The Law Blog of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Man Pleads No Contest in Father's Death

Posted : Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Bethany man who kicked his father in the head, causing a fatal brain injury, has pleaded no contest to charges related to the death. 
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Is this charge considered a violent crime?

Posted : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Under Oklahoma law, certain crimes are considered "violent crimes." These offenses may require a person to serve a mandatory minimum of 80 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole, and they may require a person to register as a violent offender under the state's Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act. 
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Internet Sex Sting Leads to Arrest of Bartlesville Man

Posted : Friday, May 26, 2017

The Canadian County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force conducted an undercover online investigation that led to the arrest of a Bartlesville man on a complaint of lewd or indecent acts or proposals to a minor. 
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OKC Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Crash while Eluding Police

Posted : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

An Oklahoma City man who crashed his vehicle while attempting to flee police has been charged with murder and other crimes related to the crash. 
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Liquor on Sundays in Oklahoma?

Posted : Friday, May 19, 2017

Slowly but surely, Oklahoma is taking steps to modernize its liquor laws, largely regarded as outdated by most people in the state and surrounding areas. Last November, voters approved a measure which would allow wine and "high point beer" to be sold in grocery and convenience stores. 
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Incident at Private Oklahoma Prison Injures 5 Staffers

Posted : Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Oklahoma has had a bad run with its prisons over the last few years. Overcrowding and understaffing lead to volatile situations in both state and federal prisons across the Sooner state, leading a Bureau of Justice Statistics report to conclude in December that Oklahoma is home to the nation's deadliest prisons. 
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Former Luther Band Teacher Enters Blind Plea in Child Rape Case

Posted : Tuesday, May 09, 2017

In April 2015, a 33-year-old Luther band teacher was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 12-year-old girl. By February 2016, he was charged with multiple crimes involving the sexual abuse of the preteen.  
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Sapulpa 2nd Grade Teacher Arrested with Drugs, Syringes in Purse at School

Posted : Friday, May 05, 2017

A second grade teacher at a Sapulpa elementary school was arrested Monday at school after police discovered drugs and up to 40 syringes in her purse. 
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Tornado Shelter Company Owner Charged with Embezzlement

Posted : Tuesday, May 02, 2017

For around 30 years, William Jay Stephens has owned Tornado King, Inc., a tornado shelter installation company. In the last few years, however, customers have begun filing complaints against the company for shoddy or incomplete work. 
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Infant Deaths Prompts Review of DHS Policies

Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) has long been besieged with complaints that the agency is not doing right by Oklahoma's neglected and abused children. Several deaths at the hands of abusive parents with a history of abuse led to questions about the agency's effectiveness in following up on abuse complaints and its decision-making in returning children to abusive homes. In return, the agency became the subject of numerous federal lawsuits, and, as a result, made some significant changes, but the agency still struggles in light of significant budget cuts thanks to Oklahoma's dismal budget failure. 
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