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 34. Bigamy, Incest and Sodomy (Refs & Annos)

§ 888. Forcible sodomy


<Text as amended by Laws 2009, c. 234, § 123. See, also, text as amended by Laws 2002, c. 455, § 4.>


A. Any person who forces another person to engage in the detestable and abominable crime against nature, pursuant to Section 886 of this title, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a period of not more than twenty (20) years. Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of this subsection shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment. Any person convicted of a second violation of this section, where the victim of the second offense is a person under sixteen (16) years of age, shall not be eligible for probation, suspended or deferred sentence. Any person convicted of a third or subsequent violation of this section, where the victim of the third or subsequent offense is a person under sixteen (16) years of age, shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of life or life without parole, in the discretion of the jury, or in case the jury fails or refuses to fix punishment then the same shall be pronounced by the court. Any person convicted of a violation of this subsection after having been twice convicted of a violation of subsection A of Section 1114 of this title, a violation of Section 1123 of this title or sexual abuse of a child pursuant to Section 843.5 of this title, or of any attempt to commit any of these offenses or any combination of said offenses, shall be punished by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term of life or life without parole.


B. The crime of forcible sodomy shall include:


1. Sodomy committed by a person over eighteen (18) years of age upon a person under sixteen (16) years of age; or


2. Sodomy committed upon a person incapable through mental illness or any unsoundness of mind of giving legal consent regardless of the age of the person committing the crime; or


3. Sodomy accomplished with any person by means of force, violence, or threats of force or violence accompanied by apparent power of execution regardless of the age of the victim or the person committing the crime; or


4. Sodomy committed by a state, county, municipal or political subdivision employee or a contractor or an employee of a contractor of the state, a county, a municipality or political subdivision of this state upon a person who is under the legal custody, supervision or authority of a state agency, a county, a municipality or a political subdivision of this state; or


5. Sodomy committed upon a person who is at least sixteen (16) years of age but less than twenty (20) years of age and is a student of any public or private secondary school, junior high or high school, or public vocational school, with a person who is eighteen (18) years of age or older and is employed by the same school system.


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Laws 1981, c. 57, § 1; Laws 1982, c. 11, § 1, operative Oct. 1, 1982; Laws 1990, c. 224, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1992, c. 289, § 2, emerg. eff. May 25, 1992; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 264, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 168, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 175, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2000; Laws 2002, c. 460, § 9, eff. Nov. 1, 2002; Laws 2006, c. 62, § 4, emerg. eff. April 17, 2006; Laws 2007, c. 261, § 9, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2009, c. 234, § 123, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)


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21 Okl.St.Ann. § 891

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 35. Child Stealing

§ 891. Child stealing--Penalty


Whoever maliciously, forcibly or fraudulently takes or entices away any child under the age of sixteen (16) years, with intent to detain or conceal such child from its parent, guardian or other person having the lawful charge of such child or to transport such child from the jurisdiction of this state or the United States without the consent of the person having lawful charge of such child shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding ten (10) years.


Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for two (2) years or more for a violation of this section and the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2435; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 265, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 169, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 370, § 13, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2007, c. 261, § 10, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2008, c. 438, § 1, eff. July 1, 2008.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 901

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 901. Blasphemy defined


Blasphemy consists in wantonly uttering or publishing words, casting contumelious reproach or profane ridicule upon God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, the Holy Scriptures or the Christian or any other religion.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2398.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 902

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 902. Serious discussion not blasphemy


If it appears beyond reasonable doubt that the words complained of were used in the course of serious discussion, and with intent to make known or recommend opinions entertained by the accused, such words are not blasphemy.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2399.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 903

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 903. Blasphemy a misdemeanor


Blasphemy is a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2400.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 904

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 904. Profane swearing


Profane swearing consists in any use of the name of God, or Jesus Christ, or the Holy Ghost, either in imprecating divine vengeance upon the utterer, or any other person, or in light, trifling or irreverent speech.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2401.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 905

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 905. Punishment for profane swearing


Every person guilty of profane swearing is punishable by a fine of One Dollar ($1.00) for each offense.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2402.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 906

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 906. Obscene language a misdemeanor, when


If any person shall utter or speak any obscene or lascivious language or word in any public place, or in the presence of females, or in the presence of children under ten (10) years of age, he shall be liable to a fine of not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), or imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or both.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2403.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 907

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 907. Sunday to be observed


The first day of the week being by very general consent set apart for rest and religious uses, the law forbids to be done on that day certain acts deemed useless and serious interruptions of the repose and religious liberty of the community. Any violation of this prohibition is Sabbath-breaking.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2404.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 908

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 908. Sabbath-breaking defined


The following are the acts forbidden to be done on the first day of the week, the doing of any of which is Sabbath-breaking:


1. Servile labor, except works of necessity or charity.


2. Trades, manufactures, and mechanical employment.


3. All horse racing or gaming except as authorized by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Act. [FN1]


4. All manner of public selling, or offering or exposing for sale publicly, of any commodities, except that meats, bread, fish, and all other foods may be sold at any time, and except that food and drink may be sold to be eaten and drank upon the premises where sold, and drugs, medicines, milk, ice, and surgical appliances and burial appliances and all other necessities may be sold at any time of the day.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2405; Laws 1913, c. 204, p. 456, § 1; Laws 1949, p. 204, § 1; Laws 1983, c. 11, § 36, emerg. eff. March 22, 1983; Laws 1996, c. 191, § 1, emerg. eff. May 16, 1996.


