Oklahoma Gov & Administrative Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can the CITY OF MOORE prohibit me from legally carrying a firearm in a city park if I have a state issued license?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 18, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Correct. But I would not open carry there and risk a confrontation which could cost time and money if you're arrested.

Q: In a small town in Oklahoma, the Chief of Police has his son as Assistant Chief. Does this violate state nepotism laws?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 18, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
It is not a state law. Each jurisdiction enacts their own policies.

Q: How do I file a court order in the US to change my name on my birth certificate if I am now a perm resident of Mexico?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, International Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Since you're a resident out of the country, it gets complicated. Ordinarily a change of name needs to be filed in the County in which the person resides. See 12 OS Sec 1631 http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/deliverdocument.asp?id=94759&hits= , which provides as follows:

Any natural person, who has been domiciled in this state or who has been residing upon any military reservation located in said state, for more than thirty (30) days, and has been an actual resident of the county or...

Q: If a person was caught Eluding an officer why would the inmate website for that county state the charge as being Escape

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Are you sure you were not charged with escape? If you weren't, contact the court clerk about the error.

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Q: Is Trump's Second Immigration ban Constitutional? He clearly has statutory authority to do this, as prior Pres. have.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
I believe so, but only time, and the Supreme Court will let us know for sure. I supported Trump, but it's getting harder to do. Just wish he would stop all of the Twitter stuff! ! !

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Q: Can my highschool charge us a one time fee to be drug tested?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Yes, just like a lot of other fees charged in school.

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Q: A case was filed against me in U.S. District Court, Oklahoma Northern District, on July 5, 2017. Must I have a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Sorry I didn't see this sooner. YES, you should hire an attorney, if you haven't already. Representing yourself in Federal Court is much more difficult than in state courts, as I am sure you have learned by now.

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Q: Can a person with a felony conviction be hired by the state of Oklahoma?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Employment Discrimination for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Yes for many jobs, but no for some others. Can't really answer unless we know what the job is. Ask again, with more details.

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Q: Can my daughter have a hearing or meeting or any sort about her behavior without any notification being given to parent

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
The reason you have not received an answer before is that you don't give enough facts to determine the correct answer. If you still want help, ask again, and give more details, like what kind of hearing, who is holding it, and why, what't the subject matter, etc.

Q: Can someone who is not on the birth certificate fight to change the baby’s name?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Sorry, the reason you haven't received an answer is because your question does not give enough facts to really give an answer. Who is seeking to change the name, what type of case, what are the relationships between all parties, etc.

If you still need an answer, please ask again with more info provided.

Q: 17 turn 18 in 2 months want to move to another state without parents permission

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You possibly could be picked up as a "Runaway Juvenile" in your new home, before you turn 18, BUT, a good lawyer there could probably prevent them returning you to your home. AND, considering everything, and you being almost 18, I seriously doubt if this would happen. Also, to return you, they would have to pay your airfare back home. Good luck.

Q: In the state of Oklahoma, is It still completely legal to ride in the bed of a pickup on the streets.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
I believe the requirement is stated that passengers shall wear seat belts. If your pick up has seat belts, perhaps you may ride in the back.

The good time ends if there's a roll or tip and the guys end up with ejection type injuries.

Q: Citation for Driving without Valid license in Edmond, Oklahoma what will I be facing ?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
By all means, get your license before the court date. If you need a little additional time, call the Court Clerk and ask to continue the case to another date, and explain why you want this.

When you appear in Court with your new license, show it to the prosecutor and judge. Chances are they my dismiss the case against you, but require you to pay court costs.

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Q: Hi I was cited for not having a valid drivers license w/ warning and I have a court date next month. My fine is $150

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
No, you don't need a lawyer, and won't go to jail. Get your license if you can before then. Go, and explain to the judge what happened. There's a good chance the judge may even dismiss the case. Good luck.

Q: Cited with warning and citation for $150 with court date next month am I going to jail for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
I don't understand what you got the ticket for. A "Warning" ticket doesn't require a fine, or court date. Take a good close look at the ticket, and ask your question again.

Sorry I can't help more.

Q: How long can a county keep an inmate on hold for another county with warrants and in same state

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Generally 30 days is long enough. He should ask to see the Judge in his case, and request to be released. His best bet is to hire a lawyer for his case to help him with both issues.

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Q: what legal right does a judge have in ordering I can't do? like i am not allowed to drive my kids due to a wreck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 27, 2017
Pete David Louden's answer
The court has the power to make orders that the court determines to be in the best interest of the children. Best bet is get an attorney if you don't already have one.

Q: If only husband is listed on a nonhomestead deed, does wife have to sign when husband is conveying deed to a grantee?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 22, 2017
Richard Winblad's answer
Technically no if it was inherited or property owned before the marriage. However, a title company or good attorney would want the spouse to join in the deed to remove any possibility of a homestead, joint industry, or other claim in the future.

Q: I wasn't home and a cop came into my home treating my minor child telling him he would take him to jail if he did move.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 30, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
No, they should not have entered your home, nor threatened your child. They however did have the right to ask your son about the other boy.

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