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Weatherford Resident with al Quaeda Ties Attended Chickasha Flight School

A Saudi national living in Weatherford was indicted last week on c..

Actor Awaiting Child Porn Sentencing Found Dead

Former "Glee" actor Mark Salling, who was awaiting sentencing on c..

Oklahoma City Man Arrested for Child Pornography Twice in Two Years

Canadian County Sheriff's Deputies arrested an Oklahoma City man o..

Ex-Pharmacist Appeals Murder Conviction in Federal Court

On May 19, 2009, two masked intruders attempted to rob the Reliabl..

Despite Denied Request, U.S. Justice Department Plans Inspection of Oklahoma County Jail

There is no question that the Oklahoma County Jail has had more th..

Oklahoma County Jail Criticized for Lack of Transparency in Jail Deaths

Last year, the Oklahoma County Jail broke a new record, although i..

ACLU Seeks Justice for Mom Serving 30 Years for "Failure to Protect"

Life wasn't going well for Tolando Hall or her children in 2004. H..

Tulsa Man "Wins" Appeal, but Gets Longer Sentence as a Result

It was a short-lived victory for a Tulsa County man convicted of r..

Yukon High School Teacher Charged After Allegations of Sex with Student

Another Oklahoma teacher has been arrested and charged with a sex ..

Oklahoma District Attorneys Council to Implement Roadside Scanners to Catch Uninsured Motorists

Oklahoma is believed to be the first state in the nation to implem..

Ada Man Uses Porn Mags as Body Armor in Knife Fight

You shouldn't bring a knife to a gunfight, but according to one so..

Oklahoma County Jail Denies Federal Inspection Request

Since 2009, the Oklahoma County Jail has been under federal oversi..

Former Day Care Owner Convicted in Infant's Death

The former owner of a Norman day care facility has been convicted ..

Jury Recommends Death Sentence in Moore Beheading Case

After Alton Nolen beheaded a co-worker and attempted to behead ano..

Midwest City Man Convicted in 1997 Cold Case Murder

Twenty years ago, 8-year-old Kirsten Hatfield disappeared in the m..

Settlement Reached in McClain County Inmates Death

On June 16, 2013, Kory Dane Wilson was arrested at the Newcastle C..

Guilty Verdict Reached in Oklahoma Beheading Case

It is one of Oklahoma's most gruesome and shocking crimes in recen..

Sports Marketing Agent Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

A sports marketing agent from Edmond, Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty..

As Oklahoma County Jail Deaths Continue, Detention Officers Could Face Charges

In May of this year, we examined deaths at the Oklahoma County Jai..

Canadian County Man Accused of Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography

Acting on a tip received by the National Center for Missing and Ex..

Goodwill Employee Accused of Embezzling Deposits

Police say the former assistant manager of a Goodwill store locate..

Stillwater Bail Bonds Agent Arrested for Murder

A Stillwater bail agent who claimed she shot a client in self defe..

Tulsa Massage Parlor Owner Accused of Human Trafficking

A Tulsa massage parlor owner has been arrested on human traffickin..

State Reaches Settlement with Former Death Row Inmate

A former Oklahoma death row inmate whose conviction was later over..

Mother, Grandmother of Recovered Missing Children Arrested

On July 3, David Corsaut texted his ex-wife to make arrangements t..

Couple Sentenced in Child Neglect Death of Infant

A Tulsa mother and her boyfriend were sentenced last week in the c..

No Charges in MWC Home Invasion Shooting

The Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office has announced that ..

Couple Arrested after Reportedly Abusing Child and Making Him Shoplift

A man and woman in Rogers County, Oklahoma, have been arrested on ..

Tulsa Tire Store Employee Accused of Sexually Assaulting Customer

An employee of a Tulsa tire store has been arrested on a sexual ba..

Man Sentenced in Shooting of Valley Brook Police Officer

An Oklahoma City man who shot a Valley Brook police officer on New..

No Restrictions on Oklahoma Sex Offender Moving Next Door to Victim

Oklahoma places a lot of residency restrictions on convicted sex o..

Norman Father Arrested in Daughter's Shooting Death

Just before dawn on June 29, a Norman man called 9-1-1 to report t..

Man's Child Abuse Charge Upgraded to Murder

An Oklahoma City man charged with child abuse after his infant nep..

Garvin County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Neighbor

A man convicted in February of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old ne..

Oklahoma Man Accused of Attempting to Kill Cousin, Then Hiring an Escort

An Oklahoma man who allegedly tried to kill his cousin in an arson..

