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Senate Passes 8 Criminal Justice Reform Bills
24-Mar-2017

In November, Oklahoma voters showed that criminal justice reform w..

Tulsa Man Sentenced in Accidental Stabbing of Toddler
20-Mar-2017

An Oklahoma man accused of throwing a knife at his girlfriend and ..

Oklahoma Bill Would Prevent DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol
13-Mar-2017

There is no question that DUI is a dangerous problem. Each year in..

Oklahoma Legislators Propose Abortion Bans
06-Mar-2017

It's springtime in Oklahoma. You know what that means: the redbuds..

Judge to Allow Evidence of Prior "Bad Acts" in Cold Case Murder Trial
27-Feb-2017

On May 14, 1997, a Midwest City second-grader went missing from he..

School Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Oklahoma Town
20-Feb-2017

At least three people have been arrested in connection with sex ab..

Oklahoma Law Enforcement Fights Against Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform
13-Feb-2017

Oklahoma has permissive civil asset forfeiture policies, which all..

Church Employee under Investigation for Sexual Abuse
06-Feb-2017

The theater program director of an Oklahoma City church is under c..

Governor's Task Force: 27 Recommendations for Reducing Prison Overcrowding
03-Feb-2017

Oklahoma's jails and prisons are overpopulated and understaffed. P..

After Token Nod to "Smart on Crime Legislation," OK Attempts to Tighten the Reins
30-Jan-2017

It is always interesting to see what the Oklahoma legislature has ..

Trial Underway for Man Accused of Killing Wife to be with Stripper
27-Jan-2017

Trial is underway for an Oklahoma City man charged with first degr..

Ada Teen Arrested on Kidnapping, Assault, Arson, and Burglary Charges
23-Jan-2017

Just a month after his 18th birthday, a young Ada man was arrested..

Convicted Norman North Rapist Sentenced for Probation Violation
20-Jan-2017

The Norman (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.com/norman-oklahoma-crim..

ICAC Investigation Leads to Arrest of Edmond Man
16-Jan-2017

An investigation by a metro area Internet Crimes Against Children ..

No Trial Expected in OSU Homecoming Crash Case
09-Jan-2017

The case of Adacia Avery Chambers, the driver who plowed her car i..

Oklahoma Prisons: Nation's Deadliest?
06-Jan-2017

U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics data shows that Oklahoma's priso..

OKC Man Sentenced to Life in Toddler's Murder
02-Jan-2017

An Oklahoma City man accused of raping a 2-year-old girl to death ..

How police convince you to give up your right to silence
30-Dec-2016

"You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to ..

Task force says services, not size, the key to fixing OKC jail crisis
26-Dec-2016

The Oklahoma County Jail is overcrowded, its staff overburdened, a..

Oklahoma to Require Anti-Abortion Signage in Certain Restrooms
23-Dec-2016

In case you missed it, Oklahoma is in a budget crisis. Funding is ..

Policy Institute: Oklahoma "Overcriminalizes" Behavior
19-Dec-2016

It likely comes as no surprise to anyone who has been involved in ..

OKC Teen Accused of Molesting Children
16-Dec-2016

A 17-year-old Oklahoma City boy was booked into the Oklahoma Count..

Bristow Teacher Resigns Before Second Degree Rape Arrest
12-Dec-2016

A Bristow High School English teacher accused of having a sexual r..

Judge Orders Release of Joe Mixon Video
09-Dec-2016

In 2014, incoming University of Oklahoma freshman running back Joe..

Oklahoma Appeals Court Orders Resentencing of Juveniles Sentenced to Life without Parole
05-Dec-2016

In a split decision, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has or..

Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force Considers "85 Percent Crime" Modification
02-Dec-2016

A governor's task force to develop recommendations for reducing Ok..

Father Prevents Kidnapping from Infant's Crib
28-Nov-2016

An incident in Kiefer, Oklahoma, Sunday morning ranks among a pare..

Do I really have the right to remain silent?
25-Nov-2016

Probably the biggest mistake anyone makes in a criminal case is ta..

Second Person Found Guilty in Piedmont Teen's Murder
21-Nov-2016

The last time anyone saw Piedmont teen Anne Josette Hill, 16, was ..

What is the difference between a deferred sentence and a suspended sentence?
18-Nov-2016

When I visit with prospective clients during a free initial consul..

Trial Begins in Murder of Piedmont Teenager
14-Nov-2016

Anne Josette Hill, 16, a Casady School student from Piedmont, was ..

Oklahoma Voters Pass Criminal Justice Reform Measures
11-Nov-2016

On Tuesday, Oklahoma voters turned out at the polls to not only el..

Oklahoma GOP, County Commissioners Want Whetsel's Suspension
07-Nov-2016

When an Oklahoma County District Judge noticed that indirect costs..

Oklahoma's First "Blue Alert" Manhunt Ends in Fugitive's Death
31-Oct-2016

After six days on the run, murder suspect Michael Vance was spotte..

Man Convicted in Murder of Pregnant Craigslist Prostitute
28-Oct-2016

A jury's verdict brought an end to a sordid case that began on Dec..

Manhunt Continues for Wellston Murder Suspect
24-Oct-2016

A man accused of child sexual abuse involving a 15-year-old girl h..

Oklahoma Voters to See Death Penalty Question on State Ballot
17-Oct-2016

In early November, Oklahoma voters will be asked to make some impo..

Local Oklahoma Police Dept. to Turn Over All Police Shootings to OSBI
14-Oct-2016

One of the biggest concerns in the apparent rash of police-involve..

Oklahoma Hit by Creepy Clown Hysteria
10-Oct-2016

What started as reports of sinister clowns lurking in the woods ne..

Child Abuse Charge Upgraded to Murder after Infant Dies
03-Oct-2016

A Tulsa father has been charged with first degree murder after his..

Oklahoma City JROTC instructor accused of sexual battery against a student
26-Sep-2016

An Oklahoma City Public Schools teacher has been arrested after a ..

Sex abuse suspect dies in 5th Okla. County Jail suicide this year
23-Sep-2016

An Oklahoma City woman has become the eleventh Oklahoma County Jai..

Woman ordered to stand trial in fiance's death
19-Sep-2016

After a preliminary hearing, a Tulsa County judge ruled that there..

Norman Man Pleads Guilty in Toddler Son's Death
12-Sep-2016

A Norman father who left three small children unsupervised has ple..

Oklahoma Mother, Daughter Arrested for Incest
09-Sep-2016

Oklahoma Department of Human Services workers investigating a chil..

Adult Charges for Vinita Teen who Admitted to Killing Stepmother
05-Sep-2016

On August 22, a 14-year-old boy walked into a Vinita police statio..

Student Sentenced to 6 Months for Rape Released after 3
02-Sep-2016

Brock Turner, the ex-Stanford swimmer who made headlines after bei..

Oklahomans Not Likely to See Medical Marijuana on November Ballot
29-Aug-2016

In recent days, proponents of medical marijuana announced that the..

Oklahoma Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Peaceful Protester
22-Aug-2016

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals overturned two convictions ..

Appeals Court: DEA Cannot Use Federal Funds to Prosecute Legal Medical Marijuana Growers
19-Aug-2016

Federal law and state law have clashed regarding the cultivation, ..

Poll: More than Half of Oklahomans Favor Life Sentences over Death Penalty
08-Aug-2016

Recently, the Oklahoman (http://newsok.com/majority-of-oklahomans-..

Tulsa Dentist Accused of Murdering Toddler had "Double Life"
01-Aug-2016

A Tulsa dentist accused of fatally abusing his girlfriend's 19-mon..

Former Tulsa County Deputy Arrested on Child Rape Complaint
29-Jul-2016

A former Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy was arrested Tuesday after ..

