Tracy Tiernan - April 12, 2021 - Criminal Defense

A recent Supreme Court decision will likely have major implications for the regulatory authority over Oklahoma tribal land. In 1997, the state of Oklahoma convicted McGirt of several criminal offenses and sentenced him to 1,000 years plus life in prison. Because McGirt is an enrolled citizen of the Seminole nation, he argued that Oklahoma lacked […]

Tracy Tiernan - January 14, 2021 - Criminal Defense

Embezzlement in Oklahoma can be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. The determining factor in embezzlement charges is the value of the property. When the amount embezzled is below $500, the offense is classified as a misdemeanor. For an embezzled amount greater than $500, the offense is categorized as a felony. Various nuances […]

Tracy Tiernan - December 10, 2020 - Criminal Defense

Entrapment is something that many people who have watched police procedurals have heard of, but entrapment is also a commonly misunderstood concept. Bizarrely, even the 1999 film Entrapment got the concept wrong because entrapment can only be perpetrated by law enforcement rather than private insurance investigators. It may be helpful for anyone who has been […]