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United States of America v. Bradley Wade Wofford

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with driving under the influence of methamphetamine and causing a crash that killed another driver in Indian Country.

On June 10, 2019, Bradley Wofford, age 35, was driving a Ford F-150 on U.S. 412 near County Road 4180 when an accident further down the road caused traffic to slow. Wofford failed to follow suit and rear... More...
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United States of America v. Julian Lucas Garcia

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury, one count of operating an off-highway vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs resulting in bodily injury, and one count of operating an off-highway vehicle on a paved road resulting in bodily injury.

On July 4, 2019, on the Ohkay Owingeh ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Victor Manuel Castro-Huerta

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country.

This case presents a jurisdictional question about the
prosecution of crimes committed by non-Indians against In-
dians in Indian country: Under current federal law, does
the Federal Government have exclusive jurisdiction to pros-
ecute those crimes? Or do ... More...
   $0 (06-29-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Richard Alan Stewart

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with three counts of Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition; three counts of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute; Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime; Carrying, Using, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Possession of a F... More...   $0 (06-29-2022 - OK)

Kurt Kanam, et al. v. Deb Haaland

Washington, DC: Civil litigation lawyers represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendant seeking recognition as an Indian Tribe.


Federal acknowledgement of Indian tribes “[i]s a prerequisite to the protection, services, and benefits of the Federal Government available to those that qualify as Indian tribes and possess a government-to-govemment relationship with the United States.” 25 ... More...
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United States of America v. Ralph Yellow

Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with abusive sexual contact with a child.

Ralph Yellow, 78, of Tuba City, Arizona, pleaded guilty to one count of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Child.

Yellow admitted that in 2012 or 2013, he knowingly engaged in sexual contact with a six-year-old child. The evidence also showed that Yellow engaged in sexual ... More...
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The People of the State of Colorado, Petitioner In the Interest of Minor Children, My. K.M.. and Ma. K.m. v. V.K.L and T.A.M.

Denver, Colorado family law lawyers represented Defendants in a parental rights termination matter.


¶1 This termination of parental rights case concerns the "active efforts" required under the Indian Child Welfare Act ("ICWA") to provide remedial services and rehabilitative programs to assist a parent in completing a court-ordered treatment plan. A division of the court of appeals r... More...
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United States of America v. Wallace Reid Rice

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm.

on July 25, 2021, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Police responded to a report of domestic violence at Wallace Reid Rice’s residence on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. An investigation revealed that Rice was in possession of a 9mm handgun and ammunition. At the time, Rice ... More...
   $0 (06-27-2022 - NM)

United States of America v. Jared Matthew Noseep

Cheyenne, Wyoming criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault by strangulation.

Jared Matthew Noseep, age 24, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, pled guilty to two separate incidents in which he strangled and/or attempted to strangle a victim meeting the statutory definition of intimate and dating partner. The two assaults involved the same victim and occurred on January 6... More...
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United States of America v. Jace Christina Williams

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault and battering resulting in great bodily harm.

Jace Christian Williams, 23, of Miami, Oklahoma, to picked up a fellow student and slammed his head on the ground, leaving him paralyzed.

“Jace Williams’ intentional, violent attack has forever changed the life of the victim in this case,” said U.... More...
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United States of America v. Edward Parson

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country.

“Edward Parson repeatedly targeted, intimidated and sexually assaulted a vulnerable child,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “He’ll now spend the remainder of his life in a federal prison where he can no longer prey upon children."

U.S. Distric... More...
   $0 (06-22-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Stewart Wayne Coffman

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and murder in Indian Country.

Stewart Wayne Coffman, age 59, of Idabel, Oklahoma, was was accused of killing Joe Freeman Battiest Jr. with a metal pipe, at Coffman’s residence in Idabel, Oklahoma.

The guilty verdicts were the result of an investigation by the Idabel Pol... More...
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In re Angela R., et al.

Los Angeles, California family law attorneys represented Defendant on a termination of parental rights action.


Demi R. (mother) and Richard R. (father) appeal from orders of the juvenile court terminating parental rights to their twin children, Angela and Richard, Jr. The parents contend the juvenile court erred by finding that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family... More...
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United States of America v. Baquan Sledge and Darius Sledge

Fargo, North Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug trafficking.

