I have been charged in McIntosh Co, Ok with four felony counts & one misdemeanor count of uttering a forged instrument for a total of over $5,000 & have a warrant out for my arrest for allegedly changing the check #'s on payroll checks from my employer & resubmitting them for deposit to my bank & the bank accepted them. I would like to know if I'm facing prison time or if a good attorney could get me probation & how much my bond will be when I get arrested? I have no prior felonies & have only been arrested once for a misdemeanor contributing to the delinquincy of a minor for driving my teenage daughter to a high school fight. What are my chances?
A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments with judges appointing a private practice attorney or firm for each case. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_defense_lawyer
If you're facing criminal charges (You were detained and imprisoned by the police), You have the right to remain silent. You should remember, that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court. You have - just like anyone else - the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an criminal defense attorney, you may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer.
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