2017 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 47. Motor Vehicles
§47-17-101. Misdemeanor violations - Penalties.

Universal Citation: 47 OK Stat § 47-17-101 (2017)

A. It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate any of the provisions of this title unless such violation is by this title or other law of this state declared to be a felony.

B. 1. Every person convicted of a misdemeanor for a violation of any of the provisions of Sections 10-101 through 14-121 or Sections 16-101 through 16-114 of this title for which another penalty is not provided shall upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not less than Five Dollars ($5.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) days; for a second such conviction within one (1) year after the first conviction by imprisonment for not more than twenty (20) days; upon a third or subsequent conviction within one (1) year after the first conviction by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

2. Any person violating the provisions of Sections 10-101 through 14-121 or Sections 16-101 through 16-114 of this title, where a jail sentence is not mandatory may, in the discretion of the district attorney wherein the offense occurred, be permitted to enter a plea of guilty by written statement by the person charged to be presented to the court wherein the case is filed. A remittance covering the fine and costs may be considered and received with the same force and effect as a written plea of guilty.

C. Unless another penalty is in this title or by the laws of this state provided, every person convicted of a misdemeanor for the violation of any other provision of this title shall be punished by a fine of not less than Five Dollars ($5.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

D. Provided, however, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any offense, including traffic offenses, in violation of any of the provisions of this title 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.

E. The conviction of any person, as prescribed in this section, when the offense occurred during a period when the driving privileges of the person were under suspension, revocation, cancellation, denial, or disqualification or the person had not been granted driving privileges by Oklahoma or any other state, shall result in the doubling of the appropriate fine, as provided for in subsections B and C of this section, and the doubling of all court costs and all fees collected by the court on behalf of any other entity, unless waived by the court.

F. One-half (1/2) of any fine collected pursuant to the provisions of subsection E of this section, shall be deposited to the Trauma Care Assistance Revolving Fund created in Section 1-2522 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Added by Laws 1961, p. 422, § 17-101, eff. Sept. 1, 1961. Amended by Laws 1963, c. 312, § 1, emerg. eff. June 19, 1963; Laws 1987, c. 226, § 7, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 2000, c. 285, § 4, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2001, c. 133, § 5, emerg. eff. April 24, 2001; Laws 2001, c. 435, § 11, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2004, c. 387, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2004; Laws 2007, c. 120, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.

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