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  • Oct. 4, 2018: Tulsa Attorneys Q&A on Z-104.5 The Edge

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    In the fourth episode of Make Law Easy on Z-104.5’s Morning Edge, Tulsa lawyer James Wirth talked about what to do when there is an arrest warrant, what to do if a friend working on your car ruins something, how to know if a will is valid, liability for a slip and fall on water in a public place and whether homeowner association fees must be paid when promised services are not delivered.


  • Human Rights Report Denounces Oklahoma’s Mass Incarceration of Women

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    Oklahoma’s decades old distinction as incarcerating more women per capita than any state in the US hurts families, a Human Rights Watch report says. Oklahoma criminal justice reforms are likely to stop an increase in Oklahoma prison population but might not roll back the results of decades of mass incarceration driven by severe sentencing, merciless prosecution and probation plans that keep defendants returning to jail.


  • Sept. 27, 2018: Tulsa Lawyers Q&A on Z-104.5 The Edge

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    Topics include defaming public officials, posting video of a neighborhood, driving a company car with expired tags, getting fired unfairly and drug court.


  • Sept. 20, 2018: Tulsa Lawyer Q&A on Z104.5 The Edge

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    Tulsa attorney James Wirth was on the Morning Edge again Sept. 20, 2018, this time to answer questions about medical marijuana, child support and vehicle searches during traffic stops. Listen to the show here.


  • Tulsa Criminal Attorney Discusses Medical Marijuana on KJRH Channel 2

    Tulsa criminal attorney James M. Wirth told KJRH Channel 2 that colleges and universities that prohibit marijuana on campus after medical marijuana was legalized usually do so because they receive federal funds, campus policies often reflect federal mandates. Under federal law, marijuana remains illegal, and schools risk loss of federal money if their policies accommodated medical marijuana.


  • Sept. 13, 2018: Make Law Easy on Z-104.5 The Edge

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    Thurday Mornings at 9 a.m. Tulsa attorney James Wirth sat in with Z-104.5 The Edge morning personalities Josh and Chuck Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 for the first edition of their weekly “Make Law Easy” radio segment. The morning duo charted a jovial course through listener’s legal questions that the media-savvy Tulsa lawyer quickly answered in […]


  • Tulsa Attorney James Wirth Makes Law Easy on Z-104.5 The Edge

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    Tulsa attorney James Wirth joins Josh and Chuck on Z-104.5 The Edge each week for a light, informative conversation about Oklahoma legal concerns that matter to The Edge’s classic rock listeners. Listeners can Tweet questions for the morning segment to @EDGETULSA.


  • Sentencing Reform Drives Applications to Commute Sentence in Oklahoma

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    Changes in Okalahoma sentencing laws for drug crimes and non-violent property crimes have created a favorable environment for those who submit an application to commute sentence to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. While far more commutations in Oklahoma are denied than are passed, recently reduced penalties that make prior penalties seem excessive are among the reasons board members have approved a growing number of applications to commute sentences in recent years.


  • ‘Lackadaisical Attitude’ Drives Oklahoma’s High Wrongful Conviction Rate

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    Oklahoma ranks seventh in the nation for wrongful convictions since 1993. A commentator alludes to Wild West justice where attitudes toward life and liberty reflect a lackadaisical mindset. But why did a nationally recognized political commentator decide to spotlight the 7th ranked state for wrongful convictions now?


  • Washington Co. Judge Faces Suspension, Removal on Misconduct Allegations

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    Oklahoma Supreme Court Alleges “Oppression in Office” Whispered complaints about a Washington County judge’s misconduct toward defendants and attorneys appearing in his court have swirled for months. Now, things are spilling into the light. Washington County District Judge Curtis DeLapp has been notified of a proposed temporary suspension by the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary’s […]


  • Can the Government Open Your Mail Without a Warrant?

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    Federal law prohibits opening mail without the recipients permission, but law enforcement agencies use a variety of methods to find out what goes through the mail. Sometimes, police seek a warrant but they can ask the post office to record all letters sent to an address with no warrant. On at least one occassion, investigators illegally opened packages to find out if there was anything inside work seeking a warrant about.


  • Oklahoma Sentencing Reform Offers Non-Violent Offenders a Second Chance

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    Faced with budget shorfalls and growing prison populations, Oklahoma lawmakers in 2018 reduce sentences for non-violent property crimes, extended opportunies for parole, made probation slightly easier to complete and allowed some lifers to plea for sentence modifications.


  • New Law Makes it Easier to Expunge Criminal Records in Oklahoma

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    An Oklahoma expungement reform that takes effect Nov. 1, 2018 reduces waiting periods and eliminates pardon requirements before individuals may seek expungement of criminal records. The reform affects those previously convicted of no more than one non-violent felony offense.


  • Oklahoma Defense Lawyers Slam Juvenile Life-Without-Parole Bill

    The Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association has released a scorching rebuke of a bill that would let judges sentence juveniles to life in prison without a chance for parole. Oklahoma law otherwise allows juries to determine sentences within limits set by law. Different sentencing procedures would deny those juveniles equal protection of the law as […]


  • Bills Would Have Ended DUI Drivers License Revocation Prior to Conviction

    For nearly 50 years, the Dept. of Public Safety has seized and revoked drivers licenses of motorists arrested for DUI in Oklahoma. Oklahoma law required licenses to be revoked as a matter of civil law, long before a driver was afforded due process of law in a criminal court. Mandatory drivers license revocations on arrest […]


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