Understanding Oklahoma Criminal Law


Criminal defense is a diverse and complex area of the law.  Under Oklahoma criminal law, a crime is defined as wrongful conduct that is punishable by imprisonment, a fine, or other penalty.  Felonies are the more serious crimes, generally those involving physical force or violent offenses (such as homicide, manslaughter, shooting with intent to kill, rape, kidnapping, robbery, etc.), the sale of illegal drugs (drug distribution, manufacturing, trafficking), or other serious crime such as fraud, embezzlement, and larceny.  An Oklahoma felony may be punished by more than a year of imprisonment or even death.


Misdemeanors are less serious offenses that are punishable by a fine, penalty, forfeiture, or imprisonment for a year or less.  Misdemeanors may include trespassing, minor thefts, or first-time marijuana possession.  The Henson Law Firm, PLLC knows Oklahoma criminal law and has provided professional and diligent criminal defense to people accused of crimes in Tulsa, and all over the state of Oklahoma.  As an Oklahoma criminal attorney, Rob Henson has defended the rights and fought for the liberty of clients in a variety of Oklahoma felony and misdemeanor cases, ranging from complex white-collar crimes to violent crimes.  The Henson Law Firm has defended clients charged with capital murder (death penalty), embezzlement, fraud, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, bank burglary, first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, domestic violence, kidnapping, first-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, first-degree robbery, robbery with a dangerous weapon, fugitive from justice, protective order defense, sex crimes including first degree rape, second degree rape, forcible sodomy, lewd molestation, possession of child pornography, and sex abuse of a minor child, drug crimes such as aggravated trafficking, trafficking, manufacturing, endeavoring to manufacture, and (possession with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetmine, possession of marijuana, DUI, and DWI, as well as more simple Oklahoma criminal defense matters involving property crimes, bogus checks, criminal record expungement (also called expunction in other states), possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting and petty theft.


If you or someone you love has been charged with an Oklahoma felony or misdemeanor, please contact the Oklahoma criminal lawyers at the Henson Law Firm for professional and confidential advice and counsel regarding your criminal case.  Select any of the topics below to learn more about Oklahoma criminal law:

Oklahoma Arrest

Criminal Law Encyclopedia

Consequences of a Felony Conviction

Have a question about Oklahoma criminal law?  Contact an Oklahoma criminal attorney today!