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Military Spousal Benefits in Oklahoma

In Military Lawby johncannon

What Benefits are Available After Divorcing my Military Spouse? When a couple goes through a divorce, each spouse may be entitled to certain benefits that the other receives. This is because the non-divorcing spouse may have relied on the divorcing-spouse’s work or benefits for what they thought would be a lifetime, but now can no longer make a claim. The …

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Federal Sentencing in Drug Trafficking Cases

In Drug Traffickingby johncannon

STATUTES AND GUIDELINES FOR FEDERAL CRIMES What are Sentencing Guidelines for Federal Crimes? Federal sentencing guidelines provide a guide to federal judges and federal criminal defendants on the range of punishment the U.S. Probation Office deems appropriate for a given federal criminal defendant facing specific federal criminal charges on their indictment. The federal sentencing guidelines are set by the U.S. …

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Federal Firearm Charges and Defenses to Federal Gun Charges

In FEDERAL CRIMINALby johncannon

Introduction Federal criminal firearm statutes are complex and the penalties for these federal crimes are serious. Federal law dictates that a variety of conduct can place anyone into a category of prohibited persons that cannot possess or even be around firearms under federal law. Our Fierce Advocates have assisted many clients facing firearm charges and federal criminal cases and can …

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Motorcycle Accident: Who Is at Fault and What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident Deaths?

In Personal Injuryby johncannon

Motorcycle accident deaths are increasing annually. The reason for the deaths, however, revolves around several factors including the type of accident, presence of motorcycle safety equipment like helmets, speed, and more. It is therefore important to understand the common causes of motorcycle accidents and who is at fault in each of the scenarios, as well as scenarios or injuries that …

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Medical Malpractice Claims: Understanding Sexual Assault by a Doctor or Medical Professional

In Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Lawyersby johncannon

Medical professionals are required and expected to attend to the needs of people who have become vulnerable due to health-related challenges. However, in some cases, some medical professionals exploit their position of power to perpetrate acts that violate the trust and professional relationship between them and their patients. Sexual assault by a doctor or physician is as a form of …

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Federal Drug Trafficking 101

In Drug Traffickingby johncannon

What does Drug Trafficking Mean? Many people assume that federal drug trafficking is limited to scenes from movies or tv shows about the cartel or other drug enterprises; however, it is not that simple. In reality federal drug trafficking charges encompasses a much larger group of people charged with drug offenses. Both federal drug trafficking charges and Oklahoma drug trafficking …

Cohen & Cohen Guest Blog: Partial Fault in Car Accident

In Car Accidentsby johncannon

You might think that car accidents are very black and white situations, where one person takes the blame for it and the other person gets to make a claim with their insurance. More often than not, however, both drivers can be found partially guilty of causing the crash. If this is the case, what happens to each person’s claim? The …

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Violations of Military Protective Orders

In Military Lawby johncannon

What are Military Protective Orders?  A Military Protective Order (MPO) is an order against an active duty service member issued by their unit commander to protect a related family member from abuse or danger, and functions similar to a restraining or civilian protective order. Usually, victims in need of a MPO are civilian domestic violence victims who’s spouse is a member of the …

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Personal Injury Cases and Beyond

In Injury lawyer, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Claimsby johncannon

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution? Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a means to solve legal issues outside of a court setting. Litigating, family law and personal injury cases in Oklahoma, can be expensive, burdensome, and lengthy, but ADR presents a streamlined and cost-conscious opportunity for the parties to avoid court and still solve their problems. Additionally, where courts are structured …