The good news is the Judge, not the opposing attorney, decides what evidence will be admitted. With that said, you will likely need your own attorney who knows civil procedure and the rules of evidence to properly present your evidence.
Emergency protective orders are not criminal charges, they are sort of “quasi criminal.” They are intended to keep certain parties apart from each other because of the alleged wrongdoing of one of them. As long as rules are followed once a decision is made on whether there is any merit to an...View More
I went to court with my ex on the domestic dispute to actually speak on his behalf because I dropped the protection order off him and I just wanted him to get medical help with his bipolar and depression instead of jail time. Him nor I was ever told there was a SECOND no contact order on him by the... View More
Separate from a protective order, a judge can order a defendant in a criminal case not to have contact with the alleged victim as a condition of the defendant's bond. I cannot tell if that was done here, and it is usually not something that gets ordered without the defendant being informed....View More
This question depends a lot on the involvement of the department of human services in the matter. However, as a general rule, if a man has abused one of the children in the home (doesn’t matter whether they are his biological children, stepchildren or children of a girlfriend in a relationship)...View More
My mother was killed in June 2022 and it was ruled as suicide at the scene of a place she didn’t know and had never been on a river bed. A multi county grand jury is supposedly investigating. I was 17 years old at the time this happened and no one ever informed me she died. Do I have any kind of... View More
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and the circumstances surrounding her death. As a victim of a violent crime, you may have certain rights under state and federal law, including the right to be informed about the progress of any investigation or legal proceedings related to your...View More
What a great question! And what an unbelievably common question in domestic assault and battery cases. Just about any criminal defense attorney will have a story about victims having a change of heart and wanting to stop this speeding train of prosecution against the father of their children or...View More
Sounds like a situation where the offender has no prior convictions or arrests. If you want to or feel as though you need to go to rehab then by all means do it. However, most situations involving this particular crime and with no prior history are going to secure some type of probationary plea...View More
If you are not wanting to testify, I would recommend that you first talk to your husband's attorney. Failing to comply with a subpoena can have consequences, so don't just ignore it. You can always contact the prosecutor directly as well, but talking to your husband's attorney first...View More
The question is a bit confusing, but if a protective order has been issued against a party, the only one prohibited from certain acts is the defendant or the party served with that protective order. If the plaintiff seeking the protective order, the one who secured it from the court, contacts that...View More
I served a 3 yr. deferred sentence. Just wondering if once they dismiss the case I get my firearms rights back or if I have to wait till I can get the whole thing expunged. Is there a process in Oklahoma you have to follow?
A deferred probation means you’re not allowed to possess, in any manner (your car, your home, your pocket) any firearms. Once your deferred probation is concluded and the case is dismissed, as long as you’re not a convicted felon from some other episode in your life, you should be able to...View More
If you are asked a question and you believe the answer would implicate you in a crime, you can plead the Fifth. Unfortunately, however, victims of domestic abuse have no blanket right to refuse to answer questions when they have been subpoenaed. The Oklahoma Constitution and the Oklahoma...View More
My ex husband is neglectful and abusive to our daughter and he's alienated me from my daughter for years. I had no money to get an attorney to enforce the order. Now I an trying to either enter pro se or possibly get an OAR attorney which is done on the sliding scale. I have reported to dHs... View More
While I can respect your position you need to contact an attorney to assist you with this because this is not something you want to try to do alone. If money is an issue then you may want to contact free legal aid and see if they can help first, but they have a busy workload. Short of that just...View More
We really don’t have enough information to answer your question with specificity. Assault snd battery on a minor (your previous arrest) can be charged as a Felony. While the charge you have recited, “assault and battery in the presence of a minor” (I’m assuming you mean...View More
This is a fine line. If the lawyer obtained information about her during her case, and is now using that against her, then that would be a conflict. If there was no information gathered then it is probably not. Again this is a fine line, and most lawyers would steer clear of it. If you truly...View More
Alleged victim filed a report In a different county making false allegations and misrepresentations of her protective order to an officer that caused defendant to be arrested and charged for violation of protection order. Eventually defendant proved there was no probable cause so prosecutor... View More
Venue was transferred to family court in the county where paternity was pending. However judge who ordered the transfer in the same breath set a court date to be back in his court for a review hearing in 90 days. Family judge thought a full hearing and final order was already made due to that... View More
a paternity/custody case was pending between two parties when the mother filed for a protective order in another county. At the final hearing the judge set a review hearing con't the emergency order and transferred it to the county with the pending case. The judge there wouldn't hear the... View More
the victim made false allegations, omitted exculpatory evidence, and presented a materially altered protection order to a law enforcement officer to effect an arrest. The first chance Defendant talked to public defender he had him talk to the DA about the exculpatory evidence that negated their... View More
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