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Facebook updated Community Standards

Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms. Users can exchange thoughts and ideas through words, photos and video. At times, however, status updates can offend other users. In an attempt to improve the user's experience, Facebook has updated its Community Standards.

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What is assault and battery with a dangerous weapon?

There are criminal law terms that are frequently mentioned in casual conversion. Terms like assault and battery are often used when there has been an attack or physical altercation in the news. However, if asked the actual definition of these terms, a clear answer may not be given. This post aims to clarify these terms and define the punishment in Oklahoma law.

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What are the crime classifications in Oklahoma?

How are crimes in Oklahoma classified? There are two types of classification: felonies and misdemeanors. A felony is punishable by serving a year or more in prison and payment of a fine. If convicted of certain felonies, a defendant may also face the death penalty. In contrast, a misdemeanor is punishable by serving less than a year in jail and payment of a fine. The fine is generally less than $500. A defendant facing a misdemeanor is not subject to the death penalty.

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Defending our Oklahoma clients from criminal charges

Oklahomans who are accused of a crime face a difficult road. Government prosecutors have enormous resources at their disposal and are often under pressure to win a conviction and the harshest possible sentence. At the same time, those who are accused of crimes in high-profile cases may feel that they have been tried in a court of public opinion before they have ever had their day in court. All this is true whether the alleged crime is something violent, like assault, or something nonviolent, such as fraud.

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Defending our Oklahoma clients from criminal charges

Oklahomans who are accused of a crime face a difficult road. Government prosecutors have enormous resources at their disposal and are often under pressure to win a conviction and the harshest possible sentence. At the same time, those who are accused of crimes in high-profile cases may feel that they have been tried in a court of public opinion before they have ever had their day in court. All this is true whether the alleged crime is something violent, like assault, or something nonviolent, such as fraud.

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No charges for convenience store clerk

Stand Your Ground laws in various states have drawn a lot of criticism in the last few years. Oklahoma is one of the 24 states that have a Stand Your Ground law on its books. These laws allow an individual to use deadly force when he or she is in reasonable fear of great bodily harm or death. This law is in the news again after a robbery attempt at a Tulsa convenience store.

No charges for convenience store clerk

Stand Your Ground laws in various states have drawn a lot of criticism in the last few years. Oklahoma is one of the 24 states that have a Stand Your Ground law on its books. These laws allow an individual to use deadly force when he or she is in reasonable fear of great bodily harm or death. This law is in the news again after a robbery attempt at a Tulsa convenience store.

No charges for convenience store clerk

Stand Your Ground laws in various states have drawn a lot of criticism in the last few years. Oklahoma is one of the 24 states that have a Stand Your Ground law on its books. These laws allow an individual to use deadly force when he or she is in reasonable fear of great bodily harm or death. This law is in the news again after a robbery attempt at a Tulsa convenience store.

No charges for convenience store clerk

Stand Your Ground laws in various states have drawn a lot of criticism in the last few years. Oklahoma is one of the 24 states that have a Stand Your Ground law on its books. These laws allow an individual to use deadly force when he or she is in reasonable fear of great bodily harm or death. This law is in the news again after a robbery attempt at a Tulsa convenience store.

The importance of quality criminal defense

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. This isn't just a saying, it's the mantra of the attorneys of M.K. Bailey Law Offices. The majority of our clients have never been in trouble before. Now these law abiding citizens are caught in the middle of a difficult situation. Making the right legal decisions may make the difference between freedom and incarceration.

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The importance of quality criminal defense

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. This isn't just a saying, it's the mantra of the attorneys of M.K. Bailey Law Offices. The majority of our clients have never been in trouble before. Now these law abiding citizens are caught in the middle of a difficult situation. Making the right legal decisions may make the difference between freedom and incarceration.

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Criminal charges: Naked man attacks woman at apartment complex

Police in Oklahoma City report that they have arrested a man after he attacked a woman while he was naked in an apartment complex. The 32-year-old man was taken into custody late Saturday evening. Police reported to the scene after they received a report that a naked man had broken into the apartment complex and was fighting with residents of the community.

Criminal charges: Naked man attacks woman at apartment complex

Police in Oklahoma City report that they have arrested a man after he attacked a woman while he was naked in an apartment complex. The 32-year-old man was taken into custody late Saturday evening. Police reported to the scene after they received a report that a naked man had broken into the apartment complex and was fighting with residents of the community.

