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U.S. Supreme Court to Review Lethal Injection Protocol
Adam Banner - Monday, January 26, 2015

The decision came too late to save Charles Warner. On January 15, Warner was executed by lethal injection on Oklahoma's death row after the United States Supreme Court refused to grant a stay of execution. The Supreme Court said that it would not review whether or not the use of a particular drug used in a lethal injection protocol for the execution of inmates was a violation of the Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. Read More

New Year's Eve and DUI: What You Need to Know
Adam Banner - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

On almost every major holiday, or in the days surrounding it, there seems to be an increase in the number of impaired drivers on Oklahoma roads. Law enforcement agencies know that many people celebrate these holidays at parties and get-togethers where alcohol is consumed--often in large quantities. Because of this, local police, county sheriff's offices, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol take measures to get impaired drivers off the streets. They publicly announce that they will be increasing patrols--known as saturation patrols--looking for impaired drivers, and they announce that there will be sobriety checkpoints around the city, although they do not typically divulge where these DUI roadblocks will be located. Read More

Oklahoma Restitution Hearings
Adam Banner - Friday, December 19, 2014

As I am working on a few client's cases, I've come to the realization that, much like a large portion of criminal defense practice, your average first-time offender (and even some folks who have been through the system before) has no idea what a restitution hearing, let alone the term "restitution" itself, actually means and encompasses.  Read More

Campus Crime in Oklahoma
Adam Banner - Sunday, November 30, 2014

Last week, campus police with the University of Central Oklahoma Police Department investigated the report of an armed robbery on campus. The alleged victim says that he was sitting in his vehicle when a man armed with a small-caliber revolver approached him and demanded money before jumping into another vehicle and driving away. Read More

Does the Crime Rate Fall with the Temperature?
Adam Banner - Friday, November 14, 2014

Plenty of theories have been tossed around to try and explain the trend showing a sharp decline in crime over the past two decades. It seems as though everyone, from social scientists all the way to random bloggers, have offered various theories to explain the reduction in crime.  Read More

5 Things You Need to Know about Oklahoma DUI Laws
Adam Banner - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

With the holiday season quickly approaching (hell, its basically already here), right now seems as good of time as any for a quick review of Oklahoma DUI laws.  Read More

Criminal Defense Attoneys: "How Many Cases Have You Won?"
Adam Banner - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If you are a criminal defense attorney in Oklahoma (or a practicing lawyer anywhere else for that matter), you have almost certainly been asked on at least one occasion what your "win-loss" record is. My answer? It depends on what you consider a "win"... Read More

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


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