Oklahoma Misdemeanor Lawyer
In the state of Oklahoma, misdemeanors are punishable with a fine or jail sentence. Generally in most cases, jail sentences do not exceed more than a year and fines do not exceed $1,000. There are many different types of crimes that may classify as a misdemeanor, from driving under the influence to some drug charges and crimes against children. Unlike the majority of other states, Oklahoma does not organize misdemeanors into separate categories or classes. For example, many states classify misdemeanors as Class 1, 2, and 3, or Class A, B, and C. Because Oklahoma does not operate under this same model, it is imperative that you contact a criminal defense attorney to go over your case. While it is true that misdemeanor crimes are not as serious as a felony, they can still wreak havoc on an individual’s life. In Oklahoma, misdemeanors are determined by the potential punishment associated with them, which is why it is generally a good idea to have an attorney representing you.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime and aren’t sure how to proceed, contact Worden Law Firm today. Our Norman attorneys can evaluate your charges and determine what the best strategy is for representing you. If you believe you were wrongly charged or would like to contest your sentence, it may behoove you to have an attorney on your side.
Common Types of Misdemeanor Crimes
Here is a look at some of the most common types of misdemeanor crimes in Oklahoma. Please keep in mind this list is far from exhaustive and just a handful of examples of the types of crimes that may lead to a misdemeanor charge:
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol
- Assault and Battery
- Hit and run accident
- Disorderly conduct
- Shoplifting or petty theft
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Transporting an Open Container
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Public intoxication
We hope you now have a better idea of what types of criminal acts may result in a misdemeanor charge in Oklahoma.
Worden Law Firm is Here to Help
The attorneys at Worden Law Firm have worked hard over the years to build relationships with clients and other organizations throughout Oklahoma. We are a respected law firm that has established relationships with judges, other attorneys, district attorneys, and clients. We are committed to taking the time to get to know each and every one of our clients and their cases, which is something that sets us apart from the rest. We take a hands-on approach to every single case, doing the legwork and tapping into our resources in order to ensure we are able to get the best results possible. If you or someone you love has been charged with a misdemeanor, our attorneys will work tirelessly on your behalf. Worden Law Firm is not only a client-focused firm, but one that will champion your case. In the many years we have been a law firm, we have been able to hone our negotiation skills and will do everything in our power to ensure you walk out of the courtroom with a win.
When it comes to misdemeanor charges, we know the ropes and are prepared to stand by your side throughout every step of the legal process. Our attorneys have a great deal of experience with these types of charges and will use all of our resources and expertise to help fight for your rights. Regardless of whether this is your first misdemeanor and you have a question about the charges, or if you are a previous offender, contact us today to schedule a meeting with one of our lawyers.