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

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?

This is a terrible situation to be in and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  The way to avoid this in the first place is to have more insurance.  We recommend having at least 100k/300k in Oklahoma and we recommend having uninsured motorist insurance in case you aren't at fault but the other driver doesn't have enough insurance to compensate you for your injuries.  You can also pay for Medical Payments Coverage which always helps.

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.  

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...


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