We know you've "paid the price" but you likely will be "paying the price" over and over - unless you enlist the help of a skilled attorney.
It's true that people found guilty of a crime are often punished twice - by the courts and again by society. It's no surprise that many people spend the rest of their lives fighting an uphill battle of employment, housing struggles, inability to obtain licenses, and much more long after they've served their sentence/ punishment.
The finding of guilt in some cases causes more issues than others. These offenses include violent and sex-related crimes as well as some theft, drug, and abuse crimes. These crimes are also not eligible for a permanent record expungement. (see 21 O.S. 13.1)
That being said, it's incredibly important that if you've been charged with an offense that falls into this category, you seek representation from a skilled legal attorney as soon as possible. Our team has over 30 years of combined defense experience fighting for the rights of our clients and ensuring they receive the best possible outcome.
Further, if you've already been found guilty of a crime and served your sentence, an expungement might be possible for you. Having your criminal record expunged can open up a world of opportunities for you post-conviction. We believe that once you served your time, you shouldn't have to continue serving a societal sentence. You have the right to move on with your life.
Read more about post-conviction matters here.
To schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney, please call 405-360-8036.