Oklahoma Law News & Informatoin
School Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Oklahoma Town
At least three people have been arrested in connection with sex ab..
Oklahoma has permissive civil asset forfeiture policies, which all..
The theater program director of an Oklahoma City church is under c..
Oklahoma's jails and prisons are overpopulated and understaffed. P..
It is always interesting to see what the Oklahoma legislature has ..
Trial is underway for an Oklahoma City man charged with first degr..
Just a month after his 18th birthday, a young Ada man was arrested..
The Norman North High School student whose alleged acts spurred th..
ICAC Investigation Leads to Arrest of Edmond Man
An investigation by a metro area Internet Crimes Against Children ..
No Trial Expected in OSU Homecoming Crash Case
The case of Adacia Avery Chambers, the driver who plowed her car i..
Oklahoma Prisons: Nation's Deadliest?
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics data shows that Oklahoma's priso..
OKC Man Sentenced to Life in Toddler's Murder
An Oklahoma City man accused of raping a 2-year-old girl to death ..
"You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to ..
The Oklahoma County Jail is overcrowded, its staff overburdened, a..
In case you missed it, Oklahoma is in a budget crisis. Funding is ..
It likely comes as no surprise to anyone who has been involved in ..
OKC Teen Accused of Molesting Children
A 17-year-old Oklahoma City boy was booked into the Oklahoma Count..
A Bristow High School English teacher accused of having a sexual r..
Judge Orders Release of Joe Mixon Video
In 2014, incoming University of Oklahoma freshman running back Joe..
Oklahoma Appeals Court Orders Resentencing of Juveniles Sentenced to Life without Parole
In a split decision, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has or..
A governor's task force to develop recommendations for reducing Ok..
Father Prevents Kidnapping from Infant's Crib
An incident in Kiefer, Oklahoma, Sunday morning ranks among a pare..
Do I really have the right to remain silent?
Probably the biggest mistake anyone makes in a criminal case is ta..
The last time anyone saw Piedmont teen Anne Josette Hill, 16, was ..
When I visit with prospective clients during a free initial consul..
Trial Begins in Murder of Piedmont Teenager
Anne Josette Hill, 16, a Casady School student from Piedmont, was ..
On Tuesday, Oklahoma voters turned out at the polls to not only el..
When an Oklahoma County District Judge noticed that indirect costs..
After six days on the run, murder suspect Michael Vance was spotte..
A jury's verdict brought an end to a sordid case that began on Dec..
Manhunt Continues for Wellston Murder Suspect
A man accused of child sexual abuse involving a 15-year-old girl h..
In early November, Oklahoma voters will be asked to make some impo..
One of the biggest concerns in the apparent rash of police-involve..
Oklahoma Hit by Creepy Clown Hysteria
What started as reports of sinister clowns lurking in the woods ne..
A Tulsa father has been charged with first degree murder after his..
An Oklahoma City Public Schools teacher has been arrested after a ..
An Oklahoma City woman has become the eleventh Oklahoma County Jai..
Woman ordered to stand trial in fiance's death
After a preliminary hearing, a Tulsa County judge ruled that there..
Norman Man Pleads Guilty in Toddler Son's Death
A Norman father who left three small children unsupervised has ple..
Oklahoma Mother, Daughter Arrested for Incest
Oklahoma Department of Human Services workers investigating a chil..
On August 22, a 14-year-old boy walked into a Vinita police statio..
Brock Turner, the ex-Stanford swimmer who made headlines after bei..
In recent days, proponents of medical marijuana announced that the..
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals overturned two convictions ..
Appeals Court: DEA Cannot Use Federal Funds to Prosecute Legal Medical Marijuana Growers
Federal law and state law have clashed regarding the cultivation, ..
Recently, the Oklahoman (http://newsok.com/majority-of-oklahomans-..
A Tulsa dentist accused of fatally abusing his girlfriend's 19-mon..
A former Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy was arrested Tuesday after ..
The owner of a home daycare in Noble, Oklahoma, has been arrested ..
Last week, citing the shooting deaths of five Dallas police office..
A United States Supreme Court ruling changes the ability of law en..
A teenager from Plano, Texas, who committed to playing baseball at..
