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Bob Wyatt

 
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Bob Wyatt - Oklahoma Expungement Lawyer

Bob Wyatt - Based in Oklahoma City

Personal Summary

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. We provide quality legal counsel and pay attention to detail in all cases -- big or small. Bob is AV Peer Review rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer review recognition for ethical standards and legal ability, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America (2007-present) and Oklahoma Super Lawyers (2006-present). We know that each matter is the biggest matter for that particular client, and we treat each case with that intensity -- striving to give the best defense to all clients. 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. 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.

Practice Areas

  • Expungements of Criminal Records
  • Criminal Law -- Felonies & Misdemeanors
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Sex Crimes & Child Pornography
  • Public Corruption & Bribery
  • Bank, Securities & Tax Fraud
  • Grand Jury Investigations (federal & state)
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Violent Crimes (murder, robbery, assault, battery, shaken baby)

Jurisdictions

  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court - Northern Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western Oklahoma
    U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Experience

Wyatt Law Office - 2000 - Current

Practice limited to litigation and appeals and matters generally related to criminal law in Oklahoma courts statewide and nationwide in federal criminal courts. Civil actions (such as whistle-blower/qui tam, civil rights, and serious personal injury) are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Jones & Wyatt - 1989 - 2000

Represented clients in civil and criminal litigation in state and federal courts throughout Oklahoma.  Bob worked closely for 11 years with legendary attorney Stephen Jones.  He handled matters in state and federal court throughout Oklahoma.

Legal Intern - Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation - 1988 - 1989

Intern in the Legal Department of the OSBI.  At the OSBI, Bob was responsible for reviewing expungement matters and advising the OSBI agents on other matters of criminal and civil rights law. 
 

Education

University of Oklahoma, College of Law
Juris Doctor, 1989

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
B.S. in Business & Economics, 1986
Graduated 5th in Class; Conoco Scholar; President's Scholar
 

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers in America (2007-present)

  • Lawyer of the Year (OKC Metro)
  • Non-White Collar Crime
    Best Lawyers in America 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year (OKC Metro area) 
    White Collar Crime
    Best Lawyers in America - 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year (OKC Metro area)
    Non-White Collar Crime
    Best Lawyers in America - 2013

Oklahoma Super Lawyers (2006-2017
Listed (2006-2015) for Criminal Defense

U.S. News' Best Law Firms
Listed Tier 1 (2010-present)
Listed for Criminal Defense White Collar & Non-White Collar

Oklahoma City National Memorial, 2015
Reflections of Hope Award

  • The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum has honored the prosecutors, defense attorneys and the judges who fought for justice following the bombing of the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Mr. Wyatt was among the defense attorneys for Timothy McVeigh.

President's Award for Special Contributions to the OCDLA
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association - 2014

President's Award -- Internet Champion of Liberty
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - 2003

U.S. District Court, W.D. Oklahoma
Criminal Rules Committee two terms,
2013-2016 and 2016-present
 

News & Listings

Bob Wyatt has been interviewed or his cases are mentioned in the following publications: 

  • National Law Journal, 2008
  • U.S. Attorney’s Manual, § 912 “Falsity”
  • Katherine A. Lauer’ article in the ABA Litigation Section publication Defending Government Pharmaceutical Fraud Investigations: Assessing Strategic Options
  • H. Silverglate, Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent (Encounter Books, 2009)
  • D. Craighead, Country Lawyer:  Life & Times of James F. Howell (Oklahoma Heritage Assoc., 2007)
  • S. Jones, Vernon’s Oklahoma Forms, 2d: Criminal Law Practice & Procedure, (West 1999)
  • S. Jones & P. Israel, OTHERS UNKOWN: The Oklahoma City Bombing and Conspiracy, 1998
  • J.F. Kelly & P. Wearne, TAINTING EVIDENCE, Inside the Scandals at the FBI Crime Lab, 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
  • 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 – 2017
     

Professional Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) - Life Member

Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA) - Board Member, 1st Vice President

  • Elected to Board of Directors in 2008, where he has served as First Vice President for several terms.

Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Member

Oklahoma Bar Association - Member

Oklahoma County Bar Association - Member

Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney (Trial and Capital) - Member, representing indigent defendants in federal courts.