Oklahoma Day Care Operator Arrested after Infant Dies
25-Jul-2016

The owner of a home daycare in Noble, Oklahoma, has been arrested ..

OKC Police Chief Changes Course, Allows Rifles for Officers
18-Jul-2016

Last week, citing the shooting deaths of five Dallas police office..

Supreme Court Ruling Requires Consent or a Warrant for DUI Blood Tests
11-Jul-2016

A United States Supreme Court ruling changes the ability of law en..

OSU Baseball Recruit Charged with Sexually Assaulting Children
08-Jul-2016

A teenager from Plano, Texas, who committed to playing baseball at..

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen in OKC Apartment Pool
04-Jul-2016

An Oklahoma City man is behind bars after a resident at a southwes..

OKC Man Faces Trial in Rape, Murder of Toddler
01-Jul-2016

An Oklahoma City man accused of raping and killing his girlfriend'..

Norman Sex Offender Sues HOA over Residency Restrictions
27-Jun-2016

An Oklahoman man convicted of secretly recording women in his bath..

OKC Police Investigate Jogger Assaults
24-Jun-2016

Oklahoma City police are urging women out walking and jogging alon..

Edmond Man Accused of Child Pornography, "Sextortion"
13-Jun-2016

An Edmond man faces federal child pornography charges after allege..

Oklahoma Supreme Court Invalidates Alcohol Reform Petition
10-Jun-2016

In the continuing saga of whether or not Oklahomans will have a ch..

Oklahoman Among 42 Drug Offenders Granted Clemency by Obama
06-Jun-2016

On Friday, President Barack Obama completed his latest round of gr..

Oklahoma Passes Bill to Close 'Loophole' in Forcible Sodomy Law
03-Jun-2016

Our state made national headlines recently when the Oklahoma Court..

Norman Councilman to Face Trial in Drug Paraphernalia Case
30-May-2016

At a preliminary hearing in Cleveland County District Court, a Nor..

Woman Sentenced to 21 Years on Charges Related to Teen's Drinking Death
27-May-2016

Most people know that there are laws against furnishing alcohol to..

Enid Man Charged in Teen's Hit-and-Run Death
23-May-2016

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
20-May-2016

The suspect in a beheading at a Moore foods supplier continues to ..

Oklahoma Innocence Project Celebrates First Exonerations
16-May-2016

Since 1992, the Innocence Project (http://www.innocenceproject.org..

Study Shows Marijuana DUI Laws Not Based in Science
13-May-2016

In every state, it is illegal to drive under the influence of alco..

Oklahomans Face Murder Charges in Fatal DUI Accidents
09-May-2016

Often, a person who causes a fatal DUI accident in Oklahoma will b..

Judges Strike Down Liquor Law Ballot Initiative
06-May-2016

We have been following the attempts to modernize Oklahoma's liquor..

OKC Police Sergeant Disciplined for False Statements in Drug Case
02-May-2016

Federal prosecutors dropped the case against an alleged drug deale..

Four New "Smart on Crime" Justice Reform Bills Signed in Oklahoma
29-Apr-2016

For decades, our state and nation has taken a "tough-on-crime" app..

Cleveland to Pay $6 Million to Settle Tamir Rice Lawsuit
25-Apr-2016

Although neither officer involved in the shooting death of 12-year..

Oklahomans One Step Closer to Vote for Alcohol Sales in Supermarkets
22-Apr-2016

For a long time, Oklahoma has had some of the nation's strictest l..

Investigator Misconduct Leads to Dismissal of Murder Charge
18-Apr-2016

One of our most popular and widely shared Huffington Post articles..

Can I get an assault charge cleared from my record?
16-Apr-2016

Q: When I was in college, I was out with friends and got into a fi..

Texas Woman Jailed for Failing to Report Rape of 6-Year-Old
15-Apr-2016

A Texas couple have been arrested after the man allegedly raped hi..

Teacher Responds to Sex Abuse Lawsuit: 'His Grades Improved'
11-Apr-2016

A former Utah high school teacher serving time for sexually assaul..

Oklahoma Jail Employees Accused of Rape
08-Apr-2016

In just over a week, employees of two Oklahoma jails have been arr..

Muskogee County Jail Employee Charged with Inmate Rape
04-Apr-2016

A 22-year-old Muskogee County Jail employee was dismissed in Janua..

Federal Judge Prevents Nebraska from Adding Juvenile to Sex Offender Registry
01-Apr-2016

In 2006, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act sought to ..

Lost Toddler Case Leads Logan County Deputies to $100,000 Marijuana Grow
28-Mar-2016

It can be surprising how fast toddlers are, and how quickly curiou..

Edmond Man Convicted in Kenyan Sex Crime Case Files Appeal
25-Mar-2016

It was not a matter of if, but when. The attorney for Matthew Lane..

Former Deputy Charged with Stealing from Pushmataha County Jail Inmates
21-Mar-2016

In my most recent article for the Huffington Post, we examined how..

OKC Convenience Store Owner Sentenced for Food Stamp Fraud
18-Mar-2016

After a jury found him guilty of defrauding the federal food stamp..

Can I get a DUI cleared from my record?
15-Mar-2016

One of the most common types of arrest in Oklahoma is a DUI arrest..

Former OK Senator Cites Gambling as Root of Embezzlement
14-Mar-2016

A former Oklahoma state senator was sentenced last week in federal..

OKC Neurologist Accused of Sexual Battery
11-Mar-2016

An Oklahoma City physician was arrested this week after a patient ..

Oklahoma Employee of Oil Field Company Sentenced for Embezzlement
07-Mar-2016

After pleading guilty last year to counts of wire fraud and tax fr..

OKC Man Charged after Allegedly Pointing a Gun at Children
04-Mar-2016

"Good fences make good neighbors," says poet Robert Frost in "The ..

Amended Charges Filed in OSU Homecoming Parade Crash Case
29-Feb-2016

When Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, drove her car into a crowd of spec..

Guthrie High School Child Porn Investigation Illustrates Sexting Dangers
26-Feb-2016

An investigation into child pornography at Guthrie High School has..

Moore Man Arrested after Allegations of Sex with 14-year-old
22-Feb-2016

A Moore man who met a 14-year-old girl playing an online game has ..

The Failure of a "Tough on Crime" Approach
19-Feb-2016

Recently, our blog explored the problems the Oklahoma County Jail ..

Can I Clear an "85 Percent Crime" from My Record?
16-Feb-2016

If you have been convicted of a crime, the lingering criminal reco..

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies
15-Feb-2016

Called "the most influential justice of the last quarter-century (..

Prosecutors Call Allegations of Past Sexual Assaults "Motive" in MWC Cold Case
12-Feb-2016

Oklahoma County prosecutors say that a man's alleged history of se..

OKC Police Participate in Offender Watch Sex Offender Lookup
08-Feb-2016

Oklahoma City police announced last week that the department will ..

Ex-OHP Trooper Appears in Court for Rape Case
05-Feb-2016

Former Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Eric William Roberts, 43, i..

Choctaw High School Teacher Arrested
01-Feb-2016

Police arrested a Choctaw High School teacher last Friday after he..

"Communication Failure" Set Eufaula Bank Robber Free
29-Jan-2016

In only a few seconds, a man walked into a Eufaula bank, shot and ..

OKC Police to Pilot Body Cameras
25-Jan-2016

In the wake of repeated news about cops behaving badly, many polic..

Domestic Violence: It Can Happen to Anyone
22-Jan-2016

Domestic violence is in the news again, with two high-profile fami..

Strapped Oklahoma DHS to Offer Buyouts
18-Jan-2016

A notorious state budget shortfall is crippling already financiall..

How do I get a dismissed charge off my record?
16-Jan-2016

Many people are surprised to find out that even if charges against..