An Oklahoma City man is behind bars after a resident at a southwes..
OKC Man Faces Trial in Rape, Murder of Toddler
An Oklahoma City man accused of raping and killing his girlfriend'..
An Oklahoman man convicted of secretly recording women in his bath..
OKC Police Investigate Jogger Assaults
Oklahoma City police are urging women out walking and jogging alon..
An Edmond man faces federal child pornography charges after allege..
In the continuing saga of whether or not Oklahomans will have a ch..
On Friday, President Barack Obama completed his latest round of gr..
Our state made national headlines recently when the Oklahoma Court..
At a preliminary hearing in Cleveland County District Court, a Nor..
Most people know that there are laws against furnishing alcohol to..
Enid Man Charged in Teen's Hit-and-Run Death
An Enid man has been arrested in connection with an early morning ..
Moore Beheading Defendant Again Pleads Guilty; Judge Continues to Delay Acceptance of Plea
The suspect in a beheading at a Moore foods supplier continues to ..
Since 1992, the Innocence Project (http://www.innocenceproject.org..
In every state, it is illegal to drive under the influence of alco..
Often, a person who causes a fatal DUI accident in Oklahoma will b..
Judges Strike Down Liquor Law Ballot Initiative
We have been following the attempts to modernize Oklahoma's liquor..
Federal prosecutors dropped the case against an alleged drug deale..
For decades, our state and nation has taken a "tough-on-crime" app..
Although neither officer involved in the shooting death of 12-year..
For a long time, Oklahoma has had some of the nation's strictest l..
One of our most popular and widely shared Huffington Post articles..
Q: When I was in college, I was out with friends and got into a fi..
A Texas couple have been arrested after the man allegedly raped hi..
A former Utah high school teacher serving time for sexually assaul..
Oklahoma Jail Employees Accused of Rape
In just over a week, employees of two Oklahoma jails have been arr..
A 22-year-old Muskogee County Jail employee was dismissed in Janua..
In 2006, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act sought to ..
It can be surprising how fast toddlers are, and how quickly curiou..
It was not a matter of if, but when. The attorney for Matthew Lane..
In my most recent article for the Huffington Post, we examined how..
After a jury found him guilty of defrauding the federal food stamp..
Can I get a DUI cleared from my record?
One of the most common types of arrest in Oklahoma is a DUI arrest..
A former Oklahoma state senator was sentenced last week in federal..
OKC Neurologist Accused of Sexual Battery
An Oklahoma City physician was arrested this week after a patient ..
After pleading guilty last year to counts of wire fraud and tax fr..
"Good fences make good neighbors," says poet Robert Frost in "The ..
When Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, drove her car into a crowd of spec..
An investigation into child pornography at Guthrie High School has..
A Moore man who met a 14-year-old girl playing an online game has ..
The Failure of a "Tough on Crime" Approach
Recently, our blog explored the problems the Oklahoma County Jail ..
If you have been convicted of a crime, the lingering criminal reco..
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies
Called "the most influential justice of the last quarter-century (..
Oklahoma County prosecutors say that a man's alleged history of se..
Oklahoma City police announced last week that the department will ..
Ex-OHP Trooper Appears in Court for Rape Case
Former Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Eric William Roberts, 43, i..
Choctaw High School Teacher Arrested
Police arrested a Choctaw High School teacher last Friday after he..
In only a few seconds, a man walked into a Eufaula bank, shot and ..
OKC Police to Pilot Body Cameras
In the wake of repeated news about cops behaving badly, many polic..
Domestic Violence: It Can Happen to Anyone
Domestic violence is in the news again, with two high-profile fami..
Strapped Oklahoma DHS to Offer Buyouts
A notorious state budget shortfall is crippling already financiall..
How do I get a dismissed charge off my record?
Many people are surprised to find out that even if charges against..
A previously convicted sex offender has been sentenced to life wit..
Man Pleads Guilty in Ardmore Kidnapping
On November 8, 2014, police in Ardmore received a call about a "po..
Peyton Manning and HGH: Nonstory or Cover up?
It is interesting to note that while sports reporters spent months..
A Tulsa man and woman face a litany of charges after two people a..
