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.
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.