Violating a Protective Order in Creek County

Violating a Protective Order in Creek County

Violating a protective order in Creek County is a crime.  However, there are many ways in which this can occur.  As a result, it’s first important that you understand what a protective order is and why they exist.  Generally, Oklahoma Courts will place a protective order against a person in one of several situations:  domestic abuse, stalking and harassment, etc.  These intend to protect…

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Creek County Burglary Charges Explained

Creek County Burglary Charges

Creek County Burglary Charges are divided by degrees and are different depending on the degree. Some people simply see burglary as a singular crime.  This isn’t true.  Depending on the degree, whether it’s first or second, you could face a vastly different prison sentence.  In fact, between the two levels of burglary is a difference of 13 years potential prison time.  Thus, it’s important…

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Assault on a Police Officer in Creek County

Assault on a Police Officer

Committing Assault on a Police Officer in Creek County is a felony.  It’s important though to note that “police officer” may encompass several types of authorities.  For example, sheriffs, corrections officers, game wardens, and more are all under the “police officer” umbrella.  This article will explain assault and battery on a police officer and the legal ramifications of a conviction. Assault and Battery on…

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Second Degree Burglary in Creek County

Second Degree Burglary

Second Degree Burglary in Creek County is a serious charge. If convicted you could spend time in jail or have a criminal record. The prosecutors in Creek County have a special focus on this kind of crime.  In September of 2017, two people were arrested on Second Degree Burglary charges.  They were in the home of a Tulsa man who has security cameras set…

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Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

In Creek County Possession of a Stolen Vehicle is a felony crime. Thousands of vehicles are reported stolen in Oklahoma each year. The value of these vehicles reaches over $10M. Further, thieves often resell these vehicles. Buyer to buyer sites and magazines are often the tool for reselling these vehicles. As a result, you may purchase a vehicle that is stolen. However, sometimes you…

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Malicious Injury to Property Explained

Malicious Injury to Property

Malicious Injury to Property in Creek County is either a felony or a misdemeanor. In the fall of 2016, Oklahoma passed two state questions:  SQ 780 and SQ 781.  First, SQ 780 reclassified simple drug possession and property crimes to misdemeanors instead of felonies.  Consequently, SQ 781 requires the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) to use actual data to calculate savings…

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Unauthorized Use of a Motorcycle

Second Degree Burglary

Unauthorized Use of a Motorcycle is usually more of a misunderstanding then a crime. Oklahoma has laws regarding the use of motorcycles.  However, you may not expect that unauthorized use of a motorcycle is a law.  First, the typical two-wheel motor bike is a motorcycle.  But, three-wheel motor vehicles, and motor bikes with 150 cubic cm engines are also motorcycles.  Therefore, scooters and three-wheelers…

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Attorney Explains Second Degree Murder

second degree murder

In November of 2016, a 19 year old woman received a conviction of second degree murder.  She was with two accomplices during a botched robbery. The three offenders were going to rob and steal a vehicle from another teen.  However, in the process of these felony crimes, the victim was killed.  This offense is a second degree murder charge.  However, you may wonder why? …

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Possession of Prescription Drugs

Possession of Prescription Drugs

Some news outlets have been discussing “The Opioid Epidemic” lately.  This is a broad reference to the use of and illegal possession of prescription drugs.  A 2016 Oklahoma Watch report lists prescription drug abuse as a leading contributor to 59% of overdoses in the state.  This means that prescription drugs like Hydrocodone, Xanax, etc. are opiates contributing to drug abuse and on occasion death….

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Deferred Sentence vs. Suspended Sentence in Creek County

After you receive a criminal conviction you will have a sentencing hearing.  Depending on the crime, you may be eligible for either a deferred sentence or a suspended sentence.  There are few differences between these sentences, but they are important.  This article will summarize them for you. Deferred Sentence Title 22 is Oklahoma’s criminal procedure section.  Under §991c it describes a deferred sentence.  If…

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