Criminal Defense

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:32pm
Marijuana

Drug “Trafficking” remains the only drug crime in Oklahoma that carries with it mandatory prison time, even for the first offense.  This harsh punishment is much tougher than the penalties for first-time offenders who commit even violent crimes.  Indeed, armed robbers, stabbers, drive-by shooters (“Using a Vehicle to facilitate the Intentional Discharge of a Firearm), and even those who MAKE methamphetamine are eligible for probation on their first and...

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:21pm
Probation

People who have had prior brushes with the law often want to know if they are eligible for probation.  This is perhaps one of the most complex questions within Oklahoma criminal defense law.  IN GENERAL, a person is not eligible for probation on a new felony crime if the have two or more previous felony convictions.  Note the word “felonies” as, again in general, misdemeanors neither impact a person’s eligibility for future probation nor are themselves...

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