Criminal charges: Naked man attacks woman at apartment complex

Police in Oklahoma City report that they have arrested a man after he attacked a woman while he was naked in an apartment complex. The 32-year-old man was taken into custody late Saturday evening. Police reported to the scene after they received a report that a naked man had broken into the apartment complex and was fighting with residents of the community.

Eating a BAC print out is not a good idea

Let's say you are driving late one night after you enjoyed a drink or two at your local establishment. Getting behind the wheel of the car probably wasn't the best decision in your life, but you do it anyway. A police officer pulls you over during your drive and soon the officer accuses you of drinking and driving. You are arrested for the offense, and they take you in to a police station for further testing.

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Interrogating teens is practically formulaic, and that's bad

What if -- and stay with us on this one -- you were an alien from another planet. For whatever reason, you're here on Earth and you look like a human. So as you wander aimlessly across this new world, you trespass on someone's property and you're arrested. The police take you in and start interrogating you, but of course you have no idea what's going on. You don't know you have rights. You don't even know what crime you've committed.

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A criminal charge can ruin your life -- but it doesn't have to

It is one of the pillars of the criminal justice system: a person who is accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. However, as everyone is well aware, that isn't necessarily how every criminal case is perceived. In this era of instant news and constant connection, everyone has an opinion, and thoughts become shared so quickly. If someone is accused of committing a crime, there is a good chance that the public at large will label that person guilty, even though he or she is innocent until the prosecution proves its case.

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Oklahoma City man faces numerous drug charges

Drug charges, and their potential penalties and consequences, are unquestionably serious. A 63-year old man was recently arrested in Oklahoma City and is facing numerous drug charges. He has been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance; possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia. The man also allegedly became violent and is facing several criminal charges related to those accusations as well. The man was at the hospital when the alleged incident took place. A nurse allegedly discovered a glass pipe in the man's room and authorities were called.

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Defenses to drug manufacturing charges in Oklahoma

Manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs is a serious crime under both federal and Oklahoma law. Unlike simple possession cases, prosecutors typically charge these crimes as felonies. A conviction can result in a lengthy sentence in state or federal prison. Fortunately, there are ways to defend against these charges.

Defenses to drug manufacturing charges in Oklahoma

Manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs is a serious crime under both federal and Oklahoma law. Unlike simple possession cases, prosecutors typically charge these crimes as felonies. A conviction can result in a lengthy sentence in state or federal prison. Fortunately, there are ways to defend against these charges.

Defenses to drug manufacturing charges in Oklahoma

Manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs is a serious crime under both federal and Oklahoma law. Unlike simple possession cases, prosecutors typically charge these crimes as felonies. A conviction can result in a lengthy sentence in state or federal prison. Fortunately, there are ways to defend against these charges.

Defenses to drug manufacturing charges in Oklahoma

Manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs is a serious crime under both federal and Oklahoma law. Unlike simple possession cases, prosecutors typically charge these crimes as felonies. A conviction can result in a lengthy sentence in state or federal prison. Fortunately, there are ways to defend against these charges.

Defenses to drug manufacturing charges in Oklahoma

Manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs is a serious crime under both federal and Oklahoma law. Unlike simple possession cases, prosecutors typically charge these crimes as felonies. A conviction can result in a lengthy sentence in state or federal prison. Fortunately, there are ways to defend against these charges.

Defenses to drug manufacturing charges in Oklahoma

Manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs is a serious crime under both federal and Oklahoma law. Unlike simple possession cases, prosecutors typically charge these crimes as felonies. A conviction can result in a lengthy sentence in state or federal prison. Fortunately, there are ways to defend against these charges.

Defenses to drug manufacturing charges in Oklahoma

Manufacturing or cultivating illegal drugs is a serious crime under both federal and Oklahoma law. Unlike simple possession cases, prosecutors typically charge these crimes as felonies. A conviction can result in a lengthy sentence in state or federal prison. Fortunately, there are ways to defend against these charges.

Oklahoma couple facing drug charges after child abuse complaint

Drug possession is a serious charge in the state of Oklahoma. In many cases, the laws are strict liability. Which means anyone found with substances like marijuana will be held liable regardless of a valid prescription from another state where the substance is legal.

