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
If the character is certain that an in-law is the murderer, but does not say anything, and benefits from this relation afterwards, does this failure to tell the police constitute an accessory to murder? If this character decides to tell the truth 10 years later, will the DA cut a deal so the... View More
By definition in Oklahoma 21 OS § 172, with Felonies, there are Principals (anyone who furthered the Felony act prior to or during the act itself -- aid and abet in the commission-even if not present), and Accessory After the Fact (anyone who helps conceal the already committed act). A good...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
Bartlesville, Oklahoma has strict laws regarding domestic violence convictions and firearm possession. Specifically, under Oklahoma law, it is illegal for someone convicted of even a misdemeanor domestic assault and battery charge to possess a firearm.
If someone kicked you and caused a miscarriage, this could be prosecuted under various criminal laws, depending on the jurisdiction. In Oklahoma, for example, the assailant may face charges ranging from assault and battery to manslaughter or a specific offense under laws protecting the unborn. The...View More
My niece was humiliated at her school’s lunch, given a list of people who dislike her, and was told to kill herself. She then had a breakdown immediately following and the school had to send her to the hospital where she was referred to a child’s psychiatric unit in Tulsa, OK. I was told she... View More
There have been cases of juveniles prosecuted for bullying a person to death. The schools will do something in their control to discipline these children, but there's a good chance they won't contact the police or Child Services in an attempt to minimize the exposure. If they don't,...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
Yes, they can arrest for allegedly beating someone up. You should retain an attorney with experience in criminal defense to assist you in clearing the matter up. Police may not take your girlfriend's word for it. Gather together any receipts you may have for purchases made while you were...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
In Oklahoma, the eligibility for expungement of a criminal record is based primarily on the specifics of your case, the type of offense, and the time that has passed since the conclusion of the sentence or probation. The misconduct of your attorney, while a significant concern, does not...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
The answer depends, among other things, on how a person got access to these items. If a person has been entrusted with material assets belonging to his employer in connection with the performance of his official duties at work, then his actions will be recognized as abuse of official position. If a...View More
I was arrested on an extradition warrant and held in the Pontotoc county jail on a failure to pay fines on another felony case. Because I am a citizen of a sovereign Indian Nation, and live in Indian country. Any warrant. or governors warrant must be addressed to my tribe. I was held in jail for... View More
Jurisdiction in Indian country can be a very complex issue as it involves a nuanced interplay of tribal, state, and federal laws. Generally, extradition processes involving Native American tribes might require collaboration between tribal, state, and possibly federal authorities to properly address...View More
In Oklahoma, the time it takes for a district court to respond to an expedited motion, such as a motion for permission to travel while on probation, can vary depending on the court's caseload and specific procedures. Typically, the court should act on expedited motions relatively quickly due...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
The first step is to obtain the necessary forms from your local court clerk's office or website. These forms typically require you to provide detailed information about your financial situation and reasons for seeking a reduction or waiver of court costs.
In Oklahoma, the timing of scheduling an arraignment for a criminal case can vary based on court schedules and caseloads. Generally, arraignment occurs shortly after extradition, but specifics depend on factors like the court's availability and the number of cases.
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