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Legal Statutes: Oklahoma

UPDATED May 25, 2017

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Victim of Rape, Forcible Sodomy, or Domestic Abuse

back to top§ 40.3. Emergency temporary order of protection--Domestic violence, stalking, harassment, rape or forcible sodomy

A. When the court is not open for business, the victim of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, rape, forcible sodomy, a sex offense, kidnapping or assault and battery with a deadly weapon or member of the immediate family of a victim of first-degree murder may request a petition for an emergency temporary order of protection. The peace officer making the preliminary investigation shall:

1. Provide the victim or member of the immediate family of a victim of first-degree murder with a petition for an emergency temporary order of protection and, if necessary, assist the victim or member of the immediate family of a victim of first-degree murder in completing the petition form. The petition shall be in substantially the same form as provided by Section 60.2 of this title for a petition for protective order in domestic abuse cases;

2. Immediately notify, by telephone or otherwise, a judge of the district court of the request for an emergency temporary order of protection and describe the circumstances. The judge shall inform the peace officer of the decision to approve or disapprove the emergency temporary order;

3. Inform the victim or member of the immediate family of a victim of first-degree murder whether the judge has approved or disapproved the emergency temporary order. If an emergency temporary order has been approved, the officer shall provide the victim, or a responsible adult if the victim is a minor child or an incompetent person or member of the immediate family of a victim of first-degree murder, with a copy of the petition and a written statement signed by the officer attesting that the judge has approved the emergency temporary order of protection; and

4. Notify the person subject to the emergency temporary protection order of the issuance and conditions of the order, if known. Notification pursuant to this paragraph may be made personally by the officer upon arrest or, upon identification of the assailant, notice shall be given by any law enforcement officer. A copy of the petition and the statement of the officer attesting to the order of the judge shall be made available to the person.

B. The forms utilized by law enforcement agencies in carrying out the provisions of this section may be substantially similar to those used under Section 60.2 of this title.

Laws 1982, c. 220, § 4; Laws 1986, c. 197, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1986; Laws 1993, c. 325, § 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 368, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 2000, c. 370, § 3, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2002, c. 466, § 4, emerg. eff. June 5, 2002; Laws 2010, c. 116, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2010; Laws 2015, c. 206, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2015; Laws 2016, c. 183, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2016.