Tulsa Attorney Blog 47 Posts Tagged 'criminal defense attorney Tulsa'

  • Rogers County Sheriff’s Spy Cam Highlights Open Fields Doctrine in Oklahoma

    A sheriff sneaks into your farm field in the early hours of the morning to plant a camera. Is it legal or not? The question came up in Rogers County when the office of Sheriff Scott Walton apparently placed a camera somewhere on 400 acres of farmland owned by county commissioner Kirt Thaker. Walton said […]

  • Even the Condemned Have Access to Oklahoma Courts

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court eventually upheld the execution secrecy law. In the process, the court established that a person condemned to die still has a right to approach Oklahoma courts.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Averts Constitutional Crisis

    In an expedited ruling that averted a looming constitutional crisis, the Oklahoma Supreme Court on April 23, 2014, reversed a district court decision related to secrecy surrounding execution procedures. The decision means Oklahoma may execute two convicted killers without triggering a constitutional showdown. A looming constitutional crisis emerged when attorneys asked a district court to […]

  • Oklahoma Constitutional Crisis Imminent!

    Constitutional Showdown Looms Over Oklahoma Death Penalty Secrecy In the virtual shadows of modern-day gallows, Oklahoma’s two highest courts in April, 2014 became embroiled in a historic constitutional showdown. The top civil court stayed two pending executions after the top criminal court twice refused to order the executions stayed. Then, within hours of a scheduled […]

  • Oklahoma Lawmakers Take Aim at Privateers; Tennessee Targets ‘Voluntary’ Roadside Stops

    Americans’ Fourth Amendment right “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” ranks among the most zealously protected freedoms we enjoy in the United States. Yet an ever-growing list of exceptions appears to erode those fundamental freedoms. Lawmakers in both Oklahoma and Tennessee recently voted to stop some […]

  • Oklahoma Courts: How to Save Text Messages for Legal Purposes

    The spread of smartphone technology has dramatically increased the frequency with which people use text messages for legal purposes in Oklahoma civil cases and criminal trials. Yet litigants who need to show the contents of text messages in court can face several hurdles. The simplest hurdle is often merely preserving the contents of text messages. […]

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Throws Wrench in Intoxilyzer 8000 Breathalyzer

    A January 28, 2014, Oklahoma Supreme Court decision makes it difficult — if not impossible — for the state to continue revoking drivers licenses based on evidence provided by the current generation of breath analysis machinery. Currently anyone arrested for DUI in Oklahoma who blows a .08 or more (or refuses to blow) has their […]

  • Mannford Couple Allege Malicious Prosecution in Botched Drug Raid

    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 […]

  • Synthetic Marijuana Case Dismissed

    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 […]

  • Drivers License Restored in Oklahoma Reckless Driving Case

    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 […]