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October 16, 2017

The DUI Law Change You Should Know About

On November 1, 2017 Oklahoma’s new DUI laws will go into effect as the state takes steps towards cracking down on those who decide to get behind the wheel of a car while inebriated. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed State Bill 643 back in June, and the law is just a few short weeks from being implemented. Under the new …

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October 10, 2017

Adopting a Grandchild in Oklahoma

Making the decision to pursue an adoption in Oklahoma is certainly not an easy one. There are numerous laws and stipulations in place that are designed to govern how the adoption process goes, and it is important to educate yourself about them before moving forward. Whether you are choosing to adopt the child of your partner, a child of another …

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September 27, 2017

How long does it take to adopt a newborn in Oklahoma?

Oklahoma law states that any married couple or single couple may be eligible to adopt a newborn. You can file for a petition for adoption in your local county or the county in which the infant resides. Overall, in the United States, there are two types of adoptions, domestic and foster. Depending on which route you plan on going, the …

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September 21, 2017

Why a criminal record can haunt you?

A criminal record can begin at any age, and for many people, it can be detrimental to securing jobs or a future with a clean slate. Whether you are convicted or not, at times, your history may continue to haunt your prosperity. Updating your record is to your benefit, the Oklahoma law states that to update your record, a certified …

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September 8, 2017

What is a search warrant?

The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be …

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September 6, 2017

What you should know about underage DUI

In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) is a serious offense with consequences. A DUI is given when you are operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.08%, and a DWI is when you have alcohol in your system, but a BAC below 0.08%. In accordance with the circumstances, you may face …

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August 21, 2017

Did you know Drug Possession laws have changed in Oklahoma?

It’s important to stay informed when laws are changed, updated, dismissed, or implemented. And as of early this year, 2017, a pretty big change has been made to the drug possession laws in Oklahoma. It was a mess, as it was voted, then fought, then finally implemented, but eventually, the people’s voices were heard. What is pretty crazy about this …

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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 …