Nichols Hills, Oklahoma Criminal Lawyers

Matthew Paul Swain
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Oklahoma Criminal Law Lawyer

The Swain Law Group specializes in Criminal Defense, Family Law and Civil Litigation cases across Oklahoma, with a focus on the Oklahoma City Metro area, especially Norman, Oklahoma City and El Reno. With 4 dedicated... Read More »
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John Cannon
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Oklahoma Criminal Law Lawyer

Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, is a leading criminal defense and family law firm in Oklahoma City founded by Judge Advocate and former Assistant Attorney General, John P. Cannon. Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, provides experienced legal... Read More »
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Frank A. Urbanic
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Oklahoma Criminal Law Attorney

I became a criminal defense attorney because I am intimately familiar with how precious our constitutional rights are. After my arrest years ago, I realized how close I was to being in a situation that could have... Read More »
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J. P. Hill
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Oklahoma Criminal Law Attorney

J.P. is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in federal, state, and municipal courts throughout Oklahoma. He honed his skills trying and negotiating cases as a public defender and has worked alongside... Read More »
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Tamra A. Spradlin
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(405) 752-6000 4117 NW 122nd
Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Tamra A. Spradlin received her B.A. in 1989 and her J. D. in 1992 from Oklahoma City University. As the youngest person ever to graduate from OCU undergraduate, the OCU Law School awarded her the Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship. She received numerous awards including the Judge Tom Brett Criminal Law Award, and American Jurisprudence Awards for Constitutional Law, Evidence, Criminal Law, Property, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Procedure. She attained the Order of the Barristers in recognition of courtroom advocacy skills. She began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender with the Oklahoma County Public Defender's Office in 1992....
Robert Todd Waddell
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(405) 446-8681 6812 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Oklahoma City University School of Law
R. TODD WADDELL Todd Waddell obtained his law degree from Oklahoma City University, graduating Magna Cum Laude while working a full-time job during the day. Prior to opening his private practice, his legal work experience included working for the third largest firm in Texas (Gardere Wynne, in their Tulsa office) as well as with a highly respected Oklahoma firm (Fellers Snider) in Tulsa, OK. He has two published appellate decisions, Davis v. The City of Tulsa, 2004 OK CIV APP 28, 87 P.3d 1106, Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Ass'n v. Remington Park, Inc. 1999 OK CIV APP 75,...
Joshua C. Smith
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney
(405) 919-8519 3133 NW 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Joshua C. Smith graduated from the University of Oklahoma with the highest honors in 2008. After graduating, he was hand selected as one of the nation’s most promising future leaders and invited to attend the institute of Political Studies at Georgetown University on a full scholarship.

After graduating from Georgetown, he attended the University of Oklahoma College Of Law. During law school, he enjoyed success as one of the top moot court debators in the country competing in national moot competitions at the University of Chicago School of law and The University...
Collin Walke
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney
(405) 752-6000 4117 N.W. 122nd St., Ste. B
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Collin Walke practices in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury, family law and criminal law. Collin is licensed to practice in Oklahoma state court, as well as the Western District of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney
(405) 848-5400 6402 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer
(405) 767-0522 3133 NW 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Criminal
Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer
(405) 749-4999 12501 North May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Criminal
Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(405) 848-7777 3133 NW 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Criminal
Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer
(405) 848-5400 6402 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Criminal
Craig M. Hoehns
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(405) 535-2005 3801 N Classen Blvd, Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Robert L. Wyatt IV
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Oklahoma Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience

WHEN CHARGED WITH A SERIOUS CRIME (drugs, white collar, sex, or violence), you need someone with experience. You need someone who will listen; someone who will tell your story. You need someone who is not afraid to go to... Read More »
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Sammy Duncan
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Oklahoma Criminal Law Lawyer

Sammy Duncan’s practice focuses on all things criminal law. Sammy most enjoys being in trial, presenting her case in front of a jury. She takes great joy in meeting new clients and getting to know their stories. Sammy... Read More »
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Keegan Kelley Harroz
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(405) 568-4318 625 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Harroz Law is a full service law firm in Oklahoma City that is committed to providing quality, ethical and affordable legal representation to our clients. We believe in a whole client approach and as your attorney will strive to serve each client’s individual legal needs. We recognize that when it comes to your legal needs, there is no “one size fits all” solution. Harroz Law has a reputation in Oklahoma City for providing honest, hardworking and aggressive representation to its clients. We represent businesses and individuals in both civil and criminal matters in Oklahoma’s Municipal, State, and Federal courts.
Sammy Duncan
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(918) 640-4332 1601 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Sammy Duncan’s practice focuses on all things criminal law. Sammy most enjoys being in trial, presenting her case in front of a jury. She takes great joy in meeting new clients and getting to know their stories. Sammy worked for over two years at the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office, handling every type of case, including trials for Murder in the First Degree, Drug Trafficking, Armed Robbery, and Human Trafficking.

