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Victim Protective Order (VPO) Violation -- Dismissed!

Our client was accused by his ex-wife of violating their Victim Protective Order when he showed up at her house to pick up the children.  He was allowed to do this by the terms of the orders in place.  His ex-wife complained that he backed his vehicle into her driveway so the children could load their stuff up.  Why this charge was filed... I don't really know.

Visitation Rights for a Grandparent? Yes!

In Oklahoma County yesterday we convinced the judge that visitation with Grandma was in the child's best interest.  Now, after more than a year of not seeing the child, the Court has ordered that Grandma be allowed weekly contact by her former son-in-law.

Do you need to talk about Grandparental visitation?  If so, call us now at 405-217-3271.

TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS: MANDATORY IMPRISONMENT…..USUALLY

Drug “Trafficking” remains the only drug crime in Oklahoma that carries with it mandatory prison time, even for the first offense.  This harsh punishment is much tougher than the penalties for first-time offenders who commit even violent crimes.  Indeed, armed robbers, stabbers, drive-by shooters (“Using a Vehicle to facilitate the Intentional Discharge of a Firearm), and even those who MAKE methamphetamine are eligible for probation on their first and ofte

Father's Rights Restored After False Accusation of Child Molestation!

In a Central Oklahoma Case:  Today, after more than three years of delays due to our client's former counsel, we were able to restore a father's rights to his child.  

Four years ago the Mother of the child made extremely serious allegationss of child sexual abuse against our client.  An Emergency Custody Order and a Victim Protective Order were entered against him.  Father had hired ineffective counsel which resulted in years of unwarranted delays during which Father could not legally see his child!

Probation Eligibility: The Exceptions Make the Rule

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

Thinking About Joint Custody?

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.

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