Oklahoma couple facing drug charges after child abuse complaint

Drug possession is a serious charge in the state of Oklahoma. In many cases, the laws are strict liability. Which means anyone found with substances like marijuana will be held liable regardless of a valid prescription from another state where the substance is legal.

Oklahoma couple facing drug charges after child abuse complaint

Drug possession is a serious charge in the state of Oklahoma. In many cases, the laws are strict liability. Which means anyone found with substances like marijuana will be held liable regardless of a valid prescription from another state where the substance is legal.

Oklahoma couple facing drug charges after child abuse complaint

Drug possession is a serious charge in the state of Oklahoma. In many cases, the laws are strict liability. Which means anyone found with substances like marijuana will be held liable regardless of a valid prescription from another state where the substance is legal.

Oklahoma couple facing drug charges after child abuse complaint

Drug possession is a serious charge in the state of Oklahoma. In many cases, the laws are strict liability. Which means anyone found with substances like marijuana will be held liable regardless of a valid prescription from another state where the substance is legal.

Oklahoma couple facing drug charges after child abuse complaint

Drug possession is a serious charge in the state of Oklahoma. In many cases, the laws are strict liability. Which means anyone found with substances like marijuana will be held liable regardless of a valid prescription from another state where the substance is legal.

Facebook updated Community Standards

Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms. Users can exchange thoughts and ideas through words, photos and video. At times, however, status updates can offend other users. In an attempt to improve the user's experience, Facebook has updated its Community Standards.

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Facebook updated Community Standards

Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms. Users can exchange thoughts and ideas through words, photos and video. At times, however, status updates can offend other users. In an attempt to improve the user's experience, Facebook has updated its Community Standards.

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Revenge website operator now seeks privacy protection

In an age of social media, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of privacy. In the case of a romance that has gone sour, social media serves as fertile ground to mount revenge. One website made it convenient for jilted lovers to embarrass their old flames. The website has since been shut down but there are additional issues that linger for the owner of the site.

Revenge website operator now seeks privacy protection

In an age of social media, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of privacy. In the case of a romance that has gone sour, social media serves as fertile ground to mount revenge. One website made it convenient for jilted lovers to embarrass their old flames. The website has since been shut down but there are additional issues that linger for the owner of the site.

Revenge website operator now seeks privacy protection

In an age of social media, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of privacy. In the case of a romance that has gone sour, social media serves as fertile ground to mount revenge. One website made it convenient for jilted lovers to embarrass their old flames. The website has since been shut down but there are additional issues that linger for the owner of the site.

Sony hacking shows dark side of Internet crime

Oklahoma residents may have heard or read about the recent hacking of emails and other documents from Sony Corp. As of this writing, the identity of the hacker or hackers has not yet been determined. Some have speculated that North Korean agents, angered by the upcoming release of a film that portrays their leader in a bad light, may be behind the hacking. Others suspect a domestic hacker. Gossip websites and others have had a field day with hacked embarrassing emails between Sony movie executives in which they insult each other, movie star Angelina Jolie and even President Obama.

Sony hacking shows dark side of Internet crime

Oklahoma residents may have heard or read about the recent hacking of emails and other documents from Sony Corp. As of this writing, the identity of the hacker or hackers has not yet been determined. Some have speculated that North Korean agents, angered by the upcoming release of a film that portrays their leader in a bad light, may be behind the hacking. Others suspect a domestic hacker. Gossip websites and others have had a field day with hacked embarrassing emails between Sony movie executives in which they insult each other, movie star Angelina Jolie and even President Obama.

Sony hacking shows dark side of Internet crime

Oklahoma residents may have heard or read about the recent hacking of emails and other documents from Sony Corp. As of this writing, the identity of the hacker or hackers has not yet been determined. Some have speculated that North Korean agents, angered by the upcoming release of a film that portrays their leader in a bad light, may be behind the hacking. Others suspect a domestic hacker. Gossip websites and others have had a field day with hacked embarrassing emails between Sony movie executives in which they insult each other, movie star Angelina Jolie and even President Obama.

Sony hacking shows dark side of Internet crime

Oklahoma residents may have heard or read about the recent hacking of emails and other documents from Sony Corp. As of this writing, the identity of the hacker or hackers has not yet been determined. Some have speculated that North Korean agents, angered by the upcoming release of a film that portrays their leader in a bad light, may be behind the hacking. Others suspect a domestic hacker. Gossip websites and others have had a field day with hacked embarrassing emails between Sony movie executives in which they insult each other, movie star Angelina Jolie and even President Obama.

