Firm Announcements & Press Features
2022 was a big year for Oklahoma criminal justice bills during the legislative session. Now that the regular session has adjourned, let’s take a look at three of the more notable bills introduced in February — and where they ended up.
Bank fraud, embezzlement, and forgery are just a few of the common white-collar crimes prosecuted in Oklahoma. Learn how these crimes are classified, what the punishments can be, and how to defend yourself if you’ve been caught up in a situation brought on by an employer.
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.
Those who find themselves facing drug trafficking charges in Oklahoma should be aware of the uphill battle ahead of them. This starts with first knowing the basic facts on what constitutes drug trafficking in our state and what the penalties can entail.
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.