Tulsa Man Gets Life Sentence in Second Sex Abuse Conviction
15-Jan-2016

A previously convicted sex offender has been sentenced to life wit..

Man Pleads Guilty in Ardmore Kidnapping
11-Jan-2016

On November 8, 2014, police in Ardmore received a call about a "po..

Peyton Manning and HGH: Nonstory or Cover up?
08-Jan-2016

It is interesting to note that while sports reporters spent months..

Tulsa Couple Arrested on Child Porn, Sex Abuse Complaints
04-Jan-2016

A Tulsa man and woman face a litany of charges after two people a..

Bill Cosby Charged with 2004 Sexual Assault
01-Jan-2016

His name used to be synonymous with the television father-figure D..

Tulsa Mother Arrested after Boyfriend Allegedly Abuses Child
28-Dec-2015

We have written before about Oklahoma's "failure to protect (http:..

Nervous Driver Leads to I-44 Drug Bust
25-Dec-2015

Law enforcement officers have to have probable cause to make a tra..

Oklahoma Drug Offenders Receive Presidential Commutation
21-Dec-2015

The Obama administration has been among the harshest critics of ma..

Man Sentenced in OHP Trooper's Distracted Driving Death
18-Dec-2015

On Thursday, Seminole County District Judge George W. Butner hande..

Can I Get Sex Offender Registration Expunged?
15-Dec-2015

On our website, we have discussed expungement extensively: What is..

Increased Police Presence at Oklahoma School on Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting
14-Dec-2015

Three years ago today, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother an..

Former OKC Police Officer Convicted of Rape
11-Dec-2015

After one of the longest juror deliberations in recent history, an..

Brother of Nicki Minaj Arrested on Child Rape Complaint
07-Dec-2015

In one of my recent articles for the Huffington Post, I wrote abou..

Charges to be Filed in Shaken Baby Death
04-Dec-2015

An unresponsive 11-month-old girl prompted a 9-1-1 call that led t..

Special Delivery: Drugs in the Mail
30-Nov-2015

A Yukon man was arrested last week after a package of drugs was de..

Federal Judge Refuses to Disqualify Self from Missionary's Rape Case
27-Nov-2015

In June, a former missionary at a Kenyan orphanage was convicted o..

Oklahoma Domestic Violence Laws
23-Nov-2015

Oklahoma ranks high in the rate of domestic violence, and it has t..

Jared Fogle, former face of Subway, sentenced for sex crimes
20-Nov-2015

Jared Fogle's fall from grace seemed to be as fast as his rise to ..

Police Shooting of 12-Year-Old Boy Deemed "Objectively Reasonable"
16-Nov-2015

One year ago, police responded to a call of a suspect at a playgro..

Oklahoma Expungement Myths
15-Nov-2015

If your criminal history is not spotless, the opportunity to clear..

OKC Attorney Pleads Guilty in Sex Tourism Case
13-Nov-2015

In 2013, and Oklahoma City area attorney was accused of traveling ..

Private Citizens Finding Solutions to Rape Kit Backlog Problem
09-Nov-2015

Last month, we published an article in the Huffington Post detaili..

Defense Expert Says OSU Homecoming Crash Driver is Mentally Incompetent
06-Nov-2015

When a car careened into a crowd at the Oklahoma State University ..

Nearly 250 New Laws in Effect in Oklahoma
02-Nov-2015

Each year on November 1, the bulk of new legislation passed by the..

Lamar Odom Overdose: Will He Face Criminal Charges?
30-Oct-2015

When Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel earlier ..

Edmond Man Sentenced after Pleading Guilty to 72 Sex Crime Counts
26-Oct-2015

An Edmond, Oklahoma man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old b..

Man Re-Sentenced After Sex with Teen Who Lied About Her Age
23-Oct-2015

While sex offender laws and sex offender registration requirements..

Clinton Email Scandal: Thoughtless Mistake or Criminal Act?
19-Oct-2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been under f..

Trial Underway for Tulsa Deputy Accused of Sexual Assault
16-Oct-2015

A former Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy is on trial this week, accu..

Can a Probation Violation Ruin My Expungement?
15-Oct-2015

One of the most common types of expungement in Oklahoma is the exp..

Lethal Injection Mix-ups Only the Latest in Oklahoma Death Penalty Mishaps
12-Oct-2015

They say there is a right way and a wrong way to do anything, but ..

New Oklahoma City Blinker Ordinance in Effect
09-Oct-2015

If you passed your driving test, you know that you are supposed to..

NFL Files for Expedited Appeal in Deflategate Lawsuit
05-Oct-2015

After it was discovered that New England Patriots used under-infla..

Presumed Guilty by a Jury of Fans: Athlete Sexual Assault Allegations
02-Oct-2015

In early August, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane was ac..

False Sex Crime Allegations
28-Sep-2015

Being accused of a sex crime is one of the most serious allegation..

Google+ Account Leads to Norman Coach's Child Porn Arrest
25-Sep-2015

Last summer, we wrote about privacy issues related to the use of G..

Elderly Pastor Accused of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl
21-Sep-2015

An 82-year-old Caddo County pastor is in jail after being accused..

Robbery Charge Turns to Murder Charge When Victim Has Stroke
18-Sep-2015

Two Oklahoma City men suspected in a string of car wash robberies ..

Oklahoma Expungement Bills Die in Adjournment
15-Sep-2015

In recent years, Oklahoma has had some significant changes to its ..

Four Inmates Dead after Fight at Oklahoma Correctional Facility
14-Sep-2015

A fight this weekend at a medium and maximum-security correctional..

Juvenile Detention Center Employee Accused of Raping Teen
11-Sep-2015

A juvenile detention center employee has been arrested for rape af..

Guthrie High School Staffer Accused of Sexual Relationship with Student
07-Sep-2015

After working less than a month as a paid employee of Guthrie Publ..

Appeals Court Rejects Weleetka Killer's Withdrawal of Guilty Plea
04-Sep-2015

Last summer, three years after the random killings of two little g..

When is the death penalty unconstitutional?
31-Aug-2015

Recently, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended against..

Tulsa Coach to be Arraigned for Sexual Battery
28-Aug-2015

After a preliminary hearing this week, Tulsa Public Schools physic..

Death Row Inmate Denied Clemency
24-Aug-2015

As August draws to a close, the execution dates draw nearer for th..

Bond Withdrawn for Former OKC Police Officer Charged with Rape
21-Aug-2015

After twice being returned to jail for violating the terms of his ..

Former Oklahoma Police Officer Found in Hotel Room with Teen Ordered to Stand Trial
17-Aug-2015

A former Kiowa police officer charged with kidnapping and statutor..

How Do I Get a Felony Expunged in Oklahoma?
15-Aug-2015

Under Oklahoma law, there are ways to get both misdemeanors and fe..

OKC Man Accused of Sex Tourism Denied Bond Change Request
14-Aug-2015

An Oklahoma City man accused of traveling to Peru and Thailand to ..

Undercover Sex Chat Leads to OKC Man's Arrest
10-Aug-2015

If you have been paying attention to the local news lately, you wi..

Oklahoma Youth Minister Arrested for Soliciting Minors
07-Aug-2015

A youth minister at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City ..

Youth Minister Accused of Solicting Minors
07-Aug-2015

A Young Adult Pastor with Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma..

Woman Claims She Was Forced into Prostitution; One Arrested for Human Trafficking
03-Aug-2015

Police have arrested an Oklahoma City woman on a human trafficking..

Oklahoma City Man Accused of Lewd Acts with Two Teens
31-Jul-2015

An Oklahoma City man is accused of sexually assaulting a friend's ..

Convicted Sex Offender Accused of Fondling Child at Library
27-Jul-2015

Staff members at the Downtown Metro Library notified police after ..

Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Rape Suspect
24-Jul-2015

Oklahoma City police investing a kidnapping and first degree rape ..

Child Rape Fugitive Arrested in Oklahoma
20-Jul-2015

A man wanted on 33 criminal counts related to the repeated rape of..

Juvenile Sex Crimes in Oklahoma
17-Jul-2015

Juvenile Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer Having a child accused of ..

Youthful Offender Record Expungement
15-Jul-2015

If you have a criminal record from acts committed when you were a ..

Jurors Find Child Rape Defendant Competent to Stand Trial
13-Jul-2015

A convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl ..

Execution Dates Set for Inmates Who Lost Lethal Injection Lawsuit
10-Jul-2015

Three of the Oklahoma death row inmates who argued to the United S..

Naked Swimmer Arrested for Indecent Exposure
06-Jul-2015

There is generally nothing unusual about someone swimming at an ap..

If There is No Actual Minor, How Can I Be Charged?
03-Jul-2015

Earlier this month, Canadian County Sheriff's deputies arrested a ..

Mother Arrested for Child Endangerment after Child Found Wandering Alone
29-Jun-2015

A Tulsa mother was arrested on a complaint of child endangerment l..

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison for Child Rape
26-Jun-2015

Late last May, a Tulsa mother awoke to the sounds of her 5-year-ol..

Man Charged in Sportscaster's Traffic Death
22-Jun-2015

This weekend, the Oklahoma City-metro area learned with shock that..

Yukon Man Charged with Child Porn, Online Solicitation of a Minor
19-Jun-2015

A 55-year-old Yukon man has been charged in Canadian County Distri..

Oklahoma Expungement: Which Type is Right for You?
17-Jun-2015

If you have an arrest record or criminal court record, you likely ..

Budget Hike to Ease Oklahoma DOC Woes
15-Jun-2015

Oklahoma prisons are in dire straits because of overcrowding and u..

Trial Begins for Edmond Missionary Accused of Raping Children in a Kenyan Orphanage
12-Jun-2015

Matthew Lane Durham was just 19 years old when he went to his four..

Tulsa Man Acquitted of Mother's Murder by Reason of Insanity
08-Jun-2015

In my most recent Huffington Post article (http://www.huffingtonpo..

Mom Arrested for Using a Bible to Smuggle Drugs to Son in Jail
05-Jun-2015

Some moms will do anything for their little bundles of joy--even w..

Utility Worker Burglary Scam Revived in Oklahoma City
01-Jun-2015

Late last week, Oklahoma City police issued a warning about a burg..

Ex-Coach Pleads Guilty in Second Degree Rape Case
29-May-2015

Last summer, we discussed the case (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup...

More Details Revealed in Allegations against Former Band Teacher
25-May-2015

On the heels of the sentencing of one former Oklahoma teacher conv..

Teen Sentenced in Norman High School Rape Case
22-May-2015

An 18-year-old former Norman High School student accused of rape e..

Online Shaming: One More Reason You Need an Expungement
20-May-2015

In this social media age, even law enforcement is getting in on th..

Appeal Rejected for Man Convicted of Killing His Own Grandmother
18-May-2015

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the conviction of a ..

Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty in Federal Court for Teaching How to Beat a Polygraph
15-May-2015

A former law enforcement officer has pleaded guilty to mail fraud ..

Oklahoma Man Convicted in California Revenge Porn Case
11-May-2015

Last year, just a few months after California enacted legislation ..

Justice Safety Valve Act to Become Law
08-May-2015

Earlier this year, we wrote about a proposed bill that could have ..

Edmond Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Wrong-Way Accident
04-May-2015

A wrong-way collision on the Kilpatrick Turnpike in early April ki..

FBI Arrests Lindsay Man on Federal Child Porn Charges
01-May-2015

Child pornography is one of the many crimes that can be charged as..

Death Penalty Appeal Denied in Child Abuse Murder Case
27-Apr-2015

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man..

Convicted Sex Offender with Outstanding Warrants Flees Traffic Stop
24-Apr-2015

When a person has an outstanding warrant, he or she may be arreste..

Jury Recommends Life Without Parole for Teen Convicted in Duncan Shooting
20-Apr-2015

When he was only 16 years old, Chancey Luna pointed a gun out of a..

Murder Trial Underway in Duncan Jogger Shooting
17-Apr-2015

When a jogger was shot and killed at random in Duncan, Oklahoma, i..

Nonviolent Drug Offenders Could Find Relief under Proposed Expungement Amendment
15-Apr-2015

Oklahoma has one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation,..

Suspected Tulsa University Peeping Tom Arrested
13-Apr-2015

Technology has changed the way we do a lot of things: how people c..

Texting While Driving Bill Passes Oklahoma Senate
10-Apr-2015

Forty four states have laws that specifically ban texting while dr..

Edmond Police Discover "Grow House" with 300 Marijuana Plants
06-Apr-2015

When OG&E shut off electricity to a home she was renting out, ..

Woman Charged with Manslaughter in Domestic Shooting
03-Apr-2015

A Tulsa woman accused of fatally shooting her husband during a dom..

Grady County Man Accused of Holding Teens Captive
30-Mar-2015

Nearly two years ago, a man in a Cleveland neighborhood heard crie..

OKC Mom Accused of Leaving Children Alone while Clubbing
27-Mar-2015

An Oklahoma City mother is charged with child neglect after she al..

Oklahoma Violent Crime Offender Registration
23-Mar-2015

Practically everyone knows about the sex offender registry, a list..

Mental Health Facility Operator Sentenced in Fraud Case
20-Mar-2015

A licensed professional counselor and former operator of an Oklaho..

Deadly Assault: Manslaughter or Murder?
16-Mar-2015

Bar fights are nothing unusual. In excess, alcohol lessens inhibi..

How Do I Expunge a VPO in Oklahoma?
15-Mar-2015

Having a victim protective order (VPO) on your record can often ca..

Oklahoma County Warrant Team Arrests Man Accused of Sex Abuse
13-Mar-2015

Acting on an anonymous tip, an Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office wa..

Coach Found Dead after Statutory Rape Charge
09-Mar-2015

There may be no other criminal charge that has such a swift and lo..

Woefully Understaffed Dept. of Corrections Faces Additional Cuts
06-Mar-2015

Overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed: these are among the to..

Tulsa Woman Arrested for Biting Man's Genitals
02-Mar-2015

A Tulsa man woke to a nightmare when he discovered his angry girlf..

Women Claim Jailer Rape in Federal Lawsuit
27-Feb-2015

A lawsuit filed in federal court claims that two women were forcib..

Former Educators Charged for Sexually Explicit Texts about Students
23-Feb-2015

A former school principal and two former teachers have been charge..

Four High School Students Accused of Statutory Rape
20-Feb-2015

Three Westmoore High School students have been arrested and a thir..

"Justice Safety Valve Act" Bill to Ease Mandatory Minimums
16-Feb-2015

Among the bills presented for the consideration of Oklahoma lawmak..

Proposed Changes to Oklahoma Expungement Laws in 2015
15-Feb-2015

A few days ago, we looked at a few of the bill proposals (http://w..

What's in Store for 2015? Proposed Criminal Law Bills in Oklahoma
13-Feb-2015

Each year as Oklahoma lawmakers convene, they are presented with n..

OKC Man with Child Abuse Conviction Arrested in Infant Death
09-Feb-2015

An Oklahoma City man previously convicted of seriously injuring a ..

Lack of Evidence Leads to Acquittal in Murder Case
06-Feb-2015

After spending 680 days in jail awaiting trial on murder and robbe..

What is Credit Card Skimming?
02-Feb-2015

In Edmond last week, news broke that several area gas stations had..

