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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my car get repossessed after one week of no payment in the state of Oklahoma?

I financed a car through a car lot. I was one week and 3days late then got threatening text messages from the financier saying they were going to call the authorities if they did not receive a payment I paid them half on Friday (the day of the call) and they agreed to receive the other half Monday... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jun 29, 2020

I would have to see your contract, but it appears as if they did not follow the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. They cannot threaten criminal charges, or negotiate in my opinion negotiate for further payment only to repossess. You need an attorney to look at the contract and then potentially... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Am I allowed to shoot a protester

If I’m driving and come across a group of protesters who then decide to start trying to bust out my car windows and pull me or a family member from the car. Can I then use lethal force to defend my property and self and family?

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Jun 1, 2020

As a general rule you cannot use deadly force unless you are in fear of imminent harm to your safety or the safety of one of your family members typically. If you have an opportunity to flee or avoid the dangerous situation, you are required to do so as long as you can do it safely. You can’t... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m 17 and pregnant, am I legally an adult? Can I legally move out or get in trouble with law for “running away”?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Apr 24, 2020

Are you legally and adult? No. You are an adult when you are 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In Oklahoma local police took a friend's dog said he had pay fees and unrelated traffic tickets before returning dog
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Apr 22, 2020

Normally, law enforcement can take possession of a dog if hasn't been inoculated, spayed, or neutered, or if it is "at large", has bitten someone, or is deemed dangerous, and yes, at least under Tulsa Municipal Ordinances (Title 2, Section 109), there are reclaiming and impoundment... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Pro se defense child custody case all claims evidence documents reports to support claims available to both parties?

All the evidence documents reports claims available for both parties legally should have same papers for solid for law abiding in-depth complete history with both parties to honestly in children's best interest law abiding punishment without a doubt guilty party.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Apr 7, 2020

The same information would be available provided the pro se party knows the proper steps to obtain the information.

The court will hold a pro se party to the same standard as a licensed attorney so the pro se party would need to ensure that they have the same knowledge of case...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a judge court order a couple not to see each other when they are engaged.

She is on drug court and im a convicted felon

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 5, 2020

Yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I move out at 17?

I live in Oklahoma. My parents want to move me back to Texas. I do not want to go and i have a friend I can stay with. Her mom is even okay with it. Is there a way I can stay with her?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 20, 2020

If your parents agree to allow you to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: How can someone charged in a robbery case met with so called traumatized victim then contact them to drop charges?

Ive writtened emailed faxed phonedthe governor mayor attorney general city manager and im not gonna stop until someone with some authority looks into this case. Ive got a website that has this case. Noone wants to listen or even cares this is my sons life

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Feb 2, 2020

Sounds like you are suggesting someone either has or is trying to reach out to an alleged victim to get them to drop criminal felony charges. Not a good idea at all. Anyone who does so Faces the very real risk that the alleged victim might contact authorities and say they felt pressured. In that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Collections for Oklahoma on
Q: Were my rights violated?

I went to court unrepresented, the judge was upset with that and locked me up. I do not recall any formal reason from him other than that. I stayed in jail for two weeks just to qualify for public representation. I wasn't given forms to file for one until the district attorney was called and... Read more »

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Jan 21, 2020

most judges are reasonable and quite tolerant in terms of giving you time to secure private counsel to represent you if you bond out of jail. I suspect the judge gave you more than one chance to show up with an attorney and you were either unable to secure one you could afford or you refused to do... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Can an investigator be held accountable for perjury if his affidavit of support is heavily relying on the falsehood?

The falsehood was a flat out lie that I had no business at the courthouse on day in question. That my sole intention was to be there to harass and intimidate a person who has a protective order on me. There can't honestly be a valid reason he didn't know that I was the petitioner and the... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Dec 7, 2019

It wouldn't be perjury, but it could be considered prosecutorial misconduct. The reality is that there is very little that can be done about these types of misrepresentations. It would just be passed off as a "reasonable belief" based on the informations and evidence they had at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: What should i do if the local PD is protecting a guy who has done bad things to me that i can prove?

This guy has broke into my truck and shed and robbed me of tools. Stole a scooter and tow cable at a different time and admitted on text. Caught him on camera and the officer knows who it is. I showed the video to peope and everyone knows who it is but the police never even investigated... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Nov 12, 2019

Obviously, we would like to have the police take this more seriously and to investigate more thoroughly, but that doesn't seem to be happening. One possibility is to go to the county sheriff instead of the city PD. Another possibility is to file a civil suit for damages and file a protective... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Someone stole the title to my mobile home , ivhave text to prove it & he gave it to a cousin who put in his name and is

Evicting me now. What can I do?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 4, 2019

If the person forged your name, then report it to the police.

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I vacate a default judgement due to lack of jurisdiction

Default judgment when I did not reside in state was never served but served by publication but did not reside in the state. Judgment never domesticated to my state. Wages garnished

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 30, 2019

You’d better hire a lawyer to handle both for you.

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1 Answer | 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 »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 31, 2019

If the facts are exactly as you have prevented them, the police are wrong. Your brother needs to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight these charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Look I.am being wrongfully charged of.harboring a fugitive and set up on a.charge of domestic and.possesion of phaphilal

I have video evidenve of the wife.that has a p.o. against me and she drove 3 hours to come down tonwhereninlive and she.setbit up and gave the cops lhariphilnalia which they said.they seen thru.the windowsband then the.door was kicked in.andntyey they went in and.recovered it from inside my... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 26, 2019

You need to hire a local lawyer who has criminal law experience.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: My boyfriend of 3 years and I bought a house together in May of this year, I recently found out he is cheating on me and

and has become abusive, how do i get him out of my house, and his name off of it

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 25, 2019

You will probably have to file suit for Partition.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: If my employer gives me a drug test do I have a right to the reports, statements, and results regarding the drug test?

I passed the test, of course. It was during an investigation that HR was looking into. I had called about my supervisor, Curtis and his discrimination against me.

I have to ask for documentation of certain things. But I'm wondering if I have the right to all documents regarding that... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 9, 2019

Old adage: There is no harm in asking

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Are police required to inform someone that not complying with a request will directly lead to an arrest?

I was watching this video about a woman being arrested for not signing a ticket. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMaJOtOu5M8. It seemed questionable to me that the exchange between the officer and the woman was "You're not going to sign the ticket?" "No. Because I..."... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 1, 2019

It is your duty as a person present in the US to follow the law. Officers are not required to tell you the law. They’re responsible for enforcing it.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: If I file a complaint on an attorney for misconduct can the attorney contact me?
Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jul 23, 2019

Yes. They can attempt to work out the problem. They cannot threaten or harass you.

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