Having Inadmissible Evidence Thrown Out of your Case

Date posted: June 9, 2017

Not all pieces of evidence presented to the court are legal to use, or admissible. Inadmissible evidence may be suppressed, or “thrown out” of consideration by the court. If you are facing a criminal charge, having inadmissible pieces of evidence suppressed can be very important to your criminal defense strategy. Talk to your lawyer about […]


MARITAL AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AND PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Date posted: May 25, 2017

If you and your spouse decide to divorce, then one of the most hotly contested issues will be who gets what. Property distribution is often one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce, especially if there is a lot to divide, and if there are no children from the marriage. A prenuptial agreement might […]


LOW STANDARD FOR REPORTING CHILD ABUSE CAN LEAD TO MISTAKES

Date posted: May 15, 2017

Reporting cases of child abuse or neglect are only the first step in the long process that the state of Oklahoma has created to protect children from their abusers. However, many reports of child abuse have little to no merit, mainly because of the low evidentiary standard that these reports require. While this low standard […]


IF CHILD SUPPORT ENDS, DOES SPOUSAL SUPPORT INCREASE?

Date posted: May 5, 2017

Child support and spousal support (sometimes referred to as alimony) have different purposes and are often awarded independently of each other. Child support typically ends when the child turns 18 or graduates high school (if he or she turned 18 before they graduated). This money is meant to be used to for the expenses incurred […]


Protecting Your Property From a Burglar

Date posted: April 11, 2017

You are allowed to use reasonable force in Oklahoma to prevent your property from being stolen. You may use deadly force to protect your life or the life of another person. See my discussion:  http://blog.uslawshield.com/oklahoma-using-force-to-recover-stolen-property-know-your-limitations/


Oklahoma Castle Doctrine Saves Broken Arrow Occupant After Shooting Three Home Invaders to Death

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Broken Arrow, Wagner County, Oklahoma: Occupant of a home in Wagner County awakened from slumber grabs his AR-15 and investigates a crashing noise. Confronted by three home invaders dressed in black wearing face masks he fires. Two died in the kitchen, and one escapes only to expire in the drive way. The getaway driver turned […]


Are You Buying or Selling Your Small Business?

Date posted: March 28, 2017

Buying or selling a small business is a huge undertaking and accomplishment.  There are many issues to consider, many questions to be answered, and many tasks to be completed.  Although you may be an expert in your particular business, you may not have all the necessary legal business knowledge to complete your transaction while protecting […]


North Dakota Passes Constitutional Carry but Complicates Reciprocity by Requiring Licensing for Reciprocity with Other States

Date posted: March 25, 2017

North Dakota Governor signs Constitutional Carry Bill into Law.  On Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 10:00pm, I read that Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota signed Constitutional Carry into law. Here is a copy of the press release. The constitutional carry is not reciprocal with other states. The constitutional carry complicates the meaning of reciprocity with […]


March 23, 2017 Oklahoma Legislature Tracking Status of Gun Laws

Date posted: March 24, 2017

The Oklahoma legislative process is proceeding at its normal rate and considering legislation bearing on gun rights. Here is a review of  the current status of gun legislation of interest to gun owners posted by my friends at US Law Shield: In Oklahoma, Bill to Stop Public Funds for Gun Control Moves On   Oklahoma House […]


Oklahoma Gun Laws Armed and Educated

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I wrote a gun law book so that every person in Oklahoma could easily access and understand the laws of self defense, conceal carry and survey the criminal penalties associated with using a gun to protect themselves, their family and property. See the link to learn more:  Copy and paste the link below to your […]