In Poteau, OK, the media recognizes the Law Office of Steven P. Minks and civil rights and criminal defense attorney Steven P. Minks for his successful fights on behalf of his clients. Known as the Poteau Pitbull, Attorney Minks has challenged local government officials to save an elderly woman’s home; ensured that law enforcement officials who seized more than $50,000 returned it to its owners, and defended clients against multiple serious criminal charges.
Attorney Steven P. Minks in the News for Successful Cases
1. Saving a Family’s Home
A report from 5newsonline.com reveals the city of Poteau sought to demolish a family’s home, claiming it was a safety hazard. Civil rights attorney Minks, representing the owner, took action, suing the city and the mayor individually. By showing potential unjustified permanent harm, this skilled lawyer obtained a temporary restraining order, putting the demolition on hold. The mayor plans to make a personal inspection and withdraw the order to demolish if he finds the building complies with city codes.
2. Ensuring Seized Money Returned
Tulsa World reports that more than $55,000 suspected to be drug money was seized from a group of Christian musicians traveling through the area. Thanks to Attorney Minks, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office returned the funds to the rightful owners, and the prosecutor dismissed the civil forfeiture proceeding.
3. Scoring Victories Before District 16 Judge
On Oct. 2, 2017, the online publication Oklahoma Criminal Defense Weekly reported victories for the Poteau Pitbull Steven P. Minks and Rob Cowan. The two appeared before the Hon. Jennifer H. McBee, Special District Judge for District 16, LeFlore and Latimer counties. Arguing persuasively at the preliminary hearing, they convinced the judge to find several charges were legally insufficient, including arson, conspiracy, and first-degree robbery.
If you have a civil dispute or face criminal charges in the LeFlore County area, get help from the trusted Law Office of Steven P. Minks. He offers his clients quality counsel and an aggressive approach that gets results. Call (918) 817-9602 to schedule a free consultation with the seasoned and skilled attorney. For more tips and information, you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.