Missionary Accused of Sex Crimes Faces More Charges
30-Jan-2015

Last summer, an Oklahoma man was accused of unthinkable acts again..

Sentencing Overkill in Oklahoma
26-Jan-2015

It is no secret that Oklahoma has some of the toughest drug laws (..

I-40 Traffic Stop Yields 77 Pounds of Cocaine
23-Jan-2015

Canadian County Sheriff's deputies conducting a traffic stop along..

OKC Man Accepts Plea to Avoid Death Penalty
19-Jan-2015

On September 6, 2011, neighbors of Paula Martin called police to r..

Can a Felony Expungement Restore My Gun Rights in Oklahoma?
17-Jan-2015

Under both state and federal law, convicted felons are prohibited ..

Second Inmate in Execution Lawsuit Put to Death
16-Jan-2015

Oklahoma death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner beca..

Too Little Too Late: Man Arrested After Attempting to Pay for Shoplifted Liquor
12-Jan-2015

In general, it seems like a good idea to try to rectify your mista..

Laptops, Food Stamps, and K2--Oh, My!
09-Jan-2015

This story has hot mess written all over it. An Oklahoma City..

Witch Grandma Arrested on Additional Child Abuse Complaints
05-Jan-2015

In early October, we brought you the story of an Oklahoma City gra..

Failure to Protect: Oklahoma Woman Sentenced After Toddler's Child Abuse Death
02-Jan-2015

Recently, the Huffington Post published my article, "'Failure to P..

Suspended v. Deferred: What's the Difference?
29-Dec-2014

For most people charged with a crime, a dismissal of the charges w..

OKC Man Arrested for Facebook Threat against Police
26-Dec-2014

On December 20, two New York City police officers were gunned down..

Mom Charged with Child Neglect after Family Found Living in Tents
22-Dec-2014

An Oklahoma woman was arrested in Pennsylvania after an investigat..

Charges Dropped after Beheading Joke
19-Dec-2014

Some people have no sense of humor. At least, that is likely the l..

Actor Seeks Pardon--Not Expungement--of Assault Conviction
17-Dec-2014

Actor Mark Wahlberg, when he was only 16 years old, was tried as a..

OSU Running Back Dismissed Amid Domestic Violence Allegations
15-Dec-2014

Football and domestic violence go hand in hand in the media these ..

Oklahoma Inmate Indicted for Fraud
12-Dec-2014

An Oklahoma prison inmate serving time for armed robbery and assau..

Lawton Woman Sentenced for Exploitation of Elderly Father
08-Dec-2014

A Lawton woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to stealing fr..

Police Make Arrest in Norman High School Rape Case
05-Dec-2014

Late last month, a group of Norman (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup...

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Facebook Threat Case
01-Dec-2014

"I'm so angry I could kill him." "I could just wring her neck..

Former Putnam City Band Teacher Sentenced in Child Porn Case
28-Nov-2014

Nearly two years ago, Hefner Middle School band director Eric Mowe..

Current Cases Show Apparent Failings of Oklahoma DHS
24-Nov-2014

Since the death of 2-year-old Kelsey Smith-Briggs in 2005, Oklahom..

Lawton Man Accused of Stealing Nearly $1,200 Worth of Porn
21-Nov-2014

We have written about some really weird things people have stolen ..

Man Sentenced for Road Rage Murder
17-Nov-2014

What began as aggressive driving on the Kilpatrick Turnpike led to..

If Juvenile Records are Sealed, Why Do I Need an Expungement?
15-Nov-2014

If you have a juvenile criminal record, you may believe that your ..

Passed Out OKC Mom Arrested for Child Endangerment, APC
14-Nov-2014

An Oklahoma City mother is behind bars after police found her pass..

Ardmore Girl Reunited with Family after Kidnapping
10-Nov-2014

Every parents' nightmare played out in Ardmore, Oklahoma, this wee..

Court Rules Police Can Force Suspect to Unlock Phone with Touch ID
07-Nov-2014

This summer, the United States Supreme Court ruled that police may..

Tulsa Man Sentenced for Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography
03-Nov-2014

Facing the possibility of life in prison, a Tulsa man was sentence..

Zombie Injured in Hit and Run Accident
31-Oct-2014

One of the undead is lucky to be alive after he was injured in a h..

Critics Question Legality of "No Refusal" Checkpoints
27-Oct-2014

The weekends closest to holidays are often big weekends for sobrie..

New Answers in Oklahoma Cold Cases
24-Oct-2014

Cold cases are those for which the investigation has no new leads...

OHP Trooper Formally Charged in Rape Case
20-Oct-2014

A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper suspended after a July ra..

FBI Says New Encryption Standards Protect Sex Offenders
17-Oct-2014

Many of us understand by now that our internet privacy is not what..

Changes to Oklahoma Expungement Law Will Soon Take Effect
15-Oct-2014

In approximately two weeks, the changes to Oklahoma's expungement ..

Teen Accused of Raping 11-Year-Old
13-Oct-2014

An 18-year-old Bartlesville man has been jailed on a complaint of ..

Are Oklahoma Prison Riots Imminent?
10-Oct-2014

Yesterday, the independent news website Red Dirt Report (http://ww..

Alleged Wicked Witch Arrested in OKC
06-Oct-2014

It's a story that is so weird that it has grabbed international he..

Psychiatric Unit Refuses Patient Over Safety Concerns
03-Oct-2014

On April 9, a 16-year-old boy walked into his high school armed wi..

Could the Oklahoma Beheading Have Been Prevented?
29-Sep-2014

Last Thursday, Moore police responded to an "active shooter" situa..

Ex-Police Chief Accused of Violating Bond Conditions
26-Sep-2014

Being released on bond is not just a matter of paying the bail mon..

Mid-Del Color Guard Coach Arrested for Statutory Rape
22-Sep-2014

The arrest of a young school employee serves as a reminder that Ok..

Tulsa Student Charged with Murder in Shaken Baby Case
19-Sep-2014

A 22-year-old student faces life behind bars after being charged w..

Can I get my federal record expunged?
17-Sep-2014

In previous expungement articles, we have dealt only with Oklahoma..

Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Abuse
15-Sep-2014

The spotlight is certainly on the NFL and how it treats its player..

Jerry Jones: Sexual Assault or Sextortion?
12-Sep-2014

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is in hot water after someone lea..

With friends like these . . .
08-Sep-2014

Two people in Missouri are charged with voluntary manslaughter and..

Cee Lo Green: It's Not Rape if You Don't Remember
05-Sep-2014

Sometimes, it seems as if Twitter is nothing more than a platform ..

Appeals Court Rejects Appeal in Tulsa High Rise Death
01-Sep-2014

Amber Hilberling was seven months pregnant when she pushed her hus..

Crimefighting Grannies Save the Day
29-Aug-2014

A would-be robber at an Oklahoma City discount store got more than..

Suspect Posthumously Identified in McClain County Murder
25-Aug-2014

In early April, a young man returning home from work discovered a ..

Understanding Female Sex Offenders
22-Aug-2014

In Oklahoma, there are at least four current cases in the media he..

Do Sex Offender Registries Protect the Public?
18-Aug-2014

A year ago, Attorney General Eric Holder publicly called mandatory..

Oklahoma Governor Supports Trial Use of Cannaboid Oil
15-Aug-2014

In Oklahoma, we keep our Bible belt firmly buckled, and that belt ..

Getting a Misdemeanor Off Your Record
14-Aug-2014

Oklahoma law defines a felony as "a crime which is, or may be, pun..

Ankle Monitoring Ordered after Defendant Files for Passport Card
11-Aug-2014

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.
08-Aug-2014

In 1930, the FBI began collecting and compiling data about crime i..

