Sabah Khalaf

OSBI to Enforce Laws Prohibiting Weapons for Marijuana Users

OSBI to Enforce Laws Prohibiting Weapons for Marijuana Users

The application window is open for a medical marijuana card or a business license. I’ve posted in the past about the potential repercussions for a card or license holder who also owns a gun or has a self-defense (concealed carry) permit. 788 has specific language that says a person who has a concealed carry permit cannot lose their license or be negatively affected merely because they also h ...[Read More]

788 passed. What do you do if caught with weed and you don’t have a medical marijuana card?

788 passed. What do you do if caught with weed and you don’t have a medical marijuana card?

788 passed and medical marijuana will be here before we know it (if the government will stop jamming us up). In the meantime, a person who is caught with 1.5oz or less of marijuana and can state a medical condition, but not in possession of a state-issued medical marijuana card, is only looking at up to a $400 fine if convicted. That sounds great, but a conviction for possession of marijuana can s ...[Read More]

DUI Checkpoint For July 4th Weekend

DUI Checkpoint For July 4th Weekend

Hey everyone, I hope you are all gearing up for a fun July 4th weekend. If you are going to drink, make sure you drink responsibly. If the danger of drinking and driving is not enough to convince you not to drink and drive, there will be a DUI Checkpoint this weekend that hopefully will: https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/crimewatch/dui-checkpoint-planned-for-weekend-after-fourth-of-july-in/article_c ...[Read More]

Supreme Court to Hear Civil Forfeiture Case

Supreme Court to Hear Civil Forfeiture Case

Civil forfeiture is when a law enforcement agency seizes money or property they believe to be linked to illicit activity. Even when there isn’t a link, the property is seized and the owner is forced into litigation that could take months or even years to get the property back.  Often, cash, phones, jewelry, vehicles, and other valuables are taken and never returned and sometimes never even c ...[Read More]

Medical Marijuana Users Can’t Legally Own Firearms According to Appeals Court Decision

Medical Marijuana Users Can’t Legally Own Firearms According to Appeals Court Decision

State Question 788 passed and medical marijuana will be here soon! But, it may have some hidden consequences. Some states have determined a person with a medical marijuana card cannot legally own a firearm. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that people who have a medical marijuana card are not permitted to buy or own firearms. How will this affect Oklahomans once medical marijuana is availabl ...[Read More]

Oklahoma’s Incarceration Rate is Now the Highest in the World

Oklahoma’s Incarceration Rate is Now the Highest in the World

When I worked as a prosecutor, my approach for non-violent defendants was rehabilitation, not incarceration. Incarceration does not rehabilitate a person who has a drug problem and once a person who is incarcerated for a drug-related/induced offense is released from prison, they don’t have the tools necessary to get meaningful employment or reintegrate into society. It’s time for a cha ...[Read More]

DUI Checkpoint this Weekend

Tulsa DUI Lawyer

Hey everyone, I hope you are all gearing up for a fun Memorial Day weekend. If you are going to drink, make sure you drink responsibly. If the danger of drinking and driving is not enough to convince you not to drink and drive, there will be a DUI Checkpoint this weekend that hopefully will. Happy Memorial Day Weekend! http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/crimewatch/dui-checkpoint-location-identified-ah ...[Read More]

Reasonable Bail

Reasonable Bail

What is Reasonable Bail? Criminal charges are always stressful. Combine that with unreasonable bail and all seems hopeless. One of the first things a defendant and their family looks for after being arrested is affordable bail. However, sometimes a judge sets less than reasonable bail often times at the suggestion of the prosecuting attorney. In these cases, a bond hearing may be an alternative to ...[Read More]

State Question 780 – Drug Reform

Drugs

November 8, 2016 Oklahomies will have the opportunity to overhaul part of our defective criminal justice system. State Question 780, if adopted, will create an amendment to Title 63 O.S. § 2-402 and treat ALL simple drug possession as a misdemeanor, regardless to the number of times a person is arrested and charged. That is right – ALL (cocaine, meth, heroin, LSD, PCP, opiates, marijuana, et ...[Read More]