The yearly update to Oklahoma's controlled substances lists is upon us again! And, surprise, more drugs are illegal! I don't know why they're so eager to update this list since everything on the federal list is automatically considered a controlled dangerous substance in Oklahoma. The following italicized language was added to the very beginning of the statutes covering … [Read more...] about Drugs Added to Controlled Substances Schedules – 2019 Oklahoma Laws
This update added to the list of what would be considered obscene or threatening behavior. It's now illegal to use force, threats, or intimidation to interrupt or disrupt the carrying on of business. Electronic communication intended to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass someone now includes text, sound and images. This also includes things posted to a social media or other … [Read more...] about More Obscene & Threatening Behavior – 2019 Oklahoma Laws
This update reduces the categories of people eligible to be charged with domestic violence in Oklahoma. Previously, if you committed an assault and battery against anyone you were related with "by blood or marriage," you would have been committing an act of domestic violence. The biggest change in this statute narrows the definition of by eliminating that extremely broad … [Read more...] about Domestic Violence Law Updated – 2019 Oklahoma Laws
I believe it's now legal for an Oklahoma medical marijuana license holder to consume marijuana while on probation. Some judges and district attorneys will disagree. The "Unity Bill" (Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act), which went into effect on August 30, 2019 protects medical marijuana patients from punishment for their use of marijuana. It states the … [Read more...] about Can I use medical marijuana while on probation in Oklahoma?
More people will be eligible to have their arrests and cases expunged starting November 1, 2019. The two categories of people affected are individuals who have two nonviolent felony convictions and individuals convicted of a nonviolent felony that has subsequently been reclassified as a misdemeanor. Two Nonviolent Felony Convictions You will be eligible for an expungement … [Read more...] about Expungement Eligibility Expanded – New Oklahoma Laws 2019