Defense Lawyers Say Missionary's Rape Confession Coerced
04-Aug-2014

Late last month, an Edmond missionary was arrested and charged wit..

Appeals Court Affirms Ex-Police Officer's Armed Robbery Conviction
01-Aug-2014

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals last week affirmed the conv..

Child Rape Investigation Leads to Suspect in Separate Case
28-Jul-2014

Police investigating an alleged rape found themselves with two sus..

Edmond Sex Offender Cites 'Starkey' in Failure to Register Arrest
25-Jul-2014

Edmond police responding to a public intoxication call discovered ..

Edmond Man Accused of Raping Kenyan Children on Mission Trip
21-Jul-2014

A 19-year-old Edmond man is being held without bond after being ar..

Tulsa Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Child Porn Case
18-Jul-2014

In January, an investigation by the FBI's Innocent Images project ..

Changes to Oklahoma Expungement Law Coming this Fall
15-Jul-2014

An expungement is the process of getting a criminal record sealed ..

Determining Sex Offender Risk Level in Oklahoma
14-Jul-2014

There is a public misconception that most sex offenders are likely..

Tulsa Man Gets Four Life Sentences in Attack on Elderly Couple
11-Jul-2014

On March 13, 2012, Bob and Nancy Strait celebrated their 65th wedd..

Weleetka Suspect Waives Jury Trial, Escapes Death Penalty
07-Jul-2014

On a hot summer day in 2008, 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker an..

Naked Stroll Lands Oklahoma City Man in Jail
04-Jul-2014

A woman driving down the 300 block of Blackwelder in Oklahoma City..

Man Gets Death Penalty in Pregnant Wife's Murder-for-Hire
30-Jun-2014

On January 11, 2012, a neighbor noticed a two small children, aged..

Man Arrested for Hit and Run Death in OKC
27-Jun-2014

Earlier this week, a 79-year-old man was struck and killed in a hi..

Duncan Murder Charge Dismissed in Exchange for Testimony
23-Jun-2014

Last summer, Chris Lane, 22, was gunned down at random while out f..

Gore Man Charged with Child Rape, Lewd Molestation of Two Girls
20-Jun-2014

A 32-year-old man has been charged in Sequoyah County with 17 coun..

Convicted Felon Arrested for Rape, Murder in the Village
16-Jun-2014

Early Friday morning, a woman called police to say that she and he..

How Long Do I Have to Wait to Clear My Record?
15-Jun-2014

If you have an arrest record or a criminal record, you know firsth..

Teen Who Shot into Crowd Near Thunder Alley Sentenced
13-Jun-2014

On May 21, 2012, following an Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game a..

Woman Arrested for Child Abuse at Battered Women's Shelter
09-Jun-2014

A woman was arrested for child abuse last week after she allegedly..

Oklahoma High School Teacher Charged with Rape
06-Jun-2014

Another former high school coach in Oklahoma has been charged with..

Ex-High School Coach Sentenced for Second Degree Rape Conviction
02-Jun-2014

A former Western Heights High School basketball coach convicted in..

Metro Area 5-Year-Olds Found Wandering Alone in Separate Cases
30-May-2014

Most parents try to keep a watchful eye on their children, but eve..

State Objects to Release of Mother Who Killed Toddler
26-May-2014

In 2003, a young mother waded across the Spring River near Quapaw ..

Oklahoma Woman Sentenced in Federal Child Porn Case
23-May-2014

Certainly, there are stereotypes about the kinds of people who com..

Suspect Arrested after Woman Finds Burglar Raping Her Daughter
19-May-2014

Early Saturday morning, a Tulsa mother awoke to the sound of her 5..

Beer Run Fugitives Could Face Serious Prison Time
16-May-2014

Earlier this week, we wrote of three people who were arrested afte..

5 More Reasons to Expunge
15-May-2014

Last month, we looked at the top five reasons to expunge a crimina..

Family Arrested after Stealing Drugs from Police Station
12-May-2014

It takes a whole lot of nerve, denial, desperation, or stupidity t..

Tulsa Girl Reunited with Family after Stranger Abduction
09-May-2014

Although stranger abductions rate among parents' worst nightmares,..

Oklahoma Botched Execution: Eighth Amendment Violation Comes Unexpectedly
05-May-2014

Our blog (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.com/oklahoma-criminal-defe..

Why Self-Representation is a Bad Idea
02-May-2014

Most of us know that when we have a serious problem to solve, turn..

Surprising Arrest Earns Defendant the Nickname "Ganja Granny"
28-Apr-2014

Patsey Marlene Maxwell is described by a neighbor as "a little ole..

Tulsa Woman Sentenced to More than 40 Years in Fatal Hit and Run
25-Apr-2014

On February 12, 2012, an intoxicated woman was driving with two ch..

Suspect in Murder of Velma Teen Found Competent to Stand Trial
21-Apr-2014

Although defense attorneys argued that their client's mental condi..

Oklahoma House Approves Bill Strengthening Sex Offender Restrictions
18-Apr-2014

Earlier this week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives approved ..

Top 5 Reasons to Expunge Your Record
15-Apr-2014

If you have a criminal record, wouldn't you want it to go away? Wo..

Homeland Security Investigation Leads to Child Porn Arrest for OKC Man
14-Apr-2014

A Department of Homeland Security investigation looking into the a..

It's Not that Serious: Discount Dispute Leads to Arrest
11-Apr-2014

Sometimes, negotiating or haggling for a better price can be a sma..

Mom of 2008 "Adoptive Family of the Year" Charged with Abuse, Neglect
07-Apr-2014

AC/DC says "it's a long way to the top," so it stands to reason th..

Oklahoma Appeals Court Upholds Life Sentence in Child Abuse Death
04-Apr-2014

Just over a year ago, we wrote of the conviction of Antwoine Rico ..

Oklahoma City Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients
31-Mar-2014

Earlier this month, the criminal case was dismissed against an Edm..

OKC Search Warrant Leads to Drug Possession, Child Endangerment Arrests
28-Mar-2014

Police serving a search warrant at an Oklahoma City home allegedly..

Trucker Accused of Keeping Sex Slaves
24-Mar-2014

A man has been charged with federal crimes after he was accused of..

Two DHS Workers Criminally Charged in Child Neglect Case
21-Mar-2014

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) is under fire once..

Life for Shoplifting: Supreme Court Rejects Appeal
17-Mar-2014

In Oklahoma, when we are talking about ridiculously long prison te..

Can I Get a Felony Expunged?
15-Mar-2014

There are a lot of misconceptions about record expungement. All of..

Edmond Doctor in Sexual Battery Case Surrenders License
14-Mar-2014

An Edmond doctor who was accused of sexual battery (http://www.okl..

Sex Offender Arrested for Indecent Exposure in OKC
10-Mar-2014

An Oklahoma sex offender was arrested last week for allegedly walk..

Understanding Federal Probation
07-Mar-2014

In an Oklahoma criminal case, certain defendants may receive proba..

Kellyville Abduction Hoax and Oklahoma False Crime Report Laws
03-Mar-2014

Last week, Oklahoma parents and concerned citizens were on alert a..

Convicted Sex Offender Cuts GPS and Runs . . . Again
28-Feb-2014

A repeat sex offender under lifetime probation has cut his GPS ank..

Altercation over Noise Complaint Leads to Murder
24-Feb-2014

On February 15, a young woman knocked on the door of a noisy neigh..

Junior High Basketball Coach Accused of Sexual Assault
21-Feb-2014

Late last month, a girls' basketball coach at Brinks Junior High i..

Woman Charged after 3rd Newborn Tests Positive for Meth
17-Feb-2014

A woman whose newborn son died in August 2012 was charged with chi..

