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Bill Cosby Mistrial: Discussing the Defense Strategy
Adam Banner - Saturday, June 17, 2017

Many were surprised that the highly publicized jury trial regarding the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby ended in a mistrial. However, sex crimes trials often end this way due to the strategies usually employed by the defense team. Read More

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

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

Subway, Jared Fogle, and the New Face of Child Pornography
Adam Banner - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

As I recently wrote in my article for the Huffington Post regarding former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's federal charges, I have, and continue to, handle a lot of cases dealing with child pornography and sexual crimes against children. Consequently, there isn't much I run into while defending these cases which surprises me. Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Oklahoma Death Penalty
Adam Banner - Thursday, July 02, 2015

On June 29, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued the opinion in the Oklahoma death penalty case Glossip v. Gross. In the majority opinion, SCOTUS once again affirmed the contstitutionality of the death penalty. While some see the decision as a potential "light at the the end of the tunnel," I feel as though the High Court has upheld a bar that will be exceedingly difficult to acheieve in future challenges to the methods and means of executing inmates in the United States of America. Read More

The "Marijuana Breathalyzer" Update
Adam Banner - Thursday, January 15, 2015

As the number of states which allow legal marijuana in one capacity or another continues to grow, law enforcement and other entities are looking for ways to better detect "stoned" drivers.
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Oklahoma Death Penalty Provision Declared Unconstitutional
Adam Banner - Monday, March 31, 2014

Last week, Oklahoma District Court Judge Patricia Parrish declared portions of Oklahoma's death penalty statutes as unconstitutional, due to the fact that the provisions denied prisoners due process.  Read More

Obama's Presidential Pardon Record
Adam Banner - Thursday, December 05, 2013

During his terms in office, President Obama has pardoned 11 drug offenders. By comparison, he has pardoned 10 turkeys. Please let that soak in. 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

What is the Longest Jail Sentence Ever?
Adam Banner - Monday, September 16, 2013

Ariel Castro's punishment is chump-change compared to some of the prison sentences that have been handed out in Oklahoma.  Read More

Thoughts on the Boston Bombing
Adam Banner - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

With all of the talk about the Boston Marathon bombing and the resulting fallout over the past few months, I wanted to take a more in-depth look at the way the government handled the interrogation of the suspects. Read More


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