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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Collections and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I purchased a car from private seller she gave me bill of sale i have not had momey to transfer ownership

I got pulled over in weaverville nc and they towed the car i went to try and get my clothing out of car and thats when i found out the owner had passed away can i aleast get my clothes out of the vehicle

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 26, 2019

In Oklahoma, the car title must be in your name before any property can be released to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Why am I being charged with operating a whiskey still with intent when it was in pieces, not operable and no intent
Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 21, 2019

The prosecutor can charge you with anything. The key is being able to prove it. You need to hire an experienced trial attorney and discuss all of the details of your case in order to help your attorney determine the best legal strategy for your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son was charged with a contraband charge for something that he was not present to see officer find during the search,

They said $800 surety bond. They had already done several searches of clothing and everything checking pockets and all. Then all a sudden a officer comes in after he been locked in a cell and says he found contraband in a pockets that we know had been searched many times. He did have my son... Read more »

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jun 27, 2019

Hire an attorney who should ask for any videos inside the jail facility showing the search of his pockets and discovery of the contraband.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son was charged with a contraband charge for something that he was not present to see officer find during the search,

They said $800 surety bond. They had already done several searches of clothing and everything checking pockets and all. Then all a sudden a officer comes in after he been locked in a cell and says he found contraband in a pockets that we know had been searched many times. He did have my son... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Jun 22, 2019

You need to hire an experienced defense attorney to fight these charges for your son.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Securities Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What are the laws and status in Oklahoma concerning surety bonds and ethics
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 12, 2019

You have asked two complicated legal questions the answers to which would fill at least six shelves in any law library. Wanna try again?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Q: I have subpoenaed an individual who was employed by the state, but now is employed by a county in the state. The person

works in one city, but resides in the city where the case is to be held. The person states they will not show up because they are no longer employed by the state and must be compensated with lodging, mileage, and lost wages in order to show. I am acting Pro Se. Am I required to compensate this... Read more »

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on May 18, 2019

In order for a witness to be made to appear under subpoena, you must follow the law in paying a witness fee and mileage and other conditions set forth in the statutes. So you are required to compensate witnesses you subpoena. Depending on how critical their testimony is to your case will be the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Gaming and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What Oklahoma statute makes sports gambling illegal?
Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 12, 2019

There are a number of state statutes on gambling.

Many of them are available here:

https://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/index.asp?level=1&ftdb=STOKST21&year=#CiteID69441

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Oklahoma on
Q: If you reside in the zipcode of a city in Oklahoma, and not in the city proper, do you get a vote in city elections?

There is a Mayoral election upcoming and there is a lack of clarity on who is allowed to vote in it.

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 6, 2019

Check your city's municipal code. Your city's municipal code will tell who can vote in city elections, and who can't.

Some Oklahoma cities publish their codes online at www.municode.com

See if your city's code is there.

If your city's code is not on municode, contact your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can the CITY OF MOORE prohibit me from legally carrying a firearm in a city park if I have a state issued license?

If I correctly understand the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act, page 24, Sect B, Paragraph 4, City parks are one of the places that State Law specifically excludes from gun control by City ordinance.

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 18, 2018

Correct. But I would not open carry there and risk a confrontation which could cost time and money if you're arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In a small town in Oklahoma, the Chief of Police has his son as Assistant Chief. Does this violate state nepotism laws?
Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Feb 18, 2018

It is not a state law. Each jurisdiction enacts their own policies.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, International Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
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?

Through marriage and divorce, my name has legally changed from what is on my birth certificate issued by the state of Oklahoma. My legal name on all current identifying documents (US passport, DL, Social Security card) has changed significantly from my birth name. This is a crime in Mexico - to... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jan 22, 2018

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...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If a person was caught Eluding an officer why would the inmate website for that county state the charge as being Escape
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jan 3, 2018

Are you sure you were not charged with escape? If you weren't, contact the court clerk about the error.

Please visit my website www.garyjdean.com and Subscribe for updates on Oklahoma Law.

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is Trump's Second Immigration ban Constitutional? He clearly has statutory authority to do this, as prior Pres. have.

Hawaii Judge seems to base opinion on campaign promises. That seems to be without precedent! Obama and others did it without objections.

Have the courts gone too far in this encroachment of the executive branch?

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

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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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my highschool charge us a one time fee to be drug tested?

I am a highschool student in oklahoma. Our school has instituted a random drug testing program for all students participating in extracurricular activities. But upon turning in our forms consenting to be tested, we were charged a fee, is this legal?

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

Yes, just like a lot of other fees charged in school.

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Oklahoma on
Q: A case was filed against me in U.S. District Court, Oklahoma Northern District, on July 5, 2017. Must I have a lawyer?

Suit by Met Life to reclaim life insurance paid to me in error. I was not at fault in any way but cannot repay. It was in 2014. Can I get advice?

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

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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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Employment Discrimination for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a person with a felony conviction be hired by the state of Oklahoma?

To work in a higher education institution.

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

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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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my daughter have a hearing or meeting or any sort about her behavior without any notification being given to parent

State of Oklahoma

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

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can someone who is not on the birth certificate fight to change the baby’s name?
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 30, 2017

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...
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