Criminal Law FAQs
What is Oklahoma criminal law?
Criminal law in Oklahoma is the body of law that punishes individuals for committing an offense against the government.
What should I know about traffic violations?
Even the best drivers can sometimes make mistakes behind the wheel. Every traffic violation has a series of circumstances that should be thoroughly examined and evaluated by an attorney before going to court.
What do I need to be aware of when facing a DUI infraction?
A DUI or DWI violation is a serious traffic crime that can have long-term and debilitating penalties. If you are facing a DUI infraction, it is important to have a seasoned professional on your side so that you are legally protected. Do not hesitate to discuss your DUI case with an understanding attorney today.
I’ve been charged with a drug offense. What should I do now?
It is imperative that individuals charged with drug crimes seek legal counsel immediately. People who do not harm others should not be wrongfully treated as criminals. An experienced attorney will help you fight for justice and protect you from an unyielding justice system.
What is a “white collar” crime?
A “white collar” crime is usually one that involves deception or theft in a business setting. Unfortunately, many perpetrators of these violations are not aware of their wrongdoings until it is too late. White collar crimes may include consumer fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, and business fraud.
What are the different types of sex offenses in Oklahoma?
Oklahomans may be charged with sex offenses related to lewd and lascivious acts, child molestation, obscenity, pedophilia, pornography, prostitution, rape, date rape, statutory rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sodomy.
What are the consequences of being found guilty of a sex offense?
Depending on the circumstances of the offense, guilty parties may have their finances ruined, emotions devastated, and reputations irreparably damaged. When faced with these potentially dramatic consequences, it is imperative that you have an understanding and highly regarded attorney on your side.
What are some of the different types of violent offenses in Oklahoma?
Incidents of domestic violence, assault, battery, or the involvement of guns, weapons and assault rifles may constitute violent offenses in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, some cases of violent offenses arise from misunderstandings or wrongful accusations. It is important for the accused to have a lawyer on their side so their voices can be heard.
How can I protect my child who has been accused of a juvenile crime?
Children under 18 years of age are not equated with adults under Oklahoma and Federal law, and different regulations apply. Regardless of the nature of his or her crime, it is essential that an accused juvenile is represented by an experienced and compassionate lawyer.
What is a domestic crime?
A domestic crime is one that occurs within a family or in the household. Domestic violence involves physical aggression towards children, significant others, or spouses. It is important for both accusers and accused to seek legal counsel when involved with domestic crime cases so that both sides can be heard and an agreement may be reached.
What are the different types of homicide in Oklahoma?
Some of the most common types of homicide that Oklahoma lawyers deal with include charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and murder. These delicate matters require the understanding and fairness of experienced attorneys.
What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor in Oklahoma?
Felonies are the most serious criminal charges and are potentially punishable by imprisonment in a State facility. Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year. Both felony and misdemeanors have serious consequences that establish the need to have a respected lawyer on your side.