Criminal Defense Attorneys in Oklahoma

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Criminal Defense Lawyers In Oklahoma

Engaging an attorney when dealing with a criminal matter in Oklahoma is essential due to the intricate nature of criminal law. Criminal cases involve complex legal procedures, and a knowledgeable attorney specialized in this field can provide expert guidance tailored to the state's laws and regulations. By hiring Ball Morse Lowe, you can ensure your constitutional rights are protected throughout the legal process, avoiding any potential violations that could compromise your case.  

By not utilizing an attorney when facing criminal charges could leave you vulnerable to various negative outcomes and diminish your ability to defend yourself in the legal system effectively. It's highly recommended to consult with a qualified criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights are protected and you receive proper guidance throughout the legal process. 

Moreover, an attorney's role extends beyond legal expertise. We assess the strengths and weaknesses of the case, develop effective defense strategies, and handle evidence meticulously. Our attorneys are well-versed in court procedures and paperwork requirements, reducing the risk of procedural errors that could negatively impact the case. Additionally, our attorneys offer emotional support during the challenging experience of facing criminal charges and leverage their network of professionals to build a robust defense. Overall, the involvement of an attorney significantly increases your chances of achieving the best possible outcome and minimizing the potential consequences of a criminal matter in Oklahoma. 

Ball Morse Lowe has been fighting on behalf of clients for many years. For a free consultation call 405-701-5355.

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How do I choose a criminal defense lawyer?
    • Experience, credentials, and past client success is where you should start. You need to make sure your lawyer is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma, and they are in good standing with the Oklahoma Bar Association. You also want to make sure your lawyer is responsive and communicative so you are informed of your case. 
How can I find a good criminal defense attorney?
    • Referrals from friends, family, and colleagues are a great way to find a defense attorney. Research online to see websites, reviews, and social media channels. The goal is to find a trustworthy attorney that has your best interests in mind to result in the best possible outcome for your legal matter. 
How can my criminal charges get dismissed?
    • The process to have your criminal charges dismissed is a complex process that is contingent on your legal matter. We highly recommend that you consult with an experienced criminal lawyer. 
Can I have my criminal record sealed or expunged?
    • Yes. Criminal expungement in Oklahoma is the legal process by which a person can have their criminal record sealed or erased from public view.
What is the main objective of criminal law?
    • The main objective of a criminal law attorney is to provide legal representation and advocacy for people who have been accused of committing a crime to make sure they receive legal representation resulting in a fair trial and the best possible outcome.
How long does a criminal case typically take?
    • Generally, a criminal misdemeanor DUI case can last several months to a year. Court appearances and arraignments will generally take place a few weeks after the arrest.

A skilled criminal defense attorney can be your shield against severe consequences. Call BML at 405.701.5355 to learn how our criminal defense attorneys navigate the legal maze to protect your rights and future.


Criminal Defense Misdemeanor Procedure in Oklahoma - What to Expect

In Oklahoma, a misdemeanor is not as serious as a felony, but it still comes with legal consequences. Misdemeanors have different levels – from Class A to Class D – based on how serious they are. Class A misdemeanors are more concerning, while Class D ones are less worrisome. If you're found guilty of a misdemeanor, you might face fines, probation, community service, or up to a year in county jail, depending on which class it falls under. Although not as harsh as felonies, misdemeanor convictions can still leave a mark on your record, affecting job prospects, housing, and more. It's smart to team up with a legal pro to tackle misdemeanor charges and minimize their impact on your life.  

In the context of a misdemeanor criminal case in Oklahoma, certain fundamental aspects and procedures are to be anticipated: 

