Price & Sears, P.C. is proud to defend clients charged with crimes. We recognize that there is a high probability that criminal defendants will be overcharged or over-penalized in this criminal justice system and that if we are not doing our jobs to the best or our abilities, we are only part of the problem. We have been highly effective in plea bargains, in motions to dismiss and in trials by jury and judges. Our clients have very often been acquitted at trial including on murder, child abuse or other charges involving potential life sentences.
We have represented thousands of criminal defendants with dignity, respect and success. We have pushed to avoid exposing our client’s to unnecessary risks, helping them to make the best decisions about their case.
Jeff Price has been handling criminal cases in excess of 20 years. Noah Sears has been in the business since 2007. It is likely your charge is similar to those Mr. Price and Mr. Sears have defended before. Common charges we see are:
- DUI or APC
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
- DRUG POSSESSION OR DISTRIBUTION, including TRAFFICKING in Controlled Drugs
- HOMICIDE CASES, including the degrees of MURDER and MANSLAUGHTER
- SEX CRIMES
- CRIMES INVOLVING CHILDREN
- PROPERTY CRIMES, including the degrees of BURGLARY
- COMPUTER CRIMES
- ALL MISEMEANORS ALL FELONIES and ALL JUVENILE CASES
Everyone is at risk of being damaged by the criminal justice system! For one thing, it does not necessarily take a seriously bad act or person to be classified as “criminal.” For another, the system is stacked in favor of the prosecution. Without a strong criminal defense bar, a community will be ravaged up by its criminal justice system. Almost unbelievably, the United States leads the world in rate of incarceration, and, here in Oklahoma, we now have the dubious distinction of having the highest per capita incarceration rate of any state in the USA! This is a shocking and sad statistic, right?
Prosecutors and law enforcement workers suggest that we have the highest incarceration rates because we have more criminals, perhaps due to a poorly educated population. They will even sometimes make the tongue-in-cheek suggestion that our incarceration rate is higher because our law enforcement officers probably are better and thereby discover a higher percentage of the crimes being committed than agencies in other states. These are not the causes. How we got to this point was:
a) having legislators who made a living picking on the underclass by beefing up criminal sentences,
b) having too many senselessly mean-spirted prosecutors who were not appropriately detached from the law enforcement agencies involved,
c) having ineffective criminal defense attorneys and
d) having, in some places, including on the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, judges who are generally against defendants due to years of previous experience as prosecutors.