Oklahoma Criminal Defense

Oklahoma House approves bill unplugging the electric chair from future death sentences

The Oklahoma House recently approved legislation that eliminates the electric chair as an acceptable method of execution for individuals sentenced to death. Oklahoma hasn't utilized death by electrocution in more than 50-years (1966).

Former Choctaw High School teacher sentenced to jail in rape case involving student.

Former Choctaw High School teacher and assistant wrestling coach, Austin Quinton, was sentenced to serve jail time after pleaded guilty to engaging in a sexual relationship with teen student.

Quinton, 25, pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree rape of a 17-year old female.

Oklahoma County voters will elect a new sheriff later this year in wake of Whetsel's abrupt retirement

Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel (D) has announced he will retire March 1, after serving as sheriff for 20-years.

Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered that a special election will be held in order to fill the vacancy.