Misdemeanor

Misdemeanor Attorneys

Police and prosecutors throw misdemeanor charges at Oklahomans like they’re meaningless — like they don’t have huge impacts on those who are convicted. But these charges do have enormous impacts on daily life and your future if they turn into convictions.

Fortunately, a misdemeanor charge is not a misdemeanor conviction yet. You have a right to a strong legal defense and a chance to fight this charge. And our Oklahoma misdemeanor attorneys can help you win that fight to avoid harsh criminal punishments.

At Morton Law Group, we know how stressful it is to be charged with a misdemeanor. With our years of experience, in-depth knowledge of Oklahoma criminal law and unbeatable client service, we’re here to reduce your stress. For more information about misdemeanors in Oklahoma, keep reading. And to get legal help with your case, contact Morton Law Group today.

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Misdemeanor Attorneys

Police and prosecutors throw misdemeanor charges at Oklahomans like they’re meaningless — like they don’t have huge impacts on those who are convicted. But these charges do have enormous impacts on daily life and your future if they turn into convictions.

Fortunately, a misdemeanor charge is not a misdemeanor conviction yet. You have a right to a strong legal defense and a chance to fight this charge. And our Oklahoma misdemeanor attorneys can help you win that fight to avoid harsh criminal punishments.

At Morton Law Group, we know how stressful it is to be charged with a misdemeanor. With our years of experience, in-depth knowledge of Oklahoma criminal law and unbeatable client service, we’re here to reduce your stress. For more information about misdemeanors in Oklahoma, keep reading. And to get legal help with your case, contact Morton Law Group today.

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Misdemeanors Aren’t Minor. They’re Serious.

This needs to be said over and over again: Misdemeanors are serious. Period. No matter what your friends or family tell you, a misdemeanor conviction in Oklahoma can land you in jail and taint your future.

Sure, misdemeanors are less serious than felony charges. But they can still result in expensive fines and time behind bars — not to mention a permanent mark on your criminal record that’s visible to future employers, landlords and the public.

Why Work with Misdemeanor Attorneys in Oklahoma?

Arraignment, pre-trial docket, disposition docket, deferred and suspended sentences — do you know what these legal terms mean? Do you know how to prepare for your disposition docket? And what’s the difference between sentence deferment and sentence suspension?

It’s OK to not know or understand these terms. But if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, you are likely to encounter and have to deal with them. This is where Oklahoma misdemeanor attorneys’ experience and knowledge can make a huge difference.

Your attorney can explain every part of the Oklahoma criminal process for misdemeanors. Here are some other key reasons to work with attorneys for a misdemeanor charge.

Avoiding OK Misdemeanor Penalties

Dodging harsh criminal punishments is the most important reason to work with misdemeanor attorneys. Your attorney will investigate the details of your charge and the relevant events before and after the events in question to formulate the perfect defense.

In some situations, hiring attorneys who know how to find holes in the prosecution’s case and negotiate well is enough to get the prosecutor to drop or reduce your charge right out of the gate. 

Failing to build a strong defense could lead to a conviction for the misdemeanor charge you are facing.

The baseline for Oklahoma misdemeanor penalties is as follows:

Keep in mind that many individual misdemeanor crimes come with their own sentencing guidelines that can exceed the above penalties. And then there’s the problem of second and third offenses — a conviction for a first offense could mean that, the next time you’re charged with that crime, you will be charged with a felony.

Your misdemeanor attorney in OK can help you understand your situation, your legal options and the exact penalties you could face.

Reducing Your Stress

Facing a criminal charge of any kind is stressful. There’s the court appearances and the paperwork on top of the threats to your freedom and record. Add to that mountains of legalese and the legal knowledge required to build a viable defense, and you have a situation that’s unmanageable at best. 

One of your attorneys most important jobs is to help you manage this stressful situation. To do that, we will give you confidence, keep you informed and handle all of the tricky legal details so you can focus on your life.

Common Misdemeanor Charges in Oklahoma

Countless crimes can be charged as misdemeanors in Oklahoma. Below, we discuss some of the most common types of misdemeanors and their corresponding penalties.

DUI. You could lose your driver’s license, be forced to use an ignition interlock device for 18 months and pay up to $10,000 in costs for a misdemeanor DUI conviction in Oklahoma.

Drug possession. A conviction for simple drug possession could cost you up to a year in county jail and up to $1,000 in cost.

Shoplifting. Shoplifting something worth less than $500 is punishable by up to $500 in fines and 30 days in jail. Shoplifting something of higher value can be a felony.

Vandalism. Up to $1,000 in vandalism damage is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and $500 in fines. More costly damage could lead to a felony charge.

Simple assault. For simple assault, you can face up to $500 in fines and 30 days in jail. Assault with intent to kill or assault against certain protected classes of people can be charged as a felony.

Reckless driving. This is more than a moving violation. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and $500 in fines.

Remember that many misdemeanors can become felonies under certain circumstances. Past convictions, aggravating factors and particular classes of alleged victims can enhance what would have been a misdemeanor charge to be a felony.

No matter what kind of criminal charge you are facing, Morton Law Group can help.

Meet with Oklahoma Misdemeanor Attorneys for Free

Charged with a misdemeanor in Oklahoma? It’s time to get started on your defense. To avoid legal missteps that could ruin your chances of beating your charge, discuss your case with trusted Oklahoma misdemeanor attorneys. The sooner you call, the better chance your attorneys have to build you a bulletproof defense.

The team at Morton Law Group is here for you when you need us most. To schedule a free consultation with the defense attorneys at our firm, give us a call at 580-226-4400 or contact us online.