In 2020, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision, McGirt v. Oklahoma, brought about a significant upheaval in the realm of criminal jurisdiction, spanning over a century. While this decision rightfully reinstated the sovereignty of Oklahoma’s historic Five Tribes, it also brought about practical consequences for tribal citizens facing criminal accusations within specific tribal boundaries.
As a proud Muscogee (Creek) citizen, I consider it a distinct honor to be an integral part of this newly emerging legal landscape. The McGirt decision’s real-life impact is that tribal citizens accused of crimes within the boundaries of the Five Tribes are no longer subject to prosecution by the State of Oklahoma or any municipality within those boundaries, as it stands today.
For tribal citizens accused of a crime within the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw, or Seminole Nation, seeking legal representation is of utmost importance. While the laws and procedures of each of these nations may vary to some extent, they share the common ability to impose significant prison sentences.
As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have represented individuals facing criminal charges across Oklahoma. If you find yourself charged in tribal court anywhere in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I am here to provide you with expert legal assistance and support.
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