Tag: protective orders

Case Dismissed

Protective Orders [Tulsa]

Civil Issue: Protective Orders Dismissed
Case: State v. Merle Preston
Court: [CM-1997-1864]
Result: Case Dismissed

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The “Victim’s Protective Order” has long been one of the most abused legal tools in Oklahoma law. Because the original short-term, “emergency” protective order can be imposed by a mere allegation of a “victim” without the other party present to dispute that allegation, a citizen can have his reputation ruined and be kicked out of his home if someone is willing to lie to a judge.

These cases can be fought and won, but you need a lawyer who knows the rules and refuses to be intimidated.