Tracy Tiernan - April 9, 2022 - Criminal Defense

State Representative Orlando recently presented House Bill 39303 in Oklahoma before the House Criminal-Judiciary Committee. If signed into law, the bill would prohibit prisoners on death from seeking commutation or raising innocence claims to the Pardon and Parole Board. Dozens of measures focused on reshaping the structure of criminal law in Oklahoma are currently in […]

Tracy Tiernan - February 7, 2022 - Criminal Defense

Several bills addressing criminal justice in Oklahoma will receive consideration when the legislature looks to pass these measures on February 7, 2022. To become laws, bills must pass through both House as well as Senate committees and then receive the support of votes from both chambers. After this, Oklahoma’s governor still has final authority to […]

Tracy Tiernan - January 25, 2022 - Criminal Defense

Plea bargaining is a type of agreement in criminal cases that can be utilized to avoid a trial. Instead of proceeding to a jury trial, the prosecution and the defendant work together to reach an agreement. Oftentimes, plea bargains include lesser charges in exchange for a guilty plea. Generally though, if a defendant pleads guilty, […]