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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: If natural father has threatened multiple times to kill children while in his care where the children are scared

And has no contact with children or taking any care such as child support of the children can I terminate his rights? Also when I left him as my husband I has to have police report for him putting a knife to my throat threatening to kill me as well

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Oct 21, 2018

No, you cannot terminate his rights but you may be able to limit him to supervised visitation. If you need assistance with custody, visitation and child support orders you need to hire an attorney to address these issues.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Elder Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What would be the typical bond for Exploitation of elderly or disabled adult and what to do if falsely accused

My Mom was helping this guy that asked to take care of him giving him baths and cleaning his house and to fix his house up and to get rid of a severe case of bed bugs and he gave her is credit card and the pin and car keys when he went to the hospital and my mom went and bought the things needed to... Read more »

Frank A. Urbanic
Frank A. Urbanic answered on Oct 8, 2018

That varies by county and by judge. If bail has not been set yet, then contact a bondsman in the area. They will likely have the best estimate on what it may be.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Q: I was arrested and not charged with a crime or 14 days and I wasn't taken before a judge until 15 days later. Can I sue?

I was not taken before a judge with in 72 hrs. It was 15 days later before I ever seen a judge.

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Sep 12, 2018

Yes, you can sue but you are asking the wrong question. You need to ask "Will I recover anything if I sue." The best thing for you to do is to consult with a civil rights attorney. Take proof of your monetary damages and any other documentation that you may have with you to the consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Probate and Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on
Q: My son's dad was shot (9x) and killed by a ohp in 2014. DA cleared the trooper. I find out 175000 settlement paid.

The settlement was paid to the victims mother. my son is his only child so how could this happen? When the da cleared the trooper I understood that to be a shut case. I had no contact with the father or his family the last 10 years of his life. Soon after we had split, he done something to himself... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2018

The son would be entitled in many states to a claim. First see if an estate was opened. See who they said they gave notice to. May be a claim against the executor of the estate & or the attorney of the estate.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: If I have a month to month lease and my landlord has decided to move back into the house what type of notice do I get?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 19, 2018

This is not civil rights It is Landord-Tenant

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Conflict of interest. Both were assigned the same lawyer.

6 yrs ago my now fiance, and his then ex wife had both got into trouble and during the sentencing they were both assigned the same lawyer. When the conviction came about he took the plea of 15 years (violent charges) and also agreed to it, if they showed her favor. So that they did. She got a... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Jul 8, 2018

It sounds like he consented to the representation and therefore waived his rights. He voluntarily negotiated a plea agreement and is going to have to live with that decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How to file for discovery in Oklahoma dhs TPR PROCEEDINGS?

DHS corruption and false allegations of sexual abuse

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jul 7, 2018

There is certain statutory provisions in Oklahoma that must be followed before DHS records are made available in any case. You will need to hire an attorney familiar with DHS proceedings to represent you to file the necessary motion to have those records made available.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: Dated a man in the air force. He is a master sergeant and training for 1st sergeant and he asked me to marry him.

Purchased wedding ring and gown. Purchased him $218 Bose ear buds which was a gift

Loaned him $100 of my children child support money and he stated to pay back. I have email of affairs, pictures of him with women, texts, emails of me asking for my $100 back and he told me he is done with... Read more »

Benjamin W Scott
Benjamin W Scott answered on Jun 27, 2018

You have the right to walk away from him and get him out of your life. It is probably not worth the time or effort of trying to get the $100 back.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: How do you know if you have been pardoned from a felony? Husband has 2 , spent time in prison and got jury summon
Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on May 21, 2018

If he were pardoned he would know. He must appear for the jury summons on the first day and inform the clerk that he is a convicted felon and cannot serve.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: So could police officers get into trouble pulling a citizen over in a unmarked car?
Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II answered on Apr 7, 2018

Not really, unless they were using the vehicle without authorization. Law enforcement uses unmarked vehicles on a regular basis.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Divorce, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it invasion of privacy if my mother in law read every text I have ever sent off my phone. And took screenshots to use

Against me for our upcoming court date, I am trying to get a protection order against my husband. And she used a key stroke memorization program to read everything i have ever sent off my phone withought my consent.

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Apr 2, 2018

Hope this helps, there is probably also a federal statute:

Oklahoma Statutes Citationized

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Chapter 70 - Other Offenses Against Property Rights

Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act

Section 1953 - Unlawful Acts - Penalties

Cite...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: I want my kids to be here with me after my ex wife passed.

My kids where with their grandma when my ex wife passed away due to cancer. Right now i went to get my kids to spend time and their grandma told them if I don't take them back she is calling the police on me. I told them she couldn't since I still had custody of them and never gave up my custodial... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 30, 2018

If grandma will not give you the children then you are going to need to take the matter to court. Your best best is hire an attorney to help you get this done. I suggest you act quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: My ex-wife has passed away and am trying to get my kids to come with me but she gave her right to her sister not by cour

She had left a letter saying her sister can have custodial rights when she passed. But it was never done through court, I want my kids here with me. So my question is do the kids come directly to me or do i have to start a case on this? The lods where staying woth their grandma but are coming with... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 30, 2018

Who has the kids now? It's best during this time of sadness to discuss this with your kids, if they are old enough, and whoever is caring for them.

You are legally entitled to their custody until a court rules otherwise. Good luck, and be mindful of the terrible loss the kids have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m 16 and want to move to a town an hour away, could I do that without parental consent?

I have a job and I am a freshman in highschool but my mom is on drugs and my dad isn’t in the picture and my grandma is mentally abusive bad, but I have a really great friend (he’s 18, has 2 jobs and has a car) that I could be roommates with. I also have a lot of family in that town and I would... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Mar 21, 2018

You need permission of your parents or legal guardian.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In Oklahoma is it illegal to have a loaded firearm in your vehicle without a conceal carry permit/license?

I was arrested on February 26th 2018 in Oklahoma County for driving 1-10 over I was merging onto I-40 from an on ramp and was driving 6 mph over the speed limit, transporting a loaded firearm (from a firing range) and obstruction (I did not respond to the officer's questioning after I had been... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Mar 13, 2018

You need to hire a trial attorney immediately to defend you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it legal to suddenly and without warning revoke someone's visitation?

Well I was recently banned from visiting a high school for speaking to a student and using a curse word. Not speaking vulgarity at the student but using it in a story. The head principal heard me and instead of letting me explain decided to issue me a trespass warning. He would not let me defend... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Jan 16, 2018

Under the circumstances stated, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can police charge you with false reports because they can find evidence on the situation
Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Jan 14, 2018

Police officers do not have the power to charge you with anything. Police can only complete an investigation and then turn the evidence over to the local prosecutor who will decide whether to charge you or not, and what specifically you will be charged with.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I legally house a runaway friend who is an out of state minor?

I'm 24 and I live in Oklahoma, I have a friend who is 13 in Florida who is living with emotional abuse from parents including gaslighting and physical abuse from a younger sibling. Is there any legal way for me to house them without consent of their parents? I am worried about them but I do not... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jan 4, 2018

You should be safe, IF you immediately consult with Oklahoma DHS and report the abuse to them, and you have a good, safe home for the 13 year old to temporarily stay in while an investigation is conducted. However, there is a chance the child may be returned to Florida for investigation there.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If not indicted within 10 days, shouldn't my boyfriend be released from jail in El Reno city Oklahoma?

He was charged with possession of marijuana, dui, no insurance, and no registration. He was not indicted within 10 days though, so shouldn't he be released?

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 30, 2017

Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I guess now he has been charged, he has been released.

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