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Panhandling lawAccording to Oklahoma City’s current ordinance, which went into effect in February 2005, panhandlers cannot: →Touch anyone when asking for money. →Continue asking after being told no. →Intimidate anyone. →Block someone’s path. →Use threats of violence or threatening gestures. →Follow someone while panhandling. →Yell or shout. →Solicit within 20 feet of an ATM, bus stop, outdoor restaurant seating, public phone or public restroom. →Solicit after dark.
Cases from March 2005 to Sept. 30, 2008: 158: Tickets written 113: Cases filed by prosecutors 5: Pleas or guilty verdicts in court 69: No-contest pleas in court 6: Cases dismissed $292: Average assessment per case 80: Number of cases disposed 33: Number of cases still pending court action $200, plus court costs and/or 30 days in jail: Maximum fine possible