Criminal Law

[In The News] US Supreme Court case of McGirt v. Oklahoma

SCOTUS Ruling on McGirt V. Oklahoma document

In the recent United States Supreme Court cases of McGirt v. Oklahoma and Murphy v. Royal the Supreme Court ruled that Indian tribe members who are charged or committed crimes in the Creek tribe territory or reservation cannot be prosecuted by the Oklahoma state government, the Indian tribe member can only be prosecuted in federal …

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Undeterred

We are undeterred. Corey Atchison’s family & friends gathered outside the courtroom today with hopeful anticipation. Unfortunately, Judge Sharon Holmes announced a delay in ruling today on the Corey Atchison case. Our new hearing date is July 16, 2019. “As many of you know, I have been absent from the courthouse for about two months,” …

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Judge Expected to Free a Tulsa Man Imprisoned 28 Years for Murder

Teen Witnesses Coerced into Confessions by Police On June 11th, a judge will decide whether to free a man who has served nearly three decades in prison for murder. Corey Atchison was convicted in 1991 of killing James Warren Lane and sentenced to life in prison. He has always proclaimed his innocence. Atchison and his …

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Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property Dismissal at Preliminary Hearing in Wagoner County

Client was charged with knowingly concealing stolen property in Wagoner County, OK. Allegedly, there were two generators that came up missing and the theft was reported to the owner’s insurance company. An agent for the owner’s insurance company claims co-defendant and client tried to sell him two generators that match the description of the missing …

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Case Dismissed – Possession With Intent

Tulsa County / Case Dismissed – Possession With Intent C.D. was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  At a preliminary hearing, where the police officer that arrested C.D. testified, a Tulsa County District Court Judge dismissed the case for lack of evidence in regard to the element of intent to distribute. Under Joe’s …

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Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor – Delivery of Marijuana

Tulsa County / Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor – Delivery of Marijuana J.B. was charged with felony delivery of marijuana after an undercover officer approached him in a local Tulsa bar and asked him for some marijuana. After the officer asked for the marijuana several times, J.B. gave him some. The officer arrested J.B. for delivery …

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First Degree Rape Dismissal

A.G. was charged with first degree rape in Tulsa County District Court by the Tulsa County District Attorney for the alleged forcible rape of a 17 year old female in Owasso OK. The Defendant A.G. hired me to defend him against the false criminal allegations. A.G., in his early 20’s, had a party where several …

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Case Dismissed and Expunged – First Degree Rape

Cherokee County District Court / Case Dismissed and Expunged – First Degree Rape E.M., who is a permanent resident (has his green card) was charged with rape in the first degree. After a preliminary hearing where the state of Oklahoma’s case was effectively dismantled, the district attorney offered E.M. a reduction from first degree rape …

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