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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Creek County Kidnapping Crimes Explained

Kidnapping Crimes Explained

Getting Kidnapping Crimes Explained to a person helps them understand the elements of the crime. Annual kidnapping crime statistics show that each year around 800,000 people are subject to kidnaps and kidnap attempts.  This is roughly over 2,000 kidnappings that occur each day.  Of these 800,000 annual kidnappings, researchers estimate that 200,000 of them are parental kidnappings.  This article will explain the legal elements…

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Creek County Embezzlement Crimes

Creek County Embezzlement Crimes

Creek County Embezzlement Chrimes are complex cases that require a look at the details of the charge. In 2016, a softball coach named Amy Cebulesky embezzled over $2,000 from fundraisers for the Moore Girls Softball Association.  The players sold candy and nuts for extra money to spend on equipment.  But, the company sponsoring the fundraising complained to the parents about never receiving a check.  Upon…

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Creek County Possession of Child Pornography Laws Explained

Kidnapping Crimes Explained

Creek County Possession of Child Pornography Laws are complex and carry heavy consequences for those convicted of the crime. In 2016, a British man received a payout from UK police due to false accusations of him engaging in possession of child pornography.  When the charge came against him, the man was working in Abu Dhabi at a well-paying job with a good reputation.  After…

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Creek County Larceny from a Retailer Attorneys

In Creek County Larceny from a Retailer is usually charged as a misdemeanor. Petty theft, also known as larceny or shoplifting, is a major issue in Oklahoma and also in Creek County.  Statistics from 2015 show close to 800 reports of larceny from retailers in Creek County alone.  This is over 50% of all reported crimes in Creek County for the year.  Some of…

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Failure to Pay Court Costs and Fines in Creek County

Failure to Pay Court Costs and Fines in connection with a criminal case can land you in jail.  In the world of court costs and fines, the term “revolving door” is familiar to many people.  It goes like this:  You receive a speeding ticket, or worse you go to jail and receive a hefty fine.  While you may not or no longer be in…

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Creek County Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Attorneys

Creek County Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a charge you want to avoid at all costs.  While the justice system carries harsh penalties for the crime, social backlash is also an important issue.  Nobody wants the label of “drug addict” or “dealer” to follow them for years to come.  Okla. Stat. tit. 63 §2-405(B) sets out the definition of drug paraphernalia: “No person shall…

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Creek County DUI Attorneys

 If you’ve been Arrested in Oklahoma our Creek County DUI Attorneys can help. In 2016, the Oklahoma case Sample v. Dep’t. of Public Safety created a precedent to invalidate breathalyzer tests in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases.  The decision that Oklahoma’s breathalyzer test rules are not valid for use in courts allowed many drivers to reinstate their licenses after DUI convictions.  This is…

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Transporting an Open Container in Creek County

Transporting an Open Container in Creek County is a misdemeanor crime. In the Lookingbill v. State case of 2007 the appellate court reviewed many charges against Robert Lookingbill.  Of these charges, one was the transporting of an open container.  Troopers who were conducting a traffic checkpoint discovered an open 12-oz bottle of beer sitting on the console of Lookingbill’s truck upon his stopping.  While…

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Reckless Handling of Firearms in Creek County

Reckless Handling of Firearms in Creek County is a crime in Oklahoma. On average 32% of the American population owns firearms.  In Oklahoma the average is much higher with approximately 45% owning guns.  This increases the likelihood of gun related charges.  Reckless handling of a firearm is one of the more complex charges for firearms.  For instance, even in cases where you feel you…

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