The Law Blog of Oklahoma

Jennings Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Child Abuse Murder

Posted : Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A 23-year-old Jennings man convicted in September of killing his girlfriend's 10-month-old daughter has been sentenced in Tulsa County District Court. 
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Holiday DUI: What Police Look For

Posted : Friday, November 25, 2016

The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day are some of the heaviest traveled times on Oklahoma roads. Unfortunately, this time of year also has some of the highest rates of DUI arrest. Police and state troopers know that many people are celebrating at office parties, gatherings with friends, and family get-togethers, and they use this busy holiday season to crack down on impaired drivers. 
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Does Oklahoma Track Violent Offenders?

Posted : Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Everyone is familiar with the sex offender registry--a database which records identifying information about convicted sex offenders, including their physical description, a description of the crime(s), and their address. Such a database is mandated by both state and federal law. However, Oklahoma has a registry which may be lesser known, but which serves a similar purpose to the sex offender registry. The Oklahoma Violent Offender Registry is intended to let people know if someone living in their vicinity has been convicted of a violent felony. 
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What is the Oklahoma Meth Offender Registry?

Posted : Friday, November 18, 2016

Oklahoma doles out some of the heaviest penalties in the nation for convictions of drug crimes. Those harsh penalties have done nothing to curb drug abuse and addiction in Oklahoma, but the state does have a few other weapons in its arsenal to help fight the "war on drugs." One such tool is the Methamphetamine Offender Registry, which is intended to prevent people with prior drug convictions from obtaining or possessing the materials and medications--pseudoephedrine, in particular--needed to manufacture meth. 
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DA Intends to Present Evidence of Past Synthetic Drug Use in Fatal Bus Crash Case

Posted : Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Murray County District Attorney told a judge that he intends to present evidence of past synthetic marijuana use in the case of a truck driver accused of manslaughter in a bus accident that killed four members of a college softball team. 
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Murder Charge Dismissed When Witness Changes Story

Posted : Friday, November 11, 2016

A Vinita man accused of conspiring with another man and a teenage girl to rob the girl's older brother is no longer facing a murder charge in the case.  
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Edmond High School Student Accused of Bringing Drugs, Gun to School

Posted : Tuesday, November 08, 2016

An Edmond Santa Fe High School student has been arrested after school officials reportedly found marijuana and a handgun in his backpack.  
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Possible Charges for Oklahoma Woman in Clown Attack Hoax

Posted : Tuesday, November 01, 2016

With the creepy clown hysteria that swept the nation in the months before Halloween, we learned of several people being prosecuted for donning clown costumes and attempting to scare people. Now, a woman in Mayes County, Oklahoma, could be criminally charged after claiming to be the victim of a savage clown attack. 
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Owasso Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of 9-Year-Old

Posted : Friday, October 28, 2016

An Owasso man has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse after he was accused of molesting a young girl, now 9 years old, over the span of two years. 
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The Scariest Part of Halloween: Halloween Injuries

Posted : Tuesday, October 11, 2016

On Halloween night, many Oklahoma children will take to the streets for trick-or-treating. For some of those children--and even adults--the greatest fear of the night may be encountering a creepy clown. However, the real risks on Halloween come not from boogeymen and monsters, but from common accidents that can cause serious injury or death. 
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