American Inns of Court (Luther Bohannan Chapter) - Former Member
 

Articles and Publications

Expungements Unabridged - OCDLA 2012

Vernon's Oklahoma Forms 2d - Criminal Practice & Procedure - West Publishing (Chapters 7 and 30).  The principle author, Stephen Jones, requested Mr. Wyatt to author these chapters.
 

Published Opinions & Representative Cases

  • U.S. v. Hunt, 456 F.3d 1255 (10th Cir. 2006)
  • Welch v. Sirmons, 451 F.3d 675 (10th Cir. 2006)
  • U.S. v. Williams, 403 F.3d 1203 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • U.S. v. Dazey, et al, 403 F.3d 1147, 66 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 1194 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • Fisher v. Senate of Okla, 107 P.3d 556 (Okla. 2004)
  • U.S. v. McVeigh, 955 F.Supp. 1278 (D. Colo 1997)
  • U.S. v. McVeigh, 954 F.Supp. 1441 (D. Colo. 1997)
  • U.S. v. McVeigh, 940 F.Supp. 1571 (D.Colo. 1996)
  • U.S. v. McVeigh, 918 F.Supp. 1467 (W.D. Okla. 1996)
  • U.S. v. Avery & Migliaccio, 34 F.3d 1517 (10th Cir. 1994)
  • State ex rel DPS v. 1988 Chevrolet Pickup 852 P.2d 786 (Okla. App. 1993)
  • Good v. Majors, 832 P.2d 420 (Okla. 1992)
  • U.S.  v. Madia, 95 F.2d 538 (8th Cir. 1992)
  • U.S. v. Custodian of Records Southwestern Fertility Center, 743 F.Supp. 783 (W.D. Okla. 1990)
  • Creason v. Hon. Richard Perry, 801 P.2d 715 (Okla. 1990)
     

Speaking Engagements

    Expungement Updates, Criminal Law Hodge-Podge, Tulsa

    • December 15, 2014
    • Tulsa County Bar Association

    Expungements Unabridged, Criminal Defense Institute, Tulsa, OK

    • June 26, 2012
    • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association

    Criminal Defense, Advanced Criminal Law, Norman, OK

    • April 10, 2008
    • University of Oklahoma

    Criminal Defense Ethics, Advanced Criminal Law, Norman, OK

    • April 10, 2008
    • University of Oklahoma

    Cyber Crimes in State and Federal Courts & Technology and Security in the Modern Law Office, Oklahoma City, OK

    • June 25, 2007
    • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association

    Applications of Forensic Psychology: MPD Redux, OCU Forensic Psychology Course, Oklahoma City, OK

    • March 5, 2007
    • Oklahoma City University

      Oklahoma White Collar Crime, Oklahoma’s Multi-County Grand Jury: Its Operation in White Collar Cases, OBA's Continuing Legal Education, Oklahoma City, OK

      • June 5, 2007
      • Oklahoma Bar Association

      Practical Application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, OBA's Continuing Legal Education, Tulsa, OK

      • October 10, 2004
      • Oklahoma Bar Association

      Criminal Defense 101, OBA's Continuing Legal Education, Oklahoma City, OK

      • May 10, 2003
      • Oklahoma Bar Association

      Applications of Forensic Psychology: A Lawyer’s Perspective in Child Abuse, OCU Forensic Psychology Course, Oklahoma City, OK

      • March 15, 2003
      • Oklahoma City University

      Electronic Discovery, Luther Bohanan American Inns of Courts, Oklahoma City, OK

      • June 20, 2002
      • American Inns of Courts

      Applications of Forensic Psychology: A Lawyer’s Perspective on Multiple Personality Disorder, OCU Forensic Psychology Course, Oklahoma City, OK

      • March 12, 2002
      • Oklahoma City University
         

            Victories - Federal Court

            DRUG CASE RESULTS

            • Federal investigation against client for alleged drug smuggling and distribution. No charges filed. *
            • Client arrested for trafficking meth in federal court. All charges dismissed on the eve of trial. *
            • All federal charges avoided after Wyatt’s intervention in case involving 5 gallons of illegal substance. *
            • Federal charges of CDS possession and distribution avoided after Wyatt’s intervention. *
            • Client released from pre-trial custody over U.S. Attorney’s objection after 3-hour preliminary hearing and detention hearing. Charges involve allegations of distribution of drugs, conspiracy, use of weapons in distribution of drugs, etc.*
            • Client released from federal custody after drug conviction. New trial granted based on federal habeas corpus petition filed by Wyatt.*
            • Federal drug case dismissed. After Wyatt’s defense investigation of federal drug charge involving allegations that the client possessed 11 pounds (5 kilos) of meth with intent to distribute, government dismissed rather than face trial.*
            • Drug Evidence Suppressed in Federal Court. Wyatt and Scott Graham teamed up arguing and convincing the federal court to suppress evidence obtained after a “routine” traffic stop pursuant to an open air drug dog sniff search. During an illegal search, Troopers found 3,000 Oxycontin pills, multiple fake I.D.s, fake prescriptions, and over $17,000 cash. All evidence suppressed and case dismissed.*

