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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: When a kid is 16, what are the laws on child neglect at that age?

My friends son moved to another town and was staying with his aunt. His mom found out he dropped out of school and he was taking pills, smoking marijuana, and drinking. His aunt wasn't very responsible after all

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on Sep 17, 2019

I recommend your friend consult an attorney well-versed in Oklahoma family law immediately. It is possible she has a duty to report this situation to DHS and could face liability if she fails to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If I have a court order in another state do I need to get it modified for the new state I live in?

When I was reunified with my children the dcf case worker and the judge agreed that my childs father would get supervised visitation for 2 hrs once a month. The order was filed and set into motion while my childrens father lived in Oklahoma. I was living in Florida when the order was ordered. What... Read more »

Melissa Oxford
Melissa Oxford answered on Jul 20, 2019

Oklahoma continues to have jurisdiction if one of the parents resides here.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I was arrested for Cont. To Delinquency Minor when my 18 year old son got a pub intox
Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Apr 14, 2019

You should hire a criminal defense attorney immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: i (an 18 year old) live with my parents and they say they have the right to all of my things even if i paid for them

i recently went on a trip without my parents and when i got back i discovered they had gone through my room and taken a few things. of the things they took only one of them was something they had paid for.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Mar 31, 2019

You are an adult at age 18. Anything you purchased with your own money is your property no matter where you live. Even if your parents gave you money as a gift or you earned it, anything you purchase with those proceeds is your property.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: i am a mother in oklahoma whose 5 children were illegally removed by falsifying documents, i have my case file on hand

i want to know if the documents are legal, i will take a picture. i just really need a answer, they've been gone for 9 mths now

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 16, 2019

I can't tell whether the children were legally removed, simply by looking at the documents alone.

The question as to whether it is legal to remove children from a parent's custody, depends on a great many factors. I would have to know the circumstances of the removal, the condition of the...
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Q: My son received a duid in Oklahoma, the da has filed a delinquent petition with the juvenile court. He is still in my

Home. Petition says that the court has jurisdiction over above named juvenile pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act? Then states, premises considered, petitioner request hearing and that after such hearing he be adjudged a delinquent child and that disposition be... Read more »

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Jan 7, 2019

That means your going to need to hire an attorney to represent your child and yourself concerning that filing by the District Attorney. Do not hesitate to hire one immediately.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: 13 year old in abusive household in OK run away accross state lines to live with family in Kansas if DHS is notified?

13 year old brother, mentally and emotionally abusive household has been reported to CPS multiple times. The child is depressed and has suicidal ideation directly correlated to abuse from mother. Can he run away to his older sister in Kansas, as long as she notifies DHS within 12 hours?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Nov 17, 2018

A 13 year old run away is not the best solution. Meet with an attorney to discuss a guardianship if the parents are truely unfit. Immediately report any abuse to the authorities.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What can my wife do to get her son back? Her ex husband is not letting her have he son on her week

Court order 50/50 custody and week to week. No child support. In Cullman Alabama

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 19, 2018

If the case is in Alabama, she is going to need to consult with an attorney licensed to practice there.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: how do i obtain a writ of assistance form
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Aug 7, 2018

Contact an attorney in your local area to help you with the case and they will be able to draft all the necessary documents, get a hearing, and present your case.

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 Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My now 18 year old son is facing burglary II, mal. Des/inj property and conceling stolen property.

The paper we received through mail from the court says this happened March 12 2018. He wasn't even the state when this supposedly happened and was 17

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Mar 27, 2018

He may have a good defense if he can prove he was not in OK. You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately because he can be charged as an adult.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a 17yo be searched w/o parental consent?

My son was riding his bike at 1:30am on a Saturday night during Spring break and was arrested by Grove PD for curfew violation. I can not find any information about what time the City of Grove curfew is, how can they enforce a law that is posted nowhere accesible to parents. They then assaulted him... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Mar 25, 2018

Any person of any age can be required to show ID and can be searched for weapons by the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If you got in a fight at 16 at school but didn't start it. Could you go to jail? And if so how long?
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 18, 2018

Probably not. If there were serious injuries to the other person, a juvenile case could be started. If so You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If my friend is being emotionally/mentally abused by parents, can they move in with me. We are both minors (15)

I have witnessed them being called names and told they were useless. They want to get out because of their parent's constant bullying and denagrating behavior towards them. Can they move in with me without parental permission? I want to help them get out of there. They are not a disobedient child,... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 16, 2018

Ask your friend to Call DHS in Pryor for help with this. They can get your friend to a safe place. If your parents approve, it might be your home.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m about turn 19 but still on juvenile probation for 6 felonies when I was 16?

I know the juvenile bureau has jurisdiction over me till I’m 19. I’m still on probation for something stupid I did when I was 16 I took xannax and got some assault charges. What will happen if I’m still on probation when I turn 19? I don’t feel like the probation will just be dropped. What... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 1, 2018

You should again read your Sentence and Probation papers. You probably will be discharged then. You also should talk to your probation officer to discuss this. Good luck to you. Stay out of trouble.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What if you are like 14 years old and an adult threatens to fight you is that illegal in some way

Like you are in an argument and out of nowhere they say I’m going to fight you or something

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Feb 10, 2018

Saying “I’m going to fight you” is not illegal. actually assaulting someone is illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and White Collar Crime for Oklahoma on
Q: Does felony child neglect conviction fall under the oklahoma statute requiring minimum of at least 85% served?
Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Feb 1, 2018

Yes, Child Neglect is an 85% crime under 21 O.S. 843.5

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: 18 and pay rent threats to kick me out if I do something they don't like is it legal? Options? Live with parents.
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Feb 1, 2018

Do you have a lease, if so read the terms. If not, they can terminate you for any reason on giving you notice. If you rent monthly, 30 days required.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm 16 and I just got caught with a gun on a social Medial post what kind of trouble can I get in?
Frank A. Urbanic
Frank A. Urbanic answered on Jan 17, 2018

Have charges been filed aginast you?

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