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Q: Can the mayor of a municipality override the Chief of the Volunteer fire department? Can the Mayor fire the chief ?

Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 10, 2019

Your city's municipal code can tell you the answer to that. To find a copy of your city's municipal code, contact your city clerk.

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 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 Environmental, Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Public nuisance codes in small town stonrwall,OK.74871

Richard Winblad answered on Dec 31, 2017

Visit your county courthouse. The law library is supposed to have a copy of the city laws/ordinances. City hall should also have a copy.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: What Oklahoma statute defines the jurisdiction of municipal police?

Specifically, do city police have jurisdiction outside city limits?

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Dec 2, 2017

The answer is different depending on the jurisdiction. Many police departments have cooperation agreements with neighboring jurisdictions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Cited with warning and citation for $150 with court date next month am I going to jail for this?

I was practicing for my drivers test got pulled over with a license driver in car with me and had insurance on the car. The cop gave me a warning and a court date for next month, I’ve asked people if I’m going to be put in jail and they say no just get license BEFORE the date and to also pay... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 14, 2017

I don't understand what you got the ticket for. A "Warning" ticket doesn't require a fine, or court date. Take a good close look at the ticket, and ask your question again.

Sorry I can't help more.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: I currently have a Misd Dom A&B from 2007/2008, and 2015 GRoss Mis Conduct, can I possibly get these off my record?

the Dom A&B was a deferred but for unknown to me reasons they revoked it within a week of it going off my record

the misconduct is a deferred and I don't know how about getting it off my record (i thought they just fall off)

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 13, 2017

You should consult an experienced Criminal Law Attorney, in your area, for help with this problem.

My My website, http://www.GaryJDean.com in the blog section has info on Expungement.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: what legal right does a judge have in ordering I can't do? like i am not allowed to drive my kids due to a wreck.

the wreck was an accident and no laws were broken.. there is so many more instances and would like to know how much power the have..

Pete David Louden answered on Oct 27, 2017

The court has the power to make orders that the court determines to be in the best interest of the children. Best bet is get an attorney if you don't already have one.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: My son spent 9 days in jail for identity theft and was transported to another state without his consent, can he sue?

My son was taken to Oklahoma County jail for a warrant in Yavapai Arizona, he was incarcerated in Oklahoma County for 7 days then transported to Arizona, they saw they had the wrong person then released him can something be done about this? They told him he was actually kidnapped since he didn't... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 25, 2015

Perhaps. Go see a local criminal defense attorney who also handles personal injury cases. You can find them in the phone book or online

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Municipal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: Can a car be siezed and impounded by police for out of date tags?

The car was parked in driveway on private property. Police came with no warning and impounded the car. Was not in any way a nuiscance or derelict as the city of Oklahoma is now claiming.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 11, 2015

You need to hire an attorney for this. The car has been siezed, yes it has already happened. The point here is that in order to do anything about it, you need to get an attorney.

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Q: In Oklahoma can one Lawyer be both the City's Attorney and the Municipal Judge?

Howard Berkson answered on Nov 23, 2013

Probably. However, doing so opens the door to conflicts of interest. The judge should not preside over a case in which he or she has ever been involved as an attorney, as an investigator, as a witness, or in any other non-neutral role.

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Q: Can I post on my neighbors side of MY fence “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” signs and enforce them?

I live in Tulsa County. I have a neighbor that piles objects up against my fence and has damaged about 35’ of fencing. He has been asked numerous times to stop to no avail!

I own the fence and it is 6” inside my property line. I am going to have to replace the fence because of the damage... Read more »

Howard Berkson answered on Nov 12, 2013

As to the signage, it depends on the section of the county in which the fence is located and whether it is within any city limits. However, regardless of the sign issue, if your fence is on your property and your neighbor has piled stuff against your fence, then your neighbor has probably... Read more »

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