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Does Oklahoma Have a Stand Your Ground Law?

Does Oklahoma Have a Stand Your Ground Law?

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.

Defining Possession With Intent to Distribute in Oklahoma

Defining Possession With Intent to Distribute in 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.

What Are the Different Types of Robbery in Oklahoma?

What Are the Different Types of Robbery in Oklahoma?

Most of the time that people claim they have been robbed, it’s actually a case of larceny, burglary, or fraud. These crimes generally involve secrecy or deceit, while robbery relies on confrontation and the use of force or fear. The Oklahoma statute defines robbery as the unlawful taking of personal property belonging to another person, accomplished by means of force or fear.

Is Eluding a Police Officer a Crime in Oklahoma?

Is Eluding a Police Officer a Crime in Oklahoma?

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?