Felony Charges in Oklahoma
What is a Felony Crime?
Generally a crime is considered a felony if it allows the possibility of incarceration or jail for a period longer than one (1) year. Felonies in Oklahoma range in severity from malicious injury to property to first degree murder. Felony crimes are more serious than misdemeanors, have a greater likelihood of prison time, and can have a greater negative impact on future employment opportunities and social standings.
Repercussions of Felony Conviction
The consequences of a felony conviction are serious and far-reaching: loss of right to vote; disqualification from jury duty; loss of right to possess firearms (Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 1283), possible loss of professional license; loss of employment opportunities; et cetera. Some specific felony convictions result in additional repercussions such as required sex offender registration for life or automatic revocation of one's Oklahoma drivers' license.
Jury Pro: Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you or a family member have been arrested for a felony crime, it is critical to promptly retain an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney. For instance, after a DUI arrest, a defendant has only fifteen (15) days to act to prevent an automatic driver's license revocation. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Jury Pro represent Oklahoman's charged with felonies to protect their rights and mitigate or prevent the natural consequences and collateral damage that a felony charge can cause. Call (888) Jury-Pro or (888) 587-9776 now to speak with an Oklahoma attorney.