Lee Coats

Are DUI Alcohol Blood Tests Accurate?

Question: I was arrested for a DUI (alcohol) and submitted to a blood test. Are DUI (alcohol) blood test results accurate? Answer: Typically, there are two different scientific methods used to test blood for the presence of alcohol. 1) Gas Chromatography (GC-FID & GC/MS) – we will discuss this analytical technique in this blog post. […]

A Deferred vs. Suspended sentence in Oklahoma

Question: What is the difference between receiving a deferred sentence and receiving a suspended sentence in Oklahoma?   Nutshell Answer: Deferred Sentence vs. Suspended Sentence – Deferred is generally not a conviction. Suspended is a conviction. Detailed Answer: Note: If you have a CDL then stop reading now because the State of Oklahoma treats you […]

How can I avoid probate in Oklahoma?

Probate is the legal process of a court overseeing the distribution of a person’s estate.  Probate allows the decedent’s property to legally transfer to their heirs, legatees, or devisees.  If, however, the decedent plans ahead while they are still alive, probate can be avoided using one or more of the following tools: 1.  Trust:  A […]

Can I change my child’s name to match mine?

A name change can, and most often times is a very simple proceeding. With an attorney’s help, you can quickly and easily change your child’s name. First, while not necessary, you should meet with an attorney. The attorney will ask you questions about you and your child. This information is gathered so that the attorney […]

Medical Marijuana: Welcome to “Green” Country

SQ 788 On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma citizens voted overwhelmingly to pass SQ 788, legalizing medical marijuana. This makes Oklahoma the thirtieth (30th) state to pass such an initiative. Medical marijuana will be regulated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (the “OSDH”). The Oklahoma State Board of Health met on July 10, 2018, and […]