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What is a Criminal Appeal?
Adam Banner - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

What options are available after you or a loved one is convicted of a crime in Oklahoma? While most have heard the buzzwords, few outside the legal community (and few within it) know the specifics of actions such as a direct appeal, post conviction relief, and federal Habeas Corpus. Here is a primer for anyone interested in potential collateral attacks on a criminal conviction.
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Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty as Supreme Court Considers Oklahoma Case
Adam Banner - Wednesday, June 03, 2015

One week ago, Nebraska became the 19th state to abolish the death penalty. The state's decision came roughly a month before the United States Supreme Court is expected to release its decision about the constitutionality of the lethal injection protocol in Oklahoma. Read More

New Supreme Court Decision: Rodriguez v. Unites States
Adam Banner - Sunday, May 31, 2015

A recent Supreme Court decision that sounds like good news on the surface may have very little real-world applicability. Read More

Federal Court Ruling Significant in Child Porn Prosecutions
Adam Banner - Sunday, February 22, 2015

A federal appeals court ruling earlier this month will likely have a significant impact on child pornography prosecutions in the United States. The decision has prompted U.S. lawmakers to propose a bill that would nullify the court's decision about crime victim restitution in subsequent child pornography cases. Read More

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

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

Arizona Rules Zero Tolerance Drug DUI Law Unconstitutional: Could Oklahoma Follow?
Adam Banner - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Oklahoma has been dubbed one of the “5 Worst States to Get Busted for Pot,” largely because of its lengthy minimum sentences and harsh penalties doled out for even minor drug offenses.  Read More

The Death Penalty and the Impeachment of Justice(s)
Adam Banner - Thursday, May 15, 2014

Just when it looked like the lethal injection lawsuit in Oklahoma couldn’t be any more of a hot mess, the case got hotter and the issues got messier. A decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to stay the executions of the involved death row inmates prompted a state representative to draft a resolution seeking the impeachment of the five justices who voted in favor of the stay. Read More

The Slow Destruction of the Fourth Amendment
Adam Banner - Thursday, May 01, 2014

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Victory
Adam Banner - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What has been over a two year wait has just recently come to an end. We finally received validation from the Oklahoma Supreme Court that our arguments regarding the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry were correct.  Read More

Sandusky's Appeal vs. an Oklahoma Professor's Ordeal
Adam Banner - Thursday, November 07, 2013

Former University of Oklahoma professor Dwain Pellebon was recently acquitted of multiple counts of sexual abuse of children in Cleveland County thanks to the awesome trial work of great Oklahoma criminal attorneys.  Read More


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