Tulsa Attorney Blog 8 Posts Tagged 'Tulsa criminal defense attorney'


  • How Does Oklahoma Law Define Embezzlement?

    Embezzlement is theft. It usually occurs when a person who has been entrusted with money or other property steals that property or money for their own gain. Embezzlement Defined Oklahoma law defines embezzlement as the fraudulent appropriation of the property of another, which has been obtained legally, for an unintended use, or the hiding 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. (See 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • What is Blackmail in Oklahoma?

    Blackmail. It is a very real crime in Oklahoma. The old movies depicting someone threatening to expose another person’s secret unless the blackmailer’s demands are met are grounded in reality, at least to some extent. Here is what you need to know about the crime of blackmail in Oklahoma. Blackmail Defined In Oklahoma, blackmail is […]

  • An Overview of Oklahoma Murder Laws

    Not All Unlawful Killings are Murder Oklahoma classifies murder charges by degree, with only two classifications of the crime: first degree and second-degree murder. First-degree murder as the more serious of the two. Murder charges are among several legal remedies prosecutors may consider when a person dies at the hands of another in Oklahoma. Generally, […]

  • Oklahoma Manslaughter Laws Explained 

    Although both involve the killing of a person by another, manslaughter is a very different crime from murder.  We may hear the term, but not really understand the difference. But when you are involved in a homicide, those differences can mean a lot. The key difference between murder and manslaughter is intent. Murder is an […]

  • Uttering a Forged Instrument Means Forgery in Oklahoma

    Uttering a forged instrument occurs when a person knowingly publishes (utters) a forged or altered document, writing, or other financial instruments, thus placing it into general circulation. It is “uttered” with the intent to misrepresent it as true.   Think of the crime as a way of putting a forged document, financial instrument, or coin […]

  • Court Declines to Review Case that Invalidated Oklahoma DUI Breathalyzer Tests

    State Failed to Adopt Valid Intoxilyzer 8000 Rules The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Sept. 26, 2016 declined to review the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals decision in a drivers license revocation case that effectively – should – make breath test evidence from the current generation of breathalyzer machines inadmissible in Oklahoma DUI cases. It might […]