Strong Defense Against Criminal Charges

If you have been charged with a crime, you must not forget that you have rights. You have the right to remain silent, the right to a preliminary hearing, the right to a speedy jury trial, and the right to confront your accusers. However, it can be difficult to exercise those rights in the complex criminal justice system. That is why you also have the right to an attorney.

Protecting Your Rights For More Than 25 Years

At Smalley Law Firm in Norman, our lawyers have more than 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of people accused of crimes throughout the state. Our lawyers have received numerous honors and awards over the years, including being recognized as the "Top Attorney in Oklahoma" by Oklahoma magazine. You can be confident that we can help you navigate the criminal justice system and defend you against criminal charges.

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Do Not Forget Your Right To Remain Silent

One of the first rights to come into play during a criminal investigation and arrest, and unfortunately one of the most frequently forgotten, is the right to remain silent. Remember, if police ask you questions, no matter how harmless they may seem on the surface, you should invoke your right to remain silent. Otherwise, your words could be twisted and used against you. If you have already said something, that is all the more reason to choose an experienced attorney who understands how to address such matters.

Defense Against All Misdemeanor And Felony Charges

We provide criminal defense against all misdemeanor and felony charges in municipal, state, and federal court. Charges we frequently defend against include:

In addition to defending adults against criminal charges, we defend juveniles facing charges in juvenile court. The juvenile system is vastly different from adult court, and we are experienced in its processes and procedures. We also defend college students accused of crimes. While these cases are typically handled in adult court, there are educational ramifications that must be taken into consideration when moving forward.

Careful Handling Of Post-Conviction Matters

If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, we can defend you to help you maintain your status. We can also provide guidance in a wide range of other post-conviction matters, including expungements.

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Preparing Your Case For Trial

We are experienced trial lawyers. While many criminal defense lawyers look to reach plea agreements, forcing their clients into guilty pleas, we believe that some cases are best served by going to trial. At the very least, we always present the credible threat of going to trial, which gives us leverage in negotiations with prosecutors.

We prepare every case like it could go to trial. We will be thorough in our investigation to identify any weaknesses in the case against you and to find any possible defense. When we go into negotiations, we do so armed with the facts and a reputation for trial success. We push for the best possible outcome, requesting that flawed evidence be tossed out or that charges be dismissed if appropriate. We show prosecutors that we have done the work and make it clear why they should do what we are asking, and if they are unwilling to work with us, we will be ready to take the next step and argue your case in front of a judge and jury.

In many cases, though, our preparation means that we may get a better plea offer from the prosecutor than other attorneys who simply plead cases.

Your Defense Begins Now

Whether you or your son, daughter, or spouse has been accused of a crime, it's important to take immediate action by contacting a criminal defense attorney. At Smalley Law Firm, attorneys have the trial-tested experience to help you understand what you are up against, provide an honest assessment of how we will fight your case, and hold the prosecution to its burden. Call 405-322-5653 or send an email today.