Recently I was going 13 miles above the speed limit in a school zone. I wasn't aware of it being a school zone. And I also don't have lisence or insurance. I received 3 citations to appear in court in a few days for each ticket and the officer let me go. I'm terrified that I will be arrested when I go to court. Will I be arrested?
While technically you could be arrested, it would be extremely rare for that to happen as long as you appear in court. If they file these as misdemeanor informations, you might want a lawyer.
The Oklahoma Court or Prosecutor’s Office may consider your driving record. Do your driving habits pose a risk to you or the general public? More information is needed to evaluate this situation. You need to search AVVO and consult in person with an experienced and seasoned Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer in your area. A local attorney will be more familiar with the lay of the land and tendencies of local Courts and Judges. An experienced local attorney can evaluate what evidence, statements or identifications are likely to be admitted at a preliminary hearing or trial. They can also provide an assessment of the consequences and potential fines or sentencing guidelines the crime involved.
According to statistics, as many as 100 schoolchildren are injured every year in accidents that occur inside school zones. Clearly, these are some of the most dangerous areas for children, and many of these accidents are entirely preventable if motorists focus on looking out for children. Many accidents involving children inside school zones every year involve children who are getting into or out of the bus, or children injured in school bus accidents. Other accidents involve children injured near their home.
According to some statistics, most accidents involving young schoolchildren occur between 3 PM and 6 PM. Boys are twice as likely to be involved in a school zone accident compared to younger children. To help reduce the risk of school bus accidents, drivers must make sure that they use designated drop-off locations, and must avoid parking across the street from the drop-off location. It is highly dangerous if children are required to cross the street to access the bus.
This is not legal advice! You need to speak to an AVVO Oklahoma Criminal Attorney who is licensed in your state for legal advice. I strongly recommend you search AVVO and make an appointment with a competent and experienced Traffic Ticket or Oklahoma Criminal Defense attorney in your area, who can take time to carefully evaluate and explain all options available. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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