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  • Defining Possession Of A Stolen Vehicle In Oklahoma City

    Stealing a car is one thing and possession of a stolen car is another, but both are crimes in Oklahoma City. Being caught in possession of a stolen vehicle in Oklahoma can mean prison time. If you are facing charges for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, here is what you need to know […]


  • What Oklahoma Law Says About Possession Of A Controlled Drug With Intent To Distribute

    While laws have recently changed to make simple possession of drugs a misdemeanor in Oklahoma City, possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute remains a serious crime in Oklahoma. Here is what you need to know about how the crime is prosecuted in Oklahoma City. What The Law Says It is unlawful for […]


  • Facts About Driving Under Suspension Or Revocation In Oklahoma City

    In Oklahoma, it is against the law to drive without a valid license. We all know that — yet, we are married to our cars. We use them daily to pick up kids and groceries, and to drive to work and home again. Sometimes, we take road trips when we want to get away from […]


  • What You Need To Know About Possession Of A Firearm After Commission Of A Felony In Oklahoma City  

    The right to bear arms, though guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, does not provide an absolute right. That right is controlled to some extent by your actions. States can and do have the right to regulate the possession and carrying of firearms. Thus, there is a law against possession of a […]


  • Defining Larceny Of An Automobile In Oklahoma City

    Like all jurisdictions, Oklahoma City has laws on the books that prohibit auto theft. Here is what you need to know about what larceny of an automobile means in Oklahoma, how it is handled, and how to help yourself if you are facing charges. Defining Larceny Of An Automobile In Oklahoma City In Oklahoma, it […]


  • What Are The Consequences For Child Abuse By Injury In Oklahoma City? 

    Unfortunately, child abuse by injury in Oklahoma happens, especially for families trapped in patterns of violence and abuse. The crime is considered a serious one in Oklahoma, which has a number of statutes regarding child abuse. Here is what you need to know about child abuse by injury in Oklahoma City. Child Abuse Defined Child […]


  • How Can I Resolve a Charge of Uttering in Oklahoma City? 

    The crime of uttering in Oklahoma City rarely makes the headlines. As a result, few people know about the crime and what it entails. Yet, the crime occurs and is punished in nearly every jurisdiction. In essence, uttering a forged instrument occurs when a person knowingly publishes (utters) a forged or altered document, writing, or […]


  • What Makes Something Domestic Assault and Battery in Oklahoma City?

    Domestic assault and battery in Oklahoma is often a byproduct of troubled relationships. In many relationships, it can be part of a cyclical pattern of violence. Oklahoma is now taking domestic assault and battery cases more seriously. Penalties for domestic assault and battery are usually more severe than for assault and battery perpetrated against a […]


  • What is Domestic Assault and Battery by Strangulation in Oklahoma City?

    Unfortunately, domestic assault and battery can and does happen, most often in troubled relationships. It is often a cyclical pattern in troubled relationships. Domestic assault and battery by strangulation in Oklahoma is one form of this crime. Here is what you need to know about domestic assault and battery by strangulation in Oklahoma City. Domestic […]


  • Defining Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma has a number of statutes that deal with various kinds and levels of assault and battery. If you are being charged with assault and battery in Oklahoma City, it is essential that you understand the nature of how assault and battery are handled in the state. Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in […]


  • Defining Possession of a Controlled Drug in Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma’s New Drug Laws Once upon a time, Oklahoma had some of the strictest laws in the nation regarding illegal drug possession. But in 2017, Oklahoma passed new legislation making simple possession of a controlled drug a misdemeanor. However, violating other drug laws in Oklahoma, such as manufacturing, sale, and distribution, are still serious felonies. […]


  • Is Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Oklahoma Still a Crime?

    Oklahoma has recently revised many of its drug laws, making them more lenient, especially simple possession of controlled dangerous substances. But possession of drug paraphernalia in Oklahoma City is still a crime. And it is often charged. Here is what you need to know about the crime and how it is handled in Oklahoma. What […]


  • Facts About the Compulsory Education Act in Oklahoma

    Every state in the United States has laws regarding the compulsory education of children.  The Compulsory Education Act in Oklahoma is the legal instrument for the Sooner State. Education is mandatory for children. City, state, and federal officials have a vested interest in ensuring that children grow up with skills to live and work as […]


  • What is Resisting an Officer in Oklahoma City Oklahoma?

