In Oklahoma, a felony is any crime for which an offender can receive a state prison sentence or the death penalty. A felony conviction can also deprive you of many civil rights, such as the right to vote, to own a firearm and to be employed by the state. Given the consequences of a felony conviction, individuals who are facing these charges should retain capable legal counsel without delay. At Butler & Flynn, PLLC, we are seasoned Oklahoma City criminal defense lawyers who know how to protect your rights and how to challenge the elements of the case against you. If you’ve been arrested, we can put a prompt halt to questioning and work for your release as we strategize about the best way to counter the allegations. If you contact us after learning about an investigation where you’ve been targeted, we can begin your defense even before charges are filed.
Oklahoma does not have separate felony classes, but the following types of crimes are generally felonies in Oklahoma:
Every felony crime carries a potential sentence of at least one year in prison. Depending on the nature of the charges, your previous record, and the facts of your case, prosecutors can seek a much longer term.
Usually, a driver’s first conviction for DUI in Oklahoma is a misdemeanor. But a second or subsequent conviction for DUI within a 10-year period may be classified as a felony. If driving under the influence caused an accident that injured someone, you could be charged with felony DUI, even as a first offense. If the victim dies, you could be charged with manslaughter, which could draw a life sentence.
There are circumstances where an offense can be charged as a federal felony:
These prosecutions are brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Federal prosecutors are highly trained and motivated professionals who have enormous resources at their disposal. We have a seasoned criminal defense team with extensive knowledge of federal law and procedure to help you achieve the best possible outcome
Butler & Flynn, PLLC represents Oklahomans who’ve been accused of felony crimes under state or federal law. For a free consultation, call 405-416-2711 or contact us online. We are located in Oklahoma City at 13825 Quail Pointe Drive, just off the Kilpatrick Turnpike.