Oklahoma Questions & Answers

Q: how long after bond is set on a class 1 felony charge, can i file for a bond reduction

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017

Your attorney can file a motion for bond reduction at any time.
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Q: In Oklahoma, I understand that vacation, once earned according to the established company policy, becomes "earned and

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017

Try reposting this question in the Oklahoma section. This is the Colorado section. Usually vacation days are counted and paid regardless of the nature of the departure, but a lot is dependent on the company policies. It is increasingly becoming more common for companies to not count vacation days.
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Q: What is the possible outcome of a motion to revoke on CT.1 DUI CT.2 poss of paraphernalia CT.3 TOC liquor all misdemeano

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

Possible outcome is up to one year in jail. Just complete the requirements so you don't go go jail.
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Q: Re: I-797A

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 11, 2017

E2 treaty investors are admitted for an initial two-year period. Dependents are in the same classification as the principal alien and are admitted for the same time period. It sounds like either you may be changing status or you're referring to the expiration of your visa. If you need additional information, we can set up a phone or chat consultation.

(This is general information only, not legal advice. No attorney-client relationship.)
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Q: When you get into a contract with a person to buy a house, do they have to by law give you a deed w/lien for ins.?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 10, 2017

It sounds like you have a contract for deed. You definitely need to contact a real estate attorney and have them review your documents and ask questions. Your situation is going to be too fact-dependent to answer clearly on a message board.

Many attorneys offer free initial consultations. Good luck to you.
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Q: I live in California my mother passed away in dunkan oaklahoma her estate has went it's course through probate court

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 9, 2017

More than likely they are waiting for something (like a final tax clearance, or filing a final tax return etc.) and CANNOT make the final distribution until that is finished.

This is VERY common and not a sign that anyone is doing anything wrong or 'holding' money improperly. A letter or phone call to the personal representative or attorney handling the case will go a long way toward explaining the situation. A NON threatening question or two will go a long way .... Don't be afraid to...
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Q: Can my boss make me go to a doctor because I left work early due to illness.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

Yes, most employment is "at will" with exceptions, and this is not one of them The employer may fire an employee for any reason, even if that reason is irrational, or for no reason at all. Common exceptions are the employer can't fire someone because of race or gender, etc. So, yes, the employer can say get a doctor's note or you are fired.
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Q: If 1prisoner is found w/drugs in fed.Prison can the warden punish the entire prison pop. by taking away all privileges?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017

Best source would be the ACLU prison project. Question I'd have is have you seen this or just heard this. NOrmally it would be a violation of federal Bureau of Prisons policy but that may have changed. Again check with ACLU prison project or similar project for the Oklahoma Civil Liberites Union.
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Q: Had 1st hearing in a junk-debt case, argued Plaintiff's exhibits were hearsay, judge gave me 30 days to talk to a lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Collections for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

If this is a trial, as opposed to summary judgment or motion to dismiss, an affidavit is inadmissible, so your question is difficult to understand. Get a lawyer, as you are plainly prejudicing your rights by representing yourself.
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Q: What rights do I have as a royalty interest owner in Oklahoma if I haven't been paid my royalties in years?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017

You can sue anyone for anything. Winning is another matter. There are not enough facts to fully and faithfully answer your question. However, it does sound like you are entitled to the unpaid royalties, probably with interest. I would start with the current operator and ask them what is going on. It is unusual for a dispute among companies to affect the royalty owners. Normally, a title dispute is what suspends payment to royalty owners. Finally, you want to make an inquiry soon because...
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Q: selling mineral rights, is it standard practice for seller to sign a contract and sign over the deed before being paid?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017

The buyer will want you to do it that way, but I always counsel my clients to not turn over the deed until payment is made. Usually I do this simultaneously. I've not had a problem in asking for and getting this concession, because otherwise it is too risky and not fair to the seller.

You mention a contract as well. You must be very careful in signing the contract because it may obligate you to sell while not obligating them to buy. There is usually a provision for checking title...
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Q: A relative dies with real property in a trust. However some financial accounts were not in the trust.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 3, 2017

Something is 'wrong' about this. The procedure in 99% of cases would be some form of probate or a 'non-probate' affidavit if the accounts were small enough.

Seek a local probate attorney to review and provide a 'second opinion' ... unless you are misunderstanding what is going on here this sounds 'fishy' ....

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed to practice in...
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Q: If someone is awarded a home in Probate Court how long do they have to claim home and if not claimed do I own the home

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 2, 2017

Without specific information it is impossible to answer this question 'definitively' but if a Court has AWARDED property to someone they don't have to 'claim' it -- it is theirs, and the order would have specific information in it as to how that transfer was to be accomplished (by recording the order, or directing the Personal Representative to deed the property etc.)

If the person it was awarded to fails to pay taxes in the future, or does something else that would transfer the...
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Q: If a suit was filed, and ruled on. Appeals filed, then atty for plntf left practice. W/o notice. Where is it found

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 27, 2017

Look at the courthouse where it was filed. That will have the notice of appeal, which will have the Court it goes to. So you go to that Court's system. Look there. If a further appeal happened look there. Ruling would be in a court opinion or final order.

You need then to contact a member of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyer's Assn who handles legal malpractice.
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Q: Liability for accident while turning left on a red light.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 26, 2017

First no one takes anybody's word. Big question is what do neutral witnesses say. And for insurance companies how police report is written.

Understand in general vehicle turning left must yield to oncoming traffic.

Why not contact a member of the Okla. Assn for Justice? They give free consults.

Were there any cameras showing the intersection? Likely even if they were the images are gone but.....

Hopefully you have photos of the cars which may help establish who...
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Q: Can an animal vaccine manufacturer be sued?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Products Liability for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 20, 2017

If its a recurrent problem, possibly a class action. The law treats pets like objects.They have a certain retail value, and the value of your pet based on resales for dogs of that age, variety, condition is what youi get--what it meant to you, you don't get.
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Q: Family member died without will in1950 but there are still assets held by the state today. what 2 do?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017

There is not enough information in your question to give you a good answer. Is it real property, as I assume from your reference to a Quitclaim Deed? Is it held by the State as unclaimed property? Is it a mineral interest? Does the State claim outright ownership by escheat? There may be ways to address your problem, such as establishing that you are an heir in a simple probate proceeding or possibly a Quiet Title suit. These shouldn't be too expensive if they aren't contested. An attorney...
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Q: Is there legal recourse to recoup payment for property damage after the statue of limitations has expired?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017

Very difficult to prove. However the statute of limitations says no claim.
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Q: In Oklahoma Can you sell your home to family?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 14, 2017

If there are no complicating factors, yes. Complications could be things like your having creditors and asking a low sale price. Existing liens or claims like Medicaid against it could create problems. Many others possible. There may be no problem at all. But if you have any suspicions, talk about your specific situation with an attorney. Many offer free initial consultations. Good luck to you.
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Q: Man hit my bumper in a parking lot his insurance estimated 600 still have lien on car do I have to get the car repaired

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 13, 2017

You don't have to but if you want to have it fixed and its a newer model have the dealer give you an estimate.
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