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DUI Costs Can be Expensive in Norman and Cleveland County

August 14th, 2013

The new school year at the University of Oklahoma is about to start, and with that, so are the parties.  OU Students must be aware of the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.   Continue reading DUI Costs Can be Expensive in Norman and Cleveland County

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors: Why is it Important?

August 14th, 2013

Every time I am hired on a felony case in Oklahoma, whether its in Cleveland County, Oklahoma County, McClain County, or another county nearby, I am asked about the chances of getting the felony Continue reading Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors: Why is it Important?

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

Doctors Available for Those Injured without Insurance

April 16th, 2013

I have received numerous calls this past week from people with potential personal injury, medical malpractice or workers compensation claims who do not know how to proceed with their case since Continue reading Doctors Available for Those Injured without Insurance

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

Norman Man Arrested in Death of 23 Month Old Toddler

April 16th, 2013

A Norman man was arrested in the death of a 23 month old toddler that was in his care.  Jeremy Robert Howard, 25, is currently in custody at Cleveland County Continue reading Norman Man Arrested in Death of 23 Month Old Toddler

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

Oklahoma DUI Laws Are Some of the Harshest in the Country

April 11th, 2013

Oklahoma’s DUI Laws are some of the harshest in the country when it comes to keeping your driver’s license.  If you lose an administrative hearing based on a breathalyzer result of .15 or higher (considered to be an aggravated DUI), or based on a refusal to take the breathalyzer test, your license will be affected for either 2 years, 5 years or 8 years. Continue reading Oklahoma DUI Laws Are Some of the Harshest in the Country

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

McClain County Assistant District Attorney Named New Judge

April 10th, 2013

Jeff Virgin, an assistant district attorney in McClain County has been named the new special judge in McClain County. Continue reading McClain County Assistant District Attorney Named New Judge

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

Cleveland County District Attorney Declines Charges Against Local Police Chief

April 10th, 2013

Forest Park Police Chief Amanda Eastridge will not be charged with assault because her husband now denies that she attacked him. Continue reading Cleveland County District Attorney Declines Charges Against Local Police Chief

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

Cleveland County Judge Reduces the Bond for a Moore Man

April 10th, 2013

A Cleveland County Judge recently reduced the bond for Christopher Flores from $150,000 to $25,000.  Mr. Flores is charged with two counts of Lewd Continue reading Cleveland County Judge Reduces the Bond for a Moore Man

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

Armed Robbery At 1530 NE 12

December 13th, 2012

Police were called about 6:20 p.m. Sunday about an armed robbery at 1530 NE 12. They found a man wrapped in a blanket and wearing only his underwear who had injuries and blood on his face, according to the incident report. Continue reading Armed Robbery At 1530 NE 12

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

Expungement of records

October 13th, 2012

22-18.  Expungement of records – Persons authorized.

Persons authorized to file a motion for expungement, as provided herein, must be within one of the following categories:

1.  The person has been acquitted;

2.  The conviction was reversed with instructions to dismiss by an appellate court of competent jurisdiction, or an appellate court of competent jurisdiction reversed the conviction and the district attorney subsequently dismissed the charge;

3.  The factual innocence of the person was established by the use of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) evidence subsequent to conviction, including a person who has been released from prison at the time innocence was established;

4.  The person has received a full pardon on the basis of a written finding by the Governor of actual innocence for the crime for which the claimant was sentenced;

5.  The person was arrested and no charges of any type, including charges for an offense different than that for which the person was originally arrested are filed or charges are dismissed within one (1) year of the arrest, or all charges are dismissed on the merits;

6.  The statute of limitations on the offense had expired and no charges were filed;

7.  The person was under eighteen (18) years of age at the time the offense was committed and the person has received a full pardon for the offense;

8.  The offense was a misdemeanor, the person has not been convicted of any other misdemeanor or felony, no felony or misdemeanor charges are pending against the person, and at least ten (10) years have passed since the judgment was entered;

9.  The offense was a nonviolent felony, as defined in Section 571 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the person has received a full pardon for the offense, the person has not been convicted of any other misdemeanor or felony, no felony or misdemeanor charges are pending against the person, and at least ten (10) years have passed since the conviction; or

10.  The person has been charged or arrested or is the subject of an arrest warrant for a crime that was committed by another person who has appropriated or used the person’s name or other identification without the person’s consent or authorization.

For purposes of this act, “expungement” shall mean the sealing of criminal records.  Records expunged pursuant to paragraph 10 of this section shall be sealed to the public but not to law enforcement agencies for law enforcement purposes.

Published by Matt Swain on 2013-08-13

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