A new Oklahoma law that allows cameras to be used in ticketing motorists suspected of driving without insurance could result in arrest of innocent drivers. Tulsa traffic ticket attorney James Wirth told Fox 23 the semi-automated, camera-driven system could issue as many as 20,000 uninsured driving tickets a month.
Tulsa attorney James M. Wirth appeared on KTUL to explain flaws a new law that will use remote cameras to enforce Oklahoma driving without insurance laws. The law ignores an age old presumption of innocence before trial, makes light of probable cause requirements before a citation can be issued, lays groundwork for arrest warrants to name insured drivers who never received notices of a citations, allows officials to rely on a database that might exclude one in 20 insured drivers, and appears to be a cash cow for District Attorneys who can shuffle accused drivers into a probation program without ever taking them to court. Read More»
The Tulsa World quoted Wirth Law Office's Okmulgee criminal defense attorney Justin Mosteller in an article about Okmulgee District Attorney Rob Burriss' Motion to Disqualify Judge Ken Adair from hearing criminal cases in Okmulgee. The judge stayed action in about 200 cases for more potnetially than three months until the Motion to Disqualify is resolved. Mosteller said the motion could have a chilling effect on judges who question the truthfulness of police testimony. Read More»
A move to firm-owned offices located near Tulsa County District Court will anchor Wirth Law Office as a premiere member of the Tulsa legal community and solidify our reputation among Tulsa's fastest growing law firms.
Tulsa expungement attorney James Wirth sponsored a full-page ad in the Jan. 29, 2017 Tulsa World to explain the benefits of sealing court records in view of recent changes in Oklahoma expungement law.
Oklahoma courts require clear and convincing evidence when a common law marriage is alleged. Common law marriage can occur with a meeting of the minds between two partners who agree to be married, but proving that agreement can be a more complicated endeavor.
Tulsa auto accident attorney James Wirth spoke with Tulsa's Channel 8 about the limits of auto liability coverage and how policy limits affect personal injury lawsuits in Oklahoma. The reporter needed more information about Oklahoma personal injury law after a victim of the 2015 Oklahoma State University homecoming crash filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for damages.
The Pawnee Business Council has appointed Wirth Law Office of-counsel attorney Earl Lawson as Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma's prosecutor in Pawnee Nation District Court.
News on 6 had some questions for Wirth Law Office concerning the death of a man in confined to the Tulsa County jail.
Tulsa attorneys at Wirth Law Office were recognized as the business of the month in August. 2015 at the 4th and Main Street branch of IBC Bank
Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services child support calculations financially penalized some non-custodial parents for spending time with their children until this Tulsa law firm exposed practice in blog posts and letter to Oklahoma news outlets.
Wirth Law Office announces the addition of Tulsa attorneys Tracey E. Persons and Randall K. Gause to our team of zealous legal practitioners. Ms. Persons represents clients in family and criminal law matters. Mr. Gause will provide expedited service in our personal injury division.
10 Years of Accessible Representation Tulsa attorney James M. Wirth on Sept. 28, 2014, celebrated 10 successful years as a licensed Oklahoma attorney.“My law practice has been personally rewarding to me, and it’s provided a way for me to help countless clients solve difficult legal problems,” Mr. Wirth said. During the 10 years Mr. Wirth has been a member in good standing of the Oklahoma Bar Association,... Read More»
Expungement In Oklahoma Made Easier Nobody wants to lose in court – especially when a case goes all the way to an appellate court. Wirth Law Office was disappointed when the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled against us in a 2012 case where we tested the language of an expungment law. Fortunately, our loss turned out to be a win for some Oklahomans who want... Read More»
Wirth Law Office proudly sponsored Time Magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year edition.
