ARRESTED? CALL PALMER

If you have to ask, “Do I need a lawyer?” You already know the answer. Fortunately, you know a lawyer. Call Palmer Law. Getting arrested is scary and serious, but it does not have to permanently ruin your life. The two words “not guilty” are invaluable. But one word is even better. “Dismissed.”

If you or a loved one has been arrested for any crime in the Ada, Oklahoma area, obtaining legal representation from an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney offers your best chance of beating the charges you face, or at least reducing your sentence as much as possible. The Palmer Law Team can provide the comprehensive and reliable defense counsel you need when you face fines, jail time, and other legal penalties.

Hire a Lawyer With Trial Experience in Murder One and all Lesser Charges:

  • Violent crimes—assault, rape, homicide
  • Major felonies—theft, robbery, gun crimes
  • Domestic abuse—spousal, children, elders
  • Drug charges—possession, manufacturing, trafficking
  • DUI—alcohol, drugs, prescriptions
  • Misdemeanors—do not let a small case become a BIG problem.
  • Pre-arrest—stop the case before it starts.
  • Appeals—parole, post-conviction
  • Expungement—keep your record clean.

If you face any criminal matter in the Ada, OK, area, you can rely on Palmer Law to guide you through the situation with confidence.

We are Ready to Help You

  • Dismiss the Charges if You are Wrongly Accused.
  • Keep You Free and Out of Prison.
  • Make the Best Plea Bargain if You need Probation.

Here is what our valued clients have to say:

Why Do I Need a Defense Attorney?

Most people are aware that they have the right to defense counsel free of charge from a public defender when charged with a crime. Public defenders are hardworking and dedicated attorneys, but they usually handle multiple cases at once and simply cannot provide much time and individual attention to each case they represent. Simply put, even the best public defenders cannot offer the same level of representation as a private Ada, OK, criminal defense attorney.

How Will Palmer Law Handle My Defense?

When you call the team at Palmer Law and secure legal counsel from an experienced Ada, OK, criminal defense lawyer, you invest in the area’s highest level of defense representation. Your attorney will move quickly to evaluate the conditions of your arrest, the evidence in play, and the circumstances of your time in police custody. As your team of defense lawyers, Palmer Law will first look for any justification to have your case dropped. If the police failed to read you your Miranda rights, did not properly establish probable cause, or otherwise failed to uphold the laws of due process, you can expect your legal team to investigate these issues to the fullest extent.

Your Ada, OK, criminal defense attorney team will provide guidance through your pretrial court appearances, including your arraignment, where a judge will formally read the charges against you, explain potential sentencing, and ask you to submit a plea. In some cases, it may be necessary to engage in plea bargaining with the prosecution to avoid the worst possible penalties. The Palmer Law team will help you capitalize on any justification for having your case dismissed on procedural grounds if at all possible.

If your case proceeds to trial, your legal counsel will help you craft the most robust possible legal defense against the charges you face. This may boil down to gathering exculpatory evidence, establishing your alibi, obtaining eyewitness testimony, or challenging the validity and admissibility of the prosecution’s evidence.

Know and Understand Your Rights

Every American citizen has certain constitutional rights they must know and understand whenever they are charged with a crime. If the police violate your constitutional rights, this can sometimes be enough to have a criminal case dismissed. The first step in defending yourself against criminal charges in Oklahoma is taking full advantage of your rights, starting at your arrest.

When Oklahoma law enforcement officers conduct an arrest, they must read the suspect their Miranda rights, reminding them of their right to remain silent and their right to legal counsel. When the police remind you of your right to remain silent, they will add: “Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” This is important to remember, as many people assume that staying silent is a tacit admission of guilt. The reality is quite the opposite. You may feel compelled to protest your arrest and tell your side of the story, but the arrest is not the time or the place to do this. The arresting officers will write up a report of the arrest, and if you say anything, you can expect them to record it in the most damning context possible.

Ultimately, it is best not to say anything upon arrest until you have legal counsel by your side. The police must provide you the opportunity to make a phone call after arrest. Use this opportunity to call Palmer Law and secure legal counsel for your case as early as possible, ideally before posting any bail bond. Your defense attorney can potentially secure a bail bond reduction and lower the cost of getting you out of jail. Do not talk about the details of your case on the phone with anyone while in police custody; you should assume that every call you make is recorded and will be used against you.

What to Expect When You Call Palmer Law

The Palmer Law Team will work quickly to get you out of jail as soon as possible after your arrest, ideally having you released of your own recognizance. The next phase of your criminal case will be an arraignment or a formal pretrial reading of your charges. In many cases, Palmer Law can have a client’s case dropped before this occurs, but if you must endure the arraignment process, you can expect reliable legal counsel on your side. If the judge requires you to post bail, Palmer Law will help you secure a bail bond at the lowest possible cost.
The next phase of the criminal prosecution process in Oklahoma is a jury call docket, another pretrial hearing that provides you and your attorney the opportunity to meet with the judge and the prosecutor to announce whether you want to proceed with a trial or begin the plea bargaining process. In some cases, the prosecution will be willing to reduce sentencing in exchange for a guilty plea and the expediency in court proceedings the plea will provide. However, a guilty plea will mean a criminal record of some degree for the accused, and this course of action may not be in your best interests.
You can expect Palmer Law to carefully investigate all facets of your case to determine the best approach to this phase of the criminal process. If a trial would be in your best interests, your attorney will help you prepare for the jury trial and understand its details. Oklahoma prosecutors have the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If your case proceeds to trial, they will need a unanimous decision of guilt from the jury. If your case progresses to this stage, you can expect Palmer Law to challenge every piece of evidence the prosecution presents, to aggressively cross-examine every one of the prosecution’s witnesses, and ultimately help you defeat the charges against you.
Why Do I Need a Defense Attorney?

