Just as with criminal justice bills, the 2022 legislative session brought several changes to cannabis laws in Oklahoma—both for businesses and customers. In total, 12 new laws were signed into law. Here are seven of the most notable.
Self-defense laws in Oklahoma have certainly evolved over time and now provide protections for justified lethal force in a number of situations. To better grasp self-defense laws in Oklahoma, one must understand the Castle Doctrine, Make My Day Doctrine, and Stand Your Ground Doctrine—and where things stand today.
Here’s what you need to know about each.
A Victim’s Protective Order, also known as a VPO or restraining order, is a legal order of protection for a person who has been a victim of a crime such stalking, harassment, domestic violence, and sexual assault. While VPOs are intended to protect a vulnerable and fearful person, there are sometimes cases when a person files for an order to exact revenge on someone else or even gain leverage in a situation like a custody dispute.
Despite some much-needed changes via criminal justice reform legislation and ballot initiatives in recent years, our state is still among the strictest in the nation when it comes to prosecuting drug charges. If you’ve been charged with a drug offense in Oklahoma, it’s imperative to know what you’re up against.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a relatively common, but serious charge in Oklahoma. Furthermore, navigating through the process of a DUI arrest can be an extremely complicated endeavor on a multitude of levels. Have you recently been charged with a DUI offense? Keep reading to learn essential information about what you can expect as …