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Wyatt Law Office
Robert Wyatt

501 N. Walker Ave., Suite 110
Oklahoma City OK 73102
(405) 234-5500

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 OKLAHOMA CRIMINAL LAWYERS & ATTORNEYS
Bob Wyatt, Trial Lawyer & Attorney

Please Call: 405.234.5500

Since 1989, Robert L. ("Bob") Wyatt has represented the "accused" in all types of felony criminal matters in Oklahoma state courts and federal courts nationwide (white collar and non-white collar). We provide quality legal counsel and pay attention to detail in all cases -- big or small. Our priority is to WIN, whether at trial or on appeal.

While some cases can be settled by a fair plea bargain, we don't "bleed 'em and plead 'em." We evaluate the facts and examine the law applicable to each case. We are NOT afraid to go to trial, and our trial results speak for themselves.  Our job is to 
defend the rights of our clients. The Wyatt Law Office in Oklahoma City provides legal advice and representation in criminal investigations, plea negotiations, trials and appeals.  We use only experienced attorneys in our law firm; therefore, you can trust the advice of your lawyers. (See Summary of Services below).

Wyatt's attention to detail and his successes have earned a listing in the prestigious publications  The Best Lawyers in America ® and Oklahoma Super Lawyers ®,  as well as recognition by the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association as one of the 2003 "Champions of Liberty."

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PRACTICE
September 20, 1989 - 2009

Both Bob Wyatt and the Wyatt Law Office have been AV ® Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.  Also, because of his special experience in the defense of cyber crimes, Mr. Wyatt was recently interviewed by the National Law Journal (February 18, 2008).  One of Mr. Wyatt's trials was recently reviewed in Harvey Silverglate's new book, Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Targe the Innocent (New York, Encounter Books, 2009). 

 OUR RESULTS
SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

Here is a sampling of our victories in state and federal courts. There are many other victories and many other cases where charges were avoided before being filed.  This is merely a representative sample of cases over the past few years. Results may vary in any given case because each case  must be decided on its own unique facts and the law applicable in that given case. 

•    Not Guilty verdict for Assault & Battery on Police Officer and Obstructing an Officer during a Felony Arrest.

•   
Not Guilty
Verdict for Possession of Child Porn in federal court.

    Rape charge against member of U.S. Navy dismissed and case terminated after appeal to highest Oklahoma criminal court. 

    Department of Defense fraud charge avoided and investigation terminated.

    Social Security fraud charge avoided and investigation Terminated.

•    Tax fraud case dismissed after three years of litigation.

•    Airline pilot avoided sexual "touching"/child abuse charge and investigation terminated. 

•    State "child porn" charge dismissed because prosecution could not prove who possessed the images - even though client had prior conviction for possession of lewd images.

•    Rape charge against medical student dismissed because defense investigation proved "vicitm" lying.   

•    14-Count federal "child porn" indictment dismissed because of Fourth Amendment ("search") violaiton.  

•    Acquittal (Not Guilty) on 106 Counts of securities fraud & money laundering.

•    Forcible Sodomy Charge against foreign college student dismissed

•    Statutory rape ( sex with a minor child) charge dismissed.

•    Embezzlement charge dismissed after preliminary hearing.

•    State "child porn" charges
dismissed against college professor after preliminary hearing. 

•    Evidence suppressed in "DUI with Great Bodily Harm" and judge had to dismiss charges after preliminary hearing.

•    Not Guilty verdict in rape trial. 

•    Conviction reversed and sentence vacated in federal securities fraud case with orders to dismiss charges.

•    Not Guilty verdict in federal trial for Internet child solicitation & traveling across state lines for sex. 

•    "Seized money"
returned to client after forfeiture hearing. 

•    Ghost Employee (fraud) charge reduced to misdemeanor.

•    Health Care fraud conviction against two doctros
reversed
with orders to dismiss charges. 

Practice limited to litigation and appeals and matters generally related to criminal law. Civil actions (such as whistle-blower/qui tam, civil rights, and serious personal injury) are considered on a case-by-case basis. If we can't help you, we will try to refer you to an appropriate law firm.

