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Property Division

In Uncategorizedby Vikram Singh

You take the house; I’ll take the dog! Like Alan Jackson said in the song Give It Away “There ain’t nothing in this house worth fighting’ over Oh, we’re both tired of fighting’ anyway, Just give it away”, it can be easy for one spouse to decide what they definitely don’t want when it comes to the separation of property. …

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Criminal and Family Implications

In Uncategorizedby Vikram Singh

With the rise of personal cell phones in the 21st century, instant communication has brought with it instant ways to send provocative photos and messages at the touch of a button. “Sexting” as it has come to be known, can be a private activity between consenting adults, but when lines are crossed, the law may get involved. Criminal and Family …

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Family Law Case Life Cycle

In Uncategorizedby Vikram Singh

Filing a Petition & Summons The filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity Petition or Motion to Modify in existing cases formally initiates the divorce or other family law proceeding in Oklahoma. The Petition must state information about the parties seeking divorce/paternity/custody; the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case; and the Petitioner’s proposal for settling the …

Alimony in Oklahoma

In Uncategorizedby johncannon

Is Alimony Legal in Oklahoma? Yes, there is case law and statutory authority for support alimony in Oklahoma. The primary statutory authority comes from OKLA. STAT. tit. 43 § 121, which states the following: Either spouse may be allowed such alimony out of real and personal property of the other as the court shall think reasonable, having due regard to the …

Myths of Arrest and Criminal Defense Attorneys

In Uncategorizedby johncannon

Myth 1: Hiring an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney makes you look guilty Many myths exist concerning being arrested for an alleged crime and hiring a criminal defense attorney. The most common myth about criminal defense attorneys is hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney makes you look guilty. This could not be farther from the truth. Police, prosecutors, and judge assume …

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Court-Martial Process & Procedure: Know your rights when facing criminal charges in the military

In Military Lawby johncannon

Court-Martial Process & Procedure: Know your rights when facing criminal charges John Cannon, owner of CANNON & ASSOCIATES, PLLC, is a JAG attorney. He has experience defending and prosecuting a multitude of military criminal cases, including Court-Martial. COURT-MARTIAL BASICS Court-Martial proceedings are governed by military specific law. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (“UCMJ”); the Military Rules of Evidence (“MRE”); …

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Understanding State Court Probation

In Criminal Defenseby johncannon

Over ninety-five percent of criminal cases in Oklahoma state courts are resolved without a trial.  Seasoned criminal defense counsel can help you seek a dismissal or the best possible resolution of your case. The vast majority of cases are resolved by plea agreement by the prosecution and the Defendant, with the assistance of defense counsel. Not only is it critical …

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Criminal Defense: Steps to Defend your Case

In Criminal Defenseby johncannon

Being charged with a criminal offense is a very stressful and confusing experience for any person and their loved ones. The variety of issues you face at one time can seem daunting: your liberty, your rights, and your future; only part of the equation. You are faced with potentially life changing penalties, including a conviction whether it is a misdemeanor …

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The Spectrum of Military Justice from Verbal Counseling to Prison

In Military Lawby johncannon

As a Judge Advocate, I am tasked with defending Service members through a wide range of legal processes and procedures that make up our military justice system, including the spectrum of employment law, administrative law, and criminal law. On one end of the spectrum you have purely employment law issues, which consist of: counseling statements; evaluations, Officer Evaluation Reports or …