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The Sex Offender in the Squad Car
Adam Banner - Monday, September 29, 2014

It seems like Oklahoma women have a lot more to fear than a traffic ticket when they see flashing lights in the rearview mirror. In just over a month, three law enforcement officers have been arrested and charged with on-duty rapes and sexual assaults. The suspects in these cases are all from separate branches of law enforcement, and are in different locations around the state: an Oklahoma City Police officer, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper patrolling in Creek County, and a Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy.  Read More

"He Hurt Me." Is It Hearsay or Testimony When a Student Tells a Teacher About Child Abuse?
Adam Banner - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A case pending before the United States Supreme Court could have a significant impact on defendants in child abuse cases. Read More

Not Guilty: Child Abuse by Injury
Adam Banner - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We went to trial in Pottawatomie County this week in defense of a client charged with child abuse by injury in violation of 21 O.S. 843.5. Yesterday, the jury returned a verdict of "Not Guilty," acquitting our client of the charge. Read More

10th Circuit Court Finds that Anonymous Witnesses Do Not Violate Confrontation Clause
Adam Banner - Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees a number of rights of utmost importance to defendants in criminal cases: Read More

Gmail and Privacy: Child Porn Evidence Sent to Police
Adam Banner - Friday, August 08, 2014

We know that certain professionals are required by law to report evidence of child abuse or child sexual exploitation. Teachers and doctors must report suspected abuse or sexual assault. Photo developers must report child pornography. And technology companies including Google must report evidence of sexual exploitation as well. Read More

Vehicular Heatstroke Deaths and the Case of Justin Harris
Adam Banner - Friday, August 01, 2014

Every summer, dozens of tragic tales of young children dying in hot cars frighten and horrify people across the nation. According to KidsandCars.org, a non-profit child safety and public awareness group, an average of 38 children die of heat stroke, or hyperthermia, each year when they are left or trapped in hot cars. Last year, there were 44 such deaths. This year 16 children have already died of heat stroke in a vehicle superheated by the summer sun. Read More

Oklahoma Athletes Under Suspicion
Adam Banner - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Often, it seems like sports and crime go hand in hand--especially football and violent crime. The statistics do not support this theory, with the NFL having an arrest rate below that of the general population, and with the NBA being the only major professional sports league to have a higher arrest rate than the general public. Still, headlines love athletes, and when a professional athlete or even a college athlete from a big-name university is accused of wrongdoing, it quickly becomes trending news. Read More

First Degree Burglary Charges Dismissed
Adam Banner - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

We were able to secure another dismissal for a satisfied client charged with first degree burglary in Canadian County. Read More

Report Shows Oklahomans Have the Nation's Highest BAC
Adam Banner - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A recent report by a BACtrack, a breathalyzer company, shows that Oklahomans have the third highest average blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in the nation. Read More

United States Supports Gun Control in Straw Purchase Case
Adam Banner - Saturday, June 21, 2014

It stands to reason that it would be a violation of federal gun laws for a person who could legally purchase firearms to buy guns for those who are legally prohibited from gun possession or ownership. However, a recent United States Supreme Court ruling holds that it is illegal for a person who is licensed to possess firearms to purchase guns for another person who is also licensed to possess firearms. Read More


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