Bill Cosby Charged with 2004 Sexual Assault
His name used to be synonymous with the television father-figure D..
We have written before about Oklahoma's "failure to protect (http:..
Nervous Driver Leads to I-44 Drug Bust
Law enforcement officers have to have probable cause to make a tra..
The Obama administration has been among the harshest critics of ma..
On Thursday, Seminole County District Judge George W. Butner hande..
Can I Get Sex Offender Registration Expunged?
On our website, we have discussed expungement extensively: What is..
Three years ago today, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother an..
Former OKC Police Officer Convicted of Rape
After one of the longest juror deliberations in recent history, an..
In one of my recent articles for the Huffington Post, I wrote abou..
Charges to be Filed in Shaken Baby Death
An unresponsive 11-month-old girl prompted a 9-1-1 call that led t..
Special Delivery: Drugs in the Mail
A Yukon man was arrested last week after a package of drugs was de..
In June, a former missionary at a Kenyan orphanage was convicted o..
Oklahoma Domestic Violence Laws
Oklahoma ranks high in the rate of domestic violence, and it has t..
Jared Fogle's fall from grace seemed to be as fast as his rise to ..
One year ago, police responded to a call of a suspect at a playgro..
Oklahoma Expungement Myths
If your criminal history is not spotless, the opportunity to clear..
OKC Attorney Pleads Guilty in Sex Tourism Case
In 2013, and Oklahoma City area attorney was accused of traveling ..
Last month, we published an article in the Huffington Post detaili..
When a car careened into a crowd at the Oklahoma State University ..
Nearly 250 New Laws in Effect in Oklahoma
Each year on November 1, the bulk of new legislation passed by the..
When Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel earlier ..
An Edmond, Oklahoma man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old b..
While sex offender laws and sex offender registration requirements..
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been under f..
A former Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy is on trial this week, accu..
Can a Probation Violation Ruin My Expungement?
One of the most common types of expungement in Oklahoma is the exp..
They say there is a right way and a wrong way to do anything, but ..
New Oklahoma City Blinker Ordinance in Effect
If you passed your driving test, you know that you are supposed to..
After it was discovered that New England Patriots used under-infla..
In early August, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane was ac..
False Sex Crime Allegations
Being accused of a sex crime is one of the most serious allegation..
Last summer, we wrote about privacy issues related to the use of G..
An 82-year-old Caddo County pastor is in jail after being accused..
Two Oklahoma City men suspected in a string of car wash robberies ..
Oklahoma Expungement Bills Die in Adjournment
In recent years, Oklahoma has had some significant changes to its ..
A fight this weekend at a medium and maximum-security correctional..
A juvenile detention center employee has been arrested for rape af..
After working less than a month as a paid employee of Guthrie Publ..
Last summer, three years after the random killings of two little g..
When is the death penalty unconstitutional?
Recently, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended against..
Tulsa Coach to be Arraigned for Sexual Battery
After a preliminary hearing this week, Tulsa Public Schools physic..
Death Row Inmate Denied Clemency
As August draws to a close, the execution dates draw nearer for th..
After twice being returned to jail for violating the terms of his ..
A former Kiowa police officer charged with kidnapping and statutor..
How Do I Get a Felony Expunged in Oklahoma?
Under Oklahoma law, there are ways to get both misdemeanors and fe..
An Oklahoma City man accused of traveling to Peru and Thailand to ..
Undercover Sex Chat Leads to OKC Man's Arrest
If you have been paying attention to the local news lately, you wi..
A youth minister at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City ..
Youth Minister Accused of Solicting Minors
A Young Adult Pastor with Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma..
Police have arrested an Oklahoma City woman on a human trafficking..
An Oklahoma City man is accused of sexually assaulting a friend's ..
Staff members at the Downtown Metro Library notified police after ..
Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Rape Suspect
Oklahoma City police investing a kidnapping and first degree rape ..
Child Rape Fugitive Arrested in Oklahoma
A man wanted on 33 criminal counts related to the repeated rape of..
Juvenile Sex Crimes in Oklahoma
Juvenile Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer Having a child accused of ..
Youthful Offender Record Expungement
If you have a criminal record from acts committed when you were a ..
A convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl ..
Three of the Oklahoma death row inmates who argued to the United S..
Naked Swimmer Arrested for Indecent Exposure
There is generally nothing unusual about someone swimming at an ap..
Earlier this month, Canadian County Sheriff's deputies arrested a ..
A Tulsa mother was arrested on a complaint of child endangerment l..
Late last May, a Tulsa mother awoke to the sounds of her 5-year-ol..
Man Charged in Sportscaster's Traffic Death
This weekend, the Oklahoma City-metro area learned with shock that..
A 55-year-old Yukon man has been charged in Canadian County Distri..
If you have an arrest record or criminal court record, you likely ..
Budget Hike to Ease Oklahoma DOC Woes
Oklahoma prisons are in dire straits because of overcrowding and u..
Matthew Lane Durham was just 19 years old when he went to his four..
In my most recent Huffington Post article (http://www.huffingtonpo..
Some moms will do anything for their little bundles of joy--even w..
Late last week, Oklahoma City police issued a warning about a burg..
Last summer, we discussed the case (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup...
On the heels of the sentencing of one former Oklahoma teacher conv..
Teen Sentenced in Norman High School Rape Case
An 18-year-old former Norman High School student accused of rape e..
In this social media age, even law enforcement is getting in on th..
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the conviction of a ..
A former law enforcement officer has pleaded guilty to mail fraud ..
Last year, just a few months after California enacted legislation ..
Justice Safety Valve Act to Become Law
Earlier this year, we wrote about a proposed bill that could have ..
A wrong-way collision on the Kilpatrick Turnpike in early April ki..
Child pornography is one of the many crimes that can be charged as..
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man..
When a person has an outstanding warrant, he or she may be arreste..
When he was only 16 years old, Chancey Luna pointed a gun out of a..
Murder Trial Underway in Duncan Jogger Shooting
When a jogger was shot and killed at random in Duncan, Oklahoma, i..
Oklahoma has one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation,..
Suspected Tulsa University Peeping Tom Arrested
Technology has changed the way we do a lot of things: how people c..
Forty four states have laws that specifically ban texting while dr..
When OG&E shut off electricity to a home she was renting out, ..
A Tulsa woman accused of fatally shooting her husband during a dom..
Nearly two years ago, a man in a Cleveland neighborhood heard crie..
An Oklahoma City mother is charged with child neglect after she al..
Oklahoma Violent Crime Offender Registration
Practically everyone knows about the sex offender registry, a list..
A licensed professional counselor and former operator of an Oklaho..
Deadly Assault: Manslaughter or Murder?
Bar fights are nothing unusual. In excess, alcohol lessens inhibi..
How Do I Expunge a VPO in Oklahoma?
Having a victim protective order (VPO) on your record can often ca..
Acting on an anonymous tip, an Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office wa..
Coach Found Dead after Statutory Rape Charge
There may be no other criminal charge that has such a swift and lo..
Overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed: these are among the to..
Tulsa Woman Arrested for Biting Man's Genitals
A Tulsa man woke to a nightmare when he discovered his angry girlf..
Women Claim Jailer Rape in Federal Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed in federal court claims that two women were forcib..
A former school principal and two former teachers have been charge..
Three Westmoore High School students have been arrested and a thir..
Among the bills presented for the consideration of Oklahoma lawmak..
A few days ago, we looked at a few of the bill proposals (http://w..
Each year as Oklahoma lawmakers convene, they are presented with n..
An Oklahoma City man previously convicted of seriously injuring a ..
After spending 680 days in jail awaiting trial on murder and robbe..
What is Credit Card Skimming?
In Edmond last week, news broke that several area gas stations had..
Last summer, an Oklahoma man was accused of unthinkable acts again..
Sentencing Overkill in Oklahoma
It is no secret that Oklahoma has some of the toughest drug laws (..
I-40 Traffic Stop Yields 77 Pounds of Cocaine
Canadian County Sheriff's deputies conducting a traffic stop along..
OKC Man Accepts Plea to Avoid Death Penalty
On September 6, 2011, neighbors of Paula Martin called police to r..
Under both state and federal law, convicted felons are prohibited ..
