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New Oklahoma Laws Intended to Ease Human Trafficking

10-Jan-2019

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

Supreme Court Decision Could Impact the Shape of Oklahoma

09-Dec-2018

In 1901, in advance of Oklahoma statehood, Congress announced that..

Despite Medical Marijuana License, Oklahoma Woman Charged with Drug Possession

22-Oct-2018

An Adair County mother has been charged with illegal possession of..

Putnam City West Teens Accused in Locker Room Assault

07-Oct-2018

Recent cases have revealed that locker room antics once perceived ..

Former State Senator Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Sex Trafficking

22-Sep-2018

A federal judge sentenced former Oklahoma senator Ralph Shortey to..

Oklahoma Cities Adjust Ordinances after Medical Marijuana Legalization

30-Aug-2018

After the passing of State Question 788, the law allowing medical ..

Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections Denies Death Penalty Protocol "Deadline"

13-Aug-2018

Oklahoma, the state that invented lethal injection, continues to b..

Lincoln County Abuse Case Has Some Calling for Home School Reform

28-Jul-2018

The case of a 15-year-old boy rescued from a family farm near Meek..

Oklahoma Health Department Seeks Legal Advice after Amending Medical Marijuana Rules

17-Jul-2018

When Oklahomans passed State Question 788 last month, they left th..

New Oklahoma Liquor Laws to Take Effect in October

14-Jun-2018

It's summertime in Oklahoma. The temperatures are soaring and peop..

Oklahoma Man Convicted of Cyberstalking in Federal Court

02-May-2018

A 46-year old Crescent man was convicted in federal court last wee..

Oklahoma Legislators Continue to Eye Criminal Justice Reform

22-Apr-2018

With Oklahoma prisons overcrowded, and with the state at the top o..

Top 10 Reasons to Expunge Your Criminal Record

13-Apr-2018

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

Oklahoma Soon to Lead the Nation in Incarceration Rate

02-Apr-2018

As Oklahoma teachers descend upon the state Capitol this week to p..

Domestic Call Ends in Multiple Charges for Man Accused in Standoff

19-Mar-2018

Nicoma Park police and Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies respondi..

Law Enforcement as First Responders in Mental Health Crisis

26-Feb-2018

On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza murdered his mother b..

Weatherford Resident with al Quaeda Ties Attended Chickasha Flight School

12-Feb-2018

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

Oklahoma City Man Arrested for Child Pornography Twice in Two Years

18-Jan-2018

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

Ex-Pharmacist Appeals Murder Conviction in Federal Court

01-Jan-2018

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

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

12-Dec-2017

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

07-Dec-2017

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

28-Nov-2017

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

Midwest City Man Convicted in 1997 Cold Case Murder

13-Oct-2017

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

Sports Marketing Agent Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

22-Sep-2017

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

Canadian County Man Accused of Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography

01-Sep-2017

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

Stillwater Bail Bonds Agent Arrested for Murder

14-Aug-2017

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

Tulsa Massage Parlor Owner Accused of Human Trafficking

11-Aug-2017

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

State Reaches Settlement with Former Death Row Inmate

07-Aug-2017

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

No Restrictions on Oklahoma Sex Offender Moving Next Door to Victim

10-Jul-2017

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

Norman Father Arrested in Daughter's Shooting Death

07-Jul-2017

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

Garvin County Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Neighbor

30-Jun-2017

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

Criminal Appeals Court Upholds Death Sentence for Triple-Murderer

26-May-2017

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

Poorly written bill leaves lawsuit loophole; Governor signs anyway

22-May-2017

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

Man Exonerated in Rape Case Awarded Compensation

15-May-2017

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

Norman Oklahoma Catholic Charities Employee Charged with Embezzlement

24-Apr-2017

A Norman (/norman-oklahoma-criminal-defense-attorney) woman has be..

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..

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..

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 ..

ICAC Investigation Leads to Arrest of Edmond Man

16-Jan-2017

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

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 ..

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..

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..

Do I really have the right to remain silent?

25-Nov-2016

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

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..

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 Oklahoma Murder Suspect

24-Oct-2016

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

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, OK Teen who Admitted to Killing Stepmother

05-Sep-2016

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

Oklahoma Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Peaceful Protester

22-Aug-2016

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals overturned two convictions ..

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..

Norman Sex Offender Sues HOA over Residency Restrictions

27-Jun-2016

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

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 ..

Oklahomans Face Murder Charges in Fatal DUI Accidents

09-May-2016

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

OKC Police Sergeant Disciplined for False Statements in Drug Case

02-May-2016

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

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..

Muskogee County Jail Employee Charged with Inmate Rape

04-Apr-2016

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

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..

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 ..

Guthrie High School Child Porn Investigation Illustrates Sexting Dangers

26-Feb-2016

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

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..

