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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If I have been in prison in the past but more than 10 years ago but I Caught a new position with intent to dis tribute

What are the chances of me getting accepted into a alternative program?

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Oct 20, 2022

It’s difficult to say without knowing the specifics of your past criminal history. Alternative courts such as veterans court, drug or DUI court, mental health court, they are reluctant to accept candidates with a violent history, or a history involving guns or protective orders. It’s been a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A warrent was issued for trafficking illegal drugs and I know I was Targeted. what is the best move to make?
David A. Cincotta
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answered on Oct 14, 2022

Contact a criminal defense attorney immediately!

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Oklahoma on
Q: Is failure to yield to emergency vehicle is a criminal misdeameanor in oklahoma ?
David A. Cincotta
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answered on Oct 12, 2022

While traffic violations are generally treated a little differently, any violation of law in Oklahoma that carries a fine or jail time that does not meet the definition of a felony, is technically a misdemeanor. That includes all, or nearly all, traffic violations - including the one you ask about.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Q: what questions should i say to keep my clinet out of jail?

i am doing a school project where i am a lawyer defending his client *he is charged with robbing a store and killing a attendent*,they were a mask and gloves, there are no witnesses to see the face of my defendent, the crime took place at 3:00 and my defenddent is told me he is guilty of the crime... Read more »

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Oct 6, 2022

I would take the time to contact a criminal defense attorney who specializes in felony cases, there are a lot of us.

The most obvious thing is you cannot let him testify at trial, particularly if he’s going to deny involvement or responsibility for the crime. Why is that? If you put him...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Ok I have a question I have a child that is being lied on I have evidence of the lies being lies. Now the court is

Bringing up something over a year ago that he had done but I made him give it back to the man of the store and nothing else was said what do I do or what's going to happen they are that he is an alleged delinquent.

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Oct 6, 2022

Best advice is to not share specific facts on this public forum. Next I would call or consult a criminal defense attorney who handles juvenile cases to discuss your fact pattern in order to get an idea what you’re facing and what a likely outcome will be based on all of the circumstances. Best of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Q: First offender but it's for threaten to perform a act of violence to a police officer. Can they ask to be sent to rehab?

They are a alcoholic with mental health issues. Can they be sent to rehab instead of jail. They have a serious problem and need help. Could the court order it or is it mandatory jail.

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Oct 4, 2022

Sounds like a situation where the offender has no prior convictions or arrests. If you want to or feel as though you need to go to rehab then by all means do it. However, most situations involving this particular crime and with no prior history are going to secure some type of probationary plea... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In 2016, i was sentenced to a 5 year suspended sentence in oklahoma. The 5 years expired in 2021. What are my options
David A. Cincotta
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answered on Oct 3, 2022

If you are posting this question to find out what you can do have the records expunged, you will first need to apply for a pardon or wait. Assuming you conviction was for a non-violent crime, you will likely qualify to have the records expunged five years after your sentence ended (so in 2026).... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If I had misdemeanor (s) that happened in 2014 and all the fines are paid how will I know when they can be expunged

I have a couple misdemeanors on my record and 2 felonies... But my misdemeanors are paid off and where done in 2014. How can I know they are eligible or not. And if that's so then when will approximately they be?

David A. Cincotta
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answered on Oct 3, 2022

There are two types of expungements of criminal cases in Oklahoma. If your sentencing on the misdemeanor was deferred, then you would qualify to have the case dismissed and the court records expunged upon the date to which your sentencing was deferred expiring. Some counties do this automatically... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My son fell asleep at the wheel, causing property damage, and is being charged with a misdemeanor. How serious is this?

To our knowledge, the property owners are not pressing charges. However, the District Attorney is charging him with a misdemeanor for this accident. He was not under the influence of anything. He was returning home from football practice. He's a good kid. No history of drugs or alcohol. Good... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 21, 2022

If the District Attorney is prosecuting this, then you need to hire an attorney to represent your son's interests and help mitigate this matter----depending on the age of your son, it may be possible to get all of this transferred to juvenile court jurisdiction which might keep all of this off... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Oklahoma on
Q: I received a supeona to testify against my husband in a domestic case. Do I have to do it? I'm not wanting to.
David A. Cincotta
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answered on Sep 19, 2022

If you are not wanting to testify, I would recommend that you first talk to your husband's attorney. Failing to comply with a subpoena can have consequences, so don't just ignore it. You can always contact the prosecutor directly as well, but talking to your husband's attorney first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a charger uttering a forge instrument from 1994 the case was administratively dismiss can I still purchase a gun
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Sep 8, 2022

You stated you have a “charge” that was administratively dismissed. As long as you were never CONVICTED of a felony and don’t have any felony convictions you should be fine. It would be wise to consult a criminal defense attorney, however, to discuss the subtleties and specific facts of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is there any types of appeals for someone that’s been in prison for 5+ years?