Second Inmate in Execution Lawsuit Put to Death
Oklahoma death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner beca..
In general, it seems like a good idea to try to rectify your mista..
Laptops, Food Stamps, and K2--Oh, My!
This story has hot mess written all over it. An Oklahoma City..
In early October, we brought you the story of an Oklahoma City gra..
Recently, the Huffington Post published my article, "'Failure to P..
Suspended v. Deferred: What's the Difference?
For most people charged with a crime, a dismissal of the charges w..
On December 20, two New York City police officers were gunned down..
An Oklahoma woman was arrested in Pennsylvania after an investigat..
Charges Dropped after Beheading Joke
Some people have no sense of humor. At least, that is likely the l..
Actor Mark Wahlberg, when he was only 16 years old, was tried as a..
Football and domestic violence go hand in hand in the media these ..
Oklahoma Inmate Indicted for Fraud
An Oklahoma prison inmate serving time for armed robbery and assau..
A Lawton woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to stealing fr..
Late last month, a group of Norman High School students walked out..
"I'm so angry I could kill him." "I could just wring her neck..
Nearly two years ago, Hefner Middle School band director Eric Mowe..
Since the death of 2-year-old Kelsey Smith-Briggs in 2005, Oklahom..
We have written about some really weird things people have stolen ..
Man Sentenced for Road Rage Murder
What began as aggressive driving on the Kilpatrick Turnpike led to..
If you have a juvenile criminal record, you may believe that your ..
An Oklahoma City mother is behind bars after police found her pass..
Every parents' nightmare played out in Ardmore, Oklahoma, this wee..
This summer, the United States Supreme Court ruled that police may..
Facing the possibility of life in prison, a Tulsa man was sentence..
Zombie Injured in Hit and Run Accident
One of the undead is lucky to be alive after he was injured in a h..
The weekends closest to holidays are often big weekends for sobrie..
New Answers in Oklahoma Cold Cases
Cold cases are those for which the investigation has no new leads...
OHP Trooper Formally Charged in Rape Case
A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper suspended after a July ra..
Many of us understand by now that our internet privacy is not what..
In approximately two weeks, the changes to Oklahoma's expungement ..
Teen Accused of Raping 11-Year-Old
An 18-year-old Bartlesville man has been jailed on a complaint of ..
Are Oklahoma Prison Riots Imminent?
Yesterday, the independent news website Red Dirt Report (http://ww..
Alleged Wicked Witch Arrested in OKC
It's a story that is so weird that it has grabbed international he..
On April 9, a 16-year-old boy walked into his high school armed wi..
Last Thursday, Moore police responded to an "active shooter" situa..
Being released on bond is not just a matter of paying the bail mon..
The arrest of a young school employee serves as a reminder that Ok..
A 22-year-old student faces life behind bars after being charged w..
Can I get my federal record expunged?
In previous expungement articles, we have dealt only with Oklahoma..
Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Abuse
The spotlight is certainly on the NFL and how it treats its player..
Jerry Jones: Sexual Assault or Sextortion?
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is in hot water after someone lea..
With friends like these . . .
Two people in Missouri are charged with voluntary manslaughter and..
Sometimes, it seems as if Twitter is nothing more than a platform ..
Amber Hilberling was seven months pregnant when she pushed her hus..
Crimefighting Grannies Save the Day
A would-be robber at an Oklahoma City discount store got more than..
In early April, a young man returning home from work discovered a ..
Understanding Female Sex Offenders
In Oklahoma, there are at least four current cases in the media he..
Do Sex Offender Registries Protect the Public?
A year ago, Attorney General Eric Holder publicly called mandatory..
In Oklahoma, we keep our Bible belt firmly buckled, and that belt ..
Getting a Misdemeanor Off Your Record
Oklahoma law defines a felony as "a crime which is, or may be, pun..
A physician's assistant charged with second degree murder after tw..
Oklahoma is the 10th most violent state in the U.S. Its most violent city may surprise you.
In 1930, the FBI began collecting and compiling data about crime i..
Late last month, an Edmond missionary was arrested and charged wit..
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals last week affirmed the conv..
Police investigating an alleged rape found themselves with two sus..
