Possession of Prescription Drugs

Possession of Prescription Drugs

Some news outlets have been discussing “The Opioid Epidemic” lately.  This is a broad reference to the use of and illegal possession of prescription drugs.  A 2016 Oklahoma Watch report lists prescription drug abuse as a leading contributor to 59% of overdoses in the state.  This means that prescription drugs like Hydrocodone, Xanax, etc. are opiates contributing to drug abuse and on occasion death….

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Deferred Sentence vs. Suspended Sentence in Creek County

Deferred sentence

After you receive a criminal conviction you will have a sentencing hearing.  Depending on the crime, you may be eligible for either a deferred sentence or a suspended sentence.  There are few differences between these sentences, but they are important.  This article will summarize them for you. Deferred Sentence Title 22 is Oklahoma’s criminal procedure section.  Under §991c it describes a deferred sentence.  If…

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Prenatal Paternity Testing and Child Custody

Prenatal Paternity Testing

In rare cases a court may allow a potential father to request a prenatal paternity test.  An example of one case is if a potential father does not believe he is the father of his wife’s child and wants to finalize a divorce.  This is simply because courts generally do not allow a divorce until after a child is born if the woman is…

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Creek County Kidnapping Crimes Explained

Kidnapping Crimes Explained

Getting Kidnapping Crimes Explained to a person helps them understand the elements of the crime. Annual kidnapping crime statistics show that each year around 800,000 people are subject to kidnaps and kidnap attempts.  This is roughly over 2,000 kidnappings that occur each day.  Of these 800,000 annual kidnappings, researchers estimate that 200,000 of them are parental kidnappings.  This article will explain the legal elements…

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Homicide Charges in Creek County

Homicide Charges in Creek County

Homicide Charges in Creek County are some of the more serious crimes and could land someone in prison. Of the over 17,600 violent crimes in Oklahoma during 2017, over 240 of them were a homicide.  This is above the average national rates per state.  As a result, more people are facing charges on this crime and awaiting trial or sentencing.  This article will explain…

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Expungement of Juvenile Records in Creek County

Expungement of Juvenile Records

The expungement of juvenile records is much the same as sealing an adult criminal record in Creek County. Nationally, over 10% of violent crimes in the nation are perpetrated by minors and people under the age of 18.  Further, in the state of Oklahoma, a 2015 OSBI report shows that 13,500 juvenile arrests occurred for that year.  Many youth make mistakes early in life. …

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Parental Preferance in Child Custody

Parental Preferance in Child Custody

Parental Preferance in Child Custody is a common concern for parents in child custody cases. Many people try to avoid custody battles in fear that one parent will be preferred over another due to gender or financial status.  While this may appear to play a role in custody awards, this is not as prevalent as it was in the past.  Any fit parent genuinely…

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Stalking Crimes in Creek County

Stalking Crimes in Creek County

Stalking Crimes in Creek County are common and are sometimes filed as protective orders. Nearly 50% of all stalking victims face a stalker that was once an intimate partner. Unfortunately, this means that many victims share technology with their stalker at some point. As a result, the incidents of cyber stalking are increasing at a rapid rate. Take for example cell phones. These are…

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Child Support Modifications in Creek County

Child Support Modifications

In Creek County Family Court Child support modifications are undertaken on a daily basis. Child support is generally a court order that will span several years.  As a result, it is likely you will experience income fluctuations during this time.  These fluctuations may be a promotion, a demotion, or any other type of job changes.  To modify child support, you will need to file…

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Who Gets What Debt in Divorce

Dividing Debts in Divorce

Who Gets What Debt in Divorce isn’t always as easy to figure out as people think. People going through the divorce process are often concerned with property division in divorce.  In fact, this is a very common question for most attorneys.  Did your spouse come into the marriage with debts?  Do you have loans in your name only but for the benefit of the…

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