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July 1st Brings New Oklahoma Drug Laws
Adam Banner - Saturday, July 01, 2017

What are the new Oklahoma drug laws which go into effect July 1, 2017? Who do they apply to? Read on for more information. Read More

Uber Harassment Investigation: New Scapegoat for Silicon Valley Sexism?
Adam Banner - Friday, June 09, 2017

While Uber's firing of over twenty employees may not seem like a huge issue when you consider the company's wide-spread proliferation into almost every major city in the United States, the news could be indicative of a much larger problem Read More

Client Receives $225,000 for Malicious Prosecution
Adam Banner - Monday, April 24, 2017

One of my clients who had been wrongfully accused of, and charged with, Failure to Report Child Neglect recently received a significant monetary award resulting from a jury verdict in her lawsuit against the city of Tulsa for malicious prosecution. Read More

What is a "Detention," and When are You Legally Detained? Ask Ezekiel Elliott...
Adam Banner - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Disclaimer: I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, so when I opened up my sports newsfeed earlier this weekend, I quickly became concerned. That’s what the twitter stories and dime-a-dozen news sites are going for…instant attention. And yea, it worked on me, just like it works on everyone else.
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Whetsel to Retire after 20 Years as Oklahoma County Sheriff
Adam Banner - Friday, February 10, 2017

Earlier this month, Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel announced that he will retire effective March 1, 2017, paving the way for a new Sheriff in Oklahoma County for the first time in two decades. Read More

Despite Critical Audit, OK County Sheriff Re-Elected, Avoids Suspension
Adam Banner - Thursday, November 10, 2016

Last month, the results of an investigative audit into the financial dealings of Sheriff John Whetsel and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office were released. The audit showed several instances of what appear to be financial mismanagement and wrongdoing by Whetsel. Yet despite the calls of Whetsel's critics asking the sheriff to suspend himself, and despite one Oklahoma County Commissioner's vote to request Whetsel's suspension, the incumbent Sheriff not only kept his job, but he was re-elected as Oklahoma County sheriff. Read More

New Oklahoma Law to Raise Felony Threshold for Some Property Crimes
Adam Banner - Saturday, October 15, 2016

Among the roughly 200 new Oklahoma laws that will take effect on November 1, 2016, are a few dealing with the criminal justice system and criminal justice reform. One of those laws, which the Oklahoma legislature approved as House Bill 2751, is intended to lower the state prison population, which is bursting at the seem, by raising the threshold for certain property crimes to be designated as felonies. Read More

Manufacturing CDS Charge Dismissed
Adam Banner - Saturday, October 01, 2016

Last week we were able to get a client's charge of Manufacturing a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) dismissed. Read More

New Law to Reduce Drug Possession Penalties
Adam Banner - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Several new criminal justice reform bills will take effect on November 1, 2016, in an attempt to alleviate the "tough on crime" approach that has saddled Oklahoma with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. These new laws will offer "smart on crime" legislation that rescind unnecessarily harsh penalties and offer greater chances for rehabilitation. Read More

Ryan Lochte, International Crime, and the Olympics
Adam Banner - Monday, August 22, 2016

As the Rio Olympics come to a conclusion, the United States has once again demonstrated that it is one of the world's top athletic powerhouses on the international stage. Less flattering however, is the conduct of some of the athletes who helped position the United States of America at the top of the medal race.  Read More


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