OKC Criminal Defense

OKC Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our goal is to provide you the necessary resources and tools to continue to pursue the American Dream. Our experienced team is seasoned in practicing criminal defense law and will use our valuable expertise and knowledge to give you the best legal representation possible. We’re passionate about advocating on your behalf. We specialize in defending clients facing charges involving drug possession, larceny, protective orders, financial crimes like bogus checks or concealing stolen property, and DUIs. We deal with expungements and these listed crimes. Attorney Micheal Whiting and Attorney Aaron Bruner serve Oklahoma as the top criminal defense attorneys at law!

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OKC Criminal Defense

Drug Possession

Drug-related criminal charges are taken very seriously in Oklahoma. The state has a reputation for having some of the most strict drug laws in the nation, including the extreme of having jail time on the first offense. If you’re convicted, it can bring about imprisonment, financial penalties, and more.

Larceny

If someone is charged with larceny, they’re being accused of theft. There are various forms of larceny, but it is defined as taking someone else’s property from a location other than their home without force. Larceny is divided into two degrees in Oklahoma: grand and petit. Oklahoma laws cover a variety of larceny crimes. These include theft of:

  • Passage tickets like airline and train tickets
  • Dogs, fish, domestic fowl, or game
  • Trade secrets
  • Cable or telecommunications services
  • Gasoline

Grand Larceny

Grand larceny involves the property being taken from another person, regardless of the value or when the property involved exceeds $1,000 in value. This type of crime is a felony and can potentially result in a prison sentence of five years, fines up to $5,000, and an order to pay restitution if the value exceeds $1,000. If the value was not over $1,000, the penalty might be up to $1,000, and the prison sentence may not exceed one year.

Petit Larceny

Petit larceny occurs when the theft of property is valued at less than $500. This type of crime is a misdemeanor with jail time of up to six months and a fine of up to $500.

Protective Orders

Protective orders, also known as restraining orders, can be valuable tools when used appropriately. However, it can be easy to obtain. It can even be abused to influence a child custody decision, gain leverage in a divorce case, or embarrass the other party. A protective order prohibits any form of contact between the claimant and a defendant who is the subject of the protective order. They typically prohibit you from making phone calls to, talking with, or being within a certain distance of the claimant. You may find yourself surprised to be at the end of a protective order, but that’s where we step in. Being charged with a protective order may make you feel embarrassed, frustrated, or generally overwhelmed. We suggest reading the order as carefully as possible and cooperate with the court order. As an exceptional Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer, we can help defend you and get the order lifted.

Financial Crimes

Financial crimes is a large umbrella category of criminal charges. Financial crime is defined as a crime committed against property, involving the unlawful conversion of property ownership to one’s own personal use and benefit. Financial crimes may involve:

  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Scams
  • Tax evasion
  • Bribery
  • Sedition
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft
  • Money laundering
  • Forgery and counterfeiting

Bogus Checks

Bogus checks or “hot checks” are checks that are written without sufficient funds to cover the amount owed. In Oklahoma, it’s viewed that these types of checks are considered a type of fraud. The punishments associated with bad checks are directly influenced by the amount of money involved. If an insufficient check is written for less than $500, it’s classified as a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year of jail time and/or fines of up to $1,000. If a bad check is written for an amount between $500 and $1,000, it’s classified as a felony and punishable by fines up to $5,000, up to one year in jail, and restitution. If a check is written with an amount of $1,000 or more, it’s a felony that is punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Concealing Stolen Property

Concealing, withholding, or aiding in the concealment of stolen property is illegal. To be charged with the crime of concealing stolen property, the recipient of the stolen property must have known or have reasonable cause to believe the property to be stolen, embezzled, or obtained by robbery or false pretense. If you were unaware that something you received was stolen property, you should take the opportunity to speak with a criminal defense attorney.

OKC Criminal Defense Lawyer

DUIs

If you’re found guilty of DUI in Oklahoma, there is a minimum jail sentence of ten days, even if it’s your first offense. A DUI is punishable by up to a year of jail time and up to $1,000 in fines. Suppose you have previous DUI convictions on your record. In that case, your case can elevate to becoming a felony DUI with a minimum one-year jail sentence and the potential of facing up to 20 years in the state prison if convicted.

Oklahoma’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyers

No matter the charges you’re facing, we’re here to defend you! We want to help free you of what is restraining you from living everyday life. If you or someone you know is facing charges involving drug possession, larceny, protective orders, financial crimes like bogus checks or concealing stolen property, and DUI’s, don’t hesitate to call us today!

 

We’re proud to defend you against these criminal charges. We understand how being charged with a criminal offense can make you feel––not to mention how it affects your daily life. That’s why we walk with you through every step of the criminal defense process. The exceptional Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at The Criminal Record Eraser are here to help you.