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  • Do You Have To Pay A Filing Fee Or Court Charge To Get A Protective Order In Oklahoma?

    Do you have to pay a filing fee or court cost, to get a protective order in Oklahoma? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth, and I’m about to discuss that issue. Okay, do you have to pay a filing fee to file a petition for a protective issue in Oklahoma? No.


  • Oklahoma Child Abuse Case Dismissed

    Tulsa Attorney Justin Mosteller with the Wirth Law Office reports good news for a client of ours. Thankfully, Justin was able to get a case dismissed that has been really weighing on us as a firm because our client was very clearly innocent of the charges.


  • Do You Have To File A Police Report To Get A Protective Order In Oklahoma?

    Do you have to file a police report in order to get a protective order in Oklahoma? I’m Tulsa attorney, James Wirth. I’m about to answer that question. Do you have to get a police report and make a report in order to get a protective order in Oklahoma? Well, it depends. It depends on the basis upon which you’re requesting the protective order be granted. Under most circumstances, you do not.


  • Can Victims Of Crime File For Protective Order Against Perpetrators In Oklahoma?

    Can victims of crime in Oklahoma filed for a protective order against the perpetrator? I’m Tulsa attorney James Wirth. I’m about to answer that question. If you’re a victim of a crime in Oklahoma, can you get a protective order against the perpetrator? That would prevent that person from being around or if they are around you in violation of the order, you can call the cops and they can be arrested for that. The answer is most of the time, no, but sometimes, yes. The statute does allow a victim of a crime to get a protective order if it’s the right crime..


  • Can You Get A Protective Order On The Basis Of Rape In Oklahoma?

    Can you get a protective order on the basis of rape in Oklahoma? I’m Tulsa attorney James Wirth and I’m about to discuss that issue. Okay, so to get a protective order to Oklahoma, there’s a number of different boxes that could be checked. It could be domestic abuse, it could be threat of imminent physical harm, it could be harassment, it could be stalking, it could of being a victim of certain crimes. In addition, Victims of rape can file for a protective order on those basis.


  • What Does Stalking Mean In An Oklahoma Protective Order?

    What does it take to get a protective order on the basis of stalking in Oklahoma? What does stalking mean on the protective order act? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth and I’m about to tell you. Under Oklahoma law, Stalking means the willful, malicious, and repeated following or harassment of a person by an adult, emancipated minor or a minor 13 years of age of older in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to feel frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested, and actually causes the person being followed or harassed to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested.


  • What Is Harassment For The Purposes Of A Getting A Protective Order In Oklahoma?

    What is harassment for the purpose of getting a protective order granted in Oklahoma? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth, and I’m about to answer that question for you. Harassment means a knowing and willful course or pattern of conduct by a family or household member or an individual who has been or is in a dating relationship with a person, directed at a specific person, which seriously alarms or annoys the person, and which serves no legitimate purpose. The course of conduct must be such as would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress or must actually cause substantial distress to the person.


  • What Is A Threat Of Physical Harm For The Purposes Of A Getting A Protective Order In Oklahoma?

    What does domestic abuse mean for the purposes of getting a protective order in Oklahoma? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth, I’m about to answer that question for you. To get a protective order in Oklahoma, it needs to be domestic violence, domestic abuse, threat of an imminent harm, harassment, stalking, rape or victim of certain crimes. So in the statute, the threat of imminent harm is actually a component of domestic abuse.


  • Seeking Legal Immigration Status When Already In The U.S.

    I am Immigration Attorney Ted Hasse I work at Wirth Law Office, and I am here to answer your immigration questions. I want to talk about how folks can go from an undocumented status to getting legal status in the United States when they’re already in the United States. With regard to this issue, we get a lot of calls about this, folks trying to straighten out their status, and something I find frequently is that they sort of have partial information. They know that as a general rule, if you are here illegally, if you have an undocumented status, it is almost certain that you’re going to have to leave the United States, go to a consulate or embassy in your home country, and seek to get readmitted. But there are exceptions to that..


  • What Does Domestic Abuse Mean For Getting A Protective Order In Oklahoma?

    What does domestic abuse mean for the purposes of getting a protective order in Oklahoma? Oklahoma attorney James Wirth, answers that question for you. What are the four different ways to get a Protective Order? One, domestic abuse. Two, threat of imminent harm. Three, harassment. Four, stalking, also rape and potential if you’re a victim of certain crimes.


  • Family Member Detained By ICE In Okmulgee, Oklahoma

    You’ve got a family member, loved one or a friend who is being detained by ICE in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. What do you do next? I am Immigration Attorney Ted Hasse and I work at Wirth Law Office. I’m happy to take your immigration questions. Give us a call at (918) 932-2800. The big problem is is that unlike most other facilities, the folks who are answering the phone for ICE in Okmulgee where quite a few people who are being detained these days, they’re not answering questions for family members. We are trying to provide a very low cost option to get somebody down there at the facility, talking to the individual who’s being detained to find out what’s going on, get them signed on in a way that we can get more information from ICE and find out what needs to happen next.


  • Under Oklahoma Law, Can You File a Protective Order On Someone Else’s Behalf?

    Under Oklahoma law, can you file a protective order on someone else’s behalf? I’m Tulsa attorney James Wirth and I’m about to answer that question for you. Okay, so can you file a protective order on someone else’s behalf? The answer sometimes is yes. So obviously you can file one for yourself, but also you can file one on other household members if they are a minor or if they are incompetent legally or incapacitated.


  • How Do You File For a Protective Order in Oklahoma?

    How do you file for a protective order in Oklahoma? I’m Oklahoma attorney James Wirth and I’m about to answer that question for you. Okay, so how do you file for protective order in Oklahoma? Well, luckily there are many options to do so. One of the first options is you could hire an attorney. Another option is there’s some nonprofits that help with that. In Tulsa County, there is a DVIS, Domestic Violence Intervention Service and they help people filling out a protective order forms.


  • Immigration Law Question: Am I Allowed To Sponsor My Spouse?

    Immigration Attorney Ted Hasse answers a popular question asked often. An Individual was wanting to sponsor a spouse who needs to straighten out their immigration status. Question she had was that she, in fact, had a criminal conviction and then a warrant in another state. And first question she had is she wanted to know if that was going to impact her ability to sponsor her spouse. And a second question she had was in relation to social security benefits that she was collecting, whether sponsoring somebody would somehow impact your benefits. The short answer is no. It doesn’t matter if you are in a situation where you have prior convictions or even have an outstanding warrant. If you’re seeking to go ahead and sponsor somebody, sponsor a spouse for example, that’s just not something that the US CIS looks at, so it does make a difference.


  • What Relief Can a Judge Grant In a Protective Order Case In Oklahoma?

    What relief can a judge grant in a protective order case? I’m Tulsa attorney James Wirth and I’m about to answer that question for you. What relief can a judge grant in a protective order case, what authority does the judge have? In the Oklahoma statute, it’s very wide. At the hearing the court may impose any terms and conditions in the protective order that the court reasonably believes are necessary to bring about the cessation of domestic abuse against the victim of stalking or harassment. What can the court grant according to this? Anything.


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