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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Would this scenario be unconstitutional?

If Roe v. Wade was overturned, would a state imposing penalties on an individual who had a legal abortion out of state violate the second clause of the second section of the Civil Rights Restoration Act?

"...Amends title IX... of the Education Amendments of 1972... to mean all of the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Does the right to bear armaments only apply to firearms, or are all armaments included?

Would things like knifes, swords, shields, and things like that. Would these be protected arms under the 2nd amendment?

0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Constitutional Law, Elder Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Q: I can’t drive a car anymore but I can drive a golf cart. If they won’t renew my license is there something I can get?

I drive to the mailbox, up the street to the store and maybe fishing at the lake. I live in a lake area and it is legal where I live, but what if I lose my license? Is there something I can do or get to make it legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In the state of Oklahoma can a police officer traspassing on private property with signs posted
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 24, 2022

If the officer has a legitimate purpose in accordance with their duties then yes they can ignore the posted signs and conduct their official business.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughter was left alone at scene when her dad was taken to jail for warrants..is this illegal in oklahoma?

I was across town when i got the call and raced to the scene, but by the time i got there my daughter was sitting in the front of a police car and her dad had already been taken to jail and car was being towed away. My daughter was left alone, her dad handcuffed and taken to jail and car towed... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Nov 1, 2021

Based on what you have stipulated in the question, your daughter was left with another officer. So short answer, Yes a minor can be left with another officer while her father was escorted to jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Constitutional Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m a Native American business owner on tribal land am I liable to the state government.

I am in the process off renouncing US citizenship and riding solely on my native citizenship. I as a Cherokee citizen should not have to carry US citizenship to have access to my ancestry and my ancestors land. I will ask for a chancellor to come into Indian territory “Oklahoma “ and conduct my... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Oct 14, 2021

In a nut shell, the Native American tribes are considered domestic nations within the US not foreign nations (hence no US embassy). As a result you cannot denounce your US citizenship and expect to be able to remain in the US. This would restrict your business as well, unless you became a citizen... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal for the the police or investigators to, what I have heard called, go on a “fishing exhibition”?

They had all they needed to arrest the target of an investigation(a drug dealer), but did not, then wiretapped his phone to find out who his associates were and how they are involved with the target all while allowing the illegal activity in order to bust more than the original suspect. I’ve also... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 2, 2021

In order for the wire tap to be legal there would have to be a search warrant that set up the specific information be sought. Assuming they have that, then yes it is legal. Having what you need to arrest is a subject is a slippery slope that we wont get into here, because every criminal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: So during covid and everyone one was supposed to stay in their home two weeks lockdown I was kicked out of mine for two

For two months I was kicked out by the judge when my roommate filed protection order which I later proved it all to be wrong and falsified to wear to judge turn around and put one on the roommate I had no clothes except for what was on my back that I was allowed to get nothing and at that time you... Read more »

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Aug 9, 2021

Wow, you really are going to need a good lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Q: When the United States Supreme court says there no standing to take up a case what are they saying.
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Apr 13, 2021

Legal standing basically means that the person/entity who is suing another has a reason to sue them - that they've been personally affected. For example (a silly example), if you and your spouse are having a hard time, a random passerby cannot sue your spouse for divorce on your behalf.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is 85percent crime 21 O.S. 843.5(c) At the time of sentencing or on my plea of guilty summary of facts it said no

If it's not an 85% crime or if it is but at the time of sentencing they said it was not do I have action to get this sentence off of me

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Jan 12, 2021

Yes. Section 843.5(c) is a crime against a child under Section 843.5, so it is an 85% crime. I can also tell you that I am very familiar with the Department of Corrections receiving sentencing paperwork indicating a crime is not 85% when in fact it is, and the court ordering a sentence to not be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the statue of limitations on a false imprisonment civil suit from the date of discharge
Arnold Isaac Berschler
Arnold Isaac Berschler answered on Oct 1, 2020

The Civil Rights Act of 1991, 42 U.S.C., sec. 1981; et. seq. [including section 1983] is probably the law to be used. That Act adopts a state's statute of limitations period for personal injury claims as the time limitation. The issue being: in which state did the imprisonment first occur?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: How can we get my wifes ankle monitor activity for a certain day so we can clear our names and get her out of jail.

Her next court date isn't for another month and a half. She was on ankle monitor at time the crime happened and also there's a video of the couple that actually did it. She doesn't need to sit in jail any longer for something we never did. And what kind of legal action can we take... Read more »

Andrea Worden
Andrea Worden answered on Sep 8, 2020

Hire a true criminal defense attorney.

Q: Can you receive a deferred sentence on a felony charge if you've previously received a deferred sentence for a felony?

4 years ago I received a deferred sentence for a felony conviction. In June 2020 I received a deferred sentence for a new felony charge. Is this legal?

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Aug 11, 2020

The answer to your question is "yes, it is legal." That is because you did not have more than one deferred judgment within the 10 years before committing the crime that led to you receiving the deferred judgment in June 2020. The relevant statute reads as follows:

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Do u have to have a lawyer for your 2nd court date
David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Jul 7, 2020

You should hire an attorney as soon as possible. Most judges do not like defendants to show up without an attorney, especially twice. Each judge has his or her own tolerance. If you believe you cannot afford an attorney, you need to demonstrate to the court everything you have done to try to hire... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Q: Well incarcerated my house is broken should I have been asked if I wanted to press charges or not

I was arrested while I was arrested my house was broken into should I have been asked if I wanted to press charges or not

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on May 3, 2020

The idea of "pressing charges" isn't really the way it works. The DA is the only one who can file charges (press charges). They have complete discretion. The police and the DA may ask you if you want to testify (come to court), but that is really as far as it goes. Now if they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I was arrested in December they violated my 4th amendment by running my tag with out knowledge of me commitment a crime

Can I have a case against the police department

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Apr 19, 2020

The question you present is not one that can simply be answered on a forum such as this. If you were arrested and no charges were filed, you could contact a civil rights attorney to review your case. If you were charged, you should hire (if you have not done so already) a criminal defense... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need a civil rights attorney

I was denied the right to a fair hearing I have strong evidence

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2019

This isn't really a lawyer referral service; it's just a question-answer board. If you need an attorney, you could look one up in the Find-a-Lawyer section of this site, or conduct your own independent search for one. You could also check if the Oklahoma Bar Association's resources... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a judge require me to hire an attorney for a misdemeanor charge?

The 6th amendment allows me the right of self-representation, after I entered my plea of not guilty for a misemeanor charge of disturbing the peace, the judge said he would put me in jail if I showed up at my next court date without an attorney . Can this judge actually throw me in jail and violate... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can someone be arrested for trespassing if he lives in our deceased mother's house?

Shawnee police officer entered my brother's residence while he was asleep on the couch and woke him up. They said that someone reported an a/b taking place in his yard. They asked him to come outside then arrested him for public intoxication and trespassing. He was told that he couldn't... Read more »

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