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When is Prostitution a Felony?

Prostitution is a crime in Oklahoma, as it is in most states in the country. In most cases, it is considered to be a misdemeanor crime. There are, however, certain circumstances when prostitution will be charged as a felony crime with possible penalties, including time in prison. Of course, before you can understand what makes the crime of prostitution a felony, you need to know exactly what is considered prostitution under the laws of Oklahoma. The relevant parts of the Oklahoma criminal code are section 21-1029 and 21-1030: Engaging In, Soliciting, or Procuring Prostitution. What Is Considered Prostitution in Oklahoma?… Read More

Oklahoma Criminal Process

The criminal process can often be confusing and feel overwhelming. Understanding the procedure will help alleviate some of the stress and help you or your loved one to not feel lost in the system. Oklahoma Criminal Investigation and Arrest There are two ways that a crime can be committed. It can either happen in the presence of a law enforcement officer or when there is no law enforcement officer present. When a crime is reported by a citizen, law enforcement will have to conduct an investigation to determine what, if anything, happened and if they can gather enough evidence to… Read More

When is Fleeing and Eluding a Felony?

Fleeing and eluding may sound like a complicated criminal charge, but this is just a fancy phrase for a car chase with the police. Although car chases can be fun Hollywood entertainment, being convicted of this crime is a serious matter that can result in steep fines and long jail sentences. Here is what you should know about felony fleeing and eluding. What is Fleeing and Eluding? Fleeing and eluding occurs when a driver does not pull over when a police officer flashes their lights and siren or engages in other maneuvers to avoid the officer. Other actions that can… Read More

Embezzlement in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, embezzlement is a specific type of theft. Falling into the broad categories of fraud and theft, embezzlement occurs when someone is entrusted with someone’s money or property and steals some or all of the money or property for personal gain. In other words, a person convicted of legal embezzlement has legal access to someone else’s property, but does not legally own the property. Embezzlement Examples There are a number of different careers where embezzlement may occur. Any professional who handles client funds, such as an accountant, CPA, or attorney, and utilizes funds legally belonging to their clients for… Read More

The Different Types of Drug Charges: What You Need to Know

There are many different types of drug crimes, some of which come with very serious repercussions. Unfortunately, drug crimes are a very common occurrence in the United States and many people find themselves faced with prosecution for a wide range of allegations. It is important to note that drugs are broken up and classified into different categories based on a handful of factors. In some serious cases, drug charges can make it all the way up to the federal level, whereas other crimes are less serious and prosecuted at the state level. Drug Charges Explained Every state in the U.S.… Read More

Probation Violation

Probation allows those who have plead guilty to (or been convicted of crimes) to serve all or part of their sentences outside of jail or prison. A person who has been given probation in Oklahoma must adhere with strict terms to remain out of jail—meaning that probation violations are a very serious matter. Probation violations can result in the acceleration or revocation of a suspended or deferred sentence, meaning that instead of completing probation in the comfort of their home with the ability to go to work and live a relatively normal life, a person will be sent to jail… Read More

Discounted St. Patrick’s Day Parade Uber Rides

Oklahoma City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back once again this year, and with our commitment to safety and community support, Angela Singleton is proud to offer discounted Uber rides for parade goers on Saturday, March 16. Angela Singleton will offer support on parade day for $500 worth of Uber rides for customers between 12pm and 11pm. The first 50 people to sign up will each receive a coupon code for $10 off their Uber ride. St. Patrick’s Day Accidents As we move into March, many are gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day and making plans that typically involve drinking.… Read More

Suing After Violent Assault

Being victimized changes your entire life, particularly when that victimization is through physical assault. There are many types of assault causing physical and emotional injuries, including violence using guns, knives, blunt objects, vehicles and physical aggression. The injuries you suffer may cause disfiguration, permanent trauma, irreversible injuries, life altering injuries or even fatality. Making the Decision to File a Civil Lawsuit You can file a criminal lawsuit against your offender after violent assault. It is important to realize that others may carry some of the responsibility in your assault, too. Whomever you pursue through a civil lawsuit, the case is… Read More

Age of Consent in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, it is illegal for an adult (someone over the age of 18) to have sex with a minor (someone under the age of 15), even when the act is consensual for both parties. The law in practice, however, is much more complex than age. For some less-experienced criminal defense attorneys, the complexities of sex crime cases can be a daunting task to undertake. It is well understood that children and teenagers cannot consent to sexual intercourse in the same way that two adults can. Known as the “age of consent,” this statute protects children under the age of… Read More

Oklahoma Felony Guide: What You Need to Know

While some states classify felonies into distinct categories (such as Class A-D felonies), Oklahoma is one of a few states that does not make distinction between different classes of crime. In fact, any crime that is punishable by death or imprisonment in a state prison is classified as a felony under . Angela Singleton is dedicated to making a general knowledge of Oklahoma criminal law accessible to as many people as possible. Because of the difference in how felonies are defined in Oklahoma compared to other states, there may be some confusion as to how a criminal proceeding occurs when… Read More