Oklahoma Highway Patrol accident reports are available to anyone. To receive a report as of 2014, a request form must be filled out and submitted with a fee to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.Continue Reading
Accident reports are among public records that typically are not considered confidential. In the United States, accessibility of public records is governed by the Freedom of Information Act. Federal agencies can refuse to provide information requested under the act if it is protected by certain exemptions. States also have freedom of information laws governing open records and open public meetings. States can determine how easily accessible records are to the public and whether fees are charged to review records. Public records laws are intended to make governments accountable for their actions and enable citizens to be aware of the workings of government.
The Internet has significantly increased access to public records as of 2014, and many private companies sell access to records databases. Some companies use publicly available records to construct profiles of individuals that can be purchased. Public records data also is used in collecting child support, in conducting background checks on prospective employees and in paying retirement benefits. Most transactions conducted between individuals and government become part of the public record.Learn more about Public Records
A deferred sentence in Oklahoma is when a judge has found someone guilty of a crime but delays sentencing until a later date. This delay can last from one day to five years, according to the Oklahoma County website.Full Answer >
Oklahoma is the 46th state in the United States, its capital is Oklahoma City and its nickname is the "Sooner State." It officially became a state on November 16, 1907. Oklahoma has several state symbols, including the state flower, which is the mistletoe, the state tree, which is the redbud, and the state bird, which is the scissor-tailed flycatcher. The state's motto is "Labor Omnia Vincit," which is Latin for “Labor Conquers All Things.”Full Answer >
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections provides a search tool for offenders incarcerated within the Oklahoma DOC. The site also features a list of sex offenders and violent offenders in the city. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday site also allows victims to obtain reliable information about Oklahoma offenders.Full Answer >
A certificate of destruction is a title given to owners of vehicles that have been destroyed due to an accident. Another name for the certificate of destruction is "salvage certificate of title." The owner of the vehicle can apply for a certificate of destruction once the insurance company deems the vehicle a total loss.Full Answer >