In Oklahoma, if you get a DUI, you're pretty much screwed for a while. You're going to pay a hefty fine, you're going to probably spend the night in jail, you're going to fight to keep your license (which is unlikely), and it will be on your criminal record for a very, very long time.
This is, of course, unless you are an elected County official who works in a building just across the alley from where the judge who handles your case will be hanging out.
According to a shocking story on NewsOk.com, Carolyn Caudill's attorney W. Shawn Jefferson (wonder what the "W" stands for and from his Facebook page, you can see something about the running of the bulls) filed a motion to have Caudill's records of her DUI arrest sealed, expunged, cast into the sea of forgetfulness just in time for her to run again for Oklahoma County Clerk. This election would giver her a sixth term. A sixth term. That's right, a sixth term in office. Take a look at this little morsel from NewsOk.com and see if it doesn't
Jefferson wrote that the harm to Caudill's "privacy and/or the dangers of unwarranted adverse consequences … outweigh the public interest in retaining the records."
Jefferson is asking that the Oklahoma City Municipal Court and departments including the Oklahoma City police be directed to seal records related to the incident.
In the petition, he also requests an order "mandating that the subject official actions shall be deemed never to have occurred."
No, it isn't a clipping from a Lost Ogle satire, but it is real and what the attorney is asking. Caudill could be in danger? Danger? The only danger would be her getting busted again and being beaten in the primary by Charlie Phillips.
Adverse consequences? Wait...should would have to pay like every other citizen? Heaven forbid. The real adverse issue I am sure that she's worried about is having her rear-end handed to her in the primary by Charlie Phillips.
The people are once again being boondoggled, bamboozled, blinded, and fooled with the ultimate in trickery bred from the loins of long-term, career politicians. Caudill should be ashamed of herself and just retire with some sense of dignity left. If you haven't decided whom you will vote for in this GOP primary, I suggest you vote for a real Republican who understands (and can spell) transparency; Charlie Phillips.
My support is behind Charlie Phillips and for good reasons; she is a small business owner, she has ten years of experience in the Clerk's office, and she has been nothing but candid with me. It's refreshing to talk to someone running for office who isn't a narcissistic, egomaniac with the personality of a Barbie or Ken doll. Charlie is the real deal for Oklahoma County Clerk.
Of course, this is just my opinion and I could be wrong, but a intensely doubt it.