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Charges relating to drive by shootings carry serious penalties

By April 2, 2015April 26th, 2024No Comments

In order to combat gang activity in the Oklahoma City Metro, a police task force was created, and special prosecutors spend the majority of their time searching for, addressing and prosecuting gang activity. Drive by shootings are considered to be part of the gang lifestyle and, therefore, fall under their purview. It is not only the alleged shooter that could face charges, but also anyone who may be in the vehicle from which the shot was fired.

The penalties associated with charges relating to these shootings can be severe. Therefore, it is important to obtain counsel to represent your interests as quickly as possible regardless of whether you are suspected of being the shooter. Due to the violent nature of drive by shootings, prosecutors often prefer to take the cases to trial instead of negotiating plea bargains.

Prosecutors must prove your guilt to the court beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, it is your attorney’s job to find the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, prove your alibi and discredit witnesses. All of these strategies could raise reasonable doubt before Oklahoma court. Of course, it is not possible to guarantee that you will be acquitted. Nevertheless, you have every right to the benefit of the rights guaranteed to you, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that happens.

If you are accused of a violent crime, it can affect every aspect of your life. Dealing with the charges aggressively could help reduce this impact even when it not possible to eliminate the impact. Our website can provide you with additional information about the criminal court process.