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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My out of control step son has come to live with us. Can I cuff him 2 me to keep him from running away?

He is constantly running away and tries to jump out of the moving car. Can I handcuff him to me to keep him from running off?? Is that legal?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on Mar 23, 2021

Absolutely not.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is the charge “unlawful possession of vapor products” a drug related offense? and if so would it disqualify me from H.R6

I don’t think H.R 6 2021 is a law yet but would it disqualify me? i only had a vape cartridge and got charged with unlawful possession of vapor products because im a juvenile. it might have been thc in the cartridge but they put vapor products so would this mean its a drug related offense or is... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Mar 20, 2021

The erm "vapor products" shall have the same meaning as provided in the Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco Act.

Therefore this is the same as possession of tobacco products (ie cigarettes, cigars, etc...)

Failure to pay the fine associated with it results in suspension of DL.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a judge know where you where born if you are a juvenile? and if so would he deport you if you weren’t here legally?

Even if you are under the age of 18 and its your first offense and its a misdemeanor?

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Mar 12, 2021

More information is needed. Which court? The County Court cannot deport you, but DHS Officers may take action. A local police officer is usually not given any control.

The answer may be yes, but it depends upon the type of judge! Is this an immigration judge?

Note that a person...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My 16 year old niece ran away from home (Oklahoma) Sox days ago to Kansas. What are the option to make her return home.

She lives with her mother, I just want to know what her mother’s options are at this point because law enforcement says since this girl is 16, actually has the mentality of a 12 year old there is nothing they can do to make her come home.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Dec 17, 2020

Unless you have a guardianship of the child it would be up to her parents to take action. I would say calling the police would be the best place to start. The parents should also consult with a family law attorney asap to explain the situation in full detail and that attorney can then explain any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law, Communications Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: i’m 16 and my mom always calls me a problem child. i’m drained trying to b perfect. we disagree on a lot and have a lot

before but i always think we’re past it and she’s very passive aggressive and harps on my relationship constantly and it’s really driving me away from her. i’ve been wanting to move out for a long time now but i’m not sure how to go about leaving. i have a place i can stay but no job yet... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Dec 12, 2020

Until you are 18 your mother makes the rules. You only get one mother so you should show her the ultimate level of respect.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a 17 year old that is living on their own cross state lines without parental consent in OK?

My 17 year old brother in law ran away from home. His father pressed charges and dropped them acknowledging that he is in his own. My husband and I want to fly my brother in law and his 19 year old girlfriend to Wyoming for a visit. His father had threatened kidnapping charges against us. Can we be... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Sep 17, 2020

If he is 17, You would need the permission of his parents.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m a juvenile and I am going to court for reckless driving and I wanted to know how much trouble I could get into?
Andrea Worden
Andrea Worden
answered on Sep 8, 2020

The range of punishment depends on the city or county charging you with the offense.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Contracts, Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My 17 yr old daughter lost control of her car while passing in a passing zone. She totaled her car and no other vehicles

The highway patrol officer got her insurance verifications and license info she received a ticket for passing in the left lane without sufficient space or visibility. She never signed anything or gave permission for her signature electronically nor did I and as a juvenile shouldn't one of us... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 12, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. I hope your daughter is okay. As a general matter, drivers under 18 can receive tickets, and a ticket not being signed by recipient doesn't generally serve to diminish its legal effect. If you haven't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a 14 year old son who smokes marijuana in my house all day

Involved in shoot outs, has gotten physical with me curse me out cost me my job and the cops won't do anything about it all I keep hearing is he my child and I can't kick him out. What can I do with him being 14yrs old

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Aug 1, 2020

If this young man thinks he does not have to listen to you then one option is to take action that gets his attention such as send him to military school.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Teen pregnancy

What are my options if my 17 y/o daughter gets pregnant. I don’t support it and have no intentions of helping and be responsible for another life.

Moura A J Robertson
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Moura A J Robertson
answered on Jun 7, 2020

It's not clear what you mean by your "options". As long as she is a minor or regularly attending high school or a high school equivalent program, she is legally entitled to financial support by her parents. After that, there is no legal duty to support one's children absent a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If a 17yr old's parent is physically and emotionally abusive can they leave, and will that parent keep the other kids?
Moura A J Robertson
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Moura A J Robertson
answered on Jun 7, 2020

More information is needed about the situation before anyone can answer this question. You might consider consulting with an attorney who can discuss the situation with you and properly advise you in real time.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a 17 year old friend in Texas who is living with an abusive father, can I go get her & bring her here?

My friend turns 18 in December but is there anything I can do to help her before that? I live in Oklahoma, would it be legal to let her live with me until she turns 18?

Edit: Some information about the situation that I forgot to mention, mostly because she had an incident with her father... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
answered on May 20, 2020

Have her call, or you can call, DHS (CPS in Texas) and report the abuse, They will do a welfare check and if she is honest with them they will most likely take her out of the home and place her with another family member or friend of the family. I have seen it before where these emergency... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If I suspect a parent of having an addiction can I get into legal trouble for not reporting it?
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
answered on May 15, 2020

It will be very hard for any agency to file anything on you unless you have a supervisory role over the child. Co-parent, possibly a close relative that watches the child, or a teacher or school administrator. With that said, health professionals and school people have an obligation to report... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son's girlfriend is 17, her mom is verbally and physically abusive to her. Can she move out without her mom's consent

Police did nothing when abuse was reported and things got worse.

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
answered on May 9, 2020

Technically, she will be a runaway and the mother will be at risk of neglect charges. At 17 she will not be able to enter into contracts or make other legal decisions, so it is complicated. If this young lady is being physically abused, then someone should call DHS, but understand that can get... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I’m 17 and pregnant, am I legally an adult? Can I legally move out or get in trouble with law for “running away”?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Apr 24, 2020

Are you legally and adult? No. You are an adult when you are 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I move out at 17?

I live in Oklahoma. My parents want to move me back to Texas. I do not want to go and i have a friend I can stay with. Her mom is even okay with it. Is there a way I can stay with her?

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Feb 20, 2020

If your parents agree to allow you to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm 16 and pregnant can I legally move out of my parents house and into my 18 year boyfriend's house without permission

I am 16 and pregnant I want to move into my 18 year old boyfriends house because I feel like I'd be safer there and be safer for the baby can I legally move into his house without my parents consent though

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

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If my first DUI was on my juvenile record, will my second DUI be a felony?

One of my friends got his 3rd DUI about 2 weeks ago. He has two previous misdemeanor DUI’s on his juvenile record. He was ordered to go to victims impact classes and to attend AA after he completed a year long rehab. He hasn’t completed all of his classes and is behind on court/probation... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
answered on Feb 4, 2020

Aggravated DUI is always considered a felony. It is based on a blood alcohol level of over .15. The key to to fight the breath test or the blood test. This is complex, but if done right can save you a great deal of heartache and money. If it is in or around Tulsa, give us a call and we can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: if i relenquished my rights to past children can i keep my future children
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
answered on Dec 14, 2019

Given we are talking about termination of rights for cause and not adoption, it is possible, but it does give the State the ability to take future children on a presumption of you are unfit. It is a more complex question than can be answered here...Boeheim Freeman Law 918-884-7791

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