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My name is Kevin Adams, I am an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney with extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal court. This is my website that I personally built and maintain. I believe that people make better decisions when they are better informed. The information below is designed to help people that are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system and are trying to figure out the best course of action to take.
Hiring a criminal defense attorney is a big decision, reading this page will help you pick the best lawyer for your case. Reading this page may also save you thousands of dollars and a lot of grief.
You can learn about bail bonds and save yourself hundreds, if not thousands on dollars by reading this page before you post bond.
If you have a warrant issued for your arrest issued by an Oklahoma state court this page give you useful information.
This is good basic information that everyone should know whether they are suspected of a crime or not.
This was not written by me but it is very good legal information for a criminal defendant to know.
Watch this video if you want to learn about why it is important to exercise your right to remain silent.
If you or a loved one is facing felony criminal charges in Oklahoma, you should read this Explanation of the Oklahoma State Felony Process so you will have a better understanding of how criminal cases are handled in Oklahoma state court.
This page provides information about the Oklahoma state misdemeanor process and is specifically written with Tulsa County in mind; however, this information would be useful for understanding other counties as well.
For a better understanding of how good criminal lawyers analyze criminal cases and give the advice that they do read this page.
Every defendant facing criminal charges should learn about probable cause and how it drives the criminal justice system. Understanding probable cause is more important than understanding the "presumption of innocence".
Every county courthouse operates differently, to learn about how the Tulsa County Courthouse operates read the Tulsa County Criminal Law Guide.
Every county courthouse operates differently, to learn about how the Rogers County Courthouse operates read the Rogers County Criminal Law Guide.
If you are charged with a crime in Tulsa Municipal (City) Court the page will explain what to expect when.
The Oklahoma Criminal Law Guide is the most comprehensive guide to Oklahoma Criminal Law on the internet, with lots of definitions and specific information on common offenses.
Are you or a loved one fighting a federal criminal case? For information on Federal Criminal Justice System read Federal Criminal Law Overview.
If you understand the Oklahoma criminal justice system, but now are fighting a federal charge, learn the differences between Federal Criminal Law vs Oklahoma Criminal Law for a better understanding of the two systems.
In Oklahoma there are numerous different types of assault charges that individuals can be charged with. Under most circumstances someone accused of any type of assault charges enjoys a right of self defense. This page gives basic information on types of assault and battery charges in Oklahoma and defense to those charges.
Considering hiring a lawyer that "specializes" in DUIs? You might want to learn the truth about DUIs first for bottom line no BS answers.
Many Domestic Assault and Battery cases can be won by the defense, learn how.
Information regarding drug offenses in Oklahoma.
Embezzlement is not the same as theft, often times it is actually easier for a prosecutor to prove an embezzlement case than it is to prove a theft case. This page explains what embezzlement is and the applicable punishment ranges for the different classifications of embezzlement in Oklahoma.
This page will give you information that anyone accused of homicide in Oklahoma Needs to know. This is information you will not get anywhere else.
You need to read this if you or a loved one is charged with murder. This page is designed to help those suspected or charged with any form of homicide in Oklahoma pick the best lawyer to fight their case. If you or a loved one is facing the prospect of homicide charges, do yourself a favor, and read this information. The page is written or those charged with murder in Oklahoma state court, but much of the information would be helpful for people charged in other jurisdictions.
This page gives you an overview of Oklahoma's First Degree Murder Laws
You need to read this if you or a loved one is charged with manslaughter.
False accusations of child sex abuse and lewd molestation ruin reputations and often destroys families. These types of charges are often filed with no physical evidence, and are often motivated by child custody disputes or rebellious teenagers trying to get their way. If you or a loved one have been falsely accused of lewd molestation or sex abuse of a minor you need a trial lawyer experienced in defending these types of charges.
This page contains information written by a Gordon Greer a friend of Mr. Adams. Mr. Greer served 7 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. After his release Mr. Greer went to school eventually obtaining his Masters degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Gordon passed away in 2013 from a heart attack. This pamphlet is survival guide for those facing imprisonment.
Written by Columbia Human Rights Law Review this PDF is a great resource for those inmates who are trying to challenge their conviction on their own.
Information about the Oklahoma Expungement process for the sealing of Oklahoma state criminal arrest and convictions.
This pamphlet provides information for those convicted in Oklahoma state court that wish to continue to appeal their case after losing their direct appeal in the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.
This page contains information for state inmates who have lost their direct appeal to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and seek to challenge their convictions using the federal habeas corpus process.
This page provides information on the Oklahoma direct appeal process for criminal cases and the judicial review process for felony convictions in Oklahoma.
This page provides a basic understanding of the civil rights of prisoners. This information is applicable to inmates in state and federal prisons across the country.
Information about the Oklahoma pardon process.
This page contains links to criminal motions for Oklahoma criminal cases and federal criminal cases.
This page contains winning criminal appellate opinions and the briefs that won those appeals.
This page was written by criminal lawyer Kevin Adams when for a CLE that he gave on how to give a closing argument in criminal cases.
This document was written by Oklahoma criminal lawyer Kevin Adams and gives information about how to try a criminal case to a jury.
Read A Simple Understanding of the Justifiable Use Deadly Force for an easy to understand explanation of when a person is justified in using deadly force in Oklahoma. This is a simplified explanation meant to explain the subject to those in a bad situation and forced to defend themselves against threats of death or great bodily harm. This explanation does not include to outer limits of the law that may be applied retrospectively when defending against criminal charges in court.
Read Information on Racial Profiling in Oklahoma for an explanation of the Oklahoma law as it relates to racial profiling and what to do if you believe you have been racially profiled.
I try to respond to all inquires as quickly as possible. If you need immediate assistance you can call my office (918) 582-1313. If you are in need of emergency assistance feel free to call my cell phone anytime either day or night.