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  • Why Do I Still Have an Arrest Record After Section 991c Expungement?

    Of two types of expungement possible in Tulsa, Oklahoma, one does more to clear your criminal record than the other. UInder Section 991c expungement, only your name is removed from court records. With Title 18 expungment, all records of your criminal conviction are sealed. This article explains the two types of Oklahoma expungement.

  • What Crimes are Eligible for Expungement in Tulsa?

    Only some crimes can be expunged from criminal records in Oklahoma. Expungement laws require various waiting periods after most recent criminal convictions, then limit expungement to non-violent crimes. Beyond expungement of criminal records, court records associated with ex parte orders or orders for protection can sometimes be expunged.

  • Can I Say I Was Not Convicted if My Tulsa Criminal Records Were Expunged?

    We can all make a mistake and end up on the wrong side of the law. Tulsa criminal records can happen to the best of us. We learn and move on. Oklahoma laws passed in 2016 make it easier than ever to move on. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can expunge non-violent Tulsa […]

  • Getting a Pardon vs. an Expungement Tulsa Oklahoma

    It can be easy to confuse getting a pardon with getting an expungement Tulsa Oklahoma. Both make it easier to move on with your life after a scrape with the law. However, they are different, and it is important to understand how each of these function. What is a Pardon in Oklahoma? A pardon is […]

  • What Court Records in Tulsa Ok Can Be Expunged?

    If you are thinking about pursuing an expungement of your criminal court records in Tulsa OK, you might want to know what records can be expunged. Different expungements are used for different records in Oklahoma, and each type of expungement has its own qualifying criteria. In general, the following type of court records in Tulsa […]

  • How Soon Can I Get My Tulsa Court Records Expunged?

    New laws regarding the expungement of Tulsa court records took effect in November 2016, thanks to the Oklahoma legislature. (Okla. Stat. tit. 22 § 18) The expungement of Tulsa criminal records makes it possible for people convicted of certain crimes to effectively seal their criminal records from public view. This makes it easier to obtain employment and […]

  • Does Expungement Clear OSCN and ODCR Tulsa Records?

    In Oklahoma, expungement is a sealing of criminal records from public view. It acts like an erasure. You can truthfully say that your scrape with the law never happened if you are questioned about it. The state legislature recently passed laws that make it easier for non-violent criminals to seal their records, including those on systems such as OSCN and […]

  • Can I Expunge a Restraining Order in Tulsa?

    Protective orders, sometimes called restraining orders, are needed in certain circumstances. A Tulsa, Oklahoma court often issues an emergency protective order in the case of domestic abuse, to protect a victim from an alleged stalker, or to protect a victim from harassment. In cases of domestic violence, a protective order requires one of the parties to […]

  • What is the Process for Criminal Records Expungement in Tulsa?

    In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a criminal records expungement acts as an erasure. It is a sealing of court documents that prevents the public from seeing your criminal records. Types of Criminal Records Expungement in Tulsa There are two types of expungement possible in Oklahoma — expungement of your entire criminal record (Okla. Stat. tit.22 § 18) […]

  • Must I Still Register as a Sex Offender in Oklahoma if I Get a Pardon?

    If you were convicted of a sex crime, you must register as a sex offender in Oklahoma, even if the crime has been pardoned. A pardon does not alter your responsibility to register as a sex offender in Tulsa (Okla. Stat. tit.57 § 584) You must register and provide all information required by law. Failure […]

  • Help! Tulsa Prosecutors See My Record Expungement in Oklahoma

    Even if you have had a record expungement in Oklahoma, you could theoretically be declared a prior offender if you are charged with another crime. Read on to learn more about the different types of expungement in Tulsa. FAQ: Record Expungement in Oklahoma There are two types of record expungement in Oklahoma — expungement of […]

  • FAQ: Violent Crimes, Pardons and Expungements in Tulsa

    New laws regarding pardons and expungements have taken effect in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a result, it is now easier than ever to obtain an expungement or pardon and put your past behind you. However, the fast track to pardons and expungements in Tulsa do not include any violent crimes. Read on to learn what crimes are not eligible for […]

  • How to Get a Pardon from the Governor of Oklahoma

    Pardons and expungements are different in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A common question involves how to get a pardon from the governor of Oklahoma. Pardon vs. Expungement in Tulsa A pardon is issued by the governor of Oklahoma and acts as an official statement of forgiveness for the crime pardoned. It welcomes the convicted felon back into […]

  • What Are the Benefits of a Tulsa County Expungement?

