Criminal Law Practice Areas: Misdemeanors
If you or a loved one has been arrested and is now charged with a misdemeanor in Cherokee County, you need to quickly hire a firm that knows how to defend against misdemeanor charges. As a Tahlequah misdemeanor defense attorney, I’ve also been across the courtroom in the prosecutor’s chair handling these very kinds of criminal cases. You need someone sitting next to you in court who knows how a prosecutor’s office works.
Oklahoma law states that a misdemeanor is a crime for which a conviction can be punished by a fine, probation or no more than one year in a county jail. If you’ve been charged with any type of misdemeanor in Tahlequah or the surrounding communities, contact Wirth Law Office – Tahlequah.
Time’s Running Out
There are many misdemeanor offenses in Oklahoma that have time-sensitive dates listed in the statute that could leave you in even more trouble. For example, if you’re arrested for an alcohol-related crime or a DUI in Cherokee County, the clock’s already ticking against you. There is the civil side of the case, that requires a driver within 15 days to ask the court for a hearing to try and keep your driver’s license, which is likely to be suspended for at least six months and possibly longer if you don’t act within that time frame.
Cherokee County courts and the courts in neighboring counties in Oklahoma have the flexibility to order assessments and treatment in drug substance abuse programs, and to suspend or defer sentences for DUI. You need to have an attorney who knows what to ask the judge for in hopes of reducing the sentence. That’s why you need an experienced Tahlequah misdemeanor defense attorney on your side to make sure that it causes the least bit of disruption in your life.
Looking for Holes
If you try to represent yourself in a misdemeanor because the penalty might not be that much, you may be hanging yourself out to dry. Our firm has former prosecutors on staff, so we know how to find possible holes in the police investigation and the misdemeanor charges against you. We know where to look and what to ask for, making sure you’re not being charged with a misdemeanor based on a sloppy investigation. Plus, we can see weaknesses in a prosecutor’s potential case, and may be able to persuade the prosecutor to drop or reduce charges.
Free Consultation: Tahlequah Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Tahlequah misdemeanor defense attorney in the Wirth Law Office, call today at (918) 458-2677 or toll-free at (888) 447-7262. If you prefer, you can use the box in the upper right-hand corner of this page to send a question or brief message.