CONTACT US NOW
FOR FREE CONSULTATION
Call 405-234-5500

or send your question to
bobwyatt@wyattlaw.com

 TO DEFEND AGAINST COUNTY, STATE & FEDERAL CHARGES

Our representative clients include but are not limited to corporations and directors, "working" men and women, doctors, lawyers, politicians, pilots, funeral directors, law enforcement officers, investment advisors, venture capitalists, jewelers, postal employees, bankers, photographers, designers, students, engineers, professors, teachers, entrepreneurs, etc.

Specialties:

State Bar of Okla. does NOT recognize specialties.

My practice areas are:

Criminal Defense;
Federal Crimes;
White Collar Crimes;
Grand Jury Investigations;
Securities, Mortgage or Bank Fraud;
Mail or Wire Fraud;
Bribery & Public Corruption;
Conspiracy;
Computer & Cyber Crimes;
Tax Crimes;
Sex Crimes (rape, lewd molestation):
Pornography Crimes;
Drug Crimes;
Crimes of Violence (assault, murder, shaken baby, arson);
RICO (Racketeering);
Expungement;
Appeals & Post-Convcition;

Qui Tam (Whistle-blower Actions)

Please Call: 405.234.5500

WHO'S WHO

ROBERT L. ("Bob")  WYATT, IV  born 1964.
Wyatt Law Office
501 N. Walker Avenue, Suite 110

Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 234-5500 Phone (24/7)
(405) 232-4556 Fax

From Outside the United States
00+1 405-234-5500

E-mail: 
bobwyatt@wyattlaw.com

Linkedin Address:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/rlwyatt4


LEGAL EXPERIENCE

AV ® Peer Review Rated: 
(
Martindale Hubbell ratings explained).

For nearly 20 years, Bob Wyatt has practiced law in Oklahoma with a focus on litigation.  In 1995, Wyatt was commissioned Special Deputy Counsel to the Governor and in 2003, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association recognized him as one of its "Champions of Liberty." Mr. Wyatt  has also been selected multiple times for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Oklahoma Super Lawyers, among other professional recognition.

WYATT LAW OFFICE
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 2000 - present. Bob Wyatt's focus has been defense of the accused in criminal actions in state and federal courts.  Practice includes trials and appeals.

JONES & WYATT
, Enid, Oklahoma, 1989-May 2000:
Stephen Jones (Enid) recruited Bob Wyatt from the University of Oklahoma College of Law to join his office in 1989; their association continued for almost 11 years. While in Enid, Bob represented Jones & Wyatt clients in civil litigation and complex commercial transactions, general criminal law, homicide, "white collar" crime, family law, administrative law, and appeals in Oklahoma and federal courts. Wyatt was commissioned or appointed as special deputy counsel to the Governor of Oklahoma, co-counsel to Timothy McVeigh, co-counsel to Phillips University, counsel to the Fire Civil Service Commission for the City of Enid, Oklahoma, counsel or co-counsel to several northwest Oklahoma public school districts, and was appointed to serve on the Oklahoma Bar Association's Criminal Law Committee. While at Jones & Wyatt, Bob Wyatt contributed two chapters to the Criminal Procedure volumes of Vernon's Oklahoma Forms 2d (West Group, 1999).

PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE, 1987-89:

During law school at OU, Mr. Wyatt served as a legal intern for the
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation(1988-89) and as a law clerk to former OU law professor, Anita Hill (1987).


EDUCATION


• Juris Doctor, May 1989, University of Oklahoma,
          
College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma.

• B.S. with Honors, in Business Administration and Economics, (Double-Major), May 1986,
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma. Graduated 5th in class.

• Diploma,
National Institute for Trial Advocacy--Southeast Regional, January 1995, New Orleans.

• Continuing Legal Education--Over 300 hours, primary emphasis on appellate practice, civil and criminal litigation, criminal procedure, discovery, evidence, legal ethics, and sentencing.


BAR ADMISSIONS

Mr. Wyatt is in good standing and a member of the following courts.  He is eligible for admission in all federal courts and has appeared in other federal jurisdictions.