A Wirth Law Office client has filed a federal civil rights suit alleging malicious prosecution when police raided her home based on a search warrant that targeted a nearby residence. The woman and her husband filed the federal case against Creek County after a court dismissed bogus charges stemming from the raid. Wirth Law Office Attorney Peter Knowles had asked the court to dismiss the... Read More»
A judge this week dismissed charges against an Okmulgee County retailer accused of selling synthetic marijuana after an attorney for Wirth Law Office pointed out that particular substances sold as potpourri or incense were not illegal at the time police raided the retail location. Legislators had earmarked a chemical in the blend to be added to a list of outlawed substances but the substance was... Read More»
Wirth Law Office prevailed in an administrative review on behalf of foster parents who had been accused of child neglect. The matter involved appeal of a Child Welfare Services staff report to the District Attorney. An Oklahoma Department of Human Services representative reviewed appellate material provided by Wirth Law Office along with Child Protective Services policies and procedures before reversing the staff report as unsubstantiated. The... Read More»
A man who paid a reckless driving ticket didn’t know the routine handling of a traffic citation could cost him his license. Fortunately for him, he had a right to know. A law that was in place for just one year increased the number of points assessed against a drivers license for reckless driving from four to 10. That meant a guilty plea cost him far... Read More»
Tulsa DUI Attorney James Wirth talked with a Tulsa TV station this week about Oklahoma’ metabolite DUI-D law. The law, which took effect Oct. 1, 2013, allows prosecutors to charge anyone with driving under the influence if they have any metabolites of any Oklahoma Schedule 1 drug in their blood, saliva, urine or other bodily fluids. The presumptive DUI law does not consider whether a driver... Read More»
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More Firm News from 2010
September 3, 2010 – Okmulgee Web Site Up
The Wirth Law Office launches the Web site for its soon to open Okmulgee office. Go to www.okmulgeeattorney.com to see.
August 16, 2010 – Intern Hired
The Wirth Law Office hires recent University of Tulsa – College of Law graduate, Chuck M. Parrish, as a legal intern. Mr. Parrish took the Oklahoma Bar Examination in July and is set to receive his results on September 10, 2010. Upon swearing in to the Oklahoma Bar Association, Mr. Parrish will be an associate attorney working at the Wirth Law Office’s Tulsa office.
August 2, 2010 – Wagoner Office Opens
The Wirth Law Office’s Wagoner office (Wirth Law Office – Wagoner) officially opens catty-corner to the Wagoner County District Court. Wagoner resident and former Legal Aid attorney Paul J. Sowinski, Esq., is the lead attorney at the Wagoner office.
July 27, 2010 – Speedy Trial Dismissal
Attorney James M. Wirth appeared in court today for a client charged with writing a Bogus Check in 2001. Although, charges were filed and a warrant issued in 2003, the State of Oklahoma did not pick the defendant up to face the charges until January of 2010. The Wirth Law Office was retained on the case on July 6, 2010. Today Mr. Wirth appeared and expressed concerns to the prosecutor that they had violated defendant’s right to speedy trial by failing to move the case forward for seven (7) years. Mr. Wirth requested that the prosecutor voluntarily dismissed the case; however, the prosecutor was unwilling to voluntarily dismiss. Mr. Wirth then made oral arguments for a dismissal based on a violation of speedy trial rights to the Court and the Judge granted motion, dismissing all charges pending against Wirth Law Office’s client.
July 23, 2010 – Sentencing VIctory
The Wirth Law Office scored a victory for a client today when the client received a five (5) year deferred sentence on the charge of distributing cocaine to an undercover officer. The Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case strongly objected to a deferred sentence (which allows the case to be dismissed and expunged upon successful completion of probation), so the client, at Mr. Wirth’s suggestion, blind plead to the judge. Mr. Wirth and the Assistant District Attorney made oral arguments, with Mr. Wirth requesting a deferred sentence and today the judge entered a deferred sentence for the Wirth Law Office’s client.