OKC Police Participate in Offender Watch Sex Offender Lookup

08-Feb-2016

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

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..

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..

Can I Get Sex Offender Registration Expunged?

15-Dec-2015

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

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..

Oklahoma Expungement Myths

15-Nov-2015

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

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..

Oklahoma Man Re-Sentenced After Sex with Teen Who Lied About Age

23-Oct-2015

While sex offender laws and sex offender registration requirements..

Can a Probation Violation Ruin My Expungement?

15-Oct-2015

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

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 ..

Juvenile Detention Center Employee Accused of Raping Teen

11-Sep-2015

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

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..

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 ..

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 ..

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

03-Jul-2015

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

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 ..

Oklahoma 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..

Ex-Coach Pleads Guilty in Second Degree Rape Case

29-May-2015

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

Teen Sentenced in Norman Oklahoma High School Rape Case

22-May-2015

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

Appeal Rejected for Oklahoma Man Convicted of Killing His Own Grandmother

18-May-2015

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

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..

Suspected Tulsa University Peeping Tom Arrested

13-Apr-2015

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

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, ..

Oklahoma Woman Charged with Manslaughter in Domestic Shooting

03-Apr-2015

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

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 inhibit..

How Do I Expunge a VPO in Oklahoma?

15-Mar-2015

Having a victim protective order (VPO) (/oklahoma-criminal-defense..

Oklahoma 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..

Four Oklahoma High School Students Accused of Statutory Rape

20-Feb-2015

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

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..

Sentencing Overkill for Drug Crimes in Oklahoma

26-Jan-2015

With it's location making it a thoroughfare for drug trafficking (..

I-40 Traffic Stop Yields 77 Pounds of Cocaine in Oklahoma

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 ..

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..

Mom Charged with Child Neglect after Family Found Living in Tents

22-Dec-2014

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

OSU Running Back Dismissed Amid Domestic Violence Allegations

15-Dec-2014

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

Lawton Woman Sentenced for Exploitation of Elderly Father

08-Dec-2014

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

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..

Tulsa Man Sentenced for Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography

03-Nov-2014

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

OHP Trooper Formally Charged in Rape Case

20-Oct-2014

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

Changes to Oklahoma Expungement Law Will Soon Take Effect

15-Oct-2014

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

Oklahoma Teen Accused of Raping 11-Year-Old

13-Oct-2014

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

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..

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..

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..

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..

Getting a Misdemeanor Off Your Record

14-Aug-2014

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

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..

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

25-Jul-2014

Edmond police responding to a public intoxication call discovered ..

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..

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..

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 in OKC Sentenced

13-Jun-2014

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

Oklahoma High School Teacher Charged with Rape

06-Jun-2014

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

Oklahoma Woman Sentenced in Federal Child Porn Case

23-May-2014

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

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..

Homeland Security Investigation Leads to Child Porn Arrest for OKC Man

14-Apr-2014

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

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 in Oklahoma 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 in the State of Oklahoma?

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 (/sexual-batter..

Understanding Federal Probation

07-Mar-2014

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

Altercation over Noise Complaint Leads to Murder in Norman

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..

Legislator Proposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in Oklahoma

31-Jan-2014

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

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 Oklahoma DUI Fall off My Record?

15-Jan-2014

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

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..

Oklahoma Judge Reduces Life Sentence in 'Bicycle Bob' Murder Case

27-Dec-2013

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

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 Oklahoma City 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..

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

22-Nov-2013

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

Oklahoma Appeals Court Vacates Murder Conviction after 9 Years

11-Nov-2013

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

Former Oklahoma State Rep. out on Bond Pending Appeal on Bribery Conviction

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..

Understanding a 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..

Understanding White Collar Crimes: Fraud

23-Sep-2013

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

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..

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 ..

A Happy Ending for Oklahoma Man After 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 do..

Suspicious Activity at Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma Man's 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 for Your Oklahoma 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..

Determining Death Penalty Prosecution in Oklahoma

08-Jul-2013

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

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..

Oklahoma 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 OKC Child Abuse Murder Case

17-Jun-2013

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

Oklahoma 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..

Woman Accused of Embezzling from YWCA Oklahoma City

20-May-2013

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

Having a DUI Expunged from Your Record in Oklahoma

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 is with the Ok..

Oklahoma 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..

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 ..

Oklahoma 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..

Judge Refuses to Lessen Sentence in Oklahoma City 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 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..

Man Arrested in Oklahoma City Internet Sex Crime Sting

01-Nov-2012

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

Oklahoma New 2012 Sex Offender Laws

26-Oct-2012

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

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..

Right to Speedy Trial Waived in Oklahoma Child Porn Case

08-Aug-2012

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

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