'Internet crime' carries a very heavy connotation

The amazing technological strides we have made in the last two decades has changed the world forever. We can connect with anyone whenever we want; most, if not all, of human knowledge is just a few keystrokes away; and our ability to create and manage tremendous things online really is an incredible accomplishment when you think about it.

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Sex crime punishment and Fourth Amendment rights

A United States Supreme Court ruling may have opened the door for a unique constitutional challenge. At issue is the lifetime tracking of a repeat sex offender. The question that is being explored is whether or not this constitutes a search. The Fourth Amendment provides a protection against unreasonable search and seizures. If the lifetime tracking is considered a search that falls within the parameters of the Fourth Amendment, a defendant must prove that the search is unreasonable.

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Statutory rape in the state of Oklahoma

All crimes that involve sex are cause for concern in the state of Oklahoma. When these crimes involve children, there is a heightened sense of concern due to the age of the child and their inability to give legal consent on matters of a sexual nature. The law outlines the age of consent for certain sexual acts while also stating the penalty for the crime.

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Statutory rape in the state of Oklahoma

All crimes that involve sex are cause for concern in the state of Oklahoma. When these crimes involve children, there is a heightened sense of concern due to the age of the child and their inability to give legal consent on matters of a sexual nature. The law outlines the age of consent for certain sexual acts while also stating the penalty for the crime.

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Statutory rape in the state of Oklahoma

All crimes that involve sex are cause for concern in the state of Oklahoma. When these crimes involve children, there is a heightened sense of concern due to the age of the child and their inability to give legal consent on matters of a sexual nature. The law outlines the age of consent for certain sexual acts while also stating the penalty for the crime.

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Possession of child pornography in the state of Oklahoma

It is universally accepted that children should be protected. Children are one of the most vulnerable segments of our society. Those who choose to prey on them deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. However, it is important that the prosecution of the accused follows the letter of the law rather than a biased, overzealous prosecution that neither seeks nor searches for the truth.

Possession of child pornography in the state of Oklahoma

It is universally accepted that children should be protected. Children are one of the most vulnerable segments of our society. Those who choose to prey on them deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. However, it is important that the prosecution of the accused follows the letter of the law rather than a biased, overzealous prosecution that neither seeks nor searches for the truth.

Possession of child pornography in the state of Oklahoma

It is universally accepted that children should be protected. Children are one of the most vulnerable segments of our society. Those who choose to prey on them deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. However, it is important that the prosecution of the accused follows the letter of the law rather than a biased, overzealous prosecution that neither seeks nor searches for the truth.

Tulsa man accused of shooting with intent to kill

Oklahoma highways can be dangerous places. Drivers must be vigilant about obeying the rules of the road and watching for fellow drivers. Drivers on one Oklahoma highway allegedly had an additional threat while on the road. A Tulsa man has been charged with shooting at a vehicle on the Gilcrease Expressway.

Tulsa man accused of shooting with intent to kill

Oklahoma highways can be dangerous places. Drivers must be vigilant about obeying the rules of the road and watching for fellow drivers. Drivers on one Oklahoma highway allegedly had an additional threat while on the road. A Tulsa man has been charged with shooting at a vehicle on the Gilcrease Expressway.

Tulsa man accused of shooting with intent to kill

Oklahoma highways can be dangerous places. Drivers must be vigilant about obeying the rules of the road and watching for fellow drivers. Drivers on one Oklahoma highway allegedly had an additional threat while on the road. A Tulsa man has been charged with shooting at a vehicle on the Gilcrease Expressway.

Tulsa man accused of shooting with intent to kill

Oklahoma highways can be dangerous places. Drivers must be vigilant about obeying the rules of the road and watching for fellow drivers. Drivers on one Oklahoma highway allegedly had an additional threat while on the road. A Tulsa man has been charged with shooting at a vehicle on the Gilcrease Expressway.

What is "justifiable homicide" in the eyes of Oklahoma law?

When a news story details an investigation into a shooting or similar altercation that leaves a person deceased, many of us start to ask questions. How did the person die? What was the motivation? Will the shooter be charged? Of course, such cases are rarely cut and dry. In fact, the State of Oklahoma has a rule that deems some such situations ok if certain circumstances were present at the time of the event.

