In short - your only option is a step-parent adoption has to take place. There is another way where DHS is involved but they wouldn’t be involved in your situation it doesn’t sound like. In essence the state will not terminate the rights of a parent without someone else assuming the rights (and...Read more »
I found a phone and wallet at a grocery store 30mins before close. I took it, and tried to find this person. From her DL, I looked her up on FB, and contacted like 3 family/friends (based on last name). I drove to the address on DL, but it was an apartment complex and DL didn't have apt... Read more »
Your sory has the appearance of being reasonable, however you need to consult a criminal defense attorney, present him/ her with the proof that you have described and get an opinion as to whether or not it might hold water in a court of law (or help in a plea negotiation with the state). What might...Read more »
I'm not sure I understand your question. If you have warrants for failure to pay court costs, you can likely resolve those warrants by paying the balance in full, by contacting the court clerk to see about getting set up on a payment plan and making your payments, or by requesting a rule 8...Read more »
Cases are dismissed for a variety of reasons. It doesn’t always mean that someone is innocent, but I don’t know your story. Many times cases are dismissed in a plea negotiation after a period of probation. Sometimes when a case is dismissed there are costs or monies that are still owed. If they...Read more »
The Department of Corrections supervises individuals on parole and has the power to issue a warrant for a parole violation. If a warrant is issued and the person is arrested on said warrant, the Pardon and Parole Board (usually one person with authority to act on behalf of the Board) will conduct a...Read more »
In your factual statement you didn’t recite whether they had a warrant or not. There are lots of factors that go into suppressing an illegal search and seizure. You need to immediately contact and or retain a criminal defense attorney who can go over the facts carefully and make a decision on...Read more »
The short answer is that "it depends." There are situations in which no probate is necessary. However, there are often times that family does not file probate and years down the road they find out that they should have. I would recommend you contact a probate attorney in or around the...Read more »
I was researching some changing gun laws in my state. Upon doing so, I noticed the felony I was convicted of was changed to a “violent felony” six years after I plead to the crime. I’m wondering if I am now considered a violent felon or an
If you are looking at other laws that specify crimes that impact eligibility or prohibited conduct and you are trying to determine if you are eligible or prohibited from said conduct based on a prior conviction, most of the time it will not matter what the law was at the time of your conviction;...Read more »
Yes, except in those counties where the DA's office does the supervision (there are not many of them anymore - because they can make the $40/month for doing nothing). In all other counties, a 991 fee (prosecution reimbursement fee) is a separate fee payable to the DA, and the entity...Read more »
A buddy has a arrest warrant out for him and just wondering if they could go into his house to arrest him even if he doesn't answer the door and they don't know if he is there. This has nothing to do with a search warrant and don't involve me. I just curious if police can kick your... Read more »
The answer may depend on a few facts. Generally speaking, law enforcement is permitted to enter the residence of the person subject to an arrest warrant if the officers have a reasonable belief that the person is located inside. So, they must not know for certain that he is in the residence. They...Read more »
I was in an online group for a project awhile back and in the group I made a character design. I’ve since left the group and was wondering if the design would legally be considered mine or the groups? There were no contracts involved, and the character design doesn’t belong to the group, it was... Read more »
As the creator of an original work, you own copyright in the work unless there was an agreement that it was a "work for hire". There being no such agreement, you retain all rights in the work and should inform the group to that effect, and insist that your work not be included in the...Read more »
You need to consult a civil or criminal defense attorney with expertise in this area and have them review the Oklahoma statutes related to service of process. As a general rule though, subpoenas are commonly served in person by a licensed process server or a law enforcement official or by mailing...Read more »
The reckless driving is the worst of the 3 offenses and that alone suggest that you recommended court of action is to hire a traffic ticket attorney in your area in hopes of obtaining the best outcome. Good luck.
Assuming your vehicle is a standard American left driver vehicle then no a right passenger mirror is not required IF the interior middle mirror is in place. If you are in a vehicle where the center rear view mirror is not equipped or is ineffective (such as in a cargo van with no windows) then that...Read more »
I was recently in a minor vehicle collision. Minimal damage to the vehicles. I ended up with three dislocated ribs. Police report clearly states that the other driver was at fault. The agent for the other driver called me and disputed the dislocated ribs stating, “Did you diagnose... Read more »
An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that attorneys in the Libel/Slander category would know better than car accident attorneys. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up, but you could repost in that category. Good luck
The freedom to use one’s medical marijuana cards to ingest medical marijuana while someone is on any type of criminal probation in the city or County courthouses throughout the state of Oklahoma is a confusing mess.
Well many probation officers and Judges DO allow the use of medical...Read more »
An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. Based on the brief description, one possibility is that the settlement you say you signed (which was probably a release form) contained figures for a gross settlement, not...Read more »
About a year ago, I decided that it was in my daughter's best interest to sign my parental rights away to allow her step dad to adopt her. I did this because we had been dragging out a custody battle for 4 years without ever actually going to court for custody. Every court day was more and... Read more »
Your case has specific details that will be best suited with an attorney rather than this forum. Most will give a free phone consultation. I suggest you contact one sooner rather than later so that you can insure your rights if they in fact still remain intact.
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