On April 23, 2020, The Urbanic Law Firm filed a federal lawsuit in the Western District of Oklahoma on behalf of ten plaintiffs whose constitutional rights are being violated by the City of Guthrie. We are asking the judge to order the City of Guthrie to cease enforcement of Ordinance 3330. The Ordinance was enacted as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. It trampled on … [Read more...] about Urbanic Law Firm Challenging Guthrie’s Unconstitutional Ordinance
Is Governor Stitt’s Coronavirus Emergency Order Legal?
UPDATE! Governor Stitt declared a "health emergency" on April 2, 2020. On March 15, 2020, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued his first Coronavirus executive order. He declared that there was "an emergency caused by the impending threat of COVID-19 to the people of this State and the public's peace, health, and safety." He activated the State Emergency Operation Plan. The … [Read more...] about Is Governor Stitt’s Coronavirus Emergency Order Legal?
Can I Hoverboard Drunk in Oklahoma? | OKC Attorney Frank Urbanic
Although not advisable, it's probably not against the law to hoverboard (or segway) drunk in Oklahoma. Determining the legality of this requires knowing the definition of a "motor vehicle" in Oklahoma and applying the exceptions. Even though you may be able to lawfully hoverboard under the influence, a law enforcement officer may not be as savvy about the definitions as you and … [Read more...] about Can I Hoverboard Drunk in Oklahoma? | OKC Attorney Frank Urbanic
Can a Sex Offender Sell Ice Cream From a Truck in Oklahoma?
Succinctly, no! Oklahoma does not allow registered sex offenders to be an "ice cream man." The law says that it's a felony for any sex offender required to be registered to engage in ice cream truck vending, whether or not licensed in this state as a mobile food unit. The maximum punishment in the Department of Corrections is 2.5 years. The maximum fine is $1,000. "Ice cream" … [Read more...] about Can a Sex Offender Sell Ice Cream From a Truck in Oklahoma?
Drugs Added to Controlled Substances Schedules – 2019 Oklahoma Laws
The yearly update to Oklahoma's controlled substances lists is upon us again! And, surprise, more drugs are illegal! I don't know why they're so eager to update this list since everything on the federal list is automatically considered a controlled dangerous substance in Oklahoma. The following italicized language was added to the very beginning of the statutes covering … [Read more...] about Drugs Added to Controlled Substances Schedules – 2019 Oklahoma Laws