Supreme Court of the United States 
• United States Court of Appeals,
Tenth Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals,
Eighth Circuit
• United States District Court,
Western District of Oklahoma
• United States District Court,
Northern District of Oklahoma 
• United States District Court,
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Supreme Court (all Oklahoma state courts)


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS


Oklahoma Bar Association
• OBA Criminal Law Section
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
        (Life Member)
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
        (Director)
• Luther Bohanon
American Inn of Court XXIII  
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Phi Delta Phi
 

LISTINGS & HONORS

• The Best Lawyers in America (2007-present: see Ratings)

• Oklahoma Super Lawyers (2006-present: see Ratings)

• AV-Rated, Martindale Hubbell (1998- present: see Ratings)

• Wyatt's case, United States v. Avery & Migliaccio, is discussed in Harvey Silverglate's new book, THREE FELONIES A DAY:  How the Feds Target the Innocent (New York, Encounter Books, 2009).

• Interveiwed for  National Law Journal for expertise in the area of sex crimes and cybercrimes.  The article was published on February 18, 2008.

• Commissioned Deputy Special Counsel to the Governor of Oklahoma, 1995

• Wyatt's case, United States v. Migliaccio, is discussed in U.S. Attorney's Manual,  § 912 "Falsity"; and in Katherine A. Lauer' article in the ABA Litigation Section publication Defending Government Pharmaceutical Fraud Investigations: Assessing Strategic Options

• 2003 Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association President's Award dubbed the "Internet Champions of Liberty" for contributions to the OCDLA's Internet forum

• 2003 - present:  Guest Lecturer for the Oklahoma Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education programs and other education programs statewide.

•S. Jones, Vernon's Oklahoma Forms, 2d: Criminal Law Practice & Procedure (West Group, 1999)

•S. Jones & P. Israel, OTHERS UNKOWN: The Oklahoma City Bombing and Conspiracy (New York: Public Affairs, 1998)

• J.F. Kelly & P. Wearne, TAINTING EVIDENCE, Inside the Scandals at the FBI Crime Lab (New York: Free Press, 1998)

• Who's Who in the World ® (Marquis)

• Who's Who in America ® (Marquis)

• Who's Who in the South & Southwest ® (Marquis)

• Who's Who in American Law ® (Marquis.

• Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters (Oldwick, New Jersey: A.M. Best Company, 1990-2000.

• Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory ® (Reed Publishing and Reed Elsevier, Inc., 1990-)

 

LAW PRACTICE

AREAS OF LAW PRACTICE

The Wyatt Law Office tends to focus on defending those charged with crimes for who are appealing criminal convictions. However, the Wyatt Law Office also offers clients assistance in certain civil matters or assistance locating the right type of civil lawyer. Presently, the Wyatt Law Office spends approximately 85% of its time on matters involving criminal law and procedure. 

 

 

CRIMINAL LAW & APPEALS



General Criminal Law

Appeals & Other Extraordinary
Criminal Actions

Asset Seizure & Forfeiture

Computer & Cyber Crimes

Cyber Sex Crimes

Conspiracy

Drugs & Narcotics
(Possession, Manufacture & Delivery)

DUI
& DWI

Expunge Criminal Records

Federal Criminal Law

Fraud Crimes

Grand Jury Investigations
 
Homicide

Internet Crimes

Mortgage Fraud

Plea Agreements & Bargains

Sex & Pornography Crimes

White Collar Crime

 

COMPLEX CIVIL & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION


Insurance Defense

Personal Injury & Death; Medical Malpractice

School Law (representing either school districts, faculty or students)

Contested Wills & Estates

Appeals (civil and criminal appeals)

Regulation & Ethics of Professionals (doctors, lawyers, teachers, and others regulated by state or federal law)

 

GENERAL CRIMINAL LAW


The Wyatt Law Office regularly represents clients charged with felony and misdemeanor charges in federal and state courts in Oklahoma. Among other crimes, we routinely defend  (click on the underlined items for more information):

 

Appeals in state and federal courts; see below at Post-Conviction too.

Assault & Battery:  An "assault" is simply causing another fear (and being capable of causing harm), while a "battery" is touching another without permission or authority.

Asset Forfeiture in state and federal court related to drugs, taxes or other crimes.

Child porn.  Manufacturing, distribution, and/or possession of child pornography or obscene images in state and federal courts.


