It’s quite plausible that most Oklahoma polling places are opened within half a mile of some retail beer sales. A restaurant, night club, convenience store, grocer, or liquor store; are all granted licenses to freely sell on election days. But both the retail clerk and the patron are immediately committing criminal acts if a polling place is within half a mile (as the crow flies).
I guess it’s yet another way in which opioids and cannabis are regarded more favorably than a can of beer, in the Sooner State?
Even driving home from the grocery store and coming within 2640 ft. of a polling place could trigger your arrest?
§26-16-112. Intoxicating liquors.
Any person who takes intoxicating liquors of any kind or quantity to within one-half (½) mile of any polling place on an election day shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
Laws 1974, c. 153, § 16-112, operative Jan. 1, 1975.
Criminal Asset Forfeiture Is Generally Prohibited
Even when crimes have been committed and guilt has been established, Asset Forfeiture is generally illegal, in Oklahoma.
Our first legal code was established in 1910. And unless a specific crime has a stated statutory penalty of the loss of property used in that crime or gained through the illegal activity; there is to be a protection of property rights for the convicted individual. Treason is the one exception stated in this matter.
§21-68. 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.
Deserting A Wife Or Young Child - Is A Felony
Abandoning and not providing for the care of a wife and/or kids (15 & under) is still a criminal act, in Oklahoma.
Aside from civil court action and divorce court, the dependents can turn to the police and have the man arrested.
§21-853. 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.
It's Still the Law, In Oklahoma
A chronicle of laws you still have to obey, in the Sooner State.