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Can I get an expungement? A visual guide to expungement in Oklahoma

Can I get an expungement? A visual guide to expungement in Oklahoma

Expungement can help restore critical job, education, and civic options for people with a criminal conviction who want to put it behind them.


Feds walk back from strict limits on convicts accessing stimulus funds

Feds walk back from strict limits on convicts accessing stimulus funds

Facing pressure from justice advocates and lawmakers, the Small Business Administration has announced key changes to its rules regulating who is eligible for accessing COVID-related stimulus funds from Washington.


“The Innocent Man” inspires rare new law In Oklahoma targeting informants who fabricate testimony

“The Innocent Man” inspires rare new law In Oklahoma targeting informants who fabricate testimony

Many Oklahomans are familiar with the horrific 1980’s era murders of Ada residents Denise Haraway and Debbie Carter. The shocking brutality of the crimes and the relative tranquility of the small town they occurred in created a media sensation, and immense pressure to find the killers.


North Carolina joins Oklahoma and other states in expanding expungement laws

North Carolina joins Oklahoma and other states in expanding expungement laws

Following a unanimous vote, the North Carolina General Assembly has joined 30 other states, including Oklahoma, in passing a record number of bills over 2019 and 2020 that make it easier for people with criminal records to expunge past mistakes and move on with their lives.


Oklahoma is making expungement of a past criminal record more accessible than ever. Why hasn’t Washington followed suit and passed the REDEEM Act?

Oklahoma is making expungement of a past criminal record more accessible than ever. Why hasn’t Washington followed suit and passed the REDEEM Act?

In fact, a criminal record in America leads to an endless array of restrictions and outright prohibitions on voting, obtaining college and small-business loans, and finding employment.


Expungement Helps Sex Trafficking Victims Reclaim Their Lives

Expungement Helps Sex Trafficking Victims Reclaim Their Lives

It took hardly the blink of an eye for 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown to pull the trigger of a handgun her pimp had given her and end the life of a 43-year-old man she said paid $150 to have sex with her. Tennessee Prosecutors said she ruthlessly robbed and murdered the man. She was sentenced to life in prison.


Ex-con business owners denied COVID relief despite efforts to make record expungement easier

Ex-con business owners denied COVID relief despite efforts to make record expungement easier

An estimated one in three Americans have some sort of criminal record. Vincent Bragg is one of them. In 2001, he was convicted of running a multimillion-dollar drug empire and spent five years in prison for it. After he was released, he wanted to turn his life around, so he did what many Americans do: he started his own business.


Job Licensing is an Impermeable Barrier to Some Former Felons

Job Licensing is an Impermeable Barrier to Some Former Felons

Felons in the United States face everyday barriers not experienced by most Americans. They endure restrictions on jury service, participating in elections, purchasing a firearm, accessing higher education, obtaining housing, and perhaps most importantly, acquiring the professional licenses and certifications often required for select career paths in the United States.


A Hidden History Of Expungement

A Hidden History Of Expungement

Shortly after taking over as director of the FBI in 1987, career civil servant and former federal judge William Sessions found himself in a difficult position. The then-Democratic senator of Oklahoma, David Boren, wanted him to expunge thousands of classified FBI documents totalling over 10,000 pages of bureau records.


An Update On COVID-19

An Update On COVID-19

Your safety is important to us. Tulsa Expungement Guy remains available through phone, email and video conferencing while our government responds to the serious public health risk of COVID-19. Now is the best time to maximize your employment opportunities before the economy rebounds from COVID-19. Schedule a phone call or video conference using the form below for a free initial evaluation.


Old crimes in the new era of Oklahoma reform

Old crimes in the new era of Oklahoma reform

The Sooner State’s rate of incarceration was an eye-popping 80 percent higher than the rest of the nation in 2014, and an estimated one of every 12 people in Oklahoma is a convicted felon. As a result, Oklahomans are more likely to have criminal records that serve as barriers to re-entering public life than people in other states. So when voters in Oklahoma four years ago began passing a series of criminal-justice reform laws, the message was clear: the grim statistics were no longer sustainable for both taxpayers and convicts and their loved ones.


Oklahoma lost the War on Drugs, and the damage is still being done

Oklahoma lost the War on Drugs, and the damage is still being done

The State of Oklahoma’s historically strict approach to law and order has culminated in an incarceration rate today that vastly outpaces that of the rest of the United States and all other developed countries, making it one of the most punitive places on earth. Its out-sized prisoner and convict populations are attributable in part to Oklahoma’s long, bruising, and failed war on drugs, which has now impacted generations of people.


DUI Expungement in Oklahoma: Everything You Need To know

DUI Expungement in Oklahoma: Everything You Need To know

A DUI can complicate many parts of your life, including your ability to get a job or an apartment. If you have a DUI arrest or conviction that is causing you problems, an expungement may be the answer.


Expunge A Misdemeanor In Oklahoma

Expunge A Misdemeanor In Oklahoma

Even a misdemeanor conviction can cause you serious problem long after your conviction. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor that has led to issues with jobs, housing, or school, an expungement may be the answer.


Bill Could Free Hundreds Of Inmates

Bill Could Free Hundreds Of Inmates

House Bill 1269 would require the re-sentencing of drug offenders convicted before State Question 780 went into effect on July 1, 2017. The bill would apply to inmates whose crimes were reclassified from felonies to misdemeanors by the referendum. There are around 1,300 Oklahomans currently incarcerated for simple drug possession.


Supreme Court Significantly Limits Civil Forfeiture In Unanimous Decision

Supreme Court Significantly Limits Civil Forfeiture In Unanimous Decision

The US Supreme Court has applied the 8th Amendment to states and prohibits excessive fines and restricts civil forfeitures:


 Oklahoma’s Incarceration Rate is Now the Highest in the World

Oklahoma’s Incarceration Rate is Now the Highest in the World

When I worked as a prosecutor, my approach for non-violent defendants was rehabilitation, not incarceration. Incarceration does not rehabilitate a person who has a drug problem and once a person who is incarcerated for a drug-related/induced offense is released from prison, they don’t have the tools necessary to get meaningful employment or reintegrate into society.