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.
- Uniform Jury Instructions 12/20/19 - This court has issued a new order, effective December 20, 2019, updating the Uniform Jury Instructions. Please see 2019 OK CR 28 and Attachment with noted changes. Updated Jury Instructions will be found on the OCCA website under the dropdown navigation for Court Resources > Jury Instructions More
- 2018 OK CR 1 02/05/18 - This court has issued a new order, effective February 5, 2018, updating the Rules and Forms of the Court. Please see 2018 OK CR 1 More
- HB 1518 11/01/15 - On November 1, 2015 HB1518 - Title 22: Section 985.1 and Section 985.2 went into effect. This law requires the court clerks to submit a report each year to the Clerk of the Court of Criminal Appeals to show the number of departures from mandatory minimum sentences made by each judge in the state during… More
- Celebrating Presiding Judge David Lewis 02/24/20 - The Court of Criminal Appeals would like to honor our Presiding Judge, Judge David Lewis, for his contributions to our State and the Court during Black History Month. Judge Lewis is a celebrated jurist and the first African-American appointed to the Court in 2004 and the first African-American Presiding Judge. More