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Sonja R Porter

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  • Girlfriends nephew stole from us, some has been recovered but a lot still missing, should i press charges?

    My girlfriends nephew came over for the weekend and abruptly wanted to go home. About 30 minutes later we get a phone call from his mother asking if he had done any chores to earn money, which he had not. Come to find out he had stolen 70$ from m...

    Sonja’s Answer

    I tend to lean with my colleagues and say that if it can be handled privately, then do so. Once the cops are involved, the kid and his family will have a permanent record with DHS. If the unreturned items are those containing your personal information or something for which you plan to file an insurance claim, then you may need a police report. But there are other steps to can take to protect your accounts and you can deactivate the iPod from your iTunes account.

    If you want to help the kid learn from this, then there are other ways to help him learn from it then to have DHS involved in his family's life. He can do chores or community service to work it off. But most importantly, he needs to talk to someone. At minimum, a trusted adult friend/big brother/father figure, and at most, a counselor, to see what is behind his behavior. What caused him to see your stuff and decide to take it? The cash and the iPod are things kids take for themselves, but flash drives are not. Is there a bully that's threatening him? Is there someone he's trying to impress? Or did he simply just like them and wanted them? Whatever the reason, now is the time to address it so that this will truly be just a learning experience.

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  • Add there any lawyers in tulsa ok that will do a pro bono criminal case?

    On a deferred sentence and judge had put in an application to revoke

    Sonja’s Answer

    if you can afford to bond out the law presumes you can then afford to hire a lawyer. if you do not qualify for a court appointed attorney, you will need to hire an attorney. don't assume you can't afford one. some attorneys may be willing to do payment plans or discount the rate based on your circumstances but an attorney who has bills to pay will rarely work for free.

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  • I accidentally messaged someone and can't remember if I sent anything I wasn't supposed to. What can happen?

    Ok so I was 18 and I am in college and fail into a mini depression and became unsociable. I started using a chat app and started joining groups and then someone texted me. They tried to get me to send obscene pics, I can't remember what happened a...

    Sonja’s Answer

    the person who reaches out to you for obscene photos is most likely looking to scam you. it's the new thing. they get you to send photos and then they will threaten to post online and send to your contacts unless you pay them immediately. so first, don't send any nude pics to anyone, especially if you just met them online and even if they show you theirs first.
    if online companionship is too tempting for you, delete your social media accounts and stay off. if you have personal issues that drive you to porn sites, you should seek counseling and strive to find a healthy and real relationship versus a virtual and possible criminal one.

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  • How should I handle this situation?

    A underage girl keeps sending me naked pictures of herself. I have asked her to stop and when she refused I blocked her in all forms. she made other accounts and found ways to get ahold of me. I don't need to get in trouble for child porography. t...

    Sonja’s Answer

    you don't say if she's sending them by email or text or social media. whichever it is, shut it down now. and clean your computer of any cookies and pics that might have downloaded. and stop replying to her.
    if it came through social media it is likely a scam. if she first said she was of age and then changed her tune, she is looking to set you up.
    if you feel the need to call police and make a report, have a lawyer help you with that.

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  • I was charged with Petty Larceny from a Retailer but I never touched the stolen the item, My ex-friend did & I had no knowledge.

    On June 17th 2015 I went into the hobby lobby located at 9717 E 71st St in Tulsa, OK 74133 at approximately 1320 hours. I was accompanied by an ex-friend of mine. Long story short, she had stolen 3 items that were inside her purse and they charged...

    Sonja’s Answer

    what is your question? you've only given a story.
    if your question is : "How can you be charged?" the answer is that you can be by the stroke of a pen. the officer and the prosecutor will wait and see how it pans out in court. this is why you have to pick up the phone and actually call and consult with a lawyer in person and then hire one - to defend you. if you're trying to defend yourself with some free answers here because you don't want to pay for a lawyer, I suggest you think again.

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  • In Oklahoma County what is the difference between supervised probation and unsupervised probation?

    I understand that there is no PO monitoring you, but what does this mean exactly?

    Sonja’s Answer

    only thing to add to Keegan and Kevin ' s answers is that even if given unsupervised probation, you would still be required to pay the DA'S office 40 per month for the term of probation but no more than 2 years. instead of "probation fees " is called a reimbursement fee

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  • Person picks up kid takes her to store for over two an a half hours before taking her home is this kidnapping

    my granddaughter was put on wrong bus an her aunt wasn't home after being dropped off after school, so she started walking toward her grandmas a block away, she was picked up by someone an kept till almost dark before this person drove her home,an...

    Sonja’s Answer

    you don't mention how old granddaughter is which can make a big difference in the facts.
    if you think the person did something wrong then go to the local police station and make a report. they will decide of more investigation is needed.
    now it might backfire on the aunt, but depending on the age and the relation of the person who pick her up, the actor keeping her may have been wrong. but if she is someone that the granddaughter knows and is someone who is no threat, then her act would be seen as lawful. If the person had phone numbers or another means of reaching out to family of the girl and refused to call them, then there may be something, but not kidnapping.

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  • Will my insurance be effected?

    My dui was reduced in court but dps is still making me do the modified liscens. Would this mean even though I'm not convicted of the dui it will still go against me on my driving record?

    Sonja’s Answer

    it will be on your driving record as revoked but modified to drive while revoked. that stays on your record for 3 years. if you are required to have the interlock after reinstated that will be as a restriction.

    you asked if this will affect your insurance. that is impossible for us to answer. that is up to your insurance company. my insurance agent tells me that generally the history on the license is only viewed when a person. is seeking to change companies or change policies which causes the driving record to be looked at. but even if they find out about it, each company responds a little differently.

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  • Can I get a 2nd DUI felony conviction expunged in OK that occurred >10yrs ago?

    I have a felony conviction for 2nd DUI (no accidents or injury involved in arrest) >10 yrs ago, no charges since that felony conviction. 18 years ago (age 19) I got two DUI's 6 mths apart and received a misdemeanor conviction with 2yr probation. T...

    Sonja’s Answer

    As already mentioned you must first get a pardon. there is no application fee and you don't have to hire an attorney for it. the application is online at the website for Pardon and Parole. however hiring an attorney can help to ensure the application is properly filled out. The two most important questions you will answer are : what have learned? and why do you want the pardon.
    if the pardon is granted then u will definitely need to hire an attorney to file the expungement as there are no forms for it and requires dealing with attorneys from government agencies. There is a filing fee around 150. OSBI fee of 150. then whatever the attorney fee is.
    just because you get a pardon and qualify for expungement there is no guarantee.

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    Sonja’s Answer

    Your question lacks necessary information to provide a proper response.
    was he sentenced pursuant to a plea agreement? blind plea? trial?
    Did he request the review within 12 months?
    Generally judicial reviews are completely discretionary. Judge can deny them without a hearing.

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