Being charged with a crime can be one of the scariest things that can happen to you especially if you have never been in trouble with the law before. If you find yourself in this situation and it seems like everyone is against you, remember that you have the right to have an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your interests. We represent people who have been charged with felonies and misdemeanors including the following.
When you’re stopped by the police after you’ve had too much to drink, it can seem like there’s no way out of a DUI charge, but this isn’t true. You may have defenses including an illegal traffic stop, faulty blood-alcohol testing, or lack of probable cause to order a field sobriety test.
Even a minor possession charge can greatly impact your life as employers may view you as a drug addict and rental property managers may view you as a drug dealer. However, there are flaws in many drug prosecutions. The police may have failed to prove that the drugs belonged to you and not someone else. If drugs were found as a result of an illegal search or seizure, that evidence cannot be used against you.
The consequences of a felony last long beyond your sentence. They include losing your civil rights such as the rights to vote and own a gun. If you’re facing felony charges, you need to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you explore all available options including pleading down to a misdemeanor or going to trial.
Quality of Life Crimes
Seemingly minor offenses such as drinking in public or getting into a scuffle at a bar can land you in jail and facing charges. While you might be offered a slap on the wrist, it’s important to understand that accepting any misdemeanor charge means you will have a criminal record. We can help you explore options including a plea to a civil violation or a deferred prosecution.
Most traffic charges are civil violations, but serious infractions may be considered crimes. Even a civil violation can ruin your driving record and employment prospects. We can help you understand the potential consequences of a traffic charge against you and what your available options are.
Contact Greer and Tarvin, PLLC today to schedule a consultation with an experienced Rogers County, OK criminal defense attorney.