Gun Possession and Alcohol in Oklahoma
While there are a number of laws related to gun possession in Oklahoma, it is worth noting here that there are several rules relating to guns and alcohol, as alcohol use is frequently connected with traffic stops.
First off, it is unlawful for a person to bring a gun into any establishment where liquor/alcohol consumption is the primary business of the establishment. This means it is lawful to bring a firearm (assuming the person has the proper documentation) into a restaurant that is not primarily in the business of serving alcohol, but not into a bar. This does not apply to law enforcement officers or private investigators with the proper license.
Second, a person who is under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs may not possess a weapon or use the weapon, even with a permit. A violation of this rule can result in a misdemeanor criminal charge and jail time.
Experienced Criminal Defense in Your Oklahoma Gun Charge
Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney Patrick Quillian is a former Oklahoma district attorney who relies on his years of experience in prosecuting cases to provide the best possible defense for all defendants. If you are facing criminal charges and/or investigation for a felony or misdemeanor in Oklahoma, contact the office of J. Patrick Quillian, Attorney at Law, today at 405-896-9768 to schedule a free consultation to see what his criminal defense team can do for you.