No previous charges, they got 15yrs for a child neglect charge. First and only offense.

David A. Cincotta
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answered on Sep 4, 2022

An appeal of the conviction is out-of-time. Under very limited circumstances, a conviction can be vacated through the Post-Conviction process. Another consideration would be applying for a sentence commutation.

I would encourage you to contact an attorney to review the person's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Q: Should a civil suit against the county the criminal offences were committed in be filed after the criminal case I'd ove

IF someone is shot fleeing the police and never fired a round can the cops say he fired at the cops to justify shooting him?

David A. Cincotta
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answered on Sep 2, 2022

You ask two questions here. The first question regards when a civil suit should be filed (if a criminal case is pending). The answer to that question is you should not wait to talk to a civil attorney about proceeding with a civil suit until the criminal case is closed. There are too many pitfalls... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My fiance' was sentenced to a DOC program in prison.DOC says he dont meet the guidelines for it.So hes just sitting ther

For the past 3 months he's been sitting in a holding cell.Loc ⁸% With no new program offered. And this time spent is not counting for anything. Is this legal.? So how do we go about submitting a MODIFICATION PETITION to the warden for a different program. They saying he wont be released until 2025.

David A. Cincotta
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answered on Aug 29, 2022

I assume here that the sentence was for a set number of years in DOC custody, but the balance is to be suspended upon him successfully completing a certain (type of) program.

I highly encourage you to contact the attorney who represented him at the time of his sentencing. It is possible...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What does it mean if a person gets a first offense charge for Grand Larceny in Oklahoma?

What to expect if a family member is charged with a fist offense of grand larceny in oklahome

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Aug 23, 2022

Grand larceny under Oklahoma statutory law is a felony offense. It is generally defined as the theft of property or goods whose value is $1000 or more. In terms of felony offenses it’s a property crime which is generally viewed as something not quite as serious as many other felonies such as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If a man goes to jail whom is now an adult can his juvenile records be brought up and used against him in court?
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Aug 13, 2022

The Short answer is yes, there are circumstances where a previous juvenile conviction can be utilized in District Court when someone becomes an adult (gun possession charge after have been adjudicated a delinquent). There are also circumstances where you might have the State/ City/ Federal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My boyfriend is in Oklahoma County Jail he been in there for a month with a high bond, should I do affidavit

And file for an motion at the county clerk and also a bond reduction form

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Aug 11, 2022

They is clearly not enough factual background to your question to give you any meaningful guidance. However, it sounds like you might be the victim of a domestic abuse arrest for your boyfriend. If you’re talking about doing an affidavit, it sounds like you’re desirous of informing the district... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What happens if a woman I friended on Facebook sent pictures of a minor to me but I didn't ask for the picture?

Let me rephrase the question. She friended me. I didn't ask for the pic she sent it to me randomly. I deleted the conversation and blocked her. did I take the right steps?

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Aug 6, 2022

I’m going to assume that these pictures were illicit? I don’t have enough facts to give you confident guidance or counsel, however, it’s unusual when someone that you friend on a tool like Facebook would send you unsolicited inappropriate sexual pictures of a minor child out of the blue. You... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If my parole supervision ends today and my parol officer tells me there is no need to schedule another report in,

But I have a revocation sentencing court date that is a week from now, am I off parol?

David A. Cincotta
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answered on Aug 5, 2022

From your question, it appears that one of the following must be true: 1. you are on probation and not parole, or 2. you have multiple cases in which you are on parole for one and on probation for another.

Either way, if you have an attorney for the revocation hearing next week, you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you explain the Daubert hearing.
Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Jul 29, 2022

A Daubert hearing, to describe it simply, is a pre-trial hearing that is usually brought about by the filing of a “motion in limine” which is a motion filed by one party in an attempt to exclude the expert witness testimony or evidence of the opposing party in a trial. In the hearing,... Read more »

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