It is the job of criminal defense attorneys to represent those charged with crimes in court. Crimes can range in severity from a misdemeanor to a felony. Punishment can range from a minor fine or community service to years in prison or even death.
Representation during criminal proceedings is critical for those charged with committing a crime. In fact, the U.S. Constitution promises that all citizens charged with a crime will be provided representation. If you have retained the services of a criminal defense attorney or are seeking to retain one, you should know what services your attorney may be able to perform. At Nichols and Holder, we offer the following services regarding criminal defense.
Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated/impaired (DWI) is an offense committed when a driver operates a vehicle after the consumption of alcohol or drugs or other intoxicants. Increased alcohol levels in the driver’s blood lead to diminished mental and motor reactions; which, in turn, reduce the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. This significantly increases the risk of the driver committing errors of judgment and often results in accidents causing severe injuries and even death.
Misdemeanors and Felony Charges
Criminal charges generally fall into two categories: Oklahoma misdemeanors and felonies. Felonies are more serious and have a possible punishment exceeding one year imprisonment. Misdemeanors have a maximum potential punishment of a fine and/or up to one year imprisonment.
Examples of Misdemeanor and Felony Charges are:
- Alcohol and drug related
- Crimes against children
- Assault and battery charges
- Offenses against property rights
- Leaving, eluding, resisting, and obstructing justice
- Firearms and related charges
Municipal and State defense
At Nichols and Holder, we practice law at all levels of the courts within the state of Oklahoma. From city, county, municipal and at state level.