            SEX CASE RESULTS

            • Possession of child pornography in federal court. Client sentenced to only 18 months in prison. *
            • 14-Count federal “child porn” indictment dismissed because of Fourth Amendment (“search”) violation.*
            • Not Guilty verdict in federal trial for Internet child solicitation & traveling across state lines for sex.*
            • Federal charges avoided. Possession of child pornography charges after counsel involved in federal investigation.*
            • Not Guilty Verdict for Possession of Child Porn in federal court.*

            WHITE COLLAR CASE RESULTS

            • Client accused of tax evasion involving multiple stores in a chain restaurant. Charges avoided after Wyatt’s involvement. *
            • Federal conspiracy to commit fraud and identity theft – supervised release (i.e., probation) for 5 years.
            • Client accused by federal bankruptcy trustee and others of committing bankruptcy fraud. After investigation, Wyatt convinced federal prosecutors that no crime occurred. *
            • Client charged with theft of over $1 million sentenced to only 6 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release (i.e., probation). *
            • Client accused of mortgage fraud. Convicted at trial of some counts and acquitted of others. Sentenced to only 18 months. *
            • Federal White Collar Charges Dismissed. Client charged with conspiracy to defraud investors in an alleged $1.2 million advance fee scheme. At a “James” hearing to determine scope of conspiracy, Wyatt showed that government had no proof against his client. Government counsel agreed to dismiss the charges against Wyatt’s client; all other defendants still facing charges.*
            • Health Care fraud conviction against two doctors reversed with orders to dismiss charges.*
            • 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.*
            • Acquittal (Not Guilty) on 106 Counts of securities fraud & money laundering.*
            • Conviction reversed and sentence vacated in federal securities fraud case with orders to dismiss charges.*
            • Minimal Punishment after jury trial conviction for Federal Antitrust Price-Fixing Charge. Client accused of orchestrating gasoline price-fixing scheme with volume of commerce in excess of $5 million. Sentenced to probation only; no restitution.

            PUBLIC CORRUPTION & DRUGS CASE RESULTS

            • Split Verdict — Not guilty 44 counts in police corruption allegations. Before trial, the judge merged four of the perjury charges into other counts and dismissed a bribery count during trial. After a three-and-a-half week federal jury trial in Tulsa, Officer Jeff Henderson was found not guilty of 44 counts of drug possession and distribution, use of a firearm during commission of a crime, witness tampering, perjury and subornation of perjury, conspiracy, and criminal violations of civil rights. However, the jury found Mr. Henderson guilty of two misdemeanor criminal violations of civil rights and guilty on the remaining six counts of perjury. Wyatt will appeal Henderson’s convictions. (See Tulsa World for articles).*

            WEAPONS CASE RESULTS

            • Veteran charged in federal court with possession of machine gun. Wyatt argued successfully for probation. *
            • Firearms trafficking allegations. No charges filed. *
            • Federal gun charge not guilty verdict. Client found guilty of related drug charge, but by going to trial saved stacked sentence of not less than 15 years more. Drug conviction on appeal based on motion to suppress evidence.*

            MISC. FEDERAL CASE RESULTS

            • Federal charges avoided for killing bald eagle and for possession of eagle feathers and claws after counsel involved in federal investigation.*
            • Client accused of intimidating a federal witness during trial. No charges filed. *

            * Results may vary based on the facts and law applicable to each case.