    Oklahoma state laws passed in 2016 make it easier than ever to expunge your non-violent criminal record and move on with your life after you have paid your debt to society. There are many benefits to getting a Tulsa County expungement, including clear background checks. Benefits of a Tulsa County Expungement It can be difficult […]

  • How Can I Fight a Lewd Molestation of a Minor Charge in Tulsa?

    Lewd molestation of a minor in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a serious felony and a sex crime. A conviction for a sex crime in Tulsa can stay with you for life. The mere accusation of molestation can also have an immediate and serious social impact on one’s daily life. A consultation with an experienced Tulsa criminal […]

  • Contesting a Lewd or Indecent Proposal to a Child Charge in Tulsa

    A charge of a lewd or indecent proposal to a child in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a serious felony crime. Lewd and indecent is a very broad term that covers most sexual contact in Tulsa. A conviction for a sex crime in Tulsa can stay with you for life, especially with sex offender registry requirements. An immediate consultation with […]

  • What is a Possession of a Firearm by a Delinquent in Tulsa?

    Adjudication is another name for judgment, decision, ruling, or determination by a court of law. Minors who commit crimes may be adjudicated as juvenile delinquents. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, possession of a firearm by a delinquent is a felony offense. What is Possession of a Firearm by a Delinquent in Tulsa? In Tulsa, a delinquent child […]

  • Domestic Assault in the Presence of a Minor in Tulsa is a Felony

    Domestic assault in the presence of a minor is a serious crime in Tulsa, Oklahoma and can result in a felony conviction carrying jail time and large fines. Usually, the crime is charged as domestic assault and battery. What is Domestic Assault in the Presence of a Minor? Domestic assault and battery is an assault and […]

  • How Serious is a Manufacture a Controlled Substance Charge in Tulsa?

    Even attempting to manufacture a controlled substance in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a serious offense that could lead to life in prison. In Tulsa, the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act defines those substances that are considered controlled and dangerous and classifies them in schedules I through V. (Okla. Stat. tit. 63 § 2-101, 2-204, 2-212) Any substance or immediate precursor to […]

  • Defining Possession of Marijuana Within 1000 Feet of School in Tulsa

    Possession of marijuana within 1000 feet of school, recreation center, public park, or in the presence of any child under 12 years of age is felony in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you or a loved one is faced with this charge, an immediate consultation with an experienced Tulsa criminal attorney is recommended to protect your rights and help […]

  • How Serious is Malicious Injury to Property in Tulsa?

    Malicious injury to property in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a crime. Malicious injury to property is defined as maliciously injuring, defacing, or destroying any property belonging to someone else. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1760) Depending on the property damaged, it can be a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Defining Malicious Injury to Property in Tulsa […]

  • What is the Penalty for Bringing Drugs into Jail in Tulsa?

    Bringing drugs into jail in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a felony offense. The same law also applies to carrying alcoholic beverages into a jail or other correctional facility. Elements of Bringing Drugs into Jail No person may be convicted of bringing drugs into jail unless the state has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements […]

  • How Do I Contest a No Oklahoma Drug Tax Stamp Charge in Tulsa?

    Possession of drugs or controlled substances in Tulsa, Oklahoma is covered by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act. An Oklahoma drug tax stamp also applies to the possession of controlled substances, as outlined in Okla. Stat. tit. 68 § 450.2. Failure to have the appropriate Oklahoma drug tax stamp is a crime that can lead to fines […]

  • Fighting a Tulsa Larceny from a House Charge

    Larceny is the taking of personal property by fraud or stealth with intent to permanently deprive another thereof. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1701) Larceny from a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a felony that carries significant jail time. A consultation with an experienced Tulsa criminal lawyer is recommended to best fight this charge. Elements […]

  • What Makes Possession of Burglary Tools in Tulsa a Crime?

    A person who has been previously been convicted of the crime of burglary in Tulsa, Oklahoma can be charged and convicted of a felony crime if caught in possession of burglary tools. Previous burglary convictions may include burglary in the first or second degree, burglary with explosives, illegal entry, and breaking and entering without permission. […]

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