My question involves criminal law for the state of: Oklahoma
Hello, first time poster here.
I received 2 felony warrants out of Oklahoma about 11 years ago. These 2 warrants were for burglary in the 2nd degree and selling a stolen item to a pawn shop. Soon after these warrants were issued I received a misdemeanor charge in Nevada, where I was living at the time. When I was arrested in Nevada, I was held for extradition for Oklahoma. Oklahoma didn't come and my lawyer at the time stated that I shouldn't go back to Oklahoma until I was ready to take care of these charges. After I received the misdemeanor charge in Nevada I changed my life. At the time I was into a lot of drugs, couldn't hold a job, drank like a fish, and smoked a pack a day.
I have since then, run more than 10 marathons, completed 2 Ironman's, and have recently completed a CIS degree from a college in Atlanta.
It is time to take care of these charges.
I have saved some money to hire a lawyer as I know that proper representation is really going to cost me an arm and a leg.
My questions are:
I am a home owner, I have a job, I have pets, I live alone. Do I quit my job? Find someone to take care of my pets and bills for an unforeseen amount of time?
It looks like Oklahoma has a surrender release program, before surrendering; do I need to find a place to live?
I don't have any felonies on my record, IF I am placed on probation, will that transfer? Or am I stuck on the streets in Oklahoma?
How do I go about finding a GOOD lawyer?
These are all questions that I know a lawyer would be able to answer; however, some of these are going to take some time to accomplish. If I knew some of these answers, it would sure help a TON in planning my surrender.