Formidable Felonies Attorney Representing Claremore Criminal Defense Clients
More serious crimes and those accompanied by aggravating factors are prosecuted as felonies and carry with them the most severe penalties, including long prison sentences, high fines, and possible future ramifications like probation. If you are facing felony charges, it is imperative that you secure aggressive criminal defense to attempt to prevent these possibilities from becoming a reality. Matthew R. Tarvin, P.C. can provide the defense you need and give you your best shot at a reduction or dismissal of charges.
Understanding the Criminal Justice System
After you’ve been arrested, a bond will be set for your release prior to arraignment and trial. If you or someone close to you posts this bond, you will be allowed out of police custody on bail. At this time, the date of your arraignment (the hearing where the charges are explained and you enter a plea) will be set. Following the arraignment, we will get a copy of discovery documents explaining your charges, the evidence against you, and the detailed facts of the crime and arrest.
Next comes a preliminary hearing, where state or federal prosecutors must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you committed the crime they say you did. If their argument is compelling enough, the case will go to a jury trial. If not, charges will be dismissed.
Mounting a Quality Defense
The most logical place to begin building your defense case is by looking at the actions taken by the law enforcement officials involved in your case thus far. Did they obtain a legal search warrant? Was the evidence they seized done so lawfully? Did they respect your rights and follow all standard operating procedures? If not, we have been given a good chance of having your charges vacated. Otherwise, we’ll build the case around either proving you didn’t commit the crime or providing enough evidence to have charges reduced. Regardless of your specific situation, we are confident in our ability to provide a strong criminal defense for you.