Oklahoma City Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you are facing a serious criminal charge in Oklahoma City, it is of vital importance that you seek the help of a skilled Oklahoma City criminal defense lawyer, like those found here at Cannon & Associates.

The significance of a criminal allegation and its effects on your life, cannot be overstated. We know how confusing being arrested and charged with a crime can be for both you and your loved ones. The unknown can be scary and can have a severe impact on the mental health of all involved. In the event you have been charged with a crime, it is critical that you or your family speak to a qualified attorney as soon as possible.

This is where we can help. Get in touch with our Oklahoma City based office today for a free consultation and case evaluation. We will allocate one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys to your case and together you can build a solid defense–one tailored to your case specifically. We can represent you in court and fight tooth and nail to obtain an outcome that is favorable. We won’t leave any stone un-turned in our extensive investigation of your case.

Our skilled team of criminal defense attorneys has over 50 years of combined experience in dealing with the complex Oklahoma legal system and successfully winning cases against charges that range from driving under the influence to sexual assault charges and everything in-between.

Call us today to take advantage of a no-obligation, free case evaluation. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help, and the sooner we can start building your defense. Call us now at 405-591-3935

Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Cover in Oklahoma City, OK

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The criminal defense team at Cannon & Associates possesses extensive knowledge, experience, and skill in dealing with criminal law in Oklahoma. We have dealt with a number of different cases for a wide variety of clients. A list of criminal offenses that our attorneys commonly deal with are as follows:

Whatever you’ve been charged with, you can rely on us to handle your case with ease and speed.

Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Oklahoma City, OK

The penalties for criminal convictions in Oklahoma vary depending upon the nature and severity of the crime. Depending upon the charges, here are a few penalties and consequences that you could encounter:

  • A criminal record that is permanent (unless it is expunged)
    • This can drastically reduce your chances of finding employment in a number of career choices and workplaces.
  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Mandatory drug or alcohol rehab courses
  • Damaged relations with family and friends; your reputation may be diminished
  • License Suspension / License Revoked
  • Difficulties obtaining a loan or a mortgage
  • Increased insurance premiums and rates

Our Oklahoma City criminal defense lawyers are determined and will fight on your behalf to their utmost ability to get you the best possible result. Our knowledge in criminal defense law is unmatched, meaning your chances of winning the case, having the charges reduced, or the case thrown out entirely, are much better with us representing you.

The Role of a Criminal Defense Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK

Police questioning a man with hands handcuffed on a table. To avoid self-incrimination, never talk to the police without a criminal defense lawyer present.

When facing charges in Oklahoma City, seeking the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney may be the smartest decision you ever make. A good criminal defense law firm that knows how to handle both state and federal courts–as well as how to deal with specific judge–will massively increase your chances of a favorable result in court.

A criminal defense attorney has one primary task: to ensure that any accused person–no matter what charges they face or what circumstances led to the event–is represented proficiently and receives a fair trial. To do this, they are expected to provide counsel and advice to their client, build a strong defense strategy surrounding their case and investigate on their behalf. They should analyze all evidence, interview statements, and police reports, as well as all of the relevant state statutes and laws.

An attorney must be able to provide legal representation and maintain an up-front, transparent and honest attorney-client relationship. All forms of information must be kept confidential between Oklahoma City clients and their criminal defense lawyers. This confidentiality agreement is monitored by the Oklahoma county bar association and is in place to allow clients to freely and safely speak to their lawyers without fear of consequences.

To perform their duties to the highest standards, it is important that criminal defense lawyers have exceptional communication skills and organization. This is essential as they need to be able to guide and educate their clients about the criminal law system and how it relates to their specific case. They must understand that every case and every client is unique and will require a tailored response to their specific needs.

Every criminal defense lawyer at Cannon & Associates places a huge emphasis on these essential qualities and has proven with every previous client and every previous victory that they can consistently and completely fulfill all of the roles they need to during a case.

Important Information About Criminal Defense Cases in Oklahoma City, OK

Being questioned and interrogated can be intimidating. It can leave you stressed and fearful of what is going to happen next.

Here at Cannon & Associates, we know that being held under arrest can be a traumatic experience for people, especially when they have never dealt with law enforcement before. These initial moments matter massively, and it is important you understand your rights. After being charged, time is of the essence. You need to seek expert legal representation, whether you are facing felony charges or misdemeanor criminal charges; the more time you give your lawyer to build a solid defense and strategy, the better your chances of winning an outcome you are happy with.

How Can An Oklahoma City Criminal Defense Attorney Help Me?

When you have been accused of any crime, and face criminal charges, your best chances of winning your case will always depend on how prepared you are. By seeking the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney from a reputable law office as quickly as possible, you ensure that both you and your attorney have as much time to prepare as possible.

Court Procedures

Organization is an essential trait in an attorney. Court cases involve a lot of paperwork that needs to be filed and kept up to date correctly. This is one of the main reasons hiring an attorney is beneficial. We deal with this kind of paperwork every day. This means you will look professional to the courts, as all your paperwork will be filed perfectly.

Evidence Investigation

Being able to investigate is an extremely important skill for defending against criminal charges. All of our Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys know exactly how to look into the validity of any evidence being used against you and will be able to detect any discrepancies that may exonerate you.

Relationships With The Prosecutors

After years of dealing with cases in the Oklahoma City area, your criminal defense attorney may well have dealt with prosecutors and judges before and may have a strong working agreement. These relationships may give you an edge and allow your attorney to put you in good stead. Dealing with a judge before can be a huge advantage and may influence how your attorney builds and frames your defense.

These relationships may help when it comes to plea bargaining strategies too. Plea bargaining happens where defendants and their representation agree to plead guilty in some or all of the charges outside of the trial stage in exchange for less severe sentencing.

If your case does end up proceeding to court, one of the most important elements in success is the strength of your defense and the skill of your attorney in delivering it to the jury. Ensuring that your defense is persuasive and coherent is important and skilled criminal defense attorneys will know what angle to approach and how to develop such a defense.

How Much Do Criminal Defense Lawyers In Oklahoma City Cost?

The cost of hiring a criminal defense law firm to represent you in Oklahoma City will depend on the severity of your charges, the circumstances surrounding your charges, and whether or not you already have a criminal background. Rest assured that our rates are competitive and our skills exceptional. When your freedom hangs in the balance, a dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorney is the best investment you will ever make.

Contact Cannon & Associates Today

If you have been arrested in Oklahoma City, then we highly suggest that you get in touch with a reputable defense attorney as soon as possible. At Cannon & Associates, we have over 40 years of combined experience under our collective belts.

We have obtained favorable results for clients in numerous cases and have a wealth of experience in defending the criminally accused. We offer a free consultation for you to get some free unbiased advice and if you are comfortable, we can evaluate your case and agree to representation,

Contact us today by calling 405-591-3935 or through our Contact page and receive a free consultation from a highly experienced Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney. All initial consultations are free and confidential.

I will Fight for Your Rights.

Cannon & Associates

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