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Policing for Profit

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Did you know that law enforcement can seize your property and force you to go to court to get it back, even when they have NO evidence of a crime? Such is the ridiculousness that is Civil Asset Forfeiture in Oklahoma. Under Oklahoma law, law enforcement can seize your property (cash, guns, cars,...
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Keep Your Mouth Shut!

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When I first visit with a criminal client, I usually like to have a copy of the police report or probable cause affidavit to go over with them. Even after 11 years as a licensed lawyer, and 13 years of participating in criminal cases, I am still surprised, and shocked, at what people will tell...
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Eyewitness Testimony

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In this post on themarshallproject.org, Penny Beerstein, the Rape Victim in Making a Murderer gives a statement regarding her participation in the original trial of Steven Avery, who was later exonerated by DNA evidence and the subsequent prosecution of the actual attacker.
I’m sorry. I...
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Incarcerating for Disease

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Last week 60 Minutes had a fabulous piece where they interviewed Michael Botticelli, the Director of National Drug Control Policy, or “Drug Czar” for short (but don’t call him that to his face). You can find the transcript and the video here.
In the past several years it has ...
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Why waiting for an expungement might make you ineligible...

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In the past couple of weeks I have had several clients come in for a new charge. When I inquire about their past record, many tell me that “it was all expunged” or don’t tell me about a past offense at all, believing that it is no longer on their record. In fact, while they...
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But I Thought it Was a Misdemeanor?

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Oklahoma has several crimes that upon first offense are just considered Misdemeanors, but second offenses are potentially felonies. And the Oklahoma Legislature, which has never suffered from a an abundance of common sense, keeps adding more and more crimes which are “predicates for ...
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Bonding Out or Paying for Attorney

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Unfortunately, many people charged with crimes are the ones that can least afford it. In some cases, families have a limited amount of money to use to try and help a criminal defendant. If it comes down to a choice between hiring a lawyer and bonding out, it is important to be fully informed of ...

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Enforcing Visitation

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Recently, I have seen several posts of a shared article regarding a “new law” which “just went into effect” regarding a new process for enforcing a visitation order. This law can be found in 43 O.S. 111.3 or here. In fact, this law was passed a year and a half ago and ...
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Honest Mistakes

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One of my first experiences as a young lawyer-to-be had a huge impact on my view of our criminal justice system. I was still an intern and was covering a case for my brother’s partner. In this case, my client was pulled over for running a stop light and eventually arrested for a ...
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New Car Seat Rules

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Another modification to Oklahoma Law that went into affect on November 1, regards car seats.
KOCO.com ran a good graphic that showed the new rules:

Essentially up to 2 years old must be in a rear facing car seat, children from 2-4 must be in a forward facing car seat, and ages 4-7 must be in at ...
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