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

Oklahoma Manslaughter Crimes

 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

Tulsa Criminal Lawyers Examine Violation of Protective Orders

Violation of Protective orders

Violation of Protective orders is a criminal offense. Protective Orders are intend to protect individuals from an abuser or potential aggressor. Commonly, after being served with a protective order, people often have questions about why. This means they will attempt contact with the supposed victim. However, this is violation a protective orders and could land the accused in jail. While protective orders are typical for situations involving domestic abuse or stalking, sometimes people attempt to use them for leverage in custody or divorce battles. If a protective… Read More

Oklahoma Indecent Exposure Crimes

Oklahoma Indecent Exposure Crimes

Oklahoma Indecent Exposure Crimes can cause you your freedom. In February of 2017, a Pawhuska substitute teacher was charged with indecent exposure. She told a class of high school students that she was not wearing underwear, then proceeded to do cartwheels in front of the class while wearing a skirt. A student uploaded the Snapchat online and as a result the teacher was arrested. The punishments for Oklahoma indecent exposure crimes are actually quite harsh. They are more strict than a simple misdemeanor charge. Read on to… Read More

Tulsa Lawyers Fighting Oklahoma Human Trafficking Charges

Oklahoma human trafficking is a very serious charge. In April of 2017, police arrested Sarah Garland—a members of Tulsa’s most wanted list—for grooming a 15 year old girl for prostitution.  Garland and another woman, Misty Weathers (aka: Misty Hayes), face charges of Oklahoma human trafficking, child pornography, lewd molestation, forcible sodomy and more.  These charges arose from police finding a video of Garland and the other woman performing sexual acts upon the 15 year old girl.  Human Trafficking is an extremely serious charge.  While most trafficking is… Read More

Criminal Lawyers Discuss Manufacturing Meth in Oklahoma:

Manufacturing Meth in Oklahoma

While manufacturing meth in Oklahoma is becoming less of a problem, due to the super-labs in Mexico which ship meth across the border, this is still a major problem in Oklahoma.  Almost 1,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in 2016.  One-third of those deaths were from methamphetamines.  This is a significant uptick since 2015.  Although more meth is traveling across foreign borders, manufacture of it still takes place in Oklahoma at high rates.  This is a very serious charge.  The following article explains the legal parameters of the… Read More

Fighting Prescriptions by Fraud Charges

Prescriptions by Fraud Charges in Oklahoma on are the rise. In the summer of 2016 a Coweta doctor was charged by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics for obtaining prescriptions by fraud.  He would write prescriptions to patients he did not treat to acquire the drugs for himself.  Further, the doctor wrote many fraudulent prescriptions in the names of his friends and family.   If you or a loved one is in a similar situation, read on to understand the charges and how we can help. Elements of Prescriptions… Read More