What To Expect After a Criminal Charge

Were you or a loved one charged with a crime and have questions about what to expect after a criminal charge? Call our Stillwater attorneys.

1) Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney

What To Expect After a Criminal ChargeWhen you’re facing a criminal charge, it’s imperative that you contact someone who you believe is going to serve your interest best as far as criminal defense goes. You need to contact a criminal defense attorney who’s experienced in the local jurisdiction that you’re in, who knows the judges, knows the prosecutors, and can communicate effectively with them. You want someone who will be thorough and diligent in assessing the evidence and the facts of your case. The right attorney will be someone who will listen to you because there’s always two sides to every story. In doing so, you need to also pick someone who’s going to be trustworthy and who you will be comfortable going through this process with because your liberty may be at stake depending on the charge that you are facing. You need to be trusting of the representation that you have retained. Contact an experienced, local criminal defense attorney to assess your situation.

2) Rights of the Accused

If you’re accused of a crime in the state of Oklahoma and charges are filed against you, you have a right to remain silent. You have a right to have effective legal counsel represent your interests. You also have a right to a trial by a jury of your peers; that you cannot be convicted of the crime unless they return a unanimous jury verdict of guilt with proof beyond a reasonable doubt. You need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately upon receiving news that you’ve been charged with a crime in order to assess your rights.

3) Getting an Expungement

The other day I received a phone call from someone seeking to expunge their criminal record on their background. They applied for a job and it showed up on their background, even though they thought the case was dismissed and expunged after they completed their probation.

What oftentimes happens is the first phase of expungement goes through and the client thinks it’s completely off their record, only to find out later when they apply for a job that the arrest record still remains. We can assess a situation like that and see if you qualify and are eligible to have that record expunged. Oftentimes, we find that you are able to do so. It’s a simple process for us.

We’re well-versed and experienced in these matters, and each case is a little different. So, you need to consult with us first to see what your options are. We offer free consultations, and we can certainly advise you and get it done ASAP so your background search is clear on any application you present in the future. Please contact us at your earliest convenience, and an experienced attorney can advise you accordingly.

Were you or a loved one charged with a crime and have questions about what to expect after a criminal charge?

Contact our experienced Stillwater criminal defense attorneys at Murray Law Firm today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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