If you’ve been accused of a gun crime in Oklahoma City (OKC), it’s absolutely critical that you seek skilled legal representation as soon as possible. A qualified gun charge attorney can help you understand what’s going on in the legal system and defend your rights aggressively. At Cannon & Associates you’ll find an experienced OKC criminal defense attorney ready to defend you against both state and federal charges as needed.

Why You Need a Gun Charge Attorney

Gun charges come with potentially severe consequences, including very large fines, long prison sentences in some cases, and a permanent criminal record. An aggressive defense strategy is crucial to minimizing these consequences and protecting your future. An experienced attorney specializing in gun charges will have critical knowledge about these cases that can help you in a variety of ways.

Perhaps most basic, an OKC criminal defense attorney will help you understand the charges against you. Gun laws can be confusing, and the specific charges you face might carry unique elements and potential penalties. Your attorney can explain these details in plain language, ensuring you’re fully informed of your situation and can thus make good decisions.

Each case has unique circumstances, as well, meaning that each case needs a different defense strategy. An experienced attorney can analyze your case to determine whether defense strategies like arguing for the suppression of evidence, a lack of intent, or self-defense could apply. They’ll help you understand your legal options and choose the best course of action. In many instances, a skilled attorney will also be able to negotiate with the prosecution to reduce your charges, dismiss them altogether, or seek alternative sentencing arrangements. If your case goes to trial, having an advocate by your side is more important than ever. You’ll rely on your attorney to mount a compelling defense, cross-examine witnesses, challenge the prosecution’s case, and protect your rights throughout the process.

What to Look for in an OKC Criminal Defense Attorney

Selecting the right attorney can be the deciding factor in the outcome of your case: take it seriously! When you’re facing serious charges that could change your life forever, consider the following factors:

Experience and Track Record

How long has the attorney been practicing criminal defense? Do they have a proven record of success in cases similar to yours? Do they focus on gun charges? Inquire about success stories and past cases they’ve defended.


Look for an attorney respected within the legal community and who has a reputation for integrity and ethics. Read online reviews, check testimonials from past clients, and even consider seeking recommendations from lawyers in other fields, who often know the best choices in the fields they themselves don’t practice in.

Communication Style

You need and deserve a lawyer who takes the time to listen, who can clearly explain complex legal concepts in a way you can understand, and who is dedicated to keeping you fully informed throughout the process. Choose an attorney who makes communication a priority.


Can you get in touch in the event of an emergency or have pressing questions? Find out their communication procedures and how quickly you can expect a response.

Personalized Strategy

Every case is different, so you need to ensure you’re working with an attorney who knows that a generic approach won’t do. Look for an advocate who’ll craft a defense strategy tailored to the specific circumstances of your case.

Fees and Cost Transparency

Discuss fees upfront, including all potential costs and billing practices. Make sure you are comfortable with the fee structure and that it’s explained in a clear written contract.

The Importance of That Initial Consultation

A reputable criminal defense attorney is going to offer you a free initial consultation. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask crucial questions, like:

  • Outline your experience in defending gun-related charges.
  • What is your assessment of my specific situation?
  • What potential defense strategies could apply to my case?
  • Describe how you communicate with clients and what updates I can expect.
  • Explain your fee structure and associated costs.

Cannon & Associates: Fighting for You

At Cannon & Associates, we believe everyone deserves a strong defense. Our focus is on building a relationship with our clients to ensure that their voices are heard and their concerns are addressed. We go the extra mile to investigate and understand your case and craft a comprehensive defense strategy because we understand the high stakes involved in gun charge cases. Our team of attorneys is committed to providing aggressive representation and defending you every step of the way. We are Your Fierce Advocates®. There’s a lot that sets us apart.

Criminal law is our specialized focus. Whether you’re fighting federal charges or state charges, we know the laws and how to defend yo within them. Our team’s experience includes former prosecutors, and they provide valuable insights into the tactics the prosecution might employ, which allows us to develop stronger counter-strategies. We also have a dedicated in-house investigator who will review your case, gather evidence, and interview witnesses, and strengthen your defense in every way possible.

Gun Charges You Might Be Facing

Pointing a Firearm

Under Oklahoma law, it’s a crime to willfully point a firearm (loaded or unloaded) at another person. This charge covers situations where the firearm is pointed to threaten, intimidate, or cause harm. Exceptions exist for law enforcement, military personnel acting within their duties, and certain performances.

Reckless Conduct with a Firearm

Creating a situation demonstrating disregard for the safety of others while in possession of a firearm is considered a crime. This can include actions like firing a weapon without considering where the rounds might land.

Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Under federal and Oklahoma law, convicted felons are prohibited from possessing firearms. If you have a previous felony conviction, talk to us right away to get legal advice to determine if and how you might be able to restore your gun rights.


Oklahoma’s law recognizes an individual’s right to use force, including the possible use of deadly force with a firearm, for defending one’s self or others if they reasonably believe they are in imminent danger of bodily harm. However, the law sets specific limitations and conditions on this, and you can expect to have to prove that you were acting within your rights.

The Consequences of Conviction

A conviction could impact your freedom and have long-lasting effects on your rights and other aspects of your life, like employment opportunities, housing, or professional licenses. A conviction could change your family life and future, as well. That’s why securing the best possible defense is so important. Making the right choices now can give you the best chance at a good outcome.

If you’re facing charges right now, first, avoid speaking to law enforcement without your attorney present. Anything you say can potentially be used against you. Even if you believe the charges are unfounded, cooperate fully with the police: but do not discuss the allegations. And, of course, hire an attorney immediately.

Don’t Face These Challenges Alone

If you or someone you love is facing gun charges, take action now. Schedule a free consultation with Cannon & Associates. Call us at (405) 877-5969 or visit our website to learn more. Let us fight for your rights and your future.