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I am very sorry to hear about your son's unfortunate situation.
Do you know it any of the charges are felonies?
Well this is a very serious situation.
When was your son arrested?
Has he been in jail since then and what is the amount of the bond?
Does your son have any prior criminal history?
Does you son have any prior criminal history?
Was he also charged with possession of CDS with intent to distribute or just felony possession?
Well, Oklahoma has some of the nation's toughest laws when it comes to drugs.
Unfortunately, if convicted your son would fact a minimum of 2 years in prison and a maximum of 10 years in prison.
The only think that you could do at this point to help him, is to bond him our and to hire a private experienced local criminal defense attorney to fight for your son's freedom in this criminal case.
I am sorry to give you this bad news, but the law is actually very clear on penalties for this specific felony drug offense.
Well, jail is generally not the best place to be in.
Also, it would be easier for your son's local criminal defense attorney to consult with your son, if your son is out of jail.
Does it make sense?
It is possible, but it would be up to the local criminal defense attorney to negotiate a plea deal which might allow your son to plead to a reduced charge and hopefully to avoid prison time.
However, the fact that your son has prior conviction would make the job harder.
Public Defenders are good lawyers, but unfortunately they are severely overworked and underpaid.
And your son's situation would require a lot of work and attention.
Does this make sense?
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