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Tracy Tiernan

Tracy Tiernan

Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Criminal Defense All In One Place
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI ...
  • Oklahoma
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Get a seasoned Trial Attorney to represent you in your time of need. I have been representing Oklahomans for more than 27 years who have been hurt in Car Wrecks, Semi Trucking Collisions, and Workers' Compensation (or on the job) Injuries. I also handle both misdemeanor and serious felony Criminal Defense cases as well as Divorce and Child Custody matters.

University of Tulsa College of Law
J.D. (1990)
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Southern Methodist University
B.A. (1987) | Political Science
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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10th Circuit
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Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Juvenile Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Legal Answers
Q. My significant other is currently incarcerated for an alleged charge that a alleged victim is involved. The alleged…
A: I’m afraid there’s not enough information to give an accurate answer. When you say “incarcerated” I will assume you mean he/she is in prison, which seems to indicate he/she must have pleaded guilty to this crime and accepted a plea bargain (or lost at trial/ or was sentenced after a blind plea) and was sentenced to incarceration? But perhaps you mean he or she is in jail awaiting trial or some other disposition of their case? Further, not exactly certain what to assume when you state that the alleged victim was recently arrested and is now in police custody. Was she arrested for the same criminal act or is the arrest a new unrelated crime? Really just not enough information to give an educated response.
Q. What does commitment issued and return commitment mean
A: Those are simply terms used by the court system indicating that a document(s) pertaining to a defendant being taken into custody have been issued by the Court.
Q. If you are bonded out of jail when you go to your court date can you still get a court appointed attorney?
A: This is a bit of a difficult question to answer as it varies from county to county, from Judge to judge (particularly with the coronavirus pandemic having ravaged the country this past year or so. In many instances the courts have dramatically reduced bonds to get people out of custody as quickly as possible due to this virus in the jails. When bonds have been reduced to nominal amounts and, of course, when defendants are released without having to post any bond at all, you definitely have a much stronger chance of getting a court appointed attorney. Even in those instances a judge will often times request you to complete a “paupers affidavit” form where you must consult three lawyers, list the attorneys fees they have quoted you for them to handle your case, and then provide proof of indigency or your inability to pay. Alternatively, if you have posted a meaningful bond, where you or someone in your family or circle of friends have paid a substantial amount of money to secure your release, the courts are quite reluctant to overburden the public defenders office (or OIDS attorneys: Oklahoma Indigent Defense lawyers) by giving such defendants a free attorney when they have clearly evidenced an ability to come up with money to secure their release. In those instances a judge will often pass your case a few times and strongly urge you (if not threaten you) to find the money to hire a private attorney or they will put you back into custody in order to get free counsel. The logic here is that when the chips were down you somehow found the money somewhere to secure your release where many other less fortunate criminal defendants were forced sit behind bars while their cases percolated through the criminal justice system.
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Tulsa, OK 74103
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