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7 Things You Need to Know in the Early Stages

What You Need To Know In The Early Stages Of Your Involvement In The Criminal Court System.

A 7-Part Video Series to help guide you through the criminal justice system in Oklahoma.

These videos are specifically made for people facing charges in Oklahoma County (Oklahoma City and Edmond), Canadian County (El Reno, Yukon, and Mustang), and Cleveland County (Norman and Moore).

VIDEO 1

What to do if you have a Criminal Case Warrant in Oklahoma

(Early Stages of Criminal Court, Video Series)

What to Do If You Have a Criminal Case Warrant in Oklahoma

 

*If you prefer to read, instead of watch the video above, here are the highlights:

If you have an active warrant - you need to act fast!  By trying to take care of the warrant asap, you can make a bad situation at least a little bit better.

There are multiple ways that you could find out that you have an active warrant for your arrest, which include: via the Internet, from a friend or relative, your local news, a police officer, you may receive a letter from an attorney, and you can even conduct a name search on the Oklahoma State Court Network website (oscn.net).

Not all warrants will appear on oscn, but this is one place to check.

If you have an active warrant, you have three options to resolve the situation.

The first is to seek the help of a bondsman. For a fee (typically 10% of the amount your bail is set at), a bondsman can guide you through the process of a “walk through,” which enables you to choose (within a reasonable amount of time) when you report to authorities. At that point, the bondsman will post your bond. 

Secondly, if you have the funds, you can post a cash bond, which means you pay the full amount of your bail (instead of paying 10% to a bondsman).

Finally, if you have hired an attorney, your attorney can attempt to get your bond reduced. And they may even be able to get you released on your own recognizance. This means you won’t have to pay money to secure your bond, instead, you are released based upon your promise to appear in court at all scheduled court appearances. 

If you have questions, or need help with an active warrant, contact us today at 405-593-8444.

Information courtesy of Defense Attorney Marcy Fassio at Fassio Law.

VIDEO 2

What is Going to Happen at My Arraignment?

(Early Stages of Criminal Court, Video Series)

VIDEO 3

Should I Talk to the Police if I have Been Arrested?

(Early Stages of Criminal Court, Video Series)

VIDEO 4

Tips to Find the Best Attorney for Your Criminal Case

(Early Stages of Criminal Court, Video Series)

VIDEO 5

How Much Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost?

(Early Stages of Criminal Court, Video Series)

VIDEO 6

What is Going to Happen When I Go to Court for My Criminal Case?

(Early Stages of Criminal Court, Video Series)

VIDEO 7

What You Need to Know FAST After a DUI Arrest in Oklahoma

(Early Stages of Criminal Court, Video Series)