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Felony vs Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorneys

One of the most important distinctions in criminal law is the one that differentiates between a felony and a misdemeanor. Oklahoma laws are voluminous in nature, and even in certain circumstances, the same crime can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on several factors.

Regardless of the specifics of the charges you face, you need strong legal representation to defend yourself properly against a felony or a misdemeanor. Contact Privett Law today to schedule an initial consultation and to get the process of asserting your guaranteed rights started.

Below is a look at both examples of felonies and misdemeanors in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Felony Charges

Crimes in Oklahoma that can be charged as a felony include:

  • Homicide
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Battery
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • DUI
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Neglect
  • Assault and Battery
  • Aggravated Assault and Battery
  • Weapons Charges
  • Attempted Murder
  • Attempted Sexual Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Identity Theft
  • Tax Evasion
  • Arson

Felony Factors to Consider in Oklahoma

There are several issues to keep in mind if you have been charged with a felony. First, if you are convicted of a felony, you will likely face the prospect of a minimum of one year in state prison along with potentially substantial fines. You should also consider that a felony will appear to be much more of a negative on your criminal record than a misdemeanor.

Oklahoma Misdemeanor Charges

Crimes in Oklahoma that can be charged as a misdemeanor can include:

  • DUI
  • DWI
  • Transportation of an Open Container
  • Drug Possession
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Assault
  • Malicious Injury to Property
  • Breaking and Entering
  • Petit Larceny
  • Retailer Larceny less than $500
  • Public Intoxication
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Extortion
  • Limited Weapons Charges
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Unpaid Parking Tickets
  • Outraging the Public
  • Domestic Violence

Factors to Consider in Misdemeanor Charges

Of course, being convicted of a misdemeanor brings the potential for less of a punishment than a felony. Generally, the maximum term of incarceration for a misdemeanor is one year, and it’s usually served in a county jail.

Experienced Misdemeanor and Felony Lawyer

As you may have seen, some crimes can be charged either as a felony or a misdemeanor in Oklahoma. The factors that will determine the classification include the defendant’s criminal record, the amount of substance involved with possession of a controlled substance, the amount of materials or money stolen or embezzled from an establishment and the amount of harm done to the crime’s victim.

Obviously, it’s in your interests to pursue a solution to your criminal problem that minimizes your exposure to sanctions. If you are facing any sort of criminal law problem, you need to contact Privett Law immediately to schedule an initial consultation.