Computer Crimes such as fraud using the Internet or computer devices, Internet fraud, computer intrusions, password trafficking, SPAM crimes, Internet harassment or bomb threats, trafficking in explosives, counterfeiting of currency or securities, copyright piracy (software, movies and music), trade secret theft or infringement, etc., and can involve cyber sex crimes making use of computers or on-line resources.

Conspiracy Charges:   Basically, a "conspiracy" is an agreement to commit a crime. The crime does not have to be completed so long as there is an agreement together with the commission of an "overt act" tending to support the crime. (It is not necessary that the overt act itself be criminal).

Cyber Crimes.  Crimes involving the use of computers, computer networks, and interactive access. See Computer Crimes above.

Cyber Sex Crimes.  Cybersex crimes are various sex crimes involving the use of computers and interactive computer networks, such as child porn, crossing state lines to engage in sex, enticing or soliciting a minor to engage in sex, etc.

Death Penalty & Capital Murder

Drug Crimes including trafficking, manufacturing, possession and distribution of CDS (controlled dangerous substances) such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, meth, heroin, LSD and prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia and precursor possession.

DUI & DWI and other traffic offenses:  Driving under the influence of alcohol or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence (including 3.2% beer) or drugs. The Wyatt Law Office also handles homicides and other incidents arising from drinking and driving. 

Environmental Crime

Expunge Criminal Record:  If you have a criminal record in Oklahoma, we may be able to assist you in "sealing" the record or having a "conviction" expunged.

Federal Crimes and Appeals in Oklahoma and in other jurisdictions. Federal crimes may include "white collar" crime, drug crimes, computer and Internet crime, pornography, banking crime, securities crime, all types of frauds involving the mails or telephones, immigration crimes, etc.

Gambling and Gaming Violations

Grand Jury practice in state and federal court, including the Multi-County Grand Jury in Oklahoma.

Homicide & Violent Crimes: murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide,  robbery, burglary, child abuse or shaken baby syndrome, kidnapping, threats and harassment, stalking, and other crimes of violence.  Representation also includes capital crimes (those punishable by the death penalty).

Internet Crimes such as fraud using the Internet or computer devices, Internet fraud, computer intrusions, password trafficking, SPAM crimes, Internet harassment or bomb threats, trafficking in explosives, counterfeiting of currency or securities, copyright piracy (software, movies and music), trade secret theft or infringement, etc., and can involve cyber sex crimes making use of computers or on-line resources.

Kidnapping & Stalking:  restricting the movement of another against their will or moving the person to another location without permission.

Plea Agreements:  negotiation of plea agreement, plea bargain, or other resolution of a criminal charge without the necessity of a trial.

Post Conviction relief and extraordinary writs in state and federal courts (for example habeas corpus, coram nobis, writs of prohibition or mandamus, etc). Typically, this involves requests for relief after the direct appeal is denied.

Probation Violations

Sex Crimes & Pornography:  rape, lewd molestation, indecent exposure,  pornography and obscenity, child porn, use of the Internet to entice minors for sex, traveling across state lines to engage in sex with minors, and sexual battery.

"Shaken Baby" Cases:  This involves allegations of assaults on infants and small children based on the theory of shaken baby syndrome or shaken impact syndrome.

Robbery:  taking property from another person (as opposed to taking property from a dwelling place or auto).

Tax Crimes

Terrorism & Hate Crimes

Theft Crimes:  robbery (from a person), burglary (breaking into a location), larceny (stealing), shop lifting (larceny from a retailer), embezzlement (taking property one is holding for another), etc.


Weapons Violations, bombs and explosives, arson, and "felon in possession."
 

White Collar Crime such as computer crimes, embezzlement, mail fraud, bank fraud, securities violations, IRS and tax fraud, health care fraud and abuse for Medicaid and Medicare, money laundering, racketeering, RICO, credit card fraud, bribery, forgery and counterfeiting, bogus checks, false statements.

 

Other crimes too numerous to mention have also been investigated and defended by Mr. Wyatt. Novel defenses explored include Multiple Personality Disorder ("MPD"), "ambiguity" of Medicaid and CHAMPUS regulations, and the Oklahoma "Make My Day" defense. Visit our "Practice Areas" page for more detailed information about the types of crimes charged.


LINKS TO LEGAL RESOURCES

The Wyatt Law Office believes in freedom of  information.  You may find interesting information, legal research tools, facts, statistics, demographics, and other miscellaneous information by following the
resources.


