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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a 17 year old that is living on their own cross state lines without parental consent in OK?

My 17 year old brother in law ran away from home. His father pressed charges and dropped them acknowledging that he is in his own. My husband and I want to fly my brother in law and his 19 year old girlfriend to Wyoming for a visit. His father had threatened kidnapping charges against us. Can we be... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Sep 17, 2020

If he is 17, You would need the permission of his parents.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m a juvenile and I am going to court for reckless driving and I wanted to know how much trouble I could get into?
Andrea Worden
Andrea Worden answered on Sep 8, 2020

The range of punishment depends on the city or county charging you with the offense.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Contracts, Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My 17 yr old daughter lost control of her car while passing in a passing zone. She totaled her car and no other vehicles

The highway patrol officer got her insurance verifications and license info she received a ticket for passing in the left lane without sufficient space or visibility. She never signed anything or gave permission for her signature electronically nor did I and as a juvenile shouldn't one of us... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 12, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. I hope your daughter is okay. As a general matter, drivers under 18 can receive tickets, and a ticket not being signed by recipient doesn't generally serve to diminish its legal effect. If you haven't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a 14 year old son who smokes marijuana in my house all day

Involved in shoot outs, has gotten physical with me curse me out cost me my job and the cops won't do anything about it all I keep hearing is he my child and I can't kick him out. What can I do with him being 14yrs old

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 1, 2020

If this young man thinks he does not have to listen to you then one option is to take action that gets his attention such as send him to military school.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Teen pregnancy

What are my options if my 17 y/o daughter gets pregnant. I don’t support it and have no intentions of helping and be responsible for another life.

Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

It's not clear what you mean by your "options". As long as she is a minor or regularly attending high school or a high school equivalent program, she is legally entitled to financial support by her parents. After that, there is no legal duty to support one's children absent a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If a 17yr old's parent is physically and emotionally abusive can they leave, and will that parent keep the other kids?
Moura A J Robertson
Moura A J Robertson answered on Jun 7, 2020

More information is needed about the situation before anyone can answer this question. You might consider consulting with an attorney who can discuss the situation with you and properly advise you in real time.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a 17 year old friend in Texas who is living with an abusive father, can I go get her & bring her here?

My friend turns 18 in December but is there anything I can do to help her before that? I live in Oklahoma, would it be legal to let her live with me until she turns 18?

Edit: Some information about the situation that I forgot to mention, mostly because she had an incident with her father... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on May 20, 2020

Have her call, or you can call, DHS (CPS in Texas) and report the abuse, They will do a welfare check and if she is honest with them they will most likely take her out of the home and place her with another family member or friend of the family. I have seen it before where these emergency... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If I suspect a parent of having an addiction can I get into legal trouble for not reporting it?
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on May 15, 2020

It will be very hard for any agency to file anything on you unless you have a supervisory role over the child. Co-parent, possibly a close relative that watches the child, or a teacher or school administrator. With that said, health professionals and school people have an obligation to report... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son's girlfriend is 17, her mom is verbally and physically abusive to her. Can she move out without her mom's consent

Police did nothing when abuse was reported and things got worse.

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on May 9, 2020

Technically, she will be a runaway and the mother will be at risk of neglect charges. At 17 she will not be able to enter into contracts or make other legal decisions, so it is complicated. If this young lady is being physically abused, then someone should call DHS, but understand that can get... Read more »

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 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 Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm 16 and pregnant can I legally move out of my parents house and into my 18 year boyfriend's house without permission

I am 16 and pregnant I want to move into my 18 year old boyfriends house because I feel like I'd be safer there and be safer for the baby can I legally move into his house without my parents consent though

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 16, 2020

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If my first DUI was on my juvenile record, will my second DUI be a felony?

One of my friends got his 3rd DUI about 2 weeks ago. He has two previous misdemeanor DUI’s on his juvenile record. He was ordered to go to victims impact classes and to attend AA after he completed a year long rehab. He hasn’t completed all of his classes and is behind on court/probation... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Feb 4, 2020

Aggravated DUI is always considered a felony. It is based on a blood alcohol level of over .15. The key to to fight the breath test or the blood test. This is complex, but if done right can save you a great deal of heartache and money. If it is in or around Tulsa, give us a call and we can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: if i relenquished my rights to past children can i keep my future children
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Dec 14, 2019

Given we are talking about termination of rights for cause and not adoption, it is possible, but it does give the State the ability to take future children on a presumption of you are unfit. It is a more complex question than can be answered here...Boeheim Freeman Law 918-884-7791

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A parent is requested by Student.

When a student requests a parent be present before answering any questions does this effectively create a 5th Amendment protection from further questioning until the parent arrives? Schools usually respond it is their policy to question irrespective of the request, however, it would seem they are... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Nov 2, 2019

By you placing your child into school you are making the the temporary guardians. This is arguable, but the best thing to do is tell your child to not speak and just keep telling the principle or teacher that they want there parent present. If a police officer shoes up, then ask for an attorney,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A 16-year-old high school student is called to a principal's office in the presence of a police officer.

A 16 year is called (A) to the office in the presence of a police officer and questioned but the student says he does not want to discuss the matter until his parent is called; the police want to search the student for a vape-based on a rumor from another student (B) and (A), who has no prior... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Nov 1, 2019

Great question, but the answer is a bit complex. The complexity comes in the form of an overriding issue of safety of the other students. Now, considering the accusation is only of a vaping product, they are standing on thin ice with the argument of public safety. Asking for the parent to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: When a kid is 16, what are the laws on child neglect at that age?

My friends son moved to another town and was staying with his aunt. His mom found out he dropped out of school and he was taking pills, smoking marijuana, and drinking. His aunt wasn't very responsible after all

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on Sep 17, 2019

I recommend your friend consult an attorney well-versed in Oklahoma family law immediately. It is possible she has a duty to report this situation to DHS and could face liability if she fails to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If I have a court order in another state do I need to get it modified for the new state I live in?

When I was reunified with my children the dcf case worker and the judge agreed that my childs father would get supervised visitation for 2 hrs once a month. The order was filed and set into motion while my childrens father lived in Oklahoma. I was living in Florida when the order was ordered. What... Read more »

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on Jul 20, 2019

Oklahoma continues to have jurisdiction if one of the parents resides here.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: i (an 18 year old) live with my parents and they say they have the right to all of my things even if i paid for them

i recently went on a trip without my parents and when i got back i discovered they had gone through my room and taken a few things. of the things they took only one of them was something they had paid for.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Mar 31, 2019

You are an adult at age 18. Anything you purchased with your own money is your property no matter where you live. Even if your parents gave you money as a gift or you earned it, anything you purchase with those proceeds is your property.

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