Edmond police responding to a public intoxication call discovered ..
A 19-year-old Edmond man is being held without bond after being ar..
In January, an investigation by the FBI's Innocent Images project ..
An expungement is the process of getting a criminal record sealed ..
Determining Sex Offender Risk Level in Oklahoma
There is a public misconception that most sex offenders are likely..
On March 13, 2012, Bob and Nancy Strait celebrated their 65th wedd..
On a hot summer day in 2008, 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker an..
Naked Stroll Lands Oklahoma City Man in Jail
A woman driving down the 300 block of Blackwelder in Oklahoma City..
On January 11, 2012, a neighbor noticed a two small children, aged..
Man Arrested for Hit and Run Death in OKC
Earlier this week, a 79-year-old man was struck and killed in a hi..
Last summer, Chris Lane, 22, was gunned down at random while out f..
A 32-year-old man has been charged in Sequoyah County with 17 coun..
Early Friday morning, a woman called police to say that she and he..
How Long Do I Have to Wait to Clear My Record?
If you have an arrest record or a criminal record, you know firsth..
On May 21, 2012, following an Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game a..
A woman was arrested for child abuse last week after she allegedly..
Oklahoma High School Teacher Charged with Rape
Another former high school coach in Oklahoma has been charged with..
A former Western Heights High School basketball coach convicted in..
Most parents try to keep a watchful eye on their children, but eve..
In 2003, a young mother waded across the Spring River near Quapaw ..
Certainly, there are stereotypes about the kinds of people who com..
Early Saturday morning, a Tulsa mother awoke to the sound of her 5..
Earlier this week, we wrote of three people who were arrested afte..
5 More Reasons to Expunge
Last month, we looked at the top five reasons to expunge a crimina..
It takes a whole lot of nerve, denial, desperation, or stupidity t..
Although stranger abductions rate among parents' worst nightmares,..
Our blog (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.com/oklahoma-criminal-defe..
Why Self-Representation is a Bad Idea
Most of us know that when we have a serious problem to solve, turn..
Patsey Marlene Maxwell is described by a neighbor as "a little ole..
On February 12, 2012, an intoxicated woman was driving with two ch..
Although defense attorneys argued that their client's mental condi..
Earlier this week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives approved ..
Top 5 Reasons to Expunge Your Record
If you have a criminal record, wouldn't you want it to go away? Wo..
A Department of Homeland Security investigation looking into the a..
Sometimes, negotiating or haggling for a better price can be a sma..
AC/DC says "it's a long way to the top," so it stands to reason th..
Just over a year ago, we wrote of the conviction of Antwoine Rico ..
Earlier this month, the criminal case was dismissed against an Edm..
Police serving a search warrant at an Oklahoma City home allegedly..
Trucker Accused of Keeping Sex Slaves
A man has been charged with federal crimes after he was accused of..
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) is under fire once..
In Oklahoma, when we are talking about ridiculously long prison te..
Can I Get a Felony Expunged?
There are a lot of misconceptions about record expungement. All of..
An Edmond doctor who was accused of sexual battery (http://www.okl..
An Oklahoma sex offender was arrested last week for allegedly walk..
Understanding Federal Probation
In an Oklahoma criminal case, certain defendants may receive proba..
Last week, Oklahoma parents and concerned citizens were on alert a..
A repeat sex offender under lifetime probation has cut his GPS ank..
Altercation over Noise Complaint Leads to Murder
On February 15, a young woman knocked on the door of a noisy neigh..
Late last month, a girls' basketball coach at Brinks Junior High i..
A woman whose newborn son died in August 2012 was charged with chi..
Expungement App Helps Clear Juvenile Records
Need to clear your juvenile record? There's an app for that . . . ..
A 72-year-old Sunday school teacher was arrested in Guthrie, Oklah..
Oklahoma is one of seven states that shares a border with Colorado..
For most people, viewing pornography is a private affair, or one s..
Last week, the trial began for Heather Jensen, a Colorado mother w..
Oklahoma state senator Constance Johnson, D-Forest Park, has filed..
A private correctional facility faces closure after the Oklahoma D..
Facebook: It's a way to connect with peers. It's a way to reconnec..
