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Manufacturing CDS Charge Dismissed
Adam Banner - Saturday, October 01, 2016

Last week we were able to get a client's charge of Manufacturing a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) dismissed. Read More

The Law Deans: Gary S. Gildin, Penn State Dickinson Law
Adam Banner - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

In reaching out to law schools across the country to gain insight from law deans and law school administrators, we were able to speak with Gary S. Gildin, law professor and interim dean of the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University. Read More

New Law to Reduce Drug Possession Penalties
Adam Banner - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Several new criminal justice reform bills will take effect on November 1, 2016, in an attempt to alleviate the "tough on crime" approach that has saddled Oklahoma with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. These new laws will offer "smart on crime" legislation that rescind unnecessarily harsh penalties and offer greater chances for rehabilitation. Read More

"Pot Breathalyzer" Set to Hit the Streets
Adam Banner - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

As I discussed in a previous Huffington Post article, I do not think it is a good idea to begin using a "pot breathalyzer" or any other portable breath test in zero-tolerance states such as Oklahoma. There is simply too much room for abuse. However, different standards and approaches may be appropriate is states which have legalized the consumption of marijuana in one form or another. Read More

The Law Deans: Rachel M. Janutis, Capital University Law School
Adam Banner - Sunday, August 28, 2016

Capital University Law School is located in Columbus, Ohio, just blocks from the Ohio Statehouse and Capitol Square. It's proximity to the heart of the state's legal and governmental activity provide law students with experiential learning and networking opportunities to help them realize their full potential as scholars and as lawyers. Capital Law prides itself on helping students develop practical skills: students participate in more than 150 externships, on-site legal clinics, and other programs and opportunities in the legal community. Read More

Ryan Lochte, International Crime, and the Olympics
Adam Banner - Monday, August 22, 2016

As the Rio Olympics come to a conclusion, the United States has once again demonstrated that it is one of the world's top athletic powerhouses on the international stage. Less flattering however, is the conduct of some of the athletes who helped position the United States of America at the top of the medal race.  Read More

The Law Deans: Melanie D. Wilson, University of Tennessee College of Law
Adam Banner - Sunday, July 31, 2016

Since its opening in 1890, the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville has been equipping graduate students to become professional, ethical lawyers in a variety of fields. The UT College of Law is highly ranked by a number of highly regarded legal journals and ratings providers. Its awards from these journals include being ranked 9th among public law school legal clinical programs and 10th among public law school legal writing programs (U.S. News, 2017); being ranked among the "Best U.S. Law Schools" (Princeton Review, 2016); and being ranked among "The Top 50 'Go-To' Law Schools" (National Law Journal, 2014). Read More

New Expungement Law to Offer Faster Relief
Adam Banner - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A new Oklahoma law that reduces the waiting period before getting an expungement will take effect November 1, 2016. The new expungement law means, among other things, that those who have been convicted or received a deferred sentence for certain misdemeanors and non-violent felonies will be able to have their records sealed much more quickly than they would under the existing law. Read More

The Law Deans: Michael V. Hernandez, Regent University School of Law
Adam Banner - Thursday, July 14, 2016

Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was established in 1986, and in just 30 short years, has grown to be recognized as having a faculty ranked among the top 10 American law school faculties. Regent Law is unique in providing a legal education with a Christian perspective, and its Honors Program boasts a 92.3 percent first-time bar passage rate. Its moot court program ranks 5th in the nation, and in 2015, Regent Law ranked in the top 25 percent of all law schools for graduates obtaining judicial clerkships. Read More

Judge Orders New Trial for 'Serial' Subject, but Will Adnan Syed Actually Stand Trial Again?
Adam Banner - Friday, July 08, 2016

The first season of the podcast Serial focused on Adnan Syed, a man convicted of the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, high school senior Hae Min Lee. Syed maintained his innocence throughout the trial, but was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison. His conviction was based largely on two key pieces of evidence: the testimony of Jay Wilds, a friend of Syed who says he helped the man bury Lee's body, and cell phone records placing him near the burial site at the time Wilds said he helped bury Lee. Read More

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