Getting a Misdemeanor Expunged

Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors can be expunged in Oklahoma. Expungements will remove or “seal” past offenses on your criminal record, depending on if you are eligible. Having a past charge or conviction available for the public eye can cause a lot of burdens in your life when it comes to looking for a job, buying or renting a house, or simply being in…

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Capital Punishment in Oklahoma

Capital Punishment in Oklahoma

Capital Punishment in Oklahoma is permitted under sate law. Oklahoma has not enforced the death penalty since 2015. Charles Frederick Warner was the last man executed using the death penalty in our state. He was injected with a lethal dose of midazolam. Despite having 2 botched executions in the past decade that stirred controversy, Oklahoma plans to resume capital punishment…

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Irrevocable Trusts in Oklahoma

Irrevocable Trusts

In Estate Planning people often turn to trusts as a way of passing assets to avoid probate. One of the many trusts available is the Irrevocable trust. Irrevocable Trusts are trusts that cannot be altered or ended once they are executed. Unlike revocable trust, they don’t allow for modification and termination if the trust creator has to make changes. Although an irrevocable trust…

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Federal Grand Jury Process Explained by Tulsa Criminal Lawyer

Sex Offenses can be expunged

Federal Grand Jury Process, like all federal criminal prosecutions is much different than in State Court. Most people are familiar with State court cases in Oklahoma, where the charges are already determined, and the case goes to trial. This is what is most commonly seen on television and what most people will experience if they’re arrested. If someone is arrested…

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Kidnapping Criminal Charges in Tulsa County

kidnapping criminal charges

Kidnapping criminal charges are filed as a felony in Oklahoma.  Most people think of famous cases like Elizabeth Smart or the three girls in Ohio who recently escaped.  However, these are extraordinary cases involving kidnapping criminal charges.  The crime often times will be from an estranged or ex-spouse taking a child.  Other forms are often holding a person against their…

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Oklahoma Work Injury Options

workers compensation

Oklahoma Work Injury options include having all your medical care paid by your employers insurance. In Oklahoma employers must carry Workers Compensation Insurance.  This means that if any employee of the company faces on the job injuries, the Workers Comp Insurance will cover them.  It provides benefits to workers who are unable to perform their regular job duties because of the…

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Tulsa Immigration Attorneys Discuss Marriage and Fiance Visa Process

Child Neglect

Marriage and Fiance Visa Process is tricky but paying close attention to the details helps get the process done. Each year the US Department of State provides approximately 30,000 couples with a marriage visa.  These are professionally the K-1 Visa.  K-1, or a marriage visa, is a requirement for couples to marry in which one person is a non-citizen of…

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Dividing Debts in Oklahoma Divorce

Relocating With Your Child after Oklahoma Divorce

Dividing Debts in Oklahoma Divorce is a question faced by many families working through divorce.  One of the most frequently asked questions of a lawyer is “How does property divide in a divorce?”.  This generally includes dividing debts also.  Take for instance you had certain debts entering into a marriage, or your spouse took out student loans for a professional…

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Failure to Pay Fines and Court Costs in Oklahoma

Failure to Pay Fines and Court Costs in Oklahoma is a crime. Its a crime that can land you in jail.  A 2013 Tulsa World article, the editors at Tulsa World discuss the increasing number of people in jail for failure to pay  fines and Court costs in Oklahoma.  The article focuses on a woman who originally had $150 in fines…

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Texting and Driving in Oklahoma

Texting and driving in Oklahoma causes serious personal injury.  On November 1, 2015 in Oklahoma, the Trooper Nicholas Dees and Trooper Keith Burch Act of 2015 went into effect.  This bill resulted from an accident in which a driver—distracted by texting—hit and killed Oklahoma State Trooper Nicholas Dees and injured Trooper Keith Burch.  Although the wreck was unintentional, the driver…

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Probation Revocation Oklahoma

Probation revocation Oklahoma is a serious offense. When you’re convicted of a criminal charge in Oklahoma the Judge has the choice of sentencing you to a jail term, probation or a combination of jail and probation. If the Judge sentences you to a term of probation and you violate the probation the court can revoke the probation and sentence you…

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New Oklahoma Immigration Application Process

President Obama announced sweeping changes to the immigration application process on November 20, 2014. These changes are not statutes. Rather, they are executive actions. Thus, they garnered a lot of criticism by the Republican-led Congress. As part of his address regarding immigration application process and reform, President Obama promised to tighten enforcement of the borders, focus resources on deporting immigrants…

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Debts Forgiven in Bankruptcy

While many debts forgiven in bankruptcy are discharged or restructured when you file for Oklahoma  bankruptcy, there are some that you’ll have to continue to pay in full. This is in addition to any secured debts, debts where you have pledged the asset as security such as a house or a car if you want to keep the asset. The…

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Suing Outside of Workers Compensation Court

Workers’ compensation is generally the sole means of compensation for employees suffering injuries.  Although this is generally the rule, there are several exceptions.  Under certain circumstances, you may be able to sue for damages outside of the workers’ compensation system.  Our Tulsa Workers Compensation Lawyers set these exceptions out and they include the following: Those injured by a defective product may…

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Oklahoma Drug Crimes

Oklahoma drug crimes are a serious matter, punishable by years in prison, substantial fines, and the potential for a felony record.  In addition, Oklahoma Drug crimes can be defined to include any criminal activity that involves an illegal controlled substance. If you’ve been accused of a drug crime in Oklahoma or fear you soon will be, you need to retain the…

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Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Right for You?

In recent years, more and more Americans have found themselves weighed down by significant debt. Struggling to pay bills and living expenses, dodging harassing phone calls, and losing sleep over financial worries drives many individuals to consider bankruptcy. However, some people discover they are unable to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  This is because they don’t qualify under the strict…

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Your Responsibilities When Filing a Work Injury Claim

Workplace injuries and illnesses are burdensome and can leave you feeling helpless. In order to get through the time it will take to heal from the workplace injury or illness, you will need assistance from workers’ compensation.  This is what you should receive as an employee under Oklahoma law. While workers’ compensation insurance coverage is available to Oklahoma employees for injuries…

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Oklahoma Divorce Rate One of Highest in the Country

The United States as a country has a very high divorce rate.  The Oklahoma divorce rate is is one of the largest in the country.  In 2012, Oklahoma divorce rate was ranked third, behind Nevada and Maine, as having one of the highest divorce rates, at 12.9%.  More recent statistics show that Oklahoma has 13 divorces per 1,000 marriages per year.  Divorce…

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Criminal Statute of Limitations in Oklahoma

Oklahoma prosecutors have a limited period of time in which to press criminal drug charges against an individual.  This allows police and the prosecutor sufficient time to determine if probable cause exists.  Then to formally charge someone with a drug crime.  Oftentimes, with drug charges, it could take a prosecutor up to one year or even longer to get probable…

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What You Should Know About Oklahoma Rollover Accidents

Oklahoma rollover accidents often involve life threatening and sometimes fatal injuries.  Most of us have heard stories about horrible Oklahoma rollover accidents. This is a function of the severity of this type of accident. Interestingly, most people associate roll-over accidents with SUVs. However, recent statistics suggest that under certain circumstances, anything from a sedan to a tractor-trailer can become vulnerable…

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Should I File for Divorce Before Bankruptcy?

Trying to save your home from foreclosure while having to deal with nagging creditors can create a lot of stress and anxiety. In particular this true for married couples with credit problems.  With 50% of Oklahoma marriages ending in divorce, it well-known that financial issues are a leading reason for divorce.  In fact, many couples trying to address debt problems sometimes…

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