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 08/29/22 - Current Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions (Criminal) may be found on the OCCA website under the dropdown navigation for Court Resources > Jury Instructions More
- In Memoriam: Judge Charles A. Johnson 08/28/23 - Charles A. Johnson, retired judge of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, died over the weekend, Presiding Judge Scott Rowland announced on Monday. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Judge Johnson graduated from Ponca City High School. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma and his L.L.B. from the University of Oklahoma College… More