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  • What is Child Sexual Abuse in Oklahoma?

    Child sexual abuse in Oklahoma. We hear about it in the papers and on the news. We know the victims. Maybe we have been a victim. All jurisdictions have laws prohibiting it, including Tulsa County. In fact, Oklahoma has several laws prohibiting child sexual abuse. There is some overlap among these laws, allowing prosecutors a […]

  • Child Abuse in Oklahoma is a Serious Crime

    Child abuse in Oklahoma comes in differing forms: physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. All of these forms of child abuse are against the law in Tulsa, and all have serious consequences. Child Abuse in Oklahoma Defined In Oklahoma, child abuse is defined as harming or threatening harm to a child’s health, safety, or […]

  • What is Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Oklahoma?

    Adults sometimes lead children toward a path involving criminal activity. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, depending on the circumstances, contributing to the delinquency of a minor can be a serious crime with serious consequences. You Can Go to Jail if Convicted The long and short of it is that if you could go to jail if convicted of contributing […]

  • Identity Theft and False Impersonation in Oklahoma

    Identity theft and false impersonation are closely related crimes in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Identity theft is under the umbrella of crimes surrounding false impersonation. False impersonation is a lie coupled with a situation in which the lie takes unfair advantage of another. Identity theft is fraudulently obtaining the identity of another person. It is most often used […]

  • Fighting a Tulsa Public Intoxication Charge

    Every jurisdiction has laws protecting the public order. One such law is that prohibiting public intoxication in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Public intoxication can be the result of alcohol or other drugs or the mixing of the two. Intoxication is often linked with vandalism, domestic abuse, assault and battery, and child abuse, making the crime a gateway […]

  • What is Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in Oklahoma?

    It is a Saturday night, and you see a car with the keys in the ignition. You take the car without permission, maybe not intending to keep it, but certainly to take it out for a spin. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle is a crime in Oklahoma. Here is what you might want to know […]

  • What is Failure to Pay Court Costs in Tulsa?

    Failure to Pay Court Costs: A Costly Mistake Failure to pay court costs and fines is a crime in and of itself in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It can be difficult and stressful to face a court-imposed debt in the best of situations; the situation is even more stressful when you lack the money to pay the […]

  • Defining Bribery in Tulsa

    Bribery: A More Serious Crime Than You Think in Oklahoma Influence. We feel its impact every day. A celebrity appears in the latest gear and we all want the same. A person we admire may have influence over how we dress, the makeup we wear, the books we read. But there is a world of […]

  • Marrying More Than One Person is Bigamy in Oklahoma

    All jurisdictions have laws prohibiting bigamy in Oklahoma. Oklahoma law defines bigamy as marrying a person while still married to another living person. Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 881 This is not a common crime, but it does occur. Bigamy is a felony offense. Punishment for Bigamy in Oklahoma There are exceptions to the crime. […]

  • Oklahoma’s Rape by Instrumentation Law Explained

    Tulsa, Oklahoma laws regarding rape, especially the rape by instrumentation law, have changed recently. Under these changed laws, rape by instrumentation is a serious crime in Oklahoma. Rape by instrumentation is a type of rape. In Oklahoma, rape is legally defined as an act of non-consensual sexual intercourse involving either vaginal or anal penetration of […]