  • Initiation of Charges: The process begins as law enforcement detains an individual or issues a citation for a misdemeanor violation. This documentation details the alleged offense and the specific statute that has been violated. 
  • Preliminary Hearing: After the arrest or citation, the defendant is brought before a court for an initial hearing. During this proceeding, the charges are officially introduced, the defendant's rights are explained, and the potential for bail is assessed. 
  • Plea Hearing: At the plea hearing, the defendant states their plea—whether it's guilty, not guilty, or no contest. If the plea is not guilty, a trial date is then set. 
  • Pretrial Phases: Before the trial, there could be pretrial motions where both the defense and prosecution submit requests to exclude evidence, dismiss charges, or seek other legal remedies from the court. These motions are discussed and subsequently ruled upon. 
  • Negotiations: Conversations between the prosecution and defense may give rise to plea negotiations, potentially resulting in an arrangement where the defendant acknowledges responsibility for a lesser charge in return for a reduced sentence. 
  • Trial Proceedings: If a plea agreement isn't reached, the case advances to trial. Generally, misdemeanor trials are presided over by a judge, eliminating the need for a jury. The prosecution presents evidence, and the defense cross-examines witnesses while presenting their own case. 
  • Verdict Determination: After the trial, the judge determines whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If a guilty verdict is reached, the judge then decides on an appropriate sentence. On the other hand, if the defendant is acquitted, they are declared innocent and released. 
  • Sentencing Hearing: A distinct sentencing hearing is convened if the defendant is found or pleads guilty. During this phase, the judge considers factors such as the defendant's prior criminal history and the details of the offense to determine an appropriate sentence. 
  • Possibility of Appeals: Should the defendant disagree with the verdict or the imposed sentence, there are options to appeal to a higher court. Appeals focus on possible legal errors that may have occurred during the trial proceedings. 
  • Sentence Fulfillment: Upon the completion of the sentence, the defendant's responsibilities are met, effectively bringing the case to a close. 

Recognizing the fluctuating aspects of a misdemeanor case, influenced by factors like the nature of the offense and jurisdiction, is essential. When you're grappling with a misdemeanor case in Oklahoma, seeking assistance from a proficient legal professional well-versed in criminal law is a thoughtful step. They can provide adept navigation through the legal intricacies.  

In safeguarding your rights and aspirations, there's no need for hesitation. Reach out to us today at 405.701.5355 to secure a stalwart defense against misdemeanor charges. Our seasoned attorneys are here to stand by you at every juncture, dedicated to advocating for your fairness and justice. 

Criminal Defense Felony Procedure in Oklahoma – What to Expect 

Facing a felony charge in Oklahoma? A criminal felony offense in Oklahoma is a serious matter and carries significant legal consequences. Felonies are categorized into different classes (from Class 1 to Class 4) based on their gravity, with Class 1 being the most serious. Potential penalties for felonies can include substantial fines, probation, mandatory counseling or treatment programs, and lengthy prison sentences, which can range from several years to life in prison, depending on the class of felony and any prior criminal history. Felony convictions also have far-reaching consequences beyond the immediate legal penalties, impacting areas like employment, housing, voting rights, and more. It's crucial to address felony charges with the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights are protected and to seek the best possible outcome in your case. 

In a felony criminal matter in Oklahoma, you can anticipate a series of significant steps and procedures: 

  • Arrest or Indictment: The process usually starts with an arrest by law enforcement officers based on probable cause or an indictment handed down by a grand jury. 
  • Initial Appearance: After arrest, the defendant is brought before a court for an initial appearance. The charges are formally presented, and the defendant's rights are explained. Bail may be set at this stage. 
  • Preliminary Hearing or Grand Jury: In some cases, there might be a preliminary hearing to determine if there's sufficient evidence to proceed to trial. Alternatively, a grand jury can review the evidence and decide whether to issue an indictment. 
  • Arraignment: The defendant enters a plea (guilty, not guilty, or no contest) during the arraignment. If the plea is not guilty, a trial date is set. 
  • Pretrial Proceedings: Before trial, there can be motions filed by both the defense and prosecution. These motions can address issues like evidence suppression, dismissal of charges, or other legal matters. 
  • Plea Bargaining: Discussions between the prosecution and defense can lead to plea negotiations. A plea agreement might involve the defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a reduced sentence. 
  • Trial: If no plea agreement is reached, the case goes to trial. Felony trials can involve a jury. Both sides present evidence, witnesses are examined and cross-examined, and arguments are made. 
  • Verdict: After the trial, the jury or judge decides whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty. If found guilty, the case proceeds to the sentencing phase. 
  • Sentencing Hearing: If the defendant is found guilty or pleads guilty, a separate sentencing hearing takes place. The judge considers factors like the defendant's criminal history and the circumstances of the crime to determine the appropriate sentence. 
  • Appeals: Following a conviction, the defendant has the right to appeal to a higher court if there were errors or legal issues during the trial process. 
  • Completion of Sentence: Upon serving the sentence (which might involve imprisonment, fines, probation, etc.), the legal obligations of the defendant are fulfilled, concluding the case. 

It's important to note that felony cases can be complex and vary in detail based on the nature of the offense, the jurisdiction, and other factors. If you're facing a felony criminal matter in Oklahoma, seeking assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney is highly recommended to navigate the legal proceedings effectively. 

Call Ball Morse Lowe today to set up a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney at 405.701.5355 or email 

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