Most people are aware that they have the right to defense counsel free of charge from a public defender when charged with a crime. Public defenders are hardworking and dedicated attorneys, but they usually handle multiple cases at once and simply cannot provide much time and individual attention to each case they represent. Simply put, even the best public defenders cannot offer the same level of representation as a private Ada, OK, criminal defense attorney.

How Will Palmer Law Handle My Defense?

When you call the team at Palmer Law and secure legal counsel from an experienced Ada, OK, criminal defense lawyer, you invest in the area’s highest level of defense representation. Your attorney will move quickly to evaluate the conditions of your arrest, the evidence in play, and the circumstances of your time in police custody. As your team of defense lawyers, Palmer Law will first look for any justification to have your case dropped. If the police failed to read you your Miranda rights, did not properly establish probable cause, or otherwise failed to uphold the laws of due process, you can expect your legal team to investigate these issues to the fullest extent.

Your Ada, OK, criminal defense attorney team will provide guidance through your pretrial court appearances, including your arraignment, where a judge will formally read the charges against you, explain potential sentencing, and ask you to submit a plea. In some cases, it may be necessary to engage in plea bargaining with the prosecution to avoid the worst possible penalties. The Palmer Law team will help you capitalize on any justification for having your case dismissed on procedural grounds if at all possible.

If your case proceeds to trial, your legal counsel will help you craft the most robust possible legal defense against the charges you face. This may boil down to gathering exculpatory evidence, establishing your alibi, obtaining eyewitness testimony, or challenging the validity and admissibility of the prosecution’s evidence.

Know and Understand Your Rights

Every American citizen has certain constitutional rights they must know and understand whenever they are charged with a crime. If the police violate your constitutional rights, this can sometimes be enough to have a criminal case dismissed. The first step in defending yourself against criminal charges in Oklahoma is taking full advantage of your rights, starting at your arrest.

When Oklahoma law enforcement officers conduct an arrest, they must read the suspect their Miranda rights, reminding them of their right to remain silent and their right to legal counsel. When the police remind you of your right to remain silent, they will add: “Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” This is important to remember, as many people assume that staying silent is a tacit admission of guilt. The reality is quite the opposite. You may feel compelled to protest your arrest and tell your side of the story, but the arrest is not the time or the place to do this. The arresting officers will write up a report of the arrest, and if you say anything, you can expect them to record it in the most damning context possible.

Ultimately, it is best not to say anything upon arrest until you have legal counsel by your side. The police must provide you the opportunity to make a phone call after arrest. Use this opportunity to call Palmer Law and secure legal counsel for your case as early as possible, ideally before posting any bail bond. Your defense attorney can potentially secure a bail bond reduction and lower the cost of getting you out of jail. Do not talk about the details of your case on the phone with anyone while in police custody; you should assume that every call you make is recorded and will be used against you.

What to Expect When You Call Palmer Law

The Palmer Law Team will work quickly to get you out of jail as soon as possible after your arrest, ideally having you released of your own recognizance. The next phase of your criminal case will be an arraignment or a formal pretrial reading of your charges. In many cases, Palmer Law can have a client’s case dropped before this occurs, but if you must endure the arraignment process, you can expect reliable legal counsel on your side. If the judge requires you to post bail, Palmer Law will help you secure a bail bond at the lowest possible cost.

The next phase of the criminal prosecution process in Oklahoma is a jury call docket, another pretrial hearing that provides you and your attorney the opportunity to meet with the judge and the prosecutor to announce whether you want to proceed with a trial or begin the plea bargaining process. In some cases, the prosecution will be willing to reduce sentencing in exchange for a guilty plea and the expediency in court proceedings the plea will provide. However, a guilty plea will mean a criminal record of some degree for the accused, and this course of action may not be in your best interests.

You can expect Palmer Law to carefully investigate all facets of your case to determine the best approach to this phase of the criminal process. If a trial would be in your best interests, your attorney will help you prepare for the jury trial and understand its details. Oklahoma prosecutors have the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If your case proceeds to trial, they will need a unanimous decision of guilt from the jury. If your case progresses to this stage, you can expect Palmer Law to challenge every piece of evidence the prosecution presents, to aggressively cross-examine every one of the prosecution’s witnesses, and ultimately help you defeat the charges against you.

Call Palmer Law Today

When you or a loved one is accused of a crime in Ada, OK, it’s vital to find legal counsel as soon as possible to begin working on your defense. The experienced team at Palmer Law can provide the defense counsel you need during this challenging time and help you approach the situation with greater confidence. Do not hesitate to call Palmer Law immediately after your arrest or if you need legal counsel on behalf of a loved one. Contact us today to learn more about how our firm can assist you.