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Being arrested can throw your life off balance. If you are convicted, consequences such as fines and incarceration can be devastating, and the long-term limitations on education and job prospects are often even more critical concerns.

Regardless of what you are told by police or prosecutors, you have options. There is no reason to lose hope. Nichols Dixon has helped hundreds of people throughout Seminole and Cleveland counties fight misdemeanor and felony charges of all kinds. Our Norman criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to reaching positive outcomes in even the most challenging cases.

Call (405) 294-1511 today to schedule a consultation with criminal attorneys near you.

Former Prosecutors Now Fighting on Your Side

Our team of criminal lawyers features former Cleveland County, McClain County and Garvin County assistant district attorneys who now fight to defend people accused of crimes. This means we have firsthand knowledge of how criminal cases are prosecuted and the legal options available for avoiding the harshest consequences. We recognize the prosecutors' burden of proof and take care to hold them to it, using defense strategies to effectively attack the case against you from every angle.

When our Norman criminal defense attorneys take your case, our first steps include thoroughly investigating and analyzing the charges and the evidence against you and reviewing viable defense strategies. Remember that you are presumed innocent. You need a proven criminal lawyer who will take the time to understand your concerns and goals and pursue options that may include working out a reasonable plea bargain and deferred sentence or striving for an acquittal or dismissal at trial.

No matter what you've been accused of, whether you have been arrested or are under investigation, consulting a criminal attorney should be your first priority. You need an advocate with experience to guide you through the legal system and protect your rights.

Defense Against All Misdemeanor & Felony Charges

We provide resourceful, innovative criminal defense against all misdemeanor and felony charges facing adults, college students, and juveniles.

Call us if you have been charged with:

  • Drug offenses, from misdemeanor possession of marijuana to felony drug sale, delivery, cultivation, manufacture, and trafficking charges in state or federal court — which can carry penalties up to life in prison or other crippling consequences such as asset forfeiture
  • Drunk driving charges, from basic first offenses to felony charges due to prior offenses, high blood alcohol content, involvement in a car accident, or other special circumstances
  • Assault and battery and related charges like assault with a deadly weapon
  • Domestic violence and related crimes like stalking and harassment, as well as defense and guidance in handling orders of protection
  • Theft crimes ranging from shoplifting charged as petit larceny to grand theft, burglary, robbery, and other property crimes
  • Weapons offenses, including felon in possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm, and charges involving use of a firearm in the commission of another crime
  • White collar charges such as embezzlement from an employer and fraud charges of all kinds, which often involve substantial criminal investigations and complex evidence
  • Traffic offenses such as driving with a suspended license that put people's freedom and their standard or commercial driver's licenses (CDL) on the line
  • Public intoxication and other alcohol-related offenses

Post-Conviction Relief

Our lawyers handle all post-conviction matters and can defend you against allegations of probation violation. We also assist people in finding opportunities to clean past criminal charges or convictions from their records through expungements or pardons.

Understanding the Legal Process: What to Expect

If you are facing criminal charges, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the legal process and what to expect. At Nichols Dixon PLLC, our experienced criminal defense attorneys are here to guide you through every step of your case.

Here is a breakdown of the typical criminal defense process:

  1. Arrest: Upon arrest, you may be taken into custody by law enforcement officers or receive a summons to appear in court. It's vital that you get a lawyer at this stage.
  2. Arraignment: During the arraignment, you will be formally charged with the crime and asked to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.
  3. Investigation and Discovery: Your attorney will thoroughly investigate the evidence against you, including police reports, witness statements, and any other relevant information. This is also the stage where plea negotiations may occur.
  4. Pretrial Motions: Your attorney may file pretrial motions to challenge the admissibility of evidence or request a dismissal of the charges based on legal grounds.
  5. Trial: If your case proceeds to trial, your attorney will present your defense and challenge the prosecution's case. The outcome will be determined by a judge or jury.
  6. Sentencing: If you are found guilty or plead guilty, the court will determine your sentence, which may include fines, probation, community service, or incarceration.
  7. Appeals: If you believe there were errors or constitutional violations during your trial, your attorney can help you file an appeal to have the decision reviewed by a higher court.

Throughout the entire process, our Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys will provide you with personalized guidance, protect your rights, and fight tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Fighting to Minimize the Long-Term Consequences of Criminal Conviction

Criminal charges can impact your life, your job, and your family for many years to come. Juveniles and college students may lose valuable educational and career opportunities, changing the course of their lives forever. Our goal is to minimize the negative impact of a criminal charge or eliminate it entirely.

Our criminal defense attorneys in Norman can provide a consultation focused on ensuring that you understand potential consequences. We will also explore all your legal options for minimizing or avoiding life-changing penalties.

Exploring Your Defense Options

When facing criminal charges, it is crucial to understand that you have options for your defense. At Nichols Dixon PLLC, our criminal defense firm in Norman works closely with you to explore all possible defense strategies and develop a strong case on your behalf.

Some common defense options that we may consider include:

  • Challenging the evidence against you
  • Questioning the legality of the arrest or search
  • Presenting an alibi or establishing reasonable doubt
  • Negotiating for reduced charges or alternative sentencing
  • Seeking diversion programs or rehabilitation instead of incarceration

Given that every case is unique, we tailor our defense strategy to your specific circumstances. Our goal is to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Get clear, practical counsel and a strong defense. Call (405) 294-1511 or contact a criminal attorney online today. Let Nichols Dixon defend your future.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the burden of proof for prosecutors in Norman?

The burden of proof for prosecutors in Norman is the same as it is anywhere else in Oklahoma. In a criminal case, the prosecution must prove that a crime occurred beyond a reasonable doubt. Our Norman criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to holding prosecutors to this burden of proof by using defense strategies to effectively attack the case against you from every angle.

Do I need an attorney if I am under investigation but not yet charged with anything?

Yes! You need an advocate with experience who can guide you through the legal system regardless if you have been arrested or are under investigation. Consulting a qualified attorney should be your first priority when facing any kind of charge as they will work hard to protect your rights.


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