Supreme Court Ruling Says Trademark Law Barring Offensive Names Infringes on Free Speech

You have likely never heard of Asian American rock band the Slants..

Teen Who Urged Boyfriend to Commit Suicide Convicted of Manslaughter

In July 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy III attempted to take his own..

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Warrantless Cell Phone Location Search Violates Fourth Amendment

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that cou..

Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Stabbing Death of Roommate

A 72-year-old man is ordered to spend four years in prison after s..

Trial Delayed for Second Brother in Broken Arrow Quintuple Murder

Shortly before midnight on July 22, 2015, police in Broken Arrow r..

Criminal Appeals Court Upholds Death Sentence for Triple-Murderer

For the second time, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has af..

Poorly written bill leaves lawsuit loophole; Governor signs anyway

When drafting legislation, it is imperative that language is clear..

Not Guilty Verdict in Tulsa Police Shooting; Officer's Job Status under Evaluation

After nine hours of deliberation, a jury returned a verdict o..

Man Exonerated in Rape Case Awarded Compensation

An Oklahoma man who was exonerated of rape after spending 13 years..

Trial Begins in Tulsa Police Shooting Case

Jury selection begins today in the manslaughter case of Tulsa poli..

Oklahoma Death Penalty Remains on Hiatus

It has been almost exactly three years since the botched execution..

Oklahoma County Jail Deaths Continue at Record-Breaking Pace

Last year, the Oklahoma County Jail had a record breaking number o..

Finding Solutions for Mental Illness in Criminal Justice

When it comes to mental health care treatment in the United States..

Catholic Charities Employee Charged with Embezzlement

A Norman (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.com/norman-oklahoma-crimin..

14 Oklahoma Drug Offenders Have Sentences Commuted

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has commuted the sentences of 14 inm..

OKC Man Pleads Guilty to Rape of Child and Murder of Newborn Son

An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to life plus 20 years in p..

Legislators Pull Felony Drug Possession Bill

When Oklahoma voters filled their ballots in November, they approv..

Former OU Football Player, Cheerleader Arrested for Prostitution

A former University of Oklahoma football player was arrested for a..

Jailer Arrested for Alleged Sexual Contact with Inmates

A Custer County jail employee has been arrested after being accuse..

House Vote Could Allow Internet Providers to Sell Browsing Habits

In a blow to online privacy, the U.S. House of Representatives vot..

Almost Half of Sheriff's Dept. Inventory Unaccounted For

After longtime Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel stepped down, ..

Senate Passes 8 Criminal Justice Reform Bills

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

Tulsa Man Sentenced in Accidental Stabbing of Toddler

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

Oklahoma Bill Would Prevent DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol

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

Oklahoma Legislators Propose Abortion Bans

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

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

School Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Oklahoma Town

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

Oklahoma Law Enforcement Fights Against Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

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

Church Employee under Investigation for Sexual Abuse

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

Governor's Task Force: 27 Recommendations for Reducing Prison Overcrowding

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

After Token Nod to "Smart on Crime Legislation," OK Attempts to Tighten the Reins

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

Trial Underway for Man Accused of Killing Wife to be with Stripper

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

Ada Teen Arrested on Kidnapping, Assault, Arson, and Burglary Charges

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

Convicted Norman North Rapist Sentenced for Probation Violation

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

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 ..

How police convince you to give up your right to silence

"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

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

Oklahoma to Require Anti-Abortion Signage in Certain Restrooms

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

Policy Institute: Oklahoma "Overcriminalizes" Behavior

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..

Bristow Teacher Resigns Before Second Degree Rape Arrest

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..

Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force Considers "85 Percent Crime" Modification

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..

Second Person Found Guilty in Piedmont Teen's Murder

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

What is the difference between a deferred sentence and a suspended sentence?

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 ..

Oklahoma Voters Pass Criminal Justice Reform Measures

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

Oklahoma GOP, County Commissioners Want Whetsel's Suspension

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

Oklahoma's First "Blue Alert" Manhunt Ends in Fugitive's Death

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

Man Convicted in Murder of Pregnant Craigslist Prostitute

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..

Oklahoma Voters to See Death Penalty Question on State Ballot

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

Local Oklahoma Police Dept. to Turn Over All Police Shootings to OSBI

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..

Child Abuse Charge Upgraded to Murder after Infant Dies

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

Oklahoma City JROTC instructor accused of sexual battery against a student

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

Sex abuse suspect dies in 5th Okla. County Jail suicide this year

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..