She knows that every case is different and treats each client with the individual attention they deserve. Sammy received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law and...
David Chandler Hamel
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(405) 254-2141 1621 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
David C. Hamel is a Trial Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK. His primary area of practice is criminal defense, but represents clients in many areas of litigation. Mr. Hamel is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College. Mr. Hamel firmly believes in a comprehensive approach to representing his clients both in and out of the court room.
Scott D Harris
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(405) 301-8504 1715 N. Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Brent Dishman
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(877) 521-9006 PO Box 14495
Oklahoma City, OK 73113
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Criminal and Military
University of Oklahoma
Brent Dishman is a 21 year veteran of the Air Force. He served as a flight commander, where he gained experience on the other end of military law, filing administrative action against crew-men. Attorney Dishman knows exactly what your commander wants to achieve with your case. He also served as a JAG prosecutor and defense attorney, which gave him invaluable experience as an attorney inside the armed forces. As a veteran, Attorney Dishman understands how dangerous an accusation against your character can be. His passionate desire is to protect service men and women who fight hard every day to protect...
J. P. Hill
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(405) 628-7007 1601 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.P. is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in federal, state, and municipal courts throughout Oklahoma. He honed his skills trying and negotiating cases as a public defender and has worked alongside some of the best criminal defense lawyers in the state. Last year alone, he received four acquittals, including one for first-degree murder. The only thing that overshadows J.P.’s passion for the law is his desire to help those who are in need.

After moving to Oklahoma to study theology at Southern Nazarene University, he quickly realized that his calling was to stand up for others and help...
Mr. Adam R. Banner
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney
(405) 778-4800 1900 NW Expressway
Suite 603
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Adam is an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of Oklahoma and all inferior Oklahoma State courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, the United States Court of Appeals...
Brian Maurice Dell
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(405) 235-1115 501 NW 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Criminal, Civil Rights, Consumer and DUI
Emphasis on civil rights, criminal defense and consumer rights. Admitted to practice in Oklahoma (1977) and Texas (2004). Have had about 100 jury trials
James Patrick Quillian
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(405) 206-3335 1900 NW Expressway Ste 602
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Criminal and Social Security Disability
Michael A. Risley
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(405) 265-9273 3700 Classen Blvd, suite 150
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Michael Risley received his B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 2005, where he was a Member of the Dean of Arts and Sciences Student Advisory Board and a strong extracurricular supporter of the Anthropology Department. In 2008, at the University of Tulsa College of Law, Mr. Risley was awarded the American Bar Association's Curtin Fellowship for his work in alternative sentencing for homeless defendants. Unable to refuse the call of home, Mr. Risley returned to O.U. in 2009, and received his J.D in 2010. Mr. Risley was born in Singapore to his Norwegian mother and American father, and split his...
Robert Donald Gifford II
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Oklahoma Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

Founder of GIFFORD LAW, P.L.L.C. in Oklahoma City, Mr. Gifford is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, tribal court judge, a former state prosecutor, and former Army JAG defense counsel,... Read More »
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Mr. Adam R. Banner
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Oklahoma Criminal Law Attorney

