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How DNA transfer could result in a conviction on murder charges

There is little doubt that advancements in forensics has led to many convictions that may not have occurred without this science. Sometimes, this is a good thing because it takes dangerous individuals out of public populations. However, other times, forensics has led to the wrongful conviction of many people facing murder/homicide charges in Oklahoma.

Explaining the difference between first- and second-degree murder

Facing murder/homicide charges is undoubtedly one of the most frightening things an Oklahoma resident can experience. Defendants in these cases have a great many fears, and rightfully so. After all, a successful conviction on any murder charge will have a long-lasting -- if not permanent -- effect on their entire lives.

Stand your ground and duty to retreat in murder/homicide charges

With all of the escalating violence currently present in America, you may be relieved to know that Oklahoma is a "stand your ground" state. While this does not give you the power to use force arbitrarily, it does give you the right to defend yourself if you are in imminent danger. Of course, this law only applies if you are in a place where you have the "right to be" and are not involved in illegal activities.

Insanity defense fails in recent Oklahoma murder trial

Defendants facing serious allegations such as murder or homicide charges typically understand that a successful defense is never guaranteed. A not guilty by reason of insanity defense is one of the most challenging for attorneys and for defendants. The social and political environment of today adds to the difficulty of an insanity defense. In other words, the people of today are far more critical of such a defense and of the defendant.

Attorneys have rested their case in Oklahoma murder trial

Was it an abhorrent case of hate escalating into murder, or a case of lack of mental capacity resulting in death? These are two questions the jury in an Oklahoma murder trial may soon try to answer. The attorneys rested their case on Tuesday in the trial regarding the murder of a Lebanese man, but the jury will reportedly return today for further proceedings.

Choosing the right defense for first degree murder charges

It is all too easy for those facing serious murder or homicide charges in Oklahoma to lose hope about the future. While first degree murder is indeed a very serious charge, there are defense avenues to explore that might make all the difference in your case. Instead of giving up hope and giving in to your possible fate, consider talking with a lawyer and exploring your options.

Investigators seek truck used in hit-and-run

Investigators are still searching for a pickup truck that was used in a hit-and-run that killed one person and injured another on October 21 in Delaware County, Oklahoma. The truck is going to be used as evidence in the case since the driver has already been taken into custody, according to multiple news reports.

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