Earlier this month, we wrote about the strange stuff people steal ..
While the Oklahoma legislature does not seem to think there is a p..
When Will My DUI Fall off My Record?
If you have a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record, you ..
Last week, one of two teens adjudicated delinquent for the sexual ..
In a story that sounds like a modern Frankenstein tale, a 21-year-..
Legal Pot is Not OK in Oklahoma
Earlier this week, Colorado officially lifted its ban on recreatio..
Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Granted Second Appeal
An Oklahoma death row inmate accused of killing a Putnam City Scho..
Some 'Knockout' Attacks Charged as Hate Crimes
According to national news media outlets, the "knockout game" or "..
Last week, Oklahoma County District Judge Jerry Bass reduced the l..
Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Denied Clemency
An Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to be executed at the begin..
Poor Little Rich Kid: The Affluenza Defense
Last week, a Texas teenager who killed four people and permanently..
In October, nine employees with the City of Bartlesville water dep..
A defendant's optimal resolution to a criminal case is generally a..
Man Gets Second Appeal of OKC Murder Conviction
A man convicted twice for the 1985 murder of an Oklahoma City poli..
Bad Santa or Naughty Elf?
Late last month, a mall Santa was accused of pinching the buttocks..
'Butt-Dial' Uncovers Murder Plot
Anyone whose cell phone has accidentally dialed a number without t..
Wanted Sex Offender Caught in Oklahoma
A fugitive on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders (http://www.d..
An Oklahoma City woman has been charged with child neglect after h..
Federal Roadblock Asks Drivers for Saliva, Blood
Approximately once each decade, the National Highway Transportatio..
Late last month, a couple was found guilty of murder in the child ..
FBI Wanted Poster Yields Quick Results
Last week, the FBI asked for the public's help in identifying John..
A new Oklahoma law pertaining to full expungement of criminal reco..
On May 20, 2013, a violent and deadly EF5 tornado swept through Mo..
Murder Conviction Vacated after 9 Years
Four years after the 2001 murder of a newspaper editor on Hallowee..
Typically, the bills passed by the Oklahoma legislature and signed..
Last week, jurors convicted former Oklahoma state Representative R..
Late last month, Canadian County Sheriff's deputies working with t..
Home Invasion Murder Trial Delayed
The trial of a man accused of murder when his accomplice was kille..
For some defendants in criminal cases, a deferred sentence is a wa..
In March 2012, a jury in Oklahoma County convicted Billy Michael T..
Deferred Sentence Expungement
Jail or prison is not always the best measure of justice, particul..
Only a few months after learning that he is the father of a 2-year..
Human Trafficking Continues to be a Problem
This summer, the FBI and federal (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.co..
They say that all is fair in love and war, and that what consentin..
Former Principal in Legal Trouble Again
A former Jay Middle School principal recently acquitted of DUI man..
Understanding White Collar Crimes: Fraud
Fraud, at its simple definition, is deception. It is a lie, a misr..
False Rape Claims Undermine True Victims
Two recent stories of false rape (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.co..
Jordan Linn Graham, the 22-year-old woman accused of pushing her n..
Clearing Your OSBI Record
If you are given a deferred sentence in Oklahoma, you may have you..
At the end of last month, our blog ran a story about violence in t..
In an appalling show of hatred and intolerance, a neighbor slipped..
No doubt about it, the state of education in the United States is ..
False Rape Accusations
In June, an Oklahoma judge awarded custody of a 6-year-old girl to..
The Insanity Defense in Oklahoma
Last week, an Oklahoma City District Court judge found a man accus..
A recent local news story revealed that as many as 78 missing chil..
When you have a criminal conviction, the record of your offense ca..
Harrah police became suspicious of the activity going on behind cl..
Collateral Consequences of Felony Conviction
Oklahoma criminal offenses are divided into two categories: misdem..
When he was only 13 years old, Jesil Wilson was present at the sce..
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Death Row Appeal
An Oklahoma man sentenced to death row in the murder-for-hire deat..
Running Errands Can Lead to Criminal Charges
Everyone knows not to leave a child alone in a car on a hot day. E..
Judge Rejects Affidavit Recanting Rape Testimony
A man convicted of raping his grandson in 2004 has suffered a setb..
