How to Avoid Prison on Drug Trafficking Charges

Oklahoma and Federal drug trafficking laws are highly complex. One of the reasons why they are complex is because a defendant may be tried on the state or federal level, depending on the facts of the case. Getting arrested and charged with the offense of drug trafficking in one state…

“Ask the Experts” Podcast on Criminal Defense and Military Justice

John Guest Stars on Ask the Experts Podcast August 29, 2020: John Cannon criminal defense attorney guest starred on Steve Sleeper’s podcast, “Ask the Expert.” John discussed Oklahoma criminal defense practice and military justice defense practice from his years as an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney and Judge Advocate in the…

When to Use Deadly Force in Defense of your Home in Oklahoma

Overview of Deadly Force The justified use of deadly force, self-defense, is a widely claimed, but less frequently adopted affirmative defense. Unfortunately, people that have used deadly force and taken another person’s life believe that the force they used was justified to defend themselves or others; only to find law…

Criminal Sentencing in Oklahoma

General Sentencing Structure The traditional sentencing method in Oklahoma occurs after a person is found to be guilty of a crime at trial or following a plea agreement. A judge or jury decides on a person’s innocence of guilt during the trial phase of the prosecution, and then makes a…

Defenses Against Drug Trafficking Charges

When most people think of drug trafficking, they think of scenes from a tv show or movie; however, in real life people are shocked to learn about the substantial penalties and prison time they may face as a result of being charged with a drug trafficking offense in Oklahoma. Time…

How Do You Beat Drug Trafficking Charges

How Do You Beat Drug Trafficking Charges in Oklahoma? To beat a drug trafficking charge, first, you must understand what drug trafficking means in Oklahoma. The following is an explanation of drug trafficking in Oklahoma. What Is Drug Trafficking? Drug trafficking, as described by Oklahoma law, is defined by the…

How Can my Victim Protective Order be Expunged

Victim Protective Orders (VPO) can have as great, if not greater a negative impact on your personal and professional life as a criminal conviction. Many employers conduct criminal background checks through OSBI and other databases on potential employees. Having a will VPO or Restraining Order may cause an employer to…

Top Factors to Influence Your Oklahoma Criminal Law Case

Getting arrested and charged with a criminal offense in Oklahoma isn’t one of those problems that will go away on its own. In fact, leaving your criminal charges in the hands of fate can do you more harm than good. This is because the facts of the alleged case are…