Those who are charged with a crime in Oklahoma or any other state may choose to invoke their rights under the Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment allows a person to refuse to answer questions or otherwise take steps that may incriminate themselves during a legal proceeding. Individuals generally have this right whether the charge is handed down by federal, state or local authorities. One of the rights granted by this amendment is the right to choose not to testify at trial.
People in Oklahoma and across the country who are currently under the age of 26 are arrested at a much higher rate than people in the same age group from previous generations were. The study that contained these results was published in the journal Crime & Delinquency and was conducted by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit organization focusing on public policy.