Even with all the CSI and Law & Order shows, it is hard to imagine the overwhelming number of resources that the government brings to every criminal investigation. Full-time career officers, detectives, and investigators equipped with the very finest military-grade technology, all for one purpose: to convict their target.
Then, at the courthouse, the scales are still tipped in the government's favor. Most judges were former prosecutors. All the rules of evidence are designed to assist prosecution of a criminal case. At trial, the prosecutor gets to go first and last, and they get to make two closing arguments. Over time, sentences have continued to grow, and a criminal defendant who chose trial rather than a plea deal, if convicted, will receive extra punishment at sentencing for choosing to go to trial.
If you are being investigated, or if you have been charged with a crime, your selection of the right criminal defense attorney may mean the difference between staying out of prison and spending years locked away. All criminal defense lawyers are not the same. All criminal defense lawyers went to law school, but it is what lawyers do after law school that makes them good trial lawyers.
We provide the highest level of advocacy and the strongest defense possible for our clients who are investigated or charged with a crime stemming from a relationship. We live and breathe trial, and we spend a large part of each week on our feet in front of judges and juries in courtrooms across Oklahoma.
High-conflict family law cases frequently involve accusations and allegations of criminal activity that overflows and crosses over into protective order courts, juvenile deprived courts, and criminal courts. Each case has so much at stake that we commit to bring the necessary skill level and knowledge necessary to vigorously defend against false and exaggerated claims and to obtain the best result possible. Many family law attorneys do not fully appreciate the severe, lifelong consequences associated with the complaints made by bitter, vindictive spouses, and of the family law attorneys who recognize the seriousness of high-conflict cases, many of those are unwilling or unable to protect their clients once the case spills over into a criminal investigation. Those family law attorneys call us. Criminal defense attorneys call us when a case has a significant family law component that is running parallel to a criminal charge. We are not afraid of these cases, and we are happy to work with another family law attorney or a criminal defense attorney to provide the client with complete advice and representation for the situation. If you are contacted by a DHS investigator or a law enforcement officer, tell them you want to talk to a lawyer first, then contact us. Our criminal defense work includes allegations of:
- rape and sexual assault
- domestic assault & battery
- protective order violations
- child abuse and neglect