Creek County Attorneys Discuss Step-Children in Inheritance

Oklahoma Last Will and Testament

Step-Children in inheritance Planning sometimes can cause people unforeseen problems. Not everyone prepares a will before their passing.  This leaves their estate subject to the intestate laws of Oklahoma.  Intestate means that the estate will travel through probate and follow certain rules of inheritance.  However, over 200,000 children are step-children in Oklahoma.  How the law addresses step-children in inheritance is different in intestate succession…

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Creek County Larceny from a Retailer Attorneys

Creek County Larceny from a Retailer

In Creek County Larceny from a Retailer is usually charged as a misdemeanor. Petty theft, also known as larceny or shoplifting, is a major issue in Oklahoma and also in Creek County.  Statistics from 2015 show close to 800 reports of larceny from retailers in Creek County alone.  This is over 50% of all reported crimes in Creek County for the year.  Some of…

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Fighting Firearm Possession after a Felony Conviction Creek County

Reckless Handling of Firearms in Creek County

Firearm Possession after a Felony Conviction Creek County is a crime that could land you in jail. Oklahoma supports the right of gun and firearm possession.  It even has state constitutional provisions that address this issue.  Article 2, § 26 sets out the right to bear arms and that this right “shall never be prohibited.”  However, the provision goes on to give the legislature…

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Failure to Pay Court Costs and Fines in Creek County

Failure to Pay Court Costs and Fines

Failure to Pay Court Costs and Fines in connection with a criminal case can land you in jail.  In the world of court costs and fines, the term “revolving door” is familiar to many people.  It goes like this:  You receive a speeding ticket, or worse you go to jail and receive a hefty fine.  While you may not or no longer be in…

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Creek County Manslaughter Crimes

Creek County Manslaughter Crimes

Creek County Manslaughter Crimes are divided into degrees of manslaughter. Oklahoma is an “85% Rule” state.  This means that anyone committing a violent crime must serve 85% of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole.  Manslaughter in the first degree counts as a violent crime in Oklahoma.  However, if you have a skilled attorney, you could lessen your charge to manslaughter in the second…

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Creek County Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Attorneys

Creek County Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Creek County Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a charge you want to avoid at all costs.  While the justice system carries harsh penalties for the crime, social backlash is also an important issue.  Nobody wants the label of “drug addict” or “dealer” to follow them for years to come.  Okla. Stat. tit. 63 §2-405(B) sets out the definition of drug paraphernalia: “No person shall…

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Creek County Aggravated Assault and Battery Explained

aggravated assault

In January of 2017, Mayes County officials arrested a nursing home care taker for 17 counts of abuse and a count of aggravated assault and battery.  The arrest occurred after the care taker and a resident got into a physical fight.  As a result, the resident had a bite mark on her nose from the altercation.  After extensive interviews, the police said all 18…

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Oklahoma Last Will and Testament

Oklahoma Last Will and Testament

Our Creek County attorneys can help you write your Oklahoma Last Will and Testament. An estimated 54% of Americans between the ages of 45 to 65 do not have a last will and testament in place.  Obviously this could result in a number of problems for those loved ones left behind.  For example, the media has been awash with stories about the estate of…

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Fighting Breaking and Entering Charges in Creek County

Breaking and Entering Charges in Creek County

Breaking and entering charges in Creek County  are one some the most common crimes in the county.  OBSI reports that over 375 incidents of it occurred here in 2015.  You may wonder why burglary crimes in Sapulpa are so common.  The offense is more easily committed than you probably realize.  If you go into a building with an ajar door, you have technically committed the crime…

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Creek County Dog Bite Attorneys Discuss Liability

Creek County Dog Bite Attorneys

Our Creek County Dog Bite Attorneys can help you understand liability for dog bites in Oklahoma. Approximately 69M people in the United States own dogs.  Dog owners make up about half of all Oklahoman’s.  Whether fenced or roaming, we all love dogs.  This sometimes creates the potential for dog bites even if the dog is calm and obedient to its owner.  Oklahoma generally follows…

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