People who have had prior brushes with the law often want to know if they are eligible for probation. This is perhaps one of the most complex questions within Oklahoma criminal defense law. IN GENERAL, a person is not eligible for probation on a new felony crime if the have two or more previous felony convictions. Note the word “felonies” as, again in general, misdemeanors neither impact a person’s eligibility for future probation nor are themselves ever crimes for which a person is probation ineligible. That being said, the law is littered with excep
In Oklahoma, legal custody is an arrangement that primarily defines which parent or person gets to make what decisions for a minor child. Who spends what time with the child (visitation) is a separate matter.
Married Parents. When parents are married they have de facto joint custody, that is, neither has more authority in decision making than the other. Each parent can make any (otherwise legal) decision they want regarding the minor child; e.g. enroll him in this school as opposed to that school, etc.
We are proud to report the conclusion of a child custody modification case we have been working on over the past month. We were able to successfully reunite a child with her mother after her father stole her from her home and fled Oklahoma two years ago for parts unknown.