On November 1st 2015, more than 200 new state laws went into effect in Oklahoma. The topics addressed by the new statutes include child support, child custody, driving under the influence, residential rental deposits, unemployment benefits, and many more.
The most talked-about new law is the statewide ban on texting and driving. It prohibits drivers from “using a hand-held electronic communication device to manually compose, send or read an electronic text message while the motor vehicle is in motion.” In plain language, drivers are banned from sending or viewing texts, IMs, emails, pictures, and videos with a handheld device while their vehicle is in motion. Drivers caught violating the ban may be fined up to $100.
Other notable changes to existing law include increased penalties for some stalking-related crimes and a requirement for highway drivers to slow down or change lanes when approaching Department of Transporation or Turnpike maintenance vehicles.
The team at the Morrissette Law Firm is here to help you understand how these changes affect you. Whether you're dealing with child support and custody issues, trying to make sense of new business regulations, or just need an attorney on your side in court, we're here to help. Contact us today and schedule a consultation with the Morrissette Law Firm. (405) 208-8835