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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: How would I go about getting some harassing and malicious text messages gone through and press charges?

Someone was sending text messages to my husband and me using an app where they could keep changing their phone number. I would try to engage with them to see if they would tell me who they were. They knew things about me, like me having cancer and what road I lived off of. My number was not given... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jan 31, 2024

I understand your concern regarding the harassing and malicious text messages you've been receiving. To address this situation, start by preserving all evidence of these messages, including screenshots, dates, and any information you have about the sender. This documentation will be crucial if... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Juvenile Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a facility deny family members from visiting juvenile in a inpatient facility without answering the question "Why?"

The facility just hangs up the phone with no explanation. The child is denied phone calls and visitation. There is no explanation. Can a facility do this?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jul 10, 2023

Facilities typically have guidelines for visitation and phone calls, but reasonable access should generally be allowed for family members unless there are safety or legal concerns. If you're experiencing difficulties, it's advisable to contact the facility's administration or seek... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Communications Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Yes my husband's aunt died in New Mexico and her partner not married has will. Does he have the right to ask for a copy

He is the next living relative and had to send information and initials to funeral home because funeral home wouldn't let partner do it even with will stating so.

Anna L Self
Anna L Self
answered on Nov 15, 2021

In Oklahoma he would not be required to provide a copy of the will but since she died (I am assuming she lived there) in New Mexico you should post in the New Mexico group.

In Oklahoma, if your husband was an heir pursuant to the will he would be given written notice when the will was...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law, Communications Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: i’m 16 and my mom always calls me a problem child. i’m drained trying to b perfect. we disagree on a lot and have a lot

before but i always think we’re past it and she’s very passive aggressive and harps on my relationship constantly and it’s really driving me away from her. i’ve been wanting to move out for a long time now but i’m not sure how to go about leaving. i have a place i can stay but no job yet... View More

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Dec 12, 2020

Until you are 18 your mother makes the rules. You only get one mother so you should show her the ultimate level of respect.

Q: While I was in a relationship we shared a computer,separate profiles & passwords. Is the info. on my profile protected?

While dating I made an account on my boyfriend’s Mac computer. After the breakup he went into my profile to get my iMessages. Once inside my profile (on his computer), without my permission. he found sexual fantasy text messages and is threatening to send them to my parents or destroy my chances... View More

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
answered on Apr 7, 2018

It is not, however you should contact the other party to advise they have no consent to access your private accounts. You should also seek to protect those accounts. Should those accounts be accessed, it can constitute an illegal “hacking,” and you should file a police report immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Divorce, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it invasion of privacy if my mother in law read every text I have ever sent off my phone. And took screenshots to use

Against me for our upcoming court date, I am trying to get a protection order against my husband. And she used a key stroke memorization program to read everything i have ever sent off my phone withought my consent.

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
answered on Apr 2, 2018

Hope this helps, there is probably also a federal statute:

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Chapter 70 - Other Offenses Against Property Rights

Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act

Section 1953 - Unlawful Acts - Penalties

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m 16 and want to move to a town an hour away, could I do that without parental consent?

I have a job and I am a freshman in highschool but my mom is on drugs and my dad isn’t in the picture and my grandma is mentally abusive bad, but I have a really great friend (he’s 18, has 2 jobs and has a car) that I could be roommates with. I also have a lot of family in that town and I would... View More

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Mar 21, 2018

You need permission of your parents or legal guardian.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Employment Law and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a company publish my article in their yearly publication after firing me, without crediting me or permission?

I was employed by a destination marketing organization. I was terminated because I believe they wanted to hire someone who required a much lower salary, but they blamed performance. I did not underperform, in fact, much of what I accomplished there is still benefiting them. For example, I wrote an... View More

Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on Feb 22, 2017

I'm only going to address the portion of your question relating to copyright law, that is: can your former employer legally publish your article without crediting you? Yes, almost certainly.

This is known as "work for hire." In the case of a work made for hire, copyright law...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is my father in legal trouble or does he have a case?

My father recently left his job to pursue his own business as a contract welder. The main reason was because Fed Ex asked him to go independent because they didnt like going through my father's employer to get my dad to come work on their docks. Now, since he has gone independent, his ex... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 24, 2015

I don't believe your father has anything to complain about. He created and used the account on company time. Thus the company is entitled to the e-mails. Your father really should have deleted the account before he left the company. But, any way, if they weren't able to access the... View More

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