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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about a criminal charge or the criminal court system, we might just have an answer for you right here!

Also, check out the Resources tab in the menu bar above for more helpful information, including our 7-Part Video Series on What You Need to Know in the Early Stages of Your Involvement in the Criminal Court System (Click HERE to access that information now).

 

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4 Ways that a Criminal Case Can be Resolved in Oklahoma

  • How long will my case take?
    • The length of a case, from the initial phone call through the resolution of the case by plea or jury verdict, depends on several variables, so it is not possible to say exactly how long a case may take. Call us today to see if we can help you establish a better timeline based upon the facts of your case.
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  • If I get offered a plea bargain, should I take it?
    • Any offer or plea bargain should be evaluated carefully with the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, to ensure that your rights have been protected and that you understand the short-term and long-term consequences of the plea. At Fassio Law we will take every step necessary to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
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  • Do all cases go to trial?
    •  Many times, for a variety of reasons, including the uncertainty of a jury trial verdict, trial can be avoided through an amicable plea. At Fassio Law, we prepare for every case thoroughly, and depending on the clients' wishes, we put all of our efforts into ensuring the best possible outcome for you.

Am I Going to Jail???

The 3 Primary Factors that Affect Whether the Prosecutor will Seek Jail Time in Your Case

  • I did not get read my Miranda rights when I was arrested, can I get the case dismissed?
    • Many people believe that if they are arrested and not "read their rights," they can escape punishment. This is simply not true. But if the police fail to read a suspect his or her Miranda rights, the prosecutor may not be able to use any incriminating statements that the suspect made as evidence against the suspect at trial.
    • If a person is in custody, the police must read the Miranda rights if they want to ask questions and use the answers as evidence at trial. If someone is not in police custody, however, no Miranda warning is required and anything the person says can be used at trial. The Miranda rule is complex. If you've been arrested or charged with a crime, you can call Fassio Law to receive an explanation based on your case.

How Does Bail Get Set in Oklahoma? 

How Much Will it Cost to Post Bond?

  • Do you offer a consultation?
    • At Fassio Law, we spend all of our time working to ensure our clients get the best possible outcome. Due to this time commitment, we offer paid consultations in half-hour or full-hour increments. Call our firm today to set up an appointment to speak with an attorney and see how we can help you.

 

  • Who will work on my case?
    • At Fassio Law, we take a team approach in every aspect of our business. You, as the client, will be a part of that team, as we work towards your end goal.  We are fortunate to have a hard-working staff of individuals to assist the attorney in achieving the best results for you.  Your case will never be handled by just one person.  Instead, the collaboration between support staff and attorney, in each individual case we handle, ensures that you are represented as thoroughly and completely as your needs require.

 

  • Are attorney results guaranteed?
    • Every case involves a number of different factors or variables and, although they may be influenced and partially controlled by attorneys, they are not completely controlled by them. Results, therefore, cannot be guaranteed, as they also depend on the nature of the case and the factors surrounding it. These may include, the strength of the evidence obtained by the police, which prosecutor and judge is assigned to a particular case, the history and tendencies of the jurors, the conduct of the client and witnesses, etc.
    • At Fassio Law, we do guarantee to work hard and diligently on your case to protect your rights and freedoms. We back this statement with our 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! If you, as our client, are not satisfied with the legal work put into your case during the 30-day period, you will receive a full refund on the amount paid to us. We are confident in our work and take pride in our representation of our clients' best interests!

 

  • How will I be kept informed about my case?
    • As soon as we start handling your case, you will be provided with contact information to reach our firm through various methods; such as phone, e-mail, and even text messages. Our team is dedicated to replying promptly.

How Much Time Does the Prosecutor Have to File Charges Against a Person?

  • If I plan on pleading guilty, do I still need to hire an attorney?
    • The advice of a lawyer is critical to making a proper decision about the disposition of a criminal case, even if you intend to plead guilty. Your attorney can discuss other options with you to ensure your best interest is being considered.
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  • How much does hiring an attorney cost?
    • The cost generally varies, and it depends upon the experience, and in most cases the quality, of the attorney and the nature of the case. Generally, the legal fees for attorneys with greater experience and qualifications will be larger than those for less experienced attorneys. In addition, the legal fees for representation in connection with a serious charge will be larger than those for a minor criminal offense. At Fassio Law, we will review the initial documentation or information about the criminal charges in order to determine what the appropriate legal fee should be. We commit ourselves to be fair and genuine with our prices. To get a rough estimate, you can use our fee calculator.

What Types of Criminal Charges are Considered "Violent" in Oklahoma?

  • What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
    • In Oklahoma, where the felony-misdemeanor distinction is still widely applied, a “felony” is defined as a crime which is punishable by death or imprisonment in the state penitentiary.
    • A general rule-of-thumb is that misdemeanors are generally crimes which are punishable by one year or less in county jail. As with most things in the legal system, there are some exceptions, if you have a question about the status of your case, please feel free to give us a call and see how we can help you today.

How Can I Find Out What is Going On With My Criminal Case in Oklahoma?

  • Can criminal charges be sealed, erased, or expunged in Oklahoma?
    • Yes! There are a few different procedures in which a defendant can petition the court in which he was convicted to seal his record, which will prevent the general public, including potential employers, from gaining access to the criminal record. If you are looking to get your record sealed, erased, or expunged, contact us today to discuss your options.

Can I Have My Criminal Record Sealed or Erased? Am I Eligible for an Expungement?

Click HERE to check out our Expungement page for more info.