Tulsa County Child Abuse Charges

Tulsa County Child Abuse Charges

Domestic Violence: Basic Elements Tulsa County Child Abuse Charges and Domestic Violence have only a few requirements to meet for a court to be able to convict.  First there must be some type of assault and/or battery.  But the target of the assault or battery must fall into one of these categories:  someone you are or have dated, a family member, or a co-parent.  You can find this under 21 O.S. § 644(c).  If the state cannot prove one of these elements, then it is likely you will… Read More

Oklahoma Manslaughter Crimes

Oklahoma Manslaughter Crimes

First Degree and Second Degree Manslaughter: Oklahoma Manslaughter Crimes are very serious criminal charges. Oklahoma defines manslaughter under Title 21 § 74-711 & 716.  Both first and second degree involve unintentional killing of another person.  First degree falls under § 711.  This includes the killing of someone due to the heat of passion, cruelly, or while in commission of another crime.  So as in the case above, the defendant was driving under the influence when the wreck and subsequent death occurred.  This is how first degree Oklahoma… Read More

Oklahoma Peeping Tom Criminal Charges Explained

Oklahoma Peeping Tom criminal charges

Oklahoma Peeping Tom criminal charges require that certain elements be present for peeping tom charges to stick.  Without these elements, the State cannot convict you of being a peeping tom.  These are under  Okla. Stat. tit. 21 §1171.  They include: – waiting or hiding – near another’s private dwelling or where privacy is expected (i.e. dressing room) -intending to secretly watch or view the victim. Basically, if you are watching a person who is expecting privacy and does not know you are watching, then you are committing… Read More

Tulsa Criminal Attorney Explains Shooting With Intent to Kill

Shooting with Intent to kill

Shooting with intent to kill is a felony crime in Oklahoma. The law takes shooting with intent to kill very seriously.  As a result, the law considers any type of firearm under 21 Okl.St.Ann. § 652(A).  So using something like a bow-and-arrow or other non-gun firearm would also fall into this arena.  Further, “purposefully” shooting the weapon at another person intending to kill or with the knowledge that death is a possibility, can face these charges.  This statute does not address self-defense claims, nor does it leave… Read More

Texting and Driving in Tulsa County

Texting and Driving

Tulsa County Texting and Driving Tickets is a fairly new ticket being issued by the Police in Oklahoma. In 2015, the Oklahoma Governor signed into effect Okla. HB 1965.  This made Oklahoma the 46th state to ban texting and driving.  The National Safety council reports some startling statistics about texting and driving.  An estimated 25% of the annual 1.6 million car accidents are the result of texting.  Further, approximately 330,000 injury accidents are due to texting each year.  If you face texting while driving charges this article explains… Read More

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