Adult Charges for Vinita Teen who Admitted to Killing Stepmother

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

Student Sentenced to 6 Months for Rape Released after 3

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

Oklahomans Not Likely to See Medical Marijuana on November Ballot

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

Oklahoma Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Peaceful Protester

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, ..

Poll: More than Half of Oklahomans Favor Life Sentences over Death Penalty

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

Tulsa Dentist Accused of Murdering Toddler had "Double Life"

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

Former Tulsa County Deputy Arrested on Child Rape Complaint

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

Oklahoma Day Care Operator Arrested after Infant Dies

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

OKC Police Chief Changes Course, Allows Rifles for Officers

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

Supreme Court Ruling Requires Consent or a Warrant for DUI Blood Tests

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

OSU Baseball Recruit Charged with Sexually Assaulting Children

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

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen in OKC Apartment Pool

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'..

Norman Sex Offender Sues HOA over Residency Restrictions

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..

Edmond Man Accused of Child Pornography, "Sextortion"

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

Oklahoma Supreme Court Invalidates Alcohol Reform Petition

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

Oklahoman Among 42 Drug Offenders Granted Clemency by Obama

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

Oklahoma Passes Bill to Close 'Loophole' in Forcible Sodomy Law

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

Norman Councilman to Face Trial in Drug Paraphernalia Case

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

Woman Sentenced to 21 Years on Charges Related to Teen's Drinking Death

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 ..

Oklahoma Innocence Project Celebrates First Exonerations

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

Study Shows Marijuana DUI Laws Not Based in Science

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

Oklahomans Face Murder Charges in Fatal DUI Accidents

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..

OKC Police Sergeant Disciplined for False Statements in Drug Case

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

Four New "Smart on Crime" Justice Reform Bills Signed in Oklahoma

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

Cleveland to Pay $6 Million to Settle Tamir Rice Lawsuit

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

Oklahomans One Step Closer to Vote for Alcohol Sales in Supermarkets

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

Investigator Misconduct Leads to Dismissal of Murder Charge

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

Can I get an assault charge cleared from my record?

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

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

Teacher Responds to Sex Abuse Lawsuit: 'His Grades Improved'

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..

Muskogee County Jail Employee Charged with Inmate Rape

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

Federal Judge Prevents Nebraska from Adding Juvenile to Sex Offender Registry

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

Lost Toddler Case Leads Logan County Deputies to $100,000 Marijuana Grow

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

Edmond Man Convicted in Kenyan Sex Crime Case Files Appeal

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

Former Deputy Charged with Stealing from Pushmataha County Jail Inmates

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

OKC Convenience Store Owner Sentenced for Food Stamp Fraud

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..

Former OK Senator Cites Gambling as Root of Embezzlement

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 ..

Oklahoma Employee of Oil Field Company Sentenced for Embezzlement

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

OKC Man Charged after Allegedly Pointing a Gun at Children

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

Amended Charges Filed in OSU Homecoming Parade Crash Case

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

Guthrie High School Child Porn Investigation Illustrates Sexting Dangers

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

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

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 ..

Can I Clear an "85 Percent Crime" from My Record?

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 (..

Prosecutors Call Allegations of Past Sexual Assaults "Motive" in MWC Cold Case

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

OKC Police Participate in Offender Watch Sex Offender Lookup

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..

"Communication Failure" Set Eufaula Bank Robber Free

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..

Tulsa Man Gets Life Sentence in Second Sex Abuse Conviction

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..

Tulsa Couple Arrested on Child Porn, Sex Abuse Complaints

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..

Tulsa Mother Arrested after Boyfriend Allegedly Abuses Child

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..

Oklahoma Drug Offenders Receive Presidential Commutation

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

Man Sentenced in OHP Trooper's Distracted Driving Death

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..

Increased Police Presence at Oklahoma School on Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting

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..

Brother of Nicki Minaj Arrested on Child Rape Complaint

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..

Federal Judge Refuses to Disqualify Self from Missionary's Rape Case

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, former face of Subway, sentenced for sex crimes

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"

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 ..

Private Citizens Finding Solutions to Rape Kit Backlog Problem

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

Defense Expert Says OSU Homecoming Crash Driver is Mentally Incompetent

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..

Lamar Odom Overdose: Will He Face Criminal Charges?

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

Edmond Man Sentenced after Pleading Guilty to 72 Sex Crime Counts

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

While sex offender laws and sex offender registration requirements..