Adam is an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National... Read More »
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Dustin S. Phillips
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(405) 418-8888 1900 NW Expressway
Suite 601
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Criminal
John Weston Billingsley
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(888) 742-4092 3030 NW Expressway Suite 200-342
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and White Collar Crime
Jacob L. Rowe
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer
(405) 748-0502 1900 N.W. Expressway, Ste. 606
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Matthew Eisert
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer
(405) 896-0880 1315 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Terri J Phillips
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney
625 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Criminal, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Scott Harris
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(405) 301-8504 1715 N Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Criminal
Terry Cocon
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(405) 922-7366 3838 N.W. 36 th Street, Ste 103
P.O. Box 2492
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Elder and Traffic Tickets
Ryan Coventon
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney
(405) 417-3842 1900 NW Expressway
Suite 604
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Robert Donald Gifford II
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(405) 778-4647 P.O. Box 2682
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Criminal, Family, Native American and White Collar Crime
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Founder of GIFFORD LAW, P.L.L.C. in Oklahoma City, Mr. Gifford is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, tribal court judge, a former state prosecutor, and former Army JAG defense counsel, prosecutor, and Staff Judge Advocate with a nationwide practice specialty in complex litigation in White Collar/Criminal Defense (including Pardons and Commutations), Civil Rights, Family Law, Native American Law, Military Law, and Government Contracting. Mr. Gifford has also previously served as is the Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Criminal Law Section, and formerly served on the state bar's Board of Governors and as the Chair...
Frank A. Urbanic
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(405) 633-3420 1141 N Robinson Ave #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Texas Tech University School of Law
I became a criminal defense attorney because I am intimately familiar with how precious our constitutional rights are. After my arrest years ago, I realized how close I was to being in a situation that could have negatively impacted my life forever. That made me realize how important it is to have someone on your side who feels strongly about protecting your rights. In the Air Force, I put my life on the line to support and defend the Constitution during combat. Today, I support and defend the Constitution in the courtroom. My legal career began by...
John Cannon
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(405) 888-7369 600 West Sheridan
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Military
Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and Oklahoma City University School of Law
Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, is a leading criminal defense and family law firm in Oklahoma City founded by Judge Advocate and former Assistant Attorney General, John P. Cannon. Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, provides experienced legal representation in criminal defense as well as family law matters, including divorce and child custody. I work for clients and their families across Oklahoma.
You need professional legal counsel, if you have been arrested or need a family attorney. Your rights are at stake, you need to speak to an experienced attorney today. Cannon Law Firm, PLLC, is dedicated to helping individual clients and their...
Clint James
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(405) 234-5500 501 N. Walker Ave.
Ste. 110
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Tulsa College of Law
Clint James is part of the Wyatt Law Office. He started his career in Tulsa with a criminal defense and civil rights law firm and later became a partner in a full-service law firm in Tulsa. While in law school at the Tulsa University, he worked as a legal intern/law clerk for a number of prominent lawyers including Tom Seymour (Tulsa), Stephen Jones (Jones, Otjen & Davis in Enid), The Zurawik Firm (Tulsa) and Bob Wyatt (Oklahoma City). He also worked as a runner and staffer while in high school and college for the Law Office Szlichta & Ramsey...
Marcy Fassio
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(405) 593-8444 435 N. Walker Ave., Suite 201
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Oklahoma College of Law
An Oklahoma native, Marcy Fassio attended the University of Oklahoma and received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in 2002. Marcy then was accepted to the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she graduated and earned her Juris Doctorate With Distinction in 2005. EXPERIENCE – FORMER ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY OKC Criminal Defense Attorney Marcy Fassio has practiced criminal law exclusively since completing law school and passing the Oklahoma Bar Examination in 2005. She worked for the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office for several years, gaining experience that now can be put to your advantage! She has...
Jeff Trevillion Jr.
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(405) 778-8000 222 NW 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, Health Care and Tax
University of Oklahoma College of Law
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William Henry Campbell
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(405) 232-2953 925 NW 6th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Free ConsultationCriminal and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Mr. Campbell has been conducting federal criminal defenses since his original admission to practice law. He has represented federal defendants on charges spanning a wide variety of federal criminal prosecutions from drug trafficking to bank fraud to embezzlement, to human trafficking, to bank robbery to conspiracy, to terrorism, to credit card fraud, to computer crimes, to child pornography, to federal gun prosecutions and the list goes on. His practice is not limited to the Oklahoma City federal court. He has practiced pro hac vice (on a case by case basis) in other federal courts including the Central...
Robert L. Wyatt IV
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(405) 234-5500 501 N. Walker Ave., Ste. 110
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Free ConsultationOklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Oklahoma College of Law
WHEN CHARGED WITH A SERIOUS CRIME (drugs, white collar, sex, or violence), you need someone with experience. You need someone who will listen; someone who will tell your story. You need someone who is not afraid to go to trial. You need someone who takes your case personally and treats you individually. We may have tried dozens of similar cases, but every case is still different. We focus on finding unique defenses and solutions. We understand that you hire us to get results, and that is our intention. Our reputations are built on integrity, trust, and just plain hard...
Rita Jean Jencks
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Edmond, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(405) 285-2882 1441 NW 150th St
Edmond, OK 73013
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Oklahoma College of Law
I am a sole practitioner in Edmond, Oklahoma. I practice family law which includes divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, alimony and adoptions. I also do criminal law cases both felony and misdemeanor, as well as wills and probate, including guardianships.
James Wesley Todd
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(405) 231-2112 217 N. Harvey Avenue, Suite 507
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DUI
Tulane University School of Law
Providing clients with dedicated defense of DUI, DWI, APC, Drug charges and general criminal defense.
Scott A McArdle
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Edmond, OK Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(405) 340-1150 3500 S. Boulevard
Suite 18C
Edmond, OK 73013
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University
Helping Oklahomans for 25 years. Put a fighter in your corner! I deliver results.
David Troy McKenzie
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Oklahoma City, OK Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(405) 232-3800 210 Park Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma
I am a jury trial attorney admitted to practice law in Oklahoma in October 1988. I am admitted in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the Tenth Circuit United States Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. I have tried more than 200 criminal jury trials (including approximately 50 murder cases) and 6 civil jury trials. I teach continuing legal education courses for the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.