            Victories - State  Court

            DRUG CASE RESULTS

            • Client charged with possession of 36 pounds of meth (aggravated trafficking). All charges dismissed after preliminary hearing. *
            • Police officer investigated for obtaining drugs by fraud. Case averted after intervention by Wyatt Law Office.*
            • Client charged with manufacturing and distributing steroids and other drug charges. Pr
            • Client charged with possession of CDS and possession of more than $200,000 in drug proceeds after former convictions. Wyatt negotiated probation and client avoided a conviction. *
            • Veteran charged with possession of meth and a sawed-off rifle. Client admitted into Veterans Diversion program and charges dismissed without a finding of guilt. *
            • Client charged with multiple counts of possession of CDS (including “designer” drugs and marijuana) and other charges. All counts reduced to misdemeanor and sentencing deferred for 2 years (no conviction). *
            • Client charged with multiple counts of DUI and drugs. Sentencing deferred for 2 years. *
            • Client charged with possession of CDS (steroids, Xanax, Ecstasy and others) – all after former conviction for similar misconduct. Probation for 5 years. *
            • Trafficking of marijuana (more than 300 pounds) after former conviction – 3 years in prison. *
            • Distribution of CDS (marijuana) within 2,000 feet of a school. Client sentenced to 5 years of probation. *
            • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute – case dismissed after 2 years of probation. *
            • Multiple cases and multiple counts of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and theft of prescription pad – charges dismissed following drug court. *
            • Client accused of causing overdose and distribution of drugs. No charges filed after counsels’ intervention. *
            • Theft of drugs from a nursing home – sentencing deferred (no conviction). *
            • Police officer charged with felony distribution of drugs. Client was bound over for trial at preliminary hearing, but case dismissed by district judge after pretrial motion to dismiss. 

            SEX CASE RESULTS

            • Lewd molestation of a minor child dismissed at preliminary hearing.*
            • Charges against client for lewd proposals and molestation of a minor child. Wyatt negotiated probation for 10 years. *
            • Client charged with indecent exposure at hotel reduced to outraging public decency. Probation and no sex offender registration. *
            • Allegations of rape made against client. After our investigation, Wyatt convinced police that sex was consensual and no crime was committed. No charges filed. *
            • Aggravated possession of child pornography (meaning more than 100 images). Client sentenced to split sentence of 3 years in prison and 12 years of probation to follow. *
            • Juvenile accused of rape of little girl. Wyatt negotiated juvenile disposition of six months’ probation. *
            • Adult client accused of possession of child porn and client confessed before hiring counsel. Wyatt negotiated 2 years in prison and 8 years’ probation to follow. *
            • Client charged with committing a sex crime while on duty as police officer. Charged reduced to non-sex charge (misdemeanor) and placed on probation for one year. *
            • Sex with an animal (bestiality). Straight probation. *
            • Client accused of crossing state lines to engage in sex with a minor. After investigation and briefing the law, case dismissed. *
            • Client accused of procuring child porn and destroying evidence. Wyatt convinced judge to give 2 years in prison and 8 years on probation notwithstanding allegations that client fabricated military history. *
            • Multiple charges of lewd acts with a child. Client sentenced to 1 year in prison and 9 year of probation. *
            • Possession of child porn charges dismissed. Client pled guilty to using a computer to commit a crime and entered a deferred sentence (no conviction and no sex offender registration). *
            • Client accused of raping his wife. Charges dismissed after Wyatt’s intervention and proof of previous allegations by “victim” in another case involving another man. (Wyatt represented both men years apart). *
            • Lewd molestation allegations against a father dismissed after preliminary hearing. *
            • Client charged with multiple counts of possession of child porn and accused on lewd molestation and manufacturing child porn. Sentenced to 3 years in prison and 7 years of probation to follow. *
            • Juvenile accused of raping 7 year old. All charges dismissed after 6 months of probation. *
            • 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 “victim” lying.*
            • Forcible Sodomy Charge against foreign college student dismissed.*
            • Statutory rape ( sex with a minor child) charge dismissed.*
            • Not Guilty verdict in rape trial.*
            • State “child porn” charges dismissed against college professor after preliminary hearing.*
            • Rape charge against member of U.S. Navy dismissed and case terminated after appeal to highest Oklahoma criminal court.*
            • Minimal Punishment after guilty verdict for child sexual abuse. Grandfather charged with sexually abusing grandchild. Jury returned guilty verdict but recommended only 2 years imprisonment. Client faced up to life in prison.*