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Does Oklahoma have domestic violence law for assault and battery?

This law firm represents those who have been charged with violent crimes. Everyone is entitled to a proper defense. This blog focuses on Oklahoma assault and battery statutes that are applied in cases of domestic violence. Special care should be taken with domestic violence cases due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter.

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Does Oklahoma have domestic violence law for assault and battery?

This law firm represents those who have been charged with violent crimes. Everyone is entitled to a proper defense. This blog focuses on Oklahoma assault and battery statutes that are applied in cases of domestic violence. Special care should be taken with domestic violence cases due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter.

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Former Oklahoma athlete charged with assault

Oklahoma sports fans may recognize the names of the athletes highlighted in this blog. Ty Hensley, former Gatorade Oklahoma Baseball Player of the Year, was the assaulted in an early morning scuffle at a home in The Village on December 28, 2014. The alleged aggressor is also a well-known Oklahoma athlete, Anthony David Morales who was a part of The Oklahomans Big All-City Team in 2008.

Former Oklahoma athlete charged with assault

Oklahoma sports fans may recognize the names of the athletes highlighted in this blog. Ty Hensley, former Gatorade Oklahoma Baseball Player of the Year, was the assaulted in an early morning scuffle at a home in The Village on December 28, 2014. The alleged aggressor is also a well-known Oklahoma athlete, Anthony David Morales who was a part of The Oklahomans Big All-City Team in 2008.

Former Oklahoma athlete charged with assault

Oklahoma sports fans may recognize the names of the athletes highlighted in this blog. Ty Hensley, former Gatorade Oklahoma Baseball Player of the Year, was the assaulted in an early morning scuffle at a home in The Village on December 28, 2014. The alleged aggressor is also a well-known Oklahoma athlete, Anthony David Morales who was a part of The Oklahomans Big All-City Team in 2008.

What is armed robbery and how is it punished?

All criminal accusations are serious. However, some offenses are treated more aggressively than others, subjecting individuals to potentially harsh penalties. Amongst these are violent crimes. Murder, assault, battery, and robbery are all diligently prosecuted, often to send a message to the community that such offenses will not be tolerated. Therefore, those accused of a violent crime may be fighting for their freedom, reputation and, in some instances, their lives.

What is armed robbery and how is it punished?

All criminal accusations are serious. However, some offenses are treated more aggressively than others, subjecting individuals to potentially harsh penalties. Amongst these are violent crimes. Murder, assault, battery, and robbery are all diligently prosecuted, often to send a message to the community that such offenses will not be tolerated. Therefore, those accused of a violent crime may be fighting for their freedom, reputation and, in some instances, their lives.

What is armed robbery and how is it punished?

All criminal accusations are serious. However, some offenses are treated more aggressively than others, subjecting individuals to potentially harsh penalties. Amongst these are violent crimes. Murder, assault, battery, and robbery are all diligently prosecuted, often to send a message to the community that such offenses will not be tolerated. Therefore, those accused of a violent crime may be fighting for their freedom, reputation and, in some instances, their lives.

What is armed robbery and how is it punished?

All criminal accusations are serious. However, some offenses are treated more aggressively than others, subjecting individuals to potentially harsh penalties. Amongst these are violent crimes. Murder, assault, battery, and robbery are all diligently prosecuted, often to send a message to the community that such offenses will not be tolerated. Therefore, those accused of a violent crime may be fighting for their freedom, reputation and, in some instances, their lives.

What is armed robbery and how is it punished?

All criminal accusations are serious. However, some offenses are treated more aggressively than others, subjecting individuals to potentially harsh penalties. Amongst these are violent crimes. Murder, assault, battery, and robbery are all diligently prosecuted, often to send a message to the community that such offenses will not be tolerated. Therefore, those accused of a violent crime may be fighting for their freedom, reputation and, in some instances, their lives.

What is armed robbery and how is it punished?

All criminal accusations are serious. However, some offenses are treated more aggressively than others, subjecting individuals to potentially harsh penalties. Amongst these are violent crimes. Murder, assault, battery, and robbery are all diligently prosecuted, often to send a message to the community that such offenses will not be tolerated. Therefore, those accused of a violent crime may be fighting for their freedom, reputation and, in some instances, their lives.

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