Office Locations

The Wyatt Law Office is located in the State's capital of Oklahoma City,  which is situated in the middle of the state. Wyatt's  office is just two blocks from the federal courthouse and four blocks from the Oklahoma County courthouse.  We are less than 10 minutes from the State's appellate courts which are housed in the State Capitol complex. For federal criminal matters outside of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City offers easy connections to most major cities and both coasts from the Will Rogers World Airport. We also have good relations with lawyers statewide so that we can work in almost any venue in Oklahoma.

Mr. Wyatt is licensed in all of Oklahoma's federal courts including U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa), and U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma (Muskogee).

Some of the cities served by the Wyatt Law Office in Oklahoma include: Oklahoma City, Altus, Broken Arrow, Del City, Edmond, El Reno, Enid, Ft. Sill, Goldsby, Guthrie, Lawton, Midwest City, Muskogee, Mustang, Newcastle, Nichols Hills, Norman, University of Oklahoma (OU), Oklahoma State University (OSU), Ponca City, Purcell, Shawnee, The Village, Tinker AFB, Tulsa, Valley Brook, Vance AFB, Woodward, and Yukon.  For other cities serviced, see Our Offices at the contact us page.

OKlahoma County:  Oklahoma City, Arcadia, Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Harrah, Jones, Luther, Midwest City, Moore, Newalla, Nichols Hills, Nicoma Park, Spencer, The Village, Tinker AFB, Valley Brook, Warr Acres, Yukon.

Canadian County:  El Reno, Mustang, Piedmont, Yukon

Cleveland County: Norman, Moore

Garfield County:  Enid

Logan County:  Guthrie

McClain County:  Purcell, Goldsby, Newcastle

Payne County:  Stillwater

Pottowatomie County:  Shawnee

Tulsa County:  Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Jenks, Bixby

For other counties serviced, see Our Offices at the contact us page.

INTERNET CRIMES

INTERNET CRIMES, COMPUTER CRIMES & CYBER CRIMES

As a result of the Internet, the government is pursuing new "white collar" cyber crimes such as:

Internet fraud

E-Bay ® fraud

Phishing

Vishing

Computer intrusions or hacking

Password trafficking

SPAM crimes

I.D./identity theft

Internet harassment (such as Bots, Worms, Viruses, Spyware, Malware)

Internet bomb threats

Trafficking in explosives

Counterfeiting of currency or securities

Copyright piracy and Warez schemes (software, movies and music)

Trade secret theft or infringement

Cyber sex & computer sexual exploitation crimes

Joint and individual "sting" operations are in place by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms (ATF), the U.S. Postal Inspectors, Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other state and local law enforcement agencies.  Many of these cyber crimes are prosecuted in the federal courts because of the multi-jurisdictional issues and the federal government's resources devoted to these issues. We defend persons accused of Internet crimes or computer crimes nationwide in federal courts or in Oklahoma's state courts.

If you are under investigation or are charged with any of these crimes, the Wyatt Law Office can help you.


Recent & Noteworthy Investigations & Results

4 years  given in Federal Child Porn.  In 2009, the U.S. District Court for the W.D. Oklahoma varied from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines -- giving Wyatt's client a term of 4 years.  U.S. Sentencing Guidelines called for approximately 8 years and plea agreement called for not less than 5 years.    This non-Guideline sentence, while rare, was fair based on evidence presented to the Court.

Probation given in Federal Child Porn.  In 2009, the U.S. District Court for the W.D. Oklahoma granted a term of straight probation for possession of child porn.  This non-Guideline sentence, while very rare, was fair.

