Misdemeanor Charges in Oklahoma
What is a Misdemeanor Crime?
Generally a crime is considered a misdemeanor if the maximum possible sentence is a year in the county jail or less. Misdemeanor offenses in Oklahoma range in severity from jaywalking to driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Misdemeanor crimes are less serious than felonies, but a misdemeanor conviction can still serious and continuation consequences for defendants.
Repercussions of Misdemeanor Conviction
The consequences of a misdemeanor conviction are serious and far-reaching: fines and possible jail time, public embarrassment, permanent blemish on one's record, loss of employment opportunities, et cetera. Furthermore, some misdemeanors can result in automatic loss of drivers' license and increased insurance costs.
Jury Pro: Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you or a family member have been arrested for a misdemeanor 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 misdemeanors to protect their rights and mitigate or prevent the natural consequences and collateral damage that a misdemeanor charge can cause. Do not assume that your situation cannot be helped. Jury Pro defense attorneys know defenses and technicalities that may apply to your situation and know options to protect your record. Call (888) Jury-Pro or (888) 587-9776 now to speak with an Oklahoma attorney.