Oklahoma Domestic Violence Questions & Answers

Q: How can I file for a motion to dismiss

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
DO NOT try to represent yourself. In criminal cases most judges will require you to hire an attorney. You need to hire an experienced criminal attorney to help you with this case.

Q: Can a deferred sentence be reduced over time?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
Doak Willis' answer
There is a method of reviewing his sentence but can only be accomplished with the consent of the District Attorney at this point. It would take hiring a good criminal defense attorney who could possibly get the DA to agree. At that point the attorney could file the paperwork to get the case back in front of the sentencing Judge. The Judge must agree also.

Q: What is the procedure in court for a domestic violence an b by strangulation by strangulation isnt right

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
You should go to the District Attorneys office where the charges were filed and speak to the assistant D.A. who has been assigned the case. You need to clear up your statement that you made to insure that indeed you told the investigator that you don't think the person charged choked you. You should ask the D.A. if your statement said otherwise and clear up that issue as it is very important. If you wait until the Court date and testify to something different than what you wrote in your...

Q: My ex husband was charged with abuse of child sexbc in violation of 10 O.S. 7115. What does this mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Your exhusband is now a sex offender. He received 10 years of probation. (2 years supervised and 8 years unsupervised)

Q: If a child's name is listed as a minor family member on protection order does does no contact apply to child as well?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 24, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
If the child is included on the ORDER and the order does not specifically allow contact, then yes, the no contact order applies to the child.

Q: I asked a judge for Discovery at a protective order hearing he said I could not do that.. how can I defend myself then..

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
The law says that you are held to the same standards as a licensed attorney if you choose to represent yourself. The judge is prohibited from giving you any legal advice and cannot tell you how to get what you need. You should hire an attorney to assist you in your case.

Q: Can someone else fill out a protective order for me to sign?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 22, 2018
Stephen LeRoy Cale's answer
Yes. There is nothing wrong with that. Many times a domestic violence intervention worker in some counties will fill out the paperwork for you to sign. Keep in mind that you are signing the document under oath. Make sure the content is correct before signing it.

Q: Can they press domestic charges against my s/o with witness accounts only. having never seen me or me talked me?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 17, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
If you are asking if eye witness testimony can be used in a domestic violence proceeding, the answer would be yes. If there is sufficient evidence of a crime the DA can file criminal charges.

Q: When will I receive a check for testifying as a witness during a preliminary hearing in Oklahoma?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
If you have received a subpoena, you should check in with the court clerk's office, and fill out a form for the fee and vehicle mileage.

Q: I got into a physical altercation with a friend resulting in self defense but the friend pressed charges that I cause it

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
The DA won't help you. You need a lawyer. If you truly can't afford one, apply for a court appointed one. You do NOT want a conviction for this on your record. Good luck

Q: Must a victim agree to file charges for domestic abuse or can the police file on their own?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
Stephen LeRoy Cale's answer
The victim does not have to agree. The police will turn in a report to the district attorney's office, who will decide whether to file charges.

Q: Planintiff isn’t paying court ordered lawyer fees and my lawyer is threatening to take me to small claims court.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
If you signed a contract making you responsible for the fees you must pay them even if the judge ordered the opposing party to pay some of your attorney fees. It is your responsibility to enforce the court order so that the opposing party has to pay you back whatever the court ordered.

Q: Is there any way to quash a felony arrest warrant if there's documented proof probable cause wasn't met?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 29, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
No, because you just gave details that support that probable cause has been met. However, you may have a solid defense to the charges based upon your comments. Speak to your attorney about obtaining the security footage from the courthouse.

Q: Is it material the prosecution had victim testify to prior bad acts but omitted police report was made.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 29, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
It could be all of the above or none of the above. The answer comes down to the specific details of the case. You need to sit down with your attorney to discuss your past cases and well as your newest case. Maybe there is something that happened in the past that can help you now.

Q: If a conditional bond was revoked is the person still required to check in with that bondsman anymore?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
If your bond has been revoked you have a warrant out for your arrest. You need to work with your attorney to set up a walk through or time for you to turn yourself in immediately.

Q: Good or bad idea to meet with ada to prevent charges in dv case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
A District Attorney is law enforcement. You should never speak to a prosecutor without an attorney present. Do you really want to risk admitting to a crime yourself and being charged as a result?

Q: I called police on my bf. He was arrested for dv ab. Can I drop charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
You will have to hire an attorney to represent your boyfriend. Once the police have been called it is out of your hands. The prosecutor will pursue the charges even if you want to drop them. It will take you cooperating with your boyfriends attorney to obtain a dismissal of the charges.

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