14 month sentence for Federal Child Porn.  In 2007, the U.S. District Court sentenced Wyatt's client to only 14 months for possession.  Client faced up to 10 years.  The sentence was a significant departure from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

Not Guilty Verdict Possession of Child Porn.  October 2008. Client charged with 5 counts of possession of child porngraphy.  The law enforcement agent testified that my client had confessed to accidentally accessing a child porn web site on two or more occasions and the feds had strong circumstantial evidence guilt because the only time there was child porn (or any porn) on the computer was when the client was recovering from cancer surgeries at his 80 year old mother’s house.  The defense presented expert testimony of other “non-porn” searches (which indicated the searches were not my client) on the computer within the times that the Gov’t claims my client was surfing kiddie porn, and we presented evidence of an imperfect alibi (that he was in another city earlier in the day – even though no proof that he was in the second city at the “time” the porn was searched).  Client testified. *

Bob Wyatt was recently interviewed by the National Law Journal for his expertise in the area of sex crimes and cybercrimes.  The article was published on February 18, 2008.*

Child Porn (Second Offense) Charge Dismissed. February 2007.  Client was charged with downloading and viewing child pornography after a former arrest for similar accusations. After a full hearing, the court declined to "accelerate" the previous deferred sentence for possession of obscene materials and the new charge of possession of child porn was dismissed.*

14-Count Federal Child Porn Indictment Dismissed.  October 2006, Wyatt and McCoy investigated, researched, briefed, argued and convinced the federal court to suppress evidence obtained pursuant to a search warrant in the FBI's nationwide OPERATION CRYING EYES investigation. After the federal judge's ruling, the U.S. Attorneys' Office dismissed the 14-count indictment.*  

Child Porn Charges against Professor Dismissed.  July 2004, after more than a year of hotly contested litigation, the District Attorney dismissed charges against Wyatt's client for possession of child porn and for using an employer's computer to access child pornography. Client pled no contest to a reduced charge for a violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.  No jail time ordered.* 

Internet Child Solicitation & Traveling for Sex -- Not Guilty Verdict. June 2003, the Wyatt Law Office tried an Innocent Images case to a federal jury in Oklahoma City winning a "not guilty" verdict on both counts of using the Internet to entice a minor for sex and for traveling across state lines to engage in sex with a minor.* 


 *Note: Results may vary because each case must be decided
 on its own unique facts and the law applicable to that given case.
You should not infer the likelihood of success on a given case
 based on past cases handled by this firm.
 

See the DOJ cyber crime.gov page and the FBI cyber crime page.

 

Office Locations

The Wyatt Law Office is located in the State's capital of Oklahoma City,  which is situated in the middle of the state. Wyatt's  office is just two blocks from the federal courthouse and four blocks from the Oklahoma County courthouse.  We are less than 10 minutes from the State's appellate courts which are housed in the State Capitol complex. For federal criminal matters outside of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City offers easy connections to most major cities and both coasts from the Will Rogers World Airport. We also have good relations with lawyers statewide so that we can work in almost any venue in Oklahoma.

Mr. Wyatt is licensed in all of Oklahoma's federal courts including U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa), and U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma (Muskogee).

Some of the cities served by the Wyatt Law Office in Oklahoma include: Oklahoma City, Altus, Broken Arrow, Del City, Edmond, El Reno, Enid, Ft. Sill, Goldsby, Guthrie, Lawton, Midwest City, Muskogee, Mustang, Newcastle, Nichols Hills, Norman, University of Oklahoma (OU), Oklahoma State University (OSU), Ponca City, Purcell, Shawnee, The Village, Tinker AFB, Tulsa, Valley Brook, Vance AFB, Woodward, and Yukon.  For other cities serviced, see Our Offices at the contact us page.

OKlahoma County:  Oklahoma City, Arcadia, Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Harrah, Jones, Luther, Midwest City, Moore, Newalla, Nichols Hills, Nicoma Park, Spencer, The Village, Tinker AFB, Valley Brook, Warr Acres, Yukon.

Canadian County:  El Reno, Mustang, Piedmont, Yukon

Cleveland County: Norman, Moore

Garfield County:  Enid

Logan County:  Guthrie

McClain County:  Purcell, Goldsby, Newcastle

Payne County:  Stillwater

Pottowatomie County:  Shawnee

Tulsa County:  Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Jenks, Bixby

For other counties serviced, see Our Offices at the contact us page.

WHITE COLLAR CRIME

Unlike most "common law" crimes (murder, burglary, rape, assault and battery, etc), in white collar cases there is generally evidence that the client was involved in the activity charged. The question for the jury is often, "was the activity a crime?" White collar cases may be charged in state and federal courts. In white collar matters there are unique opportunities to win the case if the client cooperates with counsel and has resources for expert witnesses and attorneys fees, access to relevant records, and has a creative attorney.