Baquan Sledge, a/k/a Rell, a/k/a TJ, a/k/a Matthew Pierce, was convicted of Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone, and Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premise.

D... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Tyler Vaught

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder in Indian Country in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1151, 1153 and 1111.

Jose Tyler Vaugt, age 29, admitted shooting and killing Joey Aguirre, age 20, in a North Tulsa resident on July 30, 2015, but claimed that he did so self defense, becasue Aguirre was threatening him.

Vaught was prosecuted... More...
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United States of America v. Theresa White Lightning, a/k/a, Theresa Red Fox

Pierre, South Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer.

heresa White Lightning, a/k/a, Theresa Red Fox, age 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 8, 2021. She pleaded guilty on December 6, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on May 27, 2020, in McLaughlin in which... More...
   $0 (06-15-2022 - SD)

United States of America v. Dameon Lamar Leather

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm and first degree burglary in Indian County.

Dameon Lamar Leather was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in the Tulsa County District Court on a first-degree murder charged in 2019 for killing Howard Thompson, age 10, who was shot and killed during... More...
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United States of America v. Andrew Leon Roberts

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault with intent to kill a Tulsa police officer.

Andrew Leon Roberts, age 65, pleaded guilty to one count of assautl with a dangerous weapon with intent to do great bodily harm in Indian County.

Roberts rammed the side of a TPD cruiser with his automobile.


18 USC 1151, 1153, and 113(a)(1)... More...
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United States of America v. Bradley Wade Wofford

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with second-degree murder in Indian Country.

Bradley Wade Wofford, age 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree felony murder in Indian Country in connection with the death of Scotty Richard Dilbeck, 48.

Dilbeck was killed when his Vokswagen GTI was rear-ended by a 2001 F-150 drive by Wolford on U.S. 412.

... More...
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United States of America v. Eddie Gomez

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Indian Country. Gomez pleaded guilty on Feb. 28, 2022.

Between May 28, 20212, and May 27, 2014, Eddie Gomez, age 30, of Albuquerque, sexually abused Jane Doe 1 in her home on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Gomez also admitted to sexually abusing Jane Doe 2 on Nov.... More...
   $0 (06-10-2022 - NM)

State of North Dakota v. A.C., Child; L.C., Mother, and A.L., Father

Bismarck, ND - Parental Rights lawyer represented defendant with appealing from an order terminating his parental rights.



Although paternity testing established A.L. is the most likely father of
A.C., A.L.’s paternity of A.C. has never been formally established. A.L. is a
member of the ... More...   $0 (06-08-2022 - ND)

United States of America v. Spencer Jacob Rinehart

Aberdeen, North Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with distribution of a controlled substance.

Spencer Jacob Rinehart, age 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2021. He pled guilty on December 7, 2021.

Between January 1, 2017, and April 29, 2020, Rinehart knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute 50 grams or more... More...
   $0 (06-07-2022 - SD)

United States of America v. David Anthony RomanNose

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant aggravated sexual abuse by force and threat in Indian Country.

“David RomanNose, age 45, exploited the trust and friendship of a 12-year-old child. The victim’s testimony about the abuse she endured helped prevent the defendant from continuing to prey on other children,” said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “The collaborat... More...
   $0 (06-03-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Randy Alan Hamett

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with kidnapping and assult of his ex-wife.

After they divorced in the summer of 2016, Hamett began stalking and
harassing A.H., who lived in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. She changed the locks on her
doors, installed a security system, and obtained a protective order against Hamett.
He did not stop stalking her, ... More...
   $0 (06-02-2022 - OK)

JOSIAH WRIGHT v. PHILLIP NASH and KEY INSURANCE COMPANY

St. Louis, MO - Personal Injury lawyer represented Appellant with appealing from the trial court's entry of judgment in favor of Respondent



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be garaged during most of the period."
Id. (quoting Accurso, 295 S.W.3d at 551-52). During the time that the Second Policy was in effe... More...   $0 (06-02-2022 - OM)

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