Clinton Email Scandal: Thoughtless Mistake or Criminal Act?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been under f..

Trial Underway for Tulsa Deputy Accused of Sexual Assault

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..

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

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..

NFL Files for Expedited Appeal in Deflategate Lawsuit

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

Presumed Guilty by a Jury of Fans: Athlete Sexual Assault Allegations

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..

Google+ Account Leads to Norman Coach's Child Porn Arrest

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

Elderly Pastor Accused of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl

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

Robbery Charge Turns to Murder Charge When Victim Has Stroke

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 ..

Four Inmates Dead after Fight at Oklahoma Correctional Facility

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

Juvenile Detention Center Employee Accused of Raping Teen

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

Guthrie High School Staffer Accused of Sexual Relationship with Student

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

Appeals Court Rejects Weleetka Killer's Withdrawal of Guilty Plea

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..

Bond Withdrawn for Former OKC Police Officer Charged with Rape

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

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..

OKC Man Accused of Sex Tourism Denied Bond Change Request

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..

Oklahoma Youth Minister Arrested for Soliciting Minors

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..

Woman Claims She Was Forced into Prostitution; One Arrested for Human Trafficking

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

Oklahoma City Man Accused of Lewd Acts with Two Teens

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

Convicted Sex Offender Accused of Fondling Child at Library

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 ..

Jurors Find Child Rape Defendant Competent to Stand Trial

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

Execution Dates Set for Inmates Who Lost Lethal Injection Lawsuit

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..

If There is No Actual Minor, How Can I Be Charged?

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

Mother Arrested for Child Endangerment after Child Found Wandering Alone

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

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison for Child Rape

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..

Yukon Man Charged with Child Porn, Online Solicitation of a Minor

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

Oklahoma Expungement: Which Type is Right for You?

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..

Trial Begins for Edmond Missionary Accused of Raping Children in a Kenyan Orphanage

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

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

Mom Arrested for Using a Bible to Smuggle Drugs to Son in Jail

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

Utility Worker Burglary Scam Revived in Oklahoma City

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

Ex-Coach Pleads Guilty in Second Degree Rape Case

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

More Details Revealed in Allegations against Former Band Teacher

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..

Online Shaming: One More Reason You Need an Expungement

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

Appeal Rejected for Man Convicted of Killing His Own Grandmother

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

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

Oklahoma Man Convicted in California Revenge Porn Case

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 ..

Edmond Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Wrong-Way Accident

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

FBI Arrests Lindsay Man on Federal Child Porn Charges

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

Death Penalty Appeal Denied in Child Abuse Murder Case

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

Convicted Sex Offender with Outstanding Warrants Flees Traffic Stop

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

Jury Recommends Life Without Parole for Teen Convicted in Duncan Shooting

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..

Nonviolent Drug Offenders Could Find Relief under Proposed Expungement Amendment

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..

Texting While Driving Bill Passes Oklahoma Senate

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

Edmond Police Discover "Grow House" with 300 Marijuana Plants

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

Woman Charged with Manslaughter in Domestic Shooting

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

Grady County Man Accused of Holding Teens Captive

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

OKC Mom Accused of Leaving Children Alone while Clubbing

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..

Mental Health Facility Operator Sentenced in Fraud Case

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..

Oklahoma County Warrant Team Arrests Man Accused of Sex Abuse

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..

Woefully Understaffed Dept. of Corrections Faces Additional Cuts

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..

Former Educators Charged for Sexually Explicit Texts about Students

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

Four High School Students Accused of Statutory Rape

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

"Justice Safety Valve Act" Bill to Ease Mandatory Minimums

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

Proposed Changes to Oklahoma Expungement Laws in 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

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

OKC Man with Child Abuse Conviction Arrested in Infant Death

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

Lack of Evidence Leads to Acquittal in Murder Case

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..

Missionary Accused of Sex Crimes Faces More Charges

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..

Can a Felony Expungement Restore My Gun Rights in Oklahoma?

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..

Too Little Too Late: Man Arrested After Attempting to Pay for Shoplifted Liquor

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..

Witch Grandma Arrested on Additional Child Abuse Complaints

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

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..

OKC Man Arrested for Facebook Threat against Police

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

Mom Charged with Child Neglect after Family Found Living in Tents

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 Seeks Pardon--Not Expungement--of Assault Conviction

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

OSU Running Back Dismissed Amid Domestic Violence Allegations

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..

