2018 Interest Rates: In accordance with 12 O.S. 2013 Supp. §727.1 (I), the postjudgment interest rate to be charged on judgments for calendar year 2018 shall be 6.50 percent. Also, the prejudgment interest rate for calendar year 2018 shall be 0.92 percent (applicable to actions filed on or after January 1, 2010). These interest rates will be in effect from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. - Oklahoma Supreme Court Network
Our attorneys have successfully handled criminal charges ranging from first time misdemeanors to First Degree Murder and other felonies. Our attorneys have also successfully handled criminal appeals.
If you are charged with a crime, you need to make sure you have a lawyer keeping you informed of your case and protecting your rights. Contact us immediately if you believe you are may be charged with a crime or have been charged.
Chase McBride of our law firm has been elected as President for the Mayes County Bar Association. The Mayes County Bar Association is a voluntary association of attorneys who regularly practice in Mayes County and have an interest in the community. The association provides services to the members and gives the public an opportunity to learn more about individual attorneys.
Merry Christmas from everyone at Ritchie, Rock & McBride Law Firm. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. Thank you for your continued support and partnerships. We look forward to serving you in the years to come. Merry Christmas!
Ritchie, Rock & McBride Law Firm had our annual Christmas Angel Tree shopping trip! It’s hard to take time out to do it but we are always blessed more than anyone in the process. Everyone get out and make sure all children in Mayes County get something to make them smile this Christmas!
A Oklahoma man was charged with thirteen counts of cruelty to animals. The man argued that the maltreatment of his dogs all happened at this same time and location so it should be just one count instead of thirteen. After reviewing the case, Oklahoma’s Highest Court disagreed with the man and held that he could be charged with all thirteen counts. The Court noted that the dogs were separately chained or in separate pins. The Court then looked at the statute regarding Cruelty to Animals and determined that the intent of the statute was to protect the maltreatment of any particular animal. The man is now facing all thirteen Counts in Grant County.
For more details click the case below:
State v. Gilchrist, 2017 OK CR 25
A gas station who sells alcohol to a noticeably intoxicated person may be liable for any harm the person causes to another even if they take the alcohol somewhere else to drink it. The Court also created a duty to exercise reasonable care to not sell liquor to a noticeably intoxicated person.
The opinion was issued after a man near Elk City who was intoxicated from drinking throughout an entire day stopped at a convenience store to buy more beer around 9:00 pm before heading to a party.
After leaving the party around 11:00 pm, the man crashed his vehicle into a three car vehicle killing one and injuring two others in it. After police arrived on the scene, the man was measured to have a blood alcohol content of .29g%. That is over three-and-a-half times the legal limit.
The Court held that the gas station had a duty to not sell the man extra beer knowing he was already intoxicated and can be held liable for the death and injuries of the car the man crashed into if a jury finds the gas station violated its duty.
For the full opinion, click the case below:
Boyle v. ASAP Energy, Inc., 2017 OK 82
Oklahoma has been granted an extension for the State IDs to comply with Federal Rules by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Extension is until October 10, 2018.
This is good for Oklahomans because it allows resident’s driver’s licenses to continue to be recognized by the federal government as a form of ID. Before the extension, there were growing concerns that Oklahoma’s would have to have an ID other than their driver’s license to fly.
Mary Fallin stated, “This is great news for Oklahomans, and means there will be no restrictions on individuals using Oklahoma licenses to fly or access federal buildings through October 10 of next year … I applaud our lawmakers for working in a constructive, bipartisan fashion in approving legislation earlier this year that made Oklahoma compliant with the REAL ID Act.”
DPS Commissioner Michael C. Thompson said, “There have been many questions recently about Oklahoma’s status regarding REAL ID. DPS is actively working towards making Oklahoma REAL ID compliant and will use this time to gain compliance with the requirement. We strongly appreciate Governor Fallin’s leadership in signing REAL ID into law.”
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Credit Scores range usually range from 300-800. While different lenders use different ranges for credit qualification, a score that is above 700 is typically considered good and will qualify individuals and scores below 580 are typically considered bad.
FICO has created the video below to help explain further how they calculate your score.
Dana Kuehn has been appointed by governor Fallin to succees Judge Clancy Smith's position on the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.
Judge Kuehn has been a Judge in Tulsa County since 2006. Prior to going on the bench, Kuehn was an assistant district attorney for seven years.