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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Environmental, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I am needing to make sure of the OK laws regarding selling a inherited walrus tusk that has cribbage board on it on ebay

I have tried researching it but I'd rather be 100% that it wouldn't be illegal because I don't want to get in trouble if it is illegal.

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

Selling an inherited walrus tusk with a cribbage board on eBay can be legally complex, as it involves wildlife regulations. In the United States, walrus ivory is subject to the federal regulations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These laws prohibit... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Bought rv, was told the title was clean,didnt have in hand,I got bill of sale.Found out title wasnt in his name.HELP!?

I asked for a refund,he wont. I called dmv, then court, told court order title wont work cause it was never in his name and he's title skipping. I reported to police for fraud, but still have NO call back.

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

It's important to act quickly to resolve the issue with the RV title. First, gather all the documents related to your purchase, including the bill of sale and any communication with the seller. Make copies of everything for your records.

You've already reported the situation to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How long can you leave a car parked in a handicap parking spot with a placard. Some have been there for a month

People are using these handicap parking spots to store their cars with a placard. Other people need them.

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

The duration a car can legally remain parked in a handicap parking spot with a placard varies based on local ordinances and parking regulations. In many areas, there is no specific time limit as long as the vehicle displays a valid handicap placard or license plate. However, these spots are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Orec has put my Application approval background on hold due to a pending charge that was dismissed once Can they do that

I have got my classes for becoming a realtor well I also been going thru court on my divorce and in that divorce there where false accusations of stalking based on that I have got arrested than I been dealing with pending charges going on for over a year now the court has dismissed once than... View More

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

In the context of Oklahoma real estate licensing, the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC) has the authority to review the background of applicants. This review often includes considering pending charges. While a dismissed charge may not have the same impact as a conviction, the fact that it is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can Oklahoma Court Services provide contractual employee drug screening for private companies?
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answered on Dec 1, 2023

Oklahoma Court Services is primarily designed to serve the state's judicial system, not private entities. Their main function is to provide services related to the court system, such as supervision and monitoring, rather than serving private companies.

However, for drug screening for...
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Q: In oklahoma when a vehicle is impounded by police is there a mandatory charge added on the 5th day of being impounded?

My vehicle was impounded day before veterans day. When i tried to get in touch with wrecker service on veterans day i was unsuccessful. The following day i attempted again after several calls i finally spoke to someone. I was trying to arrange time to go pay all fees and provide all necessary... View More

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

In Oklahoma, the fees and charges associated with an impounded vehicle can vary depending on the city or county and the specific towing company's policies. While some places may have standard daily storage fees, a mandatory charge like the $200 special labor fee you mentioned on the fifth day... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: 2022 Oklahoma Titles Statues 47. Motor Vehicles §47-12-403 . Do I have to have a rearview mirror in my car?

Ive read this and I'm not seeing that I absolutely have to have a rearview mirror. Is this correct? I'm understanding that side mirrors on left and right is fine.

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

Under Oklahoma Statutes Title 47, which covers motor vehicles, the specific requirement for rearview mirrors isn't explicitly stated in §47-12-403. However, it's important to consider overall vehicle safety requirements and standards, which often include having a rearview mirror.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Oklahoma on
Q: fingerprint background check completed for Ok licensing board, will copy of new background check for job sent to board?

Every time a new background check is done for any agency or entity does the board automatically receive it as well?

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answered on Oct 19, 2023

In Oklahoma, it's generally not automatic for a licensing board to receive updated background checks conducted for other purposes, like employment. Different agencies and employers usually conduct their own background checks for their specific needs. Unless there's a specific provision or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A friend sold me her truck because they are in prison and will be for a long time. So I got the vehicle impounded and

Have to show proof of ownership. I have no title

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 16, 2023

Ownership of a motor vehicle is recorded in the certificate of title. If you bought the vehicle from a friend, tell the friend you need him to sign over the certificate of title to you. You may be able to accomplish this without the actual certificate by having your friend sign a special power of... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it legal in Tulsa Oklahoma to turn off my water without notifications thru mail or email
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 25, 2023

As long as you timely pay your water bill, no. Service cannot be discontinued on an account which is current without advance written notice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it legal for an insurance company to debit your account for balance from years ago without any notice?

I was getting a quote for new auto insurance coverage and got to the payment page when the site told me there was "a problem processing payment". I checked my account and there was a pending balance that I did not authorize from that company almost $100 more than what I was quoted. I... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 18, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney on state-specific insurance and consumer law, one option could be to check with the state department of insurance. Most states have such an agency that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal to open your child’s mail that’s addressed to your house if they’re 18?

My parents will not give me mail or will go though it without asking me first, I’m 18 and I’ve heard that it’s illegal but I want to make sure.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

In the state of Oklahoma you are considered an adult with some exceptions when you turn 18. The Federal Government has stated it is not legal to open another 'adult' persons mail without their explicit consent (such as in a wife opening a husbands or vice versa, a secretary opening the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need a civil rights attorney in the state of Oklahoma for a district court case against a municipality.

Attorney proficient in Constitutional civil rights matters

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 14, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's difficult for attorneys here on this site to respond with offers of their services. This forum isn't set up like an attorney referral service - it's basically brief format Q & A. If... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Do i have to have a passenger side mirror by law in oklahoma
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Assuming your vehicle is a standard American left driver vehicle then no a right passenger mirror is not required IF the interior middle mirror is in place. If you are in a vehicle where the center rear view mirror is not equipped or is ineffective (such as in a cargo van with no windows) then that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In the state of Oklahoma can a police officer traspassing on private property with signs posted
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Feb 24, 2022

If the officer has a legitimate purpose in accordance with their duties then yes they can ignore the posted signs and conduct their official business.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I do if a judge threatens to jail me for not hiring counsel? Denying me the right to a public defender.

I'm homeless with no job. Been trying hard to find a job.

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Dec 24, 2021

This is an incredibly common phenomenon in the criminal court system in Oklahoma and elsewhere. You bonded out …..somehow. It may not have come out of your pocket but it came out of someone’s pocket …your family, or a friend, or an acquaintance that was trying to help you. Now the judge is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What info can one use to prove common law marrige in oklahoma?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Dec 13, 2021

Proving common law is a fact-finding adventure and you should consult with a family law attorney to assist you. While it may seem very easy it in fact can be challenging to prove.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there a way for a felon on probation to get a liquor license? Turn a guilty plea to non-guilty years after sentencin?
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answered on Dec 24, 2020

You ask a few questions here that I am going to try to answer.

An individual currently on probation for a felony is not likely going to qualify for any alcohol/liquor license in the State of Oklahoma. The laws with regard to eligibility for alcohol licenses make individuals convicted of a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need legal representation for a divorce I was never part and was kept away from my kids please

I would like to re evaluate the my court case only this time I have the right representation thank you

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Nov 16, 2020

Where in Oklahoma is your case?

Has there already been a divorce decree filed? If so, when?

What is it you want to try to modify?

Any other details of your case you can think of would be helpful also.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: How can we get my wifes ankle monitor activity for a certain day so we can clear our names and get her out of jail.

Her next court date isn't for another month and a half. She was on ankle monitor at time the crime happened and also there's a video of the couple that actually did it. She doesn't need to sit in jail any longer for something we never did. And what kind of legal action can we take... View More

Andrea Worden
Andrea Worden
answered on Sep 8, 2020

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