Lawton Woman Sentenced for Exploitation of Elderly Father

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

Police Make Arrest in Norman OK High School Rape Case

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

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Facebook Threat Case

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

Former Putnam City Band Teacher Sentenced in Child Porn Case

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

Current Cases Show Apparent Failings of Oklahoma DHS

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

Lawton Man Accused of Stealing Nearly $1,200 Worth of Porn

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 Juvenile Records are Sealed, Why Do I Need an Expungement?

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

Passed Out OKC Mom Arrested for Child Endangerment, APC

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

Ardmore Girl Reunited with Family after Kidnapping

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

Court Rules Police Can Force Suspect to Unlock Phone with Touch ID

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

Tulsa Man Sentenced for Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography

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..

Critics Question Legality of "No Refusal" Checkpoints

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..

FBI Says New Encryption Standards Protect Sex Offenders

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

Changes to Oklahoma Expungement Law Will Soon Take Effect

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..

Psychiatric Unit Refuses Patient Over Safety Concerns

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

Could the Oklahoma Beheading Have Been Prevented?

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

Ex-Police Chief Accused of Violating Bond Conditions

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

Mid-Del Color Guard Coach Arrested for Statutory Rape

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

Tulsa Student Charged with Murder in Shaken Baby Case

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..

Cee Lo Green: It's Not Rape if You Don't Remember

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

Appeals Court Rejects Appeal in Tulsa High Rise Death

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..

Suspect Posthumously Identified in McClain County Murder

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..

Oklahoma Governor Supports Trial Use of Cannaboid Oil

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..

Ankle Monitoring Ordered after Defendant Files for Passport Card

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..

Defense Lawyers Say Missionary's Rape Confession Coerced

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

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

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

Child Rape Investigation Leads to Suspect in Separate Case

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

Edmond Sex Offender Cites 'Starkey' in Failure to Register Arrest

Edmond police responding to a public intoxication call discovered ..

Edmond Man Accused of Raping Kenyan Children on Mission Trip

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

Tulsa Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Child Porn Case

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

Changes to Oklahoma Expungement Law Coming this Fall

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..

Tulsa Man Gets Four Life Sentences in Attack on Elderly Couple

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

Weleetka Suspect Waives Jury Trial, Escapes Death Penalty

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..

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

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..

Duncan Murder Charge Dismissed in Exchange for Testimony

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

Gore Man Charged with Child Rape, Lewd Molestation of Two Girls

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

Convicted Felon Arrested for Rape, Murder in the Village

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..

Teen Who Shot into Crowd Near Thunder Alley Sentenced

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

Woman Arrested for Child Abuse at Battered Women's Shelter

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..

Ex-High School Coach Sentenced for Second Degree Rape Conviction

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

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

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

State Objects to Release of Mother Who Killed Toddler

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

Oklahoma Woman Sentenced in Federal Child Porn Case

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

Suspect Arrested after Woman Finds Burglar Raping Her Daughter

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

Beer Run Fugitives Could Face Serious Prison Time

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..

Family Arrested after Stealing Drugs from Police Station

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

Tulsa Girl Reunited with Family after Stranger Abduction

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

Oklahoma Botched Execution: Eighth Amendment Violation Comes Unexpectedly

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..

Surprising Arrest Earns Defendant the Nickname "Ganja Granny"

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

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

Suspect in Murder of Velma Teen Found Competent to Stand Trial

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

Oklahoma House Approves Bill Strengthening Sex Offender Restrictions

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..

Homeland Security Investigation Leads to Child Porn Arrest for OKC Man

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

It's Not that Serious: Discount Dispute Leads to Arrest

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

Mom of 2008 "Adoptive Family of the Year" Charged with Abuse, Neglect

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

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

Oklahoma City Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients

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

OKC Search Warrant Leads to Drug Possession, Child Endangerment Arrests

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 (http://www.oklahomaleg..

Two DHS Workers Criminally Charged in Child Neglect Case

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

Life for Shoplifting: Supreme Court Rejects Appeal

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..

Edmond Doctor in Sexual Battery Case Surrenders License

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

Sex Offender Arrested for Indecent Exposure in OKC

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

Understanding Federal Probation

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

Kellyville Abduction Hoax and Oklahoma False Crime Report Laws

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

Convicted Sex Offender Cuts GPS and Runs . . . Again

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..

Junior High Basketball Coach Accused of Sexual Assault

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

Woman Charged after 3rd Newborn Tests Positive for Meth

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 . . . ..

