Criminal Law Articles

Court Ordered Drug Tests

Probation Drug Testing There are many situations where an individual may be required to provide a drug or alcohol test to fulfill a legal requirement that they are or will remain free from illegal substance use or alcohol abuse. With probation drug testing, a drug...

Misdemeanor vs. Felony: What’s the Difference?

What is a Misdemeanor? Misdemeanors generally carry less severe penalties than felonies. In Oklahoma, a misdemeanor is an offense that is punishable by no more than 1 year in county jail. Examples of misdemeanors in Oklahoma include: First time DUI Battery Simple...

Domestic Violence and Custody

When it comes to child custody cases, courts always focus on what is in the child’s best interest. While there may not be an active child custody case currently, the court may schedule an emergency legal hearing if prosecutors charge you with domestic violence. Such...

Distinction between assault & battery

It is not uncommon for individuals to be confused about the difference between assault and battery. Often, people can face multiple charges at the same time. Confusingly, a person may face a battery charge that includes assault. However, an assault cannot also be...