Expungement App Helps Clear Juvenile Records
15-Feb-2014

Need to clear your juvenile record? There's an app for that . . . ..

Sunday School Teacher Charged with Downloading Child Porn
14-Feb-2014

A 72-year-old Sunday school teacher was arrested in Guthrie, Oklah..

Legal Pot Has Little Effect on Marijuana Traffic in Oklahoma
10-Feb-2014

Oklahoma is one of seven states that shares a border with Colorado..

OKC Man Arrested after Showing Child Porn to Friend
07-Feb-2014

For most people, viewing pornography is a private affair, or one s..

Criminally Negligent or Criminally Stupid? Mother Charged in Childrens' Deaths
03-Feb-2014

Last week, the trial began for Heather Jensen, a Colorado mother w..

Legislator Proposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in Oklahoma
31-Jan-2014

Oklahoma state senator Constance Johnson, D-Forest Park, has filed..

Inmates Transferred from Oklahoma Corrections Facility after "Fight Club" Surfaces
27-Jan-2014

A private correctional facility faces closure after the Oklahoma D..

Facebook Criminals: Man Caught Less Than an Hour after Posting His Own Wanted Poster
24-Jan-2014

Facebook: It's a way to connect with peers. It's a way to reconnec..

Stranger than Fiction: Swiss Cheese Pervert Arrested
20-Jan-2014

Earlier this month, we wrote about the strange stuff people steal ..

Oklahoma Women's Prison Ranks High in Prison Rape
17-Jan-2014

While the Oklahoma legislature does not seem to think there is a p..

When Will My DUI Fall off My Record?
15-Jan-2014

If you have a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record, you ..

Teen in Steubenville Rape Case Released from Custody
13-Jan-2014

Last week, one of two teens adjudicated delinquent for the sexual ..

Stranger Than Fiction: Stolen Brain Samples and other Weird Thefts
10-Jan-2014

In a story that sounds like a modern Frankenstein tale, a 21-year-..

Legal Pot is Not OK in Oklahoma
06-Jan-2014

Earlier this week, Colorado officially lifted its ban on recreatio..

Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Granted Second Appeal
03-Jan-2014

An Oklahoma death row inmate accused of killing a Putnam City Scho..

Some 'Knockout' Attacks Charged as Hate Crimes
30-Dec-2013

According to national news media outlets, the "knockout game" or "..

Life Sentence Reduced in 'Bicycle Bob' Murder Case
27-Dec-2013

Last week, Oklahoma County District Judge Jerry Bass reduced the l..

Oklahoma Death Row Inmate Denied Clemency
23-Dec-2013

An Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to be executed at the begin..

Poor Little Rich Kid: The Affluenza Defense
20-Dec-2013

Last week, a Texas teenager who killed four people and permanently..

Misdemeanor Embezzlement Pleas for Bartlesville City Employees
16-Dec-2013

In October, nine employees with the City of Bartlesville water dep..

My Case Was Dismissed--Why Do I Still Have a Record?
15-Dec-2013

A defendant's optimal resolution to a criminal case is generally a..

Man Gets Second Appeal of OKC Murder Conviction
13-Dec-2013

A man convicted twice for the 1985 murder of an Oklahoma City poli..

Bad Santa or Naughty Elf?
09-Dec-2013

Late last month, a mall Santa was accused of pinching the buttocks..

'Butt-Dial' Uncovers Murder Plot
06-Dec-2013

Anyone whose cell phone has accidentally dialed a number without t..

Wanted Sex Offender Caught in Oklahoma
02-Dec-2013

A fugitive on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders (http://www.d..

OKC Woman Charged with Neglect after Daughter Locked Outside
29-Nov-2013

An Oklahoma City woman has been charged with child neglect after h..

Federal Roadblock Asks Drivers for Saliva, Blood
25-Nov-2013

Approximately once each decade, the National Highway Transportatio..

Parents Found Guilty in 'To Train up a Child' Death
22-Nov-2013

Late last month, a couple was found guilty of murder in the child ..

FBI Wanted Poster Yields Quick Results
18-Nov-2013

Last week, the FBI asked for the public's help in identifying John..

Oklahoma Law Allows Prostitution Expungement for Trafficking Victims
16-Nov-2013

A new Oklahoma law pertaining to full expungement of criminal reco..

Moore Tornado 'Victim' Charged with Disaster Benefits Fraud
15-Nov-2013

On May 20, 2013, a violent and deadly EF5 tornado swept through Mo..

Murder Conviction Vacated after 9 Years
11-Nov-2013

Four years after the 2001 murder of a newspaper editor on Hallowee..

New Oklahoma Laws Intended to Reduce Human Trafficking
08-Nov-2013

Typically, the bills passed by the Oklahoma legislature and signed..

Former State Rep. out on Bond Pending Bribery Appeal
04-Nov-2013

Last week, jurors convicted former Oklahoma state Representative R..

Yukon Man Accused of Possessing Nearly 35,000 Child Porn Images
01-Nov-2013

Late last month, Canadian County Sheriff's deputies working with t..

Home Invasion Murder Trial Delayed
28-Oct-2013

The trial of a man accused of murder when his accomplice was kille..

Understanding a Motion to Accelerate a Deferred Sentence
21-Oct-2013

For some defendants in criminal cases, a deferred sentence is a wa..

OKC Man Convicted of Manslaughter, Not Murder, after Mistrial
18-Oct-2013

In March 2012, a jury in Oklahoma County convicted Billy Michael T..

Deferred Sentence Expungement
15-Oct-2013

Jail or prison is not always the best measure of justice, particul..

Toddler Son of Former OU Standout Adrian Peterson Killed in Child Abuse
14-Oct-2013

Only a few months after learning that he is the father of a 2-year..

Human Trafficking Continues to be a Problem
11-Oct-2013

This summer, the FBI and federal (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.co..

Not All is Fair in Love and War, Even Among Consenting Adults
07-Oct-2013

They say that all is fair in love and war, and that what consentin..

Former Principal in Legal Trouble Again
30-Sep-2013

A former Jay Middle School principal recently acquitted of DUI man..

Understanding White Collar Crimes: Fraud
23-Sep-2013

Fraud, at its simple definition, is deception. It is a lie, a misr..

False Rape Claims Undermine True Victims
20-Sep-2013

Two recent stories of false rape (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.co..

Suspect in Newlywed Cliff Death Released Pending Trial
16-Sep-2013

Jordan Linn Graham, the 22-year-old woman accused of pushing her n..

Clearing Your OSBI Record
15-Sep-2013

If you are given a deferred sentence in Oklahoma, you may have you..

OKC Thunder Releases Guard after Felony Domestic Violence Charges
13-Sep-2013

At the end of last month, our blog ran a story about violence in t..

Charges Mulled for Writer Who Told Family to Euthanize Autistic Boy
09-Sep-2013

In an appalling show of hatred and intolerance, a neighbor slipped..

Federal Charges for Women Accused of OKCPS Fraud Scheme
02-Sep-2013

No doubt about it, the state of education in the United States is ..

False Rape Accusations
26-Aug-2013

In June, an Oklahoma judge awarded custody of a 6-year-old girl to..

The Insanity Defense in Oklahoma
19-Aug-2013

Last week, an Oklahoma City District Court judge found a man accus..

Missing Children and Human Trafficking in Oklahoma
16-Aug-2013

A recent local news story revealed that as many as 78 missing chil..

What is the Difference Between Expungement and Pardon?
15-Aug-2013

When you have a criminal conviction, the record of your offense ca..

Suspicious Activity at Meat Processing Facility Leads to Meth Arrests
12-Aug-2013

Harrah police became suspicious of the activity going on behind cl..

Collateral Consequences of Felony Conviction
09-Aug-2013

Oklahoma criminal offenses are divided into two categories: misdem..