Sunday School Teacher Charged with Downloading Child Porn

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

Legal Pot Has Little Effect on Marijuana Traffic in Oklahoma

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

OKC Man Arrested after Showing Child Porn to Friend

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

Criminally Negligent or Criminally Stupid? Mother Charged in Childrens' Deaths

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

Legislator Proposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in Oklahoma

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

Inmates Transferred from Oklahoma Corrections Facility after "Fight Club" Surfaces

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

Facebook Criminals: Man Caught Less Than an Hour after Posting His Own Wanted Poster

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

Stranger than Fiction: Swiss Cheese Pervert Arrested

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

Oklahoma Women's Prison Ranks High in Prison Rape

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 ..

Teen in Steubenville Rape Case Released from Custody

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

Stranger Than Fiction: Stolen Brain Samples and other Weird Thefts

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 "..

Life Sentence Reduced in 'Bicycle Bob' Murder Case

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..

Misdemeanor Embezzlement Pleas for Bartlesville City Employees

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

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

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..

OKC Woman Charged with Neglect after Daughter Locked Outside

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..

Parents Found Guilty in 'To Train up a Child' Death

Parents Found Guilty in 'To Train up a Child' Death Late last mon..

FBI Wanted Poster Yields Quick Results

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

Oklahoma Law Allows Prostitution Expungement for Trafficking Victims

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

Moore Tornado 'Victim' Charged with Disaster Benefits Fraud

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..

New Oklahoma Laws Intended to Reduce Human Trafficking

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

Former State Rep. out on Bond Pending Bribery Appeal

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

Yukon Man Accused of Possessing Nearly 35,000 Child Porn Images

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..

Understanding a Motion to Accelerate a Deferred Sentence

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

OKC Man Convicted of Manslaughter, Not Murder, after Mistrial

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..

Toddler Son of Former OU Standout Adrian Peterson Killed in Child Abuse

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..

Not All is Fair in Love and War, Even Among Consenting Adults

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..

Suspect in Newlywed Cliff Death Released Pending Trial

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..

OKC Thunder Releases Guard after Felony Domestic Violence Charges

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

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

Federal Charges for Women Accused of OKCPS Fraud Scheme

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..

Missing Children and Human Trafficking in Oklahoma

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

What is the Difference Between Expungement and Pardon?

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

Suspicious Activity at Meat Processing Facility Leads to Meth Arrests

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..

Parole Hearing Granted to Inmate Convicted of Murder at 13

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..

4 Reasons You Need an Attorney to Handle Your Expungement

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..

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

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..

Report Shows Oklahomans Among the Least Responsible Drinkers

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

Jenks Teen to be Tried as Youthful Offender in Murder Case

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..

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

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..

Supreme Court Declines Review of Oklahoma Pseudoephedrine Ruling

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

Rape Conviction Appealed after Recanted Testimony

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..

Oklahoma City Woman Accused of Trying to Run Over "Baby Daddy"

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

Woman Accused of Embezzling from YWCA Oklahoma City

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..

Appeals Court Affirms Life Sentence in Child Abuse Death

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

Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect: Criminal Intent or Lack of Resources?

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

Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty for Oklahoma Man

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..

Appeals Court Upholds Death Penalty for Ponca City Man

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

Plea Agreement Reached in Oklahoma Child Abuse Death

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..

11 Year Old Accused of Raping Sister in Oklahoma City

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..

Federal Appeals Court Overturns Oklahoma City Man's Death Sentence

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

Man Sues Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections for Wrongful Imprisonment

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

Oklahoma Toddler Burned in Grandmother's Meth Lab

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..

Judge Refuses to Lessen Sentence in Officer Beating Case

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

More Than a Pound of Meth Discovered in Oklahoma City Disturbance Call

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

Felons Arrested after Buying Gun at Oklahoma Gun Show

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

Oklahoma Gun Control - How Much Regulation Would be Enough?

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

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..

Sex Offender Arrested for Child Porn and Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act Violation

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

Changes to Expungement Law Effective November 1, 2012

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

Man Arrested in Oklahoma City Internet Sex Crime Sting

Internet sex crimes (http://www.oklahomalegalgroup.com/internet-se..

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 ..

Elderly Oklahoma City Man Sentenced in Ponzi Scheme

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..

Two Die, Three Injured, in NW Oklahoma City Crash

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..

Right to Speedy Trial Waived in Oklahoma Child Porn Case

The Oklahoma sex crimes defense attorney (http://www.oklahomalegal..

Colorado Gunman Kills 12 During New Batman Movie Premiere

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..