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Q: Missing tribal court not knowing court date when it was changed and never received letter for the new date...

I had tribal court today and I'm native American (Chickasaw) My aunt who is white has guardianship of my two boys and 10-15 minutes before court she wants to call and tell me we had court today at 1:30 so there was no way I could have made it there on time , will I get in trouble if I missed... View More

Robin Elizabeth Rollins
Robin Elizabeth Rollins
answered on Sep 19, 2023

If it was a guardianship hearing, you will most likely not get in trouble. Many parents with children in guardianships do not appear in court. However, your failure to appear at court hearings could be detrimental to you in the future. If there comes a time when you would like the children returned... View More

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Q: Okla Bureau of Investigation lab: Are their results valid for controlled subs. in tribal court?

I’m a citizen of the Chickasaw nation. Charged with Misd. Possession of Controlled Substance. Evidence was sent to Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation’s lab to test the substance. My case is being heard in tribal court with my tribe, not the state of Oklahoma. Would OSBI’s results be valid in my... View More

Robin Elizabeth Rollins
Robin Elizabeth Rollins
answered on Jun 2, 2022


The answer to your question is, yes. The OBI's lab is generally used for most cases throughout Oklahoma, including tribal courts. This discussion does not constitute legal advice, and it is recommended that you speak with your personal attorney regarding this matter.

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