I am a Collinsville marijuana criminal defense attorney who defends charges of marijuana possession, possession of paraphernalia, and other marijuana (or drug) related charges. I wont just look for a quick plea deal to settle your case, but evaluate your case/evidence against you and take it to trial, if necessary. I am not afraid of the courtroom and will fight tirelessly on your behalf.
Being charged with a crime can be one of the most frightening events of your life. The possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor in the State of Oklahoma, punishable by up to a year in jail. If you possess over a certain amount set by statute, you are presumed a distributor and the penalty increases. If you possess an amount presumed to be a distributor within a certain distance from a park or school, and the penalty increases further. It's important to choose a marijuana defense attorney whose primary practice is criminal and marijuana defense. As important as criminal defense expertise, is the attention you receive from your marijuana defense attorney. You want to choose a marijuana defense lawyer who will take the time to get to know you, understand your case, fight tirelessly for your rights, and has your best interests in mind.
As a Collinsville marijuana defense attorney, it is my job to help those who are in the toughest of situations. I treat clients as I would expect to be treated by a marijuana defense attorney, by being accessible and dedicated to my clients. I am an experienced Collinsville marijuana attorney, handling all misdemeanor and felony Collinsville marijuana related cases.
All of my clients have direct cell phone access to me at all times, as should be the case when someone is facing serious criminal charges. My firm is not a crowded factory, and I do not take on hundreds of cases at a time. Rather, I am selective in who I choose to defend, which allows me to spend more time focusing on our individual clients. I have found this practice leads to better results and higher satisfaction for my clients. I will be happy to discuss your case with you. Call me today for a free consultation.
Generally, a first marijuana possesion offense carries up to one year in jail. A second marijuana possession offense can carry two to ten years, and is a felony. Sale or distribution of marijuana under 25 pounds can carry a sentence of two years to life. These penalties will affect the rest of yoru life, even if it merely sets the prerequisites for increased penalties for future crimes. I am available 24 hours a day to my clients. If you would like an assessment on your individual case, call me immediately for a free consultation.
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Things to keep in mind if you are being investigated for a crime or have been arrested:
Immediately speak with an attorney regarding the situation and retain them if necessary. Ideally, this would be prior to making any statements to law enforcement. Always be polite and courteous with any law enforcement officer. It is important not to make any sudden movements and always keep your hands in sight. Do not interfere with the police or resist/touch an officer. Officers can misinterpret even innocent actions of this nature, and because of the dangers inherent to their job are forced to take precautionary, even deadly measures. Tense situations are always handled best by remaining calm and collected. Always ask if you are under arrest, and do not give a voluntary statement without speaking to an attorney. Most of us can recite the Miranda warnings by heart, or at least the beginning. While the Miranda warning informs you of your rights post-arrest, a voluntary statement made prior to arrest can still be used against you. Never discuss crimes you are being investigated for, or have been charged with anyone except your lawyer. Always be truthful with your attorney. Your attorney is your advocate and works for you.
Confidential criminal defense communications
The attorney-client privilege protects certain communications between a client and his or her lawyer. It exists to assure clients that the information they share with their attorney is confidential, and that their attorney cannot use that information to testify against them. This rule allows clients and potential clients the full confidence in the confidentiality of their conversations with their attorney. Attorneys need to know the entire story to adequately give advice and defend their clients or assess a case. This rule applies to clients and persons seeking to become clients. For your free confidential consultation, give me a call at (918)557-2600.