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Felony Attorneys

A felony charge is the most serious type of criminal charge you can face in Oklahoma. If the charge sticks and turns into a conviction, you could be looking at years in prison, high fines and a lifetime of being branded as a felon.

For many Oklahomans charged with felonies, it feels like there is no hope. Whether they are innocent or not, they see no way to escape a conviction and avoid harsh punishments. It’s understandable to be afraid of the consequences of a felony charge, but this is not the time to give up hope.

There is always hope. In almost all cases, experienced Oklahoma felony attorneys can help you build a strong defense to the felony charge you are facing. From arraignment to trial, your attorney will be beside you, fighting for your freedom, keeping you informed and reducing your stress.

To learn more about felony charges in Oklahoma, keep reading. And for help fighting your charge, reach out to the experienced team at Morton Law Group.

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Felony Attorneys

A felony charge is the most serious type of criminal charge you can face in Oklahoma. If the charge sticks and turns into a conviction, you could be looking at years in prison, high fines and a lifetime of being branded as a felon.

For many Oklahomans charged with felonies, it feels like there is no hope. Whether they are innocent or not, they see no way to escape a conviction and avoid harsh punishments. It’s understandable to be afraid of the consequences of a felony charge, but this is not the time to give up hope.

There is always hope. In almost all cases, experienced Oklahoma felony attorneys can help you build a strong defense to the felony charge you are facing. From arraignment to trial, your attorney will be beside you, fighting for your freedom, keeping you informed and reducing your stress.

To learn more about felony charges in Oklahoma, keep reading. And for help fighting your charge, reach out to the experienced team at Morton Law Group.

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Understanding Felony Charges in Oklahoma

When it comes to felonies, Oklahoma law is complicated. Each individual felony crime has its own punishments associated with it. Felony charges are reserved for what lawmakers view as the most serious crimes. Less serious crimes are typically charged as misdemeanors

While countless acts are considered felonies in Oklahoma, it’s important to understand the unique circumstances surrounding your particular charge. Your felony attorneys in Oklahoma can help you understand the specific laws surrounding your alleged felony offense.

Types of Felony Crimes

Many criminal acts are felonies in Oklahoma, but some are more common than others. The following are some of the felony charges Morton Law Group helps client with most often:

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DUIs

Your first charge for driving under the influence (DUI) in Oklahoma is not likely to be a felony. It’s much more likely to be a misdemeanor. However, if you have a DUI conviction on your record in the past 10 years, you could be charged with a felony for getting a second DUI.

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Drug Charges

Drug charges can cover a wide variety of crimes, including drug possession, drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute. Simple drug possession is most often a misdemeanor, but certain aggravating factors can upgrade your charge to a felony offense. If the police arrest you with a large enough amount of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) allegedly in your possession, you could be charged with a felony for possession with intent to distribute or drug trafficking.

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Violent Crimes

Murder and manslaughter are common violent crimes that Oklahoma law says are felonies. But other crimes, such as assault, battery and domestic abuse, can also be felonies if they are thought to be serious enough — particularly if a weapon was allegedly involved.

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Sex Crimes

Most sex crimes are felonies in Oklahoma. Rape, statutory rape and sex trafficking are serious felonies that come with long potential prison sentences and fines.

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White Collar Crimes

A white collar crime like fraud or embezzlement has to be serious to be charged as a felony, but it happens all the time. Experienced Oklahoma felony attorneys can help you fight a felony white collar crime charge.

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Many Other Types of Felony Crimes

The above crimes are only a small sample of some of the most common felonies in Oklahoma. Many other types of crimes can lead to felony charges, including robbery, burglary and receiving high-value stolen property. To discuss your unique case with attorneys, call Morton Law Group.

Penalties for Felonies in Oklahoma

The penalties for felonies in Oklahoma are harsh. If you are convicted, years in prison and expensive fines are highly likely. But with a felony attorney’s help, you can fight your charge to have it dropped or reduced.

Prison Time for Felony Convictions

Some felony offenses, such as murder, are punishable by the death penalty in Oklahoma. But the vast majority are instead punishable by years or life in prison. Unlike many other states that group felonies into classes to determine prison time, Oklahoma assigns most felonies their own range of prison time.

In cases where Oklahoma law does not specify an amount of prison time for a felony, that crime is punishable by up to two years in prison. But many felonies call for much more prison time than that. For example, first-degree burglary comes with between seven and 20 years in prison. 

Many people serving prison time for felonies become eligible for parole at some point during the sentence, but Oklahoma does limit parole eligibility for certain crimes with the 85 percent rule. This rule says that, for certain felonies, the convicted person must serve 85 percent of the prison sentence in prison before they are eligible for parole. Crimes included under this rule include first-degree murder, first degree manslaughter, child prostitution, robbery with a dangerous weapon and others.

Felony Fines

If you are charged with a felony in Oklahoma, you may have to pay a fine if you are convicted. For felonies that do not have a specified fine in state law, this fine is up to $1,000. But the fines can go much higher. For instance, a conviction for human trafficking can come with a fine of up to $100,000.

Non-Criminal Felony Penalties

Prison time and fines are the criminal punishments for felonies, but a felony conviction can come with other consequences that can be just as difficult to handle. 

As a convicted felon, you may have trouble finding work or renting a home. Depending on the crime you are convicted of, you may lose access to your children or have to register as a sex offender. You will likely lose your right to own a firearm. And your family and personal relationships may be strained. 

Why Work with an Oklahoma Felony Lawyer?

Experienced attorneys who understand Oklahoma criminal law may mean the difference between facing the above penalties and getting your freedom back. Your attorneys can help you understand your charge, your legal options and the best defense for your case. 

Your attorneys can examine the details of your alleged crime, the charges against you, the evidence and the conduct of the police who arrested you to find the perfect defense for your felony charge. Then, they will build a solid argument and fight for you in court.

Charged with a Felony in OK? Consult Morton Law Group

Every moment wasted after a felony charge makes it more difficult for you to build a defense that could get you out of this mess. Speak with trusted Oklahoma felony attorneys about your case today.

Schedule a free consultation with Morton Law Group by calling 580-226-4400 or contacting us online.