            WHITE COLLAR & HEALTH CARE CASE RESULTS

            • Allegations made against chiropractor for fraudulent billing practices. No charges filed after Wyatt’s involvement. *
            • Allegations against client for fraudulent billing of psychological procedures. No charges filed. *
            • Client charged with multiple counts of Medicaid Fraud. Sentencing deferred (i.e., probation). *
            • Medical doctor avoided all charges of improper billing after Wyatt involved. *
            • Multiple counts of embezzlement from employer (approximately $30,000). Client on probation for 5 years. *
            • Client accused of committing a fraud against the State and neglect of official duties – 2 years of probation. *
            • Corporate client accused of violating federal and state liquor tax laws – no charges ever filed after Wyatt’s intervention. *
            • Roofer avoided charges of fraud after Wyatt’s intervention in multiple allegations. *
            • Embezzlement from corporation settled with pre-trial diversion.*
            • Ghost Employee (fraud) charge reduced to misdemeanor.*
            • Embezzlement charge dismissed after preliminary hearing.*
            • Regulatory Hearing Relief Granted — Because of confidentiality of allegations and hearing, facts cannot be disclosed. However, “professional” client not sanctioned and retained license after non-jury hearing.*
            • Charge avoided — Owners of regulated business in health care industry not charged after Wyatt’s involvement in investigation and negotiations for nominal civil sanctions.*

            HOMICIDE CASE RESULTS

            • DUI homicide – Wyatt negotiated 7 year prison sentence in very ugly facts. *
            • Client charged with first degree manslaughter related to bar fight. Wyatt negotiated 10 years’ probation after serving 90 days in the County Jail. *
            • Teen client avoided all charges in fatal car wreck after Wyatt’s intervention. Client accused of negligent homicide. *
            • Murder case involving confession settled with 10 years to serve and 30 years on probation. Before preliminary hearing, client faced punishment range of life, life without parole or death. After preliminary hearing and motions and just before trial, case settled for plea to murder in the second degree.*

            WEAPONS & BOMBING CASE RESULTS

            • Bomb threats alleged against client and Wyatt negotiated 1 year probation – no conviction. *
            • Client charged with possession of bomb-making materials with intent to intimidate, kill or injure. Charges dismissed after preliminary hearing exposed weakness of case. *

            VIOLENT CRIMES CASE RESULTS

            • Not Guilty verdict for felony Assault & Battery with a deadly weapon (punishable up to 10 years in prison), but jury found client guilty of misdemeanor for reckless use of a firearm.*
            • Not Guilty verdict for Assault & Battery on Police Officer and Obstructing an Officer during a Felony Arrest.*
            • Client accused of killing baby by shaking. No charges ever filed after Wyatt’s intervention. *
            • Military client charged with domestic violence. Client entered diversion program and all charges dismissed. *
            • Client accused of serious injury to minor child by shaking (Shaken Baby Syndrome). Charges dismissed. *
            • Client accused of serious injury to minor child. Wyatt negotiated deportation of client. *
            • Aggravated domestic abuse by strangulation, interfering with 911 call, cruelty to animals, attempted kidnapping. Based on defense investigation, convinced D.A. to agree to deferred sentence for 5 years – no conviction. *
            • Client accused of serious injury to minor child. Multiple felony charges reduced to misdemeanor and 5 years of probation. *

            DUI & ALCOHOL-RELATED CASE RESULTS

            • Client charged with first degree manslaughter related to bar fight. Wyatt negotiated 10 years’ probation after serving 90 days in the County Jail. *
            • Public intoxication charges dismissed in municipal court. *
            • Evidence suppressed in “DUI with Great Bodily Harm” and judge had to dismiss charges after Wyatt's involvement.

            THEFT CASE RESULTS

            • Client charged with burglary in the second degree (theft of more than $30,000). Sentencing deferred for 5 years – no conviction. *
            • First degree burglary, domestic assault, and assault and battery. After evidence presented at preliminary hearing, case settled with burglary dismissed and misdemeanor deferred sentence on the remaining counts.*

            ENVIRONMENTAL CASE RESULTS

            • Client charged with illegal dumping of trash. All charges dismissed after investigation. *

            BRIBERY & PUBLIC CORRUPTION CASE RESULTS

            • Veteran charged with obstructing a police officer in his official capacity – charges dismissed in lieu of Veterans Diversion Program. *
            • Client sentencing deferred for 3 years (probation) and charges ultimately dismissed for bribery of a state officer. *

            FORFEITURE CASE RESULTS

            • “Seized money” returned to client after forfeiture hearing.*

            * Results may vary based on the facts and law applicable to each case.