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Q: What is what is the stipulations of knowingly concealing

I didn't know until days later

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Apr 11, 2021

Not sure exactly what your question is, but here is the language from OS Title 21 Sec. 1713:

“Every person who, without making reasonable inquiry, buys, receives, conceals, withholds, or aids in concealing or withholding any property which has been stolen, embezzled, obtained by false...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My 17 yo has runaway what are my rights as the parent. I've contacted local authorities and filed a runaway report.

My 17 yo has runaway, I've contacted local authorities and filed a runaway report. I've been told by authorities that if they make contact with her they can not force her to return home if she refuses. If I make contact with her can I as her mother force her to come home? If not, what are... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Apr 2, 2021

Assuming there is not something going on in the home that would be a legitimate reason for the child to be placed outside the home, then my answer is pretty straightforward.

As the parent, you make the rules, period. The child does have options but you can limit those options to the child...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Do i have to deal wuth crimunal charhes b4 i can charge jail with use of excessive force?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 1, 2021

Short answer is no as presumably these are 2 separate incidents. That said, you should try to involve an attorney or group of attorneys who will work together on both incidents in order to provide you the best outcome. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense/civil rights/1983... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: If a protective order has been vacated, but you had several protective order violation counts, do they vacate aswell?

Or do the charges remain active. I can make my case on that she lied about the protective order thats why she petitioned to vacate.

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 28, 2021

Dismissal of the protective order does NOT dismiss pending criminal charges. You should retain an experienced criminal law attorney to represent you in that case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is the charge “unlawful possession of vapor products” a drug related offense? and if so would it disqualify me from H.R6

I don’t think H.R 6 2021 is a law yet but would it disqualify me? i only had a vape cartridge and got charged with unlawful possession of vapor products because im a juvenile. it might have been thc in the cartridge but they put vapor products so would this mean its a drug related offense or is... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Mar 20, 2021

The erm "vapor products" shall have the same meaning as provided in the Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco Act.

Therefore this is the same as possession of tobacco products (ie cigarettes, cigars, etc...)

Failure to pay the fine associated with it results in suspension of DL.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What charges could someone recieve for stealing a deceased person's prescription narcotics

My friends mom died my friends brother's wife stole the moms medication to sell

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Mar 16, 2021

Burglary/ Possession of Stolen Property/ Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property/ Unlawful Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute/ Just to name a few possibilities.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: No gun was found so does that mean they have no evidence besides what the witnesses have told the police?

Only one of the two victims is cooperating.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 25, 2021

You won't know for sure what evidence the state has until discovery is received. The discovery will disclose the state's evidence. Talk to your attorney if you already have one, if not hire one asap.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How long can I hold my son in Oklahoma after he signed extradition papers for Kansas
David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Feb 25, 2021

If he signed a waiver of extradition, Kansas should have ten (10) days to come get him. They can request an extension, but generally those are only permitted in extreme circumstances. If he has not signed a waiver or waived in front of a judge, then it may be longer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If a woman assaults my wife, what am I (a 22 year old male) allowed to do?

My wife (female, 22) almost got assaulted my a neighbor in our apartment complex, and I want to know what I can do in the future if the situation gets worse

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 22, 2021

Call the police and/or file a vpo - do NOT take anything into your own hands unless there is an imminent threat to life or limb and the police have not arrived (Anytime you take action yourself you are opening yourself up for very expensive litigation and potential criminal issues for yourself)

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Just found out about a charge that has already turned into a warrant, wanting advice on this before I go in.

