What do you need to know about drug charges in the Muscogee Creek Nation? My name is Ted Hasse. I practice law in federal and tribal courts in Oklahoma.
The first thing you need to know is there is no misdemeanor charge if you are caught with an illegal substance or some narcotic. You are going to be charged with a felony.
Additionally, what we typically see is defendants who are picked up on some possession charge. Something that would be a misdemeanor charge in another context, either in a state or federal court, becomes a federal case when it comes to possession.
The Possession of Paraphernalia
Sometimes it’s just possession of marijuana, even though we have medical marijuana here in the state of Oklahoma. However, it’s not a part of the Muscogee Creek Nation’s code. They do have special treatment for people with OMMA licenses, but if you don’t have that license, you are going to face a felony charge in the Muscogee Creek Nation. Moreover, you are also likely to be facing a second count of a felony charge for possession of paraphernalia.
The possession of paraphernalia usually refers to a pipe or any device used for consuming marijuana by someone without an OMMA license. Frequently, it may also involve a methamphetamine pipe. It’s crucial to take this situation very seriously, as the consequences can be severe.
Seeking Legal Counsel
It is extraordinary that someone in Tulsa who is Native American from any tribal nation can potentially get a felony on their record simply for having marijuana or any illegal substance. When facing any sort of drug charge or paraphernalia charges in the Muscogee Creek Nation, it is essential to find experienced counsel who specifically deals with this issue. Muskogee Creek Nation has its own criminal code, which is distinct from the criminal code of the US federal government and the state.
There are various paths to navigate through this complex legal process. However, it’s important to remember that being charged with a felony can result in the loss of important civil rights, including gun rights, until the charge is resolved or potentially expunged. Therefore, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one is facing any sort of drug charge or paraphernalia charges in the Muskogee Creek Nation, it is imperative to get good and experienced counsel. I, Ted Hasse, can provide the legal guidance you need. Please feel free to reach out to me at (918) 947-6552 for a free consultation.