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21-1533.


21-1533.
   
   A. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, every person
   who falsely personates any public officer, civil or military, any
   fireman, any law enforcement officer, any emergency medical technician
   or other emergency medical care provider, or any private individual
   having special authority by law to perform any act affecting the
   rights or interests of another, or who assumes, without authority, any
   uniform or badge by which such officers or persons are usually
   distinguished, and in such assumed character does any act whereby
   another person is injured, defrauded, harassed, vexed or annoyed, upon
   conviction, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in
   the county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine not
   exceeding Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), or by both such fine and
   imprisonment.
   
   B. Every person who falsely personates any public officer or any law
   enforcement officer in connection with or relating to any sham legal
   process shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony, punishable by
   imprisonment for not more than two (2) years, or a fine not exceeding
   Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment.
   
   C. Every person who falsely asserts authority of law not provided for
   by federal or state law in connection with any sham legal process
   shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony, punishable by
   imprisonment for not more than two (2) years, or a fine not exceeding
   Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment.
   
   D. Every person who, while acting falsely in asserting authority of
   law, attempts to intimidate or hinder a public official or law
   enforcement officer in the discharge of official duties by means of
   threats, harassment, physical abuse, or use of sham legal process,
   shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more
   than two (2) years, or a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars
   ($5,000.00), or both such fine and imprisonment.
   
   E. Any person who, without authority under federal or state law, acts
   as a supreme court justice, a district court judge, an associate
   district judge, a special judge, a magistrate, a clerk of the court or
   deputy, a notary public, a juror or other official holding authority
   to determine a controversy or adjudicate the rights or interests of
   others, or signs a document in such capacity, shall be guilty of a
   felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than two (2) years, or
   a fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), or both such
   fine and imprisonment.
   
   F. Every person who uses any motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle
   usually distinguished as a law enforcement vehicle or equips any motor
   vehicle or motor-driven cycle with any spot lamps, audible sirens, or
   flashing lights, in violation of Sections 12-217, 12-218 or 12-227 of
   Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or in any other manner uses any
   motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle for the purpose of falsely
   personating a law enforcement officer and who in such assumed
   character commits any act whereby another person is injured,
   defrauded, harassed, vexed or annoyed shall, upon conviction, be
   guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the
   Department of Corrections not exceeding ten (10) years, or by a fine
   not exceeding Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or by both such fine
   and imprisonment.
   
   G. As used in this section:
   
   1. "Sham legal process" means the issuance, display, delivery,
   distribution, reliance on as lawful authority, or other use of an
   instrument that is not lawfully issued, whether or not the instrument
   is produced for inspection or actually exists, and purports to do any
   of the following:
   
   a. to be a summons, subpoena, judgment, arrest warrant, search
   warrant, or other order of a court recognized by the laws of this
   state, a law enforcement officer commissioned pursuant to state or
   federal law or the law of a federally recognized Indian tribe, or a
   legislative, executive, or administrative agency established by state
   or federal law or the law of a federally recognized Indian tribe,
   
   b. to assert jurisdiction or authority over or determine or adjudicate
   the legal or equitable status, rights, duties, powers, or privileges
   of any person or property, or
   
   c. to require or authorize the search, seizure, indictment, arrest,
   trial, or sentencing of any person or property; and
   
   2. "Lawfully issued" means adopted, issued, or rendered in accordance
   with the applicable statutes, rules, regulations, and ordinances of
   the United States, a state, or a political subdivision of a state.
   
   H. It shall not be a defense to a prosecution under subsection B, C, D
   or E of this section that:
   
   1. The recipient of the sham legal process did not accept or believe
   in the authority falsely asserted in the sham legal process;
   
   2. The person violating subsection B, C, D or E of this section does
   not believe in the jurisdiction or authority of this state or of the
   United States government; or
   
   3. The office the person violating subsection B, C, D or E of this
   section purports to hold does not exist or is not an official office
   recognized by state or federal law.
   

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