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OVERVIEW OF Criminal Law

The Ritchie Law Firm is actively engaged in Criminal Defense work in Oklahoma.  The primary geographical areas for the firm's Criminal Practice includes, but is not limited to,  Mayes County, Tulsa County, Muskogee County, Delaware County, Rogers County, Creek County and Cherokee County.  The Firm brings a background to this practice area which includes members of the firm that have served in the past as municipal judge, municipal prosecutor and private criminal defense attorney.

A person charged with a crime faces a very serious challenge.  Most misdemeanors and felonies carry the real possibility that a person could serve jail time.  It is important that the person being investigated or being charged with a crime obtain counsel so they can be aware of their rights and not accidentally waive their rights.  Criminal defense attorneys can assist people with regards to pre-arrest questioning, arraignments and other court appearances.  Criminal laws are extremely complex and it is imperative that person charged with a crime obtains the services of a criminal defense lawyer that can advise them of their rights.

In all criminal cases, the law enforcement authority conducting the investigation has specific constitutionally derived rules which they must abide by.  In the event that the law enforcement authority does not operate within the confines of these rules, the Court may order specific evidence obtained to be suppressed.  It is important to retain a criminal defense attorney that is knowledgeable about the rules surrounding investigations, interrogations, lineups, etc. to ensure that your rights, or the rights of someone you care about, are protected.  This may help in negotiating a plea deal or in securing an acquittal at a trial.

Many people do not understand how seemingly small decisions can make major differences in their lives.  Those convicted of criminal activity may face difficulties in obtaining future employment, being successful in custody battles, owning firearms and voting among other restrictions.

Nothing in this website should be used as an evaluation of the charges against you or a loved one.  In all cases, explain the facts of your case to a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney for advice with your particular matter.

At the Ritchie Law Firm in Pryor, OK we represent clients throughout Oklahoma, including Pryor, Claremore, Wagoner, Vinita, Jay, Muskogee, Tulsa, Nowata, and Sapulpa. 
Through the following counties: Mayes County, Rogers County, Tulsa County, Craig County, Wagoner County,
Muskogee County, Nowata County, Delaware County, Osage County, and Creek County.