[FN1] Title 21, § 200 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 909

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 909. Persons observing other day as holy


It is a sufficient defense in proceedings for servile labor on the first day of the week, to show that the accused uniformly keeps another day of the week as holy time, and does not labor upon that day, and that the labor complained of was done in such manner as not to interrupt or disturb other persons in observing the first day of the week as holy time.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2406.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 910

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 910. Repealed by Laws 1970, c. 155, § 2, eff. July 1, 1970


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 911

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 911. Punishment for Sabbath-breaking


Every person guilty of Sabbath-breaking is punishable by a fine of not more than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) for each offense.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2408.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 912

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 912. Malicious service of process or adjournment of trial


Whoever maliciously procures any process in a civil action to be served on Saturday and upon any person who keeps Saturday as holy time, and does not labor on that day, or serves upon him any process returnable on that day, or maliciously procures any civil action to which such person is a party to be adjourned to that day for trial, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2409.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 913

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 913. Compelling form of belief


Any willful attempt, by means of threats or violence to compel any person to adopt, practice or profess any particular form of religious belief, is a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2410.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 914

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 914. Preventing religious act


Every person who willfully prevents, by threats or violence, another person from performing any lawful act enjoined upon or recommended to such person by the religion which he professes, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2411.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 915

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 915. Disturbing religious meeting


Every person who willfully disturbs, interrupts or disquiets any assemblage of people met for religious worship, by any of the acts or things hereinafter enumerated, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2412.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 916

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 916. Definition of disturbance


The following are the acts deemed to constitute disturbance of a religious meeting:


1. Uttering any profane discourse, committing any rude or indecent act, or making any unnecessary noise, either within the place where such meeting is held, or so near it as to disturb the order and solemnity of the meeting.


2. Exhibiting, within one (1) mile, any shows or plays without a license by the proper authority.


3. Engaging in, or aiding or promoting within the like distance, any racing of animals or gaming of any description.


4. Obstructing in any manner, without authority of law, within the like distance, the free passage along any highway to the place of such meeting.


CREDIT(S)


R.L.1910, § 2413.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 917

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 917. Motor vehicle defined--Antique, classic, or special interest automobile defined


A. The term “motor vehicle” as used in this act [FN1] shall mean every vehicle intended primarily for use and operation on the public highways, which is self-propelled; and every vehicle intended primarily for operation on the public highways which is not driven or propelled by its own power, but which is designed either to be attached to or become a part of a self-propelled vehicle; but not including farm tractors and other machines and tools used in the production, harvesting and care of farm products.


B. The term “antique, classic, or special interest automobile” as used in Section 918 of this title shall mean a motor vehicle which only travels on the highways of this state primarily for historical or exhibition purposes.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1959, p. 210, § 1; Laws 1985, c. 18, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1985.


[FN1] Title 21, § 917 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 918

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 918. Sale, barter or exchange of motor vehicles on Sunday prohibited--Activities exempt


No person, firm or corporation, whether owner, proprietor, agent or employee, shall keep open, operate or assist in keeping open or operating any place or premises or residences whether open or closed, for the purpose of selling, bartering, or exchanging, or offering for sale, barter, or exchange, any motor vehicle or motor vehicles, whether new, used or second hand, on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, except as otherwise provided in this section; and provided, however, that this act shall not apply to the opening of an establishment or place of business on the first day of the week for other purposes, such as the sale of petroleum products, tires, automobile accessories, or for the purpose of operating and conducting a motor vehicle repair shop, or for the purpose of supplying such services as towing or wrecking. Antique, classic, or special interest automobiles sold, bartered, auctioned, or exchanged by any person, firm, or corporation are exempt from the provisions of this section, as well as off-premise sales of new motorized recreational vehicles approved by the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission pursuant to the provisions of the Recreational Vehicle Franchise Act.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1959, p. 210, § 2; Laws 1985, c. 18, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1985; Laws 2005, c. 228, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2005; Laws 2011, c. 272, § 19, eff. Jan. 1, 2012.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 919

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§ 919. Penalties


Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation who violates any of the provisions of this act [FN1] shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon each conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than Seventy-five Dollars ($75.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed six (6) months, or the court, in its discretion, may suspend or revoke the Oklahoma motor vehicle dealer's license issued under the provisions of 47 O.S.1951 § 22.15, or by such fine and imprisonment and suspension or revocation.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1959, p. 210, § 3.


[FN1] Title 21, § 917 et seq.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 920

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§§ 920 to 930. Reserved for future legislation


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 930

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 36. Crimes Against Religion and Conscience

§§ 920 to 930. Reserved for future legislation


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 931

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 37. Fortune Telling

§ 931. Fees for fortune telling prohibited


It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, pretending or professing to tell fortunes by the use of any subtle craft, means or device whatsoever, either by palmistry, clairvoyancy or otherwise, plying his or her trade, art or profession within the State of Oklahoma, to make any charge therefor either directly or indirectly or to receive any gift, donation or subscription by any means whatsoever for the same.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1915, c. 59, § 1.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 932

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 37. Fortune Telling

§ 932. Penalty


Every person or persons violating the provisions of the foregoing section [FN1] shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), and by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not less than thirty (30) days nor more than six (6) months.


CREDIT(S)


Laws 1915, c. 59, § 2.


[FN1] Title 21, § 931.


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. Pt. IV, Ch. 38, Refs & Annos

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 38. Gambling


Current with emergency effective provisions through Chapter 213 of the First Regular Session of the 54th Legislature (2013)



21 Okl.St.Ann. § 941

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Currentness

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Part IV. Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality

Chapter 38. Gambling (Refs & Annos)

General Provisions

§ 941. Opening, conducting or carrying on gambling game--Dealing for those engaged in game


Except as provided in the Oklahoma Charity Games Act, [FN1] e