Misdemeanor Crimes

Tulsa Misdemeanor Lawyers | Tulsa Criminal Lawyers

If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor in Oklahoma there is a potential for a jail sentence. Crimes are categorized as either a misdemeanor or a felony. A misdemeanor crime is publishable by up to one year in the Tulsa County Jail. Depending on the crime, we can help to get the charges dismissed or reduced. When you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor crime don’t go it alone. Do the research and hire experienced Tulsa Misdemeanor lawyers.

Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney:

Under Oklahoma State law, crimes are generally classified as misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in county jail, a $500 fine, or probation. The court has the discretion to impose jail sentences, fines, or both.

Common Misdemeanor Charges in Tulsa:

  • DUI or DWI Drunk driving offenses,
  • Assault and Battery
  • Domestic Assault and Battery
  • Possession of CDS Marijuana
  • Larceny From a Retailer, Shoplifting

Tulsa Misdemeanor Process:

  •  Arrest & Booking

When a police officer takes you into custody, meaning you are not free to leave because the police officer has placed you under arrest, you’ll be taken down to the police station for booking (the process of putting you in jail). At the police station, you’ll be photographed, fingerprinted, and placed in a cell. You may be released depending on the nature of the crime. If this occurs, you will have to return to court on the date they give you.

  •  Arraignment

At the arraignment, you’ll be given a copy of the information. This is the charging document and it lists the crimes charged. At this appearance I will plead you not guilty and verify the information in the charging documents. This is when we’re given our conference date with the next Judge in your case.

  • Discovery

Your attorney will make a discovery request to receive all documents and records in police custody pertaining to the charge against you. This includes police reports and witness statements. During the discovery process, your Tulsa criminal lawyer will review the strength of the prosecutor’s case. We’ll also sit down and discuss a realistic strategy for moving the case forward.

  • Conference

At the conference, I’ll meet with the Tulsa County assistant district attorney in your case. I’ll have already reviewed the discovery and met with you. At this point the Tulsa County assistant attorney will make offers to settle the case or dismiss if the case is week. Depending on what the charge is will dictate how we move forward. But, after this conference we move the case ahead.

  •  Discovery Hearing

The prosecutor and your defense attorney will appear in court to discuss whether all discovery has been exchanged between the parties. This must occur at least 10 days from a jury trial date.

  • Misdemeanor Trial

If you have a jury trial, you will be tried before a jury of six citizens from the surrounding community. Your attorney will be able to rebut any evidence the prosecution may present and cross examine any witness. Your attorney can also call forth witnesses on your behalf to support your case.

Call Our Tulsa Misdemeanor Lawyers For Help:

Contact our Criminal law office for a consultation with our Tulsa misdemeanor lawyers. Our criminal defense attorney can provide you with the legal representation you deserve. We are here to fight for your rights and protect your innocence. We will never advise you to agree to a plea deal if it is truly against your best interest.

Criminal Defense Blog

Oklahoma Robbery Crimes

Oklahoma Robbery crimes and Burglary are serious felony crimes in the state of Oklahoma, and those who commit them receive the label of dangerous criminals. There is a distinction between robbery and burglary.  Robbery involves the presence of the person during the robbery.  Conversely, burglary is a more stealthy form of theft.  The burglar usually sneaks or breaks into a victim’s home or business when the victim isn’t present. In a robbery, the use of force or the implied threat of force is present.  For example, as in… Read More

Juvenile Criminal Record Expungement

Juvenile criminal record  expungement in Oklahoma is a real thing depending on the juvenile offense.  In most instances the juvenile offense is sealed once the child reaches the age of majority but is some cases it does not. When records are not sealed, you have the opportunity to expunge the record under 10A Okl.St.Ann. § 2-6-109.  To get a juvenile criminal record expungement, you must first be 21 years or older.  If you are, then your record must be clean with no criminal convictions, and have no… Read More

Tulsa Gun Possession Attorney

Gun Charges in Oklahoma One of the most heated debates on the national level in recent years is gun control. It seems that not a week goes by that there isn’t some sort of shooting or mass violence that draws national media attention and gun control is usually the proposed political solution to the problem of gun violence. Over the years gun control has gotten stricter and stricter and Oklahoma has followed the nation’s lead. Gun control and regulation fall under both the state of Oklahoma and federal… Read More

Fighting a Tulsa Burglary Charge

Fighting a Tulsa Burglary Charge is the challenge of your life. Burglary is considered a serious crime in the state of Oklahoma and those who commit burglary serious criminals. The laws pertaining to burglary are as complex as the potential means of breaking and entering one’s dwelling, and if you are accused of burglary, you need to talk to an experienced Oklahoma burglary defense attorney immediately, one who has the expertise and knows about fighting a Tulsa Burglary charge. Types of Burglary Charges in Oklahoma: In the state… Read More