Oklahoma Juvenile Law Questions & Answers

Q: My son received a duid in Oklahoma, the da has filed a delinquent petition with the juvenile court. He is still in my

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Doak Willis' answer
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.

Q: 13 year old in abusive household in OK run away accross state lines to live with family in Kansas if DHS is notified?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
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.

Q: What can my wife do to get her son back? Her ex husband is not letting her have he son on her week

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 19, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
If the case is in Alabama, she is going to need to consult with an attorney licensed to practice there.

Q: how do i obtain a writ of assistance form

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
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.

Q: How to file for discovery in Oklahoma dhs TPR PROCEEDINGS?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
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.

Q: My now 18 year old son is facing burglary II, mal. Des/inj property and conceling stolen property.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 27, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
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.

Q: Can a 17yo be searched w/o parental consent?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 25, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Any person of any age can be required to show ID and can be searched for weapons by the police.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 18, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
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.

Q: If my friend is being emotionally/mentally abused by parents, can they move in with me. We are both minors (15)

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
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.

Q: I’m about turn 19 but still on juvenile probation for 6 felonies when I was 16?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 1, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
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.

Q: What if you are like 14 years old and an adult threatens to fight you is that illegal in some way

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 10, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Saying “I’m going to fight you” is not illegal. actually assaulting someone is illegal.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Answered on Feb 1, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
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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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?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018
Frank A. Urbanic's answer
Have charges been filed aginast you?

Q: I'm 15 do I have a say so where I wanna live and choose where my siblings live with a family member we r being fostered

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 8, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Your best bet is to discuss this with your DHS caseworker and see what the DHS attitude is about what you want. Also ask when the next Court date is scheduled, and tell them you want to be there. The Judge should have appointed an Attorney or Guardian Ad Litem for you, and perhaps even a CASA worker. Contact them for help too. Good Luck to you, and YOUR family. Best wishes for a much better New Year. GJD

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Q: my 14 yr old is being charged with a felony for possession schedule 1 in school. what kind of trouble is he looking at?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 7, 2018
Frank A. Urbanic's answer
No clue why he'd be charged with a felony. As of July 1, 2017, that offense is a misdemeanor. Hire an attorney who knows the law.

Q: If my 17yr old step son want to live with me his step father because he's mom decided to leave can he stay legally

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Yes, he should be able to do this. If his mom or dad objects, You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem. If a 17 yr old desires to live with you, under Oklahoma law, the court should follow his wishes, unless good cause exists not to do so. This rule applies between parents, but many courts will apply it to a step-parent. Good luck.

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Q: In Oklahoma, when a minor has charges filed against him, are the parents ordered to pay the child's fines \ fees?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 28, 2017
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Yes, as a parent you are responsible for all fees associated with your child’s case.

Q: i am about to turn 18 I want to move out but my cousin said the judge said I can’t move out until I graduate

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 13, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
You should stay where you are until you finish school. It's pretty rough out there on your own, and you might not finish school with the problems you could have.

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