First-degree murder is taken extremely seriously in Oklahoma. Viewed by the justice system as the worst crime a person could commit, it carries the harshest penalties in the state. Those charged of first-degree murder may feel helpless, but there are defenses available that can provide hope.
When many people think of the Stand Your Ground law, they often think about Florida. This law in the Sunshine State was an issue of great debate during the 2013 trial of George Zimmerman after he shot Trayvon Martin. However, Florida’s not the only state that has a Stand Your Ground law. Other states do as well, including Oklahoma.
If the latest bill is passed, a person possessing fewer than four grams of any drug cannot face PWID/PWIT charges. If the prosecution still wishes to lay PWIT/PWID charges, they must show that at least three of seven other circumstances were included in the crime.
It was on February 18, 2019, that a man was arrested for eluding police. The first law the man violated during the incident was failing to pull over for an emergency vehicle in Valley Brook. Police officers saw the incident and signaled for the man to pull over. The man, though, sped off instead of complying with the officers. The man was eventually caught and was arrested on a number of charges. However, was he arrested for eluding the police, or for other crimes?