Criminal subpoenas go out every day across the state of to a variety of witnesses and victims.
One of the most commonly complained of phenomenons by District Attorney and Prosecutor’s offices is when these necessary parties fail to appear at court after having been subpoenaed. As a result...View More
I think it’s safe to assume that you have an attorney representing you? You would never want to reach out to a prospective witness against you or their attorney without consulting your attorney, who undoubtedly has a game plan and strategy in place.
I was the passenger in my friends truck when we were pulled over. Turns out his truck was stolen and there was a pound of meth inside a taped up puzzle box in the passenger floor board. It’s a single cab truck with a bench style front seat. He had lots of stuff in the floor board already, I was... View More
There are lots of different reasons why charges might get dismissed or pursued only against a certain occupant when there is more than one occupant of the vehicle and drugs are found in the course of a search. There’s a possibility that one occupant is cooperating in order to save his/ her own...View More
I think the larger question is not whether you can have a medical marijuana card while you’re on probation, but can you INGEST medical marijuana while you’re on probation. The answer varies based upon which Probation office oversees your probation. Many Oklahoma counties will allow it and many...View More
Many criminal defense attorneys also offer criminal record expungement services. It involves a petition, serving notice on several entities involving law-enforcement and other state offices, setting it for hearing, and, in most instances, simply circulating an order of expungement for signatures...View More
An “issue” setting means it will be the actual Jury Trial. An evidentiary trial before a Judge with an impaneled jury, testimony taken from witnesses annd evidence introduced. The trial will conclude with a deliberation by the jury and, hopefully, a final verdict.
Does that mean they don't have the proof of how much I had or what I had on me or is that events might have been lost or is it because I was arrested by Tribal Police but I'm going through a state case
Criminal cases involving questions as to someone’s, possibly having ingested drugs or alcohol can sometimes be delayed when test results are sent off to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation lab or some other lab for testing. I’m not sure what your situation is but I suspect, perhaps, a...View More
Interesting fact pattern for certain. The crime (False Declaration of Ownership) was completed when you signed the document alleging you have owned the property for a certain period of time. The fact that you retrieve it later and make everything right would certainly be an extenuating circumstance...View More
Emergency protective orders are not criminal charges, they are sort of “quasi criminal.” They are intended to keep certain parties apart from each other because of the alleged wrongdoing of one of them. As long as rules are followed once a decision is made on whether there is any merit to an...View More
When I was a kid, barely 18 even I got into trouble and caught a felony case.. I was so young and scared of the system that when my mother bonded me out I glad-fully forgot about the incident.. Until my court date came and I was sitting in the courtroom with my mother, both of us scared to death..... View More
Very good question! In most instances, when a defendant arrested for a crime is bonded out, it shows the court (or judge) that you likely also have the financial ability to hire and pay a private attorney to represent you. They go to great lengths to lighten the load for the public defenders...View More
If you have noticed this dementia, and if you believe it is affecting the quality of representation of your case, it would be up to you whether or not to bring this concern to that attorney or the Court (Judge).
The attorney, I imagine, might disagree with you or...View More
We fired the lawyer because she lied about what she can deliver , she lied about being at court, she lied about not being able to have access to the discovery. She lied about when preliminary conference and the preliminary was. We asked for the preliminary to be scheduled and she kept scheduling... View More
Before a defendant can be sentenced to any period of incarceration, pursuant to a criminal statute or ordinance, each and every element of that crime must be proved to a trier of fact (meaning a judge or jury) by the standard “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
A motion for “discovery” is often filed when one party, usually the defense attorney, but it can also be the government’s attorney, files a motion, asking for additional evidence that they believe might be in existence but has not been turned over to them yet. A “brief in support” of such...View More
This question depends a lot on the involvement of the department of human services in the matter. However, as a general rule, if a man has abused one of the children in the home (doesn’t matter whether they are his biological children, stepchildren or children of a girlfriend in a relationship)...View More
Many times when someone is arrested for a DUI where there is a lengthy to delay before charges are approved and filed, it is usually the result of a blood test being sent off to the OSBI laboratory for testing. It is absolutely not uncommon for the lab to take six months, sometimes more, to return...View More
In Tulsa County, and in many other counties, a $40 per month probation “supervision fee” will be charged by the supervising entity that is in addition to any fees owed to the cost administrator on a payment plan for “fines and costs.”
Often times if you have completed most of your...View More
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