Facing any type of criminal charge can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first encounter with the Oklahoma criminal justice system. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, it's natural to feel anxious about how this incident will impact your freedom and future. As soon as possible, reach out to the skilled legal team at Outhier & Caruthers PLLC to discuss your situation with an experienced and caring defense attorney. Our mission is to ensure your rights remain upheld and protected at every turn as we work to secure you the most favorable outcome possible, given the specifics of your case.
Understanding Misdemeanor Charges in Oklahoma
Misdemeanors are considered less serious offenses than felonies, but they still carry weighty and lasting penalties. In Oklahoma, misdemeanor convictions carry a maximum sentence of one year in jail, as well as possible fines. The conviction will also appear on your criminal record, which could limit your housing and employment opportunities. Common misdemeanor offenses include driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, assault, domestic violence, larceny, and more. Give our office a call today to discuss the specifics of your situation.
Advocating For Your Freedom and Future
It's essential to recognize that you have Constitutional rights, even when facing criminal charges. The arresting officers must read you your Miranda rights and allow you to contact an attorney. While it may seem tempting to explain your way out of your arrest, law enforcement can (and usually will) use your statements to build a case against you. Instead, exercise your right to remain silent and contact our law firm as soon as you can to discuss your situation. Together, we will identify the most appropriate and strategic course of action to ensure your rights remain protected throughout the entire criminal justice process.
Supporting You at Every Turn
We understand how frightening it can be to face misdemeanor charges. Suddenly, your future becomes uncertain, and you worry about how this event will alter the course of your future. Before your mind jumps to the worst-case scenario, reach out to Outhier & Caruthers PLLC for caring and trusted legal guidance. You don't have to go through this difficult time alone—we're here to treat you with the care and respect you need to move forward.