Juvenile Criminal Record Expungement

Juvenile Criminal Records Expungement

Juvenile criminal record  expungement in Oklahoma is a real thing depending on the juvenile offense.  In most instances the juvenile offense is sealed once the child reaches the age of majority but is some cases it does not. When records are not sealed, you have the opportunity to expunge the record under 10A Okl.St.Ann. § 2-6-109.  To get a juvenile criminal record expungement, you must first be 21 years or older.  If you are, then your record must be clean with no criminal convictions, and have no… Read More

Prescription Drug Charges

prescription drug charges

Prescription drug charges are a reflection of the current prescription drug crises in Oklahoma. In 2014, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a number of laws regarding prescription pills.  These classify xanax, hydrocodone, and oxycodone as Schedule II drugs.  Further, the laws no longer allow doctors to prescribe certain narcotic pills for longer than 3 months.  The aim of such laws is to decrease the amount of abusers of prescription pills and hopefully reduce overdose deaths.  For people who find themselves facing punishment for illegal prescription pill use, the… Read More

Assault and Battery on an Officer

assault and battery on an officer

In March of 2017 a Broken Arrow English professor was arrested on complaints of running a red light and driving under the influence.  While handcuffed during the arrest, the teacher lunged at the arresting officer.  He hit the officer with the handcuffs and tried to continue physically attacking the officer.  This resulted in felony Assault and Battery on an Officer charges.  If you find yourself in a situation like this, the following article explains the legal ramifications and what you may face. LAWS:  Assault and Battery on… Read More

First Degree Manslaughter in Tulsa

first degree manslaughter in Tulsa

The Elements of First Degree Manslaughter: For first degree manslaughter in Tulsa  to be charged and proven, four elements must be present.  These are that an (1) unintended (2) death of another person must occur (3) in an unusual or cruel manner(4) while the person causing the death is committing a misdemeanor crime, in the heat of passion, or using excessive force.  See Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 711. We can break it down further like so:  To prove first degree manslaughter in Tulsa Did someone die?… Read More

Defending Unauthorized Use of a Motorcycle in Tulsa

The unauthorized Use of a Motorcycle in Tulsa is crime that the State of Oklahoma seriusely prosecutes. As Motorcycles and riding in clubs are a common hobby in Oklahoma we've seen an increase is prosecution for the unauthorized use. This opens the door for more laws regarding their use. Motorcycles are clearly the two-wheel motorized bikes we are used to. However, they can also be a three-wheel vehicle, like the motorized trikes becoming popular. Further, the engine must be 150 cu. cm to legally be a “motorcycle”. Motorcycles are subject to certain laws regarding their usage besides the general traffic laws. Read on to learn more about unauthorized use of a motorcycle.

The unauthorized Use of a Motorcycle in Tulsa is crime that the State of Oklahoma seriusely prosecutes. As Motorcycles and riding in clubs are a common hobby in Oklahoma we’ve seen an increase is prosecution for the unauthorized use.  This opens the door for more laws regarding their use.  Motorcycles are clearly the two-wheel motorized bikes we are used to.  However, they can also be a three-wheel vehicle, like the motorized trikes becoming popular.  Further, the engine must be 150 cu. cm to legally be a “motorcycle”. … Read More

Defending Threats by Phone in Tulsa

Threats by Phone

Threats by phone in Tulsa are still a common occurrence.  In fact, an Oologah man was the recipient of threats in a recent call from ISIS recruiters.  As in this case, callers can mask themselves under the OSBI’s number.  He received a call in which the caller asked for money. When the man hung up, the caller called again and began saying he was from ISIS and wanted the man to join them or else he would hurt his family.  The caller called a third time and repeated the… Read More

Possession of a Stolen Vehicle in Oklahoma

Possession of a Stolen Vehicle in Oklahoma

 Possession of a Stolen Vehicle in Oklahoma: As you can probably guess, possession of a stolen vehicle is a crime.  Under 47 Okl.St.Ann. § 4-103, there must be certain factors present before the court can convict you on the charge.  These include: – You must know the vehicle is stolen; – Have possession of the vehicle; and – You cannot have any legal grounds to have the vehicle. “Legal grounds” would be that you legitimately believe you bought the vehicle or the vehicle is yours and you… Read More

Failing to Pay Criminal Fines and Applications to Revoke

Failing to pay criminal fines

Failing to pay criminal fines and court costs is more than a single problem.  First, it may be difficult to find steady employment after an arrest.  If you cannot find a job, you may be subject to re-arrest and increased penalties.  For example, a Tulsa area man was released after serving his sentence, but had a heavy court fine.  Unable to find work because of his criminal record, the man became homeless and eventually went back to prison for stealing $14 worth of food.  Daily incarceration rates in… Read More

Explaining Deferred or Suspended Sentence in Tulsa

Deferred or Suspended Sentence in Tulsa

A Deferred or Suspended Sentence in Tulsa causes confusion for people involved in criminal defense. During criminal court proceedings, you may hear the terms deferred sentence or suspended sentence. While both sentences are preferable to jail time, they differ from each other. These are important differences and will affect how you will act after receiving the sentence. Below we explain those differences and what they mean to you. Deferred Sentence—What it is and what it means: In essence, a deferred sentence is when you enter a plea… Read More

Sex Crimes in Oklahoma and Child Pornography Charges

Child Pornography

FBI Statistics show that in the last decade alone child pornography and arrests have had a 2500% increase. In 2011 the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children report over 17.3 million images and videos of children were online. Further, at any point up to 50,000 people may be trading and disbursing child pornography videos and images consistently. Child pornography is an extremely serious charge. If you face these charges, this article will explain more about them and the penalties they incur. Child Pornography Laws Federal Statutes… Read More