Fighting a Ticket
To fight a traffic ticket in Oklahoma, state law dictates that you must enter a Not Guilty plea on or before your arraignment date. This can be done either by mail or in person. Once you have pleaded not guilty, your court date will be set, and you will have time to prepare your case.
You may either represent yourself in court, or hire an attorney to represent you. Hiring an Oklahoma traffic ticket attorney, who is familiar with the traffic laws of the state, may improve your chances of successfully winning your case. If you choose to represent yourself, it will be up to you to build and present your case to the court. If you are unsure of the rules regarding court proceedings, you can contact the court clerk.
After your court day, the judge or jury will rule on the case. If you’re found not guilty you will not be required to pay the traffic ticket, but you will be responsible for court fees, and legal fees as well, if they apply. If you are found guilty, you’ll need to pay the original ticket, plus the court fees and any legal fees as well. You have the right to appeal a guilty verdict, and move the case to an appelate court.
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