Oklahoma Law

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.

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 4:25pm
Contraband

It is illegal for anybody to bring certain forms of contraband into a jail or prison in Oklahoma.

57 O.S. §21 Provides that persons bringing guns, knives, bombs, or any dangerous instrument, any controlled dangerous substance, any intoxicating beverage or low-point beer, money or financial instruments for anyone other than the inmate or their spouse (including tax returns!) is guilty of a felony and subject to a penalty of from 1 to 5 years in prison.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:28pm

News 4 Reports on a Bigamy Prosecution, our own Erik Motsinger offers our opinion on our client's case.

No!

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:42pm
No

“No”

These are my personal thoughts on the word no.

It’s a short word, among the shortest, but in my opinion, the word no is the basis of American society and has been since the beginning.  All of your political rights are founded on the right to tell the government no.  

Don’t like the current government?  Say no and vote for someone else.  

Don’t want the police to search your home without a warrant?  Say no; make them get a warrant supported by probable cause.  

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...

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