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What is a felony domestic charge, and how long does the DA have to file?

Domestic abuse in Oklahoma can be either a misdemeanor or felony charge.  Understanding your rights and what to expect when facing such charges is important. From our Oklahoma defense attorneys at Jacqui Ford Law, this blog will walk you through the various circumstances that can make a domestic abuse case become felony charges and guide […]

Marsy’s Law Establishes New Rights for Victims in Oklahoma

On November 6, 2018, the voters of Oklahoma overwhelmingly voted to pass Marsy’s Law.  With its passage, Marsy’s Law established a variety of constitutional protections for victims, including notice of the accused’s release and the right to be heard during any judicial proceeding. Given the shoddy care that many victims of crimes in Oklahoma, especially […]

What is the statute of limitations on domestic violence in Oklahoma?

A statute of limitations is the allowable time frame for prosecutors to bring about criminal charges against a defendant.  Section 152 of title 22 of Oklahoma’s statutes outlines the law regarding when the prosecution can bring about criminal charges. Many criminal acts have a statute of limitations of three years from the date of the […]

All about embezzlement crimes in Oklahoma

Embezzlement in Oklahoma is a type of property theft that deals with violating trust (as in you were trusted not to steal). It is typically considered a “white collar crime.“ Contrary to popular belief, embezzlement is not limited to workplaces. It can be a family member who’s supposed to handle finances for an elderly or […]

What happens to first-time domestic violence offenders?

First-time domestic violence offenders are certainly viewed more favorably than those who have a history of domestic abuse.  A first offense is generally charged as a misdemeanor so long as there are no aggravating circumstances. In this case, the suspect could face up to one year in jail, a fine up to $5,000, or a […]

Requirements for a Protective Order in Oklahoma

If there is someone in your life who is hurting, threatening, harassing, or stalking you, you should consider getting a protective order against them.  After you petition the court and a protective order is granted, that person, as well as people acting on their behalf, must stay away from you at all times.  Jaqui Ford […]

Sometimes a DUI is just a DUI– but sometimes it results in an Oklahoma murder charge

Jacqui Ford has represented dozens of Oklahoma citizens facing charges for driving under the influence, or DUIs. In the best case scenario, these clients are able to get off with probation, a restricted license, and a small fine. But when tragedy strikes, the consequences for driving under the influence can be much steeper.  If your […]

How to find out if you’re eligible for an Oklahoma expungement

Expungement is the legal term for having a specific conviction removed from your public record, so that the court system acts as though it never happened. This type of change to your record can be very beneficial, opening doors to better job opportunities, and even more housing options.  While law enforcement agencies will still have […]