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Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:16pm
Statutory Rape

What is statutory rape?

Let's start with "what is rape?" In Oklahoma, rape is defined by Section 1111 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes which we have set forth here:

A. Rape is an act of sexual intercourse involving vaginal or anal penetration accomplished with a male or female who is not the spouse of the perpetrator and who may be of the same or the opposite sex as the perpetrator under any of the following circumstances:

1. Where the victim is under sixteen (16) years of age;

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:00am
Expungement

So you've got a record.  And now you've turned your life around... except for the record.  Human Resources says that hiring you violates company policy.  What can you do?

As with all criminal matters the best advice for you is fact-specific and should be tailored to your case.  But generally speaking, for Oklahoma charges your options look like this:

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:03pm
Medical Bills

I was in a collision and the bills are more than the insurance available to cover them. What do I do?

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:26pm
Preliminary Hearings

Preliminary Hearing.  Preliminary Hearings are a part of felony proceedings in Oklahoma.  If a defendant is only charged with misdemeanors then preliminary hearings don't happen and if the charges are a mix of felonies and misdemeanors, the misdemeanors are not usually much discussed in preliminary hearing before a magistrate (usually, but not always a Special Judge).  At the preliminary hearing the state has the burden to provide evidence to the judge that probable cause exists to believe that the defendant committed a felony crime.  This is a very low burden of proof as the magistrate is required to consider all the evidence presented in the light most favorable to the

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:39am
Where I Keep My Drugs

Sometimes during the course of an arrest a person tries to get rid of contraband (usually drugs, sometimes guns, not usually anything else) so that when they are caught they don't have it on them.  This is called a "throw down".  There are a couple of issues that arise from this.  

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