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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am looking for a Pro-Bono Oklahoma Unemployment Lawyer or Employment lawyer for a appeal decision from BOR.

Even if it is just a free consultation, please contact me. This is a timely matter and I am requesting help. thank you for listening.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 28, 2021

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week and you say that time is of the essence. Here on Justia, this comes up:

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc.

(405) 557-0020

2915 N Classen Blvd, Ste 500

Oklahoma City, OK 73106...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: When filing mcgirt case what all motions do I need to file?

I am filing pro SE and was told in order to have my case heard I needed to file another motion. What other motion?

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Aug 6, 2021

Essentially you are really just filling a single Motion to Dismiss and having the matter placed on the proper Judges Hearing docket to agree this issue. In your motion you would need to cite the McGirt Supreme Court decision, briefly discuss the case itself and hope it applies to your situation,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son is being held in Oklahoma awaiting extradition to Arkansas it's been 2 weeks and they have yet to come get him

What can I do to get him released from hold or speedup the process or to help him at all

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on May 8, 2021

Best thing you can do is help him hire the best criminal defense attorney you can find.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you appeal a decision by a judge for a cancellation of adult guardianship?

The judge didn’t get to see specific details like the letter from the psychiatrist.

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Nov 4, 2020

First, I am not an Oklahoma lawyer. That being said, I don't see why not--as long as your notice of appeal is within the time frame of the OK rules and it is from a final judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Oklahoma supreme court filing deadlines?

When filing a writ of cert to the Oklahoma Supreme Court for a civil case, how does the filing deadline work? If you have 20 days to file from the date of the appelate courts opinion, do weekends count. What if the deadline day is on a Sunday? Was the petition due on the previous Friday or Monday?... Read more »

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Oct 27, 2020

First, I am not an Oklahoma lawyer. That being said, generally the weekend days DO count if the time period is less than 10 days. So if you have say, 20 days, to get a petition in, those are calendar days. BUT if the last day of the time period falls on a weekend day (or federal holiday) then the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How should a response to an appeal look like? What information should be included?

Judge ruled in my favor to have my child returned to me but state is appealing.

Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels answered on Sep 25, 2020

First, I am not an Oklahoma attorney. That being said, I suppose you are the "Appellee" so you must file a brief as the Appellee. Usually, the deadline for filing that brief is 30 days from the Appellant's brief (in this case, the State). And you should be sent a copy of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Criminal conviction in a mun. court not of record. Appeal bond ordered payed before or at time of filing notice. why?

The trial judge has ordered a cash appeal bond be payed at the time of or prior to the filing of the notice of intent to appeal. This bond is in the same amount as the fines I was sentenced to. Is this not a denial of the right every person has to appeal in every case in Oklahoma? Seems that if... Read more »

Frank A. Urbanic
Frank A. Urbanic answered on Sep 3, 2020

No, it's not. There are cases that say they can't do that, yet it's still done all over Oklahoma. Hire an attorney to address this issue with the judge.

Q: Can you receive a deferred sentence on a felony charge if you've previously received a deferred sentence for a felony?

4 years ago I received a deferred sentence for a felony conviction. In June 2020 I received a deferred sentence for a new felony charge. Is this legal?

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Aug 11, 2020

The answer to your question is "yes, it is legal." That is because you did not have more than one deferred judgment within the 10 years before committing the crime that led to you receiving the deferred judgment in June 2020. The relevant statute reads as follows:

"The...
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Q: What is appeal? If sentenced can you still get one?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 9, 2020

You include four categories for your question, but do not include Criminal Law - although you mention the word "sentencing." If your matter involves sentencing, a criminal defense lawyer should be advising you. As a general matter in virtually any context, appeals are governed by short... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: How can someone charged in a robbery case met with so called traumatized victim then contact them to drop charges?

