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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]