July 19, 2010 – Assault & Battery Dismissal
The Wirth Law Office’s client was charged with Assault & Battery when she attempted to break-up a fight between her child and her neighbor’s child. Attorney James M. Wirth requested a trial on the matter and it was set for today at 2:00 p.m. When 2:00 p.m. came around, the prosecutor conceded that he had insufficient evidence available to put on the trial and dismissed all pending charges against Mr. Wirth’s client.
June 25, 2010 – Domestic A&B Dismissal
Today attorney James M. Wirth obtained a complete dismissal on all charges against a client charged with Domestic Assault and Battery. From the beginning of the criminal filing, the alleged victim did not want charges pursued. At the arraignment, the alleged victim advised the district attorney’s office of the same; however, they refused to drop the charge. The alleged victim later appeared at the district attorney’s office for a second time, this time with her own attorney, and filled out paperwork noting she did not want the case pursued. The district attorney still refused to dismiss the case. It was not until Wirth Law Office attorney, James M. Wirth set it for trial, and appeared for pre-trial that the State finally dismissed the case.
May 26, 2010 – Felony Drug Dismissal
Wirth Law Office lawyer, James M. Wirth, appeared for a client charged with felony Unlawful Possession of Controlled Drug – Second Offense, Operating Vehicle without License Plate, and Failure to Carry Insurance. After arguments made to the prosecution regarding infirmities in the State’s case, Mr. Wirth was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss each of the three counts. Additionally, as the dismissal was received early in the case, the client is eligible for a complete expungement of the court case and arrest. This result was a great relief to the client who was facing a minimum sentence of two (2) years, with the possibility of as much as ten (10) years.
May 11, 2010 – Workers’ Comp. Trial VIctory
Today the Wirth Law Office received the Order of the Workers’ Compensation Court from a May 5, 2010 bench trial attorney James M. Wirth put on. Wirth Law Office’s client was injured on the job but the employer refused to provide him with medical treatment and other workers’ compensation benefits. The employer even called two of its current employees to the stand to testify that the client was never injured on the job. Despite the employers charades, the Judge agreed with Mr. Wirth’s presentation of the case and awarded benefits to the client. Now the client can finally get the spinal surgery that employer was denying him.
April 26, 2010 – Dismissal
Wirth Law Office lawyer James M. Wirth, appeared for a client charged with Violation of the Compulsory Attendance Act and received a complete dismissal after brief arguments made in court.
January 26, 2010 – Felony Dismissal
Today Wirth Law Office lawyer James M. Wirth obtained a complete dismissal for a client charged with Endeavoring to Manufacture Methamphetamines. Until it was dismissed the charge carried the sentencing range of seven (7) years to life.
The client was originally charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamines; however, after fighting a two (2) day preliminary hearing which ended on July 6, 2009, the charge was reduced to Endeavoring to Manufacture Methamphetamines. The matter was set for Jury Trial on January 19, 2010. On the date of trial attorney, James M. Wirth, discovered a new technical argument that could be made against the charges and the matter was continued. On January 25, 2010,James M. Wirth filed a motion requesting dismissal based on the new argument. This morning, the case and all charges against the client were dismissed.
Grand Opening Announcement
Friday, January 1, 2010
Email Text Notice of Grand Opening
After practicing law for five years and working literally over a thousand cases, I have decided to leave the Kania Law Office and open my own practice, the Wirth Law Office. Over the previous four years at the Kania Law Office, I have achieved felony jury trial acquittals, six figure personal injury settlements, and successful appeals; I wish to continue this winning track history at the Wirth Law Office.
Clients I have worked with at the Kania Law Office, will continue with the Kania Law Office, although I may help out on some cases on an “of counsel” basis. If there are any questions regarding outstanding cases, please contact the Kania Law Office at (918) 743-2233 or me at (918) 879-1681.
Please update your contact information with the details below and know that referrals are greatly appreciated, for those in need of legal representation in personal injury, criminal defense, family law, workers’ compensation, and bankruptcy.