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Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers For The Oklahoma City Metro Area

Last updated on March 15, 2024

Being charged with a criminal offense does not automatically mean you are convicted of a crime. If you are ready to fight your charges in court, contact a criminal defense attorney in Oklahoma City today.

At Talley, Turner, Stice & Bertman, our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of criminal law. We can build a strong defense to support you and try to get your charges reduced or dismissed. With the help of an Oklahoma City criminal defense lawyer, you may be able to walk away from your charges with a second chance. You can schedule your consultation now by calling our Norman office at 405-467-2858.

No Matter Your Criminal Charges, You Can Build A Strong Defense

You may think your life is over the moment you get arrested by the police, but the truth is, you have not been convicted of a crime until your case is tried in court. When the cops arrest you, you are simply being charged with a crime, not found guilty. Everyone can hire a lawyer and challenge their charges, and when you are charged with a criminal offense, this is a wise choice.

We defend clients from many types of criminal charges, including:

We also help clients who have been convicted of certain crimes expunge their criminal records. The process of obtaining an expungement can be complex, so it is essential that you speak with one of our attorneys to learn if you qualify.

Why Is Trial Experience Important For A Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you’re facing criminal charges, you might be tempted to hire any criminal defense attorney to handle your defense. However, there are advantages to selecting a seasoned legal professional from a law firm that has served the community for years. There are advantages to having trial experience, including:

  • An understanding of legal processes: Experienced attorneys are familiar with the nuances of courtroom procedures and can navigate the complexities of trial processes efficiently.
  • Credibility with judges and juries: Attorneys with a significant presence in the courtroom tend to build a reputation and credibility.
  • Cross-examination skills: Experienced attorneys know how to question witnesses effectively to highlight inconsistencies or cast doubt on their credibility.
  • Knowledge of legal precedents: Experience allows attorneys to have a deep understanding of legal precedents that they can draw upon to support their case.
  • Strategic thinking: Experienced trial attorneys can anticipate the prosecution’s moves and adjust their defense tactics accordingly.

Trial experience isn’t just about knowing the law; it’s also about knowing how to apply the law in the real world of the courtroom. Whether you face drug charges or a DUI, if you need a lawyer with extensive experience, our team at Talley, Turner, Stice & Bertman is ready to serve you.

What Are The Potential Long-Term Consequences Of A Criminal Conviction In Oklahoma?

Being convicted of a criminal offense, whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony charge, can negatively impact your future in a variety of ways. These consequences include:

  • Employment challenges
  • Housing difficulties
  • Immigration issues
  • Loss of professional licenses and certifications
  • Loss of Second Amendment rights
  • Travel restrictions

On top of these potential disadvantages, society will label you as a criminal and judge you for the mistake you’ve made if you have a criminal conviction, no matter how much time has passed.

There’s more to a criminal conviction than spending time in an Oklahoma county jail or a prison. Because of the stigma and serious penalties of a criminal conviction, you should contact a knowledgeable defense attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyers will work closely with you to create a strong and personalized defense. Do not speak with the police or a prosecutor without one of our attorneys by your side.

Can I Get A Conviction Removed From My Record?

Oklahoma has expungement laws in place that allow criminal charges to be removed from your permanent record after a certain period of time; however, the time varies for each specific case. For misdemeanor charges, the waiting period is usually five years before charges can be expunged, and for nonviolent felony charges, the waiting period is seven years.

What Rights Do I Have After Being Arrested?

After being arrested, the police should read you your Miranda rights. You have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can be used against you in court. You also have the right to hire a lawyer, because you’re not yet convicted of a crime. A lawyer can also be appointed to you by the court if you wish. Lastly, you don’t have to answer any questions from the police that you don’t want to answer.

Is It Necessary To Hire An Attorney For A Misdemeanor?

It’s always your choice whether you want to hire legal representation; however, it’s highly recommended to hire a lawyer, even if your charge is a misdemeanor because a misdemeanor can still remain on your record and come with jail time and hefty fines. Hiring an Oklahoma City lawyer will often increase the likelihood that your charges will be reduced or dismissed.

Consult An Oklahoma Criminal Defense Attorney

At Talley, Turner, Stice & Bertman, an experienced Oklahoma City criminal defense lawyer can build a strong argument in your defense. You’ll feel supported every step of the way as we combat the prosecution’s claims and try to get you on a path to freedom. If you’re ready to discuss your case with our attorneys in greater detail, you can fill out the contact form or call 405-467-2858.