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§ 649.1. Striking, tormenting, and other mistreatment of a police dog or horse--Penalties--Rest...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 21. Crimes and Punishments

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Part III. Crimes Against the Person
Chapter 20. Assault and Battery
21 Okl.St.Ann. § 649.1
§ 649.1. Striking, tormenting, and other mistreatment of a police dog or horse--Penalties--Restitution
A. No person shall willfully strike, torment, administer a nonpoisonous desensitizing substance to, or otherwise mistreat a police dog or police horse owned, or the service of which is employed, by a law enforcement agency of the state or a political subdivision of the state.
B. No person shall willfully interfere with the lawful performance of any police dog or police horse.
C. Except as provided in subsection D of this section, any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. In addition, the person shall be ordered to pay restitution, which shall be paid to the law enforcement agency or political subdivision of the state which employed the service of the police dog or horse.
D. Any person who knowingly and willfully and without lawful cause or justification violates the provisions of this section, during the commission of a misdemeanor or felony, shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding two (2) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. In addition, the person shall be ordered to pay restitution, which shall be paid to the law enforcement agency or political subdivision of the state which employed the service of the police dog or horse.

Credits

Laws 1986, c. 54, § 2, eff. July 1, 1986; Laws 1990, c. 75, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 220, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 127, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2014, c. 222, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.
21 Okl. St. Ann. § 649.1, OK ST T. 21 § 649.1
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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