White collar cases require attention to detail and a challenge to conventional thinking and a willingness to challenge the system itself. Those are our trademarks. If you are contacted by the FBI, Secret Service, IRS Special Agents or Inspector General Agents, you should seek counsel immediately. The attorney's actions prior to indictment or arrest often can be as important as the actions taken after indictment. Among other white collar crimes routinely investigated and defended by Wyatt are:


Frauds

Antitrust Offenses

Bank Fraud

Bankruptcy Fraud

Bribery & Government Corruption

Computer & Cyber Crimes

Conspiracy

Counterfeiting

Credit Card Fraud

Embezzlement

Environmental Crimes

False Statements to Government Agencies

Federal Program & Contract Fraud

Forgery

Gaming & Gambling

Healthcare Fraud (including Medicare & Medicaid Fraud and Abuse)

Internet Crimes


Mail Fraud & Wire Fraud

Mortgage Fraud & Predatory Lending

Money Laundering

Ponzi Schemes or Pyramid Schemes (Multi-level marketing)

Racketeering (RICO)

Securities Fraud (including Insider Trading)

Tax Fraud & Evasion

Worker’s Compensation Fraud

For other types of white collar crime, visit the
FBI's White Collar Page

 

Recent & Noteworthy Investigations & Results

Charge Avoided & Investigation Terminated. September 2008. After thorough criminal investigation by the Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service and recommendations for fraud charges, Wyatt negotiated to avoid charges in an alleged Veteran's Affairs fraud scheme.*

Charge Avoided & Investigation Terminated. September 2008. After thorough criminal investigation by the Social Security Administration and recommendations for fraud charges, Wyatt negotiated to avoid charges in an alleged scheme to defraud a vulnerable adult out of Social Security disability benefits.*

Tax Fraud Case Dismissed. August 2008. Client, a former state politician, charged with knowingly filing a false State of Oklahoma tax return. After years of litigation and only days before trial, the court agreed with motions filed by the defense that the charge was not timely filed. Charges were dismissed after a hotly contested hearing.*

Acquittal on 106 Counts of Fraud & Money Laundering: August 2006. Bob Wyatt and Gloyd McCoy were engaged to represent a grain elevator operator previously charged with and convicted of 106 counts of uttering forged securities and engaging in illegal monetary transactions (effectively money laundering). On behalf of the client, we sought habeas corpus relief and were granted a new trial. At this re-trial, the jury convicted again, but the trial judge released the client on bond pending appeal because of the issues raised by Wyatt.  Wyatt appealed again, this time with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals directing a Judgment of Acquittal ("not guilty") -- meaning that the client is a free man and the government cannot try him again.  United States v. Hunt, 456 F.3d 1255 (10th Cir.2006). *

Sentence Vacated in Securities Fraud Case. In December 2003, Bob Wyatt and Gloyd McCoy were engaged to represent a NW Oklahoma resident who had previously been convicted of 106 counts of uttering forged securities and engaging in illegal monetary transactions (effectively money laundering) in federal court in Oklahoma City. The client sought habeas corpus relief for among other things ineffective assistance of his former trial counsel and conflict of interest.  After a two-day hearing in January, the U.S. District Court on March 5, 2004, issued an order granting habeas relief and vacating the client's conviction and sentence.*

State Embezzlement Charges Dismissed.  In early 1998, Wyatt secured the dismissal of multiple counts of embezzlement against a camera store employee. After Wyatt's investigation and cross-exam of the State's witnesses, the preliminary hearing magistrate dismissed all charges.

Health Care Fraud Conviction Reversed, Case Dismissed.  In the early 1990s, Bob Wyatt was co-counsel to two obstetric physicians and surgeons charged with multiple counts of "healthcare fraud" for alleged violation of CHAMPUS regulations as it related to over 100 patients of the surgery center. This four-year federal investigation in parallel civil and criminal proceedings concluded in a guilty verdict on all but one charge; however, Wyatt convinced the federal appeals court to reverse the conviction with orders to dismiss the charges for lack of merit. Bob Wyatt briefed and argued the appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. (See "Published").   United States v. Avery, 34 F.3d 1517 (10th Cir. 1994).*


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