Criminal Law

A criminal arrest can feel like the end. 

Depending on the charges - state or federal - a conviction can cost you your finances, and at worst, your freedom. Post-conviction is a story in itself - housing and employment difficulties, and a social stigma despite your best efforts to prove yourself otherwise. 

With Worden & Carbitcher, you'll get: 

  • A defense attorney who will review the facts of your case and identify the most vigorous defense possible 

  • An attorney who will ensure your rights are not violated during your arrest or trial

  • A team of legal experts who are experienced in expungements, defending and obtaining protective orders, and have a track record of defending the accused in a variety of criminal cases

Felony Charges

Felonies are the most serious type of criminal charge. Depending on the charge, sentencing can vary, but most carry at least one year in prison. The most serious crimes can carry a life prison sentence.  

Common felonies in Oklahoma include: 

  • Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property (KCSP)

  • Assault with a dangerous or deadly weapon

  • Burglary

  • Robbery

  • Possession with intent to distribute

  • Drug Trafficking

  • 2nd or Subsequent DUI

Felony charges are not something to play around with. We believe every person deserves the best representation available and we know that our team of attorneys, with over 40 years of legal experience, can offer that. 

Misdemeanor Charges

Misdemeanors may be a step down from felonies, but many still carry hefty fines and up to a year in jail. Additionally, being convicted of a misdemeanor means subsequent charges and convictions could be felonies. 

Like felonies, each individual misdemeanor has its own punishment range. A misdemeanor conviction can lead to incarceration in county jail, a fine, or both. Common misdemeanors include:

  • Public intoxication

  • Assault and Battery

  • Drug possession

  • Larceny

  • DWI

  • DUI

We know it's tempting to represent yourself in a misdemeanor charge, but we believe the costs far outweigh the benefits. Our clients have seen reduced jail time, lesser fines, and waived charges completely. Representation makes all the difference. 


In Oklahoma, it's possible to remove a criminal charge, permanently, from your record. Criminal convictions can affect every area of your life, including employment, housing, and even relationships. The social stigma attached to criminal convictions can be devastating. 

Expungement isn't available in every case, but our legal team at Worden & Carbitcher can decipher whether this is an option for you. If it is, our team has decades of experience with successful expungements. A lifetime criminal record, or not, is on the line. 

What can I do today? 

Your freedom, your finances, and your livelihood are all at stake. 

This isn't something to take lightly. Our Top Rated criminal defense attorneys at Worden & Carbitcher carry the experience and reputation in the criminal justice field to be the absolute best advocates for your case. Hiring the right attorney can literally determine a life-altering outcome, and the first step is meeting with one of our criminal defense attorneys to find the best fit for your case. 

We currently offer a free consultation for criminal cases. Call our office today at 405-360-8036 to schedule yours. 


Worden & Carbitcher
115 E Gray Street
Norman, OK 73069