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New Oklahoma Law Gives District Attorneys Discretion in Filing Felonies as Misdemeanors
Adam Banner - Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Oklahoma legislature passed a number of criminal justice reform bills which were subsequently signed into law last spring by Governor Mary Fallin. Many of the laws became effective on November 1 of this year. Read More

Oklahoma Restitution Hearings
Adam Banner - Friday, December 19, 2014

As I am working on a few client's cases, I've come to the realization that, much like a large portion of criminal defense practice, your average first-time offender (and even some folks who have been through the system before) has no idea what a restitution hearing, let alone the term "restitution" itself, actually means and encompasses.  Read More

Does the Crime Rate Fall with the Temperature?
Adam Banner - Friday, November 14, 2014

Plenty of theories have been tossed around to try and explain the trend showing a sharp decline in crime over the past two decades. It seems as though everyone, from social scientists all the way to random bloggers, have offered various theories to explain the reduction in crime.  Read More

Criminal Defense Attoneys: "How Many Cases Have You Won?"
Adam Banner - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If you are a criminal defense attorney in Oklahoma (or a practicing lawyer anywhere else for that matter), you have almost certainly been asked on at least one occasion what your "win-loss" record is. My answer? It depends on what you consider a "win"... Read More

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

A Potential Change to Oklahoma’s Liquor Laws?
Adam Banner - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I want to be able to buy cold “strong” beer from a convenience store. I just may never get that chance in Oklahoma. Read More

Karl Fontenot and the Oklahoma Innocence Project
Adam Banner - Monday, August 19, 2013

On the surface Ada, Oklahoma looks like your typical small town in the heart of the Bible Belt. Ada’s Chamber of Commerce invites travelers to experience the southern charm of its downtown square or visit the birthplace of country singer and "The Voice" host Blake Shelton.  Read More

Incest Charge Dismissed
Adam Banner - Friday, July 26, 2013

Earlier this week, we received great news regarding one of our client's cases which we have been fighting for the past two years. We were able to get a HUGE dismissal for one of our younger clients charged with Incest.  Read More

Why Practice Criminal Law?
Adam Banner - Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I was recently asked why I choose to practice criminal law as opposed to some other field.  Read More

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