When you are arrested, it can seem as if the world is out to get you. Whether it is your first arrest or you are no stranger to the inside of a cell, you likely have fears about your future and questions about how to best handle your case.
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If you are accused of a crime, under investigation for suspicion of criminal activity, or arrested on a criminal complaint, the first step in successfully navigating the criminal justice process is hiring an Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer who will be a tenacious advocate for your rights. From negotiating a reduced bond to providing legal counsel during police interviews to vigorously defending you before a jury at trial, your attorney is with you every step of the way.
At The Law Firm of Oklahoma, we are committed to providing superior criminal defense representation to every client who relies on us. We understand the difficulties and challenges of being a defendant in a criminal case, and we treat each and every client with respect. It is not our job to judge you; it is our job to prevent unfair judgment against you. We diligently investigate every aspect of your case to craft a skillful defense strategy.
Our negotiating skill, courtroom experience, and legal knowledge combine to bring effective defense representation to defendants in state and federal court. Through our criminal defense practice, we have built a solid and proven reputation as top criminal lawyers, and that reputation is backed by a record of successful defense and positive outcomes for hundreds of Oklahomans in challenging criminal cases.
provides criminal defense representation in misdemeanor and felony cases, and we are admitted to practice in all Oklahoma state and federal courts, including the United States Tenth District Court of Appeals.
handles a full array of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges and related crimes:
Regardless of whether you have been charged with a minor misdemeanor in Oklahoma County District Court or whether you have been indicted by a grand jury and are tried in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, we are dedicated to providing the finest defense representation available, and we strive to bring every client the best possible resolution to his or her case.
Some of the most common violations of Oklahoma law are typically classified as misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are those acts which are punishable upon conviction by a maximum of one year in jail. DUI, petty theft, vandalism, simple assault, domestic violence, simple drug possession, and prostitution are among crimes charged as misdemeanors. Sometimes, an offense may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the perceived severity of the offense. Similarly, some charges may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor on the first offense but as a felony on subsequent offenses.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor, do not make the mistake of thinking that, because it is considered less serious than a felony, you do not need skillful legal representation. A year in jail is nothing to take lightly, and every criminal conviction brings collateral consequences that can have a far-reaching impact far beyond the initial jail term and fines.
Felony offenses are typically those which carry potential sentences of more than a year in prison—in some cases, up to life without parole or even death. These include violent or predatory crimes as well as high-dollar white collar offenses. They may also include those which are generally charged as misdemeanors, but due to the circumstances of the offense, are elevated to felony status.
While the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Office prosecutes the majority of these charges, some felonies fall under federal jurisdiction. Those which take place on federal property or tribal land, those which cross state lines, and those that victimize the United States government and its agencies are some of the acts which may be charged as federal offenses:
Oklahoma has three federal criminal courts, with each covering a specific geographic area of the state: The United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, for the Eastern District in Muskogee, and for the Northern District in Tulsa.
If you are suspected of involvement in a crime, or if you have already been arrested, you need experienced legal representation immediately. With wise legal counsel, you can avoid making the critical mistakes that could destroy your case and cost your freedom.
Visit with an experienced criminal defense attorney in OKC to discuss your case. At the Law Firm of Oklahoma you initial consultation is always free and confidential. Submit our online case review form or call to speak with an Oklahoma City defense lawyer who can help you.