Parole Hearing Granted to Inmate Convicted of Murder at 13
05-Aug-2013

When he was only 13 years old, Jesil Wilson was present at the sce..

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Death Row Appeal
29-Jul-2013

An Oklahoma man sentenced to death row in the murder-for-hire deat..

Running Errands Can Lead to Criminal Charges
22-Jul-2013

Everyone knows not to leave a child alone in a car on a hot day. E..

Judge Rejects Affidavit Recanting Rape Testimony
19-Jul-2013

A man convicted of raping his grandson in 2004 has suffered a setb..

4 Reasons You Need an Attorney to Handle Your Expungement
17-Jul-2013

If your criminal record is keeping you from getting a good job, pr..

Diversion Programs Offer Alternative to Prison
15-Jul-2013

When facing criminal conviction, the prospect of spending years in..

Oklahoma City woman arrested after huffing in a parking lot with 1-year-old daughter
12-Jul-2013

Earlier this week, an Oklahoma City woman was arrested on multiple..

Determining Death Penalty Prosecution
08-Jul-2013

Ariel Castro has made a name for himself as the perpetrator of a h..

Report Shows Oklahomans Among the Least Responsible Drinkers
01-Jul-2013

A Buzzfeed (http://www.buzzfeed.com/joshuazelman/how-responsible-i..

Jenks Teen to be Tried as Youthful Offender in Murder Case
24-Jun-2013

A Tulsa County Special Judge has ruled that a teen accused of firs..

Judge Vacates Own Sentence for Sex Offender
21-Jun-2013

For most people, getting a sentence vacated is possible only after..

8-Year-Old Testifies Against Mom in Child Abuse Murder Case
17-Jun-2013

An 8-year-old boy testified against his mother at her murder (http..

Okahoma Expungement FAQs
15-Jun-2013

Expungements allow those arrested, charged, or convicted of certai..

Supreme Court Declines Review of Oklahoma Pseudoephedrine Ruling
14-Jun-2013

Last week, the United States Supreme Court declined to review Okla..

Rape Conviction Appealed after Recanted Testimony
10-Jun-2013

An Oklahoma City man who testified that he was raped by his grandf..

Jail Officer "Never Expected to Get Caught"
03-Jun-2013

In what appears to be a clear case of stating the obvious, a forme..

Oklahoma City Woman Accused of Trying to Run Over "Baby Daddy"
27-May-2013

In a scene that seems made for Cops or Jerry Springer, Oklahoma C..

Woman Accused of Embezzling from YWCA Oklahoma City
20-May-2013

The YWCA Oklahoma City is an organization whose mission is to help..

DUI Record Expungement
17-May-2013

A conviction for driving under the influence creates a criminal re..

Federal Appeals Court Evaluating Oklahoma Cases
13-May-2013

In state criminal cases, the first course of appeal (http://www.ok..

Appeals Court Affirms Life Sentence in Child Abuse Death
06-May-2013

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals last week affirmed the life..

Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect: Criminal Intent or Lack of Resources?
29-Apr-2013

In December 2012, the United States Department of Health and Human..

Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty for Oklahoma Man
22-Apr-2013

The United States Supreme Court rejected without comment the appea..

Naked Pedestrian Spurs Flurry of 911 Calls
15-Apr-2013

Midwest City commuters got an eyeful last week and gave 911 dispat..

Is Your Criminal Record Holding You Back?
12-Apr-2013

You have served your time. Your probation is over, and your case i..

Appeals Court Upholds Death Penalty for Ponca City Man
09-Apr-2013

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the death sentence g..

Plea Agreement Reached in Oklahoma Child Abuse Death
01-Apr-2013

Prosecutors and defense attorneys reached a plea agreement in the ..

Woman Convicted in High Rise Death Plans Appeal
25-Mar-2013

Last week a Tulsa County jury convicted Amber Hilberling, 23, of s..

11 Year Old Accused of Raping Sister in Oklahoma City
18-Mar-2013

An 11-year-old boy and his mother were both arrested in Oklahoma C..

Clearing Your Record after a Deferred Sentence
15-Mar-2013

Many Oklahomans who have been convicted of past offenses are plagu..

Oklahoma Sex Crimes in the News
11-Mar-2013

They say that March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb..

Federal Appeals Court Overturns Oklahoma City Man's Death Sentence
04-Mar-2013

An Oklahoma man was sentenced to life in prison last month after a..

Man Sues Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections for Wrongful Imprisonment
25-Feb-2013

When most people think of post-conviction relief, they think of th..

Oklahoma Toddler Burned in Grandmother's Meth Lab
18-Feb-2013

The typical grandmother bakes cookies for her grandchildren, but a..

Edmond Man Convicted in Child Abuse Death
11-Feb-2013

An Edmond, Oklahoma, man was convicted in Oklahoma County court af..

Oklahoma Man Accused of Locking Toddler in Cage
04-Feb-2013

A preliminary hearing was held last week for a Tulsa man accused o..

Judge Refuses to Lessen Sentence in Officer Beating Case
21-Jan-2013

The brutal beating of Officer Chad Peery outside an Oklahoma City ..

More Than a Pound of Meth Discovered in Oklahoma City Disturbance Call
14-Jan-2013

Police investigating a disturbance call early on New Year's Day di..

Felons Arrested after Buying Gun at Oklahoma Gun Show
07-Jan-2013

Last week, in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary an..

Oklahoma Gun Control - How Much Regulation Would be Enough?
02-Jan-2013

After being on vacation for only a day, I was informed of the shoo..

Infant Dies in Care of Mother Charged with Enabling Child Abuse
17-Dec-2012

A report by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) reveal..

Oklahoma Child Pornography Penalties
11-Dec-2012

An Oklahoma airman was found guilty of child pornography charges a..

Sex Offender Arrested for Child Porn and Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act Violation
04-Dec-2012

A registered Oklahoma sex offender was arrested last week in McCur..

Changes to Expungement Law Effective November 1, 2012
15-Nov-2012

UPDATE - November 1st, 2014: Oklahoma Expungement Laws have c..

Man Arrested in Oklahoma City Internet Sex Crime Sting
01-Nov-2012

Internet sex crimes and sex crimes assisted by electronic technolo..

Oklahoma New 2012 Sex Offender Laws
26-Oct-2012

There will be a few more laws regulating the lives of convicted se..

Sex Crimes Accusations: Witch Hunts v. Cover Ups
15-Oct-2012

Last week, closing a chapter in one of the nation's biggest sex cr..

Oklahoma Child Abuse Cases Rarely Clear-Cut
01-Oct-2012

Child abuse cases are among the most vigorously prosecuted crimes ..

Elderly Oklahoma City Man Sentenced in Ponzi Scheme
15-Sep-2012

An eighty-year-old Oklahoma City man was sentenced last week after..

Criminal Appeals in Oklahoma
01-Sep-2012

Both an Oklahoma legislator and the House of Representatives and i..

Two Die, Three Injured, in NW Oklahoma City Crash
19-Aug-2012

A Colorado man has been arrested on two allegations of second-degr..

Oklahoma Man Accused of Running Over His Wife
12-Aug-2012

A Midwest City, OK man has been charged with first degree murder s..

Right to Speedy Trial Waived in Oklahoma Child Porn Case
08-Aug-2012

The Oklahoma sex crimes defense attorney (http://www.oklahomalegal..

Colorado Gunman Kills 12 During New Batman Movie Premiere
20-Jul-2012

An Aurora, CO movie theater became the scene for a senseless act ..

Oklahoma Strip Club Raid
18-Jul-2012

A recent Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office raid on the Little Darli..

Oklahoma Strikes Down "Personhood" Initiative
10-Jul-2012

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that the "Personhood" initiat..

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