Oklahoma Criminal Defense

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:14pm
Citizens Arrest

A citizens arrest in Oklahoma occurs when a person who is not a law enforcement officer arrests another citizen for a crime.  (Here is a tip: never do this, it can get you killed, or arrested if you happen to be incorrect, especially unreasonably incorrect, or if a prosecutor decides you have used unreasonable force to make the arrest.  If you need somebody arrested for a crime call the cops instead.)

The statute that governs a citizens arrest in Oklahoma is 22 O.S. §202 and it says:

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:07pm
Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is, allegedly, modern day slavery.  This, at least, is how those vaguely familiar with the term view it.  What it really is, however, is an attempt to use fancy words to make old crimes seem even more morally worse than they have traditionally have been considered to be.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:55pm

There are different kinds of criminal lawyers out there.  Some could be good lawyers for your case.  Some will be...

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:02am
Statute of Limitations

The Statute of Limitations is a limit on how long a legal action can be taken.  Once the requisite time passes the legal action (prosecution, lawsuit, whatever) is no longer allowed.  The running of a statute of limitations is a complete defense to a crime in most circumstances.  We have requirements for timeliness in most cases because it is considered unfair to prosecute some crimes after a very long period of time has passed because it reduces the ability of the defendant to defend themselves.  However...

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 2:50pm
Civil Forfeiture

Civil forfeiture is legal remedy that the State seeks against "guilty" property.  That is, if the property has been involved in a crime it can generally be seized by the State and used for the State's purposes thereafter.  They can seize drugs, money, weapons, vehicles, real estate, really the list is limitless.  You can find the list in Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statues at Section 2-503.

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