Types of Damages in an Oklahoma Personal Injury Case

Date posted: July 15, 2017

When you’re injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, Oklahoma law allows you to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. Whether your injuries are the result of a car accident, slip-and-fall, dog bite, or other circumstances, you would typically pursue the responsible party or an insurance company. However, while you may […]


How do Field Sobriety Tests Work in Oklahoma Drunk Driving Cases?

Date posted: July 5, 2017

If you’re pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in Oklahoma, an officer may request you to perform certain tests to determine whether you’re impaired by the usage of alcohol. These “field sobriety tests” are typically conducted at the scene, after you’ve been pulled over but before you’re arrested for DUI. The National Highway Traffic […]


Choosing The Right Structure For Your Business

Date posted: June 29, 2017

If you have started a business as an independent consultant for other companies or if you offer products and services to the general public, choosing the right business structure should be a top priority. Depending on whether you are the sole owner or have a partner or company investors, the type of entity you select […]


Child Custody and Timesharing Plans

Date posted: June 18, 2017

Few issues are more sensitive and potentially volatile in family law proceedings than matters impacting children. Whether you are unmarried or are going through a divorce, both you and the other parent have rights and responsibilities as parents, and in cases where custody is contested, it is the court’s job to intervene and ensure the […]


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 […]