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Domestic violence accusations are sometimes false

Domestic violence is often misunderstood. For the men and women who face criminal charges for spousal abuse, the underlying cause of the incident is often forgotten. Over the holidays, there are many things that might contribute to violent incidents. Trying to think ahead to minimize the risk of the repercussions might be beneficial and could help you to avoid going to jail for domestic violence.

Murder charges require a customized defense strategy

First-degree murder is one of the most serious criminal charges a person can face. It comes with the possibility of having to spend life in prison or being put to death. One thing that defendants must do in these cases is present their defense against the charges.

A brief look at self-defense and justifiable homicide in Oklahoma

The very idea of being responsible for the death of someone shocks and disturbs most people. Unfortunately, there are times when the unthinkable happens and a person must face murder or homicide charges after an unintentional death occurs.

Woman arrested for murder of missing Oklahoma man

The suspected remains of a 56-year-old Oklahoma man missing since June 24 were found last week after police officers received a tip about his whereabouts. Upon arriving at the scene in Okmulgee County, officers confirmed that the victim was dead. While positive identification of the remains has yet to be made, the authorities have already made an arrest on murder charges.

Intent to kill or malice aforethought in murder/homicide charges

Like other states, Oklahoma recognizes different kinds of murder/homicide charges. These include first and second degree murder, first and second degree manslaughter and negligent homicide. All of these charges are extremely serious and could cost you your freedom if you're convicted.

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.

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