Ive writtened emailed faxed phonedthe governor mayor attorney general city manager and im not gonna stop until someone with some authority looks into this case. Ive got a website that has this case. Noone wants to listen or even cares this is my sons life

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Feb 2, 2020

Sounds like you are suggesting someone either has or is trying to reach out to an alleged victim to get them to drop criminal felony charges. Not a good idea at all. Anyone who does so Faces the very real risk that the alleged victim might contact authorities and say they felt pressured. In that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In 2003 I believe an article was published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal that dealt with brief writing

The writer began by saying that appellate courts read a lot of writing and unfortunately they read a lot of poor writing. The article cited some cases in which lawyers tried to win their cases by disparaging the court or the opposition. I remember laughing at the brutal way the Oklahoma Supreme... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2019

You could check with the Oklahoma Bar Association. The problem is that many state bar associations don't go back that far with their online journals. If they don't have it on their site, you could contact them directly to see if one of the administrators could assist. Another option might... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need help on I guess filing a motion for a new trial or reconsider motion are filing an appeal for a misdemeanor petty

If I file an appeal it's going to cost me $370 and I have to do it before September 30th or I won't get to a pill at all but I was hoping that maybe there was a way I could ask the judge for a new trial or for a reconsider

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Sep 22, 2019

What county was this in, or was it a municipal case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Guess my name is Megan Fifield and I am looking for an attorney that does pro bono if not based off your income

I need to file an appeal by September 30th on a criminal misdemeanor petty larceny I was found guilty when I was representing myself on the 19th of September it was an incident at Walmart in the self-checkout but if you get back to me I can explain more to you because I want to fight this cuz... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Sep 22, 2019

What County was this in, or was this a municipal case?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I get a form to appeal termination of parental rights
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 15, 2019

An appeal is more involved than filling out a form. There are several steps and time limitations. Meet with an attorney that handles appeals and they will be able to fully explain the process and help you file the appeal.

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Does family of defendant need to talk to news when appeals are about to start
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jan 27, 2019

You should speak with the attorney for the defendant and seek guidance on this issue. The attorney can tell you what potential impact it may have on the case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: how do I find help on a appeal when she used legal aid and judge seen text where she told me to come and still granted p

my sons mom filed a protective order so I cant see and stop me from getting joint custody of my son and the judge seen text where she told me to come at 8 and still granted it and she used legal aid so they cant help me I got 14 days to file a appeal where do I find help

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Nov 29, 2018

This sounds like you may have tried to represent yourself without an attorney. Best possible thing you can do is hire an attorney now so that they can help you. Use the find a lawyer feature on avvo and you can select from many highly qualified lawyers.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Knowingly and concealing stolen property is what my husband got revoked for is it possible to get an released early

He had already had a yr revoked leaving 7 more. His time would have been up In 3rd month next year. Can a revoked happen twice. would an appeal slow down his time or would it help

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 31, 2018

If it has been more than 10 days since he was sentenced he is not eligible to appeal. An appeal won’t delay his release but his chances of winning are almost 0.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a decision on a gardianship case in oklahoma county family court be appealed if there is new evidence?

The Judge hurried up the matter to the point that the mother's attorney got tome but there was no time alotted to the petitioner.

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 26, 2017

Yes, Generally in Oklahoma, you have 30 days after a decision to appeal, or file motions. Some motions however must be filed within 10 days.

Please visit my website, www.garyjdean.com for information on Oklahoma law. Then, at the bottom of the homepage, "Subscribe" to get email...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: I was denied to be a TFC parent & denied an OKDHS foster kinship because I work. Even with a court order. What do I?

The entire time, the worker has not allowed any form of contact between me and the child. Even though we already have a relationship and she continues to tell him I'm trying to fostadopt.

judge ordered he be moved to my home as soon as possible once my home is approved. Ever since... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jul 1, 2017

Immediately You should consult an experienced Family Law attorney for help .

It would appear that a change of DHS caseworker is in order. You should document the prejudice by this worker. Your employment is not a reason to deny when suitable care is available during your work hours.

Q: Changes to OK §21-1713 (KNWNGLY CONC STLN PRPTY) on July.01.2017?

The laws change due to State-Question 780 in OK on July 01, 2017 and it takes the valuations in 21 o.s. 1713 (KNOWNGLY CONC STLN PROP) up to $1000.00 for classification as a Felony. Below $1.00 to $999.99 of value should be classified as a Misdemeanor correct? Also, if one was charged in the year... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jun 26, 2017

I agree with answer by Ms. Harroz, however I understand many District Attorney offices will reduce old charges in the discretion of the prosecutor.

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