Criminal LawRape of Sapulpa Student May Implicate Title IX Harassment
Posted in Civil Rights,Criminal Law,Discrimination,Negligence on March 7, 2015
A Sapulpa assistant softball coach was found dead in an apparent suicide after Creek County officials officially charged him in the rape of a 17 year old softball player. If you have questions about Title IX, sexual harassment or gender discrimination, contact the personal injury attorneys at Bryan & Terrill, 918-935-2777 The body of Brad… read more…Boating DUI bill passes House
Posted in Criminal Law,Negligence on March 3, 2015
The Oklahoma state House of Representatives has passed a bill to strengthen the penalties for boating while intoxicated. This firm previously covered the problems with Oklahoma’s boating while intoxicated laws. You can access that coverage here. House bill 1714 imposes new restrictions that compel the suspension of a person’s driver’s license. For a first offense,… read more…Police Misconduct Clear In Takedown of Indian National
Posted in Civil Rights,Criminal Law,Excessive Force on February 14, 2015
A widely circulated dashcam video of officer Eric Parker shows him slamming Sureshbhai Patel to the ground causing possible paralysis in a brazen display of police misconduct. Patal, an innocent man, was simply out on a morning walk. The excessive force used by Parker has shed light on a growing problem among law enforcement- police… read more…Do I have to show my ID to police?
Posted in Civil Rights,Criminal Law,Privacy on November 25, 2014
Citizen-police encounters often begin with an officer asking for identification. People generally provide this information without questioning the legitimacy of the request. In circumstances where a citizen does question the officer, a typical response is generally, “because I’m a police officer,” or “because I said so.” But what if the officer is wrong? What if… read more…DUI Fatality Accident Results in 54 Year Sentence
Posted in Criminal Law on May 15, 2014
A judge has sentenced Marquitta Littlebear to 54 years in prison following a conviction in a DUI fatality accident that killed Susan Mamary in February 2012. According to reports, Littlebear was driving under the influence of alcohol, and had marijuana and cocaine in her system. She was also driving with two children in the car,… read more…Can I Get a DUI if I’m Not Driving?
Posted in Criminal Law on October 8, 2013
The Ottawa County District Attorney recently charged a Tribal Marshal for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after deputies discovered him passed out in the back seat of his patrol car. The district attorney based the DUI charge on facts that did not indicate the Marshal was driving. According to reports, deputies discovered the Marshal in… read more…Can I Get a DUI if I Refuse a Breathalyzer?
Posted in Criminal Law on September 4, 2013
The short answer is yes. A frequent misconception is that refusing to take a breathalyzer will prevent the police or law enforcement from arresting you for DUI, or alternatively, prevent the district attorney’s office from charging you with a DUI. Not only can the police arrest you without results from a breathalyzer, refusing the test… read more…New APC Decision by Appellate Court – What Does it Mean?
Posted in Criminal Law on June 21, 2013
APC, which is short for “Actual Physical Control,” is a crime that permits law enforcement officers to arrest intoxicated people with the ability to drive, but who are not in fact driving when discovered by the officer. For example, if a police officer happens upon an intoxicated motorist passed out in the driver’s seat with… read more…