With experience in a wide variety of criminal defense matters in state and federal courts, the attorneys at Graham and Freeman, P.L.L.C. represent clients in Tulsa and throughout Eastern Oklahoma who have been charged with criminal violations. Our knowledge of criminal law and procedure enables us to provide an effective defense, from moving for a dismissal of charges or negotiating a plea, to seeking an acquittal in a jury verdict following a full trial.
Theft and other property crimes may be punishable as felonies or misdemeanors, depending upon a number of factors such as the value of the property in question and the nature of the premises involved (school, church, etc.).
Crimes Against the Person
Most violent crimes are felonies punishable by imprisonment for anywhere from a year to life in prison. In addition, first degree murder carries the potential for the death penalty. Among the homicide offenses of murder and manslaughter are justifiable and excusable homicides, which include deaths occurring in the heat of passion or upon sudden and sufficient provocation. Whether through plea bargaining or conviction of lesser-included offenses, people charged with serious crimes may instead be convicted of lesser offenses with distinctly smaller sentences.
- Homicide - murder, manslaughter, justifiable and excusable
Drug trafficking is prosecuted heavily by both state and federal authorities and penalties can include lengthy prison time, as well as forfeiture of vehicles and other property. Illegal drugs and controlled substances include not just street drugs like marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin, but also prescription drugs such as OxyContin and other opiate painkillers that have a high potential for abuse and are sold or trafficked illegally.
Federal Cases and White Collar Offenses
Our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience in federal cases and white collar crimes. In addition to the "traditional" offenses of forgery, embezzlement, and taking money through false pretenses, the high-tech world of computers and the Internet has given rise to a host of federal offenses, enforced through federal agencies with significant resources and sophisticated techniques to investigate and prosecute these statutory offenses.
- Business fraud
- Securities fraud
- Tax evasion
- Tax fraud
- Computer crime
- Insurance fraud
Tax laws and securities laws are highly technical and complex, and whether a given activity is illegal, questionable, or within the bounds of acceptable practice can be the subject of a lengthy investigation and intensive scrutiny. Our experience defending charges of white collar offenses gives us the ability to level the playing field against the resources of federal agencies and prosecutors. Based on our long history of civil litigation in the field, our attorneys are well-versed in the procedures involved in making and processing insurance claims and understand the boundaries between meritorious and fraudulent claims.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
If you have been charged with a crime, or if you are being investigated, your first act should be to call a qualified and experienced criminal defense lawyer. Speaking with an attorney first can be essential to protecting your rights and securing the best possible outcome in your situation. In Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma, contact Graham & Freeman, P.L.L.C.