It’s important to know that no one should represent themselves in court. To win a Not Guilty verdict, one must not only know Oklahoma law in and out, but they must be aware of the rules of Oklahoma courts. Our firm handles all sorts of crimes, from DUI to Murder. We have over 15 years of Trial experience, winning numerous acquittals (Not Guilty verdicts) for our clients. We are licensed to appear in any court in the State of Oklahoma (Federal, County, or Municipal) and have extensive experience in many of the 77 counties. No matter your case, we can help you.
McBride & McBride will do it’s best to ensure that you walk away with no or as little
charges as possible. Schedule your free consultation today!
Here at McBride & McBride, we believe in
sitting down with our clients and providing the most information possible about their case. We know that the process is sometimes very disorienting for the accused and their family, and we aim to make it as easy as possible. We will defend your case aggressively, and will work hard to get you your non-guilty verdict through a direct, offensive approach.
Here are some tips if charged with a crime:
Don’t Resist Arrest, and Keep Silent
If you resist arrest, you are not only risking violence from the police officers, but you are likely to be charged with additional offenses. Upon arrest, take advantage of your fifth amendment and ask for an attorney to be there when questioned. As the Miranda Law states, “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” Do not talk to the police without an attorney present.
Keep Silent to EVERYONE
If you talk about your case with people you know, it is possible they could be asked to testify against you at the trial. Also do not tell inmates any details. Often, inmates will also testify against you in exchange for lesser sentence.
Hire an Attorney as Soon as Possible
After the initial arrest, details get lost. Eyewitnesses fail to recall all the facts, evidence becomes damaged or misplaced. Prepare for this by hiring an attorney immediately. This will give you more time to prepare your case and develop the best possible plan. Be sure to always be honest with them, since the information is confidential and can only help your attorney with your case.
Immediately Post Bond
Following your arrest, a judge is required to decide your bond amount before your release. If the judge gives you an O.R. Bond (Own-Recognizance Bond), be sure to set everything up with a bondsman to ensure release. An O.R. Bond does not entail payment for your release.