If your criminal record is keeping you from getting a good job, pr..
Diversion Programs Offer Alternative to Prison
When facing criminal conviction, the prospect of spending years in..
Earlier this week, an Oklahoma City woman was arrested on multiple..
Determining Death Penalty Prosecution
Ariel Castro has made a name for himself as the perpetrator of a h..
A Buzzfeed (http://www.buzzfeed.com/joshuazelman/how-responsible-i..
A Tulsa County Special Judge has ruled that a teen accused of firs..
Judge Vacates Own Sentence for Sex Offender
For most people, getting a sentence vacated is possible only after..
An 8-year-old boy testified against his mother at her murder (http..
Okahoma Expungement FAQs
Expungements allow those arrested, charged, or convicted of certai..
Last week, the United States Supreme Court declined to review Okla..
An Oklahoma City man who testified that he was raped by his grandf..
Jail Officer "Never Expected to Get Caught"
In what appears to be a clear case of stating the obvious, a forme..
In a scene that seems made for Cops or Jerry Springer, Oklahoma C..
The YWCA Oklahoma City is an organization whose mission is to help..
DUI Record Expungement
A conviction for driving under the influence creates a criminal re..
Federal Appeals Court Evaluating Oklahoma Cases
In state criminal cases, the first course of appeal (http://www.ok..
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals last week affirmed the life..
In December 2012, the United States Department of Health and Human..
The United States Supreme Court rejected without comment the appea..
Naked Pedestrian Spurs Flurry of 911 Calls
Midwest City commuters got an eyeful last week and gave 911 dispat..
Is Your Criminal Record Holding You Back?
You have served your time. Your probation is over, and your case i..
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the death sentence g..
Prosecutors and defense attorneys reached a plea agreement in the ..
Woman Convicted in High Rise Death Plans Appeal
Last week a Tulsa County jury convicted Amber Hilberling, 23, of s..
An 11-year-old boy and his mother were both arrested in Oklahoma C..
Clearing Your Record after a Deferred Sentence
Many Oklahomans who have been convicted of past offenses are plagu..
Oklahoma Sex Crimes in the News
They say that March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb..
An Oklahoma man was sentenced to life in prison last month after a..
When most people think of post-conviction relief, they think of th..
The typical grandmother bakes cookies for her grandchildren, but a..
Edmond Man Convicted in Child Abuse Death
An Edmond, Oklahoma, man was convicted in Oklahoma County court af..
Oklahoma Man Accused of Locking Toddler in Cage
A preliminary hearing was held last week for a Tulsa man accused o..
The brutal beating of Officer Chad Peery outside an Oklahoma City ..
Police investigating a disturbance call early on New Year's Day di..
Last week, in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary an..
After being on vacation for only a day, I was informed of the shoo..
A report by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) reveal..
Oklahoma Child Pornography Penalties
An Oklahoma airman was found guilty of child pornography charges a..
A registered Oklahoma sex offender was arrested last week in McCur..
UPDATE - November 1st, 2014: Oklahoma Expungement Laws have c..
Internet sex crimes and sex crimes assisted by electronic technolo..
Oklahoma New 2012 Sex Offender Laws
There will be a few more laws regulating the lives of convicted se..
Sex Crimes Accusations: Witch Hunts v. Cover Ups
Last week, closing a chapter in one of the nation's biggest sex cr..
Oklahoma Child Abuse Cases Rarely Clear-Cut
Child abuse cases are among the most vigorously prosecuted crimes ..
An eighty-year-old Oklahoma City man was sentenced last week after..
Criminal Appeals in Oklahoma
Both an Oklahoma legislator and the House of Representatives and i..
A Colorado man has been arrested on two allegations of second-degr..
Oklahoma Man Accused of Running Over His Wife
A Midwest City, OK man has been charged with first degree murder s..
The Oklahoma sex crimes defense attorney (http://www.oklahomalegal..
An Aurora, CO movie theater became the scene for a senseless act ..
Oklahoma Strip Club Raid
A recent Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office raid on the Little Darli..
Oklahoma Strikes Down "Personhood" Initiative
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that the "Personhood" initiat..