CRIMINAL DEFENSE & State Crimes
What do I do if I'm Arrested? John Cannon answers this question:
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Oklahoma City
The Cannon Law Firm works with individuals accused of criminal charges in federal, military, state, and municipal court. You need experienced and effective legal representation to Fight for Your Rights, if you have been wrongfully accused or had an instance of poor judgment.
The significance of a criminal allegation and its effects on your life, cannot be overstated. It is critical that you or your family speak to a qualified attorney today. I have been there with clients before and I can help you. Our approach to criminal defense focused service to our client and their family, especially through difficult circumstances.
Located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, provides experienced criminal defense to individuals facing felony, misdemeanor, and probation charges across the state of Oklahoma. Citizens accused stand to lose not only their freedom, but many other rights and privileges as well.
One of the most significant impacts of a criminal adjudication is its potential impact on present and future employment. Cannon Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to Fighting for Your Rights and helping the accused and their families through one of the most challenging moments in their lives.
Criminal Cases Handled Include:
Major State Crimes
- Drug Crimes:
- Trafficking in Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture
- Violent Crimes:
- Robbery, Murder, Sex offenses
- Property Crimes:
- Larceny, Fraud, forgery
State Court Felony Criminal Proceedings
- Process Initiated: Involved law enforcement officer drafts a citation or charges, which is given to the prosecutor’s office to consider charges.
- Arrest: Jail sets initial bond based on schedule and individual is assigned to a cell. This process may take over 12 hours and you will be allowed to make a phone call. It is important you call someone who can assist you in retaining counsel and a bondsman.
- Prior to Arraignment: It is crucial to obtain an experienced attorney in time between arrest and charges being filed. An attorney can begin investigating you defense, preserve important evidence, and begin communicating with the prosecution’s office.
- Arraignment: The Court will provide you with a copy of the actual charges filed against you by the prosecutor and notify you of your initial court date. Additionally, the Court may reconsider your bond.
- Preliminary Hearing Conference: Your attorney and the prosecutor will discuss your case and do one of the following: set the case for preliminary hearing, begin negotiations, reach a plea agreement, or dismiss the case based on information provided by your attorney.
- Preliminary Hearing: You have a right to a preliminary hearing pursuant to Oklahoma Statutes Title 22 Section 258. The prosecutor has the burden of proof. It is essential to have an experienced attorney defend this stage of your case.
- Pretrial Conference: You and your attorney will appear before the District Judge and continue working towards a plea agreement, fight your case, or argue the sentence of your case to the District Judge.
- Jury Trial: A jury panel is selected after your attorney, the prosecutor, and the judge ask the potential panel questions. The prosecution has the burden to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and the jury must be unanimous. Your attorney is allowed to question every witness and piece of evidence presented by the prosecution. Your attorney will present your case to the jury and should fight for your innocence.
- Verdict: The jury will return a verdict. Upon a not guilty verdict, you will be released from any further proceedings. Upon a guilty verdict, your case will be set over for sentencing and you will remain in or be placed in custody.
- Sentencing: Your attorney has the opportunity to present evidence and witnesses in mitigation and extenuation on your behalf whether at the conclusion of a trial or based on a plea.
- Appeal: Upon a guilty verdict you have the opportunity to appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals.
- You need an experienced criminal defense attorney, if you are facing serious charges.
- Drug crimes are taken seriously by prosecutors in Oklahoma from simply possession to complex drug trafficking and racketeering schemes.
- A large percentage of state prisoners in Oklahoma are incarcerated based on drug crimes. Facing drug charges can effect multiple aspects of your life, including your freedom, finances, family, and future.
- Drug charges carry more than a potential prison sentence; they potentially carry heavy fines, difficult probation, and a complex counseling and or treatment program. Unfortunately, the harshest punishment in drug cases is often the lasting effect on your record and career.
- A conviction may appear on background checks and make it difficult to obtain employment, loans, and professional licenses. It is essential to obtain quality legal representation from an Oklahoma drug crime defense attorney who has helped hundreds of people obtain the best possible outcome in their particular circumstance. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for you, if you have been arrested, charged, or you are being investigated.
- Drug charges in Oklahoma come in many forms and each case or and charge require a different approach. All the charges can be found in Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
- Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance
- Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance within 1000 feet of a school or park
- Possession with Intent to Distribute
- Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance Proceeds
- Trafficking Controlled Dangerous Substances
- Aggravated Trafficking Controlled Dangerous Substance
- Maintaining a Dwelling where
- Possession with the Intent to Manufacture
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Imitation Controlled Dangerous Substance
- Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance
Cannon Law Firm, PLLC is here to Help YOU
You are presumed innocent of your charges. You have rights, including competent counsel. I work with our clients and their families to assess the circumstances of your case and prepare the best defense available to you. Our firm independently examines all the evidence and investigates the facts and circumstances of your case to protect your rights.
The Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, helps clients with their criminal records, including expungements and protective orders, as those processes become available. I will Fight for Your Rights. I can be reached by calling 405-888-7369 or through our Contact page. All initial consultations are free and confidential.