Finding a Lawyer
In Oklahoma the protection order laws are designed so that you can go to court without a lawyer. If there are children involved, if your abuser has a lawyer, or if you think you might need help, you may want to try to find a lawyer to make sure that everything is done right.
Public defenders are appointed in criminal cases for defendants who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. In some civil cases you can also ask a judge to appoint a public defender or appoint a lawyer to represent you.
The best time to see a lawyer is before a problem occurs -- not when you are in legal trouble. Preventive law is one of the most valuable services a lawyer can perform. It can save time, trouble and money. An attorney can analyze the legal implications of a situation, offer advice and decide how best to protect your rights.
Free Legal Answers is a national program developed by the American Bar Association where clients request brief advice and counsel about a specific civil legal issue from a volunteer lawyer. Qualifying users can post civil legal questions on the website and receive basic legal information and advice from approved volunteer attorneys. This Oklahoma site will serve Oklahoma residents. Oklahoma.freelegalanswers is an cooperative effort of the ABA, Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission and the Oklahoma Bar Association.
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