Violent Crimes in Tulsa, Oklahoma
According to the Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Department, there has been a slight rise in violent crimes reported over the last 6 years, although the violent crime rate has remained fairly steady throughout that time.
Crime rates and statistics are important to the media when reporting on recent or current crimes. Reporters often use statistics to stereotype suspects, which can have a significantly negative effect on your case and how you are treated. At the Law Offices of Jeff Martin & Associates, we don't see you as just another number or part of a statistic. We see you as a person who deserves fierce, unbiased criminal defense. No matter who you are or what you've been accused of, we will fight ferociously to protect your rights and freedom.
If you have committed a violent crime, or have been accused of committing one, it is important you seek representation early so you can protect your rights, your best interests, and your name. Whether you acted with strategic intent or in the heat of the moment, you deserve to be treated fairly by law enforcement and the justice system.
Oklahoma Criminal Statute of Limitations
In law, the term “statute of limitations” refers to time limits. In criminal cases, statutes of limitations refer to the time limits set on how long the state has to charge you with a crime. If you are being charged for a crime that was discovered outside the statute of limitations, you can have the case fully dismissed. Oklahoma criminal statutes of limitations include:
- State Income Tax Violations — 5 years after discovery
- Sex Crimes — varies from case to case with a minimum of 12 years after discovery
- Criminal Fraud — 3 years after discovery
- Bad Check — 5 years after discovery
- Arson — 7 years
- Felonies or Attempted Felonies Involving a Deadly Weapon — 7 years
The above list is not complete, but is designed to give you an idea of your rights and the limitations of law enforcement and the state to bring charges against you.
Tulsa Criminal Defense Attorneys for You
At the Law Offices of Jeff Martin & Associates, you will get attorneys who are serious about your case and have the fierce litigation skills necessary to fight hard for your success. Don’t leave your case to legal counsel that only does the job. Leave your case with our heavy-hitting team that will work tirelessly to make sure everything is done in pursuit of the most favorable outcome.
Don’t put off getting the defense your need. Call us today for a free consultation!