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August 14, 2017

Do I need an adoption attorney?

Adopting a child is a beautiful thing, but it can also be a very stressful and lengthy process. In Oklahoma, the overall process of the adoption can take up to five years. Because of all the complicated obligations involved in adopting a child, many families turn to an adoption lawyer in OKC to help them along throughout the adoption journey. …

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August 11, 2017

Theft, Robbery, and Burglary! Do you know the difference?

It happens quite often that the terms theft, robbery, and burglary are used to imply the same thing, but contrary to the synonymic misuse of the three words, they actually have quite distinct differences in meaning. They do however have something in common in that they generally are associated implications of someone taking something that belongs to someone else without …

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August 9, 2017

Can I refuse a portable breath test?

If you are pulled over in Oklahoma and accused of drinking and driving, it is likely that you will be asked to participate in various field sobriety tests such as a portable breath test. The majority of the tests that are given are actually even difficult for sober people to complete with 100% accuracy, and are therefore considered to induce …

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August 4, 2017

Can my domestic violence case be dropped?

There are many situations that domestic violence charges occur when they really may have not been entirely necessary. Things get heated, tempers get out of hand, often alcohol is involved, and fights escalate. And sometimes, in the heat of the moment, the police get called out of anger because of a shove or negative physical contact that occurred. A shove …

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July 31, 2017

I’ve Been Caught Shoplifting. What Can I Do?

Being caught for shoplifting is one of the most embarrassing and stressful situations anyone will ever find themselves in. If you made a minor error in judgement and this is your first offense, you may have a few options. One of the most common cases we see at our Oklahoma criminal defense law firm is shoplifting, however, there is no …

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July 25, 2017

How Does Guardianship Differ from Adoption?

Adoption and guardianship fall under the same umbrella, but they are actually quite different. While both are designed to provide safe and healthy care for children, there are details surrounding both that you should familiarize yourself with. In the most basic sense, guardianship establishes a legal relationship between a child and an adult who is not the biological parent. Please …

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July 18, 2017

Can Sealed Records Ever Be Unsealed?

According to Oklahoma law, a criminal record can either be expunged or sealed under a specific set of circumstances. In our last blog, we discussed expungements in Oklahoma and went over some of the eligibility requirements that must be met in order for this to happen. Today we are going to look at a similar topic: sealed records. As an …

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July 6, 2017

Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged?

In a nutshell, expungement is the process of clearing an individual’s criminal record. The expungement process is a somewhat complicated one that differs from state to state and depends on the type of charge. There are of course some crimes that can never be removed from an individual’s record, but a vast majority are eligible for expungement. In Oklahoma, there …

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June 21, 2017

What Is a DWI and How Does it Affect Me?

Getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated – even just a little bit – can result in serious repercussions, including a DUI or DWI. While most of us are familiar with the term DUI (driving under the influence), DWI (driving while impaired or intoxicated) is a little less common. DWIs are typically lesser charges than DUIs, however, they …

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June 20, 2017

I’m Ready to Adopt: Where Do I Begin?

Making the decision to adopt a child and bring them into your home is one of the biggest decision an individual or family will ever make. Whether you are interested in adopting a child through a local or international agency, or officially adopting a stepchild, there are a few things you should keep in mind. The adoption process is a …