    In Oklahoma City Oklahoma, resisting an officer is legally defined as knowingly resisting — either through the use of force or violence — the action of any executive (law enforcement) officer in the performance of his or her duties. It is a misdemeanor in Oklahoma City. Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 268 Elements of the […]


  • Understanding the Elements of Second-Degree Burglary in Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma categorizes the crime of burglary into first and second degrees depending on the circumstances involved. Both are felonies, and both are considered serious crimes in Oklahoma City. However, there are real differences between the two crimes and understanding the elements of the crime will help you understand what defenses may be open to you […]


  • What is Larceny of Merchandise from a Retailer in Oklahoma City? 

    Larceny of merchandise from a retailer is another way of describing shoplifting in Oklahoma City. Shoplifting is a crime of opportunity and people engage in it for varying reasons ranging from need to thrill. Like all jurisdictions, Oklahoma City has laws on the books to protect retailers from shoplifting. If you are facing charges for […]


  • How Can I Fight a Charge of Assault and Battery in Oklahoma City?

    If you are being charged with assault and battery in Oklahoma City, you should understand how it is handled and then get help to mount a strong defense. Here is what you need to know. Assault and Battery in Oklahoma City Defined We hear the term “assault and battery” all the time on the news, […]


  • Contesting a DUI Charge in Oklahoma City

    We all know that drinking and driving is a bad idea. But it happens sometimes. Here is what you need to know about contesting a DUI charge in Oklahoma City. DUI: More Than Just Alcohol Ingesting any intoxicant, whether alcohol or drugs, and driving can land a person into serious trouble. Any substance that impairs […]


  • How Can I Fight a Charge of Public Intoxication in Oklahoma?

    We don’t think about the issue of public intoxication much when we go out on a Saturday night. But public intoxication in Oklahoma City is a crime, and it is prosecuted on a regular basis. Here is what you need to know about the crime and how it is handled in Oklahoma. Public intoxication is […]


  • Examining the Crime of Obstructing an Officer in Oklahoma City

    It seems that every time you turn on the news, there is a story of another police shooting. And while jurisdictions are now requiring that police officers wear body cameras in the performance of their duties, they are not required everywhere. As a result, many in the general public have taken to using their phones […]


  • How is Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle Defined in Oklahoma City?

    Unauthorized use of a vehicle in Oklahoma City can look like joyriding or theft. A car unlocked on a Saturday night. Keys in the ignition. You take the car without permission, maybe not intending to keep it, just to take it out for a bit — or maybe you do intend to keep it. Your […]


  • Getting Your Charges Reduced In Oklahoma

    If you have been charged with a crime, a skilled criminal defense attorney can often help you by getting your charges reduced under the following circumstances. Entering A Plea Bargain In Oklahoma As a criminal case progresses, often witnesses will disappear, evidence will be lost or new evidence will emerge that weakens the prosecutor’s case […]


  • Sentences for Felonies in Oklahoma

    Oklahoma divides criminal offenses into two general categories: misdemeanors and felonies. The primary difference between the categories is the severity of the sentence you will receive if convicted of the offense. What follows is a brief survey of the sentences for felonies in Oklahoma. Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in Oklahoma A misdemeanor crime is one for […]


  • The Most Common Misdemeanors in Oklahoma City

    Learn the most common misdemeanors in Oklahoma City and find out why you should always contact an attorney to defend even a first misdemeanor charge. Most Common Misdemeanors in Oklahoma City Misdemeanors are crimes for which the punishment ranges from a deferred or suspended sentence to one year in a county jail. Examples of the most […]


  • An Overview of Drug Crimes in Oklahoma

    Both federal and state laws regulate the possession of controlled substances in Oklahoma. Fundamentally, Oklahoma drug laws mirror federal drug laws, which are governed by the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. §801 et. seq. Read on to learn more about drug crimes in Oklahoma. The Controlled Substances Act The Controlled Substances Act categorizes drugs into […]


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