Violent Crime Defense

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I sincerely appreciate Mr. Cannon’s attention to detail and his ability to empathize with my situation. Having no family nearby, I don’t have many people I can trust in this state, but I’ve always been able to count on John. He is knowledgeable and compassionate. I would recommend his firm and services to anyone who needs legal advice. - Kris Wells


The Violent crime rate in Oklahoma City is substantially higher than the statewide average in Oklahoma and prosecutors come down hard on those accused of violent crimes based in part of this fact. When charged with a violent crime you are facing the potential of years in prison, which is affected by the type of violent crime you are facing and your criminal record. Violent crimes in Oklahoma, as in other states, involve actual and threatened bodily harm to another person. The list of violent crimes in Oklahoma, include, but is not limited to the following: Murder, Manslaughter, Rape, Aggravated Assault, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous/Deadly Weapon, Kidnapping, Robbery, and other crimes.

Know your Options, if Accused or Charged with a Violent Crime in Oklahoma

It is important to know your rights and retain an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney with experience defending Violent Felony cases as soon as possible. Your life and freedom are on the line and you need a defense. You are facing substantial penalties, if convicted of a violent felony. In addition to your freedom and reputation being on the line, a felony conviction will deprive you of civil rights – owning or being in the presence of a firearm, voting, holding office, employment/housing difficulty, obtaining a loan or mortgage, and other penalties.

Choose A Top Rated Oklahoma Violent Crime Lawyer For Your Defense

You need a fierce advocate to defend your life and freedom, if you have been accused of or believe you are about to be accused or charged with an violent crime in Oklahoma. You will find experienced, specialized, and caring representation by calling the CANNON & ASSOCIATES. John will do everything possible to defend your freedom and your future. As a former prosecutor, he knows being charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty. You have the right to the presumption of innocence and representation by the best criminal defense attorney you can find. John will investigate the allegations; examine law enforcement conduct; interview all potential witnesses; examine credibility issues with your accusers; identify all potential defenses; and identify every weakness in the prosecution’s case.

In the end there are two main approaches to defending a violent crime in Oklahoma: an innocence defense or admission of the act, but defense of the reason you did what you did. An innocence defense primarily consists of developing your story and identifying alibis to your location and conduct, if they exist and attacking the credibility of all eyewitness identification and law enforcement investigation. In a case where you cannot contest you committed the act, there are several legal and factual defenses available to you: protecting yourself by self-defense, defense of another, which removes your culpability; accident or mistake of fact, i.e. accidental discharge of a firearm shooting someone; mental capacity defenses, such as insanity, lack of the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, or lack of mental capacity; inability to form the requisite intent due to intoxication; and a number of other mitigating and extenuating circumstances.

Experience Matters

John Cannon is a former prosecutor and assistant attorney general, he understands the elements and factors of law that dictate how these cases are handled in the criminal court system. John has been honored by being recognized as a Top 40 under 40 in Criminal Defense by the National Trial Lawyers Association. John has the experience and will bring it to bear in your case. He can sometimes prevent charges from being filed, if he is involved in the case early enough and can explain your story to the prosecution. He is a fierce advocate in court, if you are preparing to go to trial to prove your innocent. Additionally, he has an outstanding record of reaching the best possible outcome for hundreds of clients accused of the wide variety of violent criminal charges explained above, evidenced by receiving the highest possible AVVO rating – 10 (superb). Contact CANNON & ASSOCIATES to protect your freedom, your future, and your story.

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