Doak Willis

Doak Willis

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law...
  • Oklahoma
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Doak is a trial attorney who has expierence helping clients to successfully resolve their legal problems. Early in his career he left the private practice and joined the District Attorneys staff where he served as the First Assistant District Attorney for Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, and Sequoyah Counties. Doak re-entered private practice after his public service and represents clients on a wide range of legal issues from family law, criminal law,probates, real estate transactions, and other business issues to name a few. Doak has tried numerous cases before Juries involving both criminal and civil issues. He has successfully represented clients before a Jury on Murder and Manslaughter charges with verdicts of not guilty.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $150 to $200 per hour litigation. Set fee on Criminal Jury Trials.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oklahoma
10th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
University of Tulsa College of Law
J.D. / Law
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Northeastern State University - Muskogee campus
B.A. / History;Political Science
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Honors: Deans Honor Roll
Activities: President of Phi Lambda Chi Fraternity 1975-1976
University of Oklahoma
Political Science; Philosophy
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Legal Answers
23 Questions Answered

Q. I was recently denied "Homestead Exemption" due to me not owning the property. I bought the house a few years back.
A: You need to hire an attorney that deals in real estate matters as the Title Company may not be telling you the truth. A good attorney can look at the deed and inform you what your rights are concerning the property.
Q. Need answers about family law asap
A: You should immediately hire an attorney who practices divorce law and relate all facts to the attorney and they would be able to direct you in the right direction in order to represent you on the protective order and filing the necessary pleadings to see your children.
Q. My daughter's dad is over 8000$ behind in Child support. Can my husban adopt her without her father sign over his right
A: No. The natural father would have to consent to the adoption which would require him to voluntarily terminate his rights. You could go through child support enforcement and if he fails to pay thereafter for the requisite amount of time his rights could be terminated.
Q. Is there a certain amount of time a person has to file assault charges?
A: The statute of limitations is one year.
Q. when a Pearson is charged with acquiring proceeds from drug activity. would they be tried in state or federal courts
A: Both the Federal Courts and the State Courts have concurrent jurisdiction to bring criminal charges against a person who is dealing in drugs and acquiring proceeds from illegal drug sales. This means you could possibly be charged in both State and Federal Court for the criminal activity. So you could be tried in both CXourts for the crime.
Q. I'm 22yrs old, can I un-adopt myself since I'm and adult? And how?
A: No. There is no provision in the Oklahoma Statutes for a person who has been adopted to "unadopt" themselves. If your wanting merely to change your name, there are methods of so doing within the Statutes.
Q. Breach of contract. Can information provided over the phone by phone companies or banks etc be accepted legally binding
A: Your question is a little confusing. If you mean information in which you agree for phone services with a phone company that benefits you, yes they can be binding subject to the Statute of frauds. That basically states some contracts must be in writing and in this question if the contract is for more than one year it must be in writing. As for banks, you did not give enough information in order for me to answer that question. Best practice is get it in writing.
Q. A lien release has never been filed on my mortgage which was pd 6 yrs ago. am I do money from mtg holder?
A: If the mortgage has been paid in full and fifty days has passed since the pay-off, the mortgagor may in writing demand that the mortgagee release the mortgage. The demand must be specific about the mortgage and real estate. If after ten days of the notice to the mortgagee to release the mortgage the release has not been filed,the mortgee shall then forfeit and pay to the mortgagor a penalty of one percent (1%) of the original principal debt which shall not exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each day the release is not recorded after the ten day period has expired and the penalty may then be recovered in a civil action in a court having jurisdiction over the parties. Provided further that the total penalty shall not exceed one hundred percent (100%) of the total principal debt.
Q. I was arrested on drugs charges from a search warrant done on home, i was not at residence. i was not shown any papers
A: When a search warrant is issued, it is to specifically set forth the person and property that the law enforcement officers are seeking to search. this search warrant is based upon an officers sworn affidavit that a Judge reviews prior to signing a search warrant.If you did not own the home that was searched, a copy of that search warrant must be left at the home or served upon the owner of the home if present when the search was conducted.Since you had clothing or other materials in the home searched, that material owned by you must show you indeed lived there or stayed there in order for the evidence to be admissible against you. This material owned by you could be utility bills, a drivers license showing the searched premises address as the same as on your license, or other evidence showing you may have had dominion and control of the contraband seized by the officers.An experienced criminal defense attorney will need a few more facts from you in order to give you a proper answer as to whether the search and seizure conducted was legal or not and whether the search and seizure could be quashed.
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Doak Willis, Attorney
400 S. Muskogee Ave.
P.O. Box 352
Tahlequah, OK 74465
USA
Telephone: (918) 456-1304