LEGAL TIP OF THE WEEK
PRISONERS GET A BREAK
As one of her last acts as Governor, Mary Fallin commuted the sentences of 21 prisoners. A commutation of a criminal sentence is a legal way to reduce the sentence, most times ending in an early release (depending on the charges). In December 2018 Fallin commuted sentences for some prisoners who had been serving time for drug possession and other non-violent offenses. The commutation gives these inmates the chance to start over, outside the prison walls and also helps decrease the prison population. Oklahoma prisons are known for being overcrowded and lawmakers, along with input from criminal defense attorneys and other legal professionals, have been working towards solutions that allow some defendants to serve less time or serve their sentence outside of jail. We represent people charged with all kinds of crimes and work hard to keep you out from behind bars. Whether you have drug charges, a DUI, a traffic ticket, or need help getting a record expunged we know what to do!
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