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.
It is alleged that the 39-year-old defendant shot at a vehicle on the expressway and another Tulsa neighborhood. On May 17 he was arrested on a charge of shooting with intent to kill. The alleged victim had his rear window shattered from the bullet. The police report states that the victim was traveling westbound near the Tisdale exit at the time of the shooting.
Shooting with the intent to kill is classified as a felony in the state of Oklahoma and carries serious penalties for anyone convicted. The crime is defined as a person who intentionally and wrongfully shoots with any firearm with the intent to kill another person. An individual convicted of this crime could face a maximum of life in prison. When a vehicle is used to conduct the crime, the minimum sentence that can be given is two years.
This and other violent crimes carry serious penalties in Oklahoma. In addition to prison time, an individual may have to register as a violent offender. Choosing the right criminal defense attorney can be critical to your case. The right criminal attorney knows that the prosecution must prove each element of their case against the defendant in order to convict. In addition, if a criminal conviction has already occurred, it may be the right time to seek an appeal.
Source: News OK, "Tulsa man jailed after shooting at vehicle on Gilcrease highway," Kendrick Marshall, May 18, 2015