The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest court in the State of Oklahoma with appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases. It is the state court of last resort in criminal matters. The Court derives its origin and jurisdiction from the state constitution, which was formulated by the constitutional convention and submitted to and adopted by the people of Oklahoma at the first election, held on September 17, 1907.

From left Judge Robert Hudson, Judge David Lewis, Vice-Presiding Judge Gary Lumpkin, Presiding Judge Clancy Smith (seated), Judge Arlene Johnson.

For a short essay on the history of the Court, click here.

Click OCCA Online to access this Court's information server. This service provides access to the dockets and opinions of the Court, as well as other information, such as a current copy of our rules and uniform jury instructions, etc.

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