Do not feel that I am guilty for the crime that is being used against me

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Feb 9, 2021

If there is an arrest warrant out, then you need to turn yourself in. Hire an attorney first, one that is experienced and is not afraid to do hearings and go to trial. the attorney should help you line up a good bonds person, so you can hopefully just get booked in and walk out and go home. Make... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In oklahoma is it a misdemeanor or felony to leave the scene of an accident after hitting a parked car on private proper

With nobody being in the car

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 9, 2021

Based on the limited facts - Per Ok statute 47 OS §10-103; If no injury is caused then leaving the scene is a misdemeanor with a $500 fine and up to 1 year in county jail. Furthermore, the person leaving the scene is liable up to 3 times the amount of the actual damage caused to the other... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What is a hit and run on private property ? Hitting a parked car ? Nobody in the car.
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Feb 9, 2021

Hit and run can be of property, like a parked car.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Hello, the below. Does that mean 10 yrs from a full 20 yr sentence or 10 yrs after being discharged from prison?

commits a subsequent felony offense within ten (10) years of the date following the completion of the execution of the sentence

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 8, 2021

10 yrs after completion - so after discharge from prison. Just to be clear, anytime prior to that 10 year (including the time in prison) would still be considered during that time as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Ive got a misdemeanor contributing to a minor was put on probation with just fine to pay.. im a yr behind on payments

In 2019 i was charged with a misdemeanor contributing to minor for one of my daughters friends stealing at a convenience store.. i was put on a year of prpbation with a monthly fine of $40 to the district attorney and than $40 a month to the judge so total of $80 month.. ive only paid once in that... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Feb 7, 2021

It obviously depends on the judge. Generally, there will be a bench warrant issued based not he failure to pay the DA supervision. You don't have to be taken into custody for that, you can pay the bond with the court clerk. Most times if you confess to failing your probation, they will give... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I found out I have a felony warrant.can court charge me obscorn if I've not left jurisdiction.

Am trying to hire attorney before I turn my self in.

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Feb 7, 2021

Yes, definitely hire an attorney. There are multiple types of warrants. Regarding felonies, there usually two types of warrants that are used but he court. The first is an arrest warrant. This is used when a judge is shown probable cause to believe there was a crime committed and you were the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: I've been subpoenaed to testify against my ex-boyfriend in a domestic abuse case

can I say that the details are foggy or I don't remember exactly what happened that night even though I have written a statement the night that it happened and not get in trouble?

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Feb 4, 2021

The cannot prosecute you for not testifying. You have to show up if you are subpoenaed, but they can't force you to testify. There is literally a statute that prevents them. You can always tell them that this was a misunderstanding and you do not want to testify.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you carry plastic knuckles in Oklahoma for self-defense
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 3, 2021

The state statute reads: "It shall be unlawful for any person to carry upon or about his or her person, or in a purse or other container belonging to the person, any pistol, revolver, shotgun or rifle whether loaded or unloaded or any dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife, switchblade knife, sword... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: In Oklahoma, Kay county specifically, I was subpoenaed in a DV case against my partner. Do I have to testify?

February 2020, a situation arose, I never called the police, my adult son did. Partner was arrested and charged with kidnapping me. I didn’t want to press charges, but I did under pressure from my son. I went to the DA’s office a few days later and told them I wasn’t going to testify. I have... Read more »

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Feb 2, 2021

This is a very difficult situation for you. It’s also an incredibly common situation in most domestic violence cases where the alleged victim doesn’t want to put daddy or boyfriend or family member or roommate in jail or prison. Well, you certainly COULD get arrested for a misdemeanor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: What does it mean when it says matter striken pending service to be reset by either party?

He filed for paternity and custody after I filed a protective order. He is not on the birth certificate. I moved and did not know he filed. He now has criminal charges pending for domestic violence. Is the paternity case dropped? Or will I be served for that when I receive the subpoena to testify... Read more »

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Feb 1, 2021

stricken generally means that any hearing that was scheduled to occur has been cancelled for now. It appears that he was required to serve you with notice of the hearing and failed to do so; therefore, the court would not conduct the hearing. The hearing could be reset, but he will have to take... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I just found out the charge I was given that was a felony got repealed am I able to get it off my record
David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Feb 1, 2021

The answer to the question you ask varies depending on what is meant by the "charge I was given" and "repealed." If you were previously convicted and sentenced (or previously plead guilty to an offense and your sentencing was deferred) for a felony, you may qualify to get that... Read more »

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