Myths of Arrest and Criminal Defense Attorneys

Myth 1: Hiring an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney makes you look guilty Many myths exist concerning being arrested for an alleged crime and hiring a criminal defense attorney. The most common myth about criminal defense attorneys is hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney makes you look guilty. This could not…

Court-Martial Process & Procedure: Know your rights when facing criminal charges in the military

Court-Martial Process & Procedure: Know your rights when facing criminal charges John Cannon, owner of CANNON & ASSOCIATES, PLLC, is a JAG attorney. He has experience defending and prosecuting a multitude of military criminal cases, including Court-Martial. COURT-MARTIAL BASICS Court-Martial proceedings are governed by military specific law. The Uniform Code…

Understanding State Court Probation

Over ninety-five percent of criminal cases in Oklahoma state courts are resolved without a trial.  Seasoned criminal defense counsel can help you seek a dismissal or the best possible resolution of your case. The vast majority of cases are resolved by plea agreement by the prosecution and the Defendant, with…

Criminal Defense: Steps to Defend your Case

Being charged with a criminal offense is a very stressful and confusing experience for any person and their loved ones. The variety of issues you face at one time can seem daunting: your liberty, your rights, and your future; only part of the equation. You are faced with potentially life…

The Spectrum of Military Justice from Verbal Counseling to Prison

As a Judge Advocate, I am tasked with defending Service members through a wide range of legal processes and procedures that make up our military justice system, including the spectrum of employment law, administrative law, and criminal law. On one end of the spectrum you have purely employment law issues,…

Criminal Military Proceedings: Pleas and No Thank You

In State Court proceedings a criminal defendant may enter a plea of no contest or an Alford Plea, in lieu of a guilty plea, and may be sentenced, while maintaining factual innocence. The Alford Plea originates from the 1970 United States Supreme Court case of North Carolina v. Alford, 400…