CRIMINAL LAW

Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. If you become entangled in a criminal matter, help is just a telephone call away. I have been representing people with criminal problems for over forty years. I have provided successful defenses to those with drug possession and for those charged with driving under the influence and for those charged with driving while impaired. My services are reasonable and are accompanied with satisfying results.

EXPUNGEMENT

Criminal matters and the discoverable paths that they can leave, can affect people throughout their lives. Consider potential problems concerning employment, problems obtaining a passport, gaining entry into a foreign country and the inability to possess a firearm. If you have successfully completed your probation, you may be entitled to remove all references to your arrest and attending criminal proceeding through the process of expungement. This will enable you to have a fresh start without the hassle of explaining these events to employers and other third parties.

ALCOHOL RELATED CHARGES

Oklahoma law now requires that all alcohol related DUI and DWI charges be filed in the District Court rather than the Municipal Court. This change requires that the charges will be filed either as a misdemeanor or felony with significantly increased costs, penalties and possible incarceration time. Often, the Department of Public Safety will require suspension or revocation of your driver's license as a result of these charges. Defending these charges require the skill and knowledge or an experienced attorney. My legal services are designed to resolve the drivers license issues together with resolution of the alcohol related charges.

DRUG CHARGES

Even though Oklahoma has legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, within certain limitations, it still remains illegal under many circumstances. Similar to alcohol related offenses, an individual can still be charged for possession of the same without a valid medical marijuana license or while being impaired during the operation of a motor vehicle. The law is complex regarding the use and possession of marijuana in Oklahoma. If you find yourself charged with a drug related offense, you will need the help of an experienced attorney. Drug charges and convictions are especially viewed with disfavor among the public. As with an alcohol offense, drug related offenses can negatively impact you ability to gain employment or enter into the armed forces. If you are arrested while operating a vehicle, you could be charged with